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Programme Notes

Secret Psalm was originally written in 1990 for Nona Liddell to play at the memorial concert for Michael Vyner(1943-1989), Artistic Director of the London Sinfonietta for many years, who began life as a violinist and particularly loved the slow movement of one very well-known concerto, which provided the starting-point for the three "verses" of this short meditation. In 2003 I reworked Secret Psalm to include in a retrospective concert of my chamber music at Weill Hall in New York, where it was first performed by Jennifer Frautschi.

© Oliver Knussen

Secret Psalm

Arnolfini (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Stephan Meier/Ulrich Heinen/Collette Overdijk

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Royal Academy of Music (London, United Kingdom)

Musicians from the Royal Academy of Music/Inis Oírr Asano

Secret Psalm

Wigmore Hall (London, United Kingdom)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen

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Southam Hall, National Art Centre (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

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Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University (Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom)

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