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Friday, 24 March, 2017 at 8:00 pm
The Touches of Sweet Harmony
To mark of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Stile Antico performs a mouthwatering programme of Elizabethan and Jacobean music. In addition to settings of words from Shakespeare’s plays, we encounter music written for the great events of his life or which explore some of the themes of his work. Completing this fascinating picture are Shakespeare-texted works by Huw Watkins and Nico Muhly, written especially for Stile Antico.
Thomas Morley: It was a lover and his lass
William Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth
John Dowland: Say, Love, if ever thou did’st find
Wilbye: What needeth all this travail?
Weelkes: Thule, the period of cosmography
Huw Watkins: The Phoenix and the Turtle
Byrd: Tristitia et anxietas
Robert Johnson: Full fathom five
Thomas Tomkins: Be strong and of a good courage
Thomas Weelkes: O Lord, grant the King a long life
Weelkes: When David heard
Robert Ramsey: Sleep, fleshly birth
Nico Muhly: Gentle sleep
Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan
Gibbons: What is our life?