Vaughan Williams 150th : Roots & Branches

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Vaughan Williams 150th : Roots & Branches


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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/06/2022
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Location.
Wesley Memorial Church
New Inn Hall St,
Oxford,
,
OX1 2DH.


Event Description


Collected folk songs and compositions from the Vaughan Williams repertoire featuring 4-piece folk band Moonrakers and string quartet OXUS. An evocative mix of songs and tunes from the folk and classical traditions.

The Vaughan Williams Festival 2022 has invited Moonrakers to develop an exciting ‘cross-over’ show that features eight musicians on stage with folk songs interwoven with some of Vaughan Williams’s well-known works. OXUS will perform the fourth movement of Quartet No.1 in G minor and the Phantasy Quintet. Moonrakers will perform new arrangements of songs such as “The Leaves They Do Grow High”, “The Turtle Dove”, “Bitter Withy” and other traditional songs drawn from the Vaughan Williams collection (Cecil Sharp House). The ensemble will also play the Phantasy Quintet and an arrangement of “The Unquiet Grave” alongside Vaughan Williams’ arrangement of Dives and Lazarus.  The show includes some new music written by Moonrakers members, Jon Bennett and Jacqui Johnson.

Brief introductions on the source of the materials will form part of the show and will take the audience on a journey from traditional to contemporary interpretations of ‘living tradition’ material.

 

 

The Vaughan Williams Festival 2022 has invited Moonrakers to develop an exciting ‘cross-over’ show that features eight musicians on stage with folk songs interwoven with some of Vaughan Williams’s well-known works. OXUS will perform the fourth movement of Quartet No.1 in G minor and the Phantasy Quintet. Moonrakers will perform new arrangements of songs such as “The Leaves They Do Grow High”, “The Turtle Dove”, “Bitter Withy” and other traditional songs drawn from the Vaughan Williams collection (Cecil Sharp House). The ensemble will also play the Phantasy Quintet and an arrangement of “The Unquiet Grave” alongside Vaughan Williams’ arrangement of Dives and Lazarus. The show includes some new music written by Moonrakers members, Jon Bennett and Jacqui Johnson.

Brief introductions on the source of the materials will form part of the show and will take the audience on a journey from traditional to contemporary interpretations of ‘living tradition’ material.

 

Event Contact Information


Website Address: www.moonrakers.net
Contact Telephone Number: +441865769206

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