Tom & Will

The King's Singers with Fretwork
Sat 11 Nov / 20:15 - 22:15
Sat 11 Nov ’23
20:15 - 22:15
  • Sat 11 Nov ’23
    20:15 - 22:15
    Concertzaal, Den Haag

Exactly 400 years ago, in 1623, England lost two of its greatest composers: William Byrd and Thomas Weelkes.


Thomas Weelkes Hark all ye lovely saints above

To adventure
Weelkes In Nomine
Weelkes Thule, the period of cosmographie

To Spring
Byrd This sweet and merry month of May
Byrd Three 3-part Fantasias: Fantasia No. 1 in C | Fantasia No. 2 in C | Fantasia No. 3 in C
Byrd Browning (‘The leaves be green’)

To Friendship
Tallis In ieiunio et fletu
Byrd Ye Sacred muses
James MacMillan Ye Sacred muses*
Morley Nolo mortem peccatoris
Weelkes Death hath deprived me
Roderick Williams Death, be not proud*


Byrd Prelude & Ground - ‘The Queen’s Goodnight’
Byrd Fantasia in C

To Queen
Byrd O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth
Weelkes As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
To Women
Weelkes Like two proud armies
Byrd If women could be fair
Byrd Praise our Lord, all ye gentiles


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In a programme to mark this double anniversary and a recently released recording with Fretwork Viol Consort, The King's Singers turn their attention to the powerful personalities of these two men, Will and Tom.

Ooievaarspas discount
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.

Cloakroom and drink
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.

Though famous for their glorious church music, it is more the secular songs, madrigals, and English-language works that testify to their characters, with all the wit, humor, and rebelliousness that made them notorious in life, and for which they are revered in death. Featuring well-known gems from the two composers alongside works never before recorded and rarely heard live, Tom & Will reveals some of the humanity behind these two giants of Elizabethan music. Presented in the unique style of The King's Singers and assisted by Fretwork's strings, this program is brimming with beauty, drama and storytelling.