English Music Festival (Autumn)
Horsham, Sussex, 12 to 14 November 2021
7.30pm Saturday 13 November 2021 – Four songs by Gustav Holst. Also songs by Ireland, Gurney, Bridge, Carwithen and Dring.
Soloist – James Gilchrist.
Pianist – Nathan Williamson.
AGM and recital
Saturday 11 December 2021 (afternoon). Although a long way ahead, we will be holding the Society’s AGM at 2pm that afternoon (members only) followed by a recital (4pm) which will be open to members and the public. Venue – St Philip's and St James' Church, Grafton Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham GL50 2DD.
Cecil Coles: Five Little Variations on an Original Theme
Cecil Coles: Valse
Henry Litolff: Idylles et Aquarelles
Sous les Tilleuls
Henry Litolff: Scherzo
Nicola LeFanu: the forest, the strand, the sea... (world premiere)
Gustav Holst: Egdon Heath
Gustav Holst: Toccata
Gustav Holst: Christmas Day in the Morning
Gustav Holst: O! I had seen the roses blaw
Gustav Holst: The Shoemakker
Gustav Holst: Nocturne
Gustav Holst: Jig
Henry Litolff was born in London in 1818. He was a famous virtuoso pianist, and was the dedicatee of Liszt’s 1st piano concerto. His music is very melodic and beautiful. Cecil Coles knew Holst - Holst was a mentor to him - and would often send scores to the older composer for feedback and advice. LeFanu’s new work is inspired by nature, as can be seen in the title, and would lead naturally into Holst’s Egdon Heath - itself inspired by a fictitious landscape.
Soloist – James Willshire.
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