The Alan Taylor Celebration Concert
Saturday 25th January 2003
Vilar Floral Hall
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden

THE PROGRAMME

was introduced by Nigel Bates,
Principal Percussion, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Henry Purcell (arr. Crees) : Prelude to The Fairy Queen
The “Balcony Brass”   conducted by Eric Crees

William Walton : Two string pieces from Henry V
The Strings of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
led by Vasko Vassilev    conducted by Elgar Howarth

Walter Gissrau : The Bicycle Galop
Nigel Bates, Michael Doran, Stephen Henderson & Gary Kettel, xylophones
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House   conducted by Barry Wordsworth

Donald Cashmore (arr. Farnon) : Drink to me Only
Alasdair Malloy, wine glasses
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House   conducted by Barry Wordsworth

Richard Wagner (arr. Sonntag) : The Nibelungen March
The Wind Band of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
conducted by Sir Edward Downes

Richard Strauss : Morgen
    Amanda Roocroft, soprano     Vasko Vassilev, solo violin
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House    conducted by Antonio Pappano

2001 : A Timpanic Odyssey
A short film celebrating Alan’s 50 years at the Royal Opera House

Leos Janácek  :  Closing Fanfare from Sinfonietta
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
The massed “Balcony Brass”
The massed Timpani
conducted by Elgar Howarth



 

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