JACOB AND THE ANGEL
New Music
for
Orchestra
by
Robert Hugill

Jacob and the Angel

Postcards from the Fitties

a short prelude,
toccata
and a kind
of fugue

Percy Grainger

Molly on the Shore

Mock Morris

Kleine Variationen-form

 

Haydn

Symphony 97

Sunday 21st September2003, 7.30pm
The Salomon Orchestra

Malcolm Cottle - conductor

Tabernacle Arts Centre
Powis Square, Notting Hill
London

Robert Hugill's new orchestra work, Jacob and the Angel, takes the biblical story of Jacob wrestling with an angel and gives it a new sexual twist. It envisions the wrestling turning sexual, with the two only interrupted by the coming dawn and the reluctant need to part. Inspired by texts from Genesis and the Song of Songs along with contemporary poetry, Jacob and the Angel is an exciting new piece which makes explicit that which is implicit in the original story.

The concert will also include Robert's Postcards from the Fitties, inspired by his seaside childhood, and will start with his a short prelude, toccata and a kind of fugue.

Continuing the seaside theme, the concert will include Percy Grainger's Molly on the Shore along with a Mock Morris and his rarely performed early work Kleine Variationen-Form. The concert will be complete by a performance of Haydn's Symphony 97.

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