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Ensemble Gombert: Christmas to Candlemas
December 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ensemble Gombert presents Christmas to Candlemas: A Jacobean celebration with viols and organ
With guest artists: Consort Eclectus
|William Byrd||This day Christ was born|
O God that guides the cheerful sun
|Orlando Gibbons||This is the record of John|
See, see the Word is incarnate
|John Bull||Almighty God, who by the leading of a star|
|Thomas Weelkes||Gloria, in excelsis Deo|
|Thomas Tomkins||Behold, I bring you glad tidings|
Performance of anthems with viols has been on our wish list for some years. Now that it is to become a reality it is impossible not to anticipate our Christmas to Candlemas season a bit in order to include that favourite Advent anthem, Gibbons’ This is the record of John. For that matter the other Gibbons piece, See, see the Word is incarnate also transcends the temporal limits, subsequently taking us through Passion, Resurrection and Ascension, but it begins with the Incarnation.
This is truly a rare opportunity to hear many of these works.