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   Alfven
       Midsummer Vigil (Swedish Rhapsody) (Alfven) Clarinet

1    Midsummer Vigil (Swedish Rhapsody)


   Barber
       Adagio for strings, Op 11 (Barber) Strings

1    Main theme


   Bartók
       Rumanian Folk Dances No.1 'Stick Dance'. (Bartók) Piano

1    Main theme

       Rumanian Folk Dances No.2 'Sash Dance'. (Bartók) Piano

1    Main theme

       Rumanian Folk Dances No.3 'Stamping Dance'. (Bartók) Piano

1    Main theme

       Rumanian Folk Dances No.4 'Hornpipe Dance'. (Bartók) Piano

1    Main theme

       Rumanian Folk Dances No.5 'Rumanian Polka'. (Bartók) Piano

1    Main theme

       Rumanian Folk Dances No.6 'Fast Dance'. (Bartók) Piano

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme


   Coates
       Dambusters March (Coates)

1    First theme, after a short dramatic introduction


2    Second theme, the well-known stately march tune


   Copland
       Fanfare for the Common Man (Copland) Timpani Trumpet

1    Fanfare for the Common Man


   Gomersall
       Aspirations Overture (Gomersall)

1    Main theme introduced by the cello

       California (from West To East - Suite for Orchestra) (Gomersall)

1    Introductory theme on unison brass - quote from "Good Vibrations"


2    Beach Volleyball - first violins


3    Wildflowers at Point Lobos - French Horns


4    San Francisco - trumpets


5    Misty rocks at Big Sur - oboes


6    Magical Carmel - first violins


7    El Capitan at Yosemite (trumpets, violins, horns)

       Floating - for piano and strings (Gomersall) Piano Strings

1    piano floating above quiet strings


2    piano gliding around above strings


3    strings join piano, bursting out with a lyrical tune

       Interlude No 1 in F for String Quartet (Gomersall) Violin Viola Cello

1    first theme


2    second theme

       Minuet for Hand Bells (Gomersall) Bells

1    Minuet for Hand Bells

       Mysteria - Tone Picture for Orchestra. (Gomersall) Bells EnglishHorn

1    Mysterious introductory theme.


2    Cor Anglais (English Horn) main theme - simple scale passage

       New Orleans (from West To East - Suite for Orchestra) (Gomersall)

1    Down on the Levee.


2    Le Vieux Carré -the French Quarter of New Orleans. Dixieland jazz. Trumpet.


3    Mississippi Paddle Boat - theme on horns.


4    Algiers Point - theme on clarinets

       Overture in E minor (Gomersall)

1    First theme, horns play a passage with descending fifths


2    Flutes play this wistful tune


3    Violins introduce this cheerful theme


4    Clarinets play this jolly perpetual motion tune


5    Horns play this haunting theme

       Piano Trio in D - 1st Movement - Moderato (Gomersall) Violin Cello Piano

1    First theme of 1st movement, introduced by the cello, then canonically taken up by the violin and the piano.


2    Second theme of 1st movt, on the violin, accompanied by staccato chords on the piano.

       Piano Trio in D - 2nd Movement - Andante (Gomersall) Violin Cello Piano

1    First theme of 2nd movement, a lyrical descending melody on the violin, with an ascending counter-melody on the cello. It has a plaintive tone, in B minor.


2    Second theme of 2nd movement. This is the same tune as theme 1, but transformed into a happier major mode.

       Piano Trio in D - 3rd Movement - Minuet and Trio (Gomersall) Violin Cello Piano

1    First theme of the 3rd movement, a minuet in G major. This tune starts on the violin.


2    2nd theme of the minuet, on the cello.


3    Trio theme, in subdominant key of C major. This is in the style of the 'Landler', an Austrian country dance, precursor of the waltz.

