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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? - Webmaster.)
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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