New Lamps for Old

19 December 2009
St John's Smith Square

Christmas has inspired composers for more than five hundred years. The legacy of English and continental composers from the Renaissance is rich and varied.

In recent years a ‘Second English Renaissance’ has seen contemporary composers taking inspiration from plainchant, secular carols and polyphonic masterworks of the sixteenth century. A new tradition of Renaissance-inspired music flourishes in the hands of composers such as Francis Pott, Gabriel Jackson and Robert Hugill.

In this programme Chapelle du Roi explores the links between works by Tallis, Palestrina and Guerrero and contemporary composers from England, Scotland and America. The result is a balance of sumptuous textures and harmonies and contrasting approaches to the great Christmas texts.

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Lullay my lyking
Francis Pott
Coventry Carol
Kenneth Leighton
Hodie Nobis
  Thomas Tallis
Gabriel Jackson
Paul Ayres (world première)
O Magnum Mysterium
  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Nicholas O'Neill
Morten Lauridsen
Videte Miraculum
  Thomas Tallis
Robert Hugill (world première)
Alma Redemptoris
  Francisco Guerrero
Tomás Luis de la Victoria

Tickets: £25.00 / £20.00 / £15.00 / £10.00

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