Sunday, 1 January 2012

A Happy and Prosperous New Year 
to All Readers of 
The Land of Lost Content

Composer Anniversaries for 2012:-
William Vincent Wallace 1812-1865 200th Anniversary of Birth
Frederic Delius 1862-1934  150th Anniversary of Birth
Edward German 1862-1936 150th Anniversary of Birth
Daniel Jones 1912-1993 Centenary of Birth
Samuel Coleridge Taylor 1875-1912 Centenary of Death
John Ireland 1879-1962 50th Anniversary of Death

Some important works that are celebrating significant anniversaries include:-
150 years ago:-
Sir Arthur Sullivan’s The Tempest – incidental music(completed 1861, but first performed at Crystal Palace in 1862)
100 years ago:-
Sir Edward Elgar: The Music Makers for contralto, chorus and orchestra- first performed at, the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival, 1912
Fred. Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, for orchestra -composed 1912, f.p.1913
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: Symphonic Fantasia (Symphony No.5)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Phantasy Quintet for Strings (f.p.1914)
Gustav Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig-Veda, Group 4
Josef Holbrooke: The Children of Don, opera
Frank Bridge: String Sextet
John Ireland: Greater Love Hath No Man, motet
Arnold Bax: Christmas Eve on the Mountains, for orchestra (revised 1921) Nympholept, for orchestra (orchestrated 1915)

The 50th Anniversary Compositions will feature in a subsequent post.

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