Eight Irish Madrigals


February 3, 2012


8 PM, Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria BC, Canada

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Irish Madrigals


The Irish Madrigals set J M Synge’s translations of Petrarch, and Aventa will perform eight of my setings, with tenor Benjamin Butterfield and soprano Anne Grimm. I will play doub le bass in this performance.

It’s particularly apt that these should be done in Victoria as it was in the University of Victoria library that I found an edition of the 17 Synge translations, edited by the poet Robin Skelton, who seems to have been responsible for the very fine Synge collection at UVic and who was involved with editing the complete works of Synge. I have set all seventeen of these.

Gavin Bryars