500 Years of Choral Polyphony

May 30, 2018, 10:00 pm

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The first part of tonight’s program presents the vocal ensemble Exaudi under the direction of James Weeks, recorded live in concert in London’s Wigmore Hall.

The second part presents Harry Christophers leading The Sixteen in four 17th-century settings of “When David Heard.” Recorded live in concert in Manchester England’s Bridgewater Hall.



Leonin (~1135-~1201)
Alleluia. Video celos

Guillaume de Machaut (~1300-1377)
Messe de Nostre Dame</em
– Benedictus

Rose, liz, printemps, verdure

Messe de Nostre Dame
– Agnus Dei

Johannes Ciconia (~1370-~1412)
Le ray au soley

Rodericus (fl.late 14th)
Angelorum psalat (arr. Crawford Young)

Angelorum “salad” (arr. James Weeks)

Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
When David Heard

Robert Ramsey (fl.1616-1644)
When David Heard

Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
When David Heard

Michael East (~1580-1648)
When David Heard

Exaudi; James Weeks, director
The Sixteen; Harry Christophers, director

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before: Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)