Finnissy - ‘Pious Anthems and Voluntaries (for the Chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge)

Friday, 28 June 2019 - 6:30pm
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The Choir of St John's sings the premiere of Michael Finnissy's cycle of commissions for the Choir, sung in a liturgical context.

The Choir's Composer-in-Residence has worked with the Choir on this nine-part cycle since 2017, working closely with our singers and organists in developing each individual movement. This will be a special occasion that highlights St John's College's support of new music and the advancement of the choral tradition. This work was commissioned by means of the College Annual Fund and the Herbert Howells Organ Music Fund.

Finnissy | Pious Anthems and Voluntaries (for the Chapel of Saint John’s College, Cambridge)

1. Dum transisset Sabbatum [choir]
2. Dum transisset Sabbatum - double [organ]
3. Videte miraculum [choir]
4. Videte miraculum - double [organ]
5. Commentary on ‘Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern’ [flute, violin and organ]
6. Cantata: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn [soloists, choir, flute, violin and organ]
7. Commentary on BWV 562 [flute, violin and organ]
8. Plebs angelica [choir]
9. Plebs angelica - Response [grand organ and chamber organ]

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St John's College Chapel
St John's Street
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23 May 2019


Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
Psalms 110 (Lloyd), 111 (Smart)
Bevan: Magnificat octavi toni
Nunc Dimittis octavi toni
Tavener: The Lord’s Prayer
Boulanger: Lux aeterna
Hymn 486

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The Choir of St John’s' new album - Magnificat - celebrates their daily tradition of choral Evensong and is released on 25 October 2019.

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