Stile Antico, Woven Gold, Rihab Azar oud

2 August 2019

Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble  Stile Antico are joined by oud-player Rihab Azar and Woven Gold, the London-based choir of refugees and asylum-seekers, to explore displacement and exile. Their concert includes John Dowland’s probing cycle of  seven pavans probing cycle of seven pavans, Lachrimae, with new texts from poet Peter Oswald based on the testimonies
of modern-day refugees and migrants, as well as Bodrum Beach, a piece composed for the project by Giles Swayne.

This project is supported by Arts Council England, Golsoncott Foundation, Leche Trust, Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and Stile Antico Foundation

Farid al-Atrash: Lahn-ul Khulud (Melody of Immortality)
Robert White: Lamentations a 5 (Part 1)
George Frideric Handel: Lascia ch’io pianga
Khalid Mohammed Ali: Uyun Sharida (Escaped Eyes)
Trad. Arabic: Sultana Ghalban; Il Bulbul; Balini Balwa
Trad. Congolese: Elonga ezali
John Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae
Rihab Azar & Peter Wiegold: Love far away
John Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae Novae
John Dowland: Lachrimae Gementes
Classical Arabic Muwashah: Badat Mi-al Khidr (Seen through the veil)
John Dowland: Lachrimae Tristess
John Dowland: Lachrimae Coactae
Rihab Azar: Questions
Nedim Nalbantoğlu: Buselik Saz Semaisi (extract)
John Dowland: Lachrimae Amantis
John Dowland: Lachrimae Verae
Giles Swayne: Bodrum Beach
John Dowland: Now, o now, I needs must part

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