Stockholm Chamber Brass play Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

May 20, 2016 in by mwhiteside

Event Details

St Magnus Festival, St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

In the beautifully resonant acoustic of St Magnus Cathedral Stockholm Chamber Brass perform a programme spanning 900 years and culminating in Peter Maxwell Davies’ monumental Brass Quintet dating from 1981. Alongside this the quintet will perform the UK première of Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist’s Valv. Older music completes the programme with music contemporary with the founding of St Magnus Cathedral by the Abbess-composer Hildegaard von Bingen and two motets by the infamous, renaissance prince – composer Carlo Gesualdo.  Stockholm Chamber Brass was founded in 1985 and enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s finest brass quintets. From their earliest days they have been champions of contemporary composers and have commissioned over 40 new works for the ensemble.

Hildegaard von Bingen Improvisation on O’Ecclesia

Karin Rehnqvist Valv *UK Premiere*

Carlo Gesualdo 2 motets

Maxwell Davies Brass Quintet *Scottish Premiere*

Tickets £20, £15, £10 Concessions £15, £11, £8