If Reich's work owed something to Bach, the piece that opened the concert, Organum Light, by Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova, surely owed just as much to Vaughan Williams, especially his Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
, as well as the melodic plainchant of the Middle Ages.
As a bonus, the scene was set with the OOTS Chamber Choir (not so chamber, after all, as there had to be 40 of them) grouped in a horseshoe at the west end of the nave singing Thomas Tallis
' spectacular Spem in Alium.
The service features music from Thomas Tallis
and the hymn "Eternal Father Strong To Save (For Those In Peril On The Sea)".
The program will include "Glory to Thee, My God, This Night" and "If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis
; "Gloria" by Nystedt; "Dit-or" and "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen; "Thou Knowest Lord" by Henry Purcell; "Lamentations of Jeremiah" by Randall Stroope; "When I Fall in Love" by Kirby Shaw; "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen; "Cantate Domino" by Jay Althouse; "Verleih uns" by Frieden Mendelssohn; and "Irish Blessing."
Her previous directing credits include Thomas Tallis
, The Oresteia and The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Shakespeare's Globe), Unusual Unions (Royal Court), The Bloody Ballad of Mary Maid (Soho Theatre, UK tour), Apparitions of Spirits - With The Forsyte Sisters (Gagglebabble, Theatr Iolo), Write Here (Traverse Theatre), My People (National Theatre of Wales), The Blue Lenses and Under Milk Wood (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Cityscape: Deluge/No Vacancies, The Push and the Pull and An Enemy For The People (Sherman Cymru).
Music to be performed includes "Magnificat" and "Nunc Dimittis" by Charles Stanford, "Preces and Responses" by Thomas Tallis
and Jacob Handl, and Psalm settings of Samuel Sebastian Wesley and Jeff Ostrowski.
The project at the 1,700-pupil Thomas Tallis
School in Kidbrooke, South East London, was stopped after protests.
At Birmingham City's St Andrew's Stadium, the lads trailed 2-0 at half-time against Central London school Thomas Tallis
. The scoreline remained that way until nine minutes from full-time when Hodgson reduced the deficit to 2-1.
The Forty Part Motet is a re-working of Thomas Tallis
's 16th-century composition Spem in Alium, a forty-part choral composition.
The work's shimmering chords brought back memories of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
, but there was much of interest to listen to from each grouping in the string section.
A Ohm B Watt C Siemens D Farad QUESTION 15 - for 15 points: Which British composer wrote the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
? A Benjamin Britten B Ralph Vaughan Williams C Edward Elgar D Michael Tippett