Britain may now have left the EU, but EUROPE is still our cultural continent. The Early Music Day is a celebration of more than a millennium of music, through concerts, events, and happenings taking place simultaneously across Europe. It is held every year on 21 March.
BREMF is proudly taking part in a thrilling programme of monumental multi-voiced music with BREMF Consort of Voices and 5 sackbuts from The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble.
The programme will include movements from Antoine Brumel’s 12-part mass: Et ecce terrae motus (the earthquake mass) and Robert Carver’s 10-part mass: Dum sacrum mysterium, with other works by Cipriano de Rore, Giaches de Wert, William Cornysh , John Taverner and John Sheppard. Altogether a wonderful cross-cultural mix of some of the finest music from 16th-century Europe.
Join us live in the sublime spaces of St Martin’s Church Lewes Rd, or catch us live streamed (details to follow on this page!)
|Programme for 2020|
|Antoine Brumel 1460-1512||Missa et ecce terrae motus:
Kyrie and Gloria
|Robert Carver 1485-1570||Missa Dum sacrum mysterium: Creed|
|Cipriano de Rore died 1565||Descendi in hortum meum|
|Giaches de Wert 1535- 1596||Vox in Rama (instrumental)|
|Rore 1564-1612||Miserere nostri
Ave Regina caelorum
|I N T E R V A L|
|William Cornysh 1465-1523||Magnificat|
|Brumel||Missa et ecce terrae motus:
Sanctus & Benedictus
|John Taverner c.1490-1545||Te Deum (Instrumental with chant)|
|John Sheppard c.1515-1558||Hodie nobis caelorum|
|Carver||Missa Dum sacrum mysterium: Agnus Dei|
On 21 March 2020, day of the spring solstice and birth date of Johann Sebastian Bach, Early Music Day, a REMA initiative, will celebrate a heritage that spans over 1000 years of musical history, from the music of the Middle Ages to the XVIII century, and the vitality of its community today.
We are delighted to announce that the British violin player Rachel Podger will be the ambassador of Early Music Day 2020. Her contribution of baroque and classical music as a performer, director, as well as her work in education and for her festival Brecon Baroque, make her a leading voice in the world of Early Music and a great representative of the energy and passion that bring the Early Music community together.
For the eighth time, on 21 March, birth date of Johann Sebastian Bach and first day of Spring, Europe and the world join in to celebrate Early Music with
the people who love it. Early Music Day showcases a diversity of events, from academic conferences to school projects, high-end ensembles concerts and
quirky amateur performers videos ... There is something in it for everyone! Online streaming and social media make the events available to all, wherever
they are, and turn 21 March into a meeting date for the Early Music community worldwide!
Through the website www.earlymusicday.eu, any individual or organisation that is willing to join can register their contribution and add it to the list of Early Music Day events.
The project is promoted and coordinated by REMA/EEMN, the European Early Music Network, that gathers around 90 festivals and concert halls specialised in Early Music across Europe. REMA’s mission is to foster partnerships between members and give a dedicated space to the people who make Early Music happen and defend its importance as a common European heritage.