Ronald Binge (1910–1979), arr. Peter Madge: Elizabethan Serenade played by members of the Hobart Society of Recorder Players & Hobart Guitar Society
When this well-known piece was first played by the Mantovani orchestra in 1951, it was simply titled Andante cantabile, although the original orchestral manuscript parts in Ronald Binge’s own hand show the title The Man in the Street (possibly the title of an early television documentary). The name was altered by the composer to reflect the post-war optimism of a “new Elizabethan Age” that began with the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in February 1952.
James Hook (1746 – 1827): Trio No 1 in D major played by Members of the Hobart Society of Recorder Players
James Hook was an English composer, organist and harpsichordist who composed keyboard music, chamber music, songs (most notably The Lass of Richmond Hill), oratorios and operas. The present work comes from his Six Trios for Three Flutes, Opus 83 (c.1795).
Asgeir Aarøen: Draumar i måneskin / Dreams in the Moonlight, played by members of the Hobart Society of Recorder Players & Hobart Guitar Society
Norwegian guitarist Asgeir Aarøen plays mainly flamenco as well as his own compostions. His main project is the band Stavanger Latinkvartett. He also plays classical and electric guitar. In his home town in Norway there is a beautiful lake where he used to go running in the moonlight: this piece reminds him of the people he has loved and lost.