Music For Pleasure
We meet on the afternoon of the fourth Tuesday of each month at the home of one of our members.
The date may change if we have an outing, special event or if there is a clash with other MU3A meetings. We will also not meet in exceptionally bad weather.
At each meeting one member of the group introduces a music related "topic" entirely of his or her own choice. Following a brief introduction we listen to selected pieces related to the topic. Generally we do not know in advance what we are to hear and that element of surprise is an extra dimension to our enjoyment.
There is no constraint on what we cover; it can be a specific piece, style, instrument, composer, artist, time period, country etc. It can be classical, jazz, pop, C&W, music from shows; “anything goes!”
We have had two, very successful, outings. The first was to the Handel/ Hendrix Museum, the second to the Musical Museum at Kew.
We will not be meeting in December but we did all enjoy a seasonal meal kindly arranged by Nyria.
For full details of our past meetings click Music For Pleasure - past meetings. For our next meetings see below:
As at December 2018, we are unable to enroll additional members due to space constraints in members' homes, but interest has been expressed in setting up a: MUSIC FOR PLEASURE GROUP TWO. If that is of interest to you, please email David, the Group Contact, by clicking the bluebird symbol (right)
REPORT ON OUR FEBRUARY 2019 MEETING
On Tuesday 26th February Ron introduced a programme of:
"Music that reflects the rural English landscape and seascape through the compositions of late 19th century and early 20th century composers."
Individual pieces were:
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958:
- English Folk Song Suite
- Fantasia on Greensleeves
George Butterworth 1885-1916:
- The banks of Green Willow
- “The lads in their Hundreds” no.5 in 6 songs for a Shropshire Lad. Sung by Roderick Williams
- A Shropshire Lad, Orchestral Rhapsody for full orchestra.
John Ireland 1879-1962:
- A Downland Suite No 3 minuet
- Piano piece Summer Evening
Ronald Binge 1910-1979:
- The Watermill
- Elizabethan Serenade
Albert Ketelby 1875–1959:
- Bells Across the Meadow
- In a Monastery Garden
Edward Elgar 1857-1934:
- “As Torrents in Summer”
- Serenade for Strings 2nd movement
- Sea Pictures op 37, cycle of 5 songs
No1 Sea Slumber Song
Sir Henry Joseph Wood 1869-1944:
- Fantasia on British Sea Songs:
The Saucy Arethusa
Jack's the Lad
Farewell and Adieu
Home Sweet Home
See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes
Benjamin Britten 1913–1976:
Britten’s arrangement of Tom Bowling sung by Roderick Williams
(written by Charles Dibden 1745-1814)
from Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, first 2 pieces:
- Dawn; Moonlight.
Ronald Binge “ Sailing By”
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Mar 26th||Meet at a member's home.|
|Tue Apr 23rd||Meet at a member's home.|
|Tue May 28th||Meet at a member's home.|
|Tue Jun 25th||Meet at a member's home.|
|Tue Jul 23rd||Meet at a member's home.|