Music in the Age of Reformation

BBC Proms star vocal ensemble, I Fagiolini, perform a unique, specially selected arrangement exploring the impact of the Reformation on music.

Explore the Reformation with I Fagiolini 

Acclaimed vocal ensemble I Fagiolini will perform a specially selected programme exploring the impact of the Reformation on English music. This is a unique chance to hear this exciting group in concert in an intimate venue before their appearance at the 2017 BBC Proms.

This arrangement has been specially curated by I Fagiolini as a bespoke event for Senate House Library and will be available on this night only. The performance will include a brief interval and includes some complimentary refreshment.

Programme for the Evening

Ockeghem, Johannes, d.1497 – Intemerata Dei mater                                     
des Prez, Josquin,  c.1455-1521 – Gloria from Missa La sol fa re mi
Taverner, John, 1490-1545 – Agnus Dei from the Westron Wynde Mass                          
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 – 2 chorales
Tallis, Thomas, 1505-1585 – Why fum’th in spite                                                
Byrd, William, 1543-1623 – Arise Lord into thy rest                                                                        
Byrd, William, 1543-1623  – O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth, our Queen         
Bach, Johann Sebastian,  1685-1750 - Three chorales on ‘Jesu, meine Freude’


Janequin, Clement, c.1485-1558– Or vien ca                                                          
Sermisy, Claudin, 1490-1562– Au joly boys                                                       
Rore, Cypriano, c.1515-1565 – Mia benigna fortuna                                                   
da Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi, 1525-1594 – Duo ubera tua                                                  
Le Jeune, Claude, 1528-1600 -- Un gentil amoureux                                           
De Wert, Giaches,  1535-1596 – Ascendente Iesu in naviculam (the “sea-sick motet”)                       
Gesualdo, Carlo, 1566-1613 – Merce grido piangendo                                    
Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643 – Sfogava con le stele, 1595                                     
Schein, Johann Hermann, 1586-1630 – Da Jakob vollendet hatte                                      
Schütz, Heinrich, 1585-1672 – Die Himmel erzählen

(Please note, the programme may be subject to change.)

Stars of the 2017 BBC Proms, I Fagiolini

If there’s a more enterprisingly theatrical vocal group than this one, I’ve yet to encounter it..

The Telegraph


About I Fagiolini

I Fagiolini - Monteverdi's 'Laudate Pueri' from their 450th Monteverdi anniversary celebration.

Grounded in the classics of Renaissance and Twentieth-century vocal repertoire, I Fagiolini is renowned for its innovative and often staged productions of this music. It has staged Handel with masks, Purcell with puppets, and in 2004 premiered The Full Monteverdi, a ground-breaking dramatised account of the composer’s Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603) by John La Bouchardière, since turned into a highly successful film shown all over the world. In 2006 I Fagiolini toured its South African collaboration Simunye and in 2009 created Tallis in Wonderland, a new way of hearing polyphony with live and recorded voices. 

I Fagiolini are currently working on a year long celebration of Monteverdi's 450th anniversary, Living Monteverdi and have sold out their perfromance for this year's BBC proms in under 2 hours. 


Book now to guarantee your seat at this exciting event!

Ticket prices are per person and include complimentary refreshment at the wine reception which follows the event.

Full Price Ticket: £20

Concession: £15

(concession tickets include Friends of Senate House Library, Students, University of London staff, unwaged and over 60’s)

Event details


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