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The Song Company presents Lully Lulla, Sydney

Published 17th October, 2017 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    Level 1 , 169-171 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

  • Date

    2nd December 2017

  • Time

    All Day

The final program in the 2017 season The Attraction of Opposites is set within the narrative framework of medieval English verse, with seasonal music old and new that touches both on the joy of a young mother giving birth to the King of the Ages, and on the hard-hitting realities of exile, refugee status, and the ‘slaughter of the innocents’. The ‘Coventry Carol’, Lully Lulla is one of three songs (transcribed, arranged, or composed by Thomas Mawdycke in 1591) from the Shearmen and Tailors’ Pageant and is justly famous for its chillingly evocative tale of Herod’s rage. Woven into The Song Company’s telling of the story are new Australian and English carols, as well as a Gloria in excelsis from the first part of the 15th century with upbeat syncopations and happy harmonies that could have been written yesterday.

Published 17th October, 2017 in Concert or Performance