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Judith Weir: Master of the Queen's Music

Celebrating the Crown's first female Court Composer

Presented by the Park Lane Group

27 October


Tasmin Little
Diana Galvydyte

Jane Manning
Joanna Skillett

Alissa Firsova
Melanie Jones
John Lenehan

James Young

Harry Cameron-Penny

Diana Mathews

Rebecca Herman

Park Lane Ensemble dir. Roger Montgomery

Trinity Laban Chamber Choir cond. Stephen Jackson

  • Theatre/2014/SWP/Judith Weir/CG

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