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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The players wish to express their thanks to the following whose support has enabled this concert series to take place. Special thanks for the additional support for sponsoring the Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony No. 3 Profits to be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Jacob Barnes. Alpha House Dental Practice

Mark, Victoria & Seraphina Western

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Robert Fowlds

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Matthew & Fiona Collins Claverton Estates Ltd, Bristol Colebrook and Sturrock Handelsbanken Canterbury Just Flutes

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Other support from Dr David Flood, Karen French, Gordon Hunt, Dr Le-Las, Lenley’s, Dr Jeremy Ovenden, Chris Spillett.

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O Mistress Mine O, mistress mine! Where are you roaming? Oh, stay and hear: your true love's coming That can sing both high and low Trip no further, pretty sweeting Journeys end in lovers meeting Every wise man's son doth know Trip no further, pretty sweeting Journeys end in lovers meeting Every wise man's son doth know What is love? 'Tis not hereafter Present mirth hath present laughter What's to come is still unsure In delay there lies no plenty Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty Youth's a stuff will not endure Words by W. Shakespeare Music by J. Harle

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A Little Tiny Boy When that I was and a little tiny boy With a hey-ho, the wind and the rain A foolish thing was but a toy For the rain it raineth every day But when I came to man's estate With a hey-ho, the wind and the rain 'Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gate For the rain it raineth every day But when I came, alas, to wive With a hey-ho, the wind and the rain By swaggering I could never thrive For the rain it raineth every day But when I came unto my beds With a hey-ho, the wind and the rain With tosspots still had drunken heads For the rain it raineth every day A great while ago, the world began With a hey-ho, the wind and the rain But that's all one, our play is done And we'll strive to please you every day To please you every day

Words by W. Shakespeare Music by J. Harle

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Jacob Barnes 1990 –2011 Although I had been aware of Jake since his primary school days it was during his time at St Edmunds School, Canterbury that we began performing together and became good friends. With the Crowther Wind Quintet we played many times together during the Canterbury Festival, performing the major works for piano and wind; Mozart, Beethoven, Francaix and Poulenc Sextet. Jake was an exceptional talent and a lovely young man. In rehearsal his comments were always musically thought provoking enabling us to view the pieces with a fresh perspective. He also had a great sense of humour and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time together - he was just one of the team. In January 2011 at the concert with Spencer Payne at St Edmunds, Jake asked if he could perform Mozart Piano Wind Quintet with us again, and we duly organised a concert for March, which was hugely successful, the proceeds donated to Festival Chamber Orchestra June 6th 2014

Teenage Cancer Trust. Jake wished to perform Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds and a concert was planned for April 17th at St Peters Methodist Church, Canterbury. . Unbeknown to all of us, Jake was very ill at this time, but still wanted to perform in the concert and arrived promptly for rehearsal. All of us were very shocked to see Jake’s condition, but as soon as he sat at the piano he became totally illuminated and transformed. As always he played fantastically well and as an encore performed the slow movement from Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 2. This performance was an extremely emotional experience for all present, and it transpired that this was Jake's last concert performance. All of us felt exceedingly privileged to be part of the concert and, on a personal note, I felt honoured to play at Jake’s funeral in Canterbury Cathedral in May 2011.

Jake's love of music and life will always be remembered together with his fantastic talent and these characteristics have been the catlayst for this concert in his memory. Jake would have loved the mix of music being performed this evening, and I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved, the performers, sponsors and supporters, the Dean and Chapter, you the audience and all the people involved in the administration and back stage organisation. Also John Harle for taking the time to provide new arrangements especially for this concert of Passion & Celebration. I want to finish on a quote from Stephen Sutton, who did so much to raise awareness (and funds!) for teenage cancer “cancer sucks but life is great.” Jake would have embraced this statement wholeheartedly. Ian Crowther Principal Oboe and Manager of the Festival Chamber Orchestra


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Programme J. Harle

O Mistress Mine has been especially arranged for tonight's performance by John Harle for

Illyria O Mistess Mine Little Tiny Boy Countertenor - Michael Chance Guitar - John Parricelli Soprano saxophone - John Harle

M. McGlynn

Countertenor, Soprano saxophone, Acoustic guitar, Harp Chamber organ, Violin I Violin II, Viola 'Cello Double Bass.

