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MAXWELL DAVIES Ebb of Winter

 21 June 2015 at 7.30pm 

MAXWELL DAVIES Ebb of Winter

St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

ANTONIO MÉNDEZ Conductor
JOANNA WEEKS Soprano
CATHERINE BACKHOUSE Mezzo-Soprano
THOMAS WALKER Tenor
ANDREW FOSTER-WILLIAMS Bass
DENISE STOUT Chorus Director

Mozart's Vespers is one of his shorter sacred works and probably best known for its beautiful Laudate Dominum whilst Haydn's The Storm is perhaps a less well-known choral work from the composer's time in London setting the words of Pindar. The Chorus storm leads perfectly to Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony whose fourth movement is yet another tempest surrounded by visions of the bucolic with merry peasant dances and shepherds’ songs. The concert begins with the Orkney première of a recent work by Peter Maxwell Davies reflecting the change of season in spring on these islands and its ever-changing weather.



Peter Maxwell Davies : Ebb of Winter
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K. 339
Joseph Haydn : The Storm Hob. XXIVa
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 (Pastoral)
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