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There will be a pre concert reception from 6pm with donations in aid of Crichton Collegiate Church Trust

Ticket prices £20 and £15 concessions

Tickets are available on the Edinburgh Fringe Box Office – Venue No.447: www.tickets.edfringe.com

or by contacting the Crichton Collegiate Church Trust through

or alternatively at the door on the day.

Concert programme
‘Singing in secret’ – Music from Recusant Renaissance England

Miserere mei, Deus – William Byrd
Gaudeamus Omnes (Introit for All Saints) – William Byrd
Kyrie, Mass for Four Voices – William Byrd
Gloria, Mass for Four Voices – William Byrd
Timete Dominum (Gradual for All Saints) – William Byrd
Credo; Mass for Four Voices – William Byrd
Loquebantur variis linguis – Thomas Tallis


Infelix ego – William Byrd
Justorum Animae (Offertory for All Saints) – William Byrd
Sanctus & Benedictus, Mass for Four Voices – William Byrd
Laetentur caeli – William Byrd
Agnus Dei, Mass for Four Voices – William Byrd
Deo Gratias – William Byrd
Beati Mundo Corde (Communion for All Saints) – William Byrd
Venite, exultemus Domino – William Byrd

Our programme draws on the rich corpus of music written by William Byrd, England’s greatest Renaissance composer. A devout Catholic, Byrd lived the life of an Elizabethan recusant and in his Gradualia publications and settings of the Mass Ordinary he provided a comprehensive compendium of music for the Catholic mass, which in the early seventeenth century was still being conducted in clandestine services held in the private houses of the Catholic nobility. More than this, many of Byrd’s chosen motet texts, with their themes of desolation and a desire for divine intervention, have been seen to allude to the plight of the Catholics in England during his lifetime.

One hour, twenty-five minutes (not including interval)

The Marian Consort

Rory McCleery, Director
Charlotte Ashley, Lucinda Cox – Soprano
Helen Charlston, Hannah Cooke – Alto
Edward Ross, Ashley Turnell – Tenor
Michael Craddock, Edmund Saddington – Bass

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