Aisling Oboe - Ian Crowther Harp - Mary Morley

J. S. Bach

Agnus Dei Qui sedes ad dextram Patris Countertenor - Michael Chance

J. Harle

Since First I Saw Your Face

Little Tiny Boy has been especially arranged for tonight's performance by John Harle for Countertenor, Soprano saxophone, Acoustic guitar, Harp Chamber organ, 3 Horns in F, Violin I Violin II, Viola 'Cello Double Bass.

Soprano - Sarah Leonard Soprano saxophone - John Harle Chamber organ - David Flood

J. Morgan Nicholas

Melody Oboe - Ian Crowther

J. Harle

Three Ravens Silencium Soprano - Sarah Leonard Soprano saxophone - John Harle

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‘Eroica’ Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 1. Allegro con brio 2. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai 3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 4. Finale: Allegro molto

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Michael McGlynn

Michael McGlynn is an Irish composer, singer and Artistic Director of ANÚNA.

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His compositional language combines elements of medieval and traditional music with jazz-tinged chordal clusters and a distinctive melodic sensibility. Many of these elements can be heard in his “Agnus Dei” commissioned by Chanticleer for their multi-composer work “And on Earth Peace : A Chanticleer Mass”. His best-known choral work is “Dúlamán”, a setting of the traditional Irish poem of the same name. His choral music has been recorded and performed by many vocal ensembles He was visiting Eminent Scholar at the Music Department of Florida Atlantic University [20112013].

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J.S. Bach Angus Dei

The Agnus Dei is one of Bach’s last creations, derived from music he had used twice before, in 1725 and 1735, with different texts. He was clearly pleased with the highly effective aria, and in 1749 he refined it a final time for insertion into the concluding portion of the B-Minor Mass. Time was running out. The cataracts that had plagued his eyesight for some time were rapidly advancing, and the Agnus Dei was one of the last pieces he completed before submitting to the eye operations that led to his death. Bach normally expanded music when he revised it for further use, but in this unusual case he shortened the original, distilling its emotional and musical essence and creating a new, intensified version of the piece. He had less than a year to live.

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J.S. Bach B Minor Mass In contrast to its present fame, the work was largely unknown well into the nineteenth century. Its delayed reception by later generations was perhaps the result of the general unavailability of a score (Beethoven tried unsuccessfully on several occasions to obtain a copy of the Mass). The first published edition appeared in 1845, with a second and improved edition appearing in 1856 as the sixth volume in the newlyformed Bach Gesellschaft’s publication of Bach’s complete works.

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John Harle John Harle is an Ivor Novello Award-winning composerperformer and record producer. Recent record releases of John's music include the critically acclaimed The Tyburn Tree and Art Music, both with singer Marc Almond.

Terror And Magnificence

Tavener, Sally Beamish, Gavin Bryars, Mark Anthony Turnage, Michael Torke, Domin ic Mu ld own ey, Stanley Myers and Christopher Gunning.

He is the composer of two Operas (Angel Magick and The Ballad of Jamie Allen), many concert works and over 100 film and television scores, including the theme to BBC1's Silent Witness. John is the recipient of two Royal Television Society awards for ‘Best Soundtrack’.

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He has been awarded four BBC Proms commissions. John’s saxophone playing has been the catalyst for an outpouring of new concertos for the saxophone by composers including Michael Nyman, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Sir John

John's performance of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's saxophone concerto Panic at the Last Night of the Proms in 1997 was cited by many critics as the most controversial premiere of a new musical work since Stravinsky's The Rite of

Spring in 1913. He was artistic advisor to Sir Paul McCartney for six years, and other collaborations have included John's Terror and Magnificence album and tour with Elvis Costello. He has also been producer and musical director for Moondog, Herbie Hancock, Ute Lemp er, Lesley Garrett, Kathryn Tickell, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, Stanley Myers and Elmer Bernstein. He is director and producer at Sospiro Records, and future plans include a collaboration with bassist Avishai Cohen in 2015, several new projects with Marc Almond, and The Saxophone Circus, a solo album and tour in 2015.

