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Oct 2

The Hilliard Ensemble & Fretwork

With The Hilliard Ensemble, Fretwork and 2 more artists at Wigmore Hall


Tuesday 2 October 2012 at 7:30pm


Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7258 8200


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GIBBONS The silver swanne; O that the learned poets of this time; In Nomine a 5; Faire is the rose; In Nomine a 5; I waigh not fortunes frowne; I tremble not at noyse of warre; I see ambition never pleased; I faine not friendship; In Nomine a 5; How art thou thrald; Farewell all joyes; Fantasy a 4; Daintie fine bird; Faire ladies that to love captived are; Mongst thousands good

NICO MUHLY New work for voices and 5 viols
(world première)*

GIBBONS Now each flowery bank of May; Fantasy a 3; Lais now old; What is our life; Ah! Dear heart; Fantasy a 4; Nay let me weep (elegy for Prince Henry); Nere let the sun; Yet if that age had frosted ore his head; Trust not too much, faire youth

* Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, President of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant making foundation. Two of the most accomplished of all early music ensembles join forces to celebrate the art of Orlando Gibbons. Fretwork and The Hilliard Ensemble draw on decades of collective experience in their interpretations of the contrapuntal music of one of Jacobean and early Stuart England’s greatest composers.
The concert also includes the world première of a new work by Nico Muhly, inspired by Gibbons’s haunting soundworld.

£15 £20 £25 £30

Early Music and Baroque Series


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