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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

Secret Psalm

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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