We’ve used the time since our memorable French Baroque evening to have an initial (!) look at the complexities of our March 2015 repertoire. This is the opening of the ‘first soprano’ part of Robert Wylkynson’s Salve Regina, from the Eton Choirbook. The part is called Quatruplex (meaning, more or less, ‘4th part above the tenor’). The work is in nine parts – corresponding to the nine ‘orders’ of Angels – and within the ornate initial S (for Salve) we can see that these singers are designated Seraphyn.
The complete facsimile will be on display at the concert on March 21st.