Byrd Ensemble: Muhly Meets Byrd
$35 general, $65 reserved ($30 ages 65 & over, $25 student)
- Nico Muhly, conductor
William Byrd — Quomodo cantabimus
Philippe de Monte — Super flumina Babylonis
William Byrd — Tribue Domine
William Byrd — Ne irascaris Domine
Nico Muhly — Selected works (new commission TBA)
Thomas Morley — Domine, Dominus noster
William Byrd — Ye sacred muses
Thomas Tallis — Spem in alium
Opening our 20th Anniversary season and to honor 400 years since the death of our namesake, William Byrd, this program features a world premiere commissioned by the Byrd Ensemble. The new work, by American composer Nico Muhly, is based on Byrd's motet, Ne irascaris, Domine and will be conducted by Muhly himself.
The program also features other favorites by Byrd and his contemporaries and will conclude with a performance of Tallis's monumental 40-part motet, Spem in alium.
This program will receive 2 in-person performances:
- Saturday, October 21, 1pm at St. James Cathedral in Seattle
- Sunday, October 22, 8pm at St. Mary Magdalene Parish (The Madeleine) in Portland
It will also be recorded and streamed online October 28-November 12, 2023.