       Piano Trio in D - 4th Movement - Rondo (Gomersall) Violin Cello Piano

1    Theme A of the 4th movement rondo, introduced on the piano, with an 'Alberti Bass' figure in the left hand.


2    Theme B of the 4th movement rondo, triplet figures in the relative minor key on the cello.


3    Theme C of the 4th movt, a bright, triumpant tune in A major, introduced on the cello.

       Planter's Song, from Savannah, from West-to East Suite (Gomersall)

1    Main theme

       Sailor's Song, from Savannah, from West-to East Suite (Gomersall)

1    This is wriiten in the style of an old sea shanty, with a declamatory line (on woodwinds) alternating with a chorus (on strings).

       Savannah (from West to East - Suite for Orchestra) (Gomersall)

1    Colonial Sailor's Song. This is wriiten in the style of an old sea shanty, with a declamatory line (on woodwinds) alternating with a chorus (on strings).


2    Chippewa Square. The peace and tranquillity of this place is depicted with a calm slow tune on violins, accompanied by rapid but harmonious figure on cellos, and with occasional toots by the flutes.


3    The Planter's Song. The cellos start to play their tuneful riff, possibly kidding listeners that this is the actual theme, but the trumpet then bursts in with a very jolly tune.


4    Cold evening at Tybee Island.This beach is probably packed with swimmers and surfers on a warm sunny day, but in this scene the oboes and the pulsating strings depict a deserted beach on a cold evening.


5    Fort Pulanski. Side drums and a trumpet fanfare introduce this military episode. Later the tempo accelerates leading to a huge tutti crash, as the fort's walls are breached by accurate and deadly cannon fire. Calm then returns to Savannah in the coda of this movement.

       Study in Rondo Form (Gomersall)

1    Theme A of this rondo.


2    Theme B of this rondo.


3    Theme C of this rondo.

       Study in Ternary Form (Gomersall)

1    Theme A which starts in A major and modulates to the dominant key of E major.


2    Theme B, which returns to the tonic key of A major.


3    Theme A2, which is like theme A, but it ends up in the home key of A major

       Sunshine Waltzes (Gomersall)

1    waltz no 1 (after 9 bar introduction)


2    waltz no 2


3    waltz no 3


4    waltz no 4

       The Blackbird (Tone Poem) (Gomersall)

1    The Blackbird (Tone Poem)

       The Old Woman and the Pedlar (Gomersall) Violin Viola Cello

1    The Old Woman and the Pedlar

       The South-West (from West To East - Suite for Orchestra) (Gomersall)

1    Grand Canyon.


2    The Lost Tribe of Sinagua


3    Hispanic Festival


4    Pueblo Lament

       The South-West (from West To East - Suite for Orchestra) - Live recording by Unley Symphony Orchestra - (Gomersall)

1    Grand Canyon.


2    The Lost Tribe of Sinagua


3    Hispanic Festival


4    Pueblo Lament

       Tranquil Overture (Gomersall)

1    Tranquil Overture


   Grainger
       Mock Morris (Grainger) Piano

1    Mock Morris

       Shepherd's Hey, from English Morris Dances (Grainger) Piano

1    Shepherd's Hey, from English Morris Dances


   Holst
       Planets Suite - 1 - Mars the Bringer of War. (Holst)

1    Mars the Bringer of War from the Planets

       Planets Suite - 2 - Venus the Bringer of Peace. (Holst)

1    Venus the Bringer of Peace from the Planets

       Planets Suite - 3 - Mercury the Winged Messemger. (Holst)

1    Mercury the Winged Messemger from the Planets

       Planets Suite - 4 - Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (Holst)

1    Planets Suite - Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity - Theme 1 - Opening


2    Theme 2, a bold statement by the horns.


3    Theme 3, again the horns dominate.


4    Theme 4, horns yet again!


5    Theme 5 "I vow to thee my country", a majestic tune introduced by the cellos.

       Planets Suite - 5 - Saturn, the bringer of old age. (Holst)