Shakespeare via Elvis Costello, Gothic mysteries, free-jazz, forty saxes playing at once Terror and Magnificence is a wonderful splicing of ancient and modern. John Fordham - The Guardian

The Tyburn Tree John Harle's epic CV includes soundtracks, classical works and drama, all of which feed into the saxophonist's ambitious song cycle about "dark London". Its tales of the Limehouse Ripper, Spring Heeled Jack and the Highgate Vampire are centred a few centuries back, with words from William Blake and John Dee, though most of the lyrics are by Marc Almond, along with Tom Pickard and Iain Sinclair. There are splashes of cabaret and jazz, but the echoing, crepuscular atmosphere is dominated by Almond's impressive neo-operatic singing (some distance from electro-pop!), with a thumping, galloping finale that uses an extract from Blake's "prophetic book" Jerusalem. Dark but dashing. Neil Spencer , The Observer

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J.S. Bach B Minor Mass As Bach grew older, the Mass in B Minor must have seemed to him to be a bequest to his successors and to the future. His primary interests now lay in the pursuit of "musical art and science," and the fulfilment of the scholar-composer’s obligation to formulate a summary of his work. The Mass encapsulates as does no other composition Bach’s choral artistry; it is the "summa" of all his sacred music. It offers a compositional spectrum whose breadth and depth reveal both academic and spiritual penetration. A complex system of thought at many levels went into the creating of this great Mass. It seems to exemplify in every detail Bach’s statement that "the final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the human spirit..”

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Since First I Saw Your Face Since first I saw your face I resolv'd to honour and reknown ye, If now I be disdained I wish my heart had never known ye. What! I that lov'd and you that lik'd Shall be begin to wrangle? No, no, no, my heart is fast And cannot disentangle. If I admire or praise you too much That fault you may forgive me. Or if my hands had stray'd a touch Then justly might you leave me. I ask'd you leave, you bade me love Is't now a time to chide me? No, no, no, I'll love you still What fortune e'er betide me. The sun, whose beams most glorious are Rejecteth no beholder; And your sweet beauty, past compare, Made my poor eyes the bolder.

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J.S. Bach B Minor Mass Qui sedes Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis. You who sit at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

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Michael Chance Milan, Florence, New York, Lisbon, Oviedo, Leipzig, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and with Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, and English National Opera. He has had roles written specially for him by Sir Harrison Birtwistle (Orpheus / The Second Mrs Kong) and Judith Weir (A Military Governor / A night at the Chinese Opera). He sings regularly with the viol consort Fretwork and has toured with them to Japan and the United States.

Michael Chance has established a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the male alto voice in all areas of the classical repertoire, and is in equal demand as an opera, concert . His vocal training with Rupert Bruce Lockhart followed an English degree at King's College, Cambridge where he was also a choral scholar. His first operatic appearance was in the Buxton Festival in Ronald Eyre's staging of Cavalli's Giasone which was followed by appearances in Lyon, Cologne, and three seasons with Kent opera. Subsequently, he has performed in the Sydney Opera House, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, La Scala

Michael Chance's list of recordings is numerous and widespread. He received a Grammy award for his participation in Handel's Semele for Deutsche Grammophon with John Nelson and Kathleen Battle. He has recorded frequently with John Eliot Gardiner, including the Bach Passions and Cantatas, B Minor Mass,. Other conductors he has recorded with include Trevor Pinnock, Franz Br端ggen, Ton Koopman and Nicholas McGegan.

J.S. Bach B Minor Mass Agnus Dei Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi

Lamb of God Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

His belief in extending the counter-tenor repertoire has prompted new work to be composed for him by Richard Rodney Bennett, Alexander Goehr, Tan Dun, Anthony Powers, John Tavener, and Elvis Costello - amongst others. Michael Chance was awarded the CBE in the 2009 New Years Honours List.

