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Tallis Scholars with Music inspired by the Sistine Chapel

Tallis Scholars
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19:30 - 21:30
St John the Evangelist Church
109A Iffley Road
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Opposite the University Sports Ground

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£40, £30, £20, £18, £12, students and under 18's £10 reduction on all price bands
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Booking required

Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria (Kyrie)
Morales: Regina caeli
Palestrina: Missa Ecce ego Johannes (Gloria)
Festa: Quam pulchra es
Carpentras: Lamentations
Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli (Credo)

Allegri: Miserere
Palestrina: Missa Confitebor tibi domine (Sanctus)
Campkin: New commission
Josquin: Inter natos mulierum
Palestrina: Missa Brevis (Agnus)‎

All these composers worked in the Sistine Chapel and wrote for the choir there. A number of the pieces can be identified as specifically written for the building - the Carpentras is especially interesting in this regard, since he is said to have gone back later in life to find they were using faulty copies. Morales spent much of his life there and Alex Campkin has written a tailor-made piece for Tallis Scholars with Sistine Chapel references. The framework is a composite mass by Palestrina.

Oxford Festival of the Arts 2016