Join us for the launch of our new concert series, Music of the Spires - celebrating choral music housed in Oxford’s unparalleled collections.
For this first concert, we will perform Robert Fayrfax’s Missa O Bone Jesu alongside music by Tallis, Parsons, Gibbons and Marco Galvani.
In Music of the Spires we will perform several of the festal masses by John Taverner and Robert Fayrfax from the Forrest-Heyther partbooks, a collection dating from c. 1530. These large scale and highly complex pieces were written for special occasions in the liturgical year, and our selection features masses for Candlemas, Trinity, St Michael’s and Christmas. We will perform the masses around the time of year when they would have been first performed over 500 years ago.
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes with interval
Tallis - Videte miraculum
Fayrfax - Missa O Bone Jesu Gloria
Parsons - Ave Maria
Galvani - Ave Sanctissima Maria
Fayrfax - Missa O Bone Jesu, Credo
Tallis - Quod chorus vatum
Parsons - O Bone Jesu
Fayrfax - Missa O Bone Jesu, Sanctus & Benedictus
Tallis - In manus tuas
Fayrfax - Missa O Bone Jesu, Agnus dei
Gibbons - Nunc dimittis