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leader - Lawrence Dunn

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NEXT CONCERT - SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2005

7.30 p.m. - Queen's Hall, EDINBURGH

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Me and My Girl - Concert Overture - Noel Gay (arr. IainSutherland)

A Salute to Richard Rodgers - (arr. Ricketts)

***A Tribute to Robert Farnon***

Derby Day, The Westminster Waltz , Portrait of a Flirt, Country Girl

The Dam Busters March - Eric Coates

A Salute to The Big Apple - arr Custer

The Horse Guards - Whitehall (from "London Landmarks" Suite) - Haydn Wood

Meditation from "Thais" - Jules Massenet (Solo V iolin : LAWRENCE DUNN)

50 Years of Song - a new 'sing-along' selection - arr Kennett

Hoe-Down from "Rodeo" - Aaron Copland

Moon River - from the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - Henry Mancini (arr Moss)

Plus a selection of songs by Rodgers and Hart, Tosti, Haydn Wood, Robert Farnon and others

from PETER ALEXANDER WILSON

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PREVIOUS CONCERT PROGRAMMES

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SATURDAY 28th MAY 2005 - 7.30 p.m. - Queen's Hall, EDINBURGH

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Jerome Robbins' Broadway - arr. Sayre

Jesus Christ Superstar (Medley) - Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Mancini)

International Dixieland Jamboree - arr. Holcombe

Hans Christian Andersen (Selection) - Loesser (arr. Rapley)

Selections from "Porgy and Bess" - Gershwin (arr. Sayre)

The Ceilidh Place (first performance) - Mike Hardy

Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2 - Borodin (transcribed by Rimsky-Korsakov) (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

Laura (Theme from the film) - Raksin (arr. Arthur Blake)

Tea for Two ("Tahiti Trot") - Youmans (arr. Shostakovich)

Tango in D - Albeniz (orch. Malcolm Arnold)

Plus a selection of songs by Rodgers and Hart, Sondheim, Gershwin, Kern, Lerner and Loewe

and others, sung by CAROLE CLARKE

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SATURDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2004 - 7.30 p.m. - Queen's Hall, EDINBURGH

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

The Wizard of Oz (Medley for Orchestra) - Harold Arlen (arr. Sayre)

The Trolley Song - Ralph Blane (arr. Arthur Blake)

Lullaby (No. 2 from "A Little Suite") - Trevor Duncan

Porter meets Poirot - Cole Porter (arr. Lanchbury)

Liebesfreud - Fritz Kreisler (arr. Chas. J. Roberts) (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

Star Trek through the years - arr. Custer

The Legend of the Glass Mountain - Nino Rota (arr. Arthur Wilkinson)

50 Years of Song (Selection) - arr. Aubrey Kennet (orchestrated Sydney Baynes)

Fairy Coach - Ernest Tomlinson

A Symphonic Story of Jerome Kern arr. Robert Russell Bennet

Plus a Selection of well-loved songs from PETER ALEXANDER WILSON

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SATURDAY 29th MAY 2004 - 7.30 p.m. - Queen's Hall, EDINBURGH

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Up With the Curtain - Jack Strachey (arr. Bowden)

Chicago - John Kander (arr. Ricketts)

My Foolish Heart - Victor Young (arr. Arthur Blake)

Selections from "The Phantom of the Opera" - Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Custer)

"Prunella" (Caprice for Solo Violin and Orchestra) - Leslie Bridgewater (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

Looney Tunes Overture - arr. Bill Holcombe

Main Title and School Song (No. 1 from Suite "Goodbye Mr. Chips") - Richard Addinsel (arr Philip Lane)

"The Laughing Violin" - Kai Mortensen (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

When I Fall in Love (from the musical revue "Small Wonder") - Albert Seldon (arr. Custer)

The Toy Trumpet - Raymond Scott (arr. Philip Lane)

Leroy Anderson Favourites - arr. Calvin Custer

Oliver! (Concert Orchestra Selection) - Lionel Bart (arr. Reed)

Plus a selection of well-known songs and arias sung by Elizabeth McKeon

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SATURDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2003 - 7.30 p.m. - Queen's Hall, EDINBURGH

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Salute to Ol' Blue Eyes - arr. Moss

