The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Concert: Orlando Singers – Songs of Farewell

In the centenary year of the death of Hubert Parry, and in the church in which he was baptised, The Orlando Singers present his choral song-cycle, Songs of Farewell, in a programme of works charting journeys from this world to the next.
The varied programme also includes works by contemporary composers alongside music from the 17th century onwards, ending with musical visions of heaven by two composers from the golden era of church music in the first half of the 20th century.

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Director: David Fawcett
Organist: Duncan Courts

The full programme is:

‘In the midst of life’
Maurice Green (1696-1755): Lord, let me know mine end
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): In the midst of life we are in death

‘Love is strong as death’
William Walton (1902-1983): Set me as a seal upon thine heart
David Fawcett (b.1964): Two short hours with you

‘Songs of farewell’
Hubert Parry (1848-1918): Songs of farewell

‘Life’s dividing sea’
Daniel Elder (b.1986): Willow-wood
Chris Hutchings (b.1979): Do not stand at my grave and weep
Michał Ziółkowski: A dream within a dream

‘Above all earthly thought’
Edward Bairstow (1874-1946): Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Edward Bairstow: I sat down under his shadow
William Harris (1883-1973): Faire is the heaven
Edward Bairstow: Blessed City, heavenly Salem