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Director, R. W. DAVISON
WHY Schubert left his Eighth Symphony unfinished, nobody knows. Its two-
Movements-and-a-bit were written, probably in the space of no more than a week or ten days, in 1822, six years before the Composer's death, and the music remained in manuscript, quite unknown, for forty-five years !
We are now to hear the First Movement, which contains some of Schubert's finest melodies, and nobly expresses his deeper, graver emotions.
Most listeners will be familiar wjth the original orchestra! form of the Movement and will doubtless be interested to hear how it is transcribed for a Band consisting entirety of Brass instruments. Regimental March of the Somerset Regiment'


Director: R. W. Davison


THIS is straightforward music, with spirited tunes and swinging rhythms.
We have three separate pieces, or Movements. The FIRST MOVEMENT is as good an expression of vigorous, healthy enjoyment as you could find. The right description for it seems to be that it is full of gusto, or the joy of life.
The SECOND MOVEMENT is slow, meditative and soothing.
The LAST MOVEMENT is a gay piece in unflagging high spirits. One tune comes round several times, the Violin going upon short adventures in between.

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