Archive

These pages contain programmes and recordings of most of our recent performances. In addition, a complete list of every piece we have performed since 1960 is on the repertoire page.

Many of the sound recordings in this archive were recorded by students on the Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey, for which we are very grateful. Note that explicit approval is required for any photography or recordings, since we must have the consent of everyone involved and pay any extra fees incurred.

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Saturday 10 November 2001

Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien

Tchaikovsky was captivated by his stay in Italy in the winter of 1879-80. His popular Italian caprice begins with a trumpet call he heard every evening from barracks near his hotel in Rome.

 

Mendelssohn Italian Symphony

Arguably the most melodic of the five symphonies, the fourth was finished in London in 1833 after travels in Italy 1830-31.

Holst The Perfect Fool Ballet Suite

Gloucestershire-born Gustav Holst parodies other composers in his one-act comic opera, first produced in London in 1923. In the ballet music, published separately in 1920, we hear the dances of the magical spirits of Earth, Water and Fire.

Respighi The Pines of Rome

Respighi’s portrayal of Rome’s pines brings to life pictures of children playing, a mysterious catacomb, a night scene with a nightingale’s song, and a ghostly approaching Roman army marching down the Appian Way.

One of three symphonic poems evoking the city of Rome, Respighi uses bold orchestral colours he developed studying with Rimsky-Korsakov during visits to Russia 1900-03.

Saturday 20th May 2000

Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings

Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Soloist – Simon Mulligan

Sibelius Symphony No 5 in E flat

Conductor Adrian Brown
Leader Bernard Brook

Dedication To Mr Barrington Pearce

Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Moderato

Allegretto

Allegro

Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Allegramente; andante

Adagio assai

Presto

Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E flat
Tempo molto moderato

Allegro moderato

Andante mosso, quasi allegretto

Allegro molto

Recording produced by Christopher Town (Tel 020 8851 9116) with the assistance of Timothy Yeo of Audio Digital and David Elvin.

Saturday 20th February 1993

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 63
Soloist – Bernard Brook

Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony in Four Scenes Op. 58

Conductor Adrian Brown

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 63
Allegro moderato

Andante

Allegro, ben marcato

Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony in Four Scenes Op. 58
Lento lugubre

Vivace con spirito

Andante con moto

Allegro con fuoco

Concert 26th March 1990

Festival of Arts for Bromley Borough

Carey Blyton Fanfare “Scramble!”

Berlioz “La Grande Messe des morts”

The Festival Orchestra & Chorus

With brass groups from:
Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
Harrow School for Young Musicians
Bromley Youth Concert Band

Conductor Adrian Brown

Tenor Piotr Kusiewicz

Carey Blyton Fanfare “Scramble!”

Berlioz “La Grande Messe des morts”

Recording by Christopher Town reproduced with his permission.

Concert 25th May 1964

String section concert

Guest Conductor Sir Adrian Boult

Soloist John Coulling

Elgar: Serenade

Telemann: Viola Concerto

Tomlinson: Two Pieces for Strings

Britten: Simple Symphony

Hindemith: Trauermusik

Concert Saturday 5th October 1963

(String section) Service of music in memory of Marjorie Whyte

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth

Holst: Psalm 148

Brahms: Requiem How Lovely

Schubert: Psalm 23

Ralph Vaughan Williams: For All the Saints

Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major