SOUND FESTIVAL 2017-Mr McFall's Chamber with Peter Whelan(bassoon) Music

SOUND FESTIVAL 2017-Mr McFall's Chamber with Peter Whelan(bassoon)

  • Date

    Saturday 04 November 2017

  • venue


  • time

    Starts 7pm

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  • price

    £10/£5 concessions inc bf

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The English poet, John Keats, used to entertain his friends at parties with his imitation of the bassoon. Jeremy Thurlow’s Blithe Wine takes this association further, painting various aspects of Keats’ character – ebullience, melancholy, romance, drunken fun – in six movements for bassoon quintet. Keats’ favourite instrument is further explored in three solo etudes, as well as in a recently-composed duo for bassoon and viola by the Scottish composer, Edward McGuire. Toru Takemitsu’s Autumn from his work for violin duo, Rocking Mirror Daybreak pursues a theme which corresponds to one of Keats’ most famous odes, while Errollyn Wallen’s Intense, from her work for violin and viola, Five Postcards, reflects, once more, Keats’ ebullience and vivacity.


Edward McGuire ‐ ‘Toccata’ (for bassoon and viola)

Takemitsu – ‘Autumn’, from ‘Rocking Mirror Daybreak’ (for two violins)
Denisov ‐ 3 solo études for solo bassoon
Errollyn Wallen ‐ ‘Intense’ from ‘Five Postcards’ (for violin and viola)
Jeremy Thurlow – ‘Blithe Wine’ (for bassoon and string quartet) – Friendliness Unquelled; Living Orrery; Romanza; A Little Concert Among Friends; Lunes; A Vast Idea Before Me
John Hearne ‐ Eulogy and Lament for bassoon and string quartet

VENUE: The Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA

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