Tuesday 20 July 2021 7:30PM

The Hermes Experiment

Boulanger, Chaminade, Giles Swayne and more


Download the PDF programme here and song sheet/translations here. Reproduction and distribution is strictly prohibited.


  • The Hermes Experiment
  • Héloïse Werner soprano
  • Anne Denholm harp
  • Oliver Pashley clarinet
  • Marianne Schofield double bass

The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass, which regularly commissions works (many of which can be heard in this evening’s programme) as well as capitalising on their own arranging skills for existing music. Tonight’s programme includes Kerry Andrew’s five sultry, quirky songs about fruit and Jeremy Thurlow’s ‘delicate, translucent’ Quiet Songs.

  • Supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund at the London Community Foundation
  • With the partnership of Institut français du Royaume-Uni
  • Giles Swayne (b.1946)
      • Chansons dévotes et poissonneuses Op. 141
        • Les poissons mélomanes
  • Jeremy Thurlow
      • Quiet Songs
  • Josephine Stephenson (b.1990)
      • Between the War and You
  • Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
      • Prelude in D flat
        • (arranged by Oliver Pashley for harp, clarinet and double bass)
  • Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
      • La lune paresseuse
        • (arranged by Marianne Schofield for harp, clarinet, soprano and double bass)
      • Ma première lettre
        • (arranged by Marianne Schofield for harp, clarinet, soprano and double bass)
  • Kerry Andrew (b.1978)
      • Fruit Songs
        • (arranged by Anne Denholm)
  • The Hermes Experiment
      • Bass Piece
  • Meredith Monk (b.1942)
      • Double Fiesta
        • (arranged by Anne Denholm)

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