Written in memory of his father in 1985, John Rutter’s Requiem has become one of his most often-performed choral works. Unlike the dramatic Requiems of Verdi and Berlioz, Rutter’s setting belongs in a more devotional tradition underlining a theme of light and consolation emerging out of darkness and despair.
Ad Libitum will pair the Requiem with a number of shorter works by William Byrd, Maurice Greene, Arvo Part and John Tavener.
Jonathan Dove Missa Brevis
James Whitbourn Son of God Mass
and a selection of motets.
C H Parry I was glad
G F Handel Zadok the Priest
Henry Purcell My beloved spake, Jehova quam multi sunt hostes mei
Paul Mealor Ubi Caritas
William Byrd O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth