Fratelli Minori


Fratelli Minori is extracted from IL POVERELLO, a forty-fiveminute music theatre piece on the life of ST Francis of Assisi, with music by Betty Beath, text and visuals by David Cox, commissioned by Mandolins in Brisbane and premiered in St Johns Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia, October 1st 2010. In this video, a recording from the first performance, the Alexandra chorale combine with Franciscan friars as they enter the cathedral and move along the central aisle, singing Fratelli Minori, a walking meditation. IL POVERELLO, performed by the Queensland Mandolin Orchestra, instrumental ensemble, Alexandra

Chorale, soloists and narrator was conducted by Nathan Aspinall. Recorded by Lodestar.