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St John's Church
73 Waterloo Road



Gabriel JacksonSong, I gaze upon you
Thomas TomkinsWhen I observe those beauty's wonderments
Robert Lucas PearsallGreat God of Love
Samuel BarberThe Coolin
Charles Hubert Hastings ParryO Love, they wrong thee much
James MacMillanThe Gallant Weaver
David BednallThree Songs of Love
Francisco GuerreroSurge, propera amica mea
Howard SkemptonHe Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (1999)
Ned RoremFour Madrigals
Jonathan HarveySong of June
Edward ElgarLove's Tempest, Op.73 no.1
Sjolund Paul TLove Lost
Huw WatkinsThe Phoenix and the Turtle


Andrew Griffiths – Conductor


Programme Note

Chamber choir Londinium marks Valentine's Day in characteristically offbeat fashion with a varied and eclectic selection of music about love. From the ecstatic Song of June by Jonathan Harvey to the sardonic Love Lost by Paul T. Sjolund, we traverse a turbulent emotional landscape, by turns passionate, blissful, frustrated and phlegmatic.

Our repertoire includes classic works by Barber, Elgar, and MacMillan, Renaissance music by Tomkins and Guerrero, little-known part-songs by Pearsall and Parry, Ned Rorem's settings of lyrical poems by Sappho, and outstanding recent works by David Bednall, Gabriel Jackson and Huw Watkins.

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