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The Gesualdo Six

Lux Æterna

A poignant, hopeful sequence of music commemorating the departed

Guy James (countertenor), Alasdair Austin (countertenor), Joseph Wicks (tenor), Josh Cooter (tenor), Michael Craddock (baritone), Owain Park (director & bass)
Lux Æterna

A poignant, hopeful sequence of music commemorating the departed.

The Gesualdo Six have quickly established themselves as a truly remarkable vocal ensemble, small in numbers but immense in impact, with a reputation for innovative and intriguing programming juxtaposing vocal music from across the ages. Their Director and bass Owain Park describes their Lux Aeterna programme as ‘A sequence for the souls of the departed, to be heard by those who remember them’. Tallis and Byrd beautifully capture a sense of powerlessness in their works, asking for forgiveness and protection. The pieces by Tavener and Morales present a series of questions, seeking reassurance for those whose lives are at an end. Settings by Eleanor Daley and Joanna Marsh call on us to enjoy all that life has to offer, with a reminder not to let grief overwhelm us.

Cristóbal de MoralesParce mihi Domine
John Tavener
Funeral Ikos
Orlande de Lassus
Clamaverunt ad Dominum
Thomas Tallis
In Jejunio et fletu
Peccantem me quotidie
Howard Skempton
And there was war in heaven
Donna McKevitt
Lumen (Nunc Dimittis)
Cristóbal de Morales
Requiem aeternam (Introitus)
Vincente Lusitano
Heu me Domine
Judith Bingham
Watch with me
Joanna Marsh
I take thee
Cristóbal de Morales
Lux aeterna (Communio)
Richard Rodney Bennett
A Good-Night


St James' Church
Church Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6JE, United Kingdom

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