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JPJ Commissioned by London International Festival of Early Music

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John Paul Jones Commissioned by London International Festival of Early Music

The London International Festival of Early Music (LIFEM) has just announced the world premiere performance of ‘The Tudor Pull’, a newly commissioned work by John, written for acclaimed viol consort Fretwork.

The world premiere of the newly composed piece will be broadcast at 7.00pm on Thursday 5th November from the LIFEM website, www.lifem.org

This isn’t the first time that John’s music has been performed at LIFEM, his hauntingly beautiful Amores Pasados, settings of three Spanish poems were performed by tenor John Potter at the 2018 festival, but this new work breaks new ground for an annual event that is a unique celebration of past musical genius and contemporary talent. Commenting on his new work Jones said:

‘I’ve been an admirer of Fretwork for some time, and was thrilled at the commission to write a piece for them to premiere at the London International Festival of Early Music.


The Tudor Pull is inspired by a colourful pageant that takes place on the River Thames in full Tudor costume. Every year a flotilla of small traditional rowing boats follow the Queen’s Rowbarge, Gloriana, from Hampton Court to the Tower of London, and there to take part in a ceremony to present an ancient artefact, the ‘Stela’, to the Governor of the Tower.

I wanted to invoke the excitement of the event, as well as have a sense of the ever-changing moods and pace of the river.’ 

 

https://www.johnpauljones.com/jpj-commissioned-by-london-international-festival-of-early-music/

 

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London International Festival of Early Music

Recorded interview with JPJ over Zoom with Gill Graham (@ 5pm today UK time)
www.lifem.org/pages/our-concerts

The world premiere of John Paul Jones's 'The Tudor Pull' will be streamed from the LIFEM website, www.lifem.org and Marquee TV www.marquee.tv,
TONIGHT from 7pm (UK time).

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https://www.johnpauljones.com/jpj-interview-with-gill-graham-the-tudor-pull-premiere/

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Dazzling! Thank you for the heads up Sam! :thumbsup:

Edited by luvlz2

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9 hours ago, sam_webmaster said:

The world premiere of John Paul Jones's 'The Tudor Pull' will be streamed from the LIFEM website, www.lifem.org and Marquee TV www.marquee.tv,
TONIGHT from 7pm (UK time).

An excellent piece of music.  The opening reminds me of the strings in Snake Eyes from Zooma.

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Fretwork review – John Paul Jones opens LIFEM with idiosyncratic and effective new work

The London international festival of early music premieres John Paul Jones piece for viol consort amid its opening concert featuring Tudor work alongside Arvo Pärt
Early music group Fretwork

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/nov/06/fretwork-review-john-paul-jones-premiere-london-international-festival-of-early-music

 

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I was hoping to watch the concert after I got home from work but the video would not play at either of the websites...LifeM or MarqueeTV. Was it archived anywhere? I found a Fretwork concert on youtube but it was from a week ago.

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7 minutes ago, Strider said:

I was hoping to watch the concert after I got home from work but the video would not play at either of the websites...LifeM or MarqueeTV. Was it archived anywhere? I found a Fretwork concert on youtube but it was from a week ago.

Should be working. Try another browser? If you have an ad-blocker, might be interfering with the video.

https://lifem.org/pages/fretwork-in-concert

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1 hour ago, Strider said:

I was hoping to watch the concert after I got home from work but the video would not play at either of the websites...LifeM or MarqueeTV. Was it archived anywhere? I found a Fretwork concert on youtube but it was from a week ago.

The link works for me in Chrome.  It says it will be up until November 30.

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3 hours ago, sam_webmaster said:

Should be working. Try another browser? If you have an ad-blocker, might be interfering with the video.

https://lifem.org/pages/fretwork-in-concert

 

2 hours ago, John M said:

The link works for me in Chrome.  It says it will be up until November 30.

Thank you, gentlemen.

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^^The video is still up, "The Tudor Pull" starts at 50.37.

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I've been listening all week. Fantastic concert all around. Love the viol instrument. John Paul Jones is a true musician.

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