The Phoenix Rising
Tom Allwood
Program Notes

The Phoenix Rising

This repertoire also profoundly influenced a whole new generation of English composers—Howells, Tippett,...

The Phoenix Rising

Stile Antico

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8pm

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                The young British choir Stile Antico is back honoring the remarkable legacy of 16th century English sacred music with a program drawn entirely from the volumes of the hugely influential publication Tudor Church Music. First published in 1922, these pioneering editions unearthed a wealth of extraordinary music that had not been performed for centuries, and gave a stage to previously little-known composers who are now considered the heart of the English Renaissance. The program includes works by Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons, and Weelkes, and is crowned by William Byrd’s exquisite five-part Mass. The twelve voices of Stile Antico perform “with a sense of wondrous discovery” (The Arts Desk) befitting a program that celebrates the revival of a beloved repertoire.



  • William Byrd Ave verum corpus
  • Thomas Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis
  • William Byrd Mass for Five Voices
  • Thomas Morley Nolo mortem peccatoris
  • Orlando Gibbons O clap your hands together
  • Robert White Christe qui lux es IV
  • Orlando Gibbons Hosanna to the Sons of David
  • Thomas Tallis In ieiunio et fletu
  • Thomas Weelkes Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • John Taverner O splendor gloriae