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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. Forshaw – Te lucis ante terminum
Hildegard arr. Short – O vos imitatores
Forshaw – Renouncement
Chant – Reproaches
Victoria – Reproaches
Chant – Lamentations for Holy Saturday
Chant – Lectio I – Lamentations
Brumel – Lamentations
Tallis arr. Forshaw – Sancte Deus
Forshaw – In paradisum
Tallis arr. Forshaw – Te lucis ante terminum
Gibbons arr. Short – Drop, drop slow tears
arr. Forshaw – Psalm 121
arr. Forshaw – Abide with me
Park – Night Prayer


Nigel Short, Tenebrae Consort