Gavin Bryars Ensemble
Tuesday 1 May, 7.30pm
Memorial Hall, Barry
|Gavin Bryars||Lauda 42 Salutiam divotamente
Vale of Glamorgan Festival commission – world premiere
|Gavin Bryars||Lauda 13 Stomme allegro||4′|
|Gavin Bryars||Lauda 19 Omne homo||3′|
|Gavin Bryars||Lauda 41De la crudel morte de Cristo||6′|
|Gavin Bryars||It Never Rains||5′|
|Gavin Bryars||Lauda 4 Oi me lasso||4′|
|Gavin Bryars||Lauda 28 Amor dolçe sença pare||6′|
|Gavin Bryars||The Sinking of the Titanic||40′|
Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic mirrors the last moments of the doomed voyage and reports of the band playing the hymn ‘Autumn’ as the ship went down. Refrains from the hymn weave in and out of the work as waves of sound gradually build, vividly evoking the massive bulk of the vessel and the ocean that swallowed it. The result is heart-achingly intimate and direct.
Online booking: Gavin Bryars Ensemble tickets (on RWCMD website)
Phone booking: call 029 2039 1391 (Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm).
The festival booking office is based at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A £1.75 transaction fee applies to all online bookings with an optional postage charge of 70p. Concessions (listed in brackets) apply to students, under 16s and disabled customers. Wheelchair companions are entitled to complimentary tickets. Book for 4 concerts or more in a single advance booking and you will be entitled to a free festival programme book.