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Sarah Leonard Sarah Leonard is one of Britain's most respected and versatile sopranos. She has a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary music and has appeared throughout the world in major concert halls, opera houses and festivals. She has premiered many works by leading composers including Harrison Birtwistle, , Pascal Dusapin, , Jonathan Harvey and Helmut Lachenmann. Her 30-plus recordings include a recital series of English Song with Malcolm Martineau, . works by Varèse with Chailly and the Concertgebouw Orchest r a a n d Ligeti’s Aventures, Nouvelle Aventures with the . Schoenberg Ensemble. . For many years Sarah toured extensively with The Hilliard Ensemble, singing and recording the music of Arvo Pärt, and with The Michael Nyman Band. She was

featured on Peter Greenaway films The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and Prospero’s Books and sang on several Nyman CD’s. Sarah has also worked for many years with John Harle and is the voice in the title music of the long running TV series Silent Witness. In March 2014 she toured the UK with John and singer Marc Almond.. Sarah has given many song recitals throughout the UK, including several in the BMIC’s Cutting Edge series, many at the Poole Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, and at Benslow Music’s Summer Festival. In October 2012 she gave a contemporary American Song recital at The Clothworkers Centenary Hall, Leeds and in 2013 took part in The London Song Festival with Stephen Varcoe accompanied by Nigel Foster. In January 2013 Hull University awarded Sarah Leonard a Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa for her services to music.

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The Three Ravens There were three rauens sat on a tree, downe a downe, hay downe, hay downe, There were three rauens sat on a tree, with a downe, There were three rauens sat on a tree, They were as blacke as they might be. With a downe, derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe. The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take? Downe in yonder greene field, There lies a Knight slain under his shield, His hounds they lie downe at his feete, So well they can their Master keepe, His Hawkes they flie so eagerly, There's no fowle dare him come nie Downe there comes a fallow Doe, As great with yong as she might goe, She lift up his bloudy head, And kist his wounds that were so red, She got him up upon her backe, And carried him to earthen lake, She buried him before the prime, She was dead her self ere euen-song time. God send euery gentleman, Such haukes, such hounds, and such a Leman Anonymous Festival Chamber Orchestra June 6th 2014


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John Harle Sponsored by Matthew and Fiona Collins

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Michael Chance Sponsored by Kings School, Canterbury Sarah Leonard Sponsored by Robert Fowlds

John Parricelli Sponsored by Don Cameron

& thanks to Karen French, Gordon Hunt, Dr Le-Las, Lenley’s, Dr Jeremy Ovenden, Helen Wall and Chris Spillet

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Music at King’s has a distinguished history with a strong reputation for performances of outstanding quality and variety. Excellent facilities include three large teaching/ensemble rooms, a suite of fourteen practice rooms, an orchestral room, song school, listening room, and a professional recording studio and control room.

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www.kings-school.co.uk John Parricelli John Parricelli began playing guitar professionally in 1982, thereafter working in many genres within the UK music business. In the mid-80s, he was a founder member of Loose Tubes, appearing on Loose Tubes, Delightful Precipice and Open Letter. Through the 80s, 90s and on into the 00s, he has worked and often recorded with numerous artists in contemporary jazz, among them being Julian Argüelles, Festival Chamber Orchestra June 6th 2014

Iain Ballamy (Acme), Lee Konitz, Mark Lockheart, Paul Motian, Gerard Presencer, Andy Sheppard (Learning To Wave and Dancing Man & Woman), Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Kenny Wheeler (A Long Time Ago),

Annie Whitehead, and Tim Whitehead. His work with Sheppard in duo has met with the highest praise, and so too has the Ordesa Trio with Sulzmann and Wheeler. Parricelli also is in demand for work outside jazz, including appearing with Judy Tzuke, Shara Nelson and Mike Oldfield. He is also very active as a studio musician, appearing on soundtracks to many television programmes and numerous films.


