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353-75) could have explored the importance of Cologne's concert life and the availability of a well-trained student orchestra for his reworking of two previously composed concert overtures when he took up the position at.
Since it was originally conceived as a separate work, the overture will also be published in the forthcoming volume of concert overtures in series l.
Gordon will be playing Hollins' Concert Overture in C Minor, Buxtehude's Toccata in F, Stanley's Toccata for the flutes, Bach's Prelude and Fugue in A minor, Liszt's Funerailles, Verdi's Aida: Grand March, Wagner's Tannhauser: Elisabeth's Prayer, Wagner's Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries.
Local boy Elgar of course features ( Chanson de Nuit), and organ aficionados will be particularly pleased at the inclusion of Hollins' Concert Overture in C major, and Percy Whitlock's salty Plymouth Suite.
Almost everyone knows the truncated concert overture but few, myself included until then, know the full work (three acts stretching to little over two hours, so very approachable), and I can report I have been humming the tunes ever since.
The closing piece was Elgar's depiction of Italy, the concert overture In the South, so we covered the entire continent from tip to toe, but both the Sibelius and the Elgar featured remarkable similar levels of melodic and orchestral inventiveness, fully realised by the Hall.
Yet this was a comparative rarity, Grieg's youthful concert overture In Autumn, finely constructed, full of fleeting nostalgia, and with some hint of the composer's wonderful Symphonic Dances.
Then there is Elgar's fine concert overture in the South inspired by a holiday in Portofino, and Hamish MacCunn's popular overture The Land of the Mountain and the Flood, with its TV theme tune.
Thomas will be playing the following programme which includes A Hollins: Concert Overture in C minor, W A Mozart: Adagio and Allegro and L Anderson: Three Pieces: The Syncopated Clock, The Typewriter and Blue Tango.
Berlioz's seemingly endless, and aimless concert overture, King Lear, bemused the listeners after the carefully paced introduction.
Saturday's premieres are Concert Overture, the symphonic poem Macbeth and Threnody on the Death of Gilbert Vinter (the much-loved conductor of the BBC Midland Light Orchestra and composer of many effective works, including for brass).
Part of CEE's mission statement is to promote the work of Midland composers, but it was perhaps tactless to programme Andrew Downes' concert overture Towards a New Age alongside Vaughan Williams.
His programme will include Concert Overture in C (Hollins), Fugue alla Gigue (Bach), Sonata 'The 94th Psalm' (Reubke), Aria (Manz), Caprice (Johnson) and Dieu parmi nous by Messiaen.
The Central England Ensemble is conducted by Anthony Bradbury in a programme which features the Concert Overture Towards a New Age by the popular Hagley-based composer Andrew Downes, Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier Suite, and Vaughan Wil-liams' A London Symphony (7.
For this Monday's concert, Gordon has chosen a programme which opens, appropriately, with Concert Overture in F by Purcell J Mansfield followed by Buxtehude's Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne and J St anley's Trumpet Voluntary in D.