"A wonderfully crystalline performance"
"[The Byrd Ensemble] exploit a brighter part of the color palette, enabling perfect intonation and balance."
- OREGON ARTS WATCH
VIRTUAL CONCERT VIEWABLE THROUGH MAY 6
Featuring Palestrina’s famous Missa Papae Marcelli, and music by Tomás Luis de Victoria, and Orlando Lassus. More information.
NEW CD RECORDING PROJECT
PENITENCE & LAMENTATION
For our 20th Anniversary season, we are releasing a new recording of Renaissance motets on October 27, 2023. In honor of 400 years since the death of our namesake, William Byrd, the album will also include a new commission by American composer Nico Muhly based on Byrd's motet, Ne irascaris Domine. This musical reflection of grief and loss will be released on the Scribe Records label.
TALLIS In jejunio et fletu
BYRD Domine secundum actum meum
TALLIS Absterge Domine
CRECQUILLON Pater peccavi
GOMBERT Lugebat David Absalon
RAMSEY How are the mighty fallen
BYRD Emendemus in melius
BYRD Ye sacred muses
CARVER O bone jesu a19
BYRD Ne irascaris Domine
MUHLY New commission