© Marco Borggreve
BBC Proms Chamber Music 5
15 August 2016
Cadogan Hall, London
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.
'A beautifully pure performance by tenor Benedict Hymas'.
'Richly warm tones and delicately precise articulation'.
'Stile Antico’s diction was impeccable ..., and their communication with each other and with the audience brought the text to life with great energy'.
Thomas Morley: It was a lover and his lasse (arr. Andrew Griffiths)
William Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant
Why doe I use my paper, inck and pen?
Huw Watkins (b. 1976): The Phoenix & the Turtle
William Byrd: Fantasia a 5, 'Two parts in one in the fourth above'
Thomas Tomkins: Be strong and of a good courage
Robert Ramsey: Sleep, fleshly birth
William Byrd: Browning a 5, 'The leaves be green'
Robert Johnson: Full fathom five (arr. Andrew Griffiths)
Nico Muhly (b. 1981): Gentle sleep
Orlando Gibbons: In nomine a 5 No. 1 in D minor
John Wilbye: Draw on, sweet night
Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan