Playing: Salve Regina in C minor by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
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Catherine Bott

Catherine Bott presents a live programme from the Sallis Benney theatre at the University of Brighton, as part of this year's Brighton Early Music Festival. The theme of the 2008 festival is "These Fairest Isles - early and traditional music form the British Isles and Ireland", which opens up fascinating links between the shared roots of early music and traditional/folk elements. Early medieval music and certain folk traditions are more or less contemporary and feed into each other with 'art' music having a powerful effect upon the 'folk' tradition. Later on in the 17th and 18th centuries many composers are taking inspiration from folk traditions. Artistic Director Deborah Roberts will be on hand to explain more about the BrEMF events calendar, and there will be live music from Welsh harpist Gwenan Gibbard., Irish singer Róisín Elsafty with celtic harpist Siobhan Armstrong, and Scottish fiddler Hilary Michael, along with medieval English songs from Clare Norburn and Joy Smith.


Welsh Traditional: Beddgelert
Cass Meurig

Welsh Traditional: Extract from “Cerdd Dant”
Gwenan Gibbard

Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutem (Finale: In Principio)
Vox Animae
Etcetera KTC 1203
Track 5

Rory Dall Ó Catháin: Da mihi manum (Give me your hand)
Siobhan Armstrong

Irish Traditional: Eleanor a Ruin
Roisin Elsafty

Carver: O bone Jesu (extract)
The Sixteen
Directed by Harry Christophers
Collins Classics 14782
Tr 8

'Sile Ni Chonallain'
Roisin Elsafty & Siobhan Armstrong

Handel: Partenope (Furibondo spira il vento)
David Daniels (countertenor)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
VIRGIN VC 545365-2
Track 16

Scottish Traditional: The Scholar (Strathstey e reel)
Hilary Michael

Tom Anderson: Da old e da new rigged ship
Hilary Michael

1 hour

Last on

Sat 25 Oct 2008 13:00
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