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  • Date: March 26, 2017
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
  • Location St. Louis, Missouri
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The Tallis Scholars

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)

Directed by Peter Phillips

  • Leading performers of Renaissance sacred music, privileged to perform in the Sistine Chapel to mark the final stage of Michelangelo’s frescoes restoration
  • Have earned world-wide renown as “a cappella superstars”

 

Program:

‘Metamorphosis’
H. Praetorius: Magnificat IV
Gibbons: Magnificat (‘Short’)
Pärt: Magnificat
Sheppard: Our father
Tavener: Our father (1999 version)
Stravinsky: Otche nash
Palestrina: Pater noster (a5)
Gallus: Pater noster (a8)
Interval
Chant: Ave Maria
Mouton: Ave Maria – virgo serena
Stravinsky: Bogoroditse devo
Pärt: Bogoroditse devo
Gibbons: Nunc dimittis (‘Short’)
Eccard: Maria wallt zum Heiligtum
Pärt: Nunc dimittis
Torrentes: Nunc dimittis
Holst: Nunc dimittis

“For the theme of metamorphosis I have chosen to show how composers from three separate traditions interpreted the same texts: Catholic, Anglican and Russian Orthodox. The Catholic and Anglican composers are from the renaissance period, the orthodox are modern. It is interesting to hear how the sacred mood is similar between these composers, yet it is achieved by quite different stylistic means. This difference is fascinating to me, not least because these texts are central to every Christian of every period.” Peter Phillips