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Please Note: This section is currently under construction, years 1951-2019 pending.

Seasonal record of repertoire for Woodbridge Orchestral Society from 1924 onwards:

2021-2022

Repertoire

The 2021/2022 season’s repertoire will be posted soon.

Events

  • Symphony play through December 2021 (Date TBC)
  • End of season concert April 2022 (Date TBC)

2019-2020

The repertoire for the pre-pandemic season (2019/2020) contained a variety of orchestral works. Our symphonies for the season were the iconic Fifth by Beethoven and, for the strings, Britten’s (far from!) Simple Symphony. The repertoire then took us on a journey from the Offenbach overture for Orpheus in the Underworld, a Borodin tone poem that takes us to the Steppes of Central Asia, and a number of works by English composers.

The autumn’s work culminated in a December performance of Beethoven’s Fifth for our friends. Those who came to listen enjoyed an unusual opportunity to observe an orchestra and its players at close quarters.

The spring rehearsal programme returned to the shorter pieces of the repertoire.

A selection from those pieces would have been performed at the orchestra’s concert on Monday 30 March 2020 in  Woodbridge Methodist Church. The concert was cancelled due to lockdown.

Repertoire

  • Beethoven Symphony No 5
  • Britten Simple Symphony
  • Offenbach - Orpheus Overture
  • Gustav Holst - Somerset Rhapsody, Japanese Suite
  • Imogen Holst - Woodbridge Suite, Deben Calendar and Divertimento for Viola
  • Quilter - Three English Dances
  • Barrell - Overture Suffolk Celebration
  • Borodin - On the Steppes of Central Asia
  • Rossini (arr Britten) - Soirees Musicales
  • Purcell - Rondeau from Abdelazer
  • Mellish (arr Quilter) - Drink to me Only
  • Faure - Pavane

1951

Repertoire

04/01/1951

  • Dale Danse – Anon.
  • King’s Rhapsody – Anon.
  • Tudor Times – Anon.
  • Rondo – Beethoven
  • Suite – Handel
  • Beggar’s Opera – Pepusch

06/06/1951

  • Jesu, Joy (Church Cantata No.147) – Bach
  • Rondo Expressivo – Beethoven
  • Pompous strain – John Bull
  • Gavotte Ancienne – Elvey
  • Minuet from Berenice – Handel
  • Minuet – Lulli

1950

Repertoire

10/01/1950

  • Fire Music – Anon.
  • Jesu, Joy (Church Cantata No.147) – Bach
  • Rondo Expressivo – Beethoven
  • Simple Symphony No. 1 & 3 – Britten
  • Serenade – Haydn
  • Waltz – Tchaikowski

17/02/1950

  • Les Cloches de Corneville – Robert Planquette
  • The Sailor and His Lass – Roger Quilter

10/11/1950

  • Symphonic Spirituelle – Hamerik
  • Suite arr. Dr. Jacques – Handel
  • Serenade for strings – Mozart
  • Miniature Concerto in G – Alec Rowley
  • Country Dance & Hornpipe – Leslie Woodgate

1949

Repertoire

11/02/1949

  • Tom Jones – Edward German

1948

Repertoire

10/02/1948

  • Creation Parts I & II – Haydn
  • Blest Pair of Sirens – Parry

06/05/1948

  • Messiah Part I and (II selection) – Handel

08/11/1948

  • Playful Pizzicato – Britten
  • Concerto Grosso No. 6 for strings – Correlli
  • Land of Hope and Glory – Elgar
  • Concerto Organ Concerto arr. For piano – Handel
  • Serenade – Waltz & Finale – Tchaikowski
  • Death of Falstaff – Walton

30/12/1948

  • Nautical Selection – Anon.
  • Gavotte – Bach
  • Minuet – Lulli
  • Fairest Isle – Purcell
  • Three Dale Dances – Wood A.

