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The Sixteen – Choral Pilgrimage 2024

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Categories: Choral, Concerts, Period instruments
Tags: harry christophers, st john's college cambridge, the sixteen

Friday 5th April 2024, 7:30 PM, St John’s College Chapel,Saint Johns Street,Cambridge.

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The Sixteen – conductor, Harry Christophers

Traditional Plainsong – Lauda Jerusalem Dominum (Psalm 147)
Orlande de Lassus – Osculetur me
Maddalena Casulana – Morir non puo
Orlande de Lassus – Missa Osculetur me: Credo
Josquin des Prez – Beneficta es caelorum Regina
Orlande de Lassus – Cantai hor piango
Orlande de Lassus – Lauda Jerusalem Dominum
~ Interval ~
de Chatalet Jean Guyot – Benedicta es caelorum Regina
Orlande de Lassus – Salve Regina a6
Maddalena Casulana – Vagh’ amorosi augelli
Orlande de Lassus – Magnificat Benedicta es caelorum Regina
Bob Chilcott – Lauda Jerusalem Dominum

The richly sensual choral music of Renaissance master Orlande de Lassus provides a stunning centrepiece to our 2024 pilgrimage programme. Music that speaks of love earthly and divine, his motets, masses and madrigals were written over 300 years ago. But they still have the immediacy and intricacy to resonate with us today, especially when heard in the lofty surrounds of stunning chapels, churches and cathedrals. Daringly designed and stitched in fine detail, they are in fact tailored from scraps of other music, whether Lassus’ own, the music of his revered predecessor Josquin or the monochrome beauty of plainchant. We will revive this imitation game by commissioning a new piece clothed in material borrowed from Lassus, and wrap it around two exquisite madrigals from Maddalena Casulana. An Italian lutenist and singer, she was the first female composer in the history of western music to have a whole book of her works printed. Something old, something new, something borrowed…

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