Holst's folk-infused A Somerset Rhapsody is based on three tunes found in collections by Cecil Sharpe (to whom the work is dedicated). It's one of a number of works by Holst which feature songs from the English folk tradition, alongside his two suites for military band.
This arrangement is designed to be played by a chamber ensemble (with single or multiple strings) and the timpani part is playable on two timps.
1/1 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 0 - timp, pno, str. (3 3 2 1 1)
HOLST A Somerset Rhapsody [10']
ALBINONI Oboe Concerto op.9 no.2 [10']
HOLST The Planets [50']
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George Morton, conductor
Saturday 26 February, 2017