RWