Through the Looking Glass

The European context for British Choral Music

A programme highlighting the surprising differences and similarities between British and European music in a series of pairs sung in Cambridge in September 2009.


Dum transisset Sabbatum – John Taverner (c. 1495 – 1545)
Dominus meus – Cristóbal de Morales (1500-1553)


Four tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter – Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) 


Tribulationem et dolorem – Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) 


Fantasia for Double Organ – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Psalm 100 – Heinrich Schütz (1585 - 1672)


Interval (15 mins)


O God thou art my God – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Troisième Leçon de Ténèbres – François Couperin (1668-1733)


There is an old belief – Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


My Spirit Sang all day – Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Salve Regina – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)


Christus Vincit – James Macmillan (b. 1959)
Moyo Wangu - Alan Charlton (b. 1970)


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