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Stephen Barlow Stephen was a boy chorister at Canterbury Cathedral and then studied at King’s School‚ Canterbury. He won the Organ Scholarship to Trinity College‚ Cambridge‚ where he was Musical Director of the University Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir and founder of the University Bach Choir. There followed a period at Guildhall School of Music and Drama‚ where he studied under Vilem Tausky. He has conducted the premières of his own opera King in Canterbury Cathedral and of his Clarinet Concerto with Emma Johnson and the Ulster Orchestra; The Rake’s Progress with Nationale Reisopera; Faust and Nabucco in Australia; Bluebeard’s Castle with the Auckland Phiharmonia, Falstaff, Rusalka and Norma at Grange Park Opera; the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme Summer Concert at the Royal Opera House and Sweeney Todd with Bryn Terfel at the Royal Festival Hall. . In 1977 he began a long association with

G l y n d e b o u r n e conducting The Rake’s Progress for GTO. He cofounded Opera 80 where he was Music Director between 1988 and 1991. During this

period he was resident conductor at the English National Opera‚ conducted with Scottish Opera‚ Dublin Grand Opera‚ Opera Northern Ireland‚ Opera North and made his Royal Opera debut at Covent Garden with Turandot. He was Artistic Director of Opera Northern Ireland from 1996 to 1999. Productions include The Cunning Little Vixen at ENO‚ La Bohème at Grange Park‚ Idomeneo, The Barber of Seville‚ Fidelio and Madama

Butterfly in Belfast‚ Albert Herring‚ Falstaff‚ The Marriage of Figaro and Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Garsington and Madam Butterfly with Opera North. Stephen is also Artistic Director of the Buxton Festival. ‚ Stephen made his international debut in 1989 conducting The Rake’s Progress for Vancouver Opera. His US debut followed in 1990 when he conducted Capriccio with the San Francisco Opera and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and his Australian debut‚ in 1991 for Victoria State Opera. . In addition to his operatic work‚ he has conducted most of the major UK orchestras‚ and concert appearances further afield have taken him to Aarhus‚ Adelaide‚ Amsterdam‚ Belgrade‚ Bilbao‚ Brisbane‚ Cop en hagen‚ Detroit‚ Johannesburg‚ Lausanne‚ Lille and Perth. In 1997 he was appointed Music Director of the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra. Recordings include Joseph James’ Requiem with Sumi Jo a n d h i s o w n comp osition Rainbow Bear with his wife‚ Joanna Lumley‚ as narrator.

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Second movement of ‘Eroica’ The second movement in ‘Eroica’ (Adagio assai) is a funeral march and one of the most influential pieces of music Beethoven ever composed. Schubert alluded to it in two late works (his song “Auf dem Strom” and in the second movement of his Piano Trio in E-flat) to honor Beethoven’s death, just 20 months before his own. Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and others would also write marches, often funereal in character, within their symphonies that can in many ways be traced back to Beethoven.

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Second movement of ‘Eroica’ The C-minor opening presents the somber theme in the violins, over a drum-like bass, that is taken up by the oboe. The tone brightens at moments in the movement, notably in sections in major keys, but also becomes more austere with a fugal passage of extraordinary intensity. The opening theme returns at the end, deconstructed so that only fragments remain.

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Third movement of ‘Eroica’ An energetic scherzo (Allegro vivace) changes the tone (confusing some commentators - why the mirth after a funeral?), but not the intensity. Beethoven plays with metric ambiguities -is the movement in duple or triple time? - and also gives the French horns a chance to shine in the middle trio section.

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Finale of ‘Eroica’ Beethoven employs another formal innovation for the finale (Allegro molto), which he casts as an unusual set of variations. The theme takes some time to emerge, with initially only its harmonic skeleton given in the bass. For the theme proper Beethoven returned to a melody he had already used in three previous pieces: in one of his contredanses, in his ballet music for The Creatures of Prometheus, and as the theme for the Piano Variations in E-flat, Op. 35. Beethoven referred to these as the “Prometheus” Variations and the work is closely related to the last movement of the Symphony. Indeed, as Lewis Lockwood has observed, the finale was conceived of first and became the “springboard” for the entire work.

