Dunedin Consort: Scattered Rhymes Choral Tour
James MacMillan Behold, you are beautiful, my love Gavin Bryars A la dolce ombra Bianca Maria Furgeri Ego flos campi Stephanie Martin Rise up, My Love Tarik O’Regan Scattered Rhymes Raffaella Aleotti Surge propera Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Duo ubera tua Adrian Willaert Lasso ch’i ardo Jacob Clemens non Papa Ego flos campi Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Surge amica mea Guillaume Bouzignac Vulnerasti cor meum Caroline Shaw New Commission Tomás Luis de Victoria V adam et circumibo civitatem
Nicholas Mulroy director
The Songs of Songs plunges us into a lush world of ripe fruits, deep waters, scorching heats, and cooling shades. This intense imagery—the Hebrew Bible’s richest and most succulent— drives poetry that is both straightforwardly erotic and tantalisingly allegorical in its exploration of love both human and divine. This heady combination invites a huge range of approaches, from Biana Maria Furgeri’s flowing Ego flos campi for upper voices to Tomás Luis de Victoria’s epic, six-part Va dam et circumibo civitatem. In S cattered Rhymes, Tarik O’Regan sets Petrarch’s own questioning of the boundaries of carnal and spiritual desire, a text further enjoyed by Gavin Bryars’ A la dolce ombra.
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