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WOL’s Programme:

Les Bouffons - Arbeau arr. W Marks

Jupiter - Holst arr. Marks

(from The Planets Suite)  

Let it Go - Lopez & Lopez arr. W Marks

(from “Frozen”)

Skyfall - Adkins & Epworth arr. W Marks

 

WOW’s Programme:

Festival Royale - Handel arr. Schaeffer

Kalinka - Trad. Russian arr. Kenny

The Second Waltz - Shostakovitch

Ranger Rock - Brian Connery

It Don’t Mean a Thing - Ellington arr. Osterling

Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller arr. Terrett

The Great Escape - E Bernstein arr. Kenny

Happy -P Williams arr Sweeney

 

July 2016

There was standing room only in Freeland Village Hall on Sunday 4th December for the WOL (West Oxfordshire Learners) and WOW (West Oxfordshire Winds) afternoon concerts.  WOL commenced proceedings with 4 varied and engaging pieces ranging from Holst's Jupiter from The Planets Suite to 'Let It Go' from Frozen.  There was much toe tapping and many smiles in the audience who then showed their appreciation with rapturous applause at the end.  

 

WOW followed with a fine repertoire of eight pieces which spanned over 250 years of music.  The miscellany of pieces were performed with great enthusiasm, and the use of dynamics brought atmosphere and emotion to the occasion.  Each section of the band had an opportunity to shine through the huge variety of musical challenges.  The final piece, 'Happy', seemed very appropriate as the audience joined the performers in showing their appreciation to Wendy Marks, the conductor and organiser of both groups.  

 

Afterwards the performers and audience enjoyed drinks and cakes before returning home.

 

(Debbie Landray)