Roderick Williams baritone
Adrian Partington conductor
Smyth Chrysilla; La Danse 10'
Gabriel Jackson In the Mendips 16’
Colin Matthews The Great Journey 50’
Roderick Williams is the protagonist in this tale of a Spanish conquistador's disastrous sixteenth-century expedition. This exquisite portrayal of greed and destruction is told through veiled references to sixteenth-century styles in a colourful score. Ethel Smyth's vignettes are tinged with French impressionism, while an instrumental interlude by Gabriel Jackson evokes an afternoon on the Somerset hills.
Supported by the Friends of Worcester Three Choirs Festival
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