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Contents Introduction ••.••••••••.•.•••••••••••••••.•.••.•7 Friends of Music for Youth •••.••..•••••••••••..••• 9 Programme - Monday, 8 November ••••••.••..•..•15 Programme - Tuesday, 9 November ••••••••••.••• 23 Programme - Wednesday, 10 November ..•••••.•••31

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and supported by Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Department for Education and Employment Music Industries Association Trinity College London The Department of Education for Northern Ireland

Royal Albert Hall 8>9>10 November 1999 at7pm

Executive Director: LarryWestland CBE HonRCM Schools Prom Director: Pippa Cleeve Production Manager: Richard Butler Stage Manager: Adrian Evans Rostrum Manager: Alex Hearson Administrative Assistant: Ruth McNally Press Officer: Hazel Shaw

Music for Youth Directors: Dr Philip Brown, Chairman (PiB Publications Ltd) Richard Whitaker (CGU plc) Michael Doughty (Music Industries Association) Arthur Jarman (National Union of Teachers) John Ladbrook (Times Educational Supplement) Larry Westland CBE HonRCM, Executive Director

Programme design by Julia Colwill Photographs by Andy Howes Pianos and Clavinova kindly supplied by Yamaha-Kemble Music (UK) Ltd Percussion instruments kindly supplied by Premier Percussion and Impact Percussion Amplification kindly supplied by Peter Webber Hire Ltd

Music for Youth is a charity sponsored and directed by CGU, NATIONAL UNION OFTEACHERS, PJB PUBLICATIONS and THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT and supported by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Department for Education and Employment, Music Industries Association, Trinity College London and The Department of Education for Northern Ireland. 1999 Regional Festival Series was presented in association with The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Support is also received from the Friends of Music for Youth (see page 9)


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Introduction

Music for Youth has a distinguished record of focusing public attention on the vital issue of music education in this country. The Schools Proms are at the heart of this - congratulations on twenty-five years of wonderful music making. Sir Simon Rattle CBE

e are here tonight to celebrate twenty-five years of Schools

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Proms. Since 1975 we have been privileged to bring to this wonderful concert hall the fruits of music education in the United Kingdom. From inner-city steel bands to the finest youth orchestras the roll of honour has covered every corner of the country and every form of music. When we originally planned these concerts we little thought that they were to become the world-acclaimed focus for Britain's young music makers that they are today. There are far too many people to thank here but I would like to mention the invaluable contributions made at the outset by the Music Industries Association, Geoffry Russell-Smith (whose popular work "The Wedding Ring" we shall hear on Wednesday evening), Antony Hopkins, Derek Jewell, the Times Educational Supplement and Commercial Union (now CGU). Without them, our funders and the music teachers who foster and develop the potential of our young musicians, these wonderful concerts would not have been possible.

planned would soon become three, involving hundreds of performers. Looking back over the twenty-five years of the Schools Proms' existence, one can only be amazed at the standards of performance and the sheer variety of music making they exemplify. No other country in the world has been able to produce such an extraordinary showcase to demonstrate the achievements of young musicians. Admittedly there have been times when school music has been perilously under threat; but surely the powers that be now realise that we have built something that is a true marvel of the age. Long may these wonderful concerts and Music for Youth continue, for they have truly enriched the lives of the multitude of young people who have taken part in them. ANTONY HOPKINS CBE

LARRY WESTLAND CBE HONRCM FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MUSIC FOR YOUTH

If I won the Lottery, Music for Youth is the one thing I'd give money to. All those kids get so much out of it. jimmy Cunning ham, Royal Festival Hall Stage Crew

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must have been twelve when I sat well back among the second violins of my school orchestra at the Central Hall, Westminster. I remember it as a very exciting day and we were indeed proud when we came fourth out of some twenty entries. What did we play? An arranged (and simplified) version of a

Congratulations to Music for Youth on twenty-five years of Schools Proms! Wishing you many more. Good Luck Phil Collins

Handel minuet. Well, I suppose that was good enough in its day, but I never dreamed that there would come a time when I would hear school orchestras play such challenging music to a near professional standard. We little imagined that such standards could ever be attained when we met to plan the first Schools Prom a quarter of a century ago. Our first concern was whether we would ever find enough worthwhile performers to make up a whole evening; next, would we be able to gather

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usic for Youth's Schools Prom concerts have touched the lives of many young people over the last twenty-five years. Those who have taken part, and who are now engaged in many diverse activities across the whole of the United Kingdom, will always remember with warmth the opportunities afforded by this popular and well-loved event. I hope that many more young people will be able to enjoy the excitement and spectacle that the Schools Proms offer, and I send Music for Youth my congratulations for this

an audience to fill the Royal Albert Hall, the chosen venue? We certainly did not know that the Schools Proms were destined to

success, and my best wishes for its future activities.

become one of the musical highlights of the year, nor that the one concert originally

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THE FRIENDS OF MUSIC FOR YOUTH: Our thanks to the Performing Right Society for funding and organising the Music for Youth Fanfare Competition which was won by Christopher Slaski whose piece will be performed on Wednesday 10 November.

• Anglian Water • Charles RusseU . KPMG • National Association of Head Teachers • Ocean Group (P H Holt Trust) • British Federation of Festivals, Federation of Music Services • European Piano Teachers' Association • European String Teachers' Association • Music Education Council . Music Masters' and Mistresses' Association • Performing Right Society

MUSIC FOR YOUTH DONORS: • A D Power Will Trust • Dixons plc • D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust • Steven and Joan Fogel Charitable Trust· The Freemasons' Grand Charity • The Guardian Royal Exchange Charitable Trust • J&H Marsh (Charities Fund) Ltd • The Idlewild Trust • The Inverforth Charitable Trust • Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales • The Mackintosh Foundation • The Mitford-Slade Charitable Trust • The Oliver Stanley Charitable Trust . The Radcliffe Trust • The Rayne Foundation • TGWU • The Underw90d Trust • United Assurance plc • USDAW . Weetabix Ltd Music for Youth would like to thank the A D Power Will Trust for enabling the following schools to attend this year's Schools Prom: Archbishop Ilsley School, Birmingham; Swanshurst School, Birmingham; John Milton School, London; Christ Church Primary School, London.


