Albion Fields - Britten Sinfonia

Albion Fields

Saffron Hall
24 May 2014

Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Britten

Lachrymae

Elgar

Introduction & Allegro

Holst

If you love songs

Lovely Venus

David's Lament for Jonathan

The Fields of Sorrow

Vaughan Williams

Flos Campi

Summary

A fascinating programme tracing four major British composers’ responses to landscape and national identity. Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia explores folksong and sacred music while Holst’s Fields of Sorrow is a colder and bleaker emotional journey. Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro, inspired by a bracing walk along the Cardiganshire coast, is a Welsh reflection of the British pastoral tradition, rooted in the rediscovery of landscape as a creative force.

Presented by Saffron Hall.

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