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William Byrd Anniversary

4 July 2017: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Stondon Massey

Inviolata
Adrian Willaert (1490-1562)
Sancte Paule Apostole
Adrian Willaert
Missa Ave Domine Jesu Christe
Kyrie and Gloria
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Descendi in hortum meum
Cipriano de Rore (1516-1565)
In spiritu humilitatis
Giovanni Croce (1557-1609)
Jubilate Deo
Giovanni Gabrieli (c1557-1612)
Missa Ave Domine Jesu Christe
Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Claudio Monteverdi
Interval
Tribue Domine
William Byrd (c1540-1623)
O Mirtillo
Claudio Monteverdi
Ohime, se tanto amate
Claudio Monteverdi
Zephirus brings the time
Alfonso Ferrabosco (1543-1588)
The wine that I so dearly got
Alfonso Ferrabosco
Susann' un jour
Cipriano de Rore
Now is the gentle season
Thomas Morley (1557-1602)
The Silver Swan
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Although the heathen poets
William Byrd

 

Queen of Heaven 

11 March 2017: Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore

Ave Maria
Jacob Arcadelt
Ave Maria
William Byrd
Ave Maria
Igor Stravinsky
Assumpta est Maria
William Byrd
Assumpta est Maria
Carlo Gesualdo - Stravinsky
Gaude, Gaude
John Sheppard
Hymn to the Virgin
Benjamin Britten
Two Hymns to the Mother of God
John Tavener
Interval 
Nesciens Mater
Jean Mouton
 
Ave Virgo Sanctissima
Francisco Guerrero
Ave Maria
Gustav Holst
Salve Regina
Tomas Luis de Victoria
Salve Regina
Herbert Howells
Mother of God, here I stand
John Tavener
Today the Virgin
John Tavener

Christmas at Blackmore

20 December 2016: Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore

Noel
Antoine Busnois
Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht
JS Bach
Lo He come with clouds descending  
O beata infantia
Loyset Pieton
Magnificat (St Paul's Service)
Herbert Howells
In the bleak midwinter
Gustav Holst
Ding Dong! merrily on high
arr. Mack Wilberg
Noël nouvelet
arr. Stephen Jackson
La peregrinación
Ariel Ramírez
Interval 
Shepherds, guarding your flocks
Alan Bullard
No small wonder
Paul Edwards
A little child there is yborn
Malcolm Archer
See amid the winter's snow
Goss arr. Willcocks
The Christ-child
Gabriel Jackson
There's a song in the air!
John Hearne
God rest you merry, gentlemen
arr. Mark Sirett
My Lord has come
Will Todd
O come all ye faithful
arr. Willcocks
Silent night
arr Barry Rose

Feel the Spirit

8 November 2016: Church of St Michael and All Angels, Galleywood

 Feel the Spirit Rutter 
 Interval 
 Requiem  Duruflé

William Byrd Anniversary Concert

5 July 2016: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Stondon Massey

Haec Dies   Byrd
Vox in Rama   Zielinski
Udite, amanti, udite   Pederson
Son morta    Pederson
Lasso, perche mi fuggi    Pederson
     
Priambolo & Recercar Lute Marco Dall'Aquila
In Te Domine Speravi Lute and Soprano Josquin des Prez
In Te Domine Lute Marco Dall'Aquila
Donne, Impresteme  Lute Marco Dall'Aquila
     
O vos omnes   Robert Ramsey
Virga jesse floruit
Jam patet in virgine
  Ludwig Senfl
Dissimulare   de Rore
Ave Verum    Byrd
     
