52,943 reviews
and more.. and still writing ...

Search MusicWeb Here



International mailing

  Founder: Len Mullenger             Editor in Chief: John Quinn               Contact Seen and Heard here  

A r t s




Evington Hill Farm, 8th-11th October 2004



5.00 Assemble and welcome

7.30 Dinner

After dinner:

Holst: Two Songs without Words; a selection of Partsongs; Brook Green Suite



8.15 Breakfast

    1. Holst: The Planets (1)

10.45 Coffee

11.15 Holst: The Planets (2)

    1. Lunch

Afternoon visit to the Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham

7.30 Dinner

After dinner:

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus; Tuba Concerto



8.15 Breakfast

9.30 Holst: Fugal Concerto; Egdon Heath; The Perfect Fool

10.45 Coffee

    1. Ivor Gurney: The Western Playland

Herbert Howells: Pastoral Rhapsody; Take him, earth, for cherishing

12.30 Lunch

4.00 Tea

4.30 Holst: Suite, Beni Mora; The Hymn of Jesus

    1. Dinner



8.15 Breakfast

9.30 Departure




Friday 8th - Monday 11th October 2004

Evington Hill Farm, The Leigh, Gloucestershire

The House www.evingtonhillfarm.co.uk

Located between Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, Evington Hill Farm is a lovely old house set in some four acres and dating back to circa 1580. The Gloucestershire History record identifies it as formerly the Manor Court House. The large comfortable beamed sitting room has a wonderful Tudor fireplace with a wood burning stove. Guests take their meals in the characterful surroundings of the heavily beamed dining room.

The Course

Holst is in many respects the least known of the great English composers, and there are countless masterpieces beyond his greatest work, the orchestral suite The Planets. Our weekend will explore the range and nature of his achievement, including a visit to the Holst Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham. There will be musical illustrations on excellent hi-fi equipment.

The weekend is designed as an informal ‘house party’. Guests need only the ability to enjoy music; no technical knowledge will be required.

Terry Barfoot writes widely on music for Britain’s leading journals, orchestras, festivals and record companies. He lectures at venues throughout the country and is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

The Weekend

Course members will arrive on Friday at 5pm and depart after breakfast on Monday.

Arts in Residence offers an excellent cuisine including a four course dinner with wine every evening.

Cost: £275.00 to include all meals, wine, beverages, course fees and accommodation.

Booking: Arts in Residence, 25, Mulberry Lane, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2QU.

£50.00 per person deposit with booking.

Cheques payable to Arts in Residence.

Enquiries: 02392 383356

r t s









Advertising on

Donate and keep us afloat


New Releases

Naxos Classical

Click to see New Releases
Get 10% off using code musicweb10

Nimbus Podcast

Obtain 10% discount

Special offer 50% off
15CDs £83 incl. postage

Musicweb sells the following labels

Altus 10% off
Atoll 10% off
CRD 10% off
Hallé 10% off
Lyrita 10% off
Nimbus 10% off
Nimbus Alliance
Prima voce 10% off
Red Priest 10% off
Retrospective 10% off
Saydisc 10% off
Sterling 10% off

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our free weekly review listing

Sample: See what you will get

Editorial Board
MusicWeb International
Founding Editor
Rob Barnett
Editor in Chief
John Quinn
Seen & Heard
Editor Emeritus
   Bill Kenny
MusicWeb Webmaster
   David Barker
Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb Founder
   Len Mullenger

Return to Index

Untitled Document

Reviews from previous months
Join the mailing list and receive a hyperlinked weekly update on the discs reviewed. details
We welcome feedback on our reviews. Please use the Bulletin Board
Please paste in the first line of your comments the URL of the review to which you refer.