1947

Repertoire

12/02/1947

  • Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast – Coleridge-Taylor
  • Handel in the Strand – Percy Grainger
  • Scherzo Rondo – Haydn
  • Oratorio Non Nobis Domine – Roger Quilter

1946

Repertoire

29/01/1946

  • No. 5 – Boyce
  • Two Elegiac Melodies – Grieg
  • Minuet from Berenice – Handel
  • Four movements by Haydn – Haydn Woodhouse
  • Minuet – Lulli
  • Allegretto in D – Schubert
  • Violin Concerto in C (Slow Mvt.) – Vivaldi-Kreisler

20/02/1946

  • Sarabande in D – Bach
  • Largo in G – Handel
  • Messiah – Part I – Handel
  • Messiah – selection from Part II – Handel

1945

Repertoire

11/01/1945

  • Gavotte Ancienne – Elvey
  • Air – Grieg
  • Four pieces – Handel
  • Messiah Selection – Handel
  • Minuet from Berenice – Handel
  • Minuet – Lulli
  • Andante Cantabile – Tchaikowski

21/02/1945

  • Violin Concerto in E – Bach
  • Serenade No. 2 – Elgar
  • Humours of Bath – Julian Herbage
  • Minuet – John Ireland
  • Sinfonetta – Mozart

13/10/1945

  • Gavotte Ancienne – Elvey
  • Norwegian Melody – Grieg
  • Messiah Selection – Handel
  • Minuet from Berenice – Handel
  • Andante Cantabile – Tchaikowski

1944

Repertoire

16/05/1944

  • Simple Symphony – Britten
  • Pomp and Circumstance – Elgar
  • Symphonic Spirituelle Alleg. Mod. – Hamerik
  • Three divertimento Movements – Mozart
  • Three Tone Pictures – Schumann

1943

Repertoire

26/05/1943

  • Violin Concerto in E – Bach
  • Holberg Suite – Grieg
  • Royal Fireworks Music – Handel
  • Waltz – Tchaikowski

1942

Repertoire

29/07/1942

  • Freedom – Anon.
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G – Bach
  • Folk Tune & Fiddle Dance – Percy Fletcher
  • Mock Morris – Percy Grainger
  • Symphony in G Minor (Minuet & Trio) – Mozart
  • Gavotte: In Georgian Days – Roger Quilter

1941

Repertoire

16/01/1941

  • Gavotte – Boyce
  • Prelude – Boyce
  • 17th Century Dances – (arr.) James Brown
  • Folk Tune & Fiddle Dance – Percy Fletcher
  • Messiah Selection – Handel

1939

Repertoire

04/02/1939

  • Diversions on an original theme – Bernard Barrell
  • Concerto Grosso No. 6 for Strings – Correlli
  • Three Divertimento Movements – Mozart
  • Charterhouse Suite – Vaughan Williams

1938

Repertoire

08/02/1938

  • Symphony No. 5 – Boyce
  • Serenade for Strings – Elgar
  • Suite in C – Purcell
  • Salt o’ the Sea – Stutely

1933

Repertoire

02/11/1933

  • Carmen – Bizet

1930

Repertoire

04/02/1930

  • Grand Fantasia – Grieg
  • Prelude: Eve – Massenet
  • Scotch Symphony – Mendelssohn
  • Merchant of Venice Suite – Rosse
  • Rosamunde Overture – Schubert
  • Euryanthe Overture – Weber

1928

Repertoire

16/08/1928

  • Egmont Overture – Beethoven
  • Petite Suite – Borowski
  • Intermezzo: In a Persian Market – Ketelby
  • Symphony in E flat – Mozart
  • Unfinished Symphony – Schubert
  • Tannhauser: Grand March – Wagner

1927

Repertoire

26/07/1927

  • Overture: Plymouth Hoe – John Ansell
  • Symphony No. 1 in C – Beethoven
  • The Hebrides Overture – Mendelssohn
  • Spanish Dances Opus 12 – Moszkowski

1925-26

Repertoire

15/04/1925

  • Pomp and Circumstance March – Elgar
  • Suite: Scenes Pittoresque – Massenet
  • Italian Symphony – Mendelssohn
  • Raymond Overture – Thomas A.
  • Three Dale Dances – Wood A.

21/07/1925

  • Prometheus Overture – Beethoven
  • Rosemary – Elgar
  • Peer Gynt, Anitras Dance – Grieg
  • Peer Gynt, Ases Dance – Grieg
  • Peer Gynt, Dance of the Gnomes – Grieg
  • Suite for Strings, Finale – Holst
  • Jig-Saw Tunes from everywhere – Kettelby arr.
  • Minuet, Allegro Vivace – Mozart
  • Symphony in C: The Jupiter – Mozart
  • Selections, Lilac Time – Schubert

1924-25

Repertoire

04/02/1924

  • Chanson de Matin – Elgar
  • Chanson de Nuit – Elgar
  • Three Dances: Nell Gwyn – Edward German
  • Intermezzo: In a Persian Market – Ketelby
  • Suite: Scenes Pittoresque – Massenet
  • Scottish Symphony – Mendelssohn
  • Overture: Morning, Noon and Night – Suppe