Venues – St Barts New York

St Barts 325 Park Ave (at 51st Street) New York New York 10022

Tel 212 378 0222 – Email central@stbarts.org

Performance:  Monday 4th April at 7.30pm

Tonight’s programme consists of some of the gems from the vast repertoire of English sacred music. In the first half, the choir performs music from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, starting with a motet by the first director of music at Christ Church, John Taverner and ending with one of Handel’s famous coronation anthems. The second half opens with an anthem by the present Master of the Queen’s Music, Peter Maxwell-Davies, and after two works from the Victorian and Edwardian periods, 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. We hope you enjoy this lightning survey of the best of the English choral tradition.

Christe Jesu – John Taverner (1490 – 1545)

[audio:Christe Jesu – Excerpt.mp3]

Salvator Mundi – Thomas Tallis (1505 – 1585)

O clap your hands together – Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625)

Organ Solo

Jehova quam multi sunt hostes – Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)

Lord I trust Thee – George Frederick Handel (1685 – 1759)

Zadok the Priest Handel

INTERVAL

Jesus autem hodie – Peter Maxwell Davies (b 1934)

Justorum animae – C V Stanford (1852 – 1924)

Te lucis ante yerminum – Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877 – 195o)

Organ solo

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

Jubilate – William Walton (1902 – 1983)

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