15th – 17th September 2009
On September 15th, 16th and 17th the BBC Singers and I will make a programme for the Early Music Show exploring the musical forebears of Palestrina, especially the rare Italian ones. We will focus on the music of Costanzo Festa, but also include the Lamentations of Carpentras, which were sung in the Sistine Chapel before Palestrina wrote a set to replace them.
The programme will be:
Costanzo Festa and the predecessors of Palestrina
Josquin: Inviolata, integra et casta es Maria
Festa: Inviolata, integra et casta es Maria
Festa: Quam pulchra es
Carpentras: Lamentations (extracts from)
Palestrina: Dum complerentur a 6
Palestrina: Missa Repleatur os meum (extracts from. NB Agnus Dei is 5’30”)
Firminus Le Bel Puer natus est
The recording will take place on Thursday 17 September at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge, London as an Invitation Concert starting at 2.00pm.