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Recent additions  
Cowbridge Music Festival [Patron Nicola Benedetti] Music in the City, Southampton
Music in Salisbury    
Organ matters in Salisbury Lyme Regis Organ School Pipe Up. Training for young organists
Educational Piano Resources      
Production Advice.Ian Shepherd's excellent serious site on sound mastering/engineering; mixing; recording; loudness

MuseScore Sheet music download

 

 

Local Orchestras and Choirs
City of Southampton Orchestra  [My orchestra] Southampton Choral Society
Southampton Concert Orchestra [Hugh's orchestra] Southampton Philharmonic Choir
Southampton University Symphony Orchestra Southampton Concert Wind Band
Southampton University Sinfonietta Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra
Southampton Youth Orchestra Welsh National Opera
Southampton University Chamber Choir Oxford Rehearsal Day
   
Charity Symphony Orchestra The Havant Orchestra
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Venues Local resources National Resources
     
Southampton Guildhall Note-Ability Excellent local shop now closed Music for hire, This site below
Turner Sims Concert Hall Triangle Pianos  Good stock of all music More Asian Music Circuit
Thornden Hall Geoff Denyer Violins Winchester J&A Beare Top dealer
Romsey Abbey Restalls the violin shop Midhurst Countess of Munster Trust
Mayflower Theatre Arc-Verona String instruments Romsey
Nuffield Theatre Thestringzone Online Surrey-based shop The Arts Council
Central Hall Southampton Music in Romsey Music Dictionary
Cadogan Hall Art Asia Music information
Southbank Centre University Music Department Music at Ease
Wigmore Hall

Southampton Music Services

Making music
    Music Web International
    Kalmus LINKS great resource
     

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Music purchase Sheet music downloads Music on line
Fullermusic excellent uk site [strings] Guide to many sites for this Spotify [free listening]
Chappell London shop Petrucci Music Library (The best) YouTube
Presto classical shop, reviews WIMA: Werner Icking Music Archive Classic Cat [free downloads]
Musicroom shop Free-Scores BBC Classical music
Note-Ability Classic Cat

ClassicFM

Di-Arezzo Musicaviva  
Goodmusic publishing 8notes Monteverdi For videos
Sheetmusicplus Mutopia Classical music online broadcast
Music-Exchange, Manchester Dots4Strings  
8notes Music for Strings  
Boosey Shop MuseScore  
StGeorgeMusic    
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Music shops online
Publishers
Also see Music purchase Boosey & Hawkes    Oxford University Press
Strings Express [Excellent; Very quick] Chester/Novello Schott
Chappell London shop Faber Stainer & Bell
Musicroom shop Goodmusic publishing Schirmer
Thestringzone Online Surrey-based shop Kalmus International Music Co
Arkivmusic Excellent American source Peters Ricordi
Boosey shop Breitkopf & Hartel Music Publishers Assn. USA
Becketts, Southampton [not good] Complete list of music publishers
Purchase of CDs
Amazon PRESTO classical Selections    
ArchivMusic: Good way of finding CDs - then buy in UK  
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Music hire
Westminster music library Havant Orchestra Hiring Advice
Encore music catalogue SUSO hire Colin's list
Pocket Publications United Music Publishers Bathgate Concert Orchestra
OUP Music for hire SYO list  
Schott Music Centre for Young Musicians library  
Boosey & Hawkes Josef-Weinberger  
Peters    

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                                     THE CELLO
General Cello Stuff
The sound of the Cello (YouTube performances; video)
Cello Heaven [forum] Cellists Cello works [Many performers]
Internet Cello Society Pei-Sian Ng CONCERTOS SONATAS
The Cello: Great Wikipedia site Pei-Sian & Pei-Jee Ng (Elena) Dvorak Bach [Unaccompanied]
E & E Cello music Pei-Sian & Pei-Jee Ng (Popper) Haydn  
Cellos2Go US shop Rostropovich Elgar Bach
  Pablo Casals Shostakovich Beethoven
  Yo Yo Ma Saint Saens Rachmaninov
Pei-Sian Ng  Cellist Danill Shafran Schumann Prokoviev
Pei-Jee Ng  Cellist Steven Isserlis Vivaldi Vivaldi
Rostropovich Biography [Wilson] Misch Maisky Schumann [Maisky] Brahms No 1
  Natalia Gutman   Brahms No 2
Pei-Sian Ng CD Rachmaninov Du Pre   Franck
  Paul Tortelier   Britten
  Pierre Fournier   Mendelssohn No 1
Master Classes [YouTube] Maurice Gendron   Mendelssohn No 2
Tortelier Master Classes Janos Starker    
Rostropovich master class Heinrich Schiff Special recommendations [Only just started this list]
Isserlis Han-Na Chang Rostropovich/Richter; Beethoven
Andre Navarra [Lessons] Piatagorsky Shostakovich Sonata (II) Rostropovich
Leonard Rose Monighetti Han-Na Chang Shostakovich concerto (I)
    Han-Na Chang Haydn Concerto (I)
  Crazy Electric Cellos Han-Na Chang Haydn Concerto (III)
  Mad Cello Music Piatagorsky plays Chopin
     