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Schools Proms Personalities

RICHARD 5TI LGOE,

Presenter, lives in Surrey (where he was born) and has five children. He writes musicals, runs The Orpheus Trust, builds houses, plays cricket and sails his boat. He was brought up in Liverpool, and progressed from St Agnes' Church Choir through the Cavern Club to the Cambridge Footlights. Several spells singing his songs in London nightclubs led to appearances on the Today programme in the '60S and thence to BBC1'S Nationwide and That's Life, as well as several series of his own. Andrew L1oyd-Webber then invited him to write lyrics.

BOB HOLN ESS,

Presenter, is best known to millions of television viewers as the host of Blockbusters, Britain's first daily quiz

He continues to make radio programmes and his New York Gold Award, three Monte Carlo Prizes and Prix Italia are unmatched in broadcasting. He has performed for Her Majesty the Queen and the Rothschild family, played cricket on Goodwin Sands, conducted children's choirs at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall and passed his lOoth appearance on Countdown. This year he and Peter Skellern are touring throughout the UK and Ireland, and the Orpheus Centre, his new arts centre for disabled people, is fully operational. Schools continue to perform his musical Brilliant the Dinosaur.

show and the winner of many prestigious awards. A great many Londoners also remember Bob as Doug Cameron's early morning sparring partner on LBC Radio's AM Show. During his ten years with the programme, Bob conducted more than 10,000 live interviews, later moving on to his series of hour-long In Conversation celebrity interviews for LBC. Bob's radio career went on to include shows such as Housewives' Choice, Top Of The Form and Late Night Extra. Over the years Bob has CLOCKWISE FROM TOP:

appeared on various TV shows

BOB HOLNESS,

including Give Us a Clue,

DIANE LOUISE JORDAN,

Celebrity Catchphrase and the

ANTONY HOPKINS,

youth-music programme The Word.

LARRY WESTLAND AND RICHARD STILGOE

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Ho N RCM Larry Westland CBE HonRCM has played a central role in music education in this country for thirty years and is the driving

For thirty-five years Bob has

force behind Music for Youth, which he founded

been frequently heard on Radio Two with his own music shows, including the series, Bob Holness Requests the Pleasure

Cats, Starlight Express and Phantom of the Opera, all of which contain his lyrics, keep playing all over the world. Cats and Starlight Express are now the longest and second-longest running shows in British theatre history.

DIANE LOUISE JORDAN,

in 1971 with the Music Industries Association.

Presenter, has pushed and tested boundaries

Music for Youth works in close co-operation with all the major teaching organisations to provide a

and Bob Holness and Friends. He is also one of

throughout her substantial presenting career. In

the best known voices on BBC World Service. His

1989 she became the first black presenter on Blue

countrywide network of non-competitive festivals

enormously popular Anything Goes ended this

Peter and in 1997 recognition of her humanitarian

and concerts, which involve between 40,000 to

year after a staggering twenty-three-year run. He

approach and ability to communicate with people

50,000 young musicians each year.

currently chairs the ever-popular television word-

from every walk of life resulted in Gordon Brown

game Call My Bluffdaily on BBC1.

requesting her to sit on The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Committee, arguably one of the most important committees in terms of public interest this decade.

ANTONV HOPKI NS CBE,

She is one of the few celebrities who has

Guest Conductor, thinks he deserves a place in

consistently maintained a presence in both the

the Guinness Book of Records for having

children's (BBC s Bright Sparks, LWT'sAnimal

conducted Land of Hope and Glory in the Royal

Times and BBC Radio 3'S Time to Move), and

Albert Hall more times than anybody else; he has

adults' (Songs of Praise and Out and About) sector.

done it at every single Schools Prom which means 99 times (counting encores as half!). Even a stroke in 1996 failed to halt the sequence and although still a little wobbly on his feet he is proud to be with you all yet again this year. Many of you will be too young to remembe'r his broadcast series Talking about Music but it continued over a period of thirty-six years and has been sold to forty-four countries by the BBC.

A considerable proportion of Diane's working year is devoted to being Vice-President of NCH Action for Children, and a Patron of: Oasis, Great Ormond Street Hospital Jeans for Genes Appeal, Anne Frank Day and Brambles, a bereavement trust. Diane is also a director of a production company. She is currently writing and recording a series of

Composer, conductor, author and broadcaster he

issue-based story tapes for the family market, the

may be, but he still regards the Schools Prom as the highlight of his year.

first of which was released last September.

Through the National Festival of Music for Youth and the Schools Proms, which, with the Times Educational Supplement, he founded in 1975, he has fostered and encouraged the work of countless thousands of young musicians, singers and dancers from all parts of the United Kingdom. He was accorded the honour of CBE in the 1989 Honours List for his services to music and education and has been responsible for the introduction of many national festivals and concerts for young performers including dance, song, music theatre and marching bands. This year, with Richard Stilgoe, he launched a new series of concerts for children - 'Stilgoe Saturday Concerts' at the Royal Festival Hall. Also this year he introduced a new national event for young singers, the National School Choirs Festival and next year sees the beginning of Dancebeat 2000, a new event for young dancers. He is an executive committee member of the Music Education Council, Hon. Vice President of the National Youth Music Theatre, Governor of the National Children's Orchestra, President of Marching Bands UK and Life Vice President of Dunsfold Cricket Club!


GREATER GWENT YOUTH BRASS BAND

DULWICH COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCH ESTRA, LON DON

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Conductor: Age range of performers:

Adrian Morton 12-21 years

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JAZZ VEHICLE, LINCOLNSHIRE

Gillian Dibden Clare Young

years (singers) 14-18 years (instrumentalists) THE RAGGED CHILD

DAVID NEILD

LANDAU FORTE YOUTH THEATRE,DERBY Musical Director: Age range of performers:

Tony Coffey 13-18 years

NIGHTTRAIN

TONYCOFFEY

ICKNIELD CHOIR & SIGNING CHOIR, LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE Musical Director: PeterAuker Conductor: BevSmith Signing Director: Suzanne Chapman Age range of performers: 11-16 years BENNY ANDERSON & BJORN ULVAEUS TRAD, ARR PETER AUKER

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AFRICAN VIBES, CRANFORD COMMUNITY SCHOOL, LONDON Musical Director: Martin Pyne Leader: Prageeth Pitigala Age range of performers: 14-17 years

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

THE KINGSTON CONNECTION

AMAZING GRACE

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH CONCERT BAND

GREATER GWENT YOUTH BRASS BAND Musical Director: Age range of performers: GAUDETE I WILL FOLLOW HIM

Land ofHope and Glory, Mother of the free, How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee? Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set; God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet, God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.

