Judith Weir: Telling the Tale
Legends and Sagas
Presented by Tom Service live from St Giles Cripplegate in London's Barbican Centre.
Imaginary encounters with the Middle Ages unite the three works in this concert. Elin Manahan Thomas tackles King Harald's Saga, a miniature grand opera in three acts for solo soprano. Weir turned to the music of 13th century France when she wrote All the Ends of the Earth for the BBC Singers in 1999, while Missa del Cid combines the Latin Mass with the bloodthirsty legend of El Cid.
Weir: King Harald's Saga; All the Ends of the Earth; Missa del Cid
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
David Hill (conductor).