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The Path to Salvation

Wednesday, 13 April, 2022 at 7:30 pm

The Path to Salvation

Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom

Passiontide and Holy Week inspired the composers of the Renaissance to some of their most expressive and beautiful music. Stile Antico’s programme leads the listener through this turbulent emotional landscape, from the acclamation of the crowd on Palm Sunday to the desolation of Christ abandoned, the agony of the crucifixion, the wonder of the empty tomb, and finally the joy of Easter morning. Many of the finest composers of the period are represented in a selection of music by turns deeply introspective, searingly intense, and thrillingly exuberant, as befits the unfolding story. At the heart of this richly rewarding journey is the quintessential Passiontide work: Allegri’s beloved Miserere, written for Holy Week performance at the Sistine Chapel.

William Byrd: Miserere mei
Thomas WeelkesHosanna to the Son of David
Alonso LoboO quam suavis
anon (?Leonora d’Este)Ego sum panis vivus
John SheppardI give you a new commandment
Orlande de LassusTristis est anima mea
Gregorio AllegriMiserere mei

Giaches de Wert: O crux, ave
Tomás Luis de VictoriaO vos omnes, Tenebrae factae sunt
John TavernerDum transisset Sabbatum
Peter PhilipsEcce vicit Leo
ByrdVictimae Paschali
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Regina caeli a 8
Thomas Tomkins: O sing unto the Lord a new Song



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