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  • Prayerbook - Music & Religion - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    WSB select discography WSB select bibliography Queen Victoria s Musical Knights Videos Contact Prayerbook Music Religion Prayerbook an oratorio by the concert pianist BBC presenter and Elgar expert David Owen Norris made quite a splash when first heard in Dorchester Abbey October 2006 Now an inspired performance at St Mary s Andover by weighty musical forces led by the Andover Choral Society has revealed more fully the depths and attraction

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  • The Jolly Roger - Music & Comedy - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    Early Pianos WSB 200 Sterndale Bennett Performances WSB select discography WSB select bibliography Queen Victoria s Musical Knights Videos Contact The Jolly Roger Music Comedy The Jolly Roger An opera for radio by David Owen Norris Persons of the action A cowardly Pirate Captain tenor Steans an elderly Pirate the same tenor The Cabin Boy soprano Mr Thomas rated Able Bodied baritone The Master at Arms busy down below The Narrator tutti Parrot Chorus of Seagulls Mermaids Leviathan Corps de Ballet of Sharks Accompanied by piano Duration about 50 minutes Prologue It is a curious story Scene 1 The Tavern Samba Are we enough dear boy Recitative The old man there can keep a look out Scene 2 The Island March Pirates on a Treasure Hunt with parrot obbligato Scene 3 The Remote Bermudas Hymn Where the remote Bermudas lie Marvell A Sea Interlude Scene 4 The Ship Hornpipe Anchor s aweigh Party Piece A rovin with contributions from Byron Party Piece The Pirate Joke duet for one tenor Party Piece Shenandoah with contributions from Macbeth Scene 5 The Plank Recitative Hands in the air Aria eroica Spare my life I beg Trio minacciato Shiver me timbers Recitative Where s

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  • For Dot's Nuns - a homage to Elgar - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    s Nuns a homage to Elgar Accompanied Chant by Sir Edward Elgar Adapted to the Office of Evensong by David Owen Norris for the Gloucester Saint Cecilia Singers Premiere Church of the Immaculate Conception Beeches Green Stroud 7 45pm May 9th 2015 Elgar s sister Dot became the Mother Superior of a convent in Stroud now the Church of the Immaculate Conception In 1906 Elgar wrote a piece entitled For Dot s Nuns Often assumed to be an incomplete sketch for organ and voice it is in fact a self sufficient and ingenious accompaniment to a monotone doubtless intended to be adapted to particular texts by the singers at Dot s convent who would have had plenty of time to devote to the intricacies of the procedure probably not bothering to write anything down Emulating Elgar s own pragmatism I have adapted his chordal progressions to the texts with the greatest opportunities for performance the Office of Evensong the General Confession the First Our Father the Creed the Lesser Litany the Second Our Father I have expanded the progressions slightly in order to expand the form a procedure analogous to his Fourth Improvisation And I have developed the ghostly melodic

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  • Performances & Projects - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    Discography Early Pianos WSB 200 Sterndale Bennett Performances WSB select discography WSB select bibliography Queen Victoria s Musical Knights Videos Contact Performances Projects Click on the drop down list for details Contact Norris directly if you d like to promote these performance ideas best of all is Constant Lambert s Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments This little known piece firmly demonstrates Lambert s mastery of symphonic jazz a term

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  • The Baronet & the Playboy: Piano Portraits - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    Stool Radio Television The Playlist Series Building a Library Discography Early Pianos WSB 200 Sterndale Bennett Performances WSB select discography WSB select bibliography Queen Victoria s Musical Knights Videos Contact The Baronet the Playboy Piano Portraits Francis Poulenc Les soirées de Nazelles 1936 Préambule The Acme of Distinction Heart on Sleeve Flippancy Discretion Train of Thought Coaxing Charm Pleased with Himself A Taste for Misfortune Old but Spry Finale a self portrait of Poulenc In the darkly hectic Thirties the composer Francis Poulenc would drive to the next château down the Loire from his own for jovial evenings with the neighbour he called Auntie Liénard He explained The variations that form the centre of this work were improvised at Nazelles during long country evenings where the author played at portraits with friends gathered round the piano We don t know exactly who the variations represent except for the Finale that s the man himself but we have Poulenc s evocative titles Spurred on by them Martin Rowson cartoonist of the Guardian newspaper has created marvellous characters drawn on the spot as Norris played the music a remarkable act of willed synaesthesia preserved on film Twenty minutes of brilliantissimo said Poulenc

