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Programmes for 1974-1975 (25th season)

Friday Sept. 27th, 1974 Friday Jan. 24th, 1975
Russian Fantasy Salutation (See Note 4)
Arthur Pearson Arthur Mulligan
Friday Oct. 11th, 1974 Friday Feb. 7th, 1975
V.W. - 1813 (See Note 1) Haydn and Mozart
Joyce Knapton Derek Haslam
Friday Oct. 25th, 1974 Friday Feb. 21st, 1975
Records presented by Under the Influence
Ronald Kay (Clitheroe G.S.) Geoff George
Friday Nov. 1st, 1974 Friday Mar. 7th, 1975
Miscellany (See Note 2) Non Troppo
Herbert Haslam John Singleton
Friday Nov. 15th, 1974 Friday Mar. 21st, 1975
The Poet and the Hunter (See Note 3) Musicians' Union
Roderick Paton (Nelson & Colne College) Eric Dawes
Friday Dec. 6th, 1974 Friday Apr. 11th, 1975
Waits and Measures G. & S. - A Portrait in Words and Music
Bill Broughton Mr. R. W. Hall (Holcombe Brook G.S.)
Friday Dec. 20th, 1974 Friday Apr. 25th, 1975
Come Fly with Me Somebody's Favourite A members' choice programme
Alan Bracewell presented by Stanley Burns
Friday Jan. 10th, 1974 Friday May. 9th, 1975
It Gives me Great Pleasure An Evening at Leach House
Geoffrey Lovett by invitation of Tom & Marion Pilling
Friday May 16th, 1975
Annual General Meeting

(1) The programme comprised music by Verdi and Wagner, both of whom were born in 1813 - hence the title. All I can remember is that the programme ended with the Immolation scene from Götterdämmerung

(2) I should really remember the items in this programme, since it was the only one ever given by my father, but it was a long time ago. I do remember the Berlioz, but nothing else.

(3) The theme of the programme was the association of the natural (valveless) horn with hunting and the occurrence of themes based on the tonic triad which suggest the horn, even when scored for other instruments. (Rod was, himself, a horn-player.) The first theme of the "Eroica" was quoted as an example of the latter, and several songs from the Schubert cycle (probably more than the two given above) explored these two ideas. There was much more music in the programme but it's now gone beyond recall, unfortunately.

(4) Sadly, this was the last programme given by founder-member Arthur Mulligan, who died in June 1975. One item in this programme was "The Lark Ascending" by Vaughan Williams.

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