Interval    
     
Regina Celi Letare   Costanzo Festa
Adesto dolori meus, O Deo   De Wert
     
Sorrow, Stay  Lute and Soprano Dowland
"A Fancy" Lute Dowland
     
Vox in Rama SATTB   De Wert
Regina Caeli SSATBB   Manchicourt
     
Cantate Domino   Byrd

 Anglian Highways and Byways

19 March 2016: Ingatestone Hall

Gradualia for the Feast of St Peter and St Paul
William Byrd
     Nunc scio vere  
     Constitues eos principes  
     Hodie Simon Petrus  
     Tu es Petrus  
Five Elizabethan Lyrics
C.Armstrong Gibbs
     2. Fidele  
     3. Matin Song  
     5. A Lover's Song  
Nunc Dimittis
Gustav Hoist
I love my love
Arr. Gustav Hoist
Two Shakespeare settings
Christopher Tinker
     I know a Bank  
     Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?  
Sweet honey-sucking bees
John Wilbye
Interval
Lamentations
Osbert Parsley
A Hymne to Christ
Imogen Hoist
Three English Folk-Songs
Arr. Alan Bullard
     The Brisk Young Widow  
     Willow Song  
     Cob-o'-coalin'  
Gypsy Davy
Arr. Imogen Hoist
Carry her over the water
Benjamin Britten
Draw on, sweet night
John Wilbye

Christmas at Blackmore

22 December 2015: Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore

Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern
Michael Praetorius
O come, O come, Emmanuel
Arr. David Willcocks
Swete was the song the Virgin soong
16th Century, arr.
Thomas Hamond
Mirabile mysterium
Jacob Handl
Coventry Carol
Arr. Martin Shaw
O little town of Bethlehem
Arr. R. Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Child of the stable's secret birth
Thomas Hewitt Jones
Shepherds, guarding your flocks
Alan Bullard
Shepherds' Farewell
Hector Berlioz
Interval
Sir Christèmas
William Mathias
Quelle est cette odeur agréable?
Arr. David Willcocks
I sing of a maiden
Patrick Hadley
While shepherds watched
Arr. Bob Chilcott
My Lord has come
Will Todd
Good King Wenceslas
Arr. Bob Chilcott
A Hymn to the Virgin
Benjamin Britten
Candlelight Carol
John Rutter
Hark, the herald angels sing
Felix Mendelssohn
Arr. David Willcocks
The Three Kings
Peter Cornelius
Arr. Ivor Atkins

Fauré Requiem and Bernstein Chichester Psalms

14 November 2015: Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore

Chichester Psalms
Bernstein
Deh! Placatevi con me
  from Orfeo ed Euridice
    Christoph Willibald Gluck
Litany to the Holy Spirit
Peter Hurford
Interval
Requiem
Gabriel Fauré

Soloists:

Treble: Elliot Harding-Smith
Alto: Oliver El-Holiby
Harp: Gwenllian Llyr
Organ: Michael Frith

William Byrd Anniversary Concert

7 July 2015: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Stondon Massey

Nunc scio vere
Byrd
Constitues eos principes
Byrd
Hodie Simon Petrus
Byrd
Tu es Petrus
Byrd
Mass in A minor
Imogen Holst
Kyrie  
Gloria  
Credo  
Infelix ego
Byrd
Interval
Salvator mundi
Tallis
Blessed are those that be undefiled
Tallis
O sacrum convivium
Tallis
Mass in A minor
Imogen Holst
Sanctus  
Benedictus  
Agnus Dei  
Lay a garland
Pearsall
Though Amaryllis dance in green
Byrd

Mozart and Schubert

7 March 2015: Parish church of St Mary and St Lawrence, Great Waltham

Missa Brevis in B flat, K275    Mozart
Misericordium Domini, K222    Mozart
Laudate Dominum, K339    Mozart
Mass in G, D167    Schubert

Christmas at Blackmore

16 December 2014: Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore

Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen Michael Praetorius
Lo! he comes with clouds descending Arr. David Willcocks
In dulci jubilo Hieronymus Praetorius
Ave Maria Robert Parsons
In the bleak midwinter Gustav Holst
In Terra Pax Gerald Finzi
The holly and the ivy Matthew Owens
I Saw a Maiden Christopher Tinker
   