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  • A Dream of Germany: Music's War-Torn World - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    Williams Four Hymns The centenary of the outbreak of the Great War is an important opportunity to consider the cost of conflict and celebrate the achievements of international coöperation Historically musicians make a splendid case study of the fruitfulness of international amity For many many years British composers were inspired to study and work in Leipzig Dresden Frankfurt and Berlin while German musicians pursued careers in London The sudden loss of centuries of fertile musical exchange between Britain and the great cultural centres of Germany is one of the least appreciated consequences of the Great War Back in the eighteenth century musicians from Leipzig found that Great Britain with its German speaking court was a desirable haven from the stresses of the Seven Years War Carl Friedrich Abel for whom JS Bach wrote the gamba sonatas arrived in London in 1759 the piano maker Zumpe followed in 1760 and JC Bach arrived in 1762 Zumpe invented a new type of square piano and Bach Abel wrote concertos for it the world s first piano concertos created in London by Germans In the 1830s and 1840s Felix Mendelssohn was the darling of English musical society and his orchestra and conservatoire at Leipzig became the focal point of all English musical aspiration William Sterndale Bennett later Professor at Cambridge and Principal of the Royal Academy of Music was taken under Mendelssohn s wing there in 1836 After the latter s death the Mendelssohn scholarship brought Sterndale Bennett s pupil Arthur Sullivan to study at the Leipzig Conservatoire from 1858 to 1861 John Francis Barnett was a fellow student of Sullivan s who went on to become professor of composition at the Guildhall School of Music in London Charles Villiers Stanford one of the most successful composition teachers of all time with Holst Vaughan Williams Herbert Howells Arthur Bliss amongst his pupils studied in Leipzig and Berlin Hubert Parry Professor at Oxford and Director of the Royal College of Music after lessons in London with Sterndale Bennett and in Stuttgart with the English émigré Henry Hugo Pierson ended up back in London with the German émigré Edward Dannreuther who had studied in Leipzig under Moscheles Walter Battison Haynes a chorister at Malvern studied in Leipzig too under Carl Reinecke Edward Elgar too poor and provincial to manage his dream of formal study there nonetheless enjoyed a whirlwind fortnight of concerts over New Year 1883 Fritz later Frederick Delius studied there from 1886 to 1888 In the later nineteenth century an Anglo German musical community thrived in Dresden just down the railway line from Leipzig Gerard Cobb who had been a student at Trinity College Cambridge studied in Dresden at the encouragement of Sterndale Bennett He returned to Trinity College and became the Bursar in which capacity he helped Stanford another Trinity man to get to Leipzig Cobb s settings of Kipling s Barrack Room Ballads enjoyed an enormous vogue during the Boer War Most prominent of the Dresden Anglo German musicians was the

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  • Karg-Elert Newsletter on A Dream of Germany - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    s transcription of Elgar s First Symphony in 1988 followed by the long awaited recording of Falstaff in 2009 from the unpublished MS in the British Library also made by David Owen Norris To hear a live performance of this remarkable work a tour de force of the arranger s art was a riveting experience at the hands of such a masterly player who tackled its fiendish technical difficulties with remarkable insight and conviction Elgar s large orchestral palette might seem not to transfer well to the keyboard but such was the arranger s understanding of the piano s capabilities that this extensive work possessed a freshness all its own in the authoritative reading given by David Owen Norris when one could only marvel at the achievements both of arranger and performer There was an expectant buzz before the performance of Karg Elert s Cello Sonata in the last of the day s concerts Here another formidable pianistic challenge awaited David Owen Norris who had tirelessly provided accompaniments throughout the day s programme He was now joined by the distinguished cellist Dr Joseph Spooner whose rapport with the accompanist made for a totally integrated performance where the complexities of the

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  • Notes from the Piano Stool - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    WSB select discography WSB select bibliography Queen Victoria s Musical Knights Videos Contact Notes from the Piano Stool A piano recital with a difference Here s how it might appear in an Arts Centre brochure David Owen Norris s musical world is a wide one harpist for the RSC operatic repetiteur at Covent Garden a parish church organist playing Piano Concertos in the Proms director of the Cardiff International Festival

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