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ROSE CONSORT OF VIOLS

Thomas Weelkes: music ‘apt for voices and viols’

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The Rose Consort of Viols will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Thomas Weelkes (1576–­1623) by recording most of his wonderful music for viols, together with pieces for viols and voices performed with the Choir of Chichester Cathedral, the cathedral where Weelkes was organist and informatur choristorum from 1602 until his death. While recording the CD, there will be a free lunchtime concert of Weelkes’ In Nomines and pavans, verse anthems with specially created viol parts derived from existing organ parts, and ‘Most mighty and all-knowing Lord’, his only surviving piece for solo voice and viols.