St John the Baptist, Clayton, West Sussex, 2.30pm, 29 April 2018
Clayton church has a magnificent set of wall paintings created by the monks of Lewes Priory in the 12th century. They are the finest of a series of similar paintings in several churches in the area. The most impressive feature is the Doom painting over the chancel arch, depicting the Day of Judgement in all its gory detail.
Our concert began with music inspired by the paintings, including a number of English works from the medieval period featuring voices, rebecs, harp and psaltery, and in the second half featured renaissance music for various types of wind consort, including recorders, shawms, crumhorns, curtal, rackett, and cornamusen.