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Fretwork and winners of the National Centre for Early Music Composers Award

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert given by Fretwork, featuring actor Tom Courtenay and the winners of the Radio 3/NCEM Young Composers' Award.

Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from a concert given by Fretwork at Kings Place in London last month, featuring actor Sir Tom Courtenay and the winners of the Radio 3/NCEM Young Composers' Award.

Composers under the age of 25 were invited to write a short piece especially for Fretwork and the winning three entries were given their first official performance in this concert.

The other music in the programme reflects the theme of the Winter Solstice through appropriate music and poetry.

Also in this edition of the Early Music Show, Lucie Skeaping announces the details for the 2012 Radio 3/NCEM Young Composers' Award.

1 hour

Music Played

  • William Lawes

    In Nomine in C minor for 6 viols

    Performers: Fretwork

    • BBC recording.
  • John Dowland

    In darkness let me dwell

    Performers: Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano), Fretwork

    • BBC recording.
  • John Dowland

    Pavan Lachrimae Antiquae

    Performers: Fretwork

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • VC 7907062.
  • John Dowland

    M. Nicholas Gryffith his Galliard

    Performers: Fretwork

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • VC 7907062.
  • John Dowland

    Flow, my tears, fall from your springs

    Performers: James Bowman (countertenor), David Miller (lute), the viols of the King’s Consort

    • HYPERION.
    • CDH 55241.
  • Christopher Roberts

    My o'er flowing Teares

    Performers: Fretwork

    • BBC recording.
  • William Byrd

    Out of the orient crystal skies

    Performers: Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano), Fretwork

    • BBC recording.
  • Bertie Baigent

    In Memoriam In Nomine

    Performers: Fretwork

    • BBC recording.
  • Peter Warlock

    Sleep

    Performers: Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano), Fretwork

    • BBC recording.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Evening Hymn

    Performers: Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano), Fretwork

    • BBC recording.
  • Sarah Gait

    Death Fires

    Performers: Fretwork

    • BBC recording.
  • John Taverner

    Benedictus from Missa Tallis Gloria Tibi Trinitas

    Performers: Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)

    • Commercial recording – not yet released.
  • Anon.

    Plainchant Theme (used by John Taverner in Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas)

    • Computer-generated sound file – not commercially available.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Number One from Seven In Nomine

    Performers: London Sinfonietta, David Atherton (conductor)

    • DECCA.
    • 475 6166.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Second Fantasia on John Taverner's In Nomine

    Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves (conductor)

    • DECCA 475 6166.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Number Four from Seven In Nomine

    Performers: London Sinfonietta, David Atherton (conductor)

    • DECCA 475 6166.

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