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|Poulenc||Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël FP 152|
|Fauré||Cantique de Jean Racine with cello obbligato|
|Debussy||Trois chansons de Charles d’Orleans|
|ANON||Angelus ad Virginem|
|Skempton||Adam Lay bounden|
|I saw a fair maiden|
|John Luther Adams||Three High Places for solo cello|
|Britten||Hymn to the Virgin|
|Lloyd||Love Came Down at Christmas|
|Todd||My Lord has come|
|Vaughan williams||Fantasia on carols with organ and cello|
Multi-award-winning Tenebrae, renowned for the passion and precision of their performances, join cellist Oliver Coates for a seasonal sequence of French and English music.
Choral works by Poulenc and Fauré are contrasted with Saint-Saëns’ Prière and Skempton’s exquisite Six Figures for solo cello. Jonathan Harvey’s fascinating Lauds for choir and cello was inspired by the first Benedictine office before daybreak, when monks are summoned to the rising of the sun.
The evening ends with Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols with cello.