A Plainchant Legacy: Medieval to Modern
Saturday 17 June 2023
3.00pm, St Paul's Church Clifton
Clifton Festival Chamber Choir
Tom Williams - Conductor
Embark on an enchanting musical odyssey from medieval to modern, delving into the mesmerising world of plainchant. This ancient art form of musical expression has left an indelible mark on countless composers throughout the centuries: the bedrock for the evolution of diverse styles and techniques.
At the heart of this programme lie two masterful movements from Frank Martin's virtuosic setting of the mass, alongside Duruflé's ethereal Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, an exquisite testament to his genius. Also featured is music by John Tavener including his Song for Athene, which gained worldwide admiration after its performance at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.
As one who has slept - John Tavener
O virtus sapientiae - Hildegard of Bingen
Kyrie from ‘Mass for Double Choir’ - Frank Martin
Ego flos campi - Clemens non Papa
Dum transisset sabbatum - John Taverner
Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens - Maurice Duruflé
Song for Athene - Tavener
Agnus Dei from ‘Mass for Double Choir’ - Frank Martin
Hail, gladdening Light - Wood