Ancient meets modern, as Messiaen's Mass for Pentecost, for solo organ - here performed by Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster
Abbey, James O'Donnell - is interspersed with music from the 16th century.
The Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus by the Franco-Flemish Pierre de Manchicourt - a composer at last receiving the attention he deserves - offers a change of pace and texture. Andrew Carwood, a much-lauded specialist in the music of the Renaissance, leads the BBC Singers through this haunting music.
- Messiaen Messe de la Pentecôte (29 mins)
- Manchicourt Missa 'Veni Sancte Spiritus' (26 mins)
James O'Donnell organ
Andrew Carwood conductor
Detailed notes about the music will be available one hour before the concert.
About the music