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Fri 4th Oct
Cumnock Old Church, The Square, KA18 1DB
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Content Tabs:
Carver Gloria, Missa L’Homme armé
St Andrew’s Music Book Marian motet
Carver Credo, Missa L’Homme armé
Peebles Si quis diliget me
Johnson I give you a new commandment
Johnson Domine in virtute tua
Ramsay How are the mighty fallen
Ramsay When David heard
Carver Sanctus and Benedictus,
Missa L’Homme armé
St Andrew’s Music Book Marian motet
Carver Agnus Dei, Missa L’Homme armé

The Scottish Reformation was a time of hugeturmoil in society here and its legacy still
marks our lives, in one way or another. There were significant changes in liturgical and ecclesial practice too, which continue to have an impact on the way our churches organise their services and make their music. Cappella Nova brings an intriguing programme of early Scottish music exploring Scotland’s musical evolution from the time of the to the sounds which emerged in the wake of the changes.

Mixing the complex and florid Catholic sounds of Robert Carver with the more austere and simple beauties of the immediate post- Reformation composers like Robert Johnson, this concert will allow us a unique glimpse into the shared musical treasury of Scottish history. From Latin to English, from Catholic to Protestant, from polyphony to homophony, this is all Scotland’s music.

Alan and Rebecca Tavener have been important musical figures in Scotland for several decades, and the impact of Cappella Nova on musical life has been significant. I have written a lot of music for them over the years, but their dedication to early music, especially of these islands has been a great gift to music lovers. Their presence at The Cumnock Tryst will be very special.
Sir James MacMillan

Approx running time 110 mins, inc 20 min interval.

Friday 4th October

Begins at 19:30

Price Band A
Full Price £22.00
Under 26 £16.00
Wheelchair User £22.00
16 and under (free with paying adult) £16.00
Cumnock Tryst Local Resident* £16.00