Contract notice: The organization of public transport on threnody
Also appearing on the night are the Shoreline Skiffle band with their quirky nostalgic style of music, the luscious harmonies of the Bangor Community Choir, Coastal Voices is a fun close harmony mixed choir, a cappella songs and hymns with Threnody
, and Gwaenysgor Community Choir.
The concert opens with Penderecki's iconic Threnody
(to the victims of Hiroshima) from 1960 and is conducted from memory by Krzysztof Urbariski.
The latter systems distinguishes between (shi, poem), (fu, poetic exposition), (bei, Nestorian stele inscription), (lei, threnody
[mourning poem]), (ming, inscription), (zhen, admonition), (song, ode), (lun, essay), (zhou, memorial to the throne), and (shui, persuasion).
The symphony's funeral march stalks eerily through the bass line at the close of Richard Strauss's Metamorphosen, his string threnody
to the destruction of his beloved Dresden, the tainting of German culture by the Nazis and perhaps his own ill-fated collaboration with them.
Morfydd Owen's Threnody
for the Passing of Branwen, 1916, was dedicated to Nelson Mandela and was similar to another piece in the programme, Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.
From this perspective, we should not underestimate the strain of mysticism in Leckey's practice, from the threnody
to rave culture embedded in the 1999 video Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, to the open-eyed, and open-ended, wonder driving the TED-style 2009 lecture-performance Mark Leckey in the Long Tail.
The first half of the program ended with Threnody
I and II by Aaron Copland.
His ballata passes from lament--over love's joy disappointed, love's faith betrayed--to threnody
, a dirge for his own dying self and for a heart in such affliction that death will be a release.
In the AIDS era, there was Thom Gunn's collection, The Man with Night Sweats (1992), a threnody
for the plague victims that can only be read with pauses for reflection; Michael Cunningham's novel, The Hours (1998); and especially Larry Kramer's justifiably angry documentary-style drama, The Normal Heart (1985).
Featuring Stephen Montague's Dark Sun, a threnody
to the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the piece will form the climax of the Festival with a public performance in the surroundings of Pritchard Jones Hall.
Images of wartime deprivation, close-knit communities, quiet backwaters, seaside outings and 1960s high-rise flats cumulatively created a threnody
to a disappearing working-class Britain.