Concerts by Candlelight
Scottish Ensemble Presents
Concerts by Candlelight: Music for Warmth & Restoration
  Monday 6 December 2021
  Caird Hall

  Tickets: £16.00

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Concerts by Candlelight:
Music for Warmth and Restoration

Scottish Ensemble's annual seasonal treat returns with an atmospheric and life-affirming evening of music set within a shimmering array of candles. From the gorgeous musical balm of Henry Purcell, to the warmth and generosity of Brahms, via touching music by Biber, and, bringing things up to date, the thick, treacly sonic textures of Julia Wolfe's Four Marys, this is a programme that spans the centuries, offering something for every taste. Scottish Ensemble is joined for these performances by the incisive and dynamic presence of violinist and director Matthew Truscott, leading proceedings in this perfect pre-Christmas musical feast.


  • Henry Purcell In Nomine in 7 parts, Dorian
  • Julia Wolfe Four Marys for string orchestra
  • Heinrich Biber Balletti Lamentabili a 4
  • Johannes Brahms Adagio from String Quintet No.2 in G major
  • Franz Schubert Der Leiermann (The Hurdy-Gurdy Man) from Winterreise (arranged for string orchestra by Dobrinka Tabakova)
  • Henry Purcell
  • Symphony and Here the deities from Welcome to all the pleasures
  • Fantasy on One Note
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Molto Adagio (Holy song of thanksgiving) from String Quartet No.15
  • (arranged for string orchestra by Iain Farrington)
  • Anon In Nomine in 6 parts

Matthew Truscott director/violin
Scottish Ensemble

**Performance lasts 75 minutes with no interval**