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CD containing A Festival Overture

A Festival Overture
Especially composed for the Saffron Walden Festival

DATE WRITTEN  1963
FIRST PERFORMANCE  23 May 1964
Essex Youth Orchestra with the composer
FIRST PROMENADE PERFORMANCE  2 August 1965

REVIEW FROM MUSIC WEB
A Festival Overture is another cracking British concert overture which would be happy in any anthology. In fact a dedicated record company could easily assemble a whole CD of Jacob overtures of this type. - Robert Barnett

FROM CD NOTES (Eric Wetherell)
There are no concessions to the relative inexperience of young players, though the writing for every instrument is wholly practical while still pushing the instrumentalists to their limits. The work has not only a youthful zest (the composer wrote it at the age of 68), but also a lengthy slower interlude that requires more lyrical playing.

RECORDING
Music Web
Records International
CD held by BMIC, email. Performers Munchen Symphoniker, conductor Douglas Bostock, recorded in Carl Orff Saal/Gasteig, Munche, July 1997; catalogue No.CLASSCD204, BMIC catalogue No.969

SHEET MUSIC/SCORE AVAILABLE FROM
Hire from Stainer & Bell, email
Hire from Oxford University Press


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