Dr Edward Caine is a composer, conductor and pianist who has worked with Jeffrey as Research Assistant for the last 3 years. We asked him to recommend some further listening based on the pieces in our A musical Summer Holiday film. We hope you find something new to enjoy.
Here is his final selection of pieces, connected to our performance of the evening hymn Te lucis ante terminum.
1. Alec Roth, Night Prayer
This is a lovely modern setting of the Te lucis ante terminum chant by Ex Cathedra’s composer-in-residence Alec Roth. The setting incorporates the chant itself in the original Latin and in English translation by J M Neale.
2. Tallis, Te lucis ante terminum
This simple and beautiful setting of the chant by Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis sets only the middle of the chant, coming in counterpoint to the countertenor singing “procul recedant somnia”, and then dropping back into unison for the end of the chant. The chant, and these settings exist in two different forms often (but not exclusively) sung according to “festal” (feast days) or “ferial” (ordinary) services.