Sunday 8 April 2018 7:30PM

O/MODERNT Chamber Orchestra; The Cardinall's Musick

Fairest Isle


  • O/MODERNT Chamber Orchestra
  • Hugo Ticciati director, violin
  • Luciana Mancini mezzo-soprano
  • Christoph Sommer theorbo
  • Henrik Måwe piano
  • The Cardinall's Musick

In the fifteenth century the richly harmonised polyphony that emerged from English composers quickly spread far and wide throughout Europe.

The Cardinall’s Musick joins O/Modernt to explore the sense of place rooted in works by Purcell, Gibbons, Elgar and Britten, as we celebrate the music of the ‘Fairest Isle’.

  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Overture in G minor Z772
        • Sweeter than roses Z585
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
      • A Midsummer Night's Dream
        • I know a bank
  • Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
        • Serenade in E minor Op. 20 'Serenade for Strings'
  • John Tavener (1944-2013)
      • Five Anthems from The Veil of the Temple
        • Mother of God, here I stand
  • Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
        • Drop, drop, slow tears
  • Henry Purcell
        • Hear my prayer, O Lord Z15
  • Interval
  • Henry Purcell
        • A New Ground ZT682 (improvisation)
  • Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
        • Autumn
        • Music when soft voices die
        • The Bee
  • Benjamin Britten
        • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Op. 10

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