Concert Diary

13th Mar 2014, 19:30Venue: St Bartholomew the GreatWest Smithfield, London, UK
Programme: Tenebrae Consort: Chant by Candle Light & Tallis Lamentations
A programme of music representing the daily duties of a singer in a Medieval English Cathedral from late afternoon until dusk. The hypnotic rhythm of antiphonal psalms, the familiarity of ancient hymn tunes, and processions accompanied plainsong, provide a chance to relax, reflect and hear the simple beauty of this timeless music. The programme ends with what is regarded by many as the most beautiful and contemplative of all the Church's daily Offices – Compline. Thomas Tallis's intensely moving Lamentations is some of the greatest polyphony of the age and gives us a stark contrast in its richness to the simplicity of the Gregorian chant heard on a daily basis by so many over the centuries.
 
In manus tuas I   Sheppard
Hymn for Passion Sunday   Plainchant 
Compline in Passiontide   Plainchant 
In manus tuas II Sheppard 
Lamentations I Tallis 
Responsory 1  In monte Oliveti  Plainchant 
Lamentations II Tallis 
Responsory 2  Tristis est anima mea  Plainchant 
The Litany after Lauds, Maundy Thursday   Plainchant 
In pace in idipsum  Blitheman