Wiltshire Music Centre - Britten Sinfonia

Wiltshire Music Centre

Bradford on Avon
25 Sep 2013

Purcell Ed. Britten

Chacony in G minor

Britten

Prelude and Fugue

Arvo Pärt

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Judith Weir

'I give you the end of a Golden String'

John Woolrich

Ulysses Awakes

Finzi

Dies Natalis

Summary

Britten Sinfonia and renowned tenor Mark Padmore open the Wiltshire Music Centre’s orchestral season with a blaze of colour to celebrate Benjamin Britten’s centenary. Alongside works by Britten this lovely programme features music by his contemporaries as well as composers who were influenced by him. There is a rare chance to hear Finzi’s mystical and ecstatic song cycle Dies Natalis, ‘a minor masterpiece of English muic’, while Arvo Pärt’s beautiful Cantus offers a moving tribute to Britten.

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