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Lesley Larkum 11-18 years

PINE TREES OF THE APPIANWAY

Adrian Morton 12-21 years

TRAD 14TH CENTURY, ARR STEPHEN ROBERTS I PLANTE, F POURCEL, P MAURIAT, N GIMBEL, ARR GOFF RICHARDS RESPIGHI, ARR H SNELL

BALLARD HANDBELLS, NEW MILTON, HAMPSHIRE Musical Director: Age range of performers:

o CLAP YOUR HANDS TRUMPET VOLUNTARY LULLABY OF BROADWAY

Elizabeth Nayler 11-13 years ELIZABETH NAYLER CLARKE, ARR THOMPSON WARREN & DUBIN, ARR EDWARDS-HILL

Conductor: Age range of performers:

MARTIN PYNE

Adele Sellers 14-20 years

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HIGHGATE SCHOOL JAZZ QUARTET, LON DON Musical Director: Christian Vaughan Age range of performers: 17-18 years ORNITHOLOGY THE WORLD'S SECOND FASTEST OXEN

CHAR LIE PARKER, ARR THE QUARTET GEORGE FOG EL, ARR THE QUARTET

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Musical Director: Age range of performers:

Nicholas Wilks 11- 18 years

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PROGRAMME NOTES BERKSHIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS TRUST MASSED PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR Musical Director: Stage Director: Age range of performers:

Gil/ian Dibden Clare Young

8-11 years (singers) 14-18 years

(instrumentalists)

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he Berkshire Young Musicians Trust delivers instrumental and vocal lessons to schools across Berkshire and is supported by all the new Unitary Authorities. Gillian Dibden, Head of Voice and Choral Music for the Trust, invited primary schools to come together for tonight's performance. The response was overwhelming and the group numbers 550 young singers who have enjoyed themselves tremendously putting together this excerpt from The Ragged Child. Accompanied by an ensemble of senior instrumental students from the Trust, they met last weekend to bring everything together. Their stage director, Clare Young, lives in Italy but her affection for this piece and the challenge of giving 550 children the opportunity to perform in the Royal Albert Hall was eno~gh to bring her back. The Ragged Child was first performed by Tiffin School, Kingston-upon-Thames in March 1986 and then subsequently by the National Youth Music Theatre at various festivals including the Edinburgh International Festival in August 1986. Clare Young and Gillian Dibden directed a very successful performance of the work with the Berkshire Junior Opera Group a few years ago at the Wilde Theatre. The plot of The Ragged Child deals with the poverty of children in London in the nineteenth-century and Lord Shaftesbury's efforts in Parliament to bring relief. Tonight's extract begins with the whole of London celebrating the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park in 1851.

lAN DAU FORTE YOUTH THEATRE, DERBY Musical Director: Age range of performers: NIGHTTRAIN

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TanyCaffey 13-18 years TONYCOFFEY

andau Forte College is a City Technology College for eleven to eighteen-year-olds in the centre of Derby.

The staff of the college believe that the arts play a vital role in the education of young people and this is reflected both in the curriculum and the extra-curricular activities available to students. The youth theatre group devises original music drama which tackles issues that are important to young people. The group was formed in 1995 and has since been awarded three Outstanding Performance Awards at the National Festival of Music for Youth. Night Train was commissioned by The Prince's Trust to celebrate the opening of a youth centre in lronville. The youth centre is actually a railway carriage artistically decorated with graffiti. The full show lasts for over an hour and tells the story ofTrevor, a young man with some problems. In this excerpt the crew of the night train help Trevor find himself by introducing him to music. They give him a special gift and through music, Trevor's life changes for ever.

the group for the universal appeal of music, which can / have lost count of reach out even the number of ),oung to those who professional musldans, music cannot hear. teachers and Just plain lovers of music who over the years have The second pOinted to the influence piece they of the Schools Proms in the will perfonT, development of their love for and appreciation of music. is Amazing Raymond Gubbay Grace featuring soloist Vicky Jones. Both songs require the entire group to sign certain verses.

GREATER GWENT YOUTH BRASS BAND Musical Director: Age range of performers: GAUDETE I WILL FOLLOW HIM

ICKNIElD CHOIR & SIGNING CHOIR, lUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE Musical Director: Peter Auker Conductor: Bev Smith Signing Director: Suzanne Chapman Age range of performers: 11-16 years Soloist: Vicky lanes THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC AMAZING GRACE

BENNY ANDERSON & BjORN ULVAEUS TRAD, ARR PETER AUKER

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Cknield High School, a mixed comprehensive school for eleven to sixteen-year-olds, has a very strong musical tradition. There are many groups which play in school and the local community, including a wind band, an orchestra, two choirs and a kabuki ensemble. The signing choir was formed about five years ago in order to help integrate pupils from Icknield's HearingImpaired Unit into the musical life of the school. Membership of both the choir and signing choir involves no audition and is open to anyone who is interested and currently there are about fifty members.

The visual element of the signing choir is an important factor in choosing music for any performance. Repertoire must feature music which can be enhanced by the inclusion of signing for the deaf. Tonight, the Choir will begin their programme with a cheerful rendition of the ABBA song Thank You for the Music. The message sums up the feelings of

PINE TREES OF THE APPIANWAY

Adrian Martan 12-21 years

TRAD 14TH CENTURY, ARR STEPHEN ROBERTS j PlANTE, F POURCEl, P MAURIAT, N GIMBEl, ARR GOFF RICHARDS RESPIGHI, ARR H SNElL

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he Greater Gwent Youth Brass Band was formed as the Monmouthshire Youth Brass Band in the late 1950S and is now run by the Greater Gwent Music Support Service with the support of the Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent councils. In 1991 the band won the gold award at the Gower Music Festival in Valkenburg, Holland, and in 1992 received an Outstanding Performance Award at the National Festival of Music for Youth, an achievement that was repeated this year under their current conductor Adrian Morton. The band won the National Youth Brass Band title in 1994 and in 1999, and also won the European Youth Brass Band Championships in 1998. 1992 saw the band's last performance at the Schools Prom and the performers are delighted to be playing at the Albert Hall again this year. Stephen Roberts' arrangement of Gaudete opens this programme with vitality in his version of the fourteenth-century traditional song. I Will Follow Him is an arrangement from the film score of Sister Act and features the trombone section of the band. To conclude the programme the band will play the rousing finale from Respighi's Pines of Rome.


