BYRD: Diliges Dominum Christe qui lux es et dies Emendemus in melius Miserere mihi, Domine Ad Dominum cum tribularer O lux beata Trinitas Laetentur coeli Tribue, Domine
PÄRT: The Deer’s Cry The Woman with the Alabaster Box Nunc dimittis
TALLIS: Miserere nostri When Jesus went
Whilst coming from very different eras, William Byrd and Arvo Pärt are both considered masters of sacred music despite having faced considerable persecution for their work. This programme presents six of William Byrd’s works from the Cantiones Sacrae including the monumental Tribue, Domine, and the mighty eight-voice motet Ad Dominum cum tribularer. The three works by Arvo Pärt speak in his unmistakable voice, with its unique blend of ancient and modern, and include his mesmerising Nunc dimittis which is crafted in his bell-like ‘tinitinnabuli’ style.
In 2016 The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage tour will take The Deer’s Cry programme to 33 towns and cities across the UK including London, Oxford, Cambridge, York, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh.