Broken Consort

A 'broken consort' is an ensemble made up of instruments from more than one family, for example, a group featuring both string and wind instruments.

Saturday 3 December 2011

Concert - 1st December

We had our end of term concert on Thursday night...and after a rather fraught start, we had another wonderful evening of music-making...with some festive favourites, unknown (to us at least!) composers' works, and even some jazz! If you weren't there, here's what you missed:


'Sinfonia'; 'Aria'; and 'Choral' from the 'Christmas Oratorio' – J. S. Bach (Arr. H. Brammer)
The Broken Consort

'Chants sans Paroles' – Tchaikovsky (Arr. D. Sobrielo)
George Goodall (Treble Recorder); Margaret Willson ('Cello); & Angela Ayton (Piano)

'Spinning Song' & 'Scherzo' from 'Serenade for Seven' – Ronald Hanmer
Penny Layland, Judy Skelton (Flutes); Annabel Crowe (Oboe); Theresa Hitching, Dermot Stone, Anya Sitaram (Clarinets); & Mike Winterburn (Bassoon)

'My Baby Just Cares for Me' – (Arr. H. Brammer)
Heather Loebl (Flute); Emily Johnson, Kath Russell (Violins); Polly Kaufmann (Viola); Diana Locke (Double Bass); & Imogen Locke (Piano)

'Caprice for Clarinets' – Clare Grundman
Helen Brammer, Theresa Hitching, Dermot Stone & Anya Sitaram (Clarinets)

'Fantasie' – Fauré (Arr. L. Moyse)
Heather Loebl, Helen Brammer (Flutes); & Angela Ayton (Piano)

Wind Trio – Hedien
Penny Layland, Judy Skelton (Flutes); & Mike Winterburn (Bassoon)

'Elizabethan Serenade' – Ronald Binge (Arr. H. Brammer)
The Broken Consort

'Walking in the Air' & 'Dance of the Snowmen' from 'The Snowman' – Howard Blake (Arr. H. Brammer)
The Broken Consort

We then retired to our regular party venue for drinks & delicious food - many thanks to our hosts Angela & Mike!

I filmed the concert, and will be adding the videos to our YouTube Channel over the next week or so (it's not a quick process!)...but in the meantime you will find some new videos of our large ensemble pieces for this term (recorded at our last rehearsal).

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