The Phoenix Rises August 13!
The Phoenix Rising
STREET DATE: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The current popularity of English Renaissance choral music owes much to the groundbreaking work of the CARNEGIE TRUST, which celebrates its centenary in 2013. In 1922, the Trust inaugurated the Tudor Church Music edition - a series of hugely influential volumes, unearthing a wealth of extraordinary music that had languished unperformed for centuries.
On THE PHOENIX RISING the young British choir Stile Antico honors the remarkable legacy of 16th century English sacred music with a program entirely drawn from these publications, including masterpieces by Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons and White. Crowning the program is the exquisite five-part Mass by William Byrd, whose modern reputation as the greatest composer of the English Renaissance was founded on these pioneering editions. The twelve voices of Stile Antico perform "with a sense of wondrous discovery" (The Arts Desk) befitting a program that celebrates the revival of a beloved repertoire. Stile Antico will tour this program on their U.S. tour in October 2013.
"Stile Antico's expressivity is inseparable from its technical achievement, such that attention is always drawn to the music's ingenious intricacies, its startling richness, its sharp-turn surprises. The latest thing is a venerable phenomenon." - Boston Globe