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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000255.txt from 2002/02

From: "Jim Hobby" <jhobby@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Holst: Songs Of The West
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 18:00:56 -0500

>From: "Tim Roberts" <timr@-----.com>

>Yes. The original Songs of the West, opus 21a in 1906, was an orchestral
>piece. However, I have found absolutely no references to performances of
>anything other than the very nice Curnow arrangement for wind ensemble.
>
>If you'll excuse the cliche, I find this piece to be very Holst-like.
Anyone
>who enjoys the two Military Suites would enjoy Songs of the West.

Excellent! I love almost anything Holst. I've already ordered one of the
CDs, along with a new CD of the classic Eastman recording on the Military
Suites. (To replace the LP that has as many scratches as it has notes.)

I searched a few places and didn't find the orchestral version, either as
performance or the score/parts for sale. I'm looking forward to hearing
this. I love finding a piece with which I'm not familiar.

Jim

Jim

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