2008

  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 557.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Europe/London' for 'BST/1.0/DST' instead in /home/thesea00/public_html/gavinbryars.com/sites/all/modules/date/date_api_sql.inc on line 558.
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Text: George Bruce
Duration c. 3'
Solo tenor and harp



Text: Edwin Morgan
Duration c.5'
Male Choir

Note : The Mirror

The Mirror

There is a mirror only we can see.

It hangs in time and not in space. The day

goes down in it without ember or ray

and the newborn climb through it to be free.

The multitudes of the world cannot know

they are reflected there; like glass they lie

in glass, shadows in shade, they could not cry

in airless wastes but that is where they go.

We cloud it, but it pulses like a gem,

it must have caught a range of energies

from the dead. We breathe again; nothing shows.

Back in space, ubi solitudinem

faciunt pacem appellant. Ages

drum-tap the flattened homes and slaughtered rows.

 

Edwin Morgan (from Sonnets from Scotland)



Text: Edwin Morgan
Duration c.5'
Male Choir

Note : Text of Post-Glacial

Text of Post-Glacial

The glaciers melt slowly in the sun.

The ice groans as it shrinks back to the pole.

Loud splits and cracks send shudders through the shoal

of herring struggling northwards, but they run

steadily on into the unknown roads

and the whole stream of life runs with them. Brown

islands hump up in the white of land, down

in the valleys a fresh drained greenness loads

fields like a world first seen, and when mild rains

drive back the blizzards, a new world it is

of grain that thrusts its frenzied spikes, and trees

whose roots race under the stamped-out remains

of nomad Grampian fires. Immensities

are mind, not ice, as the bright straths unfreeze.

 

Edwin Morgan (from Sonnets from Scotland)



Text: Edwin Morgan
Duration c.5'
Male Choir

Note : Text of A Golden Age

Text of A Golden Age

That must have been a time of happiness.

The air was mild, the Campsie Fells had vines.

Dirigible parties left soft sky-signs

and bursts of fading music. Who could guess

what they might not accomplish, they had seas

in cities, cities in the sea; their domes

and crowded belvederes hung free, their homes

eagle-high or down among whitewashed quays.

And women sauntered often with linked arms

through night streets, or alone, or danced a maze

with friends. Perhaps it did not last. What lasts?

The bougainvillea millenniums

may come and go, but then in thistle days

a strengthened seed outlives the hardest blasts.

 

Edwin Morgan (from Sonnets from Scotland)

 

 



Tenor, electric guitar, 2 violas, cello, bass
Duration c. 4'
First performance John Potter, Gavin Bryars ensemble
St Georges Brandon Hill, Bristol May 2 2008

Note : Text of Lauda 35 L'alto prince archangelo

Text of Lauda 35 L'alto prince archangelo

L'alto prençe archangelo lucente,                The mighty prince, the gleaming archangel,

sancto Michel, laudi ciascun scente.            Saint Michael, everyone sings your praises.

 

Sovente lo laudiamo, et ubidença               We praise him continually, and each of us

ciascun li facia cum gram reverença,           obeys his word with great veneration,

k'ell'è ministro de l'omnipotença                 for he is the minister of the Almighty

per l'anima receper da la gente.                 and through his spirit receives the people.

 

L'alto prençe archangelo lucente,                The mighty prince, the gleaming archangel,

sancto Michel, laudi ciascun scente.            Saint Michael, everyone sings your praises.

 

La gente cristiana li è commisa                   We Christian people were delegated by him

per guardar et per condur pace 'nfra essa;   to guard and to bring peace among ourselves;

ma la superbia in fra noi si'è messa             but pride was also placed among us,

ke'l suo contrario è venuto a niente.            which is peace's opposite - and comes to nothing.

 

L'alto prençe archangelo lucente,                The mighty prince, the gleaming archangel,

sancto Michel, laudi ciascun scente.            Saint Michael, everyone sings your praises.

 

Gaudente star po' cum gram scigurança;     I may remain in gladness with great certainty

chi'n questo mondo à pace et consolança;   that in this world there is peace and consolation;

sancto Michel l'aita a la bilança.                  Saint Michael is our help and our balance.

Folle chi'm soperbia resta fervente.             Foolish is he who spends his fervour on pride.

 

L'alto prençe archangelo lucente,                The mighty prince, the gleaming archangel,

sancto Michel, laudi ciascun scente.            Saint Michael, everyone sings your praises.

 

Selene Mills

16 April 2008



Soprano, tenor, viola, bass clarinet, double bass
Duration c. 5'
First performance Anna Maria Friman, John Potter, Gavin Bryars Ensemble
Milan Literary Festival June 2008

Note : Text of Lauda 36 Gloria 'n cielo

Text of Lauda 36 Gloria 'n cielo

Gloria 'n cielo e pace 'n terra,            Glory in heaven and peace on earth:

nat'è 'l nostro salvatore.                    our Saviour is born.

