Summary of past St Clements Concerts and repertoire

2009

August 12,13 Edinburgh - St Marks

 

14th Edinburgh - Canongate Kirk

 

2008

 

12th August - Edinburgh - Canongate Kirk

  • E Hartmann: Serenade Op 43
  • J Kvandahl: Night Music
  • J Brahms arr Jonathan West: Serenade in D minor, Op 11


13th & 14th August - Edinburgh - Canongate Kirk

  • J S Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor
  • W A Mozart: Serenade in E flat K 375
  • J S Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5

Maren Heidemann, flute
Hans Helmuth Desch, violin
Michael Round, harpsichord

2007

22nd September- St Peter's, Canterbury

  • Mozart: Gran Partita for 13 wind instruments
  • Strauss: Sonatina No.2 (From the Happy Workshop) for 16 Wind instruments

14th, 15th & 16th August - Edinburgh - Canongate Kirk

  • Richard Strauss: Fanfare ''Stadt Wien''
  • Frank Martin: ''concerto pour les instruments a vent et le piano'' (1924)
  • Darius Milhaud: ''La Creation du Monde''
  • Claude Debussy: Berceuse héroïque
  • Richard Strauss: Sonatina No.1 for 16 Winds (From an Invalid''s Workshop)

Here is a review of one of these concerts.

 

Some might think primarily of the International Festival when looking for classical music, but there are some classical gems in the Fringe too, as this concert proved. The ensemble is almost faultless, and the rightfully titled ''classic'' music is so much more moving when experienced live. The arrangements are nicely done and the Richard Strauss finale is the highlight. This is definitely a must for lovers of classical music, but it''s an easy introduction for casual listeners to the world of live concerts too. If this is your thing, you will not be disappointed.

Rating: 4/5 - A very good example of this show's genre [ThreeWeeks]

2nd June- Dresden
A concert at ''Weinbergkirche'' (vineyard church) on river Elbe.

  • Richard Strauss: Serenade in Eb major Op.7 for 13 winds
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: arr. Pillney: Fantasy in f minor for a mechanical organ, K608
  • Johannes Brahms: arr. Bowman: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn "Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale" Op. 56a
  • Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for wind instruments Op.44 in d minor

3rd June - Church service at ''Maria am Wasser'', Dresden-Hosterwitz

  • Charles Gounod: Petite Symphonie

 

2006


23rd, 24th August - GreyFriars Kirk, Edinburgh
A chamber orchestra of SCWE and friends

Nigel Boddice M.B.E. -- conductor
Anna Maxwell -- leader

  • C. Gounod: Petite Symphonie
  • G. Puccini: Crisantemi
  • J. Brahms (arr. Bowman): Variations on a Theme by Haydn
  • W.A. Mozart: Concerto for flute & harp
  • W.A Mozart: Concerto for flute in G Major
  • W.A Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
  • A. Dvorak: Serenade for Winds, Op.44

20th August - St John''s, Edinburgh

  • C. Gounod: Petite Symphonie
  • G. Puccini: Crisantemi
  • J. Brahms (arr. Bowman): ''Variations on a theme by Haydn''
  • W.A Mozart (arr. Pilney): Fantasy for a Mechanical Organ

14th, 15th & 17th August - Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

  • Wind Quintets by
    --F. Danzi
    --G. Jacobs
    --G. Holst
    --C. Nielsen
    --E. Hughes
    --G. Puccini
  • L. Janacek: Mladi (Youth)

7th June - St John''s, Smith Square, London

Featuring Jamie Walton-- 'cello
Michael Round -- conductor, piano

  • C. Gounod: Petite Sinfonie
  • G. Puccini: Crisantemi
  • C. Saint-Saëns: Sonata for cello and piano
  • F. Poulenc: Sextet for piano and wind quintet
  • A. Dvorak: Wind Serenade in D minor, Op. 44

