Music for Compline
Byrd I laid me downe to rest
Sheppard Libera nos I and II
Plainsong Veni Domine
Tallis In manus tuas
White Christe qui lux es IV
Tallis In Pace
Byrd Nunc dimittis
Mundy O Lord the maker of all thing
Sheppard Jesu, salvator saeculi
The Lord’s Prayer
Plainsong Miserere mihi, Domine
Tallis Miserere nostri
Byrd Miserere mihi
Plainsong Salva nos, Domine
Tye Nunc dimittis
Sheppard In manus tuas
Tallis Te lucis ante terminum
Taverner Ave Dei Patris Filia
Over the past decade vocal consort Stile Antico has built an outstanding reputation for their performances of a cappella renaissance music.
Marking ten years together, we welcome them to the sonorous setting of Christ Church Spitalfields. They perform a collection of English music for the Christian service of compline, a programme made famous by their bestselling recording.
Taking place at dusk, the service of compline is a meditative sequence of words, music and prayer. In this concert, Stile Antico present exquisite works of contemplation by some of England’s finest composer of the day, including William Byrd, Thomas Tallis and John Sheppard.
“The singing is staggeringly beautiful”
Sunday Times on Stile Antico’s Music for Compline, 2007
6.30pm, free to concert ticket holders
Find out more about this evening’s music in conversation with members of Stile Antico.
Approximate end time: 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval
Supported by Spitalfields Music Members, Patrons and Champions