Hear favorite motets by English Renaissance masters Tallis and Byrd, reflected in new, 21st-century new works, including a world premiere. Featuring Eddie Barbash on soprano saxophone in Whitbourn’s Requiem Canticorum.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices
Tallis’s O Sacrum Convivium
Works by Steven Stucky and living composers
Eddie Barbash on soprano saxophone
Join us for Illuminations, which presents works of Renaissance masters William Byrd and Thomas Tallis juxtaposed with 21st-century works, and a newly commissioned piece, written to reflect directly on the 16th-century motets. This program will help you hear Byrd and Tallis in a new and brighter light, as the motets of the ancient masters are reflected through contemporary musical lenses like jazz, minimalism, and gospel. We’re delighted to treat you, too, to the one-of-a-kind sound of Eddie Barbash on saxophone, as he joins Amor Artis for James Whitbourn’s evocative Requiem Canticorum.
Enter on Mott St., just north of Prince St.