Marian ConsortThe Marian Consort

This seasonal programme features early English composers at their most unbuttoned and celebratory, with music written for the famously festive Stuart court. Alongside these are more intimate, introspective works by golden age of English composers Byrd, Gibbons, Weelkes, and Bull, that give a glimpse of their colourful personal lives.

“This project is lots of things: beautiful, intimate, and peaceful, but also fun, silly and a bit raucous at times! It really captures life at the Stuart Court, which was famous for its big, bawdy celebrations (especially around Christmas), but of course it also was home to many composers writing really sublime music. We’re joined for this programme with a chamber organ that provides a bit of that Festive sparkle too!” (Rory McCleery, The Marian Consort’s founder and director).Click to read the full interview.
Orlando Gibbons See, see the word is incarnate
John Amner O ye little flock
John Amner Lo, how from heaven
William Byrd Lullaby
William Byrd This day Christ was born
William Byrd An Earthly Tree / Cast off all doubtful care
John Bull The star anthem
Anon Sweet was the son
Martin Peerson Upon my lap my Sovereign sits
Robert Parsons Ave Maria
Thomas Weelkes Gloria in excelsis Deo
Orlando Gibbons Behold, I bring you Glad tidings
Plus audience carols: While shepherds watched, Boar’s Head
Concert duration: approximately 75 minutes with no interval.


Trinity College Chapel (map)
Wed 6 Dec 2023 19:30

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