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Paul Crabtree World Premiere

 17 June 2017 at 1pm 

Paul Crabtree World Premiere

St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

BBC Singers

A rare treat from the BBC Singers, bringing a masterpiece of the choral repertoire to the lunchtime concert. Frank Martin’s Mass has a luminous quality which is profoundly beautiful and, though written in the 1920s, was kept in a bottom drawer by the composer for 40 years. Hillborg’s work exploits the virtuoso technique of the choir in a work whose sounds go beyond text setting whilst Paul Crabtree’s new work, premiered here, provides reflections on Stanley Spencer paintings with biblical texts. Music by Maxwell Davies completes the programme with his Mackay Brown settings reflecting the Orkney winter.

Frank Martin : Mass for Double Choir
Anders Hillborg : Muoayiyoum
Paul Crabtree : New Work
Peter Maxwell Davies : The House of Winter

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