Music for Double Choir

The Granta Chorale


Saturday 10 May 2014 at 7.30pm
at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

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Richard Carr piano*
Granta Chorale
Janet Wheeler musical director

Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir
Brahms Fest- und Gedenksprüche Op.109
Brahms Rhapsody in G minor Op.79*
Ravel Prelude et Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin*
Plus additional music by Mantyjaarvi, MacMillan and others

Composed in the 1920s, though not performed until 1963, Martin’s Mass for Double Choir is now an acknowledged masterpiece of the unaccompanied choral repertoire, contrasting austere, restrained music with rich harmonic writing of great passion and beauty.

Granta Chorale pairs the Martin with Brahms’s Fest und Gedenksprüche, another sumptuous work for double choir, and more contemporary pieces by Mantyjaarvi, MacMillan and others. Piano solos from Richard Carr provide contrasting sonority.

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