Waterworks, Earthworks, Fireworks, made manifest through Air... In similar vein to the annual Baroque Voices "Alleluia: a newe work!" concerts, this programme includes works of a timeless contemplative nature, drawing on themes of duality: love/loss, birth/death, intimacy/distance, the old and the new. An astrological sub-theme also emerges, as several works have Zodiac Sign titles and/or contain references to Sun, Moon or stars. THe concert title itself, "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" (as well as being the title of a Franco Zeffirelli movie about St Francis of Assisi), refers to the Greek god Apollo (god of the Sun, healing, plague and music) and his sister Artemis (goddess of the Moon, hunting, childbirth and virginity).
Many of these pieces draw on ancient texts or ideas, though they have all been written since the turn of this century.