CR Presents: The Byrd Ensemble

The Byrd Ensemble (Markdavin Obenza, dir.) returns to Portland with Western motets by Renaissance greats Byrd, Palestrina, and Gibbons complemented by the Eastern style of Tavener, Stravinksy, and Pärt. Written over the span of 500 years, each one of these masterpieces reflects a profound spirituality. Includes Barber’s Agnus Dei, the Adagio for Strings adapted for a cappella ensemble.


​William BYRD: Magnificat
BYRD: Domine quis habitabit
BYRD: Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Arvo PÄRT: Tribute to Caesar
John TAVENER: Funeral Ikos
Igor STRAVINSKY: Our Father
PALESTRINA: Magnificat
Orlando GIBBONS: Hosanna to the son of David​
Samuel BARBER: Agnus Dei

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