The Road to Renaissance - from brilliant Brumel to brand-new Barnard
Orlando Chamber Choir
Jessica Norton, guest director
Antoine Brumel was a 15th-century musical superstar whose works were performed throughout Europe and enjoyed by Luther and the Pope alike. When Jacob Obrecht died in Ferrara, one of Europe’s main cultural centres, Brumel was offered his highly-paid post for life. His compositions combine medieval rhythms with smooth polyphony, picked up from his teacher Josquin des Prez, and adds complex canons to impress his contemporaries (and us!). This blend helped create the rich language of the Renaissance, to which Brumel’s Franco-Flemish contemporaries added their voices, distributing their enlightened compositions throughout Europe...
...and on to Britain where, in 2022, composer Richard Barnard took inspiration from Brumel’s Da pacem to produce an even more canonic companion piece, dedicated to Lucy Goddard and Orlando Chamber Choir.
Join us on our Road to Renaissance – and beyond!
Ockeghem – Intemerata Dei mater
Regis – Celsitonantis
Regis – Ave Maria
Des Prez – Inviolata, integra et casta es
Des Prez – In te, Domine, speravi
Des Prez – Mille regretz
Des Prez – Adieu mes amours
Obrecht – Beata es, Maria
Compère – Scaramella fa la galla
Brumel – Sicut lilium inter spinas
Brumel – Da pacem
Brumel – Tous les regretz
Brumel – Laudate Dominum
Brumel – O Domine Jesu Christe
Barnard – Da pacem (world premiere)
Verdelot – Fuggi, cor mio
Verdelot – Madonna, qual certezza
Verdelot – Gran dolor di mia vita
Verdelot – Con soave parlar
The concert starts at 19:30.
Tickets £16, reduced price £12, available online and on the door.
St Peter’s Eaton Square, 119 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL
Thu 23 March