Cobweb News 14.3.18

I hope you’ve had a good week! I’m really trying to remind people that the Big Play is now at Elvet, so please do get in touch with people who you think might still be wanting to attend but might not have let me know.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Big Play – this Saturday!
– Haydn Symphonies Project No. 7

Cobweb Orchestra Big Play 
Saturday 17th March,
Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HL (not Dipton as previously advertised)

Join us for our annual Big Play, this years theme is “IN C” and you can see the full repertoire below:
We hope you can all join us for this amazing event bringing all our groups together. There’s no enrollment form for this one but please let me know if you’re attending so we have enough music for everyone. (It’s not too late!!)

The event is a Pay What You think Its Worth event so please do come along with your spare change!

As much as possible, can people come ready armed with their own parts, either in hard copy or on an iPad or tablet?

* The works marked with an asterisk are available for free download on the Petrucci website.
*Beethoven Symphony no. 1
*Bizet in Symphony in C
*Brahms Symphony no. 3, slow movement only
Fudge Miniatures
Haydn/Leopold Mozart Toy Symphony
Holst (arr. Hobbs) Dargasson
*Mendelssohn Overture to Ruy Blas
*Mendelssohn Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream
*Mozart Overture to “Il Seraglio”
*Mozart Symphony no 41 “Jupiter”
Nevin arr. Fudge “Narcissus”
*Schubert Symphony no. 6, first and last movements.
*Schumann Symphony no. 2, 1st and 3rd movements
Walton “Crown Imperial”
*Wranitzky Symphony in C minor

There is a small car park at the hall – please only use this if you have walking difficulties or if you play a large instrument.
I would strongly recommend CAR SHARING as much as possible, and for drivers to park in the Prince Bishops Car Park – which is a 5 minute walk away:

There are other car parks in Durham or I would also recommend getting the train if you can, the church is a 15min walk from the station (I am going to do this, contact me if you want to join me to follow directions together!):

You can also do the Durham Park and Ride (must be back at your car before 7pm):

It will be a fantastic event, and we’re still going to have a shared lunch so do contribute! I hope to still see you all there.

– Haydn Symphonies Project No. 7
Sunday 25th March
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4NT
Members £10
Non Members £14
Enrollment form here

From Peter:
“The Haydn Project moves west for Session 7 at Newbiggin on Lune on 25 March 2018 2pm to 6pm.
This session will be a bit of a “horn fest” as we discover Haydn experimenting with the use of 4 horns in the orchestra.

The symphonies we will be looking at which were written between 1763 and 1767 include 2 famous named symphonies and are numbers 13, 30 (Alleluia), 31 (Hornsignal), 39 and 72.  4 of these use 4 horns.
Other unusual features of this batch of symphonies are the use of a flute in 4 of the symphonies, and timps in 2 of the symphonies.
3 of the symphonies (13, 31 & 72) also have concertante parts in some movements featuring solo violin, solo cello, solo double bass, solo flute and solo bassoon.
The last movement of symphonies 31 & 72 is a theme and variations.

Previous sessions have been predominantly strings, horns (2) and oboes.  This time we need additional horns, flutes, bassoons and timps.
Parts for 13, 30, 31 & 72 (which include all of the concertante parts) are available on IMSLP.

We do need players (volunteers preferably) for the concertante parts.  Please let me know if you would like to have a go as soon as possible.  I can then make sure that you have managed to access the parts before we meet. This should be a great session with an enlarged orchestra and I look forward to seeing players for the additional parts and volunteers for the concertante parts.

That’s all for this week, thank you all for your understanding regarding the venue change for the big play. It’s going to be a great day, so I look forwarding to seeing you there (IN ELVET). Please do tell as many people as you can about the venue change (i’m still having nightmares that someone will turn up at Dipton!)

See you Saturday!

Best wishes,
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra