The Best of British

Saturday 20 October
2012
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A concert in aid of the Evergreen Care Trust
Saturday 20th October 2012
7.30 pm : Trinity Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford

Burghley Voices were joined by the Belvoir Wassailers, Mark Swingler, Melodion and Concertina, and solo singers, for a programme that celebrates the best of British music.
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Programme
PART ONE

An opening set: The Love of Music
Music (‘I pant for the music which is divine’) - Michael Tippett
Music when soft voices die - Charles Wood
If Music be the Food of Love - Henry Purcell
Burghley Voices conducted by Fergus Black
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Two English Folk Songs - John McCabe
Hush a Bye
John Peel
Katie Jeffries-Harris - soprano
Peter Casson - clarinet
Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Traditional Folk Music
The Rope Waltz (Orkney?)
Two slow tunes - Felton Lonnen (Northumbrian) / Da Slockit Light (Shetland)
Mark Swingler - Melodion and Concertina

Love is all you need (A Beatles Medley)
Belvoir Wassailers conducted by Robert-John Edwards
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Three choruses
Fair Phyllis - John Farmer
My Soul - Charles Parry
Now to the Banquet we Press (Sorcerer) - Arthur Sullivan
Burghley Voices conducted by Fergus Black
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano

INTERVAL

PART TWO

Three Lincolnshire Folk Songs
collected by Percy Grainger and arranged by Phyllis Tate
The Sprig of Thyme
Six Dukes went a-fishing
Bold William Taylor
Burghley Voices conducted by Fergus Black
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano


Traditional Folk Music
The Bold Fisherman (English)
Two Morris tunes - Princess Royal / Old Tom of Oxford
(these versions from Bampton, Oxfordshire)
Mark Swingler - Melodion and Concertina

Two Solos and a Duet arranged by Roger Vignoles
Afton Water
Lowlands
Mermaid
Helen Didsbury - soprano
Robert-John Edwards - baritone
Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Hello and Goodbye!
Wassail - Traditional
Three Scottish Songs - Alexander L’Estrange:
The Skye Boat Song
Afton Water
Auld Lang Syne
Belvoir Wassailers conducted by Robert-John Edwards
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Jerusalem - Charles Parry
Everyone
with Fergus Black - organ

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