English Landscapes

At Riverway Arts Centre on 24th March 2018 at 7:30pm

One definition of ‘landscapes’ is a picture representing an area of countryside. English Landscapes is an apt description for the musical pieces in this concert which represent the renaissance of English music composition at the beginning of the twentieth century. For almost two hundred years England was devoid of any native-born composer who held international respect. Indeed, from the death of Henry Purcell, until the rise of Sir Edward Elgar, the music scene in England represented little more than a copy of styles found on the European continent. This concert highlights this new era of English composers and this new British sound.

 

Featuring our guest conductor Raymond Yong

Raymond Yong was born in Malaysia, emigrating to Australia at the age of two. He received his initial musical training in Perth, performing regularly in public piano recitals from an early age. It was in High School that he forst took to the podium as a conductor, directing his school orchestra and choir...
 
Click on Raymond Yong's photo to see the full biography.
 

Music Programme

William Walton

  • Crown Imperial March

J.S. Bach arr. William Walton

  • Sheep May Safely Graze

Edward Elgar

  • Chanson de Nuit Opus 15 No. 1

Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • English Folk Songs Suite
  1. Seventeen Come Sunday.
  2. My Bonny Boy
  3. Folk Songs from Somerset

Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • Fantasia on Greensleeves

Edward Elgar

  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations Opus 36 No. 9

Arthur Wilkinson, Lennon and McCartney (and Tchaikovsky)

  • Beatlecracker Suite

Eric Coates

  • By the Sleepy Lagoon

Percy Aldridge Grainger

  • Country Gardens
  • Irish Tune from County Derry
  • Shepherd’s Hey

Concert Programme:

Click on the image above to view a PDF of the printed concert programme.
 

Concert Review:

A review of this concert can be viewed here.

 

Photo Gallery

Photo Credit: Cam Leitch


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