Sounds Familiar - a medly of Film and Television Themes - arr. Robert Farnon

Selection from "Miss Saigon" - Claude-Michel Schonberg (arr. Custer)

Seventy-six trombones from "The Music Man" - Meredith Wilson (arr. Ricketts)

Beatlecracker Suite for Orchestra - Lennon, McCartney, Wilkinson and Tchaikowsky (edited and arranged by Gavin Sutherland)

Czardas - Monti (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

Communityland Selection - a "sing-along" medley of music-hall songs - arr. Stoddon

Spring Morning - Arthur Blake

The Pink Panther - Henry Mancini (arr. Ling)

O Waly Waly from "Suite for Strings" - John Rutter

Plus a Selection of well-loved songs from PETER ALEXANDER WILSON

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Saturday 24th May 2003 - 7.30 p.m. - Queen's Hall, EDINBURGH

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Overture to "Fiddler on the Roof" - Jerry Bock (arr. Lang)

My Fair Lady (Symphonic Picture) - Frederick Loewe (arr. Russell Bennett)

"Duke Ellington!", Medley for orchestra - (arr. Custer)

Symphonic Suite from "Lord of the Rings" - Howard Shore (arr. Whitney)

Music from "Guys and Dolls" - Frank Loesser (arr. Custer)

Humoreske - Dvorak (arr. Blake) - solo violin - Lawrence Dunn

The Flowers of Edinburgh - arr. Fred Hartley

Sand in my Shoes - Victor Schertzinger (arr. Blake)

Springtime in Angus (Elizabeth of Glamis) - Eric Coates

Plus a selection of well-loved songs - with items from "South Pacific", Porgy and Bess", "Tosca" and "Gypsy Love"

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9th NOVEMBER 2002 - 7.30 p.m.

CELEBRATING OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY

with ELIZABETH McKEON - soprano & PETER ALEXANDER WILSON - tenor

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

The Big Country - main theme - Jerome Moross (arr. Ling)

Richard Rodgers Waltzes - arr. Robert Russell Bennett

A Touch of Jazz - arr. Brubaker

Farnon Fantasy - Robert Farnon

Selection from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace - John Williams

Polonaise de Concert Op. 4 - Wieniawski (Solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

The Arcadians - Overture - Lionel Monckton and Howard Talbot (arr. Wood)

Themes from 007 - A Medley for Orchestra - arr. Custer

The Nineteen-Twenties - A medley of hits

Rannoch Moor from "Perthshire Suite" - Arthur Blake

Little Serenade - Ernest Tomlinson

plus a selection of well-loved duets and solos - with items from "West Side Story", "Oklahoma" and "The Land of Smiles"

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25th May 2002

with Elizabeth McKeon - soprano

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

"Crazy for You" - Overture - Gershwin (arr. Brubaker)

Symphonic Picure of "The Sound of Music" -Richard Rodgers (arr. Russell Bennett)

Satchmo! - a tribute to Louis Armstrong - arr. Ricketts

Romance in G for violin and orchestra - Johan Svendsen (Solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

"Annie Get Your Gun" - selection - Irving Berlin (arr. Zalva)

The Lord of the Dance - Ronan Hardiman (arr. Moore)

"Harry Potter" - Symphonic Suite - John Williams (arr. Brubaker)

Theme from "Take the High Road" - Arthur Blake

March - Youth of Britain - from "The Three Elizabeths Suite" - Eric Coates

plus a selection of well-loved songs - with gems from opera, operetta and the musical stage

with Peter Alexander Wilson - tenor

10th November 2001

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Broadway Showstoppers - arr. Sayre

A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein - Richard Rodgers (arr. Moss)

Symphonic Memories of "Roberta" - Jerome Kern (arr. Russell Bennett)

Theme from "Schindler's List" - John Williams (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

March from the film "The Great Escape" - Elmer Bernstein (arr. Sayre)

A Trumpeter's Lullaby - Leroy Anderson (solo trumpet - Mike Hardy)

Scottish Medley - a "sing-along" selection - arr. Blake

"An American in Paris" Suite - Gershwin (arr. Whitney)

