Magdalena Kasprzyk·Dobija
William Byrd in focus – The Honour of our Nation (CANCELLED)

William Byrd in focus – The Honour of our Nation (CANCELLED)

About the Event

William Byrd:  Missa á 4: Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei

Missa á 3 stemmen: Gloria, Credo

Motets: Laudibus in Sanctis – O Quam Gloriosum

Consort Songs: Rejoice unto the Lord  – Ye sacred muses

Compositons for viol consort: In Nomine á 5 – Fantasia á 4

Fantasia in C for organ solo

Robin Blaze – conductor

Máté Bruckner, Noëlle Drost, Rita Gasala, Maud Haering, Julie Jensen,  Marcel Jorquera Vinyals, Kitty Lai, Carlos Negrín Lopez, Korneel Van  Neste, Chris Postuma, Elisa de Toffol, Jaap van der Wel – vocal

Magdalena Kasprzyk-Dobija, Anna Lachegyi, Alex Baker, Takumi Hiratsuka – viola da gamba

Halldór Arnarson – organ 

Music for voice by William Byrd

‘He is an honour to our nation,’ Henry Peacham wrote of William Byrd in his book ‘The Compleat Gentleman’. This was no self-evident acclaim, since Byrd  was not just regarded as a celebrated composer during his life, but was  also an outcast. He was an outspoken Catholic at a time when the  Anglican Church of England defined the nation’s identity. Nevertheless,  his genius as a composer secured him a position with the Chapel Royal as  well as a monopoly to publish music from the Crown. However, his  religion ultimately led to him being driven out of his job because he  belonged to the ‘recusants’, a congregation that was regarded as almost  criminal for their refusal to attend Anglican services. 

His music reflects this very turbulent period in English history, from the detached perfection of his Latin masses by way of the sweet  domesticity of his consort music to the daring rebelliousness of  masterpieces such as Infelix Ego and Ne Irascaris.

 Ticets: € 16,- /  Free for KC students   

Time & Location

20 Mar 2020, 17:00Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Juffrouw Idastraat 7, 2513 BE Den Haag, Holandia