The following files are all in .mp3 format. Most are around 300Kb in size. Sorry
there isn't room to include more and longer clips.
Our thanks to Mike Briggs of Location Recording Services, Ripponden, Halifax, for making
the original recordings.
April 2002 Concert
Guest Conductor - Nicholas Cleobury
Guests - Huddersfield Choral Society
Hear the woodwind sparkle in Facade, and the whole orchestra rise to the
challenge in the Spitfire Prelude & Fugue. The famed Choral Society surely need
no further introduction?
Handel - Zadok The Priest
Walton - Facade
Walton - Spitfire Prelude & Fugue
November 2002 Concert
Guest Conductor - Mark Fitz-Gerald
Snappy side drums - listen to Principal Percussionist Graham Butcher in the
Rossini. A quintet of horns and a trio of trumpets announce Bruckner's entry.
Rossini - Overture: The Thieving Magpie
Bruckner - Fourth Symphony
February 2003 Concert
Guest Conductor - John Anderson
The press called it a "truly exhilarating experience". Listen for Carole Palmer (Cor
Anglais) in the Berlioz, and Principal Clarinet Ken Heeks in the Ravel.
Berlioz - Carnaval Romain
Ravel - Mother Goose Suite
April 2003 Concert
Principal Guest Conductor - Nicholas Cleobury
Mary Rafferty leads glowing strings in the Tchaikovsky. Mike Oldfield provides
tubular bells for JK Rowling's Harry Potter Suite. (Some mistake here, surely? -
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 5
Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite
November 2003 Concert
Guest Conductor - Robin Newton
The world premiere of Arthur Butterworth's "Mill Town" - an 80th birthday
celebration for a gentleman who has devoted many years to the orchestra.
Butterworth - Mill Town
February 2004 Concert
Conductor - Natalia Luis-Bassa
Violin Soloist - Jack Liebeck
Natalia was a guest at the time, but is now appointed as our Principal Conductor.
Venezuela meets England in the Elgar; we accompany Jack to Scotland.
Elgar - Overture: Cockaigne
Bruch - Scottish Fantasy
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