A Salute to the Big Bands - a medley for orchestra - arr. Custer

Romance and March from "Sounds of Rebellion" - Arthur Blake

Symphonic Rhapsody No 1 - Eric Coates

plus a selection of well-loved songs - including gems from operetta and the musical stage

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26th May 2001

with Elizabeth McKeon - soprano

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

A Salute to The Big Apple - arr. Custer

Oliver! - Concert Orchestra Selection - Lionel Bart (arr. Reed)

The Carousel Waltz - Richard Rodgers (arr. Custer)

ABBA Medley - arr. Ling

James Horner - Hollywood Blockbusters - featuring a selection of his film music - James Horner (arr. Moss)

Romanze for violin and orchestra - Otto Wolf (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

The Ring of Kerry - Peter Hope

This Heart of Mine (from "The Ziegfeld Follies") - Harry Warren (arr. Blake)

"Thunderbirds" March - Barry Gray (arr. Ling)

Serenata - Leroy Anderson

plus a selection of well-loved songs - including gems from the worlds of opera, operetta and the musical stage

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11th November 2000

with Peter Alexander Wilson - tenor

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Jerome Robbins' Broadway - arr. Chuck Sayre

Symphonic Selections - "Showboat" - Jerome Kern (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

Selections from "Ragtime" - Stephen Flaherty (arr. Kessler)

World War Two Medley (audience sing-along) - arr. Ian Gourley

Victory at Sea (Symphonic Scenario for orchestra) - Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

Hejre Kati - Jeno Hubay (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

Moonlight in Martinique - Arthur Blake

Colditz March - Robert Farnon

Graceful Dance from "Henry VII" - Sullivan

Intermezzo from "Cavalliera Rusticana" - Pietro Mascagni

plus a selection of songs from Peter Alexander Wilson, with gems by Lehar, Haydn Wood, Gilbert and Sullivan, and others

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27th May 2000

with Elizabeth McKeon - soprano

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Broadway Tonight! - arr. Bruce Chase

The Flowers o' Edinburgh - arr. Fred Hartley

Selections from Porgy and Bess - Gershwin (arr. Chuck Sayre)

Meditation from Thais - Massenet (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

"On My Lips, every Kiss is like Wine" - from Giuditta - Lehár

Panis Angelicus - Cèsar Franck

Les Filles de Cadiz - Delibes

Warsaw Concerto - Richard Addinsell - (solo piano - David Lyle)

March: The Dam Busters - Eric Coates

Romance from "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" - Arthur Blake

Theme from "Pride and Prejudice" - Carl Davis - (solo piano - David Lyle)

The Para Handy Polka - Ian Gourlay

Happy Young Heart from "The Sorceror" - words by Gilbert, music by Sullivan

Wishing - from "Phantom of the Opera" - Richard Stilgoe/Andrew Lloyd Webber

Come Scoglio - from "Cosi Fan Tutti" - W. A. Mozart

Selection from "The King and I" - Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

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6th November 1999

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Knightsbridge March (In Town Tonight) - Eric Coates

South Pacific (Symphonic Scenario) - Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

Bitter Sweet Selection - Noel Coward (arr. Jones)

Salute to Ol' Blue Eyes - arr. Moss

My Fair Lady Selection - Frederick Loewe (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

Liebeslied - Fritz Kreisler (arr. Arthur Blake) (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

Hollywood Theme for Orchestra - Carl Davis

Love Theme from the film "Now, Voyager" - Max Steiner (arr. Blake)

Star Trek Through the Years - arr. Custer

The Westminster Waltz - Robert Farnon

plus a selection of songs from Peter Alexander Wilson, with gems by Lehar, Kalman and others.

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29th May 1999

Journey into Melody - Robert Farnon

Crazy for You Overture - Gershwin (arr. Brubaker)

Oklahoma Selection - Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Symphonic Reflections - arr. Chase

Calling All Workers (Music While you Work) - Eric Coates

Themes from 007 - arr. Custer

Czardas - Monti (solo violin - Lawrence Dunn)

Melody on the Move - Clive Richardson (arr. Hammer)

Little Serenade - Ernest Tomlinson

Spring Morning - Arthur Blake

Misty - Erroll Garner (arr. Sayre)

Chanson de Matin - Edward Elgar

plus a selection of songs for everyone with Elizabeth McKeon

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ARCHIVES

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MUSICAL RARITY DISCOVERED

It isn't every day that a rare musical manuscript is discovered; but that is exactly what happened when our leader Lawrence Dunn was browsing around in an antiquarian bookshop. To his surprise, hidden among some sheet music, he came across the manuscript of the full orchestral score for a Romanze for Violin and Orchestra Op 30 By Otto Wolf. And there was more - the accompanying orchestral parts were also there!

