Instruments of Time and Truth

25
/ May
Saturday
2019

Instruments of Time and Truth

Venue
SJE Arts
Start Time
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Tickets
£38, £30, £24, £20 and £15; half price on all bands for under 18s and NUS

The King Shall Rejoice

Humfrey: Anthem
Purcell: Fantasia on a ground (à 4)
Humfrey: Anthem
Purcell: Pavan and Chacony
Humfrey: Anthem
Interval
Purcell: Trumpet Sonata in D
PurcellHail, Bright Cecilia, Ode for St Cecilia’s Day (1692)

The King Shall Rejoice  celebrates a moment in English history when the arts were re-embraced by monarch and people alike.  At the restored Court of Charles II, music was welcomed back into the divine office, and in London town, theatre music took off. Pelham Humfrey was the first great composer furnishing elaborate sacred music for the royal chapel, and at the other end of the period, Purcell was the last, leaving an indelible mark on the music heard out and about in town. In this concert we hear the best of Humfrey’s anthems and the best of Purcell’s odes, his Hail! Bright Cecilia of 1692