Magnificat: Pärt, Lassus & Lambe
Saturday 11th May 2019
Arvo Pärt’s wife Nora said of his music, “The concept of tintinnabuli was born from a deeply rooted desire for an extremely reduced sound world which could not be measured, as it were, in kilometres, or even metres, but only in millimetres....” Pärt is one of the leading composers of the ‘Holy Minimalism’ technique, in which he combines the Tintinnabuli style with the use of drones and luminous, melodic lines. Here we juxtapose Pärt’s Magnificat with two Renaissance settings: the first by Walter Lambe from the Eton Choirbook at the turn of the 16th century; and the second, labyrinthine setting in 10 parts by the outstanding Franco Flemish composer Orlande de Lassus.
Arvo Pärt (b1935)
Orlande de Lassus (c1530-1594)
Magnificat super 'Aurora lucis rutilat' a10
Walter Lambe (c1450-1504)
Magnificat Octavi Toni a5
Scott Inglis-Kidger Director
Ghislaine Morgan Associate Director
Saturday 11th May 2019, 10:30-17:00
St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road
London SW11 3NA
Cost includes break time refreshments. Participants will be provided with a copy of the Lassus and Lambe, but are kindly asked to purchase their own copy of the Pärt.
Please note that we will in due course assign the Soprano and Tenor parts (of which there are three of each) for the Lassus.
SOPRANO SOLD OUT: Please join the waiting list here
ALTO 1 SOLD OUT: Altos please book remaining A2 places.
TENOR 1 SOLD OUT: Tenors please book remaining T2 places.