A Serenade to Spring – Catch-up available

Although we held our Spring Poetry and Music event on Saturday 30th May, you can still enjoy the poetry and music here.

Music: “Let Nature Sing” – RSPB

Music: “The Spring Time of the Year” by Ralph Vaughan Williams,
The Cambridge Singers with members of the City of London Symphonia,
conductor John Rutter

Poem: “The Spring” by Thomas Carew (extract)

Music: “Wild Swans Suite: 2 Eliza Aria” by Elena Kats-Chernin,
played by Lang Lang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjURiplzgmQ

Poem: “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth

Music: “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” by Christoph Willibald Glück
Flute solist James Galway, National Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Charles Gerhardt

Poem: “Home Thoughts from Abroad” by Robert Browning

Music: “Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden: II – Spring”
By Paul Reade, clarinet soloist Emma Johnson with the BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Philip Ellis

Poem: “April” from “The Shepherd’s Calendar” by John Clare, verses 1 to 4

Music: “Perfect Day” by Colin Towns, sung by Miriam Stockley

Poem: “Primroses” by John Clare

Music: “Suite from the Victorian Kitchen Garden: I – Prelude”
By Paul Reade, clarinet soloist Emma Johnson with the BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Philip Ellis

Poem: “The Barrel Organ” by Alfred Noyes, verses 5-9 (lilac-time)

Music: “12 Songs, Siren Lilacs, Op 21, No. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff,
soloist Rachmaninoff (rec. 1942)

Poem: “In Memoriam Section CXV: Now fades the last long streak of snow”
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Music: “Springtime Suite: I” by Eric Coates, BBC Concert Orchestra, 3.59
conductor John Wilson

Poem: “Sonnet 98: From you have I been absent in the spring” by
William Shakespeare

Music: “Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op 102: II Andante” 6.05
by Dmitri Shostakovich, soloist Dmitri Shostakovich Jnr,
I Musici de Montreal, conductor Maxim Shostakovich

Poem: “A Prayer in Spring” by Robert Frost

Music: “Look to the Day” by John Rutter, the Cambridge Singers, 4.07
conductor John Rutter

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