Music from the British Isles

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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by alfor » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:27 pm

Jim Faston wrote:Fantastic. Thanks Alfor.
You are welcome, dear Jim!
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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by fleubis » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:35 am

Dear Alfred,
Well, I sure like it. Quite the unexpected find. There is a lot going on in this fairly short piece.

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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by ilu » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:43 am

I would like to share this information about an extraordinary composer of light music:

"Ivor Reginald Foster, who flourished in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, produced much light instrumental music: Beau Brummell for string orchestra, Evening Song for clarinet and piano, a Sonatina for oboe and piano and many movements for piano solo: Up and Away, Midsummer Memories, On The River, The Stately Pine Tree, An Autumn Tale (1949), A Summer Song (1959), Four Pastorals, The Spanish Dancer, A Bedtime Tune, Dainty Lady, Evening Contrasts, The Waterwheel, Lullaby, Gavotte, Toccatina, Scherzo and Siciliano."

From Music Web International
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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by Jim Faston » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:07 am

There is some very fine music from IF. There are some scores here at:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=126&p=10379&hilit= ... ter#p10379
and
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=126&p=9677&hilit=ivor+foster#p9677

A couple of nice recordings by our own Phillip Sear on YouTube:

3 Preludes, Op.3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDop3P94ks
4 Sketches
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2uH4YHmIUY

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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by ilu » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:17 am

Jim Faston wrote:There is some very fine music from IF. There are some scores here at:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=126&p=10379&hilit= ... ter#p10379
and
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=126&p=9677&hilit=ivor+foster#p9677

A couple of nice recordings by our own Phillip Sear on YouTube:

3 Preludes, Op.3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDop3P94ks
4 Sketches
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2uH4YHmIUY
Dear Jim:

Thanks for the info; I already download the scores and I also listened the performances by Phillip (splendid!).

“Evening Contrasts”, Op- 42 is my favorite, specially the Will-O’-The-Whisp (op. 42-2).

Regards.

ILU.
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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by alfor » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:14 pm

I fingered all four (alfor) of Arnold Bax' published Piano Sonatas.
But don't worry, I will just post a few bits and pieces.
Bax' works are uc, at least in Europe (once Britain is no longer a member of the EU, things May change...).
As yet I don't want to provoke a copyriot!

I have to revise my former opinion:
Not Sonata No. 4, but Sonata No. 3 is the most easily accessible.
Pianistically excellent, late-romantic / impressionistic throughout, without a trace of "modernism"; a rewarding piece!

Here are two pages from the 2nd mvt. of Sonata no. 3 (a remarkable "folk" melody, strongly reminiscent of
those used by Charles Ives) and the complete 3rd mvt., which makes an excellent technical study, BTW.
Bax Sonata #3 preview fingered.pdf
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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by fleubis » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:20 pm

Alfred, I am not familiar with Bax's sonatas (sonatas are available on IMSLP) so it's doubtful they are still under copyright). To date I have only played his nocturnes, "The Pricesse's Rose Garden" - which is truly delightful. So after having listened to these pieces via Amazon Prime, I then played through No.3 for the first time and indeed the notes fall under the fingers very nicely indeed.

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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by Jim Faston » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:01 am

Anyone with the Pensée Musicale by Landon Ronald (Enoch, 1908)? Arthur De Greef appears to have recorded it in the teens. Thanks.

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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by musiclife217 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:04 pm

mballan wrote:York Bowen (1884-1961) – is fairly well served on IMSLP, althought here are a number of piano works missing from that catalogue. I will over the next month or two try to fill some of those gaps with works I currently hold in my collection and not been re-published.

First those works between Op 1 - 30 (I have stated those that are available on IMSLP). Those with ? are likely held through the Royal Academy of Music, unless held by other members.

Malcolm
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Op 20 1. Arabesque (Williams)
2. Reverie d’amour - ?
3. Bells, An Impression (AHC)
was the missing piece from Bowen's Op. 20 - No. 02 Reverie d'Amour found?

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Re: Music from the British Isles

Post by Jim Faston » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:38 pm

I haven't seen a copy, but it appears to have been published by Williams in 1913. Here's a nice recording on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrXrdY9OyhQ

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