Audio Documentaries and Features

Pepys the Musician

 

Saint Olave - Photo: David Iliff

Saint Olave – Photo: David Iliff

We are delighted to announce a new exciting development for Overtone Productions.

As part of our upcoming programme for BBC Radio 4, we are putting on a concert of music written for Samuel Pepys by composer Cesare Morelli, performed again for the first time since Pepys would have played and sung it nearly 300 years ago.

Where  St Olave’s Church, Hart Street, London EC3R 7NB

When  15th February at 8pm

The concert will last approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session.

This is a FREE EVENT, with admission available on the day at the door. However in order to plan how best to record the event, it would be helpful to have some ideas of audience numbers, so please use the form HERE to register your interest in attending the event.

Pepys the Musician for BBC Radio 4 is currently scheduled for broadcast at 11.30am on Tuesday 4th April.

 

The concert will be performed by three very exciting, up and coming musicians

 

 

Radio programme presenter Lucie Skeaping will be
hosting the evening

Lucie Skeaping

Stage director and academic, Dionysios Kyropoulos who unlocked Morelli’s musical notation for modern times, will also be speaking and answering questions. His edition of the music is available here.

Dionysios Kyropoulos

 

 

List and order of pieces

Pavan No 3 in C Minor by Robert Johnson (lute)

Chaconne in C by Francesco Corbetta (Baroque guitar)

Beauty retire by Samuel Pepys (voice, theorbo)

Beauty retire by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar)

The world’s a Bubble by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar, theorbo) – NEW – never performed or recorded before

To be or not to be by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar)

Amanti fuggite by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar, theorbo)

Du bruit et des facheux by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar, theorbo) – NEW – never performed or recorded before

The Benediction by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar, theorbo) – NEW – never performed or recorded before

The words of the Preacher by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar) – NEW – never performed or recorded before

Lord I have sinned by Pelham Humphrey, but arranged for Samuel Pepys by Cesare Morelli. – NEW – This version has never been performed or recorded before