James Davey


Simon Gregory accompanist


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This year, James Davey long time member of our choral faculty, will join the Choral Masterpieces of Five Centuries course to conduct a majestic programme of unusual repertoire subtitled ‘Of Kings and Queens’  The course will embrace pieces from the seventeenth century to the present day and will include the rarely performed “Agincourt” of George Dyson, a sumptuous work in the style of Walton’s celebratory royal masterpieces. Contrasted with this are several works of exquisite beauty including the Faure Pavane, Gibbons’ The Silver Swan, Whitacre’s When David Heard and Judith Weir’s By Wisdom.

A programme will be selected from the list below for a concert with orchestral accompaniment to be given at the end of the week. A veritable ‘royal’ choral feast, come and join us!

Gibbons ed. Cannon

from Juditha Triumphans, RV644
Arma, caedes, vindictae, furores”  
Tribute to Caesar    
Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op,26. Group 1
The Silver Swan     
When David Heard
Pavane, Op.50      
By Wisdom  

Universal Edition
Stainer & Bell
CPDL #59030
free download
Walton/Hal Leonard
IMSLP #861272
free download
Novello/Hal Leonard
Chester/Hal Leonard

Choral Masterpieces of Five Centuries                 4 to 11 August

‘Of Kings and Queens’   

Please note. The summer school does not have a music shop on site. Students should purchase their course materials before they arrive at the school either from their local music shop or from our nominated internet supplier, Forsyth Music. The following address will take you straight to the Sherborne Summer School of Music section of Forsyth’s website where you will find the music for your course ready to purchase: https://www.forsyths.co.uk/189389-sherborne-summer-school-2024