May 2015

  1. Obscure Music Monday: Parry's Elegy for Organ

    As those of us in the United States honor the fallen on this Memorial Day, we take a look at a more somber work, the Elegy by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. This short work for organ (not to be confused with Parry's Elegy for Brahms, which was written for orchestra) is a stately, refined work, written to honor Sidney, 14th Earl of Pembroke, at his funeral on April 7, 1913. Continue reading →
  2. Obscure Music Monday: Holst's Terzetto

    This week, we take a look at a work by Gustav Holst with a unique instrumentation, his Terzetto for Flute, Oboe, & Viola. While known for his massive orchestral work The Planets, Holst's style for his other works is less the massive movie music sounds of the plants, and more daring in tonality. Continue reading →
  3. Obscure Music Monday: Hummel's Gesellschafts Rondo

    This week’s Obscure Music Monday selection is the Gesellschafts Rondo by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. The “Society” Rondo, as the name translates, is a light-hearted, but refined work for piano and orchestra that is rarely performed today. Continue reading →

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