17th May - Oslo Konserthus, Oslo

  • G. Holst - Wind Quintet in A flat, Op 14
  • G. Puccini - Crisantemi
  • C. Nielsen - Wind Quintet
  • A. Roussel - Divertissement
  • F. Poulenc - Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet

3rd February - St John''s, Smith Square, London
Featuring Michael Round -- conductor

  • W.A. Mozart: Serenade No 10. "Gran Partita" K.361 for 13 Wind Instruments
  • R. Strauss: Sonatina No.2 Op 143 (From the Happy Workshop) for 16 Wind Instruments

2005

16th August - Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

  • C. Debussy: Three Preludes arranged by Michael Round for wind ensemble
    --General Lavine: eccentric (Book 2, No 6)
    --Canope (Book 2, No 10)
    --Les Collines d''Anacapri (Book 1, No 5 )
  • E. Grieg: "Norwegian Bridal Procession" from Peer Gynt arr. M Round
  • A. Dvorak: Serenade
  • F. Poulenc: Sextet for piano and wind quintet
  • D. Milhaud: Dixtour for 10 wind instruments
  • S. Barber arr Singleton: Knoxville: summer of 1915 for soprano and chamber ensemble

 

18th and 19th August - Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

  • Mozart: Gran Partita for 13 wind instruments
  • Strauss: Sonatina No.2 (From the Happy Workshop) for 16 Wind instruments
    Here is a review of one of these concerts.

The internationally acclaimed London ensemble returns to the Fringe for a short three-day stint that should be a must see for any classical music fan. The actual performance varies daily and this review is of the draining, double-header featuring Mozart''s Gran Partita and Strauss'' Symphonie für Bläser durations of which are 50 minutes and 42 minutes respectively. A highly professional piece that will delight your auditory senses and your imagination equally. At one point, sun poured in through a side window and I could almost imagine a doorway in the clouds being opened up by the angelic sounds in the room. One of the highlights on the Fringe's music calendar that is well worth your time, money and applause. [ThreeWeeks]


10th June - St John''s, Smith Square, London - optimistically titled "Summer Music Concert"

Featuring Maxine Montgomery -- soprano
Malcolm Messiter -- oboe and cor anglais
Michael Round -- conductor and piano

  • C. Debussy: Three Preludes arranged by Michael Round for wind ensemble
    --General Lavine: eccentric (Book 2, No 6)
    --Canope (Book 2, No 10)
    --Les Collines d''Anacapri (Book 1, No 5 )
  • E. Grieg: "Norwegian Bridal Procession" from Peer Gynt arr. M Round
  • A. Roussel:"Divertissement" for wind quintet and piano
  • F. Poulenc: Sextet for piano and wind quintet
  • C. Nielsen: Wind Quintet op.43
  • S. Barber, arr. Singleton: "Knoxville: summer of 1915" for soprano and chamber ensemble

28th May - Michaeliskirche (St Michael''s church) – Erfurt, Germany

Featuring Malcolm Messiter -- oboe and cor anglais
Michael Round -- conductor

  • R. Strauss: Serenade in Eb
  • C. Nielsen: Quintet op.43
  • R. Strauss: Suite in Bb
  • E. Grieg: Wedding March

May 26th - St Clements, London
Silver Jubilee of St. Clement & St. James Community Development Project

3rd March - Freiburg, Germany – Chamber music for the historic hall

Featuring Angela Malek -- soprano,
Michael Round -- conductor and piano

  • S. Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • S. Barber: Summer Music
  • A. Roussel: Divertissment
  • C. Nielsen: Quintet
  • E. Grieg: Wedding March, arr M. Round
  • J. Ibert: 2 Interludes for Violin, Flute and Harp


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2004

17th August - Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh - Vintage Concert

    • R. Strauss: Serenade Op.4 for 13 wind instruments in Eb Major
    • G. Jacob: Sextet for wind quintet and piano
    • A. Roussel: Divertissment
    • C. Nielsen: Quintet
    • R. Strauss: Suite Op.7 for 13 wind instruments in Bb Major