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Proms Chamber Music 2

Tenebrae

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Gibbons
First Set of Madrigals and Motets of Five Parts (1612) – selection
Gibbons
The Cryes of London
Julian Philips
Sorowfull Songes (BBC commission: world premiere)
Steve Martland
Street Songs – selection

Performers

Tenebrae
Nigel Short
conductor

The acclaimed vocal ensemble Tenebrae makes its Proms debut in a programme showcasing the hustle and bustle of London in the early 17th century. Orlando Gibbons adds viols to the voices depicting the cries of street-vendors and beggars, while Steve Martland’s present-day setting opts for the marimba. Julian Philips also bridges London ancient and modern with a new work setting an excerpt from the first anthology of English poetry, Tottel’s Miscellany, published in London in 1557.

Part of BBC Proms 2012

Proms Chamber Music 1

Widely sought after on the international opera stage, Alice Coote launches the Proms Chamber Music series with a personal selection of French chansons.

Proms Saturday Matinee 1

Following his much-acclaimed account of Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations last year, Mahan Esfahani takes on Bach's 'The Art of Fugue' with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Proms Saturday Matinee 2

Recreating the distinctive sound of the world's first professional orchestra founded by Louis XIII in 1626, with a programme including music by Lully, Desmarets, Marais and Campra.

Proms Chamber Music 3

A sequence of Baroque, traditional and improvised music inspired by the age-old myth of the power of music to heal the venomous bite of the tarantula spider.

Proms Chamber Music 4

Debussy's Violin and Cello Sonatas and Ravel's Piano Trio performed by violinist Jennifer Pike, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and pianist Igor Levit.

Proms Saturday Matinee 3

Music by Michael Finnissy, Brian Ferneyhough, Harrison Birtwistle and Brian Elias, including three premieres, with soprano Susan Bickley, pianist Nicolas Hodges and Nicholas Daniel, cor anglais.

Proms Chamber Music 5

Nicola Benedetti, violin, Alexei Grynyuk, piano, and Leonard Elschenbroich, cello, perform music by Bach and Korngold, concluding with Brahms' Piano Trio No.3

Proms Saturday Matinee 4

Nicholas Collon conducts music by Alexander Goehr, Oliver Knussen and a world premiere by Simon Bainbridge.

Proms Chamber Music 6

The Escher Quartet, member of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, performs string quartets by Hugh Wood and Debussy.

Proms Chamber Music 7

Debussy's masterpiece, the Sonata for flute, viola & harp, followed by Schoenberg's melodrama Pierrot lunaire, with Christine Schäfer. Martyn Brabbins conducts.

Proms Chamber Music 8

In the year of the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth, Aimard performs a selection of works by the composer, including Book 2 of the Préludes.

Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour

Ticket Information *

Stalls: £12; Centre Gallery: £10
Day Seats (Side Gallery): £5

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