Stile Antico 4, Credit Kaupo Kikkas

Vocal Ensembles – A Pilgrim’s Journey

Sat 27th Jul to Sat 3rd Aug
Week 1

Join ensemble Stile Antico on a course designed to improve ensemble singing skills. Participants will be divided into small groups, normally with just one or two voices per part, and will explore a wealth of 16th and early 17th century gems journeying through themes of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, inspired by Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’. The repertoire will range from sacred motets by composers such as Palestrina and Byrd to upbeat madrigals by the likes of Dowland and Thomas Campion. Tutored by members of Stile Antico, participants will work on ensemble skills, vocal technique, and listening, while exploring some lesser-known gems of the Renaissance. Scores will be available for purchase on arrival at a cost of £10 each. If requested, e-scores can be sent out in mid-June to allow participants to prepare in advance. 

Standard: Intermediate and above. Applicants to the course are requested to email in advance with an indication of experience and sightreading ability, to help allocate groups appropriately.


Repertoire will include the following:

Duarte Lobo – Dies irae a 4
Pierre De la Rue – Absalon fili mi
Bernardino de Ribera – Dimitte me ergo
Sebastián de Vivanco – De Profundis a 4
Tomás Luis de Victoria – Taedet animam meam
John Dowland – Rest awhile you cruel cares
Thomas Tallis – Purge me, O Lord; Te lucis ante terminum (festal)
Cristobál de Morales – Asperges me; Agnus Dei iii from Missa Mille Regretz
John Sheppard – The Lord’s Prayer
Thomas Morley – Nolo mortem peccatoris
John Amner – A stranger here
Anon. – Venite a laudere
Thomas Campion – Never weather beaten sail
Vicente Lusitano – Regina Caeli a5
Pedro Perianez – Ave Domine Maria
William Byrd – Justorum animae
Thomas Weelkes – Gloria in excelsis Deo
Richard Dering – Factum est silentium


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