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Colm Carey director
Taverner Gloria from Western Wind Mass
Cornysh Ave Maria, mater Dei
Taverner Christe Jesu, pastor bone
Attributed to Anne Boleyn O Death, rock me asleep
Sheppard Libera nos I & II
Morales Regina caeli laetare
Tallis If ye love me
Guerrero Ave Maria a 8
Byrd O Lord, grant thy servant Elizabeth a long life
Ad Dominum cum tribularer
The Tower of London remains one of Britain’s most iconic buildings, intimately linked to the history of the nation.
The small Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, in the shadow of the White Tower, is resting place to some of the most important figures of the 16th century, including three queens and Thomas More and John Fisher. Through a sequence of words and music, the Odyssean Ensemble explores the tumultuous religious and political landscape of the time.
Hear excerpts from Taverner’s Western Wind Mass, the first sacred music of its kind to use a popular melody alongside Francisco Guerrero’s Ave Maria for double choir and more unusual works by Cornysh and Portuguese composer Morales. The evening’s programme is interspersed with words from, and reflections on, some of the major figures buried in the Chapel, given by Canon Roger Hall, Chaplain to HM Tower of London.
Approximate end time: 8.30pm