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The Orlando Consort 'Passion'
The Orlando Consort's programme, 'Passion' presents sublime music of the early Renaissance from England and continental Europe. For many centuries - until Christmas took over - Easter was regarded as the most important event in the church calendar and composers were inspired to write heartfelt music that charted all stages of the Easter story, from deepest despair to the celebration of the Resurrection.
The concert features commentaries on the Passion by John Dunstaple, Sheryngham and anonymous English composers of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, set alongside glorious music by celebrated masters of the age, including Loyset Compère, Guillame Dufay and Heinrich Isaac.