Tuesday, 23 May 2006

Edington Festival

The brochure for the 2006 Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy has just popped through our letter box. We are planning to go down there for the whole week this year so should be able to saturate ourselves in the 4 services per day with music from 3 choirs. The programme this year is particularly delectable. Amongst the things that I noticed on first glance:-
  • Hymne a la Vierge by Pierre Villette, a composer that we discovered in Concord last year and whose lovely motets we sang with great success.
  • Victoria's O Quam Gloriosam mass sung at a service where the preacher is Lord Carey
  • Tallis's O Nata Lux
  • The festival commission: 'Before Abraham was, I AM' by Anthony Pitts
  • Agnus Dei from Poulenc's Mass in G
  • Britten's Festival Te Deum and Walton's Jubilate
  • James MacMillan's Mass and Tippett's Plebs Angelica in the same service!!!
  • Giles Swayne's Magnificat - another piece I know from London Concord Singers - paired with Charles Wood's Nunc Dimittis

There is of course much, much more. You can get leaflets and information from the festival here

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