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Early Music

The Gesualdo Six

Lux Aeterna
Saturday, February 17, 2024, 8PM
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
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Renowned as “weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries” (BBC Music Magazine), The Gesualdo Six returns with a program of poignant and uplifting music commemorating the departed. Through a thoughtfully curated selection of works spanning from the Renaissance to the present day, the a cappella ensemble explores the rich variety of musical responses to the themes of mourning, loss, and hope over centuries. The repertoire features compositions by Tavener, Byrd, Tallis, and de Morales alongside contemporary works, including Joanna Marsh’s I take thee, which was composed for The Gesualdo Six in 2020.

Gesualdo Six by Ash Mills 2
photo by Ash Mills
  • This event has ended

Renowned as “weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries” (BBC Music Magazine), The Gesualdo Six returns with a program of poignant and uplifting music commemorating the departed. Through a thoughtfully curated selection of works spanning from the Renaissance to the present day, the a cappella ensemble explores the rich variety of musical responses to the themes of mourning, loss, and hope over centuries. The repertoire features compositions by Tavener, Byrd, Tallis, and de Morales alongside contemporary works, including Joanna Marsh’s I take thee, which was composed for The Gesualdo Six in 2020.

Repertoire

  • Cristóbal de Morales Parce mihi Domine
  • John Tavener Funeral Ikos
  • Orlande de Lassus Clamaverunt ad Dominum
  • Thomas Tallis In jejunio et fletu
  • William Byrd Peccantem me quotidie
  • Howard Skempton And there was war in heaven
  • Donna McKevitt Lumen (Nunc Dimittis)
  • Cristóbal de Morales Requiem aeternam (Introitus)
  • Vincente Lusitano Heu me Domine
  • Judith Bingham Watch with me
  • Joanna Marsh I take thee
  • Cristóbal de Morales Lux aeterna (Communio)
  • Richard Rodney Bennett A Good-Night

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