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|Tavener||Hymn to the Mother of God|
|Sheppard||Gloria from Cantate Mass|
|Fayrfax||Aeternae laudis lilium|
|Gabriel Jackson||Ave Maria|
|Tavener||Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God|
|James Macmillan||O virgo prudentissima (new commission – based on Wylkynson fragment)|
|Sheppard||Agnus Dei from Cantate Mass|
This year’s Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting our artistic associates, The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Their close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on their very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in their 40th anniversary year.