Back to Rehearsals at Last (Concert Band, Swing Band)
Date Posted: Sat, 22 May 2021
Concert band was back with its first COVID secure rehearsal this morning (Sat 22nd May) after our six month lockdown break.
It was great to be all playing together again. We played through Shostakovich Waltz 2, Doctor Who and also Singin' in the Rain which we haven't played together in person before.
Swing Band met up too for the first time again on Thursday evening (20th May). We got through loads of material including a first airing of On the Sunny Side of the Street (Tommy Dorsey style) which our leader Trevor Vincent arranged for us during lockdown.
There seems to be a bit of a weather theme here!
We're looking forward to a summer of better weather and definitely lots of music.
Folk Songs of England (CB&SB)
Date Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021
After successfully performing an Irish Suite in concert the Flute players of the Two Rivers Concert have followed this up with a Suite of English Folk Tunes.
There are Solos and Duets highlighting some of the most famous, and less well known, folk tunes from this country. Some have been taken from the John Playford collection, most notably Portsmouth which was a huge hit for Mike Oldfield in the 70s.
Greensleeves, The Rose of Allendale, The Bear Dance, Here’s Over the hills, Newcastle, The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, A Roving, Lincolnshire Poacher, Wilson’s Wilde, Hunt the Squirrel, Blow Away the Morning Dew, Portsmouth
Some may argue the odd one is not English but we have given them honorary status for this suite.
Members of the Flute section are Alison, Angela, David, Gunilla, Jane, Janice, Lynette and Toni.