Ego flos campi – Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
I did call upon the Lord - Maurice Greene (1695-1755)
A Divine Hymne – Jeremiah Clarke (1670-1707)
Sing unto God – William Croft (1678-1727)
Ah, how sweet – William Croft
Fairest Isle – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
The wakeful nightingale – John Weldon (1676-1736)
Kind Heaven – George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Might I in thy sight – Samuel Wesley (1766-1837)
An Evening Hymne – Henry Purcell
Peter Horsfield has been inspired by today's concert to write this poem, in a form called "acrostic" - where a word is to be found by taking the first letter of each line of the poem.
For those who were not at the concert it may be helpful to know that Tim Penrose stood on the left side of the church, in front of the pulpit.
That is a good position to exploit the acoustic of the church, and good for the soloist to hear the Parker Organ accompanying his singing. However, it was problematic for organist Graham as he and Tim had no eye contact during the concert, no chance to pick up on those little cues performers give each other during a piece.
Here's Peter's poem, Countertenor (Acrostic).
Contrapuntal melodies are soaring
Over us. Baroque fluidity, that
Underpins his vocal skill and texture,
Nurtures purity of tone, and blossoms
Tirelessly throughout a range amazing.
Effortless articulation, sacred
Rainbow colours, secular and loving,
Tempers the organ's accompaniment,
Even though the two men, by position,
Need to integrate with intuition,
Operating blind throughout this concert:
Reach the heights of artistry – inspire us.
Peter Horsfield 6/9/2012