Sunday Evenings with Stile Antico
Stile Antico is delighted to announce a series of filmed lecture-recitals, premiered over successive Sunday evenings beginning on 25th October.
Produced by the team behind the acclaimed Live From London Festival, each episode offers fascinating insight into the lives and thinking of Renaissance composers, as well as a feast of superb music, all recorded especially for this series. Join us as we take you on a unique tour through the music we love so much!
Thomas Tallis, A Composer for All Seasons (premieres 25th Oct)
An exploration of sixteenth-century English politics, church and music, through the lens of the works of Thomas Tallis. The music includes Tallis: Loquebantur, Salve intemerata, If ye love me, Purge me, O Lord, O sacrum convivium, Miserere nostri, God Grant with Grace, and Te lucis ante terminum.
Unconventional Women (premieres 1st Nov)
A survey of the remarkable female monastic composers living and working in Renaissance Italy. The music includes Hildegard von Bingen: O viridissima Virgo; Leonora d’Este Veni, sponsa Christi and Sicut lilium inter spinas; Palestrina Sicut lilium; Rafaella Aleotti Exaudi, Deus; Victoria Versa est in luctum; Sulpitia Cesis Ascendo ad Patrem and Cantemus Domino; Andrea Gabrieli Benedictus Dominus.
Enchanted Music (premieres 8th Nov)
An examination of how composers of the Renaissance incorporated medieval Gregorian chant into their compositions. The music includes Robert White, Christe qui lux es et dies III; Byrd Christe qui lux es et dies; Sheppard Gaude, gaude, gaude virgo; Gombert Magnificat Primi toni; Guerrero, Surge propera amica mea; Morales Jubilate Deo; Tallis Missa Puer natus est nobis; Byrd Miserere mihi.
Josquin, Master of Notes (premieres 15th Nov)
An exploration of the enduring appeal of Josquin des Prez, one of the most influential composers of the Renaissance. The music includes Josquin: Ave Maria, Mille Regretz, El grillo, Salve regina a5; Gombert Mille regretz; Victoria Salve regina; Jacquet de Mantua Dum vastos Adriae fluctus; Morales Missa ‘Mille regretz’.
How to Watch
The recital series is hosted on the Vimeo platform. Tickets to rent each episode cost £10, or you can rent all four episodes for just £30 (a saving of £10). Your ticket entitles you to unlimited viewing for three months from the date of purchase. Individual tickets will be made available with the release of each episode, but season tickets may be pre-ordered in advance.
Members of the group will guide you through the music and history in each 45-minute recital, filmed in 4K video in the Voces8 Centre and at St Mary Abchurch, London.
The films can be watched on computers, tablets, phones, and on televisions with any of the following capabilities: Apple TV, Android TV, ChromeCast, Roku, Amazon Fire. Please see the Vimeo viewing guide for further technical information.
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