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Counterpoise                           27th Feb 2017 at the Library Theatre Map

A fascinating programme with this unusual combination of instruments, including La Création du Monde by Milhaud, his ballet score depicting the creation of the world according to African folk legend. Works by Jean Hasse, including her 'haunting' Ghosts Before Breakfast, will be supported by filmed images. Two of those pieces will be world premières generously commissioned with funds from the Ambache Charitable Trust. It’s also a great pleasure to welcome back local keyboard maestro Iain Farrington, who played the organ so memorably at St Augustine’s for us two seasons ago. He features in the second half both as arranger and as the composer of a witty and charming cabaret suite.

Jean Hasse – Arthème Swallows his Clarinet

Jean Hasse – The Devilish Tenant

Jean Hasse – The Fall of the House of Usher

Jean Hasse – Ghosts Before Breakfast


Erik Satie – Three Songs

Darius Milhaud – La création du monde

Iain Farrington – A Little Cabaret

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Fenella Humphreys - violin

Deborah Calland - trumpet

Kyle Horch - saxophone

Iain Farrington - piano

This concert is generously supported by the

Ambache Charitable Trust