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BBC Singers & Fretwork

Voices and Viols

Repertoire

Gibbons
O clap your hands together
Byrd
Christ Rising: Fantasy
Tye
Christ Rising from the Dead
Thea Musgrave
Wild Winter
Gibbons
The cries of London; What is our life!; In Nomine in 5 parts No. 2; Behold, thou hast made my days
Nico Muhly
My Days

Performers

BBC Singers
Fretwork
Andrew Carwood
conductor

The English consort song, in which voices and viols intertwine, was at its zenith in the works of William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons, and in this concert the award-winning viol consort Fretwork teams up with the BBC Singers to perform works by these two composers from the late Tudor and early Jacobean era.

Sacred and secular 17th-century music sits alongside two major works from living composers: Thea Musgrave’s Winter Words sets powerfully emotional poems about man’s inhumanity to man, and Nico Muhly’s My Days takes words from Psalm 39, echoing a setting of the same text by Gibbons.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2014-15.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2014-15

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