Chacony in G minor
Prelude and Fugue
Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
'I give you the end of a Golden String'
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.