Scottish Ensemble’s annual seasonal treat returns with an atmospheric and life-affirming evening of music set within a shimmering array of candles.
From the gorgeous musical balm of Henry Purcell, to the warmth and generosity of Brahms, via touching music by Biber, and, bringing things up to date, the thick, treacly sonic textures of Julia Wolfe’s Four Marys, this is a programme that spans the centuries, offering something for every taste.
Scottish Ensemble is joined for these performances by the incisive and dynamic presence of violinist and director Matthew Truscott, leading proceedings in this perfect pre-Christmas musical feast.
Henry Purcell In Nomine in 7 parts, Dorian
Julia Wolfe Four Marys for string orchestra
Heinrich Biber Balletti Lamentabili a 4
Johannes Brahms Adagio from String Quintet No.2 in G major
Franz Schubert Der Leiermann (The Hurdy-Gurdy Man) from Winterreise (arranged for string orchestra by Dobrinka Tabakova)
Symphony and Here the deities from Welcome to all the pleasures
Fantasy on One Note
Ludwig van Beethoven Molto Adagio (Holy song of thanksgiving) from String Quartet No.15
(arranged for string orchestra by Iain Farrington)
Anon In Nomine in 6 parts
Matthew Truscott director/violin