Sarah Dacey and Sam Cave present a programme of music for voice and guitar by three 20th century British composers, alongside songs by Maria Malibran (1808-1836). Dacey's reconstruction and advocacy of these songs is part of her ongoing project highlighting the compositions of Malibran, who was more widely acclaimed in her short, tempestuous life as an exceptional singer with powerful stage presence, especially associated with the operas of Rossini.
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Thea Musgrave, Five Love Songs (1955)
Elisabeth Lutyens, "By All These" (1977)
Betty Roe, "The Street Musician" from The Musical Box (1979)
Maria Malibran, Five Songs from Romances, Chansonnettes et Nocturnes (with guitar accompaniment realised by Sam Cave)
About Sarah Dacey
Soprano and composer Sarah Dacey studied at the University of York and Royal Academy of Music. An advocate of new music, Sarah has sung countless premieres, including the London premiere of Claude Vivier’s Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele with the London Contemporary Orchestra and the Qatari premiere of Gavin Bryars' The Adnan Songbook with members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Doha.
As a member of the groundbreaking female vocal group, Juice Vocal Ensemble and innovative contemporary music specialists Riot Ensemble, Sarah has performed at the Wigmore Hall, King's Place, the Purcell Room and QEH. Operatic and Theatrical performances include the Royal Opera House,Tête à Tête Opera Festival, the National Theatre and Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival. She's recorded albums for Nonclassical, Resonus Classics and Deutschlandfunk and been broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and 4.
As a composer she's been commissioned by Gestalt Arts and Fretwork and has choral music published by UYMP and OUP. Sarah is also a Senior Lecturer in Classical Singing at Leeds Conservatoire.
About Sam Cave
English guitarist and composer Sam Cave is one of the guitar’s leading exponents of new music. Sam’s performances have taken him to some of the most exciting venues and festivals in the UK and abroad with appearances at St John’s Smith Square, City Showcase Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Nonclassical, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, LSO St. Luke’s, AVGARDE concert series in Norway, the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre, Kings Place and the Tianjin May Festival in Tianjin, China.
Sam has been a Park Lane Group Young Artist and has recorded for both Another Timbre and Metier record labels. His playing has been broadcast on both Late Junction and The New Music Show on BBC Radio 3. Sam is a member of the leading new music groups Octandre Ensemble and Apartment House and has performed with many other groups at the forefront of new music including Riot Ensemble and Explore Ensemble.
Sam studied at the Royal College of Music, the University of Southampton and in 2020 Sam completed a PhD in composition at Brunel University, London under the supervision of Christopher Fox and John Croft. As a composer Sam’s work has been performed in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Australia and the USA by some of the most exciting young ensembles and soloists working today. He is an LSO Soundhub Associate Composer for 2017-21 and his music is published by Babelscores.
Sam is currently a tutor at Brunel University, London. Sam plays on a 'super-concert guitar' by Dutch luthier Jeroen Hilhorst.