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Three Choirs Festival 2009


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I received the brochure and booking forms for this yesterday. Among an absolute feast of terrific music is a recital in Hereford Cathedral by David Briggs at 11.00 on Wednesday 12 August.


Mendelssohn Overture to St. Paul (arr. W.T.Best)


Bach T & F in F BWV 540


Haydn Three pieces for musical clocks


Franck Chorale No.3 in A Minor


Demessieux Attende Domine


Dupré Le monde dans l'attente du Sauveur **


David Briggs Hommage a Marcel Dupré


David Briggs Three Preludes & Fugues (UK Premiere)


Mrs Handsoff and I will be there; it's a pre-birthday treat for Mrs H...


**I've recently been listening to Symphonie-Passion as recorded in St. Ouen by Ben van Oosten and it brought to mind the post elsewhere about the scaling of the 32' Contre Bombarde on that organ. The end of the fourth movement, Résurrection, shows this unmatched stop off to great effect; it is absolutely stupendous.



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