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Drop, Drop Slow Tears

  • 06 October 2021
  • 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
  • Dorchester, United Kingdom
  • Dorchester Arts
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.


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

St. Mary’s Church, Olga Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2LY, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae Consort