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Adam Chamber Music Festival  - The Song Company in Recital


Tue 3 Feb 2015, 1:00pm–3:00pm

Where: Old St John's, 320 Hardy Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Jacq Bell

Hear the wonderful Song Company in concert, sharing music from across the ages and spanning the globe, including some of the earliest songs by known authors in Western history! St Godric was a hermit and wrote this miniature using the English vernacular - almost a thousand years ago. The Galician-language Cantigas are toe-tapping stuff attributed to Alfonso The Wise. Wit and wisdom from the days of Shakespeare, virtuoso vocal fireworks from Denmark, Australia and New Zealand and some catchy tunes round off this stunning programme.

St. Godric (d.1170) - Crist and Sainte Marie
Alfonso X El Sabio (1221-1284) - Cantiga 60
Four English madrigals:
Thomas Tomkins (1568-1656) - Music Divine
Thomas Morley (1557-1603) - Fire, fire!
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) - What is our Life?
John Weelkes (1576-1623) - Thule, the period of cosmography
Gareth Farr (NZ b. 1968) - Les Murray Song Cycle (Queen Butterfly, Willy Wagtail, Midnight Lake, Jellyfish)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (DK b. 1932) - Bats’ Ultrasound
Elena Kats-Chernin (AU b.1957) - Where the cats sleep
A selection of popular songs