INTERVAL
   
Scots Nativity Alan Bullard
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree Elizabeth Poston
Away in a manger Arr. Bob Chilcott
See amid the winter's snow Arr. David Willcocks
Bethlehem Down Peter Warlock
A Patre Unigenitus Carl Rütti
Sans Day Carol Arr. John Rutter
A Spotless Rose Herbert Howells
O come, all ye faithful Arr. David Willcocks
Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen Michael Praetorius
arr. Jan Sandström

For the Fallen

11 November 2014: Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore

For the Fallen
Douglas Guest
Into Battle (Flanders, April 1915)
Julian Grenfell
Lux Aeterna
Morten Lauridsen
   Introitus  
   In te Domine, speravi  
   O nata lux  
   Veni, Sancte Spiritus  
   Agnus Dei - Lux Aeterna  
Interval
Requiem
John Rutter
   Requiem aeternam  
   Out of the deep  
   Pie Jesu  
   Sanctus  
   Agnus Dei  
   The Lord is my shepherd  
   Lux aeterna  
For the Fallen
Douglas Guest

War & Peace

1 July 2014: Stondon Massey
8 July 2014: Ingatestone Hall

Let God Arise in majesty
Tallis
Why fum'th in fight  
Quomodo cantabimus
Byrd
Gloria (Missa de la batalla escoutez)
Guerrero
Versa est in luctum
Alonso Lobo
In ieiunio et fletu
Tallis
Civitas sancti
Byrd
O quam Gloriosum
Victoria
O quam Gloriosum
Byrd
Interval
Introit from Missa pro defunctis
Duarte Lobo
La Guerre
Janequin
Sanctus and Agnus Dei (Missa de la batalla escoutez)
Guerrero
Lux aeterna from Missa pro defunctis
Duarte Lobo
Emendemus in Melius
Byrd
This sweet and merry month of May
Byrd

Faire is the Heaven

22 March 2014: Brentwood Cathedral

Zadok the Priest Handel
I was glad Purcell
Hear my Prayer Purcell
The Bell Anthem Purcell
Vox Dicentis Naylor
O pray for the peace Howells
Hear my Prayer Mendelssohn
Interval
Almighty and Everlasting God    Gibbons
O Lord increase my faith Gibbons
Beati Quorum Via Stanford
Faire is the Heaven Harris
I was Glad Parry
The King shall rejoice Handel

Christmas at Blackmore

17 December 2013

In dulci jubilo R.L. Pearsall
O come, O come, Emmanuel arr. David Willcocks
I sing of a maiden Matthew Martin
Glory to the Christ Child Alan Bullard
We three kings of Orient are arr. Paul Eddington Wright
O magnum mysterium Francis Poulenc
Hodie Christus natus est Francis Poulenc
Harp solo  
O holy night Adolphe Adam
While shepherds watched their flocks  from Este's Psalter
Hymne à la Vierge Paul Villette
Ding dong! Merrily on high Mack Wilberg
Candlelight Carol John Rutter
Interval
A Ceremony of Carols Benjamin Britten
God rest you merry, gentlemen arr. David Willcocks
I saw a stable Alan Bullard
Child of the stable's secret birth Thomas Hewitt Jones
In the bleak midwinter Harold Darke
Silent night arr. Bob Chilcott
O little town of Bethlehem arr. Vaughan   Williams
Lo, how a rose e'er blooming arr. David Blackwell

Watercolours

12 November 2013

Hard by a crystal fountain Morley
As torrents in summer Elgar
Like as the hart Howells
Water Night Whitacre
Five Flower Songs Britten
To Daffodils  
The Succession of the Four Sweet Months  
Marsh Flowers  
The Evening Primrose  
Ballad of Green Broom  
My River Runs to Thee Hawley
Memento Mori Tinker
To be sung of a summer night on the water Delius
Flora gave me fairest flowers Wilbye

