Repertoire

The Chamber Strings of Melbourne perform a wide range of repertoire suitable for an orchestra of its type. Whilst the main repertoire consists of music for string orchestra, from baroque, classical and romantic through to contemporary and Australian composers, the orchestra also regularly accompanies various choirs and performs orchestral masses at several of Melbourne’s leading churches. As a result CSM players get exposed to music of different periods and styles, gaining valuable musical experience and enjoying a diverse range of musical challenges.

The orchestra has also commissioned new works from local Australian composers, and looks forward to continuing this important role of giving local composers the chance to hear their music performed in the future.

Some Repertoire to be performed in 2014:

EDWARD GRIEG: Holberg Suite, Op. 4

GUSTAV HOLST: St Paul Suite

PETER WARLOCK: Capriol Suite

EDWARD ELGAR: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

COLIN BRUMBY: Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings

MARGARET SUTHERLAND: Concerto for Orchestra

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto “alla rustica” in G-major, RV 151

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Mass in C Major D. 452

HAYDN: Missa Brevis ‘St Johannes de Deo’ (“Kleine Orgelmesse”)

SIBELIUS: Andante Festivo

HANDEL: Hallelujah (from Messiah)

PROULX: Easter Sequence

MOZART: Laudate Dominum (from Vesperae solennes de Confessore)

 

Some Repertoire performed in 2013

EDWARD ELGAR: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

ANTONIN DVORAK: Serenade for Strings in E maj (Smyčcová serenáda E dur), Op. 22

G.F. HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in A Major Op. 6 No.11 HWV 329

DAG WIREN: Serenade for Strings Op.11

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Gloria in D Major

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto “alla rustica” in G-major, RV 151

PERCY GRAINGER: Molly on the Shore, Irish Tune from County Derry

HAYDN: Missa Brevis ‘St Johannes de Deo’ (“Kleine Orgelmesse”)

WILLCOCK: Come Unto Me

WILLCOCK: Give Us a Pure Heart

SAINT SAENS: Tollite Hostias (Oratorio de Noel)

DVORAK: Notturno

SIBELIUS: Andante Festivo

SIBELIUS: Walse Triste

FAURE: Cantique de Jean Racine

MOZART: Ave Verum Corpus