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|Biber||Rosary Sonata No. 16 (Passacaglia) in G minor for solo violin Guardian Angel|
|JS Bach||Partita for flute in A minor, BWV 1013 (transc. into G minor for solo violin)|
|Matteis||Passaggio rotto, Fantasia, Movimento incognito|
|James MacMillan||Domine Non Secundum Peccata Nostra**|
|Monteverdi||Adoramus te, Christe|
|Owain Park||Antiphon of the Angels (New commission and London premiere) **|
|+ works for chamber choir by||Gabrieli, Gibbons, Tallis, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Jonathan Dove and Thomas Tomkins|
Angels are considered divine intermediaries between heaven and earth; messengers sent to guide and guard. Over the centuries they have inspired flights of brilliance from musicians, poets and writers, enshrining their essence and wisdom in art. St Ambrose is traditionally credited with promoting antiphonal voices in sacred music – calls and responses uniquely explored in Guardian Angel, a programme of voices and solo violin uniting the ‘queen of the Baroque violin’ (Sunday Times), Rachel Podger, and the ‘impeccable’ (Gramophone) VOCES8.
Rachel Podger’s playing is intoxicated and intoxicatingBBC Music Magazine