Tenebrae brings you a Century of the Glories of Part-song ranging from exquisite miniatures about the natural world and human experience to complex masterpieces marrying text and song.
Shakespeare, Shelley, Byron, Tennyson and Milton are the inspiration of renowned composers such as Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Holst; the programme being crowned with a performance of Parry’s evocative Songs of Farewell.
Gustav Holst The Evening-Watch
Hubert Parry Songs of Farewell
Edward Elgar O Wild West Wind, Op.53, No.3
Herbert Murrill Two Shakespeare Songs
Jonathan Harvey Song of June
Ralph Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
Bob Chilcott Marriage to my Lady Poverty
Judith Bingham The Drowned Lovers
Charles Stanford The Blue Bird
Bob Chilcott The Modern Man I Sing