Songs of Loss and Regret

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 7 Oct 2015
7:30 PM

Location
Hereford Cathedral

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English String Orchestra
Academia Musica
Three Choirs Voices
Ralph Vaughan Williams– Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Philip Sawyers– Songs of Loss and Regret (world premiere)
April Fredrick, soprano
Elgar– Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Elgar/Fraser– Sea Pictures (world premiere of new version for choir and strings)
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Elgar?s brilliant Introduction and Allegro was written as a showpiece for the newly-formed London Symphony Orchestra and supplements the string orchestra with a quartet of string soloists, as does Donald Fraser?s powerful transcription of Elgar?s Sea Pictures. Elgar?s most beloved British song cycle is here coupled with a haunting new work by Philip Sawyers, premiered by the charismatic young soprano, April Fredrick. Vaughan Williams added a second string orchestra to Elgar?s forces for his Fantasia, written for the Three Choirs Festival, in order to use the Cathedral?s vast spaces to create a sense of timeless mystery.

Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30 PM
Philip Sawyers on the poetry of Songs of Loss and Regret
Donald Fraser on the re-imagining of Sea Pictures, and the string writing in Introduction and Allegro
Kenneth Woods on how Elgar found music in the poetry of Sea Pictures

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