St Albans – Davidson

St Albans Episcopal Church, 302 Caldwell Lane, Davidson NC 28036

Tel: 704 892 0173 Email: saintalbans@gostalbans.org

Performance Wednesday 30th March at 7.30pm

Tonight’s programme juxtaposes some of the finest sacred choral works of the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. The season of Lent has inspired a wealth of music throughout history, and two pieces are included here: Lassus’s setting of Psalm 130 and Allegri’s famous setting of Psalm 51, the Miserere.  The first half of the programme is completed with music by two English composers of the same period, John Taverner, the first director of Music at Christ Church and Robert Parsons. After the interval, by way of contrast,  we explore the richness of English choral music of the twentieth century, starting with the current Master of the Queen’s Music, Peter Maxwell Davies, and his great contemporary John Tavener. The final group includes Britten’s masterly setting of the Te Deum, a contemporary piece by Howard Goodall, and finally, a rousing setting of the Jubilate by William Walton, another famous Christ Church alumnus.

De Profundis – Orlande de Lassus (1532 1594)

Short Organ Piece

Kyrie Le Roy – John Taverner (1490 – 1545)

Ave Maria – Robert Parsons (1530 – 1570)

Short Organ Piece

Miserere – Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 1552)

Interval

Jesus autem hodie – P Maxwell Davies (b 1934)

Song of Simeon: Lors’ Prayer – John Tavener (b 1944)

The Lord is my shepherd – Lennox Berkeley (1903 – 1989)

Organ Piece

Te Deum in C – Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)

I am not I – Howard Goodall (b 1958)

Jubilate – William Walton (1902 – 1983)

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