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Gerald Finzi 1901 - 1956
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Peter Warlock 1894-1930
The Spirit Of England
Sir Edward Elgar 1857-1934
The Spirit Of England. (Opus 80)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 1875-1912
The Romantic Violin Concerto - 5
Sir Arthur Somervell 1863-1937
A Treasury of English Song
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924
The English Anthem - 8
Percy Whitlock 1903-1946
The Salley Gardens
On Wenlock Edge
Bredon Hill
Roger Quilter 1877 - 1953
Ivor Gurney 1890 - 1937
Songs by Roger Quilter
Severn Meadows
Sir Arthur Bliss 1891-1978
A Knot Of Riddles
Sir Granville Bantock 1868 - 1946
Sappho and Sapphic Poem
Sir Arnold Bax 1883 - 1953
Symphony No. 5 and The Tale the Pine-Trees Knew
Herbert Howells 1892 - 1983
The St. Paul's Service
Coope Boyes and Simpson
Triple Echo
Old Swan Band
Swan-Upmanship
Edgar Bainton 1880 - 1956
Orchestral Works Vol 2
Tiger Moth
Show Of Hands
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The English Music Festival will challenge the contemporary tides of fashion by restoring England’s musical heritage. It will rectify the injustice done to generations of British composers in terms of their undue neglect, and will astound audiences with works of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship.

The Festival will run annually for five days during the October school half-term, commencing on the Friday evening before half term, running through the weekend, and ending on the Tuesday evening.
The festival intends to attract audience numbers of about 800 for the large evening concerts and a couple of hundred for the smaller events and recitals. The estimated flow of people throughout the 5 days of the festival is 5000.

Annual themes will include Heirs and Rebels: Holst and Vaughan Williams, The Spirit of England (Elgar and Parry), The Celtic Connection (Bax, Moeran and Stanford), English Song, Purcell and Britten, Delius and Warlock, English Mozarts, The English Renaissance and so on. A number of musical banquets and dinners will take place in the evenings throughout the festival.
 
Late night events will include British folk concerts and recitals to attract a younger audience.

Provisional artists for the Festival include:

 
 

English Music Festival
HEIRS AND REBELS Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, 20-24th October 2006

Miss Em Marshall is the
Managing and Artistic Director of
The English Music Festival

The Spirit of England
 challenging the contemporary tides of
fashion by restoring England’s musical
heritage. It will rectify the injustice done
to generations of British composers in
terms of their undue neglect, and will
astound audiences with works of
exceptional beauty and craftsmanship.
 

The dates for the inaugural English Music Festival have been confirmed as
Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th October, 2006. Concerts will take place in the mediaeval abbey of Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, and at other venues in the area. For five days the county of Oxfordshire will echo to the strains of English music!

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