Saturday 18 August
7.30pm St. Mary’s Church, South Creake
FRETWORK 'In Nomine'
Works by TAVENER, TYE, PARSONS, BYRD, PICFORTH, GIBBONS, LAWES, PURCELL, BRYARS and MUHLY
Five members of the well-known viol consort FRETWORK offer a treasure trove of 'In Nomine' settings by 16th century composers Tavener, Tye, Parsons, Byrd, Picforth, Gibbons, Lawes and Purcell, and contemporary composers Gavin Bryars and Nico Muhly.
Few other ensembles can match the range of Fretwork’s repertory, spanning as it does the first printed music of 1501 in Venice, to music commissioned by the group this year. This extraordinary breadth of music has taken them all over the world in the 25 years since their debut, and their recordings of the classic English viol repertory – Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes and Byrd – have become the benchmark by which others are judged. Their 2009 recording of the Purcell Fantasias won the Gramophone Award for Baroque Chamber Music.