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Shakespeare's Globe

Judith Weir: Master of the Queen's Music

Celebrating the Crown's first female Court Composer

Presented by the Park Lane Group

27 October

Performers

Violin
Tasmin Little
Diana Galvydyte

Soprano
Jane Manning
Joanna Skillett

Piano
Alissa Firsova
Melanie Jones
John Lenehan

James Young

Clarinet
Harry Cameron-Penny

Viola
Diana Mathews

Cello
Rebecca Herman

Park Lane Ensemble dir. Roger Montgomery

Trinity Laban Chamber Choir cond. Stephen Jackson

  • Theatre / Judith Weir

This summer composer Judith Weir was appointed as Master of The Queen's Music. She is the first woman to hold this acclaimed post and the appointment has been hailed as excellent and imaginative.

Join us in the Playhouse to celebrate Judith's 'addictive, scintillating music' (The Guardian) in the presence of the composer, as well as works by the previous six Masters, from the appointment of Elgar in 1924 to the most recent holder of the post, Peter Maxwell Davies.

'Simply a wonderful composer'
Daily Telegraph on Judith Weir

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Programme

Walford Davies Tune thy Music to thy Heart
Bliss Masques for solo piano
Weir King Harald’s Saga for solo soprano
Elgar Chanson de Nuit, Chanson de Matin, Salut d’Amour
Weir Blue-Green Hill for ensemble
Williamson Songs from a Child’s Garden
Bax Legend for viola and piano
Maxwell Davies Hymnos for clarinet and piano
Weir Psalm 148