|A dream in music . . .|
Counterpoint Choir at Exeter University Chapel Thursday 26 January
Sopranos: Susie Howells, Ann Draisey, Alto: Rachel Mitchell
Fifteen exquisite renaissance songs from the 1612 memorial to James I's son, Henry, Prince of Wales .
With each run-through, the sound becomes even more complex and captivating.
When it's transferred to Buckfast Abbey, this concert will be a masterpiece!
|A new alto voice|
Choral Scholar from Aukland, New Zealand
|A familiar singer braves the elements to attend:|
Soprano Mary Carpenter
(with Daisy Walford, Matthew Cann,
Denise Kehoe & Andrew Henley)
|Exeter University Chapel:|
not quite Buckfast Abbey - but still a big sound
David Acres directs the Counterpoint Choir
as they rehearse
'In Memoriam' to Henry, Prince of Wales (d. 1612)
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625): 'Drop, drop slow tears'
Thomas Morley (1577-1602): Funeral Sentences I (very moving!)
William Byrd (1543-1623): 'Come to me grief for ever'
Thomas Ravenscroft (1582-1635): 'Remember, O thou man'
Thomas Morley: 'Nolo Mortem Peccatoris' (anthem for 4 voices)
Robert Ramsay (1590-1644: 'When David Heard that Absalom was Slain'
Orlando Gibbons: 'O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not'
Alonso Lobo (1555-1617): 'Versa est in lutum'
Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623): 'Laboravi in gemitu meo'
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (1590-1644): 'Circumdederunt me dolores mortis'
Thomas Morley: Funeral Sentences II (even more moving!)
Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623): 'When David heard'
William Byrd: 'Ave Verum Corpus'
William Byrd: 'Ne irascaris'
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656): 'Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom'
this is going to be great!
and - 'stop press':
Star of Phonic FM, soprano Mary O'Shea, will be joining the choir from today!!!