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7:30 PM, Saturday 6 May, 2017

Including music by Martin Bussey, Charles Villiers Stanford, William Byrd, Louis Vierne and Matthew Martin


St Marylebone Parish Church
17 Marylebone Road London


Marcus Farnsworth and Matthew Martin“This Same Jesus”
Songs for Baritone and Organ

7.30pm Saturday 6 May
Pre-concert talk at 7pm
St Marylebone Parish Church, NW1 5LT
£12 / £10 Book online

Marcus Farnsworth Baritone
Matthew Martin Organ and Piano

Programme to include
This Same Jesus Martin Bussey
Bible Songs Charles Villiers Stanford
Consort Songs William Byrd
Les Angélus Louis Vierne
Three Sonnets of Petrarch Matthew Martin

This year’s Festival opens with a beautiful recital programme exploring the rare pairing of solo voice and organ. Stanford’s Bible Songs and Vierne’s beautiful triptych Les Angélus were written specifically for this combination, while Martin Bussey’s Ascension cantata This Same Jesus and Matthew Martin’s Three Sonnets of Petrarch, both composed expressly for Marcus, receive their London premieres.

Renowned baritone Marcus Farnsworth is a strong exponent of contemporary music, having performed works by John Tavener, Sally Beamish, Thomas Larcher, Peter Maxwell Davies and David Sawer. *His current projects include Turnage’s Greek for Boston Lyric Opera, Britten’s Curlew River in Hamburg with Ian Bostridge, Birtwistle’s *The Last Supper with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and recitals *at the Wigmore Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Matthew Martin is an award-winning composer and organist. He is currently Director of Music and a Fellow at Keble College, Oxford where he conducts the choir and teaches academic music within the College and University. He has composed for ensembles including The Tallis Scholars, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St John’s College *and Clare College, Cambridge. His first solo recording on the historic organ of the London Oratory has been received with critical acclaim.