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Extra Programmes

The programmes detailed below were not part of the society's regular schedule of Friday meetings but were "one-off" events hels at various venues in Nelson.

On Record - A programme given for the general public
at Nelson & Colne College (Alan Bracewell, 12/10/68)

A brief history of the gramophone record, including comparisons between old and new recordings of the same work.

Historic OccasionsPart of the Gerald Moore farewell concert
Hoffnung Music Festival 1956: Haydn's "Surprise" symphony
Familiarisation with Difficult MusicBartok - String Quartet No.5 (3rd mvt)
Music for ModernsThe Beach Boys: "Good Vibrations"
Interpretations ComparedBeethoven - Symphony No.7 (3rd mvt) conducted by Toscanini and by Furtwängler
Past Performances PreservedSir Thomas Beecham - Overture: "Il Seraglio"
Victor Maurel - "Quand'ero Paggio" (Verdi's "Falstaff")
Dinu Lipatti - Chopin Waltzes
The Spoken WordDylan Thomas reads Dylan Thomas - "Do not go gentle into that good night"
The Composer on RecordStravinsky conducts, Marilyn Horne sings: "Three Souvenirs" (composed 1913, orchestrated 1930)
Vaughan Williams on the recording of his 6th symphony with Boult and the L.P.O.
Super Stereo - Engineered for effectTed Heath and his Music: "Tisket-a-Tasket"
Large-scale works, rarely heard liveBerlioz: Requiem Mass (Dies Irae)
Opera on RecordLa Bohème: "Lovely Maid in the Moonlight"

In London Town - A programme to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee
(Presented at Nelson library by the committee, 9/6/77)

Eric Coates"Knightsbridge" March (beginning only)  
BlissFlourish for two brass orchestras - "Greetings to a City"Derek Haslam
HaydnSymphony No.93 (2nd mvt)Derek Haslam
A selection of songs"London" (Vaughan Williams), "Sing Love is Blind", "Where the Bee Sucks", "Cherry Ripe"Margaret Dennison
Vaughan Williams"London" Symphony (1st mvt)Arthur Pearson
ElgarOverture "Cockaigne"John Singleton
Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on "Greensleeves"Arthur Pearson
HolborneGalliardJohn Singleton
Gilbert & Sullivan"The Yeomen of the Guard" (excerpt)Arthur Pearson
Mendelssohn"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (scherzo)Derek Haslam
HandelCoronation anthem "Zadok the Priest" (scherzo)Arthur Pearson

Three Master Craftsmen
(Presented at Pendle Heritage Centre by Derek Haslam, Summer 1985)

The programme celebrates the tercentenary of J.S.Bach, G.F.Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, all of whome were born in 1685.

Bach Magnificat in D major (opening chorus only)
HandelArrival of the Queen of Sheba
ScarlattiHarpsichord sonatas in D minor & G major
HandelOrgan concerto No.13 in F ("The Cuckoo and the Nightingale")
HandelCoronation Anthem "Zadok the Priest"
BachSuite No.3 in D (Overture and Air)
Handel"E pur cosi in un giorno" ("Julius Caesar")
Handel"Where'ere you walk" ("Semele")
BachPassacaglia and Fugue in C minor

Beethoven and his Time - A programme to commemorate the
150th anniversary of the death of Beethoven
(Presented at Pendle Heritage Centre by Derek Haslam, Summer 1987)

Beethoven Overture "Egmont"
MozartOverture "The Marriage of Figaro"
BeethovenSonata No.8 in C min - "Pathétique" (2nd mvt)
Beethoven"Absceulicher!" ("Fidelio")
BeethovenSymphony No.3 in E flat - "Eroica" (1st mvt)
Schubert"Ständchen", "Ungeduld" (Die Schöne Müllerin"), "Gretchen am Spinnrade"
HaydnString Quartet Op.76/5 (2nd mvt)
BeethovenSymphony No.9 in D minor (Finale)

Revolutionary Music
(Presented at Pendle Heritage Centre by Derek Haslam, Summer 1989)

A programme for the bicentenary of the French Revolution, which commenced with the fall of the Bastille in 1789. All the Music played is associated with revolution in some way. The Auber, Bellini and Rossini operas all involve the overthrow of tyranny or of an occupying power, the Shostakovich commemorates the abortive revolution of 1905 and the Berlioz symphony is an occasional piece written for the re-interrment (in 1840) of the patriots who died in the 1830 revolution which deposed the reactionary Charles X.

Rouget de Lisle, arr. BerliozThe "Marseillaise" (all seven verses of it!)
SchumannCarnival Jest from Vienna (From beginning until after the "Marseillaise" quotation
AuberOverture "Masaniello"
Bellini"Ite sul colle, O Druidi" ("Norma")
RossiniOverture "William Tell"
ShostakovichSymphony No.11 (3rd mvt - "In Memoriam")
BerliozSymphonie Funebre et Triomphale (complete)

Spring Collection
(Presented at Hodge House Community Centre by the committee, 21/5/93)

At this time a move from Nelson Library to Hodge House Community Centre as a location for the society's meetings was being considered, and this programme was held as a "trial run". The wide range of items was chosen to test the room acoustics and, although the music itself was much enjoyed, the members voted against the move.

BeethovenString Quartet No.9, Op.59/3 (Finale)
TelemannSuite in A min for Recorder & Strings (Minuet, Réjouissance)
SibeliusLemminkäinen Legends ("The Swan of Tuonela", "Lemminkäinen's Homeward Journey")
BrucknerOrgan works: "Perg" Prelude, Prelude in E flat, Postlude in D minor)
Handel"Messiah" ("Thou shalt break them" "Hallelujah")

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