Listening to ‘The Prelude’
December 12th, 2009 : Ryton Choral Society
Conductor: David Murray
Pianist: Eileen Bown
Tenor : Mark Anyan
Soprano: Katherine Moore
Treble: Ian Wright
Bishopwearmouth Young Singers
|Martin Hughes||Ruth Waterson||Noel Broome|
|Pauline Aitcheson||Eleanor Leckie||Laura Newton|
|Marion Broome||Christopher Murray|
|Alan Easterbrook||Jennifer Murray||Philip Cull|
The texts used in the sections listed here, as well as details on downloading a printed extract of the first number, can be found on the ‘composition' page.
December 18th, 2010 : Memorial Concert at Lambertuskerk, Vught, Netherlands
|The concert began with a performance of ‘Dear Native Regions’ (no 1 of ‘The Prelude’ ) by 12 year-old Eline van der Zanden (treble) accompanied on the piano by Frank de Koning.|
The programme also included the symphonic sketch ‘Esthwaite Lake’ (no 54 of ‘The Prelude’) which was premiered by I Consonanti (directed by Wolf Eekhof). Michael Smith had prepared this piece for Ryton but it was omitted owing to shortage of time in this 2009 concert. The same piece was also performed by I Consonanti on November 13th 2011 at Theater de Speeldoos, Vught.
Although not from ‘The Prelude’, it is worth including a recording made during this concert of 3 movements from Smith’s other ‘northern’ piece, ‘Caledonian Suite’, in a brilliant performance by Roos Pollé.
|photo: Lisette van Halder design: Jonny Tenebrous|
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