Holst / Elgar / Dove and more – TCMS

Overview

A mixed programme directed by Stephen Layton, to include Holst ‘The Evening Watch’, Elgar ‘Songs from the Bavarian Highlands’ & Dove ‘The Passing of the Year’.

From sunlit uplands to metaphysical mysteries there’s rich variety here: Elgar’s thoughts when writing ‘Bavarian Highlands’ were both high and happy – they’re memories of a holiday with his wife in the first years of their marriage. Holst’s ‘Evening Watch’ by contrast expresses something of the depths in Henry Vaughan’s 17th century poem.