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The first half of this programme focusses on the music coming from the great churches of Rome: the Basilica of St John Lateran (Lassus), the Sistine Chapel (Allegri), the Papal Coronation (Palestrina, and Gregorian Chant).

The second half focusses on connections to Westminster Abbey (Croft and Purcell), composers who lived in London (Holst) and connections to Catholicism: Path of Miracles (based on the Pilgrimage to Santiago).


Lassus Musica Dei donum
Allegri Miserere (shortened version)
Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli interspersed with Plainsong Propers
Palestrina Tu es Petrus
Croft Burial Sentences
Purcell Hear my Prayer O Lord
Holst The Evening-Watch
Joby Talbot Leon (Path of Miracles)
Joby Talbot Santiago (Path of Miracles)

Artist Information

Nigel Short Artistic Director


Nigel Short, Tenebrae