Vocal English Renaissance music

October 26, 2015. The Patriarch’s Palace

Music written when Elizabeth was on the throne composes a special program, elaborated to celebrate the links between England and Russia. Peter Phillips, a well-known English conductor, will take part in the concert together with the choir ensemble «Intrada». Peter Phillips is the founder and artistic director of «The Tallis Scholars», and the author of the book on the English sacred music of the 16th century. Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) and his pupil William Byrd (1543-1623) were among the most prominent composers of the Elizabethan era. Some English musicologists compare Byrd with Shakespeare. Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) is considered one of the most versatile composers of that period. He created a great deal of hymns, motets, madrigals and fantasies. Not of the less interest are creations by Thomas Wilkes (1576-1623), author of rhymed anthems. Music by the outstanding composer and organist Peter Philips (1560-1628) will also be played. The only piece in the programme which was written outside the period, a hundred years earlier for Elizabeth’s grandfather, Henry VII is one by Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521).


- online at the museums' website;
Please be informed that online booking becomes unavailable one day before the particular concert.
in the museums’ ticket offices in Alexander garden from 9.00 to 16.30 daily (9.00 to 19.00 on the day of the concert).

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the Cultural programs department
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