Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Adelaide


March 4, 2015


Elder Hall, Adelaide, Australia

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GB Ensemble Programme 2 (with additional Australian performers)

Part 1 (with The Song Company)

3 songs from Second Book of Madrigals (2002)

It Never Rains (2010) – electric guitar, viola, cello, bass

Lauda 38 (2009) – SATB, electric guitar, viola, cello, bass

From Sixth Book of Madrigals 2014-15 World Premiere

(The Song Company, Australia +GB Ensemble))

Part 2 Nothing like the Sun (2007)

Eight Shakespeare sonnet settings (sonnets 60, 123, 128, 94,102, 146, 55, 64)

Peyee Chen, Soprano; John Potter, Tenor; Morgan Goff viola; James Woodrow, electric and acoustic guitars Nick Cooper, cello; Gavin Bryars, double bass; Speaking voice, Gavin Friday +Australians: Anna Coleman, Clarinet/ bass clarinet; Rebecca Lagos, Percussion (includes cimbalom); Imants Larsens, viola; Roland Peelman, Piano          

Part 3 Mercy and Grand (Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan arr. Gavin Bryars) featuring singer Jess Walker

A Little Drop of Poison


Whistle Down the Wind

A Little Rain

You’re Innocent When You Dream


Georgia Lee

Train Song

Barbara Allan

The Briar and the Rose


Gavin Bryars, Bass/harmonium; James Woodrow, Electric guitar; Morgan Goff, violin, Nick Cooper, cello +  Australian players:  Rebecca Lagos, percussion; Roland Peelman, Piano/harmonium; Julien Wilson, Tenor sax/bass clarinet; James Crabb, accordion




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