PROGRAMME NOTES BALLARD HANDBELLS, NEW MILTON, HAMPSHIRE Musical Director: Age range of performers:

o CLAP YOUR HANDS TRUMPET VOLUNTARY LULLABY OF BROADWAY

Elizabeth Nayler 11-13 years ELIZABETH NAYLER CLARKE, ARR THOMPSON WARREN & DUBIN, ARR EDWARDS-HILL

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n the past, various adjudicators have likened hand-bell playing to patting your head whilst rubbing your stomach and with a difficulty level exceeded only by madrigals sung underwater! Players need an awareness of the music as a whole, not simply a knowledge of their own notes. This group has certainly forged great team spirit in the year they have been together and performing at the Royal Albert Hall is the high point for them all. The words of Psalm 47 have been especially set for this particular group and singing whilst playing certainly presents a challenge for them. Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary was originally composed for trumpet and organ and so this arrangement for handbells provides a stunning contrast. Lullaby of Broadway is originally taken from the film 42nd Street and the later stageshow of the same name. The song was also later used in the films Lullaby of Broadway and Gold Diggers of 1937.

DULWICH COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCH ESTRA, LON DO~-.,; N_ Conductor: Age range of performers: SERENADE FOR STRINGS,

Lesley Larkum 11-18 years TCHAIKOVSKY

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his is the first year that the Dulwich College Chamber Orchestra has participated in the Music for Youth Festival series and it is an honour to have been awarded an Outstanding Performance Award at the Royal Festival Hall. This Chamber Orchestra is one of many musical ensembles at Dulwich College and comprises some of the most talented string players at the school rehearsing every week for an hour and a half. In addition, most of the boys play in various chamber music groups, orchestras and ensembles at the school. Many of the boys are music scholars and exhibitioners and several are also members of the National Youth Orchestra. Tchaikovsky wrote his Serenade for Strings

in March 1880, at the age of forty while he was living in St Petersburg. It came only a few years after his marriage and subsequent emotional and psychological crisis. This caused him to move in and out of depression as well as suffering from a string of debilitating illnesses. The music reflects his inner turmoil at the time and has a compelling quality traversing the depths of emotions from profound anguish to ecstatic joy. Written in Tchaikovsky's equivalent of an eighteenth-century divertimento, the work is in four movements of which the orchestra are playing the third, Elegie.

female vocal soloists - Rebecca Fewster, Deborah Moon, Aimee MUkherjee and Christine Powell. Finally Green Onions gives jazz Vehicle the chance to 'open up' the middle section for various improvised solos.

AFRICAN VI BES, CRAN FORD COMMUNITY SCHOOL, LONDON Martin Pyne Musical Director: Prageeth Pitigala Leader: Age range of performers: 14-17 years THE KINGSTON CONNECTION

JAZZ VEHICLE, LINCOLNSHIRE Musical Director: Age range of performers:

John Crouch 11-18 years

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MATTWALLACE. ARR GORDON GOODWIN CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO MACK GORDON & HARRY WARREN. ARR MIKE CARUBIA GREEN ONIONS BOOKER T IONES, STEVE CROPPER, LEWIS STEINBERG & AL JACKSON JR. ARR ROY PHILLlPE

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azz Vehicle was established in 1987 by John Crouch and is now based at North esteven School where rehearsal space is provided in the school's specialist music block. The band has enjoyed wonderful involvement and recent success with Music for Youth, performing six times at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the National Youth Jazz Festival. In 1997 the band was awarded an Outstanding Performance Award and a Guildhall Summer School Scholarship, and later that year received an invitation to appear at the Schools Prom. 1998 was dedicated to recording the band's first CD The L.I.P.A. Session. Earlier this year the band was awarded a Highly Commended Performance Award and is thrilled to have been invited to perform at the Schools Prom. lames Irving and Deborah Moon both received scholarships to the Guildhall Summer School at this year's National Festival of Music for Youth. Vivacious drumming by lames Irving will be featured in the fabulous, hard-hitting rock number Omaha which begins jazz Vehicle's performance. Soloists Rebecca Fewster and Laura Hardman will dominate the middle section with their flute solos. A favourite from the jazz repertoire is Chattanooga Choo Choo which jazz Vehicle have chosen to perform following the terrific response to their performance of this number in the foyer of the Royal Festival Hall in JUly. The piece shows off the voices of four of the band's

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frican Vibes is a group of twelve .1"'1.musicians formed in September 1998. It recently featured in Cranford's European Music Tour, which involved forty students from the school leading workshops in world music with partner schools in Hungary, Italy, Germany and Austria in March 1999. The group has performed many times both in the local community and further afield and its work involves workshops as well as concert performances. They have recently performed at the Paul Robeson Theatre and as invited guests at the Wind rush Achievement Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in london. World music is a particular feature of musical life both in the classroom and out of school. Extra-curricular ensembles include Indonesian gamelan,lndian Classical music and dance, Bhangra, Caribbean music and African dance and drumming. The Kingston Connection fuses West African rhythms with an underlying reggae feel. The music was created using a workshop approach in rehearsal, experimenting with various ideas and building the final piece gradually.

ltis surprising how often you can sit through a concert where the orchestra plays beautiful music absolutely beautifully and the audience listens dutifully and everyone goes home thinking" Well. that wasn't too embarrassing." That seems to be a great waste of what music can do. Music, when used properly. thrills and galvanises and excites and makes people go "Wow!" I have never yet been to a Schools Prom that didn't have gallons af "Wow!" Long may that continue. Richard Stilgoe OBE


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PROGRAMME NOTES NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH CONCERT BAND Conductor: Age range of performers:

Adele Sellers 14-20 years

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he Northamptonshire County Youth Concert Band is organised and supported by Northamptonshire Music Service. It combines musical education with performance of the highest standard and is firmly established as one of the country's finest youth concert bands. At full strength the band numbers seventy musicians with performers accepted on merit alone through an established procedure. Successes over the years include mUltiple top awards at both Boosey and Hawkes Wind Band Festival and the National Festival of Music for Youth. The band has also appeared several times at the Schools Prom in the past.

