The dark night of the soul is explored in a fascinating and diverse programme including new settings by Elena Kats-Chernin and Kate Moore, Jean Berger’s gorgeous The eyes of all wait upon thee, Claudin de Sermisy’s psalm adapted from a chanson of jilted love, works by Mendelssohn, Albéniz, Huygens (the scientist’s son), and the poignant swansong, written at the height of WWI, by Hubert Parry, composer of Jerusalem.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847), psalm 22, Mein Gott, warum
Philibert Jambe de Fer (1515–1566), psalm 25, A toi, mon dieu
Kate Moore (b.1979), psalm 3 (world premiere)
Jean Berger(1909–2002), psalm 145, The eyes of all wait upon Thee
Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909), psalm 6, Domine in furore tuo
Otto Nicolai (1810–1849), psalm 31
Elena Kats-Chernin (b.1957), psalm 13 (world premiere)
Claudin de Sermisy (1490–1562), psalm 10, Don’t vient cela Seigneur
Constantijn Huygens (1596–1687), psalm 35, Dilataverunt super me
Costanzo Porta (1529–1601), psalm 142, Voce mea
Albert Becker (1834–1899), psalm 53, Die Toren sprechen in ihrem Herzen
Hubert Parry (1848–1918), psalm 39, Lord, let me know mine end
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Asylum Seekers cling to the remains of their wooden fishing boat after it broke apart after crashing on to cliffs near Christmas Island. The 2010 disaster claimed 50 lives, with 42 people pulled from the water.
Image Amy Rossbach and Allan Krepp, The Australian