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Corvus Consort + Music on the Edge

The Corvus Consort presents an improvisatory exploration of Renaissance soundworlds in collaboration with Music on the Edge.

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Corvus Consort (vocal ensemble) and Music on the Edge (saxophone and flute)

Example hour-long programme:
Plainchant - Ave maris stella
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Ave maris stella
William Byrd - Ave verum corpus
Tomás Luis de Victoria - O vos omnes
Improvisation - Saxophone, Flute and Church Bells
Thomas Tallis - Sancte Deus
Orlande de Lassus - Prophetiae Sibyllarum (selection)
Cristóbal de Morales - O magnum mysterium
Plainchant - Kyrie De Angelis

Twelve Days with Corvus Consort

The Corvus Consort looks forward to presenting "Twelve Composers Composing", a project of new commissions for the Twelve Days of Christmas 2020. Twelve of the UK’s most exciting young composers have been commissioned to write twelve new miniature works based…

Programmes for Lent: Reproaches, Lamentation and Penitence

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Corvus Consort (vocal ensemble)

A choice of two programmes: full-length concert or hour-long programme

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Full-length concert programme

This full-length concert programme explores how composers from the Renaissance to the present day have responded to Lenten themes of repentance, lamentation and petitions for mercy.

Tomás Luis de Victoria - Popule meus
Freddie Crowley - Stabat Mater
Vicente Lusitano - Emendemus in melius
Francis Poulenc - Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence
Interval
John Sanders - The Reproaches
William Byrd - Ne irascaris, Domine
James MacMillan - Miserere
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Hour-long programme

This hour-long programme juxtaposes Renaissance and 20th-century soundworlds by interspersing Francis Poulenc’s atmospheric Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence with works by Renaissance composers Thomas Tallis and Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Thomas Tallis - Sancte Deus
Francis Poulenc - Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence: Timor et tremor
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday: Recessit pastor noster
Francis Poulenc - Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence: Vinea mea electa
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday: O vos omnes
Francis Poulenc - Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence: Tenebrae factae sunt
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday: Ecce quomodo moritur justus
Francis Poulenc - Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence: Tristis et anima mea
Gregorio Allegri - Miserere mei, Deus
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Some other works that could be featured in similar programmes:

Robert White - Miserere mei, Deus
Thomas Tallis - Lamentations of Jeremiah
Edgar Day - When I survey the wondrous cross

Corvus Consort and Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Voices and Saxophones come together in this exciting collaboration to present a programme of early music reimagined for choir and saxophones. Originally inspired by ‘Revive’, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet's 2018 disc of Baroque transcriptions, the Quartet now joins forces with the…

Renaissance Symbolism: Music and Astronomy

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Corvus Consort (vocal ensemble)

Programme created and first performed for the Kings Lynn Festival 2019 for the festival theme of 'Music and Astronomy'.

Anon. - Ave maris stella (plainchant)
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Ave maris stella
Orlande de Lassus - Prophetiae Sibyllarum (selection)
Reading or instrumental item
Orlande de Lassus - Exsultet caelum mare
Orlande de Lassus - Aurora lucis rutilat
Johann Sebastian Bach - Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh' darein (chorale)
James MacMillan - Ave maris stella
Reading or instrumental item
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Viri Galilaei
William Byrd - Viri Galilaei
Anon. - Viri Galilaei (plainchant)

Baroque music for choir and saxophones

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Corvus Consort (vocal ensemble) and Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Giovanni Gabrieli - O magnum mysterium
Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Freddie Crowley - Zion hört die Wächter singen, from Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Freddie Crowley - Nun ich weiss du wirst mir stillen, from Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht, BWV 105
Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Iain Farrington - Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 (sax quartet only)
Tomás Luis de Victoria - O quam gloriosum (choir only)
Arcangelo Corelli, arr. Iain Farrington - Adagio from Concerto grosso in G minor, op. 6, no. 8, Christmas Concerto (sax quartet only)
Heinrich Schütz, arr. Freddie Crowley - Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit, from Geistliche Chor-Music, op. 11
Heinrich Schütz, arr. Freddie Crowley - Ich weiss das mein Erlöser lebt, from Geistliche Chor-Music, op. 11
Interval
Henry Purcell, arr. Iain Farrington - Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite, Z. 570 (sax quartet only)
Henry Purcell - Remember not, Lord, our offences (choir only)
William Byrd, arr. Iain Farrington - Pavane and Gigue no. 2 in A minor, Earl of Salisbury (sax quartet only)
William Byrd - Ave verum corpus (choir only)
Heinrich Schütz, arr. Freddie Crowley - Selig sind die Toten, from Geistliche Chor-Music, op. 11
Johann Michael Bach - Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil
Johann Christoph Bach - Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben (choir only)
Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Freddie Crowley - Weil du mein Gott und Vater bist, from Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, BWV 138
Johann Sebastian Bach - Jesus bleibet meine Freude, from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147

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Freddie Crowley

Freddie Crowley is the founder and director of the Corvus Consort. Freddie is a freelance musician whose career encompasses choral and solo singing, conducting, composing, arranging, recording, producing and teaching. A member of the 2018-19 cohort of Genesis Sixteen, The…

Corvus Consort

The Corvus Consort is a vocal ensemble based in the UK. Founded and directed by Freddie Crowley, the group draws its members from a pool of young professionals in the early stages of their singing careers. With key objectives of…

"Eastern Pictures"

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Louise Thomson (harp) and the Corvus Consort (vocal ensemble)

Josef Rheinberger - Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
Gustav Holst - Two Eastern Pictures
Hilary Campbell - Our endless day
Dalwyn Henshall - Adagio Cantabile, from Three Welsh Dances (harp solo)
Amy Beach - Dusk in June (choir only)
Imogen Holst - Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow
Interval
Gustav Holst - Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda: Third Group
Marcel Grandjany - Rhapsodie (harp solo)
Olivia Sparkhall - Lux aeterna
Gustav Holst - Ave Maria (choir only)
John Hearne - Alba

Louise Thomson and Corvus Consort

Harpist Louise Thomson and vocal ensemble Corvus Consort (formerly the New Oxford Consort) both hold a deep affection for the lesser-known and rarely-performed repertoire for choir and harp and formed this collaboration in order to perform the rich and varied…

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