Hamilton Harty In Ireland
Mykola Lysenko La Tristesse (arranged for alto flute and harp)
Grieg To Spring (arranged for solo harp)
Gareth Farr Taheke
William Alwyn Naiades: Fantasy Sonata
Ian Clarke Hypnosis
John Rutter Suite Antique
There is much representation of the natural world in this programme: not only of a home country and a season of the year, but of three waterfalls in New Zealand (Gareth Farr’s ‘Taheke’) and of the nymphs of streams and fountains in Greek mythology (Alwyn’s Naiades). The rest of the programme is made up of an elegy from the Ukrainian Romantic composer Lysenko; a very popular dreamy piece by the British flautist/composer Ian Clarke; and a work by John Rutter, each movement of which is based on a Baroque or Classical style. This imaginative programme showcases the beauty of these instruments which will be played by two marvellous musicians: Sarah Newbold (sub-principal flute with the Orchestra of St Martin in the Fields) and Katherine Thomas (principal harp with the CBSO).