     

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Musicians;  Websites    
John Traill [Conductor and composer]    
Ruth Palmer Violinist. Agent: Quartz    
Jason Lai [Conductor]    
Pei-Sian Ng  Cellist   At Wigmore Hall    
Pei-Jee Ng  Cellist    
Chloe Hanslip violin    
Hoffnung    
IMGartists  agent    
     

Insurance
The most usual insurer of musical instruments is Allianz [previously British Reserve]. When they took over British reserve a new company was established by some previous employees; this company is Newmoon Insurance.
Newmoon Insurance      Website    
My insurance was 15% cheaper.
 
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YouTube Performances
Note that sometimes you have to wait for an advert to play before seeing the performance
Piano Trios Cello (Many performers) on YouTube  
Piano quartets    
String Quartets SHOSTAKOVICH plays his piano concerto  
Symphonies Piano quintet Shostakovich [Maisky, Bell, Argerich]  
  David Oistrakhsky plays Tchaikovsky  
Concertos    
City of Southampton Orchestra    
Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. Aria; Dansa  
         Alternative Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. Aria  
Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1. II Preludio (Modinha)  

Piano Trios from YouTube Piano quartets  
Smetana Mvt 1
Smetana Mvt 2
Smetana Mvt 3
Faure 1st piano quartet in C minor (Quatour Ebene)
Faure 1st piano quartet in C minor (Leopold Trio)
 

Saint Saens No 2 Movt 1.

   
Tchaikovsky piano trio Op 50 complete     By Kissin, Bell Maisky  
Shostakovich No. 2. Op 67. Mvt 1
Shostakovich No 2. op 67 Mvt 2
Shostakovich No 2.Op. 67. Mvt 3

Shostakovich No 2. Mvt 4
   

String quartets from YouTube    
Schubert Death and the Maiden Quartet Ia   Ib   2a   2b   3    4    
Mozart K458   I  II   III   IV    
Mozart K575. I   IV    
Beethoven Op 18 No 1. Mvts I   II   III    IV        
Beethoven Op 18 No 4. Mvts I   II   III    IV;     Other versions:    III    
Beethoven Op 18 No 6. Mvts I   II   III    IV    
Debussy Op 10   Mvts I  II   III   IV    
Shostakovich No 1. Mvts     II     III    
Shostakovich No 8. Mvts I & II     III     IV & V    
Beethoven Op 127 by Ysaye quartet complete quartet    
     
     

Symphonies    
Carl Nielsen 4th Symphony      Sound only      Mvt    II    III    IV           
Carl Nielsen 4th Symphony     Great Videos:   Mvt IV only: BBC Symphony   Danish National    
Copland Symphony No 3    Mvt I    Mvt II    Mvt III   Mvt IV    Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra    
Shostakovich Symphony No 7 The Leningrad      Gergiev           Marion Alsop       2nd Violin part; performance of whole symphony    
     
     
     
Concertos
Gershwin Piano concerto Mvt I   Mvt II part 1       Mvt II part 2      Mvt III
 
The concerto used in Yu-Na Kim 2009 GPF LP 'Gershwin Piano Concerto major' - 2010 Olympic Champion Queen Yuna
                          



