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In a Strange Land

Monday, 22 August, 2022 at 8:00 pm

In a Strange Land

Laus Polyphoniae

St.-Pauluskerk, Antwerp, Belgium

Buy Tickets€26-€34

Queen Elizabeth I may not have wanted “to make windows into men’s souls”, but faced with threats at home and abroad, her regime dealt increasingly harshly with supporters of the old Catholic religion. Torn between obedience and conscience, several of England’s most talented musicians – Philips, Dering and Dowland – chose a life of exile abroad. Those Catholic composers who remained in England – chief amongst them William Byrd and Robert White – expressed their spiritual exile in music of astonishing intensity and emotional impact.

Robert White: Lamentations a 5 (first part)

Peter Philips: Regina caeli laetare
John Dowland: Flow my tears
Byrd: Haec dies

Philip de MonteSuper flumina Babylonis
William Byrd: Quomodo cantabimus

PhilipsGaude Maria / Virgo prudentissima
Thomas Tallis: In ieiunio et fletu
Dering: Factum est silentium

Robert White: Lamentations a 5 (second part)

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