About Byrd Takes Flight

Credit: Izzy Romilly


Corvus Consort
Music on the Edge


Byrd Ave verum corpus 4'
Shruthi Rajasekar
Byrd Transubstantiated 7'
Tallis O nata lux 3'
Byrd Christe qui lux es et dies 4'
Byrd Rorate caeli desuper 4'
Derri Joseph Lewis
Rorate caeli desuper 6'
Thou wast, O God, and thou wast blest 4'
Kyrie from Mass for Three Voices 1'
Vigilate 4'
Harry Baker
Vigilate 6'
Sancte Deus 5'
Justorum animae 3'
Ne irascaris, Domine 8'
Anna Semple
Ecce respice populus tuus 8'

Marking 400 years since his death in 1623, this programme explores the enduring strength of Byrd’s influence, which stretches right through to the present day. Bringing together Byrd’s music with the voices of some of today’s most exciting young composers, Corvus Consort and Music on the Edge present timeless works by Byrd alongside pieces composed as partner works, taking the same text and drawing musical inspiration from Byrd’s originals.