Summer at Snape II - Britten Sinfonia

Summer at Snape II

26 Jun 2021

Purcell arr. Britten


John Woolrich (after Purcell)

Hark! The echoing air (world premiere)

Britten arr. Matthews

Charm of Lullabies: Cradle Song (world premiere); Highland Balou; Nurse’s song

Tansy Davies

new work (Britten Pears Arts commission, world premiere)



Matilda Lloyd trumpet


Kathryn Rudge

mezzo soprano

Sian Edwards



Music by Purcell and Elgar, and first performances of pieces by featured composer Tansy Davies, John Woolrich, and Colin Matthews’ new arrangement of a Britten song.

Following Purcell’s Chaconne, a work Britten loved, John Woolrich’s piece for trumpet and chamber orchestra is inspired by Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen. Colin Matthews has arranged three songs from Britten’s 1947 song cycle Charm of Lullabies, transcribing the piano part for string orchestra, giving additional colour to these characterful settings. One of Elgar’s most regularly performed pieces, Serenade is full of youthful charm and lyricism, reasons for its enduring appeal.

Concert length: approx. 60 minutes, with no interval

Part of Summer at Snape.

Booking Tickets
Tickets for Summer at Snape concerts go on sale at 10am on Saturday 15 May.

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