Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at The Great Hall

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:55pm

Vaughan Williams' tribute to Tallis calls for a large string orchestra divided into three parts: the full string choir, a single desk from each section and a solo string quartet. The Tallis melody "Why fum'th in fight the Gentiles spite, in fury raging stout?" is one of nine included in the Psalter of 1567 for the first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury. The theme is heard in its complete form three times and serves as the source for a wonderful miasma of variants and developments in this rich orchestral composition.

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Delius : Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.4

Conductor Michael Francis, soloist Paul Watkins (Cello).

Tickets: £12-£36 from Exeter Phoenix

Box office: 01392 667080

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The Great Hall, Exeter University

Event Date

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00pm