Program #2205

New Sounds explores the connections between medieval and modern music with music from the British Isles and more. From the latest Anonymous 4 release, "Wolcum Yule: Celtic and British Songs and Carols", hear some traditional carols sung in various Celtic languages--Irish, Welsh, Cornish, and even old Scots, featuring virtuoso harp accompaniment by Andrew Lawrence-King. Plus there's a string quartet by Sir John Tavener, “The Last Sleep of the Virgin”, dedicated to the Chilingirian String Quartet and scored for almost inaudible string quartet and bells. Both groups, Anonymous 4 and the Chilingirians, are part of the New Sounds Live concert taking place next Thursday, October 23, at 7PM in the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden.
More details about the concert on 10/23 at 7PM.

PROGRAM #2205 Medieval/Modern Music Connections (Friday, 10-17-03)





John Tavener


The Last Sleep Of The Virgin, excerpt [6:00]

Virgin Classics #45352** The full piece appears on Virgin Classics #45023, available for purchase at*

Anonymous 4 & Chilingirian Quartet

Darkness Into Light

Tavener: The Bridegroom, excerpt [8:00]
anon: Surge Illuminare [2:30]

Harmonia Mundi #907274***

Anonymous 4

Wolcum Yule

Tavener: The Lamb [3:00]
P. Maxwell-Davies: A Calendar of Kings [6:00]

Harmonia Mundi #907325***

Peter Maxwell Davies

Maximum Max

Farewell To Stromness [6:00]
Yesnaby Ground [2:30]

Collins Classics #14442
Out of print.

Anonymous 4 & Chilingirian Quartet

Darkness Into Light

Tavener: As One Who Has Slept [5:00]
anon: Jube Domine [4:00]

See above.

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