Nigel Hess composed this suite of three movements in 1985. Each movement depicts a location on the American East Coast: Shelter Island, The Cats kills and New York. Tonight the band will perform the first and third movements.

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he Highgate School Jazz Quartet was formed at Highgate School as a trio eighteen months ago and expanded to a quartet in January of this year. Following numerous successful appearances at concerts in the school they now give performances further afield and have recently appeared at Jacksons Lane Arts Centre in Highgate where they were received with great acclaim. The members of the group are George Fogel (piano), David O'Brien (double bass), Alex Norman (drums) and Andrew Woolf (clarinet and saxophones). At the recent National Festival of Music for Youth they received awards for Outstanding Performance,

New Composition and Improvisation. Ornithology is a melody derived from classic bebop lines and based on the chord sequence of the jazz standard How High the Moon . The appropriately-named Charlie 'Bird' Parker composition has itself become a standard. The World's Second Fastest Oxen is part of a suite of ox-related pieces by the group's pianist, George Fogel, in which those oxen which were only second best take us through numerous moods, grooves and rhythmic motifs, with the result that many are superimposed and few last longer than this sentence! Both works are arranged by members of the group.

march was played at a London Promenade concert conducted by Henry Wood. The march was indeed a knock-out, the audience calling for three encores.

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ampshire County Youth Orchestra draws its 120 members from all over Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton. Last year the orchestra toured South Africa, the first British youth orchestra to visit since the end of apartheid, giving concerts in the townships and local schools as well as performing Mahler's Resurrection Symphony in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Next year Classic FM will record the orchestra's performance of Mahler's Symphony No 3 as part of the Sainsbury's Youth Orchestra Series. A tour of Chile is planned for 2001.

Shostakovich's Festival Overture is thought to have been written for the thirtieth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, but was suppressed until Stalin's death and first performed at the 1954 celebrations marking the thirty-seventh anniversary of the October Revolution. Its mood of celebration and popularity with youth orchestras make it a fitting finale to the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Music for Youth Schools Prom . Pomp and Circumstance was composed in 1901. Referring to the tune in the trio section, Elgar said to one of his Enigma friends, Dorabella, "I've got a tune that will knock 'em flat." In that same year, the

Aweinspiring it may be, but playing at the Schools Prom is like playing nowhere else! Every good wish to everyone involved, especially to Music far Youth, and let's hope that we can all continue to enjoy this unique musical event far many years to come. Good Luck! Evelyn Glennie OBE


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PROGRAMME NOTES NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH BIG BAND Musical Director: Richard Baker Age range of performers: 14-19 years Soloists: Ben Orouet (alto saxophone), Toby Nevitt (trombone) NATIONAL ANTHEM DO NOTHING 'TIL YOU HEAR FROM ME ELLlS ISLAND

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he band has just finished an amazing year. It was presented with an Outstanding Performance Award at the National Festival of Music for Youth for the third year running and also received an Improvisation Award and a Rhythm Section Award. Earlier they took the gold award in the National Concert Band Festival for the third consecutive year. Added to this they have given very successful concerts at the Picturedrome, Northampton and the Midlands premier live-music venue, the Fiddle & Bone in Birmingham.

and appeared on Calendar TV and has performed in the National Festival of Music for Youth for eight consecutive years, with two Highly Commended and one Outstanding Performance Award. Vibration is a devised piece, largely improvised, choreographed and composed by the children. The project is based on the science of how sound travels. Much of the music was improvised in class lessons during topics on Year Three Metals and Magnetism, Year Four On the Move, Year Five Hot and Cold, Year Six Solids, Gases and Liquids. The children had great fun making up the story, and their message is clear: 'DON'T LET THEM STOP THE MUSIC!'

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Do Nothing 'til You Hear from Me is a wellknown swing standard. This year is the 100th anniversary of Ellington's birth and the band is pleased to play this tribute to him. Ellis Island by New York-based saxophonist and arranger Bob Mintzer is a 6/8 melody inspired by the island of the same name, representative of the melting pot of modern culture that is New York.

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addock School in Wandsworth has around 100 pupils aged between four and nineteen who have severe, or profound and multiple learning difficulties. The school has a thriving music department with choirs, ensembles and instrumental lessons. The senior ensemble is a percussion group with six students and is the most experienced group in the school. The ensemble has performed its own compositions for the past three years in the Wandsworth Music Festival, at concerts in the borough and at school. Last week the ensemble completed a tour of North Yorkshire, linking up with Risedale Community College, a mainstream secondary school, and Aycliff and Branspeth Brass Band.

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The ensemble received a New Composition Award at the National Festival of Music for Youth earlier this year for its composition Black and Yellow. The work, with its two contrasting movements, evokes the moods the colours portray to the performers. The students use instruments, combinations of sounds and rhythmic motifs to evoke the feelings these colours represent to them. Black is therefore dull, dark and mysterious and Yellow is bright, sharp and cheerful.

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he children performing in the Vibration project are drawn from the junior classes of Longley Primary School. The inner-city school encourages composing and devising through class music, workshops, percussion and singing clubs. The school has performed in street festivals

The uniforms worn today were bought using money donated to the school by the Putney Arts Society.

