Music for a Theatre

Music for a Theatre

Music for a Theatre celebrates the Purcell Tercentenary in 1995. The programme features the world premiere of Malouf by Orlando Gough. Inspired by Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, this newly commissioned work looks at the lovers’ fate from and African perspective. Also taking its starting point from Purcell’s opera is the dynamic 32 Cryptograms For Derek Jarman, a recent work specially written for the Band by American composer Robert Moran.

Barnaby Oliver‘s King Tubby Meets Israel In Egypt pays tribute to the struggles of the people of Moses through a distinctive mix of English oratorio and Jamaican rhythms whilst Steve Martland‘s Re-mix transforms music by Purcell’s contemporary in France, Marin Marais.

Music direction: Charlie Barber

Musicians: Mark Morren (clarinet, saxophones), Duncan Ashby (clarinet, saxophones), Alan MacDonald (trumpet), John Randall (trombone), Ruth Wall (piano), Jonathan Helm (percussion), Tim Wright (percussion), Alison Francis (violin), Michael Rafferty (violin), John Rayson (viola), Sharon McKinley (cello), Paula Gardiner (double bass, bass guitar)

Stage managers: Alistair Viles, Dan Sloane

Administration: David Sheppard


14.05.95BRACKNELLWilde Theatre, South Hill Park
17.05.95NOTTINGHAMDjanogly Hall, Arts Centre
18.05.95LONDONConway Hall
19.05.95CARDIFFThe Point, Cardiff Bay

With the financial support of: Arts Council of Wales, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Holst Foundation, London Arts Board, Musicians’ Union, Performing Right Society, South Glamorgan County Council


The Independent (Phil Johnson)




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