Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint | Hurstpierpoint
Sunday 23rd April 2017
7:30 PM


Henry Purcell – Funeral Sentences, Z.860
Eustache Du Caurroy – Missa pro Defunctis


Nicholas Houghton – chamber organ

Brighton Consort
Paul Nieman Brass Ensemble

Programme Note

The music will include the much loved Funeral Sentences by Henry Purcell, parts of which were performed at the funeral of Queen Mary in 1695. The choir will also perform a Requiem from an earlier era, by the French composer Eustache du Caurroy (1549-1609). Du Caurroy’s Requiem was used at the funeral of Henry IV of France following the latter’s assassination in 1610. It was then performed at the Basilica of St Denis in Paris for the funerals of French kings for the next several centuries.

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