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Music - Fretwork

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Croft Hall Hungerford

The Croft

Hungerford

RG17 0HY

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“Fretwork is the finest viol consort on the planet.” —Stephen Petit, The London Evening Standard Music that spans 500 years

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Few other viol ensembles can match the range of Fretwork’s repertory, spanning as it does from the first printed music of 1501 in Venice to music commissioned by the group this year. Their recordings of the classic English viol repertory – Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes & Byrd – have become the benchmark by which others are judged and they have been praised for arrangements of J. S. Bach.

Their programme for this Hungerford concert shows how music for multiple viols has been played in each of the centuries since the first music was published in the early 16th century, right up to contemporary compositions. The result is a melange of styles and sounds, a pot-pourri of composers from different nations and ages that serves to illustrate the viol’s extraordinary range.

Fretwork

Richard Boothby, Asako Morikawa, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton, Jo Levine

s i x c e n t u r i e s

William Lawes Consort set in A minor 8.00

1602 - 1645

Claude Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin (1910) 2.00

1862 - 1918

Henry Purcell Fantazia in 4 parts (1680) 3.00

1659 - 1695

Nico Muhly Slow: an In Nomine (2015) 8.00

b.1981

Heinrich Isaac Jay pris amours 2.00

1450 - 1517 La mi la sol 3.00

O decus ecclesiae 8.00

INTERVAL

Orlando Gibbons Fantasia in 4 parts ‘for ye great double bass’ 5.00

1583 - 1625

Edward Grieg Heimweh Op.57 No. 6 (1893) 2.00

1843 - 1907

John Jenkins Fantazy in 5 parts 3.00

1592 - 1678

Ludwig van Beethoven Cavatina from Op.130 (1827) 5.00

1770 - 1828

Arvo Pärt Da pacem domine (2004) 5.00

b.1935

J. S. Bach Passacaglia BWV 582 12.00

1685 - 1750 The viola da gamba emerged at the end of the 15th century, and has been played ever since, despite a near-death experience during the 19th century.

This programme shows how music for multiple viols has been played in each of the centuries since the first music for it was published in 1501, right up to music composed in this 21st century.

The result is a melange of styles and sounds, a various pot-pourri of composers from different nations and ages, which serve to illustrate the viol’s extraordinary range.

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Croft Hall Hungerford

The Croft

Hungerford

RG17 0HY

United Kingdom

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