Norwegians just love making long words from smaller ones! I haven’t quite worked out the rules yet, so for example it’s possible to have Intimkonsert (an intimate concert) and Våpenhuskonsert (weapon-house concert), but apparently not Intimvåpenhuskonsert (an intimate concert in the weapon-house). But what’s a ‘våpenhus’ (weapon-house) you might reasonably ask. Well it’s the room between the outside church door and the sanctuary, where you have to leave your weapons.
So, on Wednesday evening we shall play an intimate concert in Finnsnes church’ våpenhus to raise some money to pay for furniture to go in said room which has recently been redecorated to make it more welcoming to visitors. It’s free to get in but pay to get out!
Because the organ and grand piano can’t be move, we’ll utilize a variety of more portable appliances: harpsichord, harmonium, digital piano, bassoon, recorder and voice. We hope to create the feel of a ‘salon’ evening, with music from the Renaissance to contemporary (I guess in modern parlance that’s unplugged). We’ve almost finalized the program:
|Come again||John Dowland|
|Author of light||Thomas Campion|
|Engelsk Suite in G minor||Johann Sebastien Bach|
|Wilt thou forgive||John Dunne|
|Blokkfløyte sonata||George Fredrik Handel|
|Fagott sonata||Philip Telemann|
|Impromptu No 3||Franz Schubert|
|Oktober (fra seasonger)||Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|
|Blå salme||Erik Bye / Hennig Sommerro|
|Scherzo for harmonium||Alexandre Guillmant|
|Gymnopdeie No 1||Erik Satie|
|Salut d’amour||Edward Elgar|
|Alltid fredig||All sang|
If you’re in Finnsnes on Wednesday, do join us – and don’t worry, despite being a furniture fund-raiser, chairs are provided!