des Prez, Josquin (1450-1521), Praeter rerum seriem
Brumel, Antoine (1460-1512/3), Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus (Gloria)
des Prez, Josquin (1450-1521), O virgo prudentissima
de Lassus, Orlande (1532-1594), Magnificat super Praeter rerum seriem
de Lassus, Orlande (1532-1594), Aurora lucis rutilat
des Prez, Josquin (1450-1521), Huc me sydereo
de Lassus, Orlande (1532-1594), Timor et tremor
Brumel, Antoine (1460-1512/3), Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus (Sanctus)
de Lassus, Orlande (1532-1594), Magnifcat VII Toni super Aurora lucis rutilat
Harry Christophers, Conductor
World-renowned choir The Sixteen is delighted to present the 12th Choral Pilgrimage, The Earth Resounds. Featuring arguably the three most celebrated composers of the Franco-Flemish school of the Renaissance, the programme is centred around movements from the 12-part Missa Et ecce terraemotus by Brumel (the ‘Earthquake Mass’). After Josquin, Brumel is considered one of the greatest composers of his generation. Lassus, writing some 30 years later, was influenced by both composers and is known to have performed in the Brumel mass.
Conductor Harry Christophers says:
‘For this Choral Pilgrimage, I have decided to explore the sacred music emanating from Flanders in the 15th and 16th centuries. This extraordinary music spans 100 years of innovation and brilliance.
Josquin, Brumel and Lassus were truly European composers, leaving their origins to work in the top establishments of Aix-en-Provence, Ferrara, Rome and Munich. Their music has a unique sonority which I believe will astound you all - from the depth of expression and fascinating texts of Josquin to the overtly decorative mass movements of Brumel’s Missa Et ecce terraemotus.
We really do have a wealth of simply glorious music for you which I have no doubt will enrich all our lives. Once again let our pilgrimage bring this great music back to the buildings for which it was written.’
Doors open; 6.30pm Pre-concert talk; 7.00pm.