Bedford Choral Society - Current Season of Performances

Our next concert ...

Saturday, June 12th 2010 - Bedford Corn Exchange

  • Gilbert & Sullivan - 'HMS Pinafore'
  • Tim Grant-Jones - 'The Human Race' (Premier) - see note below
  • Conductor: Ian Smith
  • Bedford Sinfonia
The Human Race
Music by Tim Grant-Janes (2009)

Words by: Irene Grant-Jones, Tim Grant-Jones, Hereford Brooke George (1838-1910), Fred Kaan (1929-2009) - see note below (*)

  • 1 Prelude (Chorus)
  • 2. By Every Nation (Chorus, Soprano)
  • 3. Carry the flame (Chorus)
  • 4. One Human Race (Chorus)
  • 5. Victory Chorus (Chorus, Soprano)
For soprano soloist, chorus (S A T B) and orchestra - strings, double woodwind, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, timpani, percussion [triangle, snare drum, drum kit (bass, snare, ride), tambourine, cymbals, cowbell]

Commissioned for Bedford Choral Society - June 2010

* Verses 3 & 4 from "We turn to you 0 God of every nation" by Fred Kaan (1929-2009) which appear in the fifth movement of this work are used by permission of Stainer & Bell Ltd, 23 Gruneisen Road, London N3 lDZ, UK. www.stainer.co.uk

Gilbert & Sullivan: 'HMS Pinafore'
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