Times of Peace
Holy Trinity Church, Stroud
Saturday 10 November 2018

Peace Medal

The centenary of the Armistice in November 1918 inspired this programme of music from the 17th century to the present day.

The concert included works by Schütz, Locke, Purcell, Handel, Parry and Blatchly.

We also featured a new commission, Seas of Tears, a poem specially written by local poet Frances March and set to music by Matthew Clark, who sings at Gloucester Cathedral.

To end the concert, we gave the second performance of Jubilate Deo by Stephen Gowland, commissioned by The Cappella Singers in 2015.

The Choir was joined by solo singers, organ (Mark Lee), percussion (Mark Coldrick) and both period and modern brass instruments.


Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener/ Selig sind die Toten

Heinrich Schütz

Organ: A sad pavan for these distracted times

Thomas Tomkins

O pray for the peace of Jerusalem

John Blow

This is the day which the Lord hath made

William Croft

Flute: Fantasia for Flute in E minor:  Largo; Spirituoso; Allegro

Georg Philipp Telemann

O lovely peace (Judas Maccabaeus)

Georg Frideric Handel

Réjouissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks)

Georg Frideric Handel

Jubilate Deo

Henry Purcell

I was glad when they said unto me

Hubert Parry

My soul, there is a country

Hubert Parry

Organ: Chorale Prelude on St Cross

Hubert Parry

For the Fallen

Mark Blatchly

Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks

Herbert Howells

Evening prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Philip Moore

Reading: from Gloucestershire Between the Wars: A Memoir

A. S. Bullock

Seas of Tears (First performance)

Matthew Clark

Jubilate Deo

Stephen Gowland

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