- Gustav Holst
- Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
- Imogen Holst
- Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go?
- Sir Harrison Birtwistle
- The Moth Requiem (UK premiere)
- Interspersed with a selection of motets from The Eton Choirbook (15th century)
- BBC Singers
- Nash Ensemble
- Nicholas Kok
Nicholas Kok conducts the UK premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Moth Requiem for women’s voices, alto flute and three harps, a dream-like incantation of the names of the dustier cousins of the sun-loving butterfly. Pre-Reformation motets preserved in the Eton Choirbook thread through the BBC Singers’ alluring programme of works by Gustav Holst and his daughter Imogen, including the third set of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda for female voices and harp.
- Concert Duration:
- approx. 1 hour