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 August 2013

Summer Music @ Nicola's

We had our first Summer Music gathering of the holiday last Thursday...hosted by one of our newest members, Nicola. There were several other Summer Music 'first-timers' too...and I'm not sure that they knew what they were letting themselves in for! The music was selected by lucky dip (as always), and we played a wide variety of composers' works, although Vaughan Williams made several appearances!

Here's what we played:
  • 'The Old Castle' from 'Pictures at an Exhibition' by Mussorgsky 
  • 'English Dance No. 1' by Malcolm Arnold
  • 'Pavane pour une infante defunte' by Ravel
  • 'Hallelujah Chorus' from 'The Messiah' by Handel
  • 'Hebrides Overture' by Mendelssohn
  • 'Fantasia on Greensleeves' by Vaughan Williams
  • 'Folk Songs from Somerset' from 'Folk Song Suite' by Vaughan Williams
  •  'Toccata' from 'Pulcinella' by Stravinsky
  • 'Sicilienne' by Faure
  • Overture to 'The Marriage of Figaro' by Mozart
  • 'My Bonny Boy' from 'Folk Song Suite' by Vaughan Williams
We of course enjoyed some delicious food & drink afterwards...I think we'd earned it after playing all of that in the sweltering heat! Thank you to Nicola for a lovely evening!

Our next gathering is in on the 22nd at Diana's...looking forward to seeing you there!

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