Music From The Time Of A Pandemic In Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

The Australian Chamber Choir’s ACC 8, directed by Douglas Lawrence present a program of English song, featuring music by composers who survived the Bubonic Plague.

The performers: The Australian Chamber Choir’s ACC8, directed by Douglas Lawrence

The composers:

Survivors of One Plague – Richard Farrant (c.1530–80), Henry Purcell (1659-95)

Survivors of Two Plagues – Thomas Morley (c.1557–1602), Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656), Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623), Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625), John Bartlet (fl.1606–10)

Survivors of Three Plagues – William Byrd (c.1540–1623), John Dowland (1563–1626)

The program: William Byrd – from the Mass for Five Voices, Kyrie, Sanctus/Benedictus, Gloria, Agnus Dei/ Thomas Weelkes – Gloria/ Henry Purcell – Hear my prayer o Lord /Richard Farrant – Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake/ Thomas Tomkins – Two Motets When David heard that Absalom was slain, I heard a voice /William Byrd – Sing joyfully/ John Dowland – Three Secular Songs Come again, sweet love doth now invite, Weep no more, Fine knacks for ladies/ John Bartlet – Of all the birds/ Orlando Gibbons – The silver swan/ Thomas Morley – Three Madrigals April is in my Mistress’ face/O grief ev’n on/ Now is the month of Maying

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