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Miscellaneous bits and pieces  
Patel: Neuroscience Elgar and Debussy Gramophone magazine  
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL Indian Music   Introduction  
My files Indian Rag Fundamental  
CD list xls BBC CD review  
Derren Brown 'Mental conducting' The Snowman; Youtube [Biggs/Blake  
Snowman BBC Clasical music magazine  
Elgar Opus1Clasical for concerts worldwide  
  Guardian magazine  
Bach Double concerto [Many performances]    
Bach Double concerto [Menuhin/Oistrakh; 1st] Kennedy surprise  
Bach Double concerto [Menuhin/Oistrakh; 2nd]
   
Bach double 1st mvt.     2nd Mvt
Rachel Podger & Andrew Manze
   
Bach Double concerto 3rd mvt. Menuhin/Voicu    
     

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City of Southampton Orchestra
                  
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Click here for:  New Season 2016-2017
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Website: www.csorchestra.org   

Principal Conductor: John Traill     
Links to YouTube Performances of works to be played in our next concert
TakeNote for September 2016
Previous Annual Brochures
Recent previous concerts
All previous concerts: A database of all concerts between 1971 and 2015
 
VIDEOS of CSO [Bachianos Brasileiros;   Vaughan Williams' London symphony]
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Cello parts as pdf files downloaded from the Petrucci Music Library
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances;     Sibelius violin concerto;   Adams The chairman dances
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TakeNote for September 2016

TakeNote: November 2016

Editor: Chris Anthony. C.anthony@soton.ac.uk.     www.chris-anthony.co.uk/music.html

TakeNote  provides a convenient page of information about the orchestra. It will be produced for the first of each group of rehearsals. If there is anything you would like to include contact Chris. Note that the CSO website has information about all concerts and useful links to conductors, performers and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Chairman’s welcome

Dear musicians, Welcome to our 2016-17 concert season. When I look at our plans I see a season full of masterpieces, from Bartok's exciting Concerto for Orchestra (which CSO last performed more than 25 years ago), through piano  concertos from Shostakovich and Grieg, the Beethoven Pastoral Symphony, and Tchaikovsky's Pathetique. We will also be joining forces with Romsey Choral Society for a wonderful season finale  -  opening the Romsey  Festival 2017.

We welcome two guest conductors, both back by popular demand. And of course John Traill will be conducting in Romsey abbey and at the helm of the Family Concert, which is such a highlight for many of us.

Many thanks to those of you who have helped with the orchestra in recent years. We hope everyone will continue to contribute to the life of orchestra and make us one big CSO family!

Committee members

Chair, Ian Partridge: chair@csorchestra.org

Orchestral Manager, Gina Briant: manager@csorchestra.org

Publicity Manager, Lucy Jurd:  lucycox@mac.com

Treasurer, Paul Watson: treasurer@csorchestra.org 

Secretary, Annie Taylor: secretary@csorchestra.org

Website , Ian Partridge: webmaster@csorchestra.org

General,  Annastasia Radford: theviolinchick@hotmail.com

General, Sarah Smith: tickets@csorchestra.org

CSO Subscriptions payable now 

Standard: £125;  members over 65: £95. Enquiries to treasurer Paul Watson. Payment:  Preferably by bank transfer to City of Southampton Orchestra, Royal Bank of Scotland, Account no 00162565, Sort code 16-31-37.  Payment by cash or cheque (to City of Southampton Orchestra) is OK but

involves more work.

Useful websites. Most of these have links on CSO site. Please suggest others of interest

 CSO http://www.csorchestra.org/

John Traill (conductor)  http://www.johntraill.co.uk/

Cayenna Ponchione (guest conductor) http://cayennaponchione.com/

Ashok Gupta (piano) http://www.ashokgupta.co.uk/

Nicolas Nebout (guest conductor) http://www.nicolasnebout.com/

Marc Corbett-Weaver (piano) (http://www.marccorbett-weaver.com/

Michael Foyle (violin) http://www.michaelfoyle.org/

Chris Anthony (archives of all CSO concerts and publicity material) http://chris-anthony.co.uk/music.html

 
CSO Facebook pages These are useful for obtaining or providing information. To access our pages go to FaceBook and type City of Southampton Orchestra in the search bar. Choose public or private. To join the private group click on it and click on the green JOIN button. You will then be accepted by the administrator.

Concert Programmes

2nd October (Sunday). St. Mary’s Church, Mozart Clarinet Concerto. Conductor Ian Partridge; Clarinet, Anton Crout.

12th November. Thornden. Britten's‌;  Shostakovich­.‌; Bartók. Conductor Cayenna Ponchione; Piano, Ashok Gupta.

