Cambridge Early Music Concerts 2014

O RADIANT DAWN

Stile Antico
O RADIANT DAWN: Stile Antico, Monday 18 August, 2014, poster (opens in new tab or window)

7.30pm, Monday 18 August, 2014
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Tickets:  £25.00,  £20.00
Student standby tickets on the door just prior to performance: £5.00
 
In a thrillingly contrasted programme, Stile Antico explores fascinating parallels between two composers working four centuries apart: William Byrd and James MacMillan. Byrd, a member of a persecuted Catholic community, expressed his faith ardently and defiantly in his music. No lesser fervour and spiritual conviction is found in the work of MacMillan, writing for his beloved Catholic church in the face of what he terms 'secular fundamentalism'. Just as Byrd conceived much of his music for the secret Masses he attended, so MacMillan has written prolifically for the liturgy at his own church of St Columba's, Maryhill; our programme alternates these accessible, open-hearted Strathclyde motets with Byrd's dazzling liturgical cycle Gradualia.
Crowning this memorable juxtaposition is Byrd's longest and perhaps greatest work, Infelix ego.

PROGRAMME

    William Byrd: Exsurge, Domine
    James MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
    William Byrd:
        Rorate coeli desuper
    James MacMillan:
        Pascha nostrum immolatus est
    William Byrd:
        Pascha nostrum immolatus est
    James MacMillan: Ave maris stella
    William Byrd: Infelix ego
        -- Interval --
    William Byrd: Haec dies a 6
    James MacMillan:
        Factus est repente
    William Byrd:
        Factus est repente
    James MacMillan: St Patrick's Magnificat
    William Byrd: Nunc dimittis
    James MacMillan:
        Benedicimus Deum coeli
    William Byrd:
        O lux beata Trinitas
    William Byrd:
        Laudibus in sanctis
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