The Final Flourish
Psalms of David
His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts with the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Heinrich Schütz’s Psalmen Davids, the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford are joined by the early music ensemble, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts in psalm settings by Giovanni Gabrieli, Gibbons, Hassler, Lassus and Monteverdi, alongside selections from Schütz’s seminal work.
His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts (est.1982) is an internationally renowned, pioneering ensemble of the UK’s premier virtuoso brass players who specialise in historically informed performances of Renaissance and Baroque music. The preeminent group of its kind, HMSC continues to delight audiences worldwide with the glorious sounds of its noble instruments.
The illustrious name of this world leading cornett and sackbut ensemble is taken from fivepart things for His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts by composer Matthew Locke (1621–77), which were performed during the coronation festivities of King Charles II in 1661.
The ensemble enjoys frequent collaborations with other musicians, especially on this occasion with the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, under the direction of Mark Williams.