08.02.13 7.30pm, Trinity College Chapel; £20; £15
Magnificat performs music by Taverner, Tallis, Mundy and Byrd for Cambridge Early Music in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge.
The Tudors at Prayer explores Latin devotional music composed during the reigns of Tudor monarchs Henry VIII, Mary and Elizabeth. Thomas Tallis’s emotive Suscipe quaesoand two of William Byrd’s greatest works, Tribue Domineand Ne irascaris Domine, are interspersed byQuemadmodum desiderat and two Antiphons by John Taverner, settings of Christe qui lux by Byrd and Robert White, and Robert Parsons’s exquisite Ave Maria. Several of these works are featured on Magnificat’s most recent recording, Where late the sweet birds sang, which features sacred Latin music by Parsons, White and Byrd.