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St Mary's Church
Hart St


William ByrdThis Sweet and Merry Month of May
Thomas WeelkesAs Vesta Was, from Latmos Hill Descending
Thomas TallisAbsterge Domine
William ByrdAttolite Portas
Orlande de LassusMadonna, mia pietà
Adrian WillaertVecchie Letrose
SandrinDoulce memoire en plaisir consommée
William ByrdO Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth, our Queen
William ByrdNe irascaris Domine
~ Interval ~
John TavenerChriste Jesu pastor bone
John DowlandNow, O Now, I Needs Must part
John DowlandCan she excuse my wrongs
Alfonso Ferrabosco Sr.Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Alfonso Ferrabosco Sr.O remember not our old sins
Alfonso Ferrabosco Sr.Exaudi Domine orationem meam
John WilbyeThe Lady Oriana
John FarmerFair Nymphs, I Heard One Telling


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Programme Note

The reign of the great Tudor Queen, Elizabeth I, saw an unparalleled flowering of the arts in England. The ‘Virgin Queen’, herself a talented musician, presided over a court which revelled in the skill of great composers such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, and John Dowland. This programme explores the way music was used to gain favour with the Queen by courtiers and diplomats and even by suitors, seeking to gain the royal hand in marriage. Along the way we meet foreign spies, disgraced favourites and plotting noblemen, illuminating the life of a court which rejoiced in some of the finest music ever created in England. 

Stile Antico (photo Marco Borggreve)

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