Two contrasting settings of the Mass for the Dead (Missa pro defunctis) from the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries.
Tomas Luis de Victoria’s Requiem, completed in 1603, was composed for the funeral of the Dowager Empress Maria and includes settings of movements of the Requiem Mass. It is set for SSATTB and is considered by many to be at the pinnacle of Renaissance polyphony.
Gabriel Jackson’s Requiem combines the traditional solemnity of the liturgy with poems embracing wide-ranging spirituality. The result is a work which encompasses images of light and radiant optimism and demonstrates the composer’s gift for writing mesmerising large-scale choral music – a unique, sublime work.
Saturday 14 October 2017, 7.30 pm
Wilmslow Parish Church
Stephen Williams, Conductor
Tickets on the door; £14 Full, £12 Concession, £6 Student
Tickets online; £13 Full, £11 Concession, £5 Student
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