Friday 4 October, 7.30pm

Cumnock Old Church
The Square, KA18 1DB
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£22 / £16
Festival Pass – Priority Booking and a 15% discount

Approx running time 110 mins, inc 20 min interval



Carver: Gloria, Missa L’Homme armé

St Andrew’s Music Book: Marian motet

Carver: Credo, Missa L’Homme armé

Peebles: Si quis diliget me

Johnson: I give you a new commandment

Johnson: Domine in virtute tua

Ramsay: How are the mighty fallen

Ramsay:When David heard

Carver: Sanctus and Benedictus, Missa L’Homme armé

St Andrew’s Music Book: Marian motet

Carver: Agnus Dei, Missa L’Homme armé

The Scottish Reformation was a time of huge turmoil in society here and its legacy still marks our lives, in one way or another. There were significant changes in liturgical and ecclesial practice too, which continue to have an impact on the way our churches organise their services and make their music. Cappella Nova brings an intriguing programme of early Scottish music exploring Scotland’s musical evolution from the time of the to the sounds which emerged in the wake of the changes.

Alan tavener

Alan tavener

Mixing the complex and florid Catholic sounds of Robert Carver with the more austere and simple beauties of the immediate post- Reformation composers like Robert Johnson, this concert will allow us a unique glimpse into the shared musical treasury of Scottish history. From Latin to English, from Catholic to Protestant, from polyphony to homophony, this is all Scotland’s music.

cappella Nova

cappella Nova

Alan and Rebecca Tavener have been important musical figures in Scotland for several decades, and the impact of Cappella Nova on musical life has been significant. I have written a lot of music for them over the years, but their dedication to early music, especially of these islands has been a great gift to music lovers. Their presence at The Cumnock Tryst will be very special.
— Sir James MacMillan