02. May 2020 · Comments Off on Make it Six! · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , ,

Six English horns, playing the Adagio from Mozart’s Gran Partita. All six are Luca de la Florin. This is so great!

02. May 2020 · Comments Off on Turn Up The Sound! · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , , , ,

Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium

I have never put my hope in any other
but in Thee, God of Israel
who canst show both wrath and graciousness,
and who absolves all the sins
of man in suffering
Lord God,
Creator of Heaven and Earth
Regard our humility

From the YouTube page:

To mark forty days of lockdown in the UK, Stile Antico has created this socially-distanced recording of Thomas Tallis’ legendary forty-part motet, Spem in alium. We hope its affirmative text and monumental musical confidence provide hope and strength in these troubled times.

Spring 2020 should have seen the group touring extensively in the UK, America and Japan. Instead, we do not know when we will be able to give concerts again. If you would like to support us through this uncertain period, then please consider joining the Friends of Stile Antico.

If you prefer to support musicians more generally, then please consider making a donation to the wonderful Help Musicians, whose assistance has already been invaluable to many during the current pandemic, go here.