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The Tallis Scholars 2

War and Peace


L’homme armé
Kyrie from Missa L’homme armé
Gloria from Missa de la batalla escoutez
Arvo Pärt
The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Quis dabit oculis nostris
Versa est in luctum
Credo from Missa de la batalla escoutez
Requiem aeternam from Missa pro defunctis
Sanctus from Missa L’homme armé
Sir John Tavener
Song for Athene
Agnus dei from Missa Papae Marcelli
Libera me from Missa pro defunctis


Peter Phillips

A programme commemorating all those who lost their lives in the First World War 1914.

In this thought-provoking programme, designed to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, a complete Mass provides the framework, put together from war-like sources. These come either from the tradition of the Armed Man (L’homme armé), or are based on a chanson actually describing a battle (La batalla). The peaceful element of the programme is provided partly by two movements from Victoria’s peerless 6-voice Requiem Mass and partly by some deeply moving funeral motets: Tavener’s work was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana; Mouton’s at the funeral of Anne of Brittany; and Lobo’s at the funeral of Philip II of Spain. In Pärt’s beautiful The Woman with the Alabaster Box, Christ refers to his own burial.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2013/14

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2013/14

The Tallis Scholars

Opening the 2013/14 Choral at Cadogan season on his actual birthday, Peter Phillips hosts a programme of his favourite works, including Tallis' thrilling Gaude gloriosa.

Stile Antico

Our Choral at Cadogan series continues with masterpieces by Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons and White, and the exquisite five-part Mass by William Byrd, a programme drawn entirely from the Tudor Church...

Temple Church Choir

Britten's delightful A Ceremony of Carols is the centrepiece in a programme ranging from traditional carols to beautiful settings of Ave Maria by Elgar and Bruckner and Byrd's exhilarating Vigilate.

Vox Luminis: Stabat Mater

Italian Baroque music at its finest with this Gramophone Award-winning vocal ensemble, including seldom heard works by Lotti, Monteverdi and Ciaia, and Scarlatti's Stabat Mater.

The Cambridge Singers & John Rutter

In a rare live appearance the choir presents a programme of choral music old and new, sacred and secular including John Rutter favourites.

Choral at Cadogan - The Sixteen

Glorious Renaissance polyphony with Tallis' 1567 Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter and motets by Byrd, Morley and Gibbons, juxtaposed with works by Britten, Tippett and Macmillan.

BBC Singers: St John Passion

Kirill Karabits conducts a performance of C.P.E. Bach's long-lost St John Passion with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the composer's birth.

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