Workshop on the music of Peter Philips with Peter Syrus
St Mary's Church Hall, Glastonbury
Organiser: Venetia Caine
Singers in all voice ranges are invited to a day centred on the church music of Peter Philips (1560/61-1628). Though Philips was documented as a choirboy at St. Paul's Cathedral in London in the 1570s, within a decade his Roman Catholicism had led him abroad, never to return. He reached Italy, settling in Rome, but the Low Countries were to become of special significance: two substantial motet collections were published in Antwerp in 1612 (5 voices) and 1613 (8 voices in two choirs). We shall compare his settings of 'Salve Regina' from both collections, sing exquisite 5-part Marian antiphons, and explore lively two-choir numbers. Two other composers will put in brief appearances, Giovannelli providing a model for 'Ecce vicit Leo', and Dering as the younger contemporary with whom Philips is so often linked.