1    Slow augmented chords precede this lugubrious theme on the horns.

       Planets Suite - 6 - Uranus the Magician. (Holst)

1    The brass casts the magician's spell, 4 mysterious notes - G Eb A B.

       Planets Suite - 7 - Neptune the Mystic. (Holst)

1    Flutes and bass flute open with this pianissimo theme.


   Joplin
       Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) Piano

1    First theme

       New Rag (Joplin) Clarinet Piano

1    Piano introduction


2    Main theme on clarinet

       The Easy Winners (Joplin) Piano

1    Main theme

       The Entertainer (Joplin) Piano

1    The Entertainer introductory passage


2    The main theme


   Khachaturian
       Spartacus - Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (Khachaturian)

1    Main theme appears on the oboes after a quiet intro by the violins.

       Waltz from Masquerade (Khachaturian)

1    Main theme


2    Second theme


   Parry
       Jerusalem (Parry) ChoirVoices

1    Jerusalem


   Poulenc
       Mouvement perpetuels (Poulenc) Piano

1    Movement 1


2    Movement 2


3    Movement 3


   Prokofiev
       Bird's theme from Peter and the Wolf (flute) (Prokofiev) Strings

1    Bird's theme on flute.

       Classical Symphony Op 25 3rd movement - Gavotte (Prokofiev)

1    Classical Symphony Op 25 3rd Movt - Gavotte

       Peter and the Wolf - Cat Theme (clarinet) (Prokofiev) Strings

1    Peter and the Wolf - Cat Theme on clarinet

       Peter and the Wolf - Grandfather's Theme (double bass) (Prokofiev) Strings

1    Peter and the Wolf - Grandfather's Theme on double-bass.

       Peter's theme from Peter and the Wolf (strings) (Prokofiev) Strings

1    Peter and the Wolf - Peter's Theme by the strings.

       Romeo and Juliet Suite - Madrigal - Love theme (Prokofiev)

1    Romeo and Juliet Suite - Madrigal - Love theme


   Ravel
       Bolero (Ravel) EnglishHorn SaxAlto

1    Bolero, main theme, first on flutes, then clarinets.


2    Second theme, on alto saxophone.


   Rodrigo
       Concierto de Aranjuez - slow movement (Rodrigo) Guitar EnglishHorn

1    Concierto de Aranjuez - slow movement


   Satie
       Gymnopédie No.1 (Satie) Piano

1    Gymnopedie No.1

       Gymnopédie No.2 (Satie) Piano

1    Main theme

       Gymnopédie No.3 (Satie) Piano

1    Main theme


   Shostakovich
       Taiti Trot (Tea for Two) (Shostakovich)

1    Chorus of popular song - Tea for Two - used as theme by Shostakovich

       Waltz No.2 from Suite for Variety Orchestra (Shostakovich) SaxAlto Celesta Guitar

1    Main theme


   Sinding
       Rustle of Spring Op 32 No.3 (Sinding) Piano

1    This tune played by the left hand, is accompanied by rapid arpeggios by the right hand.


   Sousa
       Liberty Bell March (Sousa)

1    Liberty Bell March


2    Theme 2


   Stravinsky
       Firebird Suite - The Princess's Round Dance (Stravinsky)

1    Firebird Suite - The Princess's Round Dance

       Rite of Spring - Adoration of the Earth (Stravinsky) Oboe

1    Rite of Spring - Adoration of the Earth


   Vaughan-Williams
       Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Vaughan-Williams) Violin

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Fantasia on Greensleeves (Vaughan-Williams) Harp

1     It starts with a lovely descending flute passage accompanied by the harp


2    Then the full string orchestra comes in with the well-known English folk song "Greensleeves".

       The Lark Ascending (Vaughan-Williams) Violin

1    The Lark Ascending


   Wallace
       Blue Bells of Scotland (variations on the theme) (Wallace) Piano

1    Main theme


   Weinberger
       Schwanda the Bagpiper - polka (Weinberger)

1    main tune

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