The Four Quarters
Thomas Adès (b.1971) The Four Quarters: I. Nightfalls
Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) & Henry Purcell (1659-1695), arr. William Newell Sleep
Cassandra Miller (b.1971) Warblework: Hermit Thrush
Traditional arr. Stephanie Tress Ca’ the Yowes
Thomas Adès The Four Quarters: II. Morning Dew
Henry Purcell arr. Amy Tress Now does the glorious day appear
William Marsey (b.1989) Be nice to see you
Cassandra Miller Warblework: Veery
Thomas Adès The Four Quarters: III. Days
Florence Price (1887-1953) arr. William Newell Summer Moon
Béla Bartók (1881-1945) arr. William Newell An Evening in the Village, Sz.39 BB.51 No.5
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) arr. William Newell Child Falling Asleep, op.15 no.12
Aaron Parker (b.1991) easqelä – suspended, spacious, in a dusky half light
Thomas Adès The Four Quarters: IV. The Twenty-fifth Hour
Kate Bush (b.1958) arr. William Newell And Dream Of Sheep
From just after 5pm, Sean Rafferty will chat to the players about their upcoming debut CD ‘The Four Quarters’, which will be released on Orchid Classics two days later on 17 September. The Solems will also perform a selection of short works from the disc live on air, including arrangements by members of the Quartet.
In addition, they will perform the second movement of Pēteris Vasks’s String Quartet no. 3, which will have featured two days earlier in their programme for the Vale of Glamorgan Festival at Cardiff University Concert Hall. This concert will also feature Vasks’s Quartet no. 2 ‘Summer Tunes’ and will be live streamed via the Festival’s YouTube channel.
The ‘In Tune’ broadcast on Wednesday 15 Sept begins at 5pm, and can be heard live either on the radio or online.