Event Date: Saturday 16 April 2016 – 7.30 pm
Frostiana – Thompson & Duruflé
Location: The Garrison Church of Saint Alban the Martyr
Larkhill, SP4 8NA
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Larkhill Choral Society presents for its spring concert a vibrant and uplifting evening of choral music; songs taken from Randall Thompson’s Frostiana (seven poems by Robert Frost set to music by Randall Thompson), Four Motets by Maurice Duruflé which opens with the beautiful Gregorian melody; Ubi Caritas. This melody was sung as an antiphon and was composed sometime between the fourth and tenth centuries, though some scholars believe the text dates from early Christian gatherings before the formalization of the Mass.
We then move on to the haunting final movement from The Sunrise Mass, The Ground by Ola Gjeilo, a Norwegian composer and pianist, who writes primarily choral music.
Finally we end with a sparkling arrangement of a classic spiritual My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord arranged by Moses Hogan. During his short life (he was only 46 when he died in 2003) he published more than 70 works and was the editor of the new Oxford Book of Spirituals.