GUSTAV HOLST (AND OTHER COMPOSERS
Evington Hill Farm, 8th-11th
5.00 Assemble and welcome
Holst: Two Songs without Words; a
selection of Partsongs; Brook Green
- Holst: The Planets (1)
11.15 Holst: The Planets (2)
Afternoon visit to the Holst Birthplace
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Variants
of Dives and Lazarus; Tuba Concerto
9.30 Holst: Fugal Concerto; Egdon
Heath; The Perfect Fool
- Ivor Gurney: The Western Playland
Herbert Howells: Pastoral Rhapsody;
Take him, earth, for cherishing
4.30 Holst: Suite, Beni Mora; The
Hymn of Jesus
A HOLST WEEKEND
Friday 8th - Monday 11th
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.
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.
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
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.
to include all meals, wine, beverages,
course fees and accommodation.
in Residence, 25, Mulberry Lane, Cosham,
Portsmouth, PO6 2QU.
£50.00 per person deposit
Cheques payable to Arts