Song Of Songs With The Choir Of St James’

song of somngsThe rich, erotic poetry of The Song of Solomon has inspired composers throughout the ages to write music of great beauty. In a programme of music for choir and organ spanning over 500 years The Choir of St James’ directed by Warren Trevelyan-Jones with organist with Alistair Nelson explores the ravishing repertoire that has been set to these sensuous texts. The programme includes music by Clemens, Victoria, Dupré and Casals and a world premiere performance of Nigra sum by UK composer Francis Pott.
The Programme
Antoine Brumel: Sicut lilium inter spinas                                                                         
Nicolas Gombert: Quam pulchra es                                                                                       
 Jean L’Héritier : Nigra sum                                                                                                 

Ivan Moody: Canticum Canticorum I                                                                               
   (Three Motets from the Song of Songs)
1 Surge propera amica mea
2 Descendi in hortumn meum
3. Ego dilecto meo                                          
Robert White: Tota pulchra es                                                                                                
Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi                                                                                               
Tomas Luis de Victoria: Vidi speciosam                                                                                          
INTERVAL (10 mins.)
Pablo Casals: Nigra sum, sed formosa / Total Pullchra es                                                                  
 Marcel Dupré: 15 Pieces for organ founded on antiphons (excerpts)                 
Vêpres du commun des fêtes de la Sainte Vierge, Op.18
with plainchant antiphons
Francis Pott: Nigra sum (world premiere)                                                                       
Ivo Antognini: I am the rose of Sharon                                                                                       
Healey Willan: Rise up my love my fair one                                                                          
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