Recorded Music Society

Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by Content Admin


Recorded Music Society: March Meeting

Gill produced a delightful programme with a strong accent on nature. The flight of the “Bumble Bee” by Rimsky Korsokov and Delius “On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring” were followed by “Lark Ascending” again by Delius. Recordings of the actual bird song were played after each item. Later Saint Seans “The Swan” continued the avian influence, without however a recording of bird song, we presumed it was a “mute swan”. Several musical jewels were included in the first half “Clair de Lune” and “Moonlight Sonata”, Mendlessohn’s “Hebrides” and a jolly musical arrangement of poem by Betjeman “The Agricultural Caress”

After the interval two modern and unusual performances “The Man from the Snowy River” by Banjo Paterson and “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin livened us up. This to be followed by Shostakovich, Elgar and Listz and the wondergul uplifting strains of Beethoven’s 5th movement from the “Pastoral Symphony”. Thank you Gill for a great programme.

Next Meeting Wednesday 1st April in the Village Hall

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