Ye Sacred Muses – Music of the Chapel Royal – March 2009

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The Chapel Royal was for centuries the seat of British sacred music-making, and the ensemble will perform lesser-known a cappella works by Henry Purcell, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and others. Also, we will mine the madrigal compilation The Triumphs of Oriana — a tribute to Queen Elizabeth I — and its 20th-century companion, A Garland for the Queen, which commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II with contributions by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Tippett and others. After a season that has so far included many modern and adventurous works, Clerestory is eager to return to the cathedral roots and illuminated harmonies that inspired its name!


Come Let Us Rejoice

A New Commandment

Ye Sacred Muses

Hymn 1

Hymn 2

Hymn 3

Turn Thee O Lord

Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened

Hosanna to the Son of David

Hymn 6

Hymn 7

Hymn 8

Thou Knowest Lord

Nolo Mortem Peccatoris

Lord How Long Wilt Thou Be Angry

Ne Irascaris Domine

Arise Awake

Come Gentle Swains

Come Blessed Bird

Silence and Music

White Flowering Days

Lightly She Whipped O’er the Dales

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced

With Wreaths of Rose and Laurel


Dance Clarion Air

All Creatures Now are Merry Minded