Gabrieli Consort

Music, Classical and opera

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William Byrd's monumental Great Service, acknowledged as the crowning point of unaccompanied church music during the 16th century, is interspersed in this programme, by works from contemporary British composers. The programme includes the world premiere of two pieces by Jonathan Dove, whose sensitivity to words and desire to exploit the beauty of choral sound contrasts and complements the complexity of Byrd's celebrated masterpiece.



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