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Heroes and Villains (John Atkin, Feb.4th 2011)

HandelJulius Caesar (overture and opening chorus)
VerdiMacbeth ("Vieni! t'affreta!")
PucciniTosca ("Tre sbirri, una carozza")
BarberMedea (Medea's dance of vengeance)
Vaughan WilliamsScott of the Antartic (The Return)
HaydnNelson Mass (Kyrie)
BrittenPeter Grimes ("Let this be a holiday"
"This unrelenting work")
RossiniWilliam Tell (overture)
Frederick CurzonRobin Hood suite (March of the bowmen)
CoplandBilly the Kid (gunfight and following celebration dance)
AdamsNixon in China ("Mr. premier, distinguished guests"
BartokBluebeard's Castle (Fifth door: "Look, my castle gleams")
Gilbert and SullivanThe Pirates of Penzance ("When the foeman bares his steel")
Richard StraussEin Heldenleben (The hero's retirement from the world)

Mr. Atkin is from Ramsbottom (formerly Holcombe Brook) G.S.