Wednesday 17th January 2018 – Amalie Trio

Amalie Trio at Leighton House

Catherine Backhouse mezzo-soprano | Alexa Beattie viola | Elspeth Wyllie piano

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The Amalie trio first met as pupils at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh. Now establishing themselves as some of the finest of Scotland’s young musicians, they unite to champion the wonderful repertoire for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano.

Edmund Rubbra: Two Sonnets by William Alabaster
1. Upon the crucifix
2. On the Reed of Our Lord’s passion

Benjamin Britten: A New Year Carol
The Old Year now away Is fled (‘The New Book of Christmas Carols 1642’),
John Dowland:  Flow, my tears (‘The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres’), If my complaints could passions move (‘The First Booke of Songs or Ayres’)

Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae, Op 48

John Duke:  Three Sonnets by Edna St Vincent Millay
– Sweet sounds, o beautiful music
– Time does not bring relief
– Thou famished grave

INTERVAL

Johannes Brahms: Zwei Gesange Op.91
– Gestillte Sehnsucht
– Geistliches Wiegenlied

Peter Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness from The Yellow Cake Revue
Rebecca Clarke: I’ll bid my heart be still
James Macmillan: Scots Song from Three Scottish Songs
Traditional, arranged Peter Backhouse: Ae Fond Kiss

Francis Poulenc: Quatre poémes de Guillaume Apollinaire FP.58
– L’anguille
– Carte postale
– Avant le cinema
– A Strasbourg en 1904

Oliver Searle: 23.VII.32