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Miserere, mei Deus

Holy Week Festival 2020 Buy Tickets

Following the phenomenal success of its recent film of Allegri’s Miserere, mei Deus, we present this iconic work in a candlelit concert of Lenten reflections. Tallis’ exquisitely crafted Lamentations of Jeremiah are a heartfelt response to the destruction of Jerusalem – a theme which is echoed in Byrd’s Ne irascaris, Domine – and the concert also includes Phillipe de Monte’s setting of verses from Psalm 137 and Byrd’s direct response, Quomodo cantabimus. Sir James MacMillan’s settings of the Tenebrae Responsories, from which we take our name, provides contrast and clarity in this searing harmonic language.


De Monte Super flumina Babylonis
Anon. Gregorian plainchant
Byrd Quomodo cantabimus
MacMillan Tenebrae factae sunt
Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah I
Allegri Miserere, mei Deus
MacMillan Tradiderunt me
Byrd Ne irascaris
MacMillan Jesum tradidit impius
Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah II
MacMillan Miserere

Artist Information:

Nigel Short conductor

Venue & Address:

St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae


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