Past Events

Concert: Music from the Sadler Partbooks

  • Venue: St Mary & All Saints, Fotheringhay
  • Start: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:30:00 BST
  • End: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:15:00 BST

Stile Antico performs music from the Sadler partbooks with organ works from the period by Magnus Williamson.

John Sadler was schoolmaster in Fotheringhay and Oundle from the 1540s to the 1570s and during that time copied large quantities of contemporary choral music. His principal set of partbooks, now in the Bodleian Library, has deteriorated over time to the point of illegibility, but thanks to the wonders of digital technology it is being restored for modern performance. Alongside polyphony by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, this concert features organ improvisations and compositions from John Sadler’s lifetime.

Thomas Tallis: O sacrum convivium

Philip van Wilder: Aspice, Domine
William Byrd: Domine praestolamur
Robert WhiteExaudiat te, Dominus
TallisSalvator mundi
John Taverner: Ave Dei Patris filia


Pre-Concert talk by Magnus Williamson at 6:30pm 

Dr Magnus Williamson will give a pre-concert talk in the church about John Sadler, his partbooks and their connections with the lost collegiate church of Fotheringhay.



£15 Adult / £5 U18s (includes entry to pre-performance talk).

Available at via the Oundle International Music Festival website.


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