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Aldeburgh Voices

Vaughan Williams, Poulenc and Martin

Saturday 15 April 2017, 3pm

From £4.00 to £16.00

Part of the Easter Weekend season

Alexander Chaplin conductor

Programme

Vaughan-Williams Valiant-for-truth 5’
Mass in G minor 26’
Poulenc Salve Regina 5’
Martin Mass for double choir 28’

Blythburgh’s simple, lofty grandeur is the perfect setting for some of the most beautiful sacred music from the early twentieth century in a programme where the spirit of ancient plainchant and polyphony seems embellished and re-imagined.

In Vaughan Williams’ mass for two choirs, the intricate interlocking voice parts and modal harmonies of English Tudor music is channelled into a work of serenity and grace, whilst Frank Martin’s mass, largely completed in the same year, uses the spatial separation and richly layered textures of his voices to ravishing effect.