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MARCH 20, 2022
Early Music Festival
4 Online Concerts
Immediate access to programme
3 Online Workshops
Immediate access to material
Online Concert: £5.00
Amateur Platform: Voci Chamber Choir
Journey to the Fair Gate of Heaven
Our pilgrimage begins with Ave Maria by Robert Parsons (1535 - 1571/2), a five part piece with deeply supportive double bass line, scalic passages and soaring femininity in the plainsong-like soprano line. Certainly, Parson's musical journey to Mary, 'the fair gate of heaven' is that of respect and tenderness , her glory clearly represented in circling scales and a warm and expanding Amen. We continue with various masterpieces of the Renaissance, including the three part Ego flos campi by Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c1510 -1515 - 1555/6), again a tender realisation of femininity and sensuality.