Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert - Big Chamber Weekend - Hull 2017

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Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend from Hull City of Culture 2017.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts were recorded at Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. The University of Hull's Middleton Hall was the venue, and performers included the Sacconi Quartet, tenor James Gilchrist, viola player Philip Dukes and pianist Anna Tilbrook, who also curated the series.

Today's concert reflects Hull as a welcoming home for writers and poets, and includes the world premiere of a new BBC commission by David Bednall - a setting of words by Hull-born poet Andrew Marvell.

Purcell arr. Tippett: Music for a while; If music be the food of love
Purcell arr. Britten: O Solitude
James Gilchrist (tenor) / Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Rebecca Clarke: Passacaglia
Philip Dukes (viola) / Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Rebecca Clarke: Weep you no more, sad fountains; Come oh come, my life's delight
James Gilchrist (tenor) / Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Dowland: If my complaints could passions move
Britten: Lachrymae
Philip Dukes (viola) / Anna Tilbrook (piano)

David Bednall: The Mower (World Premiere - BBC Commission)
James Gilchrist (tenor) / Philip Dukes (viola) / Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Vaughan Williams: Four Hymns for tenor, viola and piano
James Gilchrist (tenor) / Philip Dukes (viola) / Anna Tilbrook (piano).