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Opus Anglicanum: Light

  • Dorset Museum High W St Dorchester, DT1 1XA United Kingdom (map)

A programme of music and words exploring and celebrating the history of light.

The music features works by Josquin, Tchaikovsky and William Byrd alongside a number of special commissions such as Judith Bingham’s glorious piece describing St Hilda as a necklace of light illuminating Britain.

The texts, chosen by John Allen, Emeritus Professor of Physics St Andrews University, range from Ibn al-Haytham in 11th century Cairo, through Newton’s argument against the wave nature of light to Einstein’s 1905 discovery of the wave-particle duality of light. The readings complex and intriguing, fun and memorable.

Opus Anglicanum are a five-piece male, unaccompanied vocal ensemble and their narrator.