The arrival of the Birmingham University Singers for a rousing Agincourt Carol
brought the first sound all night of basses or female voices, and by this stage it was a welcome contrast.
It does conclude, however, with the Agincourt carol
, one of the most stirring melodies of all.
As an illustration of the development of liturgical styles in the last 100 or so years before the Reformation, a programme of works starting with The Agincourt Carol
and Dunstaple, then moving not-so-swiftly on through Fayrfax, Taverner and Sheppard to the mighty Tallis, is more than adequate.