Following the critical acclaim of their debut album HERE WE ARE, award-winning contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment release their second album, SONG, this Autumn on Delphian Records. The disc is an eclectic collection of song commissions written for the quartet and songs newly arranged by members of the ensemble from different styles and eras. This concert celebrates the launch of SONG, with pieces from the album as well as two new commissions by Laura Moody and Tom Coult.
Barbara Strozzi (arr. Werner), Tradimento Clara Schumann (arr. Pashley), Liebst du um Schönheit Philip Venables, A Photograph Laura Moody, Rilke Songs (world premiere) Tom Coult, I Find Planets (world premiere) Robin Haigh, Kalimotxo Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Draw the Line Emily Hall (arr. Pashley), Befalling Olivia Chaney (arr. Schofield), Roman Holiday Anna Meredith (arr. Schofield), Fin like a Flower Oliver Leith, Uh huh Yeah
Josephine Stephenson, tanka Clara Schumann (arr. Pashley), Liebst du um Schönheit Lili Boulanger (arr. Schofield), Attente Nicola LeFanu, (arr. Denholm), The Bourne Sylvia Lim, new commission Lynne Plowman (arr. Pashley), Pedalling Man Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam Stevie Wishart, Eurostar – a journey between cities in sound Mira Calix , DMe Freya Waley-Cohen, We Phoenician Sailors Errollyn Wallen, gun gun gun Caroline Shaw (arr. Denholm) Plan & Elevation Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Draw the Line Laura Moody, Rilke Songs Hannah Peel (arr. Pashley), The Almond Tree Emily Hall (arr. Pashley) Befalling link