The Choral Pilgrimage 2012: The Earth Resounds
Wednesday 16 May, 7.30pm
Harry Christophers conductor
Josquin Praeter rerum seriem
Brumel Gloria from Missa et ecce terrae motus
Josquin O Virgo prudentissima
Lassus Magnificat secundi toni super Praeter rerum seriem
Lassus Aurora lucis rutilat
Josquin Huc me sydereo
Lassus Timor et tremor
Brumel Sanctus from Missa et ecce terrae motus
Lassus Magnificat octavi toni super Aurora lucis rutilat
The Choral Pilgrimage of The Sixteen – one of the world’s most acclaimed early music ensembles – has grown from its conception as a special Millennium project to an eagerly anticipated annual event. This year’s Pilgrimage, The Earth Resounds, celebrates the music of three towering figures of the Franco–Flemish Renaissance: Brumel, Josquin and Lassus.
The sacred music of 15th- and 16th-century Flanders was innovative and intensely expressive. This programme is centred around movements from Brumel’s Missa et ecce terrae motus (the ‘Earthquake Mass’), a tremendous and richly decorated starting point from which to explore the joys and profundities of this glorious repertoire.
This performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm
♫ Bach, In dulci jubilo (The Sixteen, Christophers) ♪