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Programme Notes

Chansons adapts songs by the early 15th Century composer Gilles Binchois, recorded in the MS Canon Misc. 213. The first song, amours merchi, is translated for an ensemble of 12 string instruments. The second, adieu, adieu, diffracts and collages Binchois’ exquisite descending lines in cascades, creating a sonorous recollection (a literal ‘re-membering’) of this song. The string ensemble is for this adaptation dispersed into three string quartets that augment and illuminate one another.



The Times (Richard Morrison) 13 May 2024

"an exquisite miniature"

The Arts Desk (Rachel Halliburton) 13 May 2024



WP of Binchois Arrangements

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London, United Kingdom)

Britten Sinfonia/Huw Watkins

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