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U3A Music Group

by Angela - 18:34 on 05 June 2018

The U3A music group last met on Monday the 4th June- and our theme was Scandinavian-

As usual we started at 10-30 and ,with refreshments half way through-we listened and discussed till 1ish-

By "Scandinavian" we included-Danish, Norwegian ,Finnish,Estonian,Icelandic,Sami, and Swedish.

Here are a few of the pieces we listened to-

Grieg was well represented-with Holberg  suite and some lesser known pieces.

Iceland-Icelandic  melodies-Johan Vendsen,

Danish-Alla Marcia by Dag Viren,

A lady composer (Norrwegian)Erna Tauro-Hostvista,

Folk tunes from Finland played on the organ of Turku cathedral,

Arvo Pert his composition of Arbos played on recorders and triangles-Estonia,

Sibelius -Finlandia on a saw,and we listened to one of our members playing Grieg on a tenor recorder-

Always good to have " Live music"

and quite a few more-

Lively talk throughout-( between items)!

Our next meeting is on the 2nd of July,when our topic is English Music


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