Oswestry Recorded Music  Society
Season   2013-14

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Sept  5th  2013

At the Kitchen Sink with JSB, AC, EE, GF, WAM and others

Presented by Bryan Evans

Boccherini Minuet
Bach Keyboard Concerto No 4
This image is enchantingly lovely (The Magic Flute)
Copland Quiet City
William Croft The Burial Service
Finzi Romance
Vaughan Williams March of the Kitchen Utensils
Thomas Adès the mysterious
barricades (Couperin)
Elgar Enigma Variations

Sept 19th   

Beginnings and Endings

Presented by Mike Joby



Tomkins When David Heard
Monteverdi Vespers
Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
Herold Overture: Zampa
Gottschalk Overture: La Casa del Joven Henrique por Mehul
von Suppé Overture: Die Schöne Galathée   
Gounod Marche Funèbre d’une Marionnette
Purcell King Arthur – Final Masque, extracts
Verdi Overture: La Forza del Destino
Wagner Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March

Oct 3rd 

Seriously Good Tunes

Presented by Paul Astell




Charles Ancliffe
Nights of Gladness
London Suite
Sanctuary of the Heart
Henry Hall
Radio Times
Radio/TV themes medley:
  Charles Williams
Devil’s Gallop Dick Barton –Special Agent
Calling all Workers Music While You Work
  Jack Strachey
In Party Mood Housewives’ Choice
  Edward White
Puffin’ Billy Children’s Favourites
By a Sleepy Lagoon Desert Island Discs
  Arthur Wood
Barwick Green The Archers
  James Moody/T.  Riley
Trade Wind Hornpipe The Navy Lark
  Ivor Slaney
Top Dog Men from the Ministry
Vivian Ellis Coronation Scot Paul Temple

  Trevor Duncan
March from Little Sweet. Dr Finlay’s Casebook

  Arnold Safroni Imperial Echoes Radio Newsreel
Charles Williams
The Girls in Grey
Mai Jones 
Rhondda Rhapsody
Haydn Wood
The Horse Guards Whitehall (London Landmarks suite)
Leroy Anderson
Forgotten Dreams; Bugler’s Holiday
Robert Farnon
Westminster Waltz
Ernest Tomlinson
Little Serenade
Frederic Curzon
March of the Bowmen (Robin Hood suite)

Oct 17th

Committee’s Choice


Finzi  Eclogue  
La Traviata
    (a) Prelude to Act 1  
    (b) Aria: 'Sempre libera'
    (c) Aria: 'Lunge da lei'

Elmer Bernstein 
Music from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 
Satie Gnossienes 1 - 3
Dream of Gerontius (Excerpts)       
    a) Proficiscere anima Christiana
    b) Intro part II      
    c) I went to sleep 
    d) Another marvel/my work is done

 3 Polish Dances
Fasch Suite in D major
Frolov Scherzo-Souvenir


October 31st  

Brahms Revisited

Presented by Rosie and Lawrence Mortimer


String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111
Piano quartet in G minor, Op 25 - 4th movement (Gypsy Rondo)

Nov 14th


Presented by Graham Ladley

Concerto for Double bass and orchestra Op. 3, (3rd movmnt)
Ravel (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition: Promanade; Gnomus; The Tuilleries; Bydlo
Sibelius  Symphony No. 2, Op. 43 – 4th movement
Prokofiev Concerto No. 2, Op 63 for violin and orchestra (2nd Movement)
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra  (Finale)
Copland Symphony No. 3 (4th Movement) 
Bernstein Concerto for Orchestra ‘Jubilee  Games’ - Benediction

Nov 28th

Mendelssohn – Bach reborn, or Sunday School sentimentalist?

Presented by David Ward

Midsummer Night's Dream (fanfare)
Overture: The Fair Melusine
Prelude and Fugue for piano, Op. 35
Piano Trio, Op. 49
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish'
Organ Sonata No.2, Op. 65
Hor Mein Bitten (Hear My Prayer)
Elijah - excerpts
Hark the Herald Angels
Jan 23rd   2014

Amadeo and Eve

Presented by Ian Stanley


Sonata for 2 piano, K19d
Conservati Fedele, K23
Concerto for 3 pianos, K242
Nehmt meinen Dank, K383
Piano Sonata, K310
Gloria (Mass in C minor, K427)
Piano Concerto, K271 - Rondo Presto
The Abduction from the Seraglio - excerpt
Marriage of Figaro - excerpts
Don Giovanni - excerpts
Cosi fan Tutte - excerpts
Die Zauberflöte - excerpts

Feb 6th

Howard Goodall, Jonathan Scott and others

Presented by Ruth Bellamy

Mussorgsky (arr Scott)
Night on a Bare Mountain
Vaughan Williams Five variants of Dives and Lazarus
Bach Sonata No. 3 in G minor for cello and piano
Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix
Canteloube La pastoura als camps; Malurous qu'o uno fenno
Howard Goodall Every Purpose Under the Heaven

Feb 20th

Mr Joe Green – the Colossus of Italy

Presented by Alan Johnson


Overture: Sicilian Vespers

Di quella pira (Il Trovatore)
Ella mi fu rapita (Rigoletto)
O madre dal cielo (I Lombardi)
Cara nome (Rigoletto)
Spuntato ecco (Don Carlo)
Soldiers' Chorus (Il Trovatore)
Un di, se ben rammentomi (Rigoletto)
Bella figlia dell'amore (Rigoletto)
Spring; Summer (Sicilian Vespers)
Sanctus; Agnus Dei (Messa Da Requiem)
String Quartet - Prestissimo; Scerzo: Fuga
Triumphal March (Aida)
Mar 6th    

Music of the Isles

Presented by Dennis Edwards

The Three Elizabeths Suite
Rutter Antique Suite
Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto
Britten Lachremye
Jenkins The Armed Man - intro

Mar 20th  

Listen with Mother

Presented by Carol Joby

Fauré Dolly Suite - Berceuse; Le Pas Espagnol
Telemann Don Quixotte - excerpts
Tielman Susato Dansereye - excerpts
Vivaldi Concerto in C for 2 recorders, 2 chalumeaux, 2 mandolins, 2 violins, cello & Strings
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E flat major
Chuck Berry Brown Eyed Handsome Man  (singer: Buddy Holly)
Spartacus - adagio
Beethoven Septet, Op. 20 - movments 3 & 5
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty - excerpts
Hely-Hutchinson The First Nowell; Oh Come all ye Faithful  (Carol Symphony)
Delelande Concert de Trompettes

Apr 3rd   

The Natural World

Presented by Peter Powell


Debussy From Dawn 'Till Noon on the Sea (La Mer)
Vivaldi Winter (The Four Seasons
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 - 2nd movement
Saint-Saëns The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
Canteloube Baïlèro; L'aio de rotso; Passo pel prat (Chants d'Auvergne)
Smetana From Bohemia's Woods and Fields (Má vlast)
Schubert Das Wandern (Die schöne Müllerin)
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides

Apr 17th  

Arvo Pärt

Presented by Marion Braddock



Arvo Pärt
Sonatina No. 1 for piano
Spiegel am Spiegel for violon and piano
Collage über B-A-C-H
Für Alina
Fratres for violin and piano
Fratres for string orchestra and percussion
Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell
The Beatitudes for choir and organ

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