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Things to Play Before You’re 50

This concert was given on 8th May 2011 at St.George’s Church, Bickley to celebrate Peter Bruce’s last day in his forties! His friends got together to play his choice of music, including the world première of one of his own works. It is split into ‘tracks’ so you can pick and choose what you want to listen to. In addition, you may download the recordings to keep and play at your convenience.

To listen on this webpage, just click the play button for each track you want to hear. Alternatively, each piece or movement can be downloaded by right-clicking on the name in the list and clicking on ‘Save as’. N.B. iPhone/iPad users (and users of other devices that do not support WordPress’s ‘Audio’ play button) can also hear the music using these links.

Darius Milhaud – La Création du Monde (conducted by Lindsay Ryan)

George Lloyd – The Forest of Arden (conducted by Leslie Lake)

Toru Takemitsu – Day Signal (conducted by John Holland)

Peter Bruce – Slipstream (conducted by John Holland) (World Première)

Berlioz – Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale (conducted by Adrian Brown)

1st Movement

2nd Movement

3rd Movement

The concert programme can be viewed HERE (PDF format).

 

2 responses to “Things to Play Before You’re 50

  1. Justin Pearson

    9 May 2011 at 16:24

    I enjoyed the Peter Bruce very much. The Takemitsu was well played and is one of my favourite Takemitsu pieces.

    I still can’t my head around Berlioz. After all these years it it still sounds like a lot of noise. But, I suppose it is good fun to play.

     
  2. kingouf

    9 May 2011 at 16:32

    The Berlioz is one of those pieces with which it is best to be in direct physical contact! The Takemitsu left me somewhat dissatisfied, in the sense of reaching the end and wishing it would go on for longer. It certainly owes some debt to Messiaen, wouldn’t you say?

     

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