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    What about a rare outing for all five Pomp and Circumstance marches ?

    In fact I dont think I've ever seen those programmed in any concert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    What about a rare outing for all five Pomp and Circumstance marches
    Or even all six.

    In fact I don't think I've ever seen those programmed in any concert.
    I think the problem here is that they lack variety when played consecutively, but if they were spread out within the concert, it might work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eine Alpensinfonie View Post
    Or even all six.

    I think the problem here is that they lack variety when played consecutively, but if they were spread out within the concert, it might work.
    Dodgy ground for some die-hards though, EA. Think of the blood spilt over Debussy's Images recently. They also appear seperately in concerts and on CDs.

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    If we assume that 2012 is JB's final Last Night, to add to the suggestion of Elgar's Coronation Ode (which would go great in the 1st part, perhaps after the obligatory Last Night new work commission), I could also suggest, perhaps more for the 2nd part:

    1. Maurice Jarre (arr. Gerard Schurmann): Overture to Lawrence of Arabia
    2. Dvorak: Prague Waltzes (never been performed at The Proms)

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    OK, modifying the above post with the idea that 2012 will be JB's final Last Night as BBC SO chief conductor, a slight revision to the hypothetical program. Namely, to start with Dvorak's Othello Overture. No prizes for guessing the reason why .

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    Connecting to my other Vancouver post, saw in the Vancouver Symphony's upcoming concerts for May 30, their "Last Night of the Proms" concert:

    Walton: Crown Imperial
    Parry (arr. Jacob): I was glad
    Elgar: Sea Pictures
    Coates: Dam Busters March

    Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 (Land of Hope and Glory)
    Handel: Zadok the Priest
    Walton: Henry V, "Touch her soft lips and part"
    "Blow the Wind Southerly" (rather drolly given the composer credit "English Folk Song")
    Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
    Arne (arr. Sargent): "Rule, Britannia"
    Parry (arr. Elgar): Jerusalem

    Sarah Fryer, mezzo-soprano
    Vancouver Bach Choir
    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    Bramwell Tovey, conductor

    http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/concert/11SPEC08/

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