15 - Coffee Concert - Simon Desbruslais and Clare Hammond
16 July 2014 11:00 am
Lastingham, York, North Yorkshire YO62 6TN, UK
|Simon Desbruslais (trumpet)
Clare Hammond (piano)
Handel – Suite from The Water Music
Edwin Roxburgh – Pro patria mori (World Premiere)
Elgar – Salut d’amour
John McCabe – Sonata after William Byrd’s Haec Dies
Gurney – Nocturne in B major
Deborah Pritchard – Seven Halts after the Somme (World Premiere)
Trumpeter Simon Desbruslais joins Claire Hammond for a concert featuring two world premieres. Edwin Roxburgh’s Pro patria mori is a response to the famous line in Wilfred Owen’s poem, and a new work by Deborah Pritchard is inspired by a new series of paintings for the National Gallery by Hughie O’Donoghue (which will be projected during the performance). Alongside them, a lively, festive work by John McCabe, works by Elgar and Gurney, and extracts from Handel’s celebrated Water Music.
The concert is given in the Norman church of St Mary’s Lastingham, ‘among England’s special places’. The ticket for this event includes the pre-concert talk.
‘I was amazed at the marvellous trumpet playing by Simon Desbruslais...supreme confidence and flair...’ – James MacMillan
(Coffee/tea/soft drinks and biscuits served in the Village Hall from 9.30am - 10.45am.)