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Saturday November 11, 2023 at 19:30
St Martin's Church, Salisbury
£15 (£5 students/under 16)
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  1. Introitus, from Requiem (Officium defunctorum) a 6 - Tomás Luis de Victoria
  2. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How lovely are thy dwellings), from Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) Op 45 - Johannes Brahms
  3. Requiem aeternam 1, from Requiem, for unaccompanied chorus - Herbert Howells
  4. The Lord is my shepherd - John Rutter
  5. Dies irae, from Requiem Mass in D minor K 626 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  6. Sanctus, from Requiem Op 9 - Maurice Duruflé
  7. Pie Jesu, from Requiem - Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber
  8. Mass for 5 voices - William Byrd
  9. Take him, earth, for cherishing - Herbert Howells

The programme is entitled 'Requiem' with the first part commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd with a performance of his Mass for 5 voices.

The second half of the concert is made up of movements from the Requiems of Mozart, Duruflé and Herbert Howells amongst others.We also remember the assassination of John F Kennedy with Herbert Howells' 'Take him, earth, for cherishing'. In his own sleeve note to the 1967 recording by King’s College Choir, Howells wrote: ‘Within the year following the tragic death of President Kennedy in Texas plans were made for a dual American-Canadian Memorial Service to be held in Washington. I was asked to compose an a cappella work for the commemoration. The text was mine to choose, Biblical or other. Choice was settled when I recalled a poem by Prudentius (AD 348–413). I had already set it in its medieval Latin years earlier, as a study for Hymnus Paradisi. But now I used none of that unpublished setting. Instead I turned to Helen Waddell’s faultless translation […] Here was the perfect text—the Prudentius ‘Hymnus circa exsequias defuncti’.’

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