Cambridge Early Music Concerts 2014


Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), David Miller (lute)
RAVISH'D WITH SACRED EXTASIES: Elin Manahan Thomas and David Miller, Friday 12 September, 2014, poster (opens in new tab or window)

7.30pm, Friday 12 September, 2014
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Tickets:  £20.00,  £15.00
Student standby tickets on the door just prior to performance: £5.00
Blessed with a voice of crystalline purity and resonance, Elin Manahan Thomas is admired by lovers of Baroque music around the world. She is perfectly matched by lutenist David Miller who is much sought after as a duo partner. Two artists at the top of their profession, inspiring each other in the performance of music they both are passionate about.
They present a programme of Elizabethan and Restoration devotional songs to the lute and theorbo by Thomas Campian, John Dowland, Pelham Humfrey and Henry Purcell, with complementary lute music by Dowland and René Mesangeau (d.1638).
Where Musick and Devotion joyn,
The way to Canaan pleasant is;
We travel on with Songs Divine,
Ravish'd with Sacred Extasies.
- Henry Playford, 'Harmonia Sacra', 1688


    Henry Purcell (1659-1695):
        A Morning Hymn (William Fuller)
    Henry Purcell:
        How Long Great God (John Norris)
    John Dowland (1563-1626):
    Thomas Campian (1567-1619/20):
        Never weather-beaten Saile
    John Dowland:
    John Dowland:
        The Frog Galliard
    Pelham Humfrey (1647/8-1674):
        Sleep downy sleep, come close mine eyes
        A Divine Hymn: Lord, what is man (Fuller)
        -- Interval --
        A Fancy
        Miserere, my Maker
        A Hymne to God the Father (John Donne)
        The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation (Nahum Tate)
    René Mesangeau (late 16C - 1638):
        Lute Suite: Prélude, Allemande I & II, Courante I & II
        In this trembling shadow
        If that a Sinners sighes be Angels foode
        An Evening Hymn (Fuller)


    Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
    David Miller lute and theorbo


(YouTube clip of David Miller used with permission)

All concert information is correct at 20 May 2015.

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