CITY OF LONDON FESTVAL Music for Military Band
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Royal Artillery Band under Captain Craig Hallatt, with Adrian Thompson (tenor).
R Strauss: Festmusik der Stadt Wien
Philip Sparke: Overture to a Great City
Butterworth: 'Songs from A Shropshire Lad (arr Nigel Osborne): 'Loveliest of Trees'; 'The Lads in their hundreds'
Gurney: Songs from the trenches (arr Nigel Osborne): 'In Flanders'; 'Severn Meadows'; 'Bierside'; and 'Such is Time'
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Nigel Osborne: Medley of music by soldier-composers:
Bliss: 'Dawn on the Somme' (incorporating Abide with Me) – Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow' – 'Coles Sorrowful Dance' – Farrar: Lullaby – Gurney: Prelude in F sharp – Wallace: Cradle Song – Vaughan Williams: 'Seventeen Come Sunday' (incorporating 'Abide with Me')
Rob Wiffin: 'Royal Gunners'
Karl Jenkins: Benedictus from 'The Armed Man'
Various Suite of solos: Bach's Badinerie (tuba) – Lalo's Andantino (violin) – Koenig's Posthorn Gallop (posthorns)
Coles's 'Cortège' from 'Behind the Lines'
Walton's 'Crown Imperial'
(Note: at 5.15pm, a pre-concert talk with Stephen Johnson, Nigel Osborne and musicians, chaired by Ian Ritchie.)
(On Armed Forces Day and ending two days examining the relationship between music and the trauma of war, this concert reveals an important but unfamiliar dimension to the role of the musicians in the armed forces. In association with the Worlds in Collision Conference.)