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Proms 2013 Proms Chamber Music 5: Holst & Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Proms Chamber Music 5: Holst & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Proms Chamber Music 5: Holst & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
13:00 Mon 12 Aug 2013 Cadogan Hall
Late-15th-century motets from the Eton Choirbook alternate with music by Gustav Holst and his daughter Imogen and the UK premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Moth Requiem in an alluring programme from the BBC Singers and the Nash Ensemble under Nicholas Kok.
Late-15th-century motets from the Eton Choirbook alternate with music by Gustav Holst and his daughter Imogen and the UK premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Moth Requiem in an alluring programme from the BBC Singers and the Nash Ensemble under Nicholas Kok.

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Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda – Group 3 (14 mins)

Holst Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go? (7 mins)

Sir Harrison Birtwistle The Moth Requiem (20 mins)
BBC co-commission with the Danish National Vocal Ensemble: UK premiere

interspersed with a selection of motets from The Eton Choirbook (15th century)

BBC Singers
Nash Ensemble
Nicholas Kok conductor

Nicholas Kok conducts the UK premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Moth Requiem for women’s voices, alto flute and three harps, a dream-like incantation of the names of the dustier cousins of the sun-loving butterfly.

Pre-Reformation motets preserved in the Eton Choirbook thread through the BBC Singers’ alluring programme of works by Gustav Holst and his daughter Imogen, including the third set of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda for female voices and harp, as a prelude to tonight’s performance of Indra.

There will be no interval

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