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Festival Chamber Orchestra Conductor - Stephen Barlow First Violins: Jeremy Ovenden Alison Wyatt Ivana Cetkovic Monica Koschielna Stelios Chatzilosifidis Nicky Goodwin Second Violins: Florianne Peycelon Amanda Wyatt Elina Hakanen Elizabeth Norton Cathy Fox Violas: Adrian Smith Jane Browne Toby Deller Julius Bannister Cellos: Julia Vohralik Heidi Parsons Joe Giddey Bass: Alastair Hume Jamie Kenny

Flutes: Rosemary Rathbone Stina Wilson

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Oboes: Ian Crowther Penny Smith

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Clarinets: Carol Basden Esther Sheridan

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Bassoons: Alex Callanan Katharine Willison

John Harle - Soprano Saxophone

Sarah Leonard- Soprano

Ian Crowther - Oboe and Oboe D’amore

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Eroica It seems natural that Beethoven was attracted to —dare we say identified with? —Prometheus, the rebellious Greek Titan who incurred the wrath of the gods of Mount Olympus by stealing their sacred fire. Prometheus resisted, took risks, and suffered in order to help humanity. That mythic hero’s music provides a fitting conclusion for this heroic symphony.

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Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 –1827 Symphony No 3 in E flat major ‘Eroica’, Op. 55 The monumental ‘Eroica’ Symphony represents a turning point not only in Beethoven’s career, but also in the history of music, a stature shared by few other compositions. The work raises fascinating biographical issues: the personal circumstances of its genesis at a crucial juncture in Beethoven’s life; its relationship to the political events of the day, specifically to Napoleon; and the ways in which audiences at the time first received what many found to be a “horribly long” and “most difficult” piece of music. During the summer of 1802 Beethoven’s doctor suggested that he move to the suburb of Heiligenstadt so as to escape the heat and hassles of Vienna. It was there, in the early fall, that Beethoven poured out his heart in an unsent letter to his brothers. This so-called Heiligenstadt Testament has exerted a tremendous influence on posterity’s view of Beethoven. The anguished words also had a powerful

effect on the understanding of his music, especially a work like the ‘Eroica,’ which seems to express in music the struggles that the composer, never a fluent writer, had tried to put in prose. The ‘Eroica’ helped launch the middle period of Beethoven’s career, which lasted for roughly a dozen

years. These were years of astounding—one could say heroic—productivity: Beethoven began the Symphony around the time he wrote the Heiligenstadt Testament, and Originally he planned to dedicate it to Napoleon and call it Bonaparte. Disillusioned when the French military

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leader crowned himself emperor in 1804, Beethoven so vigorously scratched out the title that his pen tore the manuscript paper. The early reviews show that most critics wanted to praise the composer and work, but were often confused by what he was trying to do. Within a couple of years, however, the tone began to change. It often takes time before musicians and the public feel comfortable with the demands of difficult new music. Musicians in particular seem to have gone out of their way to embrace this symphony. Regarding a Leipzig performance in 1807, we are informed that “the orchestra had voluntarily gathered for extra rehearsals without recompense, except for the honor and special enjoyment of the work itself.” A few years later a critic commented that the Symphony “was performed by the orchestra with unmistakable enjoyment and love.”

Heiligenstadt Testament O you men who think or say that I am hostile, peevish, or misanthropic, how greatly you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause that makes me seem so to you. From childhood on, my heart and soul were full of tender feeling of goodwill, and I was always inclined to accomplish great deeds. But just think, for six years now I have had an incurable condition, made worse by incompetent doctors, from year to year deceived with hopes of getting better, finally forced to face the prospect of a lasting infirmity (whose cure will perhaps take years or even be impossible).

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‘Eroica’ Symphony No. 3

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“n writing this symphony Beethoven had been thinking of Bonaparte, but Bonaparte while he was First Consul. At that time Beethoven had the highest esteem . Not only I, but many of Beethoven's closer friends, saw this symphony on his table, beautifully copied in manuscript, with the word "Bonaparte" inscribed at the very top of the title-page and "Ludwig van Beethoven" at the very bottom. ... I was the first to tell him the news that Bonaparte had declared himself Emperor, whereupon he broke into a rage and exclaimed, "So he is no more than a common mortal! Now, too, he will tread under foot all the rights of man, indulge only his ambition; now he will think himself superior to all men, become a tyrant!" Beethoven went to the table, seized the top of the title-page, tore it in half and threw it on the floor. The page had to be recopied and it was only now that the symphony received the title Sinfonia eroica.'

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Programme for the Passion & Celebration 'A Concert for Jake' Canterbury Cathedral Quire 6th June 2014

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Programme for the Passion & Celebration 'A Concert for Jake' Canterbury Cathedral Quire 6th June 2014

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