Dear all,

Well done and thanks to all those who supported the Composers and Arrangers CD Launch last weekend. I hope you’re all having a good a week off!

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– AGM Minutes
– A note from Andy
– Haydn Symphonies part 2 – this Saturday!

AGM Minutes

Please click here for the minutes from this year’s AGM. You will see that we’ve had a turnaround in trustees, a huge thank you to those who have retired and congratulations to those newly appointed. Please see the document for more details.

A note from Andy

HAVE YOU EVER FANCIED BEING A SOLOIST – AGAIN

Back in May, we put on a day of concertos in York. 9 Cobweb players put themselves forward to be soloists in short pieces and movements from concerti. It was a brilliant day and everyone there said that they’d like to do it again.

So this is advance notice that I’m beginning to plan another day in March 2017 at the other end of Cobweb territory, somewhere in North Cumbria.

Let me know (andy.jackson0@talk21.com) if you’d like to be a soloist accompanied by an orchestra rather than a piano or a backing track, and if there’s enough enthusiasm, we’ll sort out a date and a venue.

People who played a solo last time are very welcome to do another one, but, if there’s a lot of interest, priority will be given to players who haven’t previously had a go.

Many thanks Andy

Haydn Symphonies Project (part two)
Saturday 29th October, 2-5pm
Dipton Community Centre, Dipton, DH9 9DR
Members £8
Non Members £10

From Peter Wood:

It seems ages since we embarked on this project and had a great session playing 6 of Haydn’s earliest symphonies.

On Saturday 29 October 2016 (2.00 pm to 5.00 pm at Dipton Community Centre) we will be resuming this exciting project.

In 1759 Haydn was engaged as musical director and composer for Count Morzin spending the winter in Vienna and the summer at Lukavec Castle. We will continue our journey looking at a further 6 symphonies written for Count Morzin’s orchestra.

Year Symphony (Hob No.) Orchestration
1758/60 10 Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 17 Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 19 Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 107 (A) Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 25 Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 11 Strings Oboes Horns

Count Morzin’s Feldharmonie (wind ensemble) had 2 bassoons (but no flutes) and whilst not specified it is presumed that bassoons would have played alongside cellos and double bass in the orchestra.

As a compromise between trying to retain an authentic orchestra, and making the sessions available to more players to participate the following additional players are welcome to participate in this session:-

Flutes – to double oboe parts
Bassoons – to play cello/double bass parts.
Clarinets – to play oboe parts (in C) but no transposed parts will be provided.

Future sessions will become progressively more inclusive.
Please complete your booking forms as soon as possible so that I can ensure we have sufficient music on the day.

The date and venue for the 3rd session in this project (January 2017) will be announced shortly for your diaries.

Please do sign up as soon as possible, the enrolment form can be found on the event webpage.

That’s all for this week, have a lovely term and I look forward to seeing you at Dipton on the Saturday for the Haydn Symphonies Project.

Best wishes,
Lorna

Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Cobweb News 32: 20/10/16