Music for Holy Week

    // St Paul's Covent Garden, London WC2

    Elysian Singers @30: Psalmfest #2

Mendelssohn: Hör mein Bitten
Pärt: An den Wassern zu Babel
Sermisy: Dont vient cela
Morley: Psalm 14
Lassus: Perfice gressus meos
Gabrieli: Iudica me Domine
Farrant: Hide not thou thy face
Gibbons: Sing unto the Lord
Nielsen: Tre Motetter
Peerson: Laboravi in gemitu meo
Dowland: Put me not to rebuke, O Lord
Howells: Like as the hart
SS Wesley: Wash me throughly
Cozzolani: Domine ad adiuvandum me festina
Leighton: Quam dilecta!
Britten: Whoso dwelleth
Rheinberger: Eripe me
Purcell: Hear my prayer
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Five centuries of penitential psalm settings from all around Europe: from France to Estonia, from Italy to Denmark. Mini-masterpieces by Mendelssohn (‘Hear my Prayer’) and Arvo Pärt (‘An den Wassern zu Babel’) rub shoulders with English choral favourites by Purcell and Howells. And a few surprises such as music by an 17th century Italian nun, Margarita Cozzolani, and Lichtenstein’s most famous composer, Josef Rheinberger.