INTERVAL

 
Choruses from The Creation Haydn
The marvellous work  
Awake the harp  
The heavens are telling  
Achieved is the glorious work  
By thee with bliss  
Sing the Lord, ye voices all  
Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 545 J S Bach
Draw on, sweet night Wilbye
The blue bird Stanford

William Byrd Anniversary Concert 2013

2nd July 2013

Laudibus in Sanctis Byrd
Emendemus in melius Byrd
Westron Wynde melody Anon
Western Wind Mass Sheppard
Gloria and Credo  
Byrd and Ferrabosco: a brief summary by Richard Turbet
Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei Sheppard
O Praise our Lord Byrd
Interval
Susanna Fair Byrd
Susanna Fair Ferrabosco
Mount, Hope Byrd
Penelope ever was praised Ferrabosco
Instrumental solo: Greg Camburn plays the Penny whistle
I saw my lady weeping Ferrabosco
I have been young Byrd
The Nightingale Byrd
The Nightingale Ferrabosco
Italian Salad Genée

Choral Masterpieces from Venice

9th March 2013

Beatus vir Monteverdi
   
Messa Concertata  Cavalli
Kyrie
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus and Benedictus
Agnus Dei
 
   
 Interval  
   
Gloria Vivaldi
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Et in terra pax hominibus
Laudamus te
Gratias agimus tibi Domine Deus, Rex coelestis
Domine Fili unigenite
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Cum Sancto Spiritu
 

Christmas at Blackmore

18th December 2012

Gaudete! arr. Ben Parry
O Magnum Mysterium Tomás Luis de Victoria
   
Of the Father’s love begotten arr. David Willcocks
   
A little child there is yborn Malcolm Archer
Infant holy arr. David Willcocks
Here is the little door Herbert Howells
Magnificat (Collegium Regale) Herbert Howells
   
O little town of Bethlehem arr. R. Vaughan Williams
   
The linden tree carol arr. Reginald Jacques
The holly and the ivy Matthew Owens
Christmas Day Gustav Holst
   
Interval  
   
It came upon the midnight clear     adapted Arthur Sullivan
   
Nativity carol John Rutter
Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming arr. David Blackwell
My Lord has Come Will Todd
Sussex  Carol arr. Bob Chilcott
   
Reading  
Eddi’s Service Rudyard Kipling
   
In the bleak midwinter Harold Darke
What child is this? Thomas Hewitt Jones
   
Hark! the herald angels sing Felix Mendelssohn

Note-able Anniversaries

27 October 2012

Laudate Dominum  Sweelinck
Dixit Maria  Hassler
   
Edinburgh Mass Jackson
Kyrie and Gloria  
   
Organ solo:  
 Trio Sonata No. 4 in E minor BWV 528  J.S. Bach
   1st movement  
   
Jubilate Deo G. Gabrieli
   
Edinburgh Mass Jackson
Sanctus and Agnus Dei  
   
Inviolata Willaert
   
Interval  
   
Kyrie G. Gabrieli
Komm, Jesu, komm J.S. Bach
Great love hath no man Ireland
   
Organ solo  
 Chorale Prelude: In Dir ist Freude BWV 615 J.S. Bach
   
Trois chansons de Charles d'Orleans Debussy
   Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder!  
   Quant j'ai ouy le tabourin  
   Yver, vous n'estes qu'un villain  
   
O Peaceful Night E. German

 

William Byrd Anniversary Concert

3rd July 2012

Gaudeamus omnes in Domino Byrd
   
Mass for Five Voices Byrd
  Kyrie and Gloria  
   
Ad te levavi White
O Lord, the maker of all thing Mundy
Ave Maria Parsons
   
Organ solo  
Pavan 'The Earle of Salisbury' and Galliard  Byrd
   
Mass for Five Voices Byrd
  Sanctus and Benedictus  
  Agnus Dei  
   
Laudate Dominum Byrd
   
Interval  
   
Pastyme with good companye Henry VIII
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth Byrd
All creatures now Bennet
   
