Bedford Music Club: ‘In peace’

Date(s) - 22/03/2018
7:45 pm

Bunyan Meeting Church

Bedford Music Club
Bunyan Meeting Church

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Graham Ross, conductor

‘In peace’

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and conductor Graham Ross explore the theme of peace across the centuries, and how composers from around the world have responded to it in their writing for unaccompanied voices.  With works from the UK, Estonia, France and Iceland, the programme includes Nunc dimittis settings by Josquin des Prez, Christopher Tye and Gustav Holst, and James MacMillan’s recent stunning setting of the famous Miserere text.
ROBERT RAMSEY (c. 1590–1644) How are the mighty fallen

JOHN BLITHEMAN (1525–91) In Pace
GRAHAM ROSS (b. 1985) Come to me in the silence of the night

RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (1936–2012) A Good-Night

ARVO PÄRT (b. 1935) Nunc dimittis

JUDITH BINGHAM (b. 1952) The Drowned Lovers
CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852–1924) The blue bird

– Interval –

JOSQUIN DES PREZ (c. 1450/55–1521) Nunc dimittis
JOHN SHEPPARD (c. 1515–58) In Pace

JAMES MACMILLAN (b. 1959) Miserere

CHRISTOPHER TYE (1505–72) Lord, now lettest thou thy servant
SIGURÐUR SÆVARSSON (b. 1963) Nunc dimittis

HOWARD SKEMPTON (b. 1947) He wishes for the cloths of heaven
GUSTAV HOLST (1874–1934) Nunc dimittis

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