The Gesualdi Six: Fading

April 25, 2020, 9:00 am

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Since the fourth century, the service of Compline has marked the end of the day, ushering in the darkness of the night. Much of the music here on the Gesualdo Six’s third album is inspired by this ancient service. The first half features a selection of atmospheric works that relate to the transition between light and darkness. Then there is a turning point – the light returns, birds sing, and flowers bloom once more. The program includes music from ancient to contemporary composers including Joanna Marsh, Sarah Rimkus, Owain Park, and others.