November 14, 2014


St Michael Church, Neuhauser strasse 6, 80333 Munich

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Lauda Ballet

A new ballet for the Bavarian Staats ballett II – the young dancers – choreographer by Norbert Graf and Simone Sandroni to a sequence of vocal and instrumental laude performed live by members of the Gavin Bryars Ensemble: Orlanda Bryars (soprano), James Woodrow (electric guitar), Morgan Goff (viola), Audrey Riley (cello) and Gavin Bryars (double bass and piano). The piece is planned to start with the first vocal lauda, Venite a laudare, being sung outside the church in order to persuade people to engter – the function of the lauda form in 12th century Italy.

St Michael’s church in Munich is the largest Renaissance church North of the Alps, and among the tombs is that of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Wagner’s patron.

By Norbert Graf:

Lauda 1 “Venite a Laudare” (solo voice + instrumental drones)

Lauda con sordino (piano, cello, electric guitar)

Lauda Dolçe I (solo cello + electric guitar, bass)

By Simone Sandroni:

Lauda Dolçe II (solo cello or viola  + electric guitar, bass)

Lauda 15 “O Maria Dei Cella (solo voice + instrumental drones)

Lauda 19 “Omne Homo” (solo voice, viola, cello, bass, electric guitar)

Lauda 13 “Stomme Allegro” (solo voice, electric guitar, viola, cello, bass)

Lauda 2 “Laude Novella” (solo voice + instrumental drones)

Lauda 12 “Ave Regina Beata”  (solo voice, electric guitar, viola, cello, bass)’s_Church,_Munich



Orlanda plus trio

Gavin Bryars