Ensemble Altera presents a splendid program of early English Renaissance choral repertoire. Six vocalists perform stunning one-to-a-part works by Byrd, Tallis, Taverner, and others ranging from the intricacies of the Eton Choirbook to the elegant simplicity of the early Reformation. The program includes a mixture of forms such as the pitch spiral of a double perfect canon and cantus firmus settings as well as simpler homophonic language. Textual themes vary from Advent to Nativity, Lent to Easter, and liturgical contexts range from a mass setting to a penitential psalm to a Vespers responsory. Filmed at the majestic Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI.
Janet Stone, soprano
Rachel Garrepy, soprano
Christopher Lowrey, alto, director
Mark Garrepy, tenor
Michael Garrepy, bass
Nicholas Laroche, bass
part of SoHIP's 2021 Virtual Concert Series