Music at The Limes - Birdsong and Gypsies - Peter Cowdrey (piano) and Liz Cowdrey (violin)

Submitted by ExuberantTrust on July 14, 2018 - 19:05

Venue, Timing and Cost

The Limes, Standlake OX29 7RH
Sunday, 22 July 2018
Free concert - donations to the Exuberant Trust
Peter Cowdrey and Liz Cowdrey

Music at The Limes

7.00pm, Sunday 22nd July

Birdsong and Gypsies

Peter Cowdrey (piano) and Liz Cowdrey (violin)


Schmelzer: Sonata Representativa, Rameau La Poule,

Couperin: Le Rossignol-en-amour, Les Fauvettes Plaintives,

Peter and Liz Cowdrey: Garden Birds, Irish Air with Song Thrush,

Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale,

Gypsy Music from: Transylvania, Serbia, Bulgaria

Notes by Peter Cowdrey:

The programme covers 350 years of birdsong-inspired music, starting with the Sonata Representativa by Johann Schmelzer (1668), through Couperin, Rameau, Granados and Messiaen to our own transcriptions of slowed down songs of chiffchaff, goldfinch, goldcrest, chaffinch and other species that, with a bit of luck, will be singing alongside us in the garden.

In tune with the outdoor theme, we will also include Eastern European Gypsy tunes, which are a great speciality of Liz's.


The Pavilion at The Limes, Standlake, Oxfordshire OX29 7RH
The driveway is next to the Black Horse pub car park.

This recital is free, and will last one hour.

Refreshments will be available afterwards.

Donations (preferably Gift-Aided) to The Exuberant Trust will be
most gratefully received, so please bring your Cheque Books.


The Exuberant Trust supports young people in Oxfordshire by providing
small grants to help individuals realise their creative potential in any of the arts.
Applications welcome.

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