It Ain't What They Call Rock And Roll
An attempt to split things up a bit as the quantity of music posts mounts up. I could say what it includes but why spoil the surprise.
Literally. It’s the only one I know.
Of orchestral pieces based on the work of Brazilian institutes studying the venom of poisonous animals to create antidotes this is amongst my favourites.
Edgar Varèse has never been hugely popular other than with every soundtrack composer ever.
Quite a change of direction for the Brazilian metallers…
I bought a CD of Music For Viola & Orchestra (probably prompted by listening to too much Anoice) which includes a version of this one by Herbert Howells from 1917- Elegy for Viola, String Quartet and String Orchestra.
Viola doesn’t seem to get many cheery tunes.
William Henry Fry – Santa Claus Symphony (1853).
Just the thing for Monday morning.
And a bonus for those of you who like to play along at home – the video is of the score.
The world première on 26th April 2013 played by the RSO Wien with Cornelius Meister conducting.
Draw something from Gustav Holst’s Planets Suite.
Alfred Deller – Will You Buy A Fine Dog? By Thomas Morley.