RITUAL: Music from Sacred Tradition

By The Byrd Ensemble (other events)

Saturday, October 28 2017 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

#1 RITUAL: Music from Sacred Tradition

An exploration of sacred music from the Eastern and Western Christian tradition. The program features Anglican and Catholic motets by Renaissance greats—Byrd, Palestrina, and Gibbons; complemented by the Eastern style of Tavener, Stravinksy, and Pärt. Despite the fact that the motets were written over the span of 500 years, each one of these masterpieces communicates a mystic and profound spiritual mood.


William BYRD: Magnificat
BYRD: Domine quis habitabit
BYRD: Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Arvo PÄRT: Tribute to Caesar
John TAVENER: Funeral Ikos
Igor STRAVINSKY: Our Father
PALESTRINA: Magnificat
Orlando GIBBONS: Hosanna to the son of David
Samuel BARBER: Agnus Dei

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