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.

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Concert 6th December

Our winter concert was a great success...we had a small, but very appreciative, audience including some new faces...and enjoyed a wonderful evening of music-making. If you weren't's what you missed:


'Mack the Knife' from 'The Threepenny Opera' – Kurt Weill (Arr. H. Brammer)
The Broken Consort

'Tango Ballad' from 'The Threepenny Opera' – Kurt Weill (Arr. H. Brammer)
The Broken Consort

'Plaisir d'Amour' – Martini (Arr. H. Brammer)
Penny (Flute); Margaret ('Cello) & Imogen (Piano)

'Vivace & Allemande Allegro' from Sonata in F major – Schickhardt
Heather (Flute); Imogen (Treble Recorder); Annabel (Oboe); Margaret ('Cello) & Joan (Piano)

'Sarabande' (from '11th Suite') – Handel (Arr. H. Brammer)
Judy (Flute); George, Maureen (Treble Recorders); Theresa, Dermot (Clarinets); Kath, John (Violins); & Mike (Bassoon)

 'Adagio ma non tanto & Allegro' from Sonata in F – J. S. Bach
George (Treble Recorder) & Joan (Piano)

'1920's Ragtime Bassoons' – Mike Walton
Mike (Bassoon); Helen (Bass Clarinet); Margaret ('Cello); & Diana (Double Bass)

'Rondeaux – Allegretto' from 'Kegelstatt Trio' – Mozart
Helen (Clarinet); Polly (Viola); & Angela (Piano)

'Let It Snow!/Winter Wonderland' (Arr. James Hayes)
Heather (Flute); Annabel (Oboe); Theresa, Dermot (Clarinets); & Mike (Bassoon)

'Les Patineurs (The Skaters)' – Waldteufel (Arr. H. Brammer)
The Broken Consort

I've been uploading all of the videos of the performances to our YouTube fact that's the reason for the delay in posting this...I was waiting until I'd done them all, but had rather a lot of problems uploading the last couple of files, but I think that's fixed now, and I shall be uploading the last video here to go stright to our channel.

Of course there was an after-concert party, hosted by Angela & Mike (thank you!), where much delicious food (and drink!) was consumed...and most exciting of all...I was presented with the most fabulous gift for us all:

Broken Consort pencils!

I shall be handing these out to everyone at the start of next there'll be no excuse for not having a pencil handy!  

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all of you...I'll be back after our first class of next term on January 10th 2013.

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