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Toward the Dawn

Friday, 28 May, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Toward the Dawn

Beverley Early Music Festival

Beverley Minster, Beverley, United Kingdom

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Our programme charts a course from twilight to sunrise, seductive and unsettling in equal measure. Taverner’s mighty Ave Dei patris filia stands at the end of a delicious sequence of sacred music, chansons and madrigals by English and Continental composers including Byrd, Lassus and Tallis. Thrill to the spine-tingling sounds of Allegri’s beloved Miserere and enter into the glorious sound world of Nico Muhly’s Gentle Sleep, a haunting setting of words by Shakespeare, written especially for the twelve voices of Stile Antico.

John Wilbye: Draw on sweet night
Robert White: Christe qui lux es IV
John Ward: Come sable night
William Byrd: Vigilate
Orlandus Lassus: Toutes le nuitz
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei
Nico Muhly: Gentle sleep
Thomas Tallis: O nata lux
Claudio Monteverdi: Ecco mormorar l’onde
John Taverner: Ave Dei Patris filia

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