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BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Laurance Turner
Guest Conductor, Leslie Heward
One of the most charming of Hoist's orchestral works is the ' Somerset
Rhapsody'. It was written in 1906 at the request of Cecil Sharp , to
. whom it is dedicated, but it was rewritten in the following year, and first performed in 1910. The work is founded on three Somerset folk songs collected by Cecil Sharp— ' Sheep Shearing Song ', 'High Germany ', and ' The Lovers' Farewell '.
TKese three melodies are arranged in accordance with a rough programme on these lines. The lovely pastoral tune ' Sheep Shearing' suggests a peaceful Somerset landscape. But soon.distant trumpet calls are heard ; a troop of soldiers is approaching. A recruit takes farewell of his sweetheart. Finally the march dies away again in the distance and the piece ends softly as it began.


Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Cecil Sharp

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