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Hail, Queen of Heaven

Saturday, 18 September, 2021 - Monday, 20 September, 2021

Hail, Queen of Heaven

Sackville Festival of Early Music

Free Stream for 2 days

In this concert, filmed especially for Sackville Early Music Festival, Stile Antico performs a sumptuous selection of music written in praise of the Virgin Mary, including no fewer than four masterpieces by Josquin, the ‘Father of the Renaissance’, in honour of the quincentenary of his death in 1521. Woven between Josquin’s motets are works by composers from successive generations: the serene Ego flos campi by Clemens non Papa, William Byrd’s exquisite miniature Ave Maria, and the ebullient Gaude Maria Virgo by Peter Phillips. Crowning this rich programme is John Taverner’s superb antiphon Ave Dei Patris filia by John Taverner: an extraordinary, fifteen-minute span of music, whose dazzling final ‘Amen’ is one of the glories of pre-Reformation church music.

Josquin des Prez: Salve Regina
Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi
Josquin: Ave Maria
Peter Philips: Gaude Maria Virgo
Josquin: Virgo salutiferi /Ave Maria
William Byrd: Ave maria, gratia plena
Josquin: Inviolata, integra et casta est
John Taverner: Ave Dei Patris filia

This concert will be available free of charge for live streaming on 18th and 19th of September. For access, please pre-register here.