Holy Week Festival
Mass in G minor
Annum per annum
Vinea mea Electa
Lo, the full, final sacrifice Op. 26
Lamentations of Jeremiah
The programme provides pathos and passion with a wide range of musical styles.
Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor was the first British a cappella mass to be written since the 16th century and reflects the style the Great Masses of William Byrd. Tallis' epic Lamentations of Jeremiah have formed the bedrock of passiontide worship for over 400 years.
The Last Supper is beautifully expressed in Lo, the full, final sacrifice. The anthem's text memorialises the celebration of the Eucharist. Finzi assembled the text from two poems of Richard Crashaw (c. 1613-1649), an English poet of the Metaphysical tradition of John Donne and Thomas Traherne. The Temple Church Choir concert also encompasses truly beautiful compositions for Good Friday by Poulenc, and the extraordinary setting of The Lord's Prayer by Janacek.
Organist Greg Morris completes the programme with music from France and the Baltic.
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