12 Apr 2019

The Cardinall's Musick directed by Andrew Carwood, with Merton College Choir

  • The Cardinall's Musick
  • Andrew Carwood Director
  • Merton College Choir
  • Tallis
  • Allegri
  • Lotti
  • Croce
  • Palestrina
  • Victoria
  • D Scarletti

This programme features some of the most famous and powerful music written for Holy Week including the iconic Miserere by Allegri with its legendary top Cs and Palestrina’s eight-part setting of the Stabat mater which so captivated Richard Wagner. Included also is a portion of Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories designed for Good Friday and two rarely heard masterpieces – a 10-part setting of the Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti and an eight part meditation by Giovanni Croce. The first half culminates with Thomas Tallis’ penitential 40-part tour de force, Spem in alium, whilst the second half is given over to Domenico Scarlatti’s finest choral work – a setting of the quintessential Holy Week text, the Stabat mater, for ten voices, including four separate soprano parts.

Tallis Spem in Alium

Allegri Miserere mei

Lotti Crucifixus a 10

Croce O triste spectaculum

Palestrina Stabat mater

Victoria Tenebrae Responsories for Good Friday: Second Nocturn

D Scarlatti Stabat mater a 10

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME ON THE BACK OF THE BROCHURE IS INCORRECT. THE CONCERT BEGINS AT 8PM. 

 

End time c. 9:15pm