Ruth Leon recommends…The Octave of Christmas – Melbourne OctetRuth Leon recommends
The Octave of Christmas – Melbourne Octet
Click here to watch : $24 AUD
This sounds like a glorious concert from Australia’s Melbourne Octet, exploring the extremities of Christmas repertoire from the 13th to 21st Century, this presents some of the most fabulous rare gems of Christmas music; each piece a showstopper in the context of its time. The program includes works by several Melbourne composers and some classics in close harmony arrangement.
It includes various well-known carols in unusual arrangements but, more interestingly, it has music by Perotin, Praetorius, Dering, Britten, Warlock, and that most famous of composers, Anon.
The sticking point for those of us NOT in Australia is that this is a livestream and requires a certain amount of arithmetic to work out what time it will be streamed where you are. Live, it is broadcast on Wednesday December 9 at 8.30pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight) which works out to be 9.30am in the UK the previous day, Tuesday, December 8, and 4.30am in the Eastern US. I hope you know how to work your recording equipment. December 8/9 $24 AUD