Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Tenderness and passion from Stile Antico and Fretwork - Proms Chamber Music 5

Stile Antico
© Marco Borggreve

BBC Proms Chamber Music 5

Stile Antico

15 August 2016

Cadogan Hall, London

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

© Fretwork
'This promised to be a special occasion, and it certainly did not disappoint'.

'A beautifully pure performance by tenor Benedict Hymas'.

'Richly warm tones and delicately precise articulation'.

'Stile Antico’s diction was impeccable ..., and their communication with each other and with the audience brought the text to life with great energy'.

Thomas Morley: It was a lover and his lasse (arr. Andrew Griffiths)

William Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant
                      Why doe I use my paper, inck and pen?

Huw Watkins (b. 1976): The Phoenix & the Turtle

William Byrd: Fantasia a 5, 'Two parts in one in the fourth above'

Thomas Tomkins: Be strong and of a good courage

Robert Ramsey: Sleep, fleshly birth

William Byrd: Browning a 5, 'The leaves be green'

Robert Johnson: Full fathom five (arr. Andrew Griffiths)

Nico Muhly (b. 1981): Gentle sleep

Orlando Gibbons: In nomine a 5 No. 1 in D minor

John Wilbye: Draw on, sweet night

Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan

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