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antate Youth Choir was founded in 1994 as a mixed-voice youth choir and operates an open-door policy, so no audition is required. It now has a membership of 130 boys and girls aged ten to twenty-one who represent over fifty schools, colleges and universities, mostly in Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The choir has performed in many major London venues and, during regular tours abroad, has sung in St Mark' s, Venice and the Basilica di San Francesco, Assisi. Cantate has recorded at Abbey Road Studios, appeared in BBC Radio 4'S Christmas Pantomime and contributed to the soundtracks of the Hollywood movies Prince of Egypt and Anastasia. The lively arrangement of Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit was arranged by Ken Burton for his celebrated London Adventist Chorale. The TES Millennium Anthem There's Only One of You was composed by Debbie . Wiseman with lyrics by Don Black and draws on themes from her composition Conversation for Orchestra which was commissioned by BT for National Orchestra Week. This contrasts in mood with lames Erb's classic version of the American folksong Shenandoah, which is reflective, linear and has an incredibly poignant ending. Steve Zegree is one of the most effective arrangers of vocal jazz in the USA today. His re-working of Berlin's Blue Skies shows great inventiveness and creativity; and yet, like Best lames Erb, his of luck for version is the next twenty-five basically years and keep up the simple and good and essential work. true to the Sir Peter Maxwell-Oavies originalCBE the prerequisites of all good arrangements.


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he Coombs Quartet was formed in 1996 to attend chamber music weekends given by the Derbyshire String Quartet and to participate in the National Festival of Music for Youth. In 1997 they were awarded a Highly Commended Performance Award and in 1998 and 1999 Outstanding Performance Awards and were invited to 'busk' at the Schools Prom last year. The quartet members are Rosie langley and Jemima Cockburn (violins), Katrina Brown (viola) and Benjamin Gregor-Smith ('cello). The Presto from David Stone's Second Miniature String Quartet is a lively dance in the style of a tarantella, the theme of which starts with the viola and 'cello, before being passed to the violins. It is very rhythmical with a syncopated figure which is great fun to play! In Ragtime the players are asked to stamp with the heel of the foot keeping the toes on the ground - quite difficult to do loudly enough!

millennium, Beethoven's first essay in symphonic form, which received its premiere in 1800, stands on the threshold of a new century. The young Beethoven handles the orchestra, from the opening, with a characteristic sense of purpose. In itself, the music remains a bright and confident testament to a young composer sure of his genius. Kodaly's folk-inspired Hary fanos Suite has long been established as an orchestral show-piece. The Intermezzo draws together many of those elements which themselves communicate a particularly Hungarian flavour: quirky dance-like rhythms, modal themes and Kodaly's improvisatory employment of cimbalon. Beautiful solo passages provide the texture with light and shade.

SMITHILLS SCHOOL SENIOR BRASS BAND, BOLTON Musical Director: Christopher Wormald Age range of performers: 11-18 years Soloist: Lynsey Hayes (cornet) BOLERO ALL THE WAY

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usic-making has been a vital element in the life and practice of St Malachy's College, Belfast for the past forty years. Drawing together boys from the widest spectrum of backgrounds, the orchestra, originally an ad hoc collection of six enthusiasts, today boasts some seventy committed college instrumentalists, who give willingly of their own time to rehearse challenging programmes. In recent years, the orchestra has gone beyond its North Belfast home to make appearances in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and Belfast's Ulster Hall and the internationally acclaimed Waterfront Hall. A fitting work as we look forward to a new

in 1995, 1998 and 1999 with Highly Commended Performance Awards in 1996 and 1997. Currently BBC Radio 2 School Band of the Year, Smithills has performed at the Royal Festival Hall on several occasions and has previously been invited to perform at the Schools Prom in 1995 and 1997. The band has toured Norway, Holland, Scotland, France and Japan and was awarded first prize at the 1997 World Music Contest in Kerkrade, Holland. While Fanfare for the Common Man, heard atthe beginning of tonight's programme, is frequently heard in films and at major award ceremonies such as the Olympic Games, Bolero continues this sporting connection, recalling the most successful Torvill & Dean ice routine. Principal Cornet lynsey Hayes performs the beautiful solo All the Way transcribed from the Sinatra/Riddle collaboration while the first performance of Saecula Nova, composed by the conductor, brings the band's programme to a close.

GOLDINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL 'A' TEAM STEEL BAND, NORTHAMPTON Musical Director: Maggie Holloway Age range of performers: 11-13 years LA KUMBACHERO } GUANTANAMERA LA BAMBA

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he 'A' Team consists of nine eleven to thirteen-year-olds (eight pan players and one kit player) who have been playing together for two years. Introduced to the school four years ago playing the pans is open to anyone and is a very different way of learning to make music from the traditional way we usually learn in this country. There is no written music, and the children on the soprano pans pick out the melody. The guitars and 'cello enhance and develop the tune as well as combining with the bass pans to provide harmonic background. The original arrangement is provided by the Musical Director. Having memorised the melody the children listen to each other and discuss how the separate pans can develop and enhance the theme thus learning the skills of harmony and improvisation using ostinato, etc. The programme tonight is based on traditional tunes from South America which would have been handed down orally, and demonstrates the contrasts in tone and texture which can be achieved on instruments which are usually associated with volume and rhythm.

I congratulate Music for Youth for its work over the past twenty-five years in bringing musical opportunities to thousands of children through the Schools Prom and wish it every success for its future work. Este//e Morris MP, Minister of State OfEE


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PROGRAMME NOTES INSTINCT, NEW MILLS SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM CENTRE, I remember well the excitement ofparticipating myself in these remarkable events one of the highlights of my musical training_ I wish those taking part in this year's concerts the very best of luck. Ffion jenkins, Director of Operations, Arts & Business

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urrey County Youth Music and Performing Arts provides lessons and other musical activities for over 8,000 students around Surrey. The County Youth Orchestra, formed in 1967, is no stranger to the National Festival of Music for Youth and has played in the Schools Prom several times over the years. Together with Surrey County Youth Choir and other school choirs from Surrey they give major concerts in the Royal Albert Hall every other year. The last concert, in November 1998, featured 1,500 students, and the choir in tonight's performance includes many players and singers who.performed Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony with soloists Amanda Buckland and Alan Opie. Carl Orffwas born in Munich on 10 July 1895. Until the composition of Carmina Burana, when he was over forty, he was primarily known as a music teacher. The premiere of the work was given by the Frankfurt Opera on 8 June 1937. It was a big hit and has continued to be extremely popular ever since. The title Carmina Burana literally means Songs ofBeuren which are poems from an early thirteenth-century German manuscript which was found in 1803 in a Bavarian Benedictine abbey.

