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Addison Singers +GB Ensemble
Within the context of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, the Addison Singers, directed by Gavin’s old friend David Wordsworth, will perform a programme comprising Psalm settings, as well as Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet in a special version for choir and ensemble. In addition there will be two solo Laude, sung by Gavin’s daughter Orlanda Bryars (who also sings with the choir) as well as a couple of instrumental pieces including the organ work A Time and a Place written for Gavin’s mother’s funeral in 1999.
Some of the performances are very new and in some cases either London or World premieres – Psalm 126, for choir and jazz bass written for the birth of Brian Morton’s son John (Gavin’s godson) is a World premiere.
Psalm 132 (SATB, organ & trumpet) London premiere
Lauda 29 “O divina virgo, flore” solo voice, plus bass
A Time & A Place, organ solo (UK Premiere)
Lauda 4 “Oi me lasso” solo voice, ensemble
Psalm 126 SATB & double bass (with the composer on bass) world premiere
St Brendon arrives at the Promised Land of the Saints (SATB, violin & organ) London premiere
The Flower of Friendship – GB Ensemble
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet – Addison Singers, members of the Gavin Bryars Ensemble