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St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square, London W1
8 pm   Sunday 18th June 2000

 INDEX CANTORUM

Director:  Mark Williams

   

Sheppard

Libera nos, Salva nos I

Palestrina

O vera suma sempiterna Trinitas

Gombert

Lugebat David Absalon

Gallus

O beata Trinitas

Bruckner

Ave Maria

Taverner

Credo, from Mass ‘Gloria Tibi Trinitas’

INTERVAL 15 minutes   

Sheppard

Libera nos, Salva nos II

Taverner

Sanctus, Benedictus, from Mass ‘Gloria Tibi Trinitas’

Victoria

Duo Seraphim

Bairstow

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Rachmaninov

Ave Maria

Tavener

Hymn to the Mother of God

Holst

Nunc Dimittis

 

Tonight’s concert sets out to explore to the full the spacious and resonant acoustic of St Patrick’s Church.  Much of the music in the programme was originally written for the great churches and cathedrals of Europe, and tonight aims to recreate the majestic full choral sonorities that would have been heard on first performance.  Although INDEX CANTORUM’s previous concerts have centred on Renaissance music, we take here the opportunity to perform in addition works written in the 20th Century.  Today is also Trinity Sunday, a feast day that has special significance within England; Trinity Sunday has been a calendar marker for the Church year, university terms and law courts.  Music for the day has always been traditionally lavish, and a selection of the finest European examples is given special prominence in the works chosen.