Music from 1600 to today overshadowed by the horrors of war and loss: Alonso Lobo’s expressive setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah makes a fitting prelude to Hubert Parry’s choral masterpiece, the Songs of Farewell, written during the course of the First World War.
Cecilia McDowall’s new work movingly sets the words of nurse Edith Cavell, tried and executed for treason in 1915.
Standing as I do before God — McDowall, Cecilia
Lamentations Ieremiae Prophetae — Lobo, Alonso
Songs of Farewell — Hubert Parry
My Soul there is a country (Henry Vaughan, 1622-1695)
I know my soul hath power (Sir John Davies, 1569-1626)
Never weather beaten sail (Thomas Campion, 1567-1620)
There is an old belief (John Gibson Lockhart, 1794-1854)
At the round earth’s imagined corners (John Donne, 1572-1631)