Mallory Thompson conductor
Our 2017-2018 season concludes with a lively program of music that draws inspiration from ages past. Edward Gregson's works evoke the image of an early Renaissance court, viewed through a modern lens. His Sword and the Crown was written to accompany productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company depicting the reign of Henry IV - one of the most turbulent periods of the British monarchy. Michael Gandolfi’s elegant and invigorating Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme present seven variations on the Renaissance tune simply titled “Spagnoletta”. In the hauntingly beautiful Sketches on a Tudor Psalm, Fisher Tull re-imagines Thomas Tallis's setting of the second psalm of the Episcopal Hymnal. Our season concludes full circle with a performance of Star Wars title theme which, since its premiere in 1977, has famously invited us to consider that which occurred "A Long Time Ago".
GREGSON The Sword and the Crown
GANDOLFI Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme
TULL Sketches on a Tudor Psalm
WILLIAMS Star Wars Trilogy: V. Star Wars (Main Theme)
Arranged by Donald Hunsberger