Convertere ad Dominum | The Tudor Consort

By: Tudor Consort  05-Apr-2012

Victoria’s nine Lamentation settings are taken from his monumental Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae (Office for Holy Week), a comprehensive collection of passion settings, responsaries and hymns for this most important period of the Church year. These anguished texts, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem in the time of the conquest of Nebuchadrezzar, are set with Victoria’s particular subtlety and intensity of expression. The title of the concert is taken from the epilogue of each lamentation, exhorting the people of Jerusalem to turn once again to their God.

Plainsong: Vexilla Regis prodeunt

Lamentations for Maundy Thursday
Feria V in Coena Domini
Ad matutinum

Lessons of the First Nocturn

Lectio I — Incipit Lamentatio Ieremiae Prophetae
Lectio II — Vau. Et egressus est
Lectio III — Iod. Manum suam 

Plainsong: Arbor decora et fulgida

Lamentations for Good Friday
Feria VI in Parasceve
Ad matutinum

Lessons of the First Nocturn

Lectio I — Heth. Cogitavit Dominus
Lectio II — Lamed. Matribus suis dixerunt
Lectio III — Aleph. Ego vir videns

Plainsong: O Crux ave, spes unica

Lamentations for Holy Saturday
Sabbato Sancto
Ad matutinum

Lessons of the First Nocturn

Lectio I — Heth. Misericordiae Domini
Lectio II — Aleph. Quomodo obscuratum
Lectio III — Incipit Oratio Ieremiae Prophetae


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Two world premieres by leading New Zealand composers Ross Harris and Jack Body feature in our upcoming concert – Renaissance Influences IV – Made in New Zealand. The remainder of the home-grown programme includes works by Dame Gillian Whitehead, David Farquhar, Douglas Mews and Tudor Consort choir member Anna Griffiths.


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A Britten Christmas | The Tudor Consort

A Ceremony of Carols is a product of Britten’s self-imposed wartime exile to the United States, written in cramped conditions during his crossing of the Atlantic. Written when he was merely nineteen years old, it employs an eight-part choir and a chorus of boys, in this case taken from St Mark’s School. The women of The Tudor Consort will be accompanied by Carolyn Mills, Principal Harpist of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.


05-Apr-2012

Renaissance Influences IV | The Tudor Consort

Two world premieres by leading New Zealand composers Ross Harris and Jack Body feature in our upcoming concert – Renaissance Influences IV – Made in New Zealand. The remainder of the home-grown programme includes works by Dame Gillian Whitehead, David Farquhar, Douglas Mews and Tudor Consort choir member Anna Griffiths. Missa Brevis: Kyrie Gillian Whitehead.


05-Apr-2012

The ‘Earthquake’ Mass | The Tudor Consort

Given the obvious association with the Canterbury earthquakes, The Tudor Consort will record this Mass shortly after the concert, with all profits going to the music department of ChristChurch Cathedral. For those who enjoyed the dense polyphony of Tallis’ Spem in alium, you must not miss this performance of Brumel’s intricate Missa Et ecce terrae motus.