2018 PROGRAMME
Thursday 4 October
6.00pm
SIMONSTONE HALL HOTEL
Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3LY

YORKSHIRE EMF SOIRÉE WITH PROSECCO AND CANAPÉS

J.S. BACH: Partita in E major for solo violin, BWV1006

PAUL LEWIS: Le Morte d’Arthur
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

ALAN RIDOUT: Ferdinand the Bull

EM MARSHALL-LUCK | reciter

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

Friday 5 October
7.00pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

YORKSHIRE FILM SCORE

YEHONATAN CHEKHAVOVICH: Routes to our Roots

WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

ROCCO GREPPI: The Swing Trio
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BRIAN MORALES: To this great Land

WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

 

E.J. MOERAN: Prelude

E.J. MOERAN: Piano Trio in D major

 

Performance with simultaneous film screening of the three winning scores of the EMF Young Composers’ Film Music Competition. The films, newly commissioned by the EMF from the Yorkshire Film Archive, present black-and-white and early colour archive material about landscape, agriculture and transport in the Dales, with many recognisable scenes of Aysgarth, Hawes, Richmond, Castle Bolton and the surrounding areas.

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

JOSEPH SPOONER | cello

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

Saturday 6 October
11.00am
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

1918: WAR’S EMBERS AND ECHOES OF A DYING AGE

SIR HUBERT PARRY: Shulbrede Tunes

SIR ARTHUR BLISS: Elegy (FKB Thiepval 1916)

JOHN IRELAND: London Pieces

FREDERICK DELIUS: Three Preludes

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: An Essex Rhapsody

WILLIAM ALWYN: Three Preludes

ERNEST FARRAR: Waltz

FRANK BRIDGE: Sonata

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

2.30pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: It was a lover and his lass

FREDERICK DELIUS: So white, so soft, so sweet is she; To Daffodils

GERALD FINZI: Come away, death; Fear no more the heat o’ the sun; Who is Silvia?

ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more, sad fountains

IVOR GURNEY: Under the Greenwood Tree; Spring; Sleep

WILLIAM BROWNE: To Gratiana dancing and singing

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Vagabond; Let Beauty Awake

FREDERICK DELIUS: Twilight fancies

JOSEPH HAYDN: The Sailor’s Song

JOHN IRELAND: Sea Fever; Hope the Hornblower

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Silent Noon

IVOR GURNEY: I will go with my Father a-ploughing

Trad. arr. BENJAMIN BRITTEN: The Ploughboy

PETER WARLOCK: My own Country

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Silver; Five Eyes

ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC SONGSTERS

OLIVIA CARRELL | soprano

KAMIL BIEN | tenor

LIAM McNALLY | baritone

7.00pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

MASTERPIECES OF THE ENGLISH GOLDEN AGE

WILLIAM BYRD: Mass for four voices; Laetentur coeli; Ne irascaris; Domine / Civitas sancti tui; Sing joyfully; Miserere mei; Ave verum Corpus; Justorum animae; Haec dies

THOMAS TALLIS: If ye love me; O nata lux; Salvator mundi

THOMAS TOMKINS: When David heard

ORLANDO GIBBONS: Almighty and everlasting God

THOMAS WEELKES: When David heard

YORKSHIRE BACH CHOIR

Sunday 7 October
11.00am
BOLTON CASTLE
Castle Bolton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

HERBERT HOWELLS: Lambert’s Clavichord

HERBERT HOWELLS: Howells’s Clavichord

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | clavichord

2.30pm
BOLTON CASTLE
Castle Bolton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

JOSEPH PHIBBS: Suite for solo violin

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES: Sonata for Violin Alone

RICHARD PANTCHEFF: Introduction and Allegro
UK PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

ALAN GIBBS: Enigma Duet for violin and cello
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Suite no.3 for solo cello

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

JOSEPH SPOONER | cello

7.00pm
BOLTON CASTLE
Castle Bolton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

PAUL LEWIS: Le Morte d’Arthur

RICHARD BLACKFORD: Dreams and Spells for solo violin and narrator
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

RICHARD PANTCHEFF: To Autumn
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

EM MARSHALL-LUCK | reciter

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

LATEST NEWS

Thank you to all who made the 2022 May EMF such a success: to all those at the venues for their invaluable help and support and for welcoming us so warmly; to the artists, for the energy and commitment of their performances; to all the volunteers who assisted with general administration, staffing the Box Office, stage-managing and stewarding, and without whose help running the Festival would simply not be possible; and, of course, to our audiences, whose enthusiasm and financial and moral support all continue to mean so much as live music-making returns and we begin to plan for the future.

The English Music Festival is delighted to return to magnificent Truro Cathedral on Saturday 9 July for a day of concerts. The programme, which includes Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and choral works by Walton, Elgar and Orlando Gibbons, may be viewed on this page; and booking can be made through our Online Box Office.

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