 

Nat'è glorioso,                                 The glorious one is born,

l'alto Dio maravellioso;                     the mighty and marvellous God;

fact'è homo desideroso                     the kind Creator

lo benigno creatore.                         has become the man He loves.

 

Gloria 'n cielo e pace 'n terra,           Glory in heaven and peace on earth:

nat'è 'l nostro salvatore.                   our Saviour is born.

 

Pace'n terra sia cantata;                   May peace on earth be sung;

gloria'n cielo desiderata;                   may glory in heaven be desired;

la donçella consecrata                       the holy maiden

parturit'à'l salvatore.                         has borne the Saviour.

 

Gloria 'n cielo e pace 'n terra,            Glory in heaven and peace on earth:

nat'è 'l nostro salvatore.                    our Saviour is born.

 

Nel presepe era beato                       The blessed Saviour lay in a manger,

quei ke in cielo è contemplato,           who is adored in heaven;

dai santi desiderato                           he is worshipped by the saints

reguardando el suo splendore.           when they behold his splendour.

 

Gloria 'n cielo e pace 'n terra,            Glory in heaven and peace on earth:

nat'è 'l nostro salvatore.                    our Saviour is born.

 

Selene Mills

16 April 2008



Text: St Brendan, Tróndur
Solo soprano, solo bass, choir (SATB), chamber orchestra
Duration c. 30'
First performance, Gøtu, Faroe Islands, July 12 2008
Eivør Palsdottir, Rúni Brattaberg, choir, Aldúbaran, conductor Gavin Bryars



Soprano, tenor, solo trumpet, viola, cello, bass, electric guitar
Duration c. 6'
First performance Anna Maria Friman, John Potter, Arve Henkrisen, Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Punkt Festival, Kristiansand, Norway, Sept 5 2008

Note : Text of Lauda 37

Text of Lauda 37

Ciascun ke fede sente

vegn'a laudar sovente

l'alto sant' Antonio beato

 

Ciascun laudare et amare

lo dea de buon coragio,

ké' de ben fare sé forçare

volse piccolo etagio.

tutt'ore pensare formare

com'a Dio fare humagio

potesse, d'Ulisbona si parte,

se consuma legenda,

là unde fo nato.

 

Ciascun ke fede sente

vegn'a laudar sovente

l'alto sant' Antonio beato

 

In grande amore, di core

Dio l'ebbe omnipotente,

k'el fece doctore, victore,

del faro providente:

e dieli kiarore splendore

de vedere veramente

la soma deitade nella grande infertade

de la quale passò e'l glorificato.

 

Ciascun ke fede sente

vegn'a laudar sovente

l'alto sant' Antonio beato

 

Sia gloriata, laudata

l'altissima maiestà;

ringratiata orrata, [orata?]

ke del mond'è podesta,

de la beata ornate [ornata?]

virgo nato con festa.

Lui cum gran di humilitança

dimandiam perdonança

ke al iudicio si dal directo lato.

 

Ciascun ke fede sente

vegn'a laudar sovente

l'alto sant' Antonio beato.

Amen.

 

 

 

Let every one who senses faith

come often to praise

the great saint, blessed Anthony.

 

Everyone should praise and adore him

for his great courage,

who resolved to live a life of doing good

from a young age.

All the time he thought about

how he could pay homage to God,

and he departed from Lisbon,

where he was born -

if the story is to be believed.

 

Let every one who senses faith

come often to praise

the great saint, blessed Anthony.

 

In his great love,

God was omnipotent in his heart,

and made him a doctor, a victor,

a provider of food:

and God gave him the shining clarity

to see truly

the highest godhead in his great affliction

through which he suffered and was glorified.

 

Let every one who senses faith

come often to praise

the great saint, blessed Anthony.

 

May his highest majesty

be glorified and praised,

thanked and raised in prayer,

who is the power of the world,

born of the blessed virgin

with celebration.

Let us ask pardon,

with great humility,

of him who faced our judgment for us.

 

Let every one who senses faith

come often to praise

the great saint, blessed Anthony.

Amen.



11 pieces for tenor voice, electric guitar, 2 violas, cello, bass
Text, Anonymous, Gaelic (9th to 16th century)
First performance (7 pieces) Iarla O'Lionaird, voice, Leo Abrahams, guitar, Gavin Bryars, bass, members of the Crash Ensemble
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin November 2008
(others performed March/April 2009, Waterford and Limerick)



Text anonymous Gaelic 16th century
Setting of old unaccompanied melody for tenor and ensemble (Part of Anail De project)
First performance: Iarla O'Lionaird, voice, Leo Abrahams, guitar, Gavin Bryars, bass, members of the Crash Ensemble
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin November 2008



Text: traditional
Three female voices
First performance Trio Mediaeval, San Francisco November 15 2008



Recorder consort (2 trebles, 2 tenors, 2 basses)
First performance: Ensemble directed by Evelyn Nallen,
Society of Recorder Players, Cambridge December 13 2008