This project assembles music and poetry written on the deaths of poets, composers, and brothers. It was first performed in the dramatic Grand Entrance Hall of the Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe.
Auden's In Memory of W.B. Yeats and Heaney's Audenesque commemorating Brodsky and itself inspired by Auden are cut with new translations of Catullus' poems on the death of his brother by Máirín O'Hagan.
These poems mingle with Restoration music on the same theme: Henry Purcell commemorates his choirmaster Matthew Locke and his publisher John Playford, while John Blow marks libertine poet the Earl of Rochester. The two most substantial pieces by Henry Hall and John Blow commemorate Henry Purcell himself, with double recorders and duets for soprano and bass, and two countertenors.
three parts vied are delighted to be collaborating with the Queynte Ladies on this project.