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Baroque music for choir and saxophones

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Corvus Consort (vocal ensemble) and Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Programme to include:
Johann Sebastian Bach - Jesus bleibet meine Freude, from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
Johann Sebastian Bach - Zion hört die Wächter singen, from Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Antonio Vivaldi - Gloria (1st movement)
Henry Purcell - Come, ye sons of art

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

"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
Choir only - details to be agreed at the time of booking
Fisher Tull - Two Poems
Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Dalwyn Henshall - Adagio Cantabile, from Three Welsh Dances (solo harp)
Imogen Holst - Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow
Interval
Gustav Holst - Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (Third Group)
Marcel Grandjany - Rhapsodie (solo harp)
Gabriel Fauré - Pie Jesu, from Requiem in D minor, op. 48
Patrick Hadley - I Sing of a Maiden
Choir only - details to be agreed at the time of booking.
Gustav Holst - Dirge and Hymeneal
Franz Schubert - Psalm 23
Benjamin Britten, arr. Freddie Crowley - A New Year Carol

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)
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