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Sea Pictures with the BBC Singers

 04 February 2013 at 7.30pm 

Sea Pictures with the BBC Singers

St. Paul's, Knightsbridge
St Paulís Church, Knightsbridge 32a Wilton Place London SW1X 8SH
United Kingdom

BBC Singers
Paul Brough conductor

The BBC Singers conjure up a series of musical seascapes at St Paul's Knightsbridge. Maritime subjects - real and imaginary, triumphant and tragic - have always been a source of fascination for poets and composers, and in this concert the BBC Singers present a programme of sea-themed works from Coleridge-Taylor, Bantock, Richard Rodney Bennett and two Renaissance masters. The tragic Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae by Finnish composer Mantyjarvi was composed after the sinking of the MS Estonia and the loss of over 800 lives at sea in 1994, while Steve Martland's new Sea Songs (here receiving its English premiere) references a range of sea songs and texts.

Admission by free ticket only.

E J MOERAN : The Sailor and Young Nancy
Robert Coleridge : Sea Drift
Orlando Lassus : De profundis clamavi
Richard Rodney Bennett : Sea Change
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina : De profundis clamavi
Jaakko Mantyjarvi : Canticum Calamitatis Maritiamae
Granville Bantock : The Seal-Woman's Croon
Steve Martland : Sea Songs

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