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Early Music

Gesualdo Six

English Motets
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 8PM
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th Street)

For their Miller debut, the award-winning British vocal ensemble Gesualdo Six explores Renaissance masterpieces from the Golden Age of polyphony in England. The program spans a period of two hundred years, encompassing intricately woven polyphonic works by Tallis and Byrd alongside the beautiful simplicity of pieces by Tomkins and White.

Gesualdo Six by Ash Mills 2
Photo by Ash Mills

For their Miller debut, the award-winning British vocal ensemble Gesualdo Six explores Renaissance masterpieces from the Golden Age of polyphony in England. The program spans a period of two hundred years, encompassing intricately woven polyphonic works by Tallis and Byrd alongside the beautiful simplicity of pieces by Tomkins and White.

Repertoire

  • William Byrd Ave verum corpus
  • William Byrd Afflicti pro peccatis nostris
  • William Byrd ​Laudate Dominum
  • William Byrd Tristitia et anxietas
  • William Byrd Vigilate
  • Orlando Gibbons Drop, drop, slow tears
  • Thomas Morley Nolo mortem peccatoris
  • Sheryngham Ah, gentle Jesu
  • Thomas Tallis In jejunio et fletu
  • Thomas Tallis If ye love me
  • Thomas Tallis In manus tuas
  • Thomas Tallis Te lucis ante terminum
  • Thomas Tomkins When David heard
  • Thomas Weelkes All people clap your hands
  • Robert White Christe qui lux es et dies

Performers

  • Gesualdo Six by Ash Mills 2
    Gesualdo Six
  • Guy James countertenor
  • Josh Cooter tenor
  • Joseph Wicks tenor
  • Michael Craddock baritone
  • Owain Park bass

“Ingeniously programmed and impeccably delivered, with that undefinable excitement that comes from a group of musicians working absolutely as one.”

— Gramophone
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