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nstinct, from New Mills School, was formed in August 1997. The group is extremely popular in the High Peak having been in the 'Search for a Star' Competition in March 1999 and finalists in the Derbyshire Young Band of the Year in April. Jonathan Brumhead is the composer, arranger and keyboard player, while loran Dubaic and Andrew Dent are the vocalists who complete this lively, enthusiastic and confident trio.

Malcolm Arnold wrote his second set of English Dances in 1951. The first dance is an orchestral tour de force with especially interesting parts for side-drum and piccolo. The second movement is a jig and is followed by a tender movement with the mood of a sad folk-song. The last movement is a fitting finale, overflowing with excitement. The Pomp and Circumstance Marches form a series of five military marches for orchestra, four of which date from between 1901 and 1907 and the last from 1930. The celebrated patriotic words of A C Benson were added to the first march in D Major for a gala performance to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII.

In Each Other's Arms began life as an instrumental piece after hours of experimentation. The lyrics were added later and Jonathan insists that the words reflect hypothetical situations or friends' experiences! I Can't Wait (A Moment Longer) was similarly composed and has an excellent structure (thanks to 'A' Level harmony lessons!) with an exciting modulation at the end to add extra sparkle.

AYLESBURY MUSIC CENTRE YOUTH ORCHESTRA, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Musical Director: Age range of performers:

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Nearly a million young people have token part in Mus ic for Youth events to date. The Schools Prams show just how impressive and valuable opportunities for collective music-making can be, for thousands of children, each year. I hope that Music for Youth will continue to build on its impressive record in the next twentyfive years of the Schools Prom concerts. The Rt Hon Chris Smith MP, Secretary of State. Department of Culture, Media and Sport


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he Music for Youth Fanfare was composed specifically with the Royal Albert Hall in mind. Its special qualities, unlike any other concert hall in London, seemed to cry out for some imaginative positioning of the instrumentalists in the band. The piece is meant to be uplifting and full of joy. The music is highly unified with the two three-note cells at the very start forming the basis for all that follows. The tam-tam also acts as a unifying device heralding the opening of the piece and finally introducing the Coda . The concert organ of the Royal Albert Hall was also a source of inspiration. Since I was a child, my excitement at the Promenade Concerts was always heightened by the possibility that I might hear that magnificent instrument playing full blast! I have used the organ sparingly, making use of the extreme registers: the lowest 32 ft pedal notes, with their ability to literally shake people in their seats, to create a feeling of awe and expectation and the highest pitches to give a sense of space and light. The Fanfare certainly has Copland at its heart, not surprisingly given the brief, but by the end a certain Britishness seems to shine through! Christopher Slaski

I can't put into words how much I admire Larry Westland and his wonderful team, and I wish you all many, many more years of happiness in the realm of one of God's very greatest gifts to humankind - music. John Dankworth CBE

proficiency. Competition successes have been remarkable with the band being National Champions in 1998, BBC Band of the Year 1999 and Cornish Champions for the last four years. St Keverne Youth Band opens its programme with Handel's well-known Allegro Deciso from his suite The Water Music. In contrasting style, a quartet follows, made up of four cousins who play a beautiful arrangement by Stephen Bradnum of Joyce Eilers Bacak's The Irish Blessing. To end its programme the band has chosen music attributed to Henry VIII and arranged for brass band in fine style by Stephen Roberts.

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Alan Retallack 10-18 years HANDEL

JOYCE EILERS BACAK, ARR STEPHEN BRADNUM PASTIME WITH GOOD COMPANY ATTRIB HENRY VIII, ARR STEPHEN ROBERTS

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village band in St Keverne whose members were men from the local stone quarries. Many children later filled vacancies in the band but it was not until 1994 that a separate youth band was formed, then with only seventeen players. The youth band has since gone from strength to strength and now numbers some seventy players at various stages of

BROMLEYYOUTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA,KENT Musical Director: Nicholas Woodall Age range of performers: 12-18 years

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ST KEVERNEVILLAGE YOUTH BAND, CORNWALL

The children have been closely involved in the creation of this piece, offering many ideas and suggestions, working on the characterisations and extra script. There is a recorder solo by Rebecca Bell who, with others in the group, helped with the writing of the music used in the performance.

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The Train to Glasgow is based on a poem of the same name by Wilma Horsbrugh. It involves drama, music, sounds using the voice and the body, choral speaking and movement with an underlying train rhythm.

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its formation in the 1970S has won a number of awards at the National Festival of Music for Youth and also in the International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna. The orchestra has toured in nine European countries and Canada and is in the process of recording their fourth CD. Future events include a Queen Elizabeth Hall concert with Bromley Youth Concert Band in March next year. Chacony represents a collaboration between two of the greatest English com posers. Written by Purcell, the piece is based on a chaconne theme which is played by all the different instruments in turn, although often hidden by other melodic material. Britten's edition represents a particularly dramatic and musical interpretation of this wonderful piece. Yesterday has become one of the most well known songs of the twentieth century and this string orchestra arrangement by Nicholas Woodall is based on a recent rendition of the piece by the group, Wet, Wet, Wet.

ST DAVID'S SCHOOLGIRLS' CHOI R, WREXHAM Conductor: Age range of performers:

Colin Fisher 11-16 years

HODIE CHRISTUS NATUS EST BRIGHT EYES THE WEDDING RING

SWEELlNCK, ARR MORGAN MIKE BATT, ARR EVANS GEOFFRY RUSSELL-SMITH

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PROGRAMME NOTES competitive and concert success. Three years ago Jean became a Music Advisor, and accompanist Colin Fisher became the choir's new conductor. The choir was thrilled to receive an Outstanding Performance Award at this year's National Festival of Music for Youth and were also successful at the L1angollen International Eisteddfod. The choir's accompanist is Monica Gatward. Hodie Christus Natus Est is a joyous celebration of the birth of Christ by the sixteenth-century composer, Johann Sweelinck. Mike Batt's poignant Bright Eyes, famous for its association with the film Watership Down, is presented in an arrangement by Islwyn Evans. The choir's programme concludes with Geoffry RussellSmith's exciting, gypsy-inspired The Wedding Ring .

