How Sweetly You Burn

2 x 45 minute programme

How Sweetly You Burn is a programme devoted to women in music, with compositions by: Hildegard of Bingen, Emily Levy, Stevie Wishart, Helen Chadwick, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Carmel Whelen, and Virgina Firnberg.

The programme title is taken from the 2014 composition by Emily Levy for the trio, which explores the parallels between the plot of Hildegard’s play, Ordo Virtutem, and imagined experiences of love, betrayal, and loss in her own life. So too, these themes feature in the traditional songs included in the programme, all from the British Isles and all arranged by the trio, such as O Waly, Waly and the witty, Lovely Joan.