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.

Friday 29 August 2014

Summer Music @ Judy's

At our second summer music gathering of the season, we had a marathon music-making's what we played:

  • 'Tahiti- Trot (Tea for Two)' by Shostakovich
  • 'Marche Militaire' by Schubert
  • 'Alle Hornpipe' from 'The Water Music' by Handel
  • 'Sinfonia' from 'Pulcinella' by Stravinsky
  • 'Rondo' from the 'Suite in B Minor' by J. S. Bach
  • 'Sicilienne' by Faure
  • 'I Feel Pretty' from 'West Side Story' by Bernstein
  • 'Bouree' from 'The Water Music' by Handel
  • Overture to 'The Mastersingers of Nurenberg' by Wagner
  • 'Allegro moderato' from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3' by J. S. Bach
  • 'Elizabethan Serenade' by Ronald Binge
Thanks to everyone for the delicious food, and to Judy for being a wonderful host.

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Summer Music @ Polly's

We had our summer music of the holidays a couple of weeks ago, hosted by Polly. There was quite a large group of us, and using our usual 'lucky dip' method of selecting the music for the evening, this is what we played:
  • Theme from Blackadder' by Howard Goodall
  • 'Tango Ballad' from 'The Threepenny Opera' by Kurt Weill
  • 'Polka' from 'Jazz Suite No. 1' by Shostakovich
  • 'English Dance No. IV' by Malcolm Arnold
  • 'Crown Imperial' by William Walton
  • 'Elizabethan Serenade' by Ronald Binge
  • 'Scottish Dance No. 3' by Malcolm Arnold
  • 'Sinfonia' from 'Pulcinella' by Stravinsky
  • 'Cantique de Jean Racine' by Faure
  • 'Overture Miniature' from 'The Nutcracker' by Tchaikovsky
  • 'Menuetto' from 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' by Mozart
  • 'Shepherd's Hey' by Percy Grainger
Phew! Once we'd played that lot we had really earned our feast! Thanks to Polly for a wonderful up is Judy!