European Early Music Day 2019

BRITAIN AND EUROPE

OUR SHARED MUSICAL STORY

An evening of medieval, renaissance and baroque music celebrating centuries of shared musical culture across Europe. Includes music by Handel, Purcell, Charpentier, Byrd, Tallis, Taverner, Mouton and much more! You can watch the concert on our channel.


St Martin’s Church,
Lewes Road
BN2 3HQ
8pm Thursday 21 March 2019

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BREMF Consort of Voices

Deborah Roberts director

BREMF Community Choir

Andrew Robinson and Joe Paxton directors

James Shenton violin

The BREMF Singers

John Hancorn director

The BREMF Players

Alison Bury director

Rebecca Leggett mezzo-soprano

Andrew Robinson baritone


P R O G R A M M E  

Henry VIII: Pre-Reformation England and its relationship with France
BREMF Consort of Voices
John Taverner c.1490–1545   Leroy Kyrie
Nicholas Ludford c.1485–c.1557   Sequence: Ave Maria gratia plena
William Cornysh 1465–1523   Ave Maria
Jean Mouton c.1459–1522   Nesciens mater

Music from the 12th-century Codex Calixtinus from Santiago de Compostela

BREMF Community Choir
Psallat chorus
Pour avoir mon dieu propice
La grande chanson des pélerins
Resonet

Reformation remainers – Catholic persecution in England
BREMF Consort of Voices
Thomas Tallis 1505–1585   Lamentations I
William Byrd 1539/40–1623   Ne irascaris Domine

I N T E R V A L
   

BREMF Community Choir
James Shenton violin
Thomas Ravenscroft 1582–1633
from Orpheus Caledonius 1733
  Three Country Dances in One
O’er Boggie
The Broom of Cowdenknows
Samuel Webbe 1740–1816
from Playford
The English Dancing Master 1651
  Poor Lubin
Drive the cold winter away
Traditional   The old grey goose – a jig
(violin solo)
Henry Purcell 1659–1695   ‘Come away, fellow sailors’ from Dido and Aeneas

BREMF singers and BREMF Players
Purcell   Closing scene with lament from Dido and Aeneas
George Frideric Handel 1685–1759   Dixit Dominus (1st chorus)
Marc-Antoine Charpentier 1643–1704   Te Deum (Prelude)
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827   ‘Ode to Joy’ from Symphony No. 9
I Soloists and players
II Choirs
III Tutti plus audience (in English)