Music Appreciation (Friday) – June meeting

The sea was our inspiration for our June meeting.  Starting on the Cornwall Cliffs with Arnold Bax’s ‘Tintagel’, we moved on to the sea in all its moods with Benjamin Britten’s ‘Four Sea Interludes’.  Claude Debussy then provided his impressionist’s vision of the ocean with ‘La Mer’.  Our voyage continued by hearing the first incidental music score written in Europe for a 1931 film by Jacques Ibert, namely ‘Symphonie Marine’.  We ended the morning by sailing into more conventional waters by listening to ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’ by Felix Mendelssohn and ‘The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship’ from Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov.  Geoff Moth.