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John R Hall 18 years

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he Jazz Quartet is from Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford, Kent and has been together for about three years_ Jazz groups from the school have appeared at many National Festivals of Music for Youth and at seven previous Schools Proms. This group was awarded an Outstanding Performance Award at this year's festival, all four players received improvisation awards and Nick Peck also received a New Composition Award - all this in the group's first National Festival. The quartet have a full diary and have appeared at the South Bank on several occasions, at Kensington Olympia, The Brighton Centre, on Carlton TV and at many other events. They have now left the school and three are pursuing their musical education further. Members of the Jazz Quartet are David Holland (saxophones), Nick Peck (piano), Mark Adair (bass) and Mark Salisbury (drums). Bananas, Bananas, Bananas was written for this evening's performance by the talented pianist/composer of the group Nick Peck and has its roots in Afro-Cuban and Latin styles. The Jazz Quartet will link this into the captivatingly beautiful ballad Blue in Green and will then lead into

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he BYMT Berkshire Youth Orchestra is the senior orchestra of Berkshire Young Musicians Trust. It draws its members from across the county of Berkshire. The orchestra rehearses on intensive short courses during the holiday periods and gives regular concerts in the county. This is the second time the orchestra has appeared at the Schools Prom. Plans for the coming year include the first orchestral concert in the newly renovated Reading Town Hall, a performance ofVerdi's Requiem with Reading Festival Chorus and a tour of Italy with visits to Florence and Rome. Gershwin spent the summer of 1925 writing this concerto, originally entitled The New York Concerto and was the soloist at the first performance, given in Carnegie Hall. Written in the form of a classical concerto, the work had an overall plan of Rhythm, Blues and more Rhythm. In Gershwin's words. the opening movement 'employs the Charleston rhythm. It is quick and pulsating, representing the young enthusiastic spirit of American life'. Opening with sledgehammer blows on the timpani, the movement moves through sinuous Charleston rhythms, quiet and indeterminate blues, breathless piano cadenzas and grandiose tuttis.

The Schools Prom is the culmination afa year's music-making for all the hundreds of its young parlicipants. Tens of thousands have benefited ortisfically, educationallv and personally from being part of Music fOT Youll, 's

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GARFORTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE GOSPEL CHOIR, LEEDS Musical Director: Age range of performers:

Catherine Hindle 11-18 years

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orthamptonshire Massed Choir, Orchestra and Dancers was formed especially for tonight's Schools Prom and the performers involved are all taken from Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Service and include the County Youth Orchestra, singers from Brackley, Daventry, Duston, Favell, Ferrers, Kettering, Kingscliffe, Nene Valley, Northampton, Roade, Towcester, Trinity, Wellingborough and Guilsborough Music Centres and dancers and actors from Brackley, Kettering and Wellingborough.

The role of the Service is to support local schools and the community of Northamptonshire with facilities and expertise for the development of the perform ing arts. To meet this challenge some fourteen Music and Performing Arts Centres meet on a weekly basis offering a full spectrum of musical, dance and dramatic opportunities. This evening's performers represent a selection of the 3,000 studen ts that regularly attend those centres. Premiered in 1995 at the Royal Albert Hall, Chris Hazell's cantata The Journey was inspired by a drive on the M40 motorway and what can be seen along the way. Brilliantly written and arranged for young voices the words remind us, in a lighthearted way, of the damage and pollution that we cause - a message for us all!

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carry on the Music for Youth spirit the length and breadth of the country. Dr fanet Ritterman, Director, Royal College of Music

EGGLESClIFFE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA, STOCKTON-ONTEES Nick Care 8-12 years

MISSION : IMPOSSIBLE

LALO SCHIFRIN, ARR R HOLMES BAll M JULS BUCKLEY, NICK CARE, ALERIC HALL & PAUL TOLER ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK JIMMY DE KNIGHT & MAX FRIEDMAN, ARR MICHAEL SWEENY

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urnfurlong Jazz burst into life at Turnfurlong Middle School in 1992 and has since earned itself a remarkable reputation having played at many prestigious venues, including the Royal Northern College of Music, London's Dominion Theatre, Hilton Hotel Park Lane, Birmingham's Symphony Hall and the National Exhibition Centre. The band has played twice at the Child of Achievement Awards before the Prime Minister and many TV celebrities, and has appeared on Anglia TV and on BBC TV's Blue Peter. One in four children learn a musical instrument at Turnfurlong Middle School where there is also an orchestra, choir, recorder consort and other groups which are led by the school's Director of Music, Sue Hird. Instrumental music specialists from Aylesbury Music Centre work in school to support these activities. TJB's programme 'takes-off' with a short burst of Mission: Impossible, the theme tune from the famous television programme and film of the same name. The exciting melody sits on a two-bar rhythmic riff played by the bass guitar and trombone. Along with Take Five and Mars from The Planets, Mission: Impossible must rank as one of the world's most famous tunes with five beats to the bar. The band members have enjoyed playing this complex piece even more, having discovered how working

Conductor: Age range of performers:

Keith Hewson 11-18 years

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ggleScliffe School is an 11-18 comprehensive with 1,200 pupils. In February of this year it gained 'Arts College Status' specialising in music, drama and dance. In addition to presenting concerts locally, the school's brass band, chamber

orchestra, choirs, orchestra and chamber ensembles have collectively made thirtyfive appearances at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the National Festival of Music for Youth. The school also hosts the North East Regional Festival on behalf of Music for Youth. This year the orchestra was awarded an Outstanding Performance Award for the sixth time since 1993. Johann Strauss's Radetsky March is often played on the Last Night of the Promenade Concerts. The audience always joins in by clapping the beat - in time!! - of the main march tune. It is named after a famous Austrian soldier called General Radetsky who commanded the army at a time when Austria was at war with Italy. The 1812 Overture was written for the commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. It is famous for its dramatic ending using (real!) cannon shots, heavy brass and percussion. The Pomp and Circumstance Marches are a series of five military marches in symphonic form. The first march is now best known because of its link with the words Land of Hope and Glory. This link came about when

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develop both their numeracy and literacy skills! Balim is a collective composition, which is largely improvisational as the score is only four bars long! It evokes the sights and sounds of Africa. Listen for the talking drums and the wise old sage 'Chief' Germaine, who leads his people in a magnificent celebration 'Schools Prom' Style. Finally TJB invites the audience to Rock around the Albert Hall as it plays its last number, Rock Around the Clock.

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