Do you love Early Music? Would you like to wind down after work with some polyphony? Join us for our small, inspirational Early Nights workshops with specialist, Scott Inglis-Kidger, in the beguiling setting of St Barnabas, Pimlico.
APRIL - JULY 2019
Misery always seems to provoke the best music – and in the Renaissance, death and suffering were more widespread than we are used to nowadays. Life expectancies were shorter, and quality of life was worse. A faith in God and the life everlasting, therefore, was central to the lives of most people. Thus the music composed to honour the dead was held in very high regard. Composers, inspired by grief and guided by liturgy, poured forth a deluge of beautiful, bittersweet music. Albeit simple in its compositional style, and harmonically spare, the music was on a higher emotional plane.
We will be splitting movements of the Requiem Mass over six sessions: Introit, Kyrie, Gradual, Sanctus and Benedictus, Agnus Dei, and Lux Aeterna. At each workshop we will sing at least one setting of each section of text from the liturgy, along with a motet with a relevant text – Versa est in luctum, Quare de vulva eduxisti me, Credo quod redemptor and Taedet animam meam all originating in the Book of Job (from which extracts are included in the Office of the Dead), and Absolve Domine coming from the Tract of the Office of the Dead.
Join us as we explore some gems of the genre this season at Early Nights.
BALLOT NOW CLOSED: Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
Due to the popularity of Early Nights, booking is by ballot. Please apply before 5pm on Sunday 7th April. Workshops will be allocated shortly after the closing date to ensure a good balance of voices. You will be automatically reimbursed for any workshops you are not allocated.
VENUE: St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Street, London SW1W 8PF
TIMING: 19:30-21:30 (doors at 19:15)
COST: £20 per evening (includes music and hot drinks).
DATES & REPERTOIRE
MONDAY 29TH APRIL 19:30-21:30: INTROIT
Cristobal de Morales Introitus – Missa pro defunctis
Tomás Luis de Victoria Introitus – Missa pro defunctis
Francisco de Peñalosa Versa est in luctum
MONDAY 13TH MAY 19:30-21:30: KYRIE
Jacobus Clemens non Papa Kyrie – Missa defunctorum
Tomás Luis de Victoria Kyrie – Missa pro defunctis
Orlando di Lasso Quare de vulva eduxisti me
MONDAY 20TH MAY 19:30-21:30: GRADUAL
Cristobal de Morales Graduale – Missa pro defunctis
José de Torres Versa est in luctum
Tomás Luis de Victoria Credo quod redemptor – Missa pro defunctis
MONDAY 3RD JUNE 19:30-21:30: SANCTUS
Jacobus Clemens non Papa Sanctus – Missa defunctorum
Pedro de Escobar Absolve Domine
Tomás Luis de Victoria Versa est in luctum
MONDAY 17TH JUNE 19:30-21:30: AGNUS DEI
Tomás Luis de Victoria Agnus Dei – Missa pro defunctis
Orlando di Lasso Taedet animam meam
MONDAY 8TH JULY 19:30-21:30: LUX AETERNA
Jacobus Clemens non Papa Lux Aeterna – Missa defunctorum
Alfonso Lobo Versa est in luctum