Early Music Vancouver- War and Peace – The Tallis Scholars

 Early Music Vancouver- War and Peace – The Tallis Scholars
Sat April 21 2018 / 7:30pm
Chan Centre

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

Designed by Peter Phillips to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War in 1918, 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 by two movements from Victoria’s 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 Arvo Pärt’s beautiful The Woman with the Alabaster Box, Christ refers to his own burial.

Programme

War and Peace: A program commemorating all those who lost their lives in the First World War 1914 – 1918.

Monody
L’Homme Armé

Josquin
Kyrie from the Missa L’Homme Armé

Guerrero
Gloria from the Missa Batalla

Pärt
The Woman with the Alabaster Box

Mouton
Quis dabit oculis

Lobo
Versa est

Guerrero
Credo from the Missa Batalla

Victoria
Requiem aeternam (from the Missa pro Defunctis)

Guerrero
Sanctus from the Missa L’Homme Armé

Tavener
Song for Athene

Palestrina
Agnus dei from the Missa Papae Marcelli

Victoria
Libera me (from the Missa pro Defunctis)

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