Reading  
from 'The Streets of Pompeii' Henry Reed
   
O Mirtillo, Mirtillo, anima mea Monteverdi
Lieto godea Gabrieli
Scaldava il sol Marenzio
Bella Angioletta Gesualdo
   
Mátra Pictures Kodály

 

 

 

Touches of Sweet Harmony

21st April 2012

Michael Frith - accompanist

Phil Toms - double bass

Choruses from The Fairy Queen Henry Purcell
   Hail! great parent  
   May the God of Wit inspire  
   Now join your warbling voices all  
   Hush! no more!  
   I press her hand gently  
   A thousand, thousand ways  
  They shall be as happy  
   
from Five Elizabethan Lyrics C. Armstrong Gibbs
  Fidele  
  Matin Song  
  A Lover's Song  
   
Sonnet: How can my Muse want subject to invent Shakespeare
   
Three Shakespeare Settings (First performance) Christopher Tinker
  Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?  
  Sigh no more, ladies  
  I know a bank  
   
Sonnet: Let me not to the marriage of true minds Shakespeare
   
Three Shakespeare Songs R. Vaughan Williams
  Full Fathom Five  
  The Cloud-Capp'd Towers  
  Over Hill, Over Dale  
   
Full Fathom Five Charles Wood
   
Interval  
   
Serenade to Music R. Vaughan Williams
   
Sonnet: Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws Shakespeare
   
Blow, blow, thou winter wind John Rutter
   
Sonnet: Anne Hathaway Carol Ann Duffy
   
Songs and Sonnets George Shearing
  Live with me and be my love  
  When daffodils begin to peer  
  It was a lover and his lass  
  Spring  
  Who is Silvia?  
  Fie on sinful fantasy  
  Hey, ho, the wind and the rain  

 

Christmas at Blackmore

20th December 2011

with Michael Frith - organ

Hodie Christus natus est Sweelinck

O come, O come, Emmanuel

arr. Willcocks
 From "Messiah" Handel
    And the glory of the Lord  
    And he shall purify  
    For unto us a child is born  
    Pastoral Symphony  
   There were shepherds  
   Glory to God  
   
Magnificat Arvo Part
A Hymn to the Virgin Britten

Reading

 

O little Town of Bethlehem

arr. Vaughan Williams

Videte miraculum

Tallis
The Virgin unspotted arr. I. Holst
The twelve kindly months I Holst
   
I wonder as I wander Rutti
Child of the stable's secret birth           Hewitt Jones
                                                         
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child Leighton
What sweeter music Rutter

O come, all ye faithful

arr.Willcocks
Hodie Christus natus est Poulenc

 

An Old Belief - Music spanning five centuries

22nd October 2011

Ave Regina coeli Dufay
Ave Maria

Josquin

Brentwood Brass  
Sonata Pian' e Forte

Giovanni Gabrieli

O magnum mysterium
Jubilate Deo

Giovanni Gabrieli
Giovanni Gabrieli

Brentwood Brass  
Earle of Oxford's Marche

Byrd arr. Howarth

Timor et Tremor
Ave verum Corpus
Crucifixus

Lassus
Lassus
Lotti

Interval

 
Songs of Farewell Parry
My soul, there is a country
I know my soul hath power
Never, weather beaten sail
There is an old belief

 
As torrents in summer
My love dwelt in a northern land

Elgar
Elgar

Brentwood Brass  
Excerpt from Water Music Suite No.1
Shenandoah
Eleanor Rigby

Handel arr. Antonin Vaigl
Trad. arr. Alan Fernie
Lennon & McCartney arr. Fernie

Spirituals from A Child of our Time Tippett
Steal away
Nobody knows
Go down, Moses
By and by
Deep river