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Drop, Drop Slow Tears

Virtual Events
  • 01 October 2021
  • 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Cumnock, United Kingdom
  • Cumnock Tryst
Drop, Drop Slow Tears

Virtuoso saxophonist Christian Forshaw is joined by a consort of Tenebrae singers, in an ethereal sequence of penitential settings for Passiontide. Combining elements of ancient and modern to stunning effect, Forshaw and Tenebrae bring new colours and context to music by Gibbons, Tallis and Hildegard von Bingen in a series of new arrangements and compositions, many of which will be performed for the first time in Scotland in this reflective concert.

Booking is now open for both in-person performances at 6.45 and 8.30pm, and live-stream tickets.


Gibbons – Drop, drop, slow tears
Chant arr Christian Forshaw – Te lucis ante terminum
von Bingen arr Nigel Short – O Vos imitatores
Christian Forshaw – Renouncement
Victoria – Reproaches
Gregorian Chant: Incipit Lamentatio, Christus factus est
Tallis arr Forshaw – O nata lux
Christian Forshaw – In paradisum
Tallis – Absterge Domine
Tallis – Te lucis ante terminum
Gibbons arr Short – Drop, drop slow tears

Venue & Address

Old Cumnock Church of Scotland, 38 The Square, Cumnock, KA18 1AR, Scotland, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae Consort