A new work by Daniel Saleeb, Soliloquy for choir, brass & organ will be premiered by Chapel Choir of Selwyn College Cambridge, Onyx Brass and Simon Hogan on Thursday 11 July. This work is a commission by The John Armitage Memorial Trust for JAM on the Marsh Festival 2019.
The work is a set of three choral anthems on a text by poet Chloe Stopa-Hunt in response to a fragment of Shakespeare’s Richard II. Taking advantage of the unique JAM commission line-up, Daniel Saleeb wrote four short brass fanfares musically threading the choral movements:
I have always been struck by the ambiguity of Richard’s claim to hear music in this soliloquy and tend to like the idea that he might be haunted by a kingly fanfare, real or imaginary.
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Thursday 11 July 2019, 7pm
Selwyn College Choir/ Canterbury Cathedral Girls Choir
Programme includes works by Daniel Saleeb (world premiere), Mendelssohn, Stanford, Copland, Barber, Parry and Mealor.
St Leonard’s Church, Kent, UK