‘Virgin and Child’: Music from the Baldwin Part-books | University of Oxford

‘Virgin and Child’: Music from the Baldwin Part-books

Contrapunctus
19:30
The Queen's College
High Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4AW

Chapel

Concerts
£15/£12/£5
Yes
Recommended

The concert takes as its theme the large body of Marian works in Oxford’s most important manuscript collection of Tudor Music, the Baldwin Part-books, preserved at Christ Church. That John Baldwin should have included so much older music devoted to Mary in his compendium was an extraordinarily daring act during the reign of the Protestant Queen Elizabeth, and demonstrates the power of music to evoke an already ‘lost age’ of Catholic devotion and music in Elizabethan England.

1. John Sheppard Verbum caro
2. Thomas Tallis Videte miraculum
3. John Taverner Mater Christi (6’30)
4. Robert White Regina cilia
5. Robert Fayrfax Ave Dei Patris filia
6. Tallis Gaude gloriosa
7. White Tota pulchra es
8. Tallis Magnificat