A Richer Dust with CLSW

Saturday 11 November 2017, 7.30pm

St Sepulchre Without Newgate, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ

City of London Symphonic Winds

Edwin Roxburgh: Time’s Harvest
Eric Whitacre: Sleep
Nigel Clarke: Symphony No. 1, ‘A Richer Dust” for speaker and wind orchestra (words: Malene Sheppard Skaerved)

This very special concert for Remembrance weekend focuses on Nigel Clarke’s first symphony, ‘A Richer Dust’. It explores what it means to live with violence and extremism, the constant companions of human history. The work intertwines words collated from a wide range of sources by the writer Malene Sheppard Skærved with Clarke’s music, weaving together ideas and images in fragments of text from both historically significant figures and voiceless, ordinary people.

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2017 CLSW repertoire day

Saturday 2 September, 2.00-6.00pm

St Silas, Pentonville

A great afternoon to be spent exploring repertoire for wind orchestra, to include:

Arnold: Four Scottish Dances
Bernstein: Profanation
Malcolm Binney: Charivari
Nigel Hess: East Coast Pictures
Persichetti: Masquerade

These repertoire days provide opportunities for new players to play with CLSW. If you’re interested in doing so you’ll need to register interest: contact CLSW via the website.

CLSW – music from these green and pleasant lands

Sunday 4 June 2016, 6.00pm

St Silas, Penton Road, N1 9UL

City of London Symphonic Winds

Music from these green and pleasant lands

Vaughan Williams – Flourish
Timothy Jackson – Passacaglia
Vaughan Williams – Linden Lea
Ireland – Downland Suite
Alex Patterson – Lead, Kindly Light
Hoddinott – Welsh Airs & Dances
Kenneth Hesketh – Diaghilev Dances

2016 CLSW repertoire day

Saturday 3 September, 12.00-4.00pm

St Katherine Cree, Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 3BP

A great afternoon to be spent exploring repertoire for wind orchestra, to include:

Adam Gorb: Midnight in Buenos Aires
Richard Rodney Bennett: Four Piece Suite (arr. Alastair Wheeler)
Pancho Vladigerov: Autumn Elegy (arr. Alastair Wheeler)
Jake Muffett: Old York Counterpoint

…and more, including the first workshop on a new work by Chris Crawley entitled Synthesis.

These repertoire days provide opportunities for new players to play with CLSW. If you’re interested in doing so you’ll need to register interest: contact CLSW via the website.

Summertime with CLSW

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Sunday 5 June 2016, 6.00pm

St Silas, Penton Road, N1 9UL

City of London Symphonic Winds

Summertime and other seasonal sounds!

Rodgers: South Pacific Overture
Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody
Rose: Holiday for Trombones
Bedford: Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves
Chabrier: España
Anderson: Bugler’s Holiday
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite
Gershwin: Porgy & Bess