Chamber Choir

Byrd is the Wyrd

Thursday 12 November 2015, 19:30 - 21:30
St Andrew Holbornmap ]
5 St Andrew Street
London EC4A 3AF

Orlando Chamber Choir
Will Dawes, director

William Byrd, one of Britain’s greatest Renaissance composers, was an avid reader and ardent armchair traveller. He never seems to have set foot outside England but he corresponded with colleagues across Europe and from his library he surveyed the globe.

Orlando Chamber Choir will sing a musical sketch of Byrd in his own words, with repertoire based on the composer’s collection of books, his manuscripts and his letters. The programme includes Byrd’s monumental Tribue Domine as well as compositions by his predecessors, colleagues and pupils.


William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623)
Sing joyfully
John Taverner (c.1490 - 1545)
Mater Christi sanctissima
William Mundy (c.1529 - 1591)
Eructavit cor meum
Thomas Tallis (c.1505 - 1585)
Miserere nostri Domine
Miserere mihi Domine
William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623)
Miserere mihi Domine
Thomas Tallis (c.1505 - 1585)
Suscipe quaeso Domine
Richard Dering (c.1580 - 1630)
Factum est silentium
Philippe de Monte (1521 - 1603)
Super flumina Babylonis
William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623)
Quomodo cantabimus
Peter Philips (c.1560 - 1628)
Ecce vicit Leo
William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623)
Tribue Domine