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In this week’s Cobweb News
Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
Live Recital with Peter Fisher (violin)
Live Recital with Amy Yule (flute)

Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
Thursday 8th April, 7pm
£4/5Grieg Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 op.46

A few regular bookclubbers have been asking for something slower, so this suite of pieces from the incidental music to Ibsen’s eponymous play have been chosen.

The suite starts with the atmospheric (and very gently paced) “Morning Mood” and continues with a couple of pieces at a very comfortable tempo until the final tempestuous “In the Hall of the Mountain King”, but even this only really speeds up at the end.

Numbers two and three “Aase’s Death” and “Anitra’s Dance” are for strings only, but it would be a shame to miss them out, so can I suggest a few ways for wind players to be involved?

1) Download the score and use the opportunity to do some score reading. You’ll notice all sorts of things that you miss when you’re concentrating on your own part, and if you’re not an experienced reader, then string orchestra scores are a good place to start as there are not too many staves to follow.

2) Flutes and oboes – download a violin part for those movements and play along. Bassoons – download a cello part and do likewise.

3) All – download the triangle part and join in “Anitra’s Dance” playing something appropriate from your kitchen.

We’ll be using the Peters 1888 edition, and there are transposed parts available for trumpets, horns and clarinets if you scroll down the page. Here is the link to download your music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Peer_Gynt_Suite_No.1%2C_Op.46_(Grieg%2C_Edvard)

To enrol, please click here

Live Recital with Peter Fisher (violin)
Monday 12th April, 7pm
£8/£10

Many of you have enjoyed playing with the wonderful violinist Peter Fisher in the past and will jump at the chance to “Listen or Play” while he performs Ravel’s stunning “Tzigane” for us. Peter is a renowned exponent of the works of Fritz Kreisler and promises to include some of these ever popular pieces in his programme too.

Peter will be joined by Peter Hewitt (piano) who will play the orchestral parts for us to play along to.

To play along, you can download your part from imslp here: Tzigane (Ravel, Maurice) – IMSLP: Free Sheet Music PDF Download
and we find using headphones allows for the best sound quality. On the page, if you go to “Arrangements and Transcriptions” (it’s Ravel’s own orchestration of a piece originally for violin and piano) and then scroll down to the fourth entry, which is called “Flute 1/2 (2 doubling piccolo)”. Next go to the line below, where it says “13 more” and there you can find your own part.

To enrol, please click here.

Live Recital with Amy Yule
Thursday 22nd April, 7pm
£8/£10

Join us for the next Live Recital where you can play along or simply listen as Amy Yule plays the brilliant Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major with accompanist Ben Powell.

You can download your part here: Flute Concerto in G major, K.313/285c (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus) – IMSLP: Free Sheet Music PDF Download

To enrol, please click here

And a lovely bit of news: our friend Gemma Kost gave birth to a baby girl on 16th Feb.

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Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Tracy Reed