On closer examination it appears that the score and parts were written in 1879 by Carl Heubert. During his career, Heubert was a violinist with Johann Strauss' Orchestra. Later he became Leader of the Rothschild Orchestra before forming his own orchestra at the turn of the century. Lasting around 5 minutes, the "Romanze" is a delightful "miniature", typical of late Nineteenth Century Romanticism.

A rare find indeed; and the ELO is delighted and honoured to be given the opportunity of performing this work in its May programme.

NOVEMBER CONCERT NEWS

Hopefully, in compiling our November line-up we have once again succeeded in assembling a programme which will match the standard of previous concerts. As usual it is the result of a careful planning process (even up to a few days ago, before the flyers went to print, the programme was still being refined).

So where will our Journey into Melody take us this time?

Our first stop is Jerome Robbins' Broadway for a medley of tunes from the hit musicals "Fiddler on the Roof" West Side Story" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". If you like the music of Scott Joplin you will enjoy the selection from "Ragtime" - the new American musical which is currently taking all major U.S. cities by storm. We linger a little longer in theatre-land for music from "Showboat". A classic of the musical theatre, it still remains one of the most popular musicals ever written.

As our concert falls on Armistice Day, we would like to include some items which reflect this occasion. There is Robert Farnon's magnificent "Colditz March", Richard Rodgers' stirring score for the film "Victory at Sea", a Medley of World War Two songs arranged by Ian Gourlay and Haydn Wood's "Roses of Picardy".

To complete our bumper programme are the gypsy favourite "Hejre Kati" played by our leader Lawrence Dunn, Arthur Blake's romantic Latin-American composition "Moonlight in Martinique", the ever-popular Intermezzo from "Cavalliera Rusticana", and to mark the centenary of the death of Arthur Sullivan we feature music from "The Mikado" and the charming "Graceful Dance" from "Henry VIII".

Making a welcome return to the ELO is guest soloist - tenor, Peter Alexander Wilson whose selection of songs inclues "A Wand'ring Minstrel", Franz Lehar's "My Maiden, O Maiden", "My Ain Folk" and other popular vocal gems.

We are confident that the November programme has something for everyone as we strive to maintain the standards which you have come to expect.

SUMMER CONCERT NEWS

27th May 2000 - 7.30 p.m. - Queen's Hall Edinburgh

We have changed the format of our summer concert to give you the rare opportunity to hear one of the most popular piano pieces of the 20th century. On May 27th you will have the chance to hear Richard Addinsell's magnificent Warsaw Concerto in all its splendour. David Lyle is our soloist, and he will also play Carl Davis' charming theme from the BBC television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Our summer Journey into Melody commences with Broadway Tonight! - a medley of tunes from popular stage musicals. Our line-up also includes selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I - a new production of which opens in London's West-End this summer. Music by Scottish composers and with a distinctly Scottish flavour features prominently in our programme. Fred Hartley's superb arrangement of the traditional reel The Flowers o' Edinburgh will set your feet tapping as will The Para Handy Polka - Ian Gourlay's theme from BBC Television's "The Vital Spark"; and in complete contrast - Arthur Blake's Romance from "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". For good measure there is Eric Coates ' stirring Dam Busters March.

For the Leader's solo spot, Lawrence Dunn will play the beautiful Meditation from "Thais" - a regular favourite with listeners to Classic FM, and Elizabeth McKeon is our guest soloist with a selection of songs from such works as Lehar's Guiditta, The Phantom of the Opera, Kismet and The Sorceror. Also included in Elizabeth's selection is Cèsar Franck's Magnificent Panis Angelicus.

So please join us on 27th May for another evening of your favourite melodies.

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