21st January. Central. FAMILYCONCERT­: Patterson,­‌; Dukas, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Ravel, Mother Goose Suite (excerpts); Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King;  Anderson/Lopez, Music from Frozen. Conductor, John Traill. Narrator, Phil Cheeseman.

18th March. Turner. Mendelssohn, Ruy Blas; Grieg. Piano Concerto; Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 “Pastoral”. Conductor, Nicolas Nebout; Piano, Marc Corbett-Weaver

29th April. Romsey. Brahms, Tragic Overture; Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto; Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6      “Pathétique” Conductor, John Traill; Violin, Michael Foyle.

1st. Romsey. Gala Concert to open Romsey Arts Festival.Romsey Choral Society.

Rehearsal Schedule for first 7 weeks

Sept 6

Sept 13

Sept 20

Sept 27

Oct 4

Oct 11

Oct 18

7.15 Britten

Sectionals

7.15 Bartok 5

7.15 Bartok 2,1

7.15 Shostakovich

7.15 Britten

Sectionals

8.0 Bartok 1,3

 

8.30 Britten

8.30 Strings only

8.00 Bartok 5

8.45 Bartok

 

8.45 Bartok 5,4,2

 

 

 

8.45 Bartok 3,4

Complete, in order

 



The Vision of The Reverend Eric Johnson in Romsey Abbey during our Elgar concert

 

Eric is a friend I met at School about 60 years ago. He moved recently to Dorset and so had little choice about coming  at last to one of our concerts. The following (slightly edited) is from the ‘Pew Leaflet’ of St. George’s Church, Christchurch.

 

Two thousand years ago St. John the Divine had a vision of The Kingdom of God which he wrote down in the Book of Revelation. So have I, but my vision was more recent and I'm writing it down now. His vision of the coming of The Kingdom involved violent struggles between the forces of Good and Evil, mythical beasts, cosmic events, lakes of fire and a new Kingdom coming down from on high. My less-spectacular vision came to me sitting on a hard seat in Romsey Abbey. The fact that it was a church doesn't really come into it, it could have been any large, indoor space. The occasion was a concert of works by twentieth century English composers, given by the City of Southampton Orchestra. My friend of long standing, Chris Anthony, was playing 'cello.

As the evening progressed I got to thinking about what was actually going on. There was all the physics of sound, vibrations in wood and brass, strings and percussion, transmission through the air, the biology of hearing - but more than that there was the human side.

Here were about sixty musicians from all different backgrounds, different ages, men and women playing different instruments, all working together to create a unique, musical happening. Each had his or her individual skills and accomplishments. They had obviously rehearsed conscientiously to interpret the dots on the pages according to the wishes of their conductor, with respect to the intentions of the composers, and together they created, by integration of their skills, rapturous, living music in the experience of their audience. To me this was a vision of the way people can work together, uniting their varied skills to create transcendent harmony and beauty. To me, it was a vision, a model, of the way men and women  can express love and create peace and justice in our sometimes sad world. When it happens it is what I think of as the Kingdom of God.


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Previous Annual Brochures
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2013-2014 Annual Brochure

2012-2013 Annual Brochure
2011-2012 Annual Brochure
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2009 - 2010  Annual Brochure

2008 - 2009 Annual Brochure
 
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Some reviews of our soloist
Ruth Palmer:

Ruth’s debut CD with the Philharmonia Orchestra was released to huge critical acclaim worldwide
and the Philharmonia Orchestra subsequently invited Ruth to tour the Prokofiev Concerto with them. “Palmer’s bow has a demonic edge and her tone is so intense that one cannot turn away” wrote Rick Jones in The Times and International Record Review said . “If I hear a greater record of Shostakovich’s music this year, I shall be astonished” an opinion echoed
by Andrew Clements in the Guardian, and also Classic FM magazine who made it January 2007
CD of the month.
Violinist Ruth Palmer brings glamour and engagement to the concert stage and is fast developing an international reputation for her intense physical performances, deeply sonorous sound and championing of new music. She won
the Young British Classical Performer 2007 award
at the Classical BRITs.

Ruth Palmer's inspiring website

 

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All previous concerts [1971 - 2009; Word documents]
This database has been compiled by Tony Pill, a cellist with the orchestra during this whole period
Complete programmes

Works performed
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