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Tre Laude Dolce


Gavin Bryars’ Tre Laude Dolce comes with the following programme note by the composer: Over the last few years I have written a number of pieces for unaccompanied voice based on the texts and format of the “lauda”, a large collection of which appears in a manuscript collection from thirteenth-century Cortona. These laude are religious (but non-liturgical) songs that were performed outside churches and in other public places. In setting these texts for voice I do not imitate the style of the original but rather the spirit and form, and also relish the challenge of writing something quite austere and self sufficient.

Like the vocal laude these instrumental pieces are essentially solo melodic lines, though here using the string instrument’s capacity to add other notes for harmonic implication or decoration.”

from notes by Matthew Barley © 2012


Britten, Bryars & Tavener: Around Britten
Studio Master: SIGCD318Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Movement 1: [untitled]
Track 16 on SIGCD318 [6'26] Download only
Movement 2: [untitled]
Track 17 on SIGCD318 [5'18] Download only
Movement 3: [untitled]
Track 18 on SIGCD318 [5'47] Download only

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