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St Mary Aldermary
Watling Street
City of London



Guillaume de MachautRose, liz, printemps, verdure
Josquin DesprezEl Grillo
Gaspar Van WeerbekeO Maria, clausus hortus
Heinrich IsaacHora e di maggio
Heinrich IsaacIch stund an einem Morgen
Antoine BrumelSicut lilium inter spinas
Clément JanequinLe chant des oiseaux
Nicolas GombertDiversi diversa orant - Salve Regina
Cipriano de RoreDescendi in hortum meum
Jacobus Clemens non PapaEgo flos campi
Orlando di LassoVeni in hortum meum
Orlando di LassoVeni dilecte mi
Janet WheelerThe Lake Isle of Innisfree
Janet WheelerThe Winter it is Past


Lucy Goddard – Music Director

Orlando Chamber Choir

Programme Note

Orlando Chamber Choir presents an all-sensory summer concert with the fragrance of flowers and the sound of Franco-Flemish Renaissance gardens. Our musical plantsmen include Antoine Brumel, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Cipriano de Rore and Orlando di Lasso, all of whom captured melodies from the biblical gardens of the Song of Songs. There will be secular flora too – polyphony about roses, lilies, vines and other greenery – with Josquin des Prez’ well-known cricket hiding amidst the leaves. Clément Janequin adds birdsong to this musical garden, with singers mimicking starlings, blackbirds and the occasional nightingale. To root this oasis in today’s Central London, we have seeded two contemporary garden-inspired compositions by Janet Wheeler, ready to bloom on the concert day. Orlando’s Garden of Delights is open from 19:00 and, to cater for all senses, will conclude with a communal picnic.

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