The Cardinall's Musick: Performance Diary

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Concert: Wigmore Hall, London (Fayrfax Series) (Monday 8 December 2014, 7.30 pm)

Mary, Queen of Heaven

The first in a three-concert series on the music of Fayrfax, setting his Latin sacred compositions within the context of the religious and political landscape of early Tudor England.  This first programme features the Missa O quam glorifica alongside music by Cornysh, Lambe and Turges.

Marian devotion and mysticism touched countless lives in late medieval England, inspiring Robert Fayrfax and musicians such as William Cornysh and Walter Lambe to create some of their finest works.

This concert also explores Tudor dynastic politics in the form of Fayrfax’s votive antiphon Aeternae laudis lilium, almost certainly commissioned by Henry VIII’s mother, Elizabeth of York.

Booking now open:

Tel 020 7935 2141

36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP

www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Date: Monday 8 December 2014, 7.30 pm    Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP »

Concert: Choral at Cadogan (Thursday 5 February 2015, 7.30 pm)

The Cardinall’s Musick appear in the prestigious Choral at Cadogan series at London’s Cadogan Hall, in a programme titled The Psalms of David.

The Psalms of David have provided inspiration for countless generations of composers. Sung several times a day during services in the Catholic rite and at the centre of Anglican Mattins and Evensong, they contain all human emotion, from pain and loss to rejoicing and exultation.

This programme contrasts European composers including Allegri’s famous Miserere (Psalm 51) and other double-choir pieces by Victoria alongside more closely argued pieces by English composers. From the suave Gibbons, to the energetic Weelkes and the ever-inspired William Byrd, the music reflects the wide-range of emotions found in the texts.

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Tel 020 7730 4500

Date: Thursday 5 February 2015, 7.30 pm    Venue: Cadogan Hall, London »

Concert: Wigmore Hall (Fayrfax Series) (Monday 23 March 2015, 7.30 pm)

Christ the King – sub-plot: Henry VIII

The second in our three-concert series on the music of Robert Fayrfax and his contemporaries, setting his Latin sacred compositions within the context of the religious and political landscape of early Tudor England.

Henry VIII was a keen musician himself and regarded music as an important propaganda tool. Here some of Fayrfax’s music to Christ is set alongside paeans of praise to Henry VIII himself, the dominating figure of the first half of the 16th century.

Booking now open:

Tel 020 7935 2141

Date: Monday 23 March 2015, 7.30 pm    Venue: Wigmore Hall, London »