Máirín O'Hagan & Sarah Anson aka Queynte Ladies - readers
Caroline Halls - soprano
Edward Edgcumbe & Alex Simpson - countertenor
Hiroshi Amako - tenor
Angus McPhee - bass
Olwen Foulkes & Charlotte Barbour-Condini - recorders
Chris Terepin - viola da gamba
Alex Pott - chamber organ
Modified in the Guts of the Living
This concert assembles music and poetry written on the deaths of poets, composers, and brothers, and stages them in the Grand Entrance Hall of the Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe.
Auden's In Memory of W.B. Yeats and Heaney's Audenesque commemorating Brodsky and itself inspired by Auden are cut with new translations of Catullus' poems on the death of his brother by Máirín O'Hagan.
These poems mingle with Restoration music on the same theme: Henry Purcell commemorates his choirmaster Matthew Locke and his publisher John Playford, while John Blow marks libertine poet the Earl of Rochester. The two most substantial pieces by Henry Hall and John Blow commemorate Henry Purcell himself, with double recorders and duets for soprano and bass, and two countertenors.
three parts vied are delighted to be collaborating with the Queynte Ladies on this project.
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