Love's Command: Sacred Poetry and Music of the Renaissance

27/07/2021 1:45pm

College Hall


The Orlando Consort

Desprez Huc me sydero – Plangent eum;
   O bone et dulcis Domine Jesus – Pater noster – Ave Maria
Gombert O flos campi
Ceballos Hortus conclusus
Phinot Ecce tu pulcher es
Anon Musica, qui defles
Desprez La déploration de Johannes Ockeghem: Nymphes des boys
La Rue Absalon fili mi
Tomkins When David heard
Mouton Domine, fac salvum regem
Gascongne Non nobis, Domine
White Lamentations

This sublime programme focuses on the first half of the sixteenth century, during which composers were liberated to produce works of unprecedented richness, setting texts beyond the confines of daily liturgy, and extending harmonic ranges. Joined by bass Robert Macdonald, the Orlando Consort performs pieces with texts from the Song of Songs, tributes to fellow composers, poems by humanist scholars, and, marking the Worcester Charter’s 400th anniversary, renowned Worcester Cathedral organist Thomas Tomkins’s most famous work. The concert also marks the 500th anniversary of Josquin Desprez’s death and concludes with Robert White’s setting of the beautiful Lamentations of Jeremiah.


Seating in our venues will be laid out in line with the UK Government’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the festival. At present we are selling to full venue seating plans, in line with the proposed lifting of restrictions on the 19 July. If restrictions are not lifted, we will be reverting back to socially distanced seating, and we may have to refund tickets for later bookers if capacities remain restricted.




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