28 - Soli Deo Gloria 1

28 - Soli Deo Gloria 1

21 July 2018 11:00 am

All Saints’ Church, Hovingham,YO62 4JY

28 - Soli Deo Gloria 1

Coffee concert
Soli Deo Gloria 1

Alex Jennings (reader)

Bach - Pièce d'Orgue
Gerard Manley Hopkins – God’s Grandeur
Bach - Prelude and Fugue in G minor
Emily Dickinson – Exultation is the going / I ’ll tell you how the Sun rose / I stepped from Plank to Plank
Bach - Fugue in E flat major St Anne
Gerard Manley Hopkins – Inversnaid
Bach - Prelude and Fugue in A minor
Emily Dickinson – A Bird, came down the Walk / To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee /It is an honourable Thought
Bach - Wir gläuben all
Gerard Manley Hopkins – As kingfishers catch fire
Bach - Prelude and Fugue in F major
Emily Dickinson – He fumbles at your Soul / How many Flowers fail in Wood / I died for Beauty – but was scarce / How brittle are the Piers
Bach - Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist
Gerard Manley Hopkins – Hurrahing in Harvest
Bach – Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor

Fretwork bring the sonorities of a viol consort to the music of Bach, with inspiring results. Their programme culminates in a performance of the great Passacaglia, whose repeated bass line anchors some of Bach’s most dazzling, imposing and inventive music. And interleaved with the music, poems by Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins about faith, doubt and the beauty of the natural world

‘some of the most sublime music ever written, and played with the sort of ensemble brilliance and insight that characterises all of Fretwork’s distinguished catalogue.’ - Early Music Review

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am in Hovingham Village Hall

‘Soli Deo Gloria’
Bach and poetry

‘The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul’ said Bach, who never forgot where his gifts came from and was in the habit of adding the letters SDG (‘Soli Deo Gloria’, or ‘To the glory of God alone’) at the bottom of his manuscripts. In a series of four concerts, his music is heard alongside poetry of faith, doubt, hope and consolation, chosen by Lucy Beckett from four centuries..

Prices: Full £15.00,  Gold £12.00,  Silver £13.50,  Under 25 £7.50