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Gothic Voices

Mary, Star of the Sea

Repertoire

Joanne Metcalf
Il nome del bel fior, Part I: 1st Maria
Anon. C13
Ave Maria
Joanne Metcalf
Il nome del bel fior, Part IV: Il nome del bel fior
Anon. C13
Super te Ierusalem; Sed fulsit virginitas
Anon. C14
Stella maris illustrans omnia
Joanne Metcalf
Il nome del bel fior, Part V: 3rd Maria
Anon. C14
Letetur celi curia
Anon. C12
Tronus regis
Dunstaple
Beata mater
Shert
Ave, decus seculi
Dunstaple
Ave maris stella
Arvo Pärt
Most Holy Mother of God
~ Interval ~
Anon.
Sancta mater graciae; Dou way Robin
Godric of Finchale
Crist and Sainte Marie
Anon. C15
Sancta Maria virgo
Anon. C13
Stond wel, moder, under rode
Power
Beata progenies
Andrew Smith
Stond wel, moder, Part I (world premiere)
Anon. C14
Jesu fili virginis
Frye
Ave Regina Caelorum a4
Andrew Smith
Stond wel, moder, Part II (world premiere)
Anon.
Gaude, Maria virgo
Anon.
Alleluya psallat; Alleluya concinat – Virga Jesse

Performers

Catherine King
mezzo-soprano
Steven Harrold
tenor
Julian Podger
tenor
Stephen Charlesworth
baritone

A celebration of the biblical matriarch Mary in her various guises – caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light. Ancient ritualistic texts explore her mythical and human aspects and are set to music by masters of mediaeval England. Contemporary settings by Joanne Metcalf (1958), Andrew Smith (1970) and Arvo Pärt (1935) relate the themes to the modern day.

“Gothic Voices make imaginative use of varied scorings, and their lively, expressive performances are first class.” (Daily Telegraph)

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