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Sunday, 24 January, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Music Before 1800

The Wonder of Will


To mark of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Stile Antico and the Folger Consort collaborate on a glorious programme of Elizabethan and Jacobean music. Shakespearean songs and music for his greatest patron King James I are heard along with works by his contemporaries William Byrd and John Dowland, including the Lachrimae for five viols and lute. Viols and voices join in period anthems, and Stile Antico performs contemporary settings of Shakespearean texts by acclaimed young composers Huw Watkins and Nico Muhly.

William Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth 
John Dowland: Lachrimae Antique
Dowland: Say, Love, if ever thou did’st find
Dowland: Lachrimae Antique Novae
Byrd: Why do I use my Paper, Ink and Pen
Dowland: Lachrimae gementes 
Byrd: Exsurge, Domine
Dowland: Lachrimae Tristes 
Huw WatkinsThe Phoenix and the Turtle
Will Ayton: Fantasia on ‘Flow my Tears’
Thomas TomkinsBe strong and of a good courage
Dowland: Lachrimae Coactae 
Robert JohnsonFull fathom five
Dowland: Lachrimae Amantis
Nico Muhly: Gentle sleep
Dowland: Lachrimae Verae
WilbyeDraw on, sweet night

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