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Summer at Snape – Britten Charm of Lullabies – Britten Sinfonia

June 26

Snape Maltings

Part of Summer at Snape

Britten Sinfonia II Concert
Sat 26 June, 3pm & 7pm

3pm: Pay what you can / 7pm: £25
Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Music by Purcell and Elgar, and first performances of pieces by featured composer Tansy Davies, John Woolrich, and Colin Matthews’ new arrangement of a Britten song.

Following Purcell’s Chaconne, a work Britten loved, John Woolrich’s piece for trumpet and chamber orchestra is inspired by Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen. Colin Matthews has arranged three songs from Britten’s 1947 song cycle Charm of Lullabies, transcribing the piano part for string orchestra, giving additional colour to these characterful settings. One of Elgar’s most regularly performed pieces, Serenade is full of youthful charm and lyricism, reasons for its enduring appeal.

Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano
Matilda Lloyd trumpet
Britten Sinfonia
Sian Edwards conductor

Purcell arr. Britten Chaconne (7′)
John Woolrich (after Purcell) Hark! The echoing air (world premiere, 9′)
Britten arr. Matthews Charm of Lullabies: Cradle Song (world premiere); Highland Balou; Nurse’s song (10’)
Tansy Davies Monolith: I extend my arms (Britten Pears Arts commission, world premiere, 17′)
Elgar Serenade (13′)

Concert length: approx. 70 minutes, with no interval


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Britten Sinfonia


Snape Maltings
Snape Suffolk, IP17 1SP United Kingdom + Google Map
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