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 23 February 2008 at 7.30pm 

BCMG Snapshots

Concord College, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury

United Kingdom
01743 281 281

6.30pm - FREE pre-concert talk with composers John Woolrich and Tansy Davies.

All the composers in this programme have close personal links with BCMG. The character of their music ranges from the wild and folky (Tansy Davies’ Undertow) to the dark and mysterious (Morgan Hayes’ Snapshots). Oliver Knussen and Gerald Barry look back to Purcell (“I felt that Aeneas needed to be given his due”, Barry says). There are gentle, lyrical elegies by Colin Matthews and John Woolrich, and Philip Cashian explores the dark, nightmarish world of Goya. Tansy Davies’ Grind Show Unplugged and Thomas Ades’s Court Studies are both dance-like pieces: Grind Show Unplugged is a series of agitated dances, crashing into each other, out of which blossom melodies; and Court Studies is a suite from Ades’s highly-acclaimed opera, The Tempest.

Oliver Knussen : ...Upon One Note
Gerald Barry : Aeneas and Dido
Tansy Davies : Undertow
John Woolrich : A Presence of Departed Arts
Tansy Davies : Grindshow Unplugged
Colin Matthews : Elegiac Chaconne
Morgan Hayes : Snapshots
Philip Cashian : Caprichos
John Woolrich : In the Mirrors of Asleep
Thomas Ades : Court Studies from the Tempest

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