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Event 05: Gallicantus

St Mary's Church, North Bar Within, Beverley
Friday 24 May 7:30pm

Please note that tickets are no longer available to buy online but can be bought on the door from one hour prior to the performance.

Tickets: Central Nave £25.00 (concessions £20.00 - limited availability)
Side Aisles (restricted view) £17.00 (concession £15.00 - availabile)
Directed by Gabriel Crouch

Music of Penitence

Masterpieces for the time of Lent by Lassus and Tallis

Miserere Nostri Thomas Tallis
Suscipe Quaeso, Domine Tallis
Lamentations, part I Tallis
Loquebantur variis linguis Tallis
Te lucis ante terminum Tallis
Lagrime di San Pietro Orlando di Lasso

Few composers have come close to capturing the introspection and grief of Holy Week with the power, clarity and subtlety of Tallis. His Lamentations are one
of the landmark works in British music history, combining exquisite craft and discipline with a palpably sincere sense of loss - often most deeply felt in the
simplest of settings. What a contrast with the stormtossed rhetoric of di Lasso''s astounding swansong, Lagrime di San Pietro. Here Lassus pours every dramatic
nuance and every piece of harmonic invention he could possibly muster into this cycle of 21 sacrad madrigals, hurling the listener through the stages of Peter''s rage,
remorse and resignation, and concluding with a motet which presents Christ''s response to the world.

"England is blessed with a multitude of fine early music ensembles, but this one (Gallicantus) immediately rises to the forefront.” Fanfare Magazine

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