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Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning

Next Concert

Saturday 6 October 2018, 7:00pm

The SandPit Theatre, Sandringham School, St Albans

Carmina Burana

Nathan Daughtrey - Sizzle!

Schubert - Licht und Liebe, D352 (1816)

Schubert - Nacht und Träume, D827 (1822)

Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

Rufus Frowde - Conductor

Sizzle! by Nathan Daughtrey is a lively percussion piece, set primarily in 4/4 with a section of 6/8. However, the occasional 5/8 and 7/8 bar creeps up just to keep the audience on their toes.

Licht und Liebe (Light and Love), D352, is one of the only two duets that Schubert wrote. Schubert's setting of Licht und Liebe is in three sections: the first verse is for tenor, the second is for soprano, and the two voices combine for a repetition of the first verse: the close, a rapturous cadenza for soprano and tenor on the words "Love is the sweetest light", is one of the most beautiful moments in all Schubert.

Nacht und Träume (Night and Dreams), D827, is rated as one of the most beautiful and rapturous songs that Schubert wrote.

The ever popular profane cantata, Carmina Burana, is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Much of the compositional structure is based on the idea of the turning Fortuna Wheel. The selection of poems covers a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 21st century as they were in the 13th century: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust.

Most classical listeners are familiar with the full orchestral version of the work, but in 1956 Orff arranged this version for two pianos and percussion.

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