David Drinkell Posted December 1, 2011 Share Posted December 1, 2011 I give a half-hour concert every Wednesday lunch-time here at the Cathedral in St. John's, Newfoundland. Since I arrived here in 2003, I've notched up over 400. It's very good for me, because it makes me practise - I've filled in a lot of gaps in my repertoire! Each week, I try to include something I haven't played before and I'm always on the look-out for something new. In particular, the audience likes a little lollipop in the form of something light and maybe amusing. Any suggestions? Over the years, I've played things like: Albinoni - Adagio Leroy Anderson - Sleighride Barber - Adagio Bedard - Fantasia on 'O Canada' Ronald Binge - Elizabethan Serenade (thank-you, David P, for the copy) Bizet - Entracte II (Carmen) Bodro - Polka Finale Bonnet - Romance sans Paroles and Songe d'Enfant Canteloube - Bailero Chuckerbutty - The Queen's Procession Scotson Clark - Marche aux Flambeaux Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man Corrette - Grand Jeu avec Tonnerre Couperin - Soeur Monique (arr. Farnam) Debussy - Le petit berger Delius - On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring and Two Aquarelles Dvorak - Largo (New World) Eddings - Newfoundland Sketch Edmundson - Fairest Lord Jesus (and Vom Himmel hoch) Elgar - Angels' Farewell, Dream Children 2 and Salut d'Amour Faure - Pavane Festing - Largo, Allegro, Aria and Two Variations (arr. GTB) Gaul - The Pipes of County Clare German - Morris Dance (from Henry VIII) Gigout - Scherzo Goss Custard - Chelsea Fayre Gossec - Tambourin Grofe - Mardi Gras Suite Hollins - Morning and Evening Holst - Second Suite for Band Hovhaness - Prayer of St. Gregory Jordan - Annie Laurie Langlais - Pasticcio and Musette Lefebure-Wely - the usual suspects McCunn - Land of the Mountain and the Flood MacDowell - To a Wild Rose et al Mascagni - Intermezzo Mawby - Scarborough Fair Mendelssohn - Nocturne (Midsummer Night's Dream) Monteverdi - Coronation March Mulliner Book - Four Dances Murschhauser – Variations on Lasst uns das Kindelein wiegen Musorgsky – The Great Gate of Kiev Nevin - Narcissus Praetorius - Ballet des Coqs and Springtanz Raff - Cavatina Saint-Saens - The Swan and The Elephant Satie - Gymnopodie I Sibelius - Finlandia Slogedal - Variations on O hvor salig Sousa - The Liberty Bell Strayhorn/Wyton - Lotus Sullivan - March of the Peers (Iolanthe), Is life a boon? (Yeoman) and Introduction to Act III of the Tempest Susato - La Mourisque and Pavane de Battaille Tambling - Shenandoah Vann - The Londonderry Air Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves, March-Past of the Kitchen Utensils Walton - Popular Song Watson - Happy Birthday, Herr Bach Wolstenholme – Die Frage und die Antwort Yon – Humoresque “l’organo primitivo”, Rimembranza and Il Natale in Sicilia I'm not wild about Rawsthorne's Hornpipe Humoresque or Ives's Variations on America Garth Benson: 'Why don't you play one of those vulgar pieces you play so nicely?' Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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