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. One of my very favorites is John Rutter’s Cityscapes (originally named Partita). And either the 1st or 3rd mvmts. I believe would be ideal as a program opener:                                                                                                                     1st mvmt. – Big Apple – 7:14                                                                                                                                                              3rd mvmt. –  Flower of Cities All – 7:27      Prelude and Fugue (The Spitfire) – 7:37 If you …

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The Difference Three Composers Speak Out

Sine Nomine – For all the saints

Paul Noble – · Sine Nomine For All the Saints was written as a processional hymn by the Anglican Bishop of Wakefield, William Walsham How. The setting by Vaughan Williams was included in The English Hymnal which was published in 1906 for the Church of England by Oxford University Press. The music editor was …

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Sussex Carol

Paul Noble – · Sussex Carol The Sussex Carol is a Christmas carol popular in Britain, sometimes referred to by its first line “On Christmas night all Christians sing”. Its words were first published by Luke Wadding, a 17th-century Irish bishop, in a work called Small Garland of Pious and Godly Songs (1684). It …

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Toward the Unknown Region

This magnificent setting of Walt Whitman’s poem established Vaughan Williams’s reputation as one of the leading composers of the twentieth century. The idea of a spiritual journey – the passage of the soul from darkness to light, Toward the Unknown Region – is central to the text and fully reflected in the music. Beginning softly …

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Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

Paul Noble – · Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’ – Ralph Vaughan Williams; arr. by Paul Noble Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus is a Concert Band arrangement from the original work for string orchestra and harp by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The composition is based on the folk tune “Dives and Lazarus”, one …

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