Songs of Farewell concert featuring five world premieres

25 May 2018 18:45

Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula

A concert of music based around the Songs of Farewell by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (d. 1918), which will be interlaced with specially-commissioned choral works in response to Parry’s music by five contemporary composers from Ireland.  This concert has been devised by Irish diaspora member and choral conductor Colm Carey in association with the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.


6.45pm Pre-concert Discussion:

CMC’s Linda O’Shea Farren explores with composers Rhona Clarke, David Coonan, Séamas de Barra, Eoghan Desmond and Anne-Marie O’Farrell their new works to be premiered.

7.00pm Concert:

Charles Villiers Stanford Magnificat Op. 164 (dedicated to the memory of Parry)
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry’s Songs of Farewell interlaced with specially-commissioned choral works by composers from Ireland:
i CHH Parry My soul, there is a country
ii Séamas de Barra Quid Fecisti (world premiere)
iii CHH Parry I know my soul hath power
iv Anne-Marie O’Farrell Love-wounded Lord (world premiere)
v CHH Parry Never weather-beaten sail
vi Eoghan Desmond A Prayer Before Sleep (world premiere)
vii CHH Parry There is an old belief
viii Rhona Clarke Ave Atque Vale (world premiere)
ix CHH Parry At the round earth’s imagined corners
x David Coonan Requiescat (world premiere)
xi CHH Parry Lord, let me know mine end
The concert will be performed by the Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London, under the musical direction of its Master of Music, Colm Carey.
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Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula

Tower of London