Programme Details for 2019 - 2020 Session

Our programme is planned well in advance although may be subject to alteration on the day.  See the end of this list for details of the various editions we will be using.  Music is available to borrow, although members are encouraged to purchase their own copies.  

See our Music Links page for details of music in our repertoire - scores, recordings, history and other information. TO BE UPDATED.


Saturday 14 September, 6.30pm

ANIMUCCIA     Missa Ave maris stella                                     Edition JOED

PALESTRINA   Ego sum panis vivus                                                  ChItal 23

PALESTRINA   Super flumina                                                              ChItal 31

BATESON          Down the hills Corinna trips                                          Sheet

FARMER            A little pretty bonny lass                                                 Sheet

BENNET            Come, shepherds, follow me                                          Sheet

DOWLAND       Say, love, if ever thou didst find                                    Sheet

PILKINGTON   Rest, sweet nymph                                                           Sheet

Saturday 28 September, 2.00 – 5.00pm


presented by Jonathan Rennert in St Michael’s Cornhill.

Join us to sing music by two of the greatest English composers:  William Byrd and Henry Purcell:  music of hope, despair and joy.  Booking details are available on the website:

Open to members and non-members of the Club.

19 October, 6.30pm

ANIMUCCIA         Missa Ave maris stella                                 Edition JOED

MONTEVERDI    Cantate Domino                                                            Sheet

DOWLAND           Come again, sweet love                                               Sheet

BENNET                All creatures now                                                     OBEM 1

TOMKINS             Oyez, has any found a lad?                                OBEM 216

WILBYE                Lady, when I behold                                            OBEM 142

16 November, 6.30pm

ANIMUCCIA         Missa Ave maris stella                                 Edition JOED

VIADANA              Exsultate justi                                                         ChItal 37

CROCE                   O sacrum convivium                                                ChItal 6

DERING                 Love shooting                                                        InvMad 2

FARNABY              Blind love                                                             InvMad 48

TOMKINS              O, let me live                                                        InvMad 43

DOWLAND            What poor astronomers                                    InvMad 12

14 December, 6.30pm

ANIMUCCIA          Missa Ave maris stella                                Edition JOED

VICTORIA              Ave Maria                                                            ChSpan 29

GUERRERO           Canite tuba                                                            ChSpan 5

RIVAFRECHA       Anima mea                                                          ChSpan 26

PEERSON               Upon my lap my soveraigne sits                              Sheet

SWEELINCK          Hodie Christus natus est                                           Sheet

A selection of carols from Carols for Choirs, volume 1 (the green book).

Saturday 4 January 2020

THE NEW YEAR PARTY will feature sacred music before lunch, sung in the gorgeous acoustic of St Michael’s Cornhill;  lunch next door in The Crosse Keyes;  followed by madrigals sung in the oak-panelled St Michael’s Vestry.  It is likely that there will be a quiz and a raffle.  Please apply in advance.  The music will be selected entirely from the OBTA and the OBEM.

Saturday 25 January, 6.30pm

PALESTRINA          Tribus miraculis                                    CPDL ed Fowler

WILLAERT               O magnum mysterium                                   ChFlem 38

LASSUS                     Jubilate Deo                                                     ChFlem 28

JOSQUIN                  Ave Maria                                                          ChFlem 13

ISAAC                        Gustate et videte                                                 ChFlem 9

MORLEY                   Fyer, fyer!                                                           OBEM 112

BYRD                         Lullaby, my sweet little baby                         OBEM 158

TOMKINS                 See, see the shepherd’s queen                      OBEM 248

Saturday 22 February, 6.30pm

GIBBONS                 Almighty and everlasting God                           OBTA 15

BYRD                        Ave verum corpus                                                OBTA 44

TALLIS                     If ye love me                                                        OBTA 122

TALLIS                     Salvator mundi                                                   OBTA 273

CAMPIAN                Never weather-beaten sail                                        Sheet

WEELKES               Four arms, two necks                2018 workshop booklet

TOMKINS               The fauns and satyrs tripping  2018 workshop booklet

PEARSALL              Lay a garland                                                               Sheet

Saturday 21 March, 6.30pm

BYRD                         Quis est homo (ed Fraser)       2017 workshop booklet

BYRD                         Agnus Dei, from Mass à 4       2017 workshop booklet

TALLIS                      Sancte Deus                                                         ChEng 27

TALLIS                      Euge caeli                                                            ChEng 25

BYRD                         Venite comedite                                                  ChEng 13

BYRD                         Though Amaryllis dance in green                OBEM 324

GIBBONS                  Ah! Dear heart                                                   OBEM 20

WILBYE                     I am quite tired                                                         Sheet

Saturday 25 April, 6.30pm

MORLEY                    April is in my mistress’ face                           OBEM 24

MORLEY                    Clorinda false                                                        Booklet

MORLEY                    Since my tears and lamenting                           Booklet

MORLEY                    O no, thou dost but flout me                              Booklet

MORLEY                    Say, gentle nymphs                                              Booklet

AICHINGER              Regina caeli                                                       ChGerm 7

SENFL                         Deus in adjutorium                                      ChGerm 34

HASSLER                   Tu es Petrus                                                   ChGerm 24

HASSLER                   Cantate Domino                                            ChGerm 18

Saturday 16 May, 6.30pm

MORLEY                     Now is the month of maying                       OBEM 190

BYRD                           This sweet and merry month of May         OBEM 313

KIRBYE                       See what a maze of error                              OBEM 258

WEELKES                  Thus sings my dearest jewel                        OBEM 356

EAST                            In the merry month of May                               Booklet

BYRD                           O quam gloriosum                                          OBTA 256

PHILLIPS                    Ascendit Deus                                                   OBTA 22

MORLEY                     My bonny lass she smileth                          OBEM 186

Saturday 20 June, 6.30pm

WARD                          Flora, fair nymph                                                Booklet

WARD                          Free from love’s bonds                                       Booklet

WARD                          How long?                                                             Booklet

WARD                          Love is a dainty                                                    Booklet

WEELKES                   On the plains, fairy trains                                     Sheet

BYRD                            Sing joyfully                                                    OBTA 287

TALLIS                         O nata lux                                                        OBTA 248

BATTEN                       O praise the Lord                                           OBTA 251

Saturday 11 July, 6.30pm

BENNET                       All creatures now                                              OBEM 1

EAST                             Mopsie, leave off to love                                    Booklet

EAST                             Now Cloris laughs                                               Booklet

EAST                             Forsaken Thyrsis                                                Booklet

EAST                             O metaphysical tobacco                                    Booklet

WILBYE                       This saith my Cloris bright                            InvMad 4

WARD                           A satyr once                                                     InvMad 9

BENNET                       Round about in a fair ring                          InvMad 18

GIBBONS                     The silver swan                                             OBEM 310

Abbreviations refer to the editions to be used.

OBTA                      Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems (OUP)

OBEM                     Oxford Book of English Madrigals (OUP)

InvMad                   Invitation to Madrigals, volume 5 (Stainer & Bell)

Sheet                       Single copy

Booklet                   The Club’s collection of madrigals by a single composer

ChItal/ChSpan/ChEng/ChFlem/ChGerm     Chester Motets for 4 voices (volumes of Italian, Spanish, English, Flemish & German motets) (Chester)

CPDL                       An edition downloaded from the Choral Public Domain Library

Workshop booklet  CPDL editions bound for the September workshop into a booklet