Madrigals, Full Anthems and Latin Motets of Elizabethan England
Various composers: Weelkes, Wilbye, Gibbons, Morley
Sunday 6 June 2004, 7.30pm
St James’s Church
71 Woburn Road
Directed by Alastair Carey
The rise of the English madrigal in the last decades of the 16th century coincided with the heydey of the English sonnet sequence. Here we present English secular vocal music, both solemn and joyous, by England's finest madrigal composers of the period, plus full anthems of the late 16th and early 17th century Anglican church and Latin motets by 16th century English composers.
Full Anthem: Out of the Deep - Orlando Gibbons 1583?-1625
Fair Nymphs - John Farmer 1570?-1601
Your shining eyes - Thomas Bateson 1570?-1630
Late in my rash accounting - Thomas Morley 1557?-1602
Amyntas with his Phyllis fair - Francis Pilkington 1565?-1638
Phyllis, farewell - Thomas Bateson
Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone - John Farmer
Motet: Laboravi in gemitu meo - Thomas Weelkes 1576?-1623
Death hath deprived me of my dearest friend - Thomas Weelkes
Ye sacred muses, race of Jove - William Byrd 1540?-1623
Motet: De lamentatione Jeremiae Prophetae - Thomas Tallis 1505?-1585
Sweet suffolk owl - Thomas Vautor 1590?-1622?
Fair is the rose - Orlando Gibbons
Full Anthem: O Lord, in Thy wrath - Orlando Gibbons
Say, gentle nymphs - Thomas Morley
Construe my meaning - Giles Farnaby 1565?-1640
Weep O mine eyes - John Bennet 1570?-1614?
Full Anthem: Remember not, Lord, our offences - Henry Purcell 1659-1695
Cease sorrows now - Thomas Weelkes
All creatures now are merry - John Bennet
Motet: Loquebantur variis linguis - Thomas Tallis
This concert was part of the 2004 Subscription Series.