Oswestry Recorded Music  Society
Season   2016-17

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Oct 6th 2016
Words and music
Presented by Graham Ladley

Schubert Abends unter der Linde  D235
Arthur Somervell Loveliest of trees
George Butterworth Loveliest of trees
George Butterworth The anks of green willow
Robin Milford If it’s ever Spring again; The colour; So sweet loved seemed
Ivor Gurney Sleep; Down by the Salley Gardens; Hawk and Buckle
Finzi Intimations of Immortality
Elgar The Swimmer (Sea Pictures)
William Alwyn Miss Julie (A midsummer night's dream)
Bernard Herrmann I have dreamt (Wuthering Heights)  
Mendelssohn A midsummer night's dream - excerpt
Britten A midsummer night's dream - excerpt

Oct 20th
Committee’s choice

Williams Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus 
Handel Variations for Harp
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2 - 4th movement Theme and Variations   
Keiko Albe  A theme of Dowland for marimba
Beethoven  Eroica variations, Op. 35
Arensky Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky     
Franck Symphonic Variations Piano/Orchestra   
Nov 3rd
All at sea

Presented by Ian Stanley

John Masefield reciting “Sea fever”
Ireland Sea Fever
Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony - 1st movement
Purcell Sailor’s Song and Dance (Dido & Aeneas)
Mozart Suave Il vento (Act 1, Cosi Fan Tutte)
Holst : Second suite for Military Band
Walton Overture, Portsmouth Point
Bridge Suite: The Sea - Seascape
Berlioz  L'île inconnue (Nuits d'été)
Smyth  from The Wreckers - Prelude
Donizetti Oh come in un baleno (Emilia di Liverpool)
Ravel Une barque sur l'océan
Frederick Keel 2 Salt Water Ballads
Britten Sunday Morning (Four sea interludes - Peter Grimes)
Haydn Kyrie (Nelson Mass)
Henry Wood  The Saucy Arethusa (Fantasia on Sea Songs)
Stanford The Old Superb (Songs of the Sea)
Sibelius Oceanides - excerpt
Vivaldi Violin concerto No5 in E flat - La tempesta di mare
Robert Johnson Full Fathom Five
Elgar Where corals lie (Sea pictures)
Berlioz Overture: Le corsair
Beethoven : Calm sea and Prosperous voyage
Trad Blow the wind southerly
Wagner Overture: Rule Britannia

Nov 17th 
Music for small forces
Presented by Terry McGuinnes

Stravinsky Ragtime
Bruch Piano Quintet - final movement
Tchaikovsky Six Morceaux - finale
Satie La Belle Excentrique
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances for 2 pianos
Brahms Horn Trio - final movement
Dvořák Bagatelles - final movement
Milhaud Scaramouche
Schumann Piano Quintet - 3rd movement
Dec 1st   
Choral sweetness
Presented by David Ward

Concerto Grosso Op 3, No. 1 - Prologue
Haydn  – Representation of Chaos, The First day (The Creation)
Handel  Chandos Anthem
Beethoven Benedictus; Agnus Dei; Donna Noblis (Mass in C)
Brahms And ye now have sorrow (German Requiem)
Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony - On the beach at night alone
Parry – I was glad
Orlando Gibbons
Drop drop slow tears
Walton Litany G
Vaughan Williams Easter (5 Mystical Songs)
Vaughan Williams Valiant for Truth
Rutter Nativity Carol
Tavener Today the Virgin
Tavener God is With us (Christmas Proclamation)
Jan 12th  2017
In the beginning
Presented by Alan Johnson

Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Gregorian Chant for Good Friday
Gregorian Chant for Pentecost
Anon Guardame las vacas
Josquin Faulte d'Argent
Monteverdi Solitudine amata (L'Incoronazione di Poppea)
Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D minor
Chopin Introduction and Variations in E major
Nielsen Little Suite for Strings
Haydn Finale - recitative and chorus (The Creation)
Jan 19th
A personal journey
Presented by Dawn Milner

McGeoch The Sick Teddy Bear: Mummies Song (More Kiddies)
Kelly/Arundel The Night Nursery (The Little White House)
Wagner Willkommen, ungetreuer Mann!; Heil! Heil! Der Gnade Wunder Heil (Tannhäuser)
Dvořák  O Silver Moon (Rusalka)
Grieg Piano Concerto in A - 2nd movement
Tom Lehrer She's My Girl; Will we all go together when we go?
Gilbert/Sullivan The Gondoliers - Act 1 excerpts
Joplin Maple Leaf Rag; The Entertainer
Orff Carmina Burana - excerpts and finale
Jenkins Cortège (Cantata Memoria)
Strauss Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)
Feb 2nd 
An Impromptu Schubert evening 

Presented by Paul Astell  

Impromptu D899 Op. 90, No. 1
Romanze D787/3; Seufzer D198; An den Frühling D283
Impromptu D899 Op. 90, No. 2
Trio Op. 100 – andante con molto
Impromptu D899 Op. 90, No. 3
Symphony No. 7 – andante; scherzo
Impromptu D935 Op. 142, No. 1
Mass No. 2 in G - Kyrie; Gloria; Sanctus; Benedictus
Impromptu D935 Op. 142, No. 3
Feb 16th
A sentimental journey 
Presented by Ruth Bellamy

Kreisler Tambourin Chinois
Kreisler String Quartet in A minor - finale
Edward Purcell/Herrick Passing By
Trad/Kennedy-Fraser Eriksay Love Lilt
Trad/Ferguson Danny Boy
Bach Suite No. 1 in C - Overture; Courante; Gavotte
Handel Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice
Mozart Ave verum Corpus, K618
Mozart Rondo, K617
Möller/Siegesmund The Happy Wanderer
Parry/Edwards Y Ddau Forwr (The Two Sailors)
Mahler Symphony No. 1 - 4th movement

Mar 2nd 
Thanks to Radio 3, I’ll never be rich 
Presented by Bryan Evans

Trumpet Voluntary
Mozart Sonata for two piano, K448 - Allegro con spirito
de Vega/John Paul Jones Al son de los arroyuelos (Amores Pasados For 4 Voices & Continuo)
Bach Harpsichord concerto in A major, BWV 1055
Dvořák Suite in A major (American)
Layton/Teagarden After you're gone
Wood O thou, the central orb
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker - final waltz and apotheosis
Tippett Steal Away (Child of our time)
Trad Gwenni aeth i Ffair Pwllheli
Haydn Piano Concerto No. 1

Mar 16th    
A man for all seasons
Presented by Carole Joby

Brush up your Shakespeare
Ben Jonson's The Masque of Oberon
    Robert Johnson Almande 5 - The Princes Masque
    Jerome Bassano Almande 16
    Johnson Almande 6
    Heinrich Lübeck Trumpet Ensemble Sonata No. 5
    A. Bassano Pavana
    Anon Dulcina
Thomas Lynley Music for the Tempest
Purcell The Fairy Queen - excerpt
Arne Sigh no more, ladies; Thou soft-flowing Avon
Schubert: Ständchen D. 889; An Sylvia, D. 891;
Henry Bishop Who is Sylvia?
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Young/Shakespeare Blow, blow thou winter wynd
Prokoviev Romeo and Juliet - excerpts
Walton Henry V - Agincourt



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