LIFEM: Digital | 5-11 November 2020

Fretwork

Thursday, 5th November 2020 at 7.00pm (GMT), Online


“Album after album from viol consort Fretwork affirms their status as an ensemble of supreme musicianship”
—Gramophone Magazine

In 2016, Fretwork celebrated its 30th anniversary. In these last three decades, they have explored the core repertory of great English consort music, from Taverner to Purcell, and made classic recordings against which others are judged.

In addition to this, Fretwork have become known as pioneers of contemporary music for viols, having commissioned over 40 new works. The list of composers is like the role call of the most prominent writers of our time: George Benjamin, Michael Nyman, Sir John Tavener, Gavin Bryars, Elvis Costello, Alexander Goehr, John Woolrich, Orlando Gough, Fabrice Fitch, Peter Sculthorpe, Sally Beamish, Tan Dun, Barry Guy, Andrew Keeling, Thea Musgrave, Simon Bainbridge, Poul Ruders, John Joubert, Duncan Druce & Nico Muhly.

Fretwork will be giving the world premiere of a new commission, The Tudor Pull, by prolific composer, producer and Led Zeppelin's legendary multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones.

Programme - Thursday 5th November 2020, 7.00pm (GMT) - Online

Asako Morikawa, Emily Ashton, Joanna Levine, Sam Stadlen & Richard Boothby.

viols

 

Anthony Holborne

Pavan

The Cradle

Heres Paternus

Muy linda

 

Arvo Pärt

Summa

 

John Bull

In Nomine in 11/4

 

Christopher Tye

Trust

Crye

Howlde Fast

 

Arvo Pärt

Fratres

Lumley part books

 

Jospeh Lupo

Pavan

 

Thomas Lupo

Fantazia in 5 parts

 

John Paul Jones

The Tudor Pull (World Premiere)

 

Approx. 60 mins, no interval.