Flower Festival 2015

I can Sing a Rainbow


A popular song written by Arthur Hamilton. It was featured in the 1955 film Pete Kelly's Blues, where it was sung by Peggy Lee.


“Sings a Rainbow” is the title of Cilla Black's second solo studio album released on 18 April 1966.


2.& 3.            Mahler’s 3rd Symphony -   
                What the Flowers of the Meadow tell me


                        Written by Gustav Mahler between 1893 and 1896. 
                  This was the second of six movements.





4.                     If Music be the Food of Love


Duke Orsino: If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it;
that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.


Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3




5.                     Mendelssohn’s Symphony in A Minor –

The Scottish Symphony


Mendelssohn was initially inspired to compose this symphony during his first visit to Britain in 1829 and visited the ruins of Holyrood Chapel at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.




6.            African Music       





7.            The Blues 

Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century



8.            Home Sweet Home

This song has remained well known for over 150 years. Adapted John Howard Payne's 1823 opera "The Maid of Milan", the song's melody was composed by Englishman Sir Henry Bishop with lyrics by Payne.  



10.          Frozen


Frozen is a 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen.




11.          Floral Notes   




12.          Sarratt Church of England Primary School -

                   All Things Bright and Beautiful


The words are by Cecil Frances Alexander and were first published in her Hymns for Little Children in 1848.




13.          The Love of Three Oranges Op. 33 -  Prokofiev


Also known by its French language title L'amour des trois oranges is a satirical opera. Its French libretto was based on the Italian play L'amore delle tre melarance by Carlo Gozzi.




14.          National Anthem


The British National Anthem dates back to the eighteenth century.

'God Save The King' was a patriotic song first publicly performed in London in 1745, which came to be known as the National Anthem at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The words and tune are anonymous, and may date back to the seventeenth century.



15.         Dance of Flowers –The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky


Tchaikovsky's score has become one of his most famous compositions

Although the original production was not a success, the 20-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. However, the complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s.




16.         Swan Lake -   Tchaikovsky


Tchaikovsky's magical ballet, tells the story of the doomed love of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette. Prince Siegfried goes out hunting one night and chases a group of swans – one of them transforms into a young woman, Odette, who explains that she and her companions were turned into swans by the evil Baron Von Rothbart.


The spell can only be broken if someone who has never loved before swears an oath of undying love and promises to marry her. The Prince declares his love to Odette and promises to be loyal forever.





17.             Kalinka - Ivan Larionov


A Russian song written in 1860. The refrain of the song refers to the Kalinka, which is the Snowball Tree.





18.             The Green Door


This is a 1956 popular song with music composed by Bob Davie and lyrics written by Marvin Moore. The lyrics describe the allure of a mysterious "a happy crowd" private club with a green door.


19.             South Pacific


South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit



20.             Mars - Planet of War - Holst


Gustav Holst seemed to consider The Planets a progression of life. "Mars" perhaps serves as a rocky and tormenting beginning. In fact, some have called this movement the most devastating piece of music ever written!


21.             Underneath the Arches


"Underneath the Arches" is a 1932 popular song with words and music by Bud Flanagan, and additional lyrics by Reg Connelly. It was one of the most famous songs of the duo Flanagan and Allen.



22.                    Ravel’s Bolero


Boléro is a one-movement orchestral piece by Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). Originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, the piece, which premiered in 1928, is Ravel's most famous musical composition.



23.         Cat and the Fiddle


An English nursery rhyme that may date back to at least the sixteenth century.



24. & 25.   Twenty Third Psalm 


In the 23rd Psalm in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the writer describes God as his Shepherd. The text, beloved by Jews and Christians alike, is often alluded to in popular media and has been set to music many times.



26.             Living Water




27.             Pastoral Symphony No 6 - Beethoven


This symphony was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, and completed in 1808 and was first performed in the Theater an der Wien on 22 December.


Beethoven was a lover of nature who spent a great deal of his time on walks in the country. He frequently left Vienna to work in rural locations. Hence the naming of the first movement “Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside”



28.          The Flower Duet, from Lakmé Opera by Leo Delibes


The "Flower Duet" is a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes' opera Lakmé, first performed in Paris in 1883. The duet takes place between characters Lakmé, the daughter of a Brahmin priest, and her servant Mallika, as they go to gather flowers by a river.


29.             Nimrod – Elgar


Elgar’s tone poem Nimrod, which lasts only a few minutes does a spell-binding job of projecting the idea of eternity as the frail individual human life dissolves into history.




30.             Singing in the Rain


"Singin' In the Rain" is a song with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown, published in 1929. Gene Kelly performed the song in the 1952 film of the same name.




31.             Four Seasons - Vivaldi


The Four Seasons is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Composed around 1720, This is Vivaldi's best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces in the Baroque music repertoire.




32.             Flower Drum Song -  Rodgers & Hammerstein


This was the eighth musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It was based on the 1957 novel, The Flower Drum Song, by Chinese-American author C. Y. Lee.   First performed December 1, 1958




33.             So Long Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight

                  - Sound of Music


"So Long, Farewell (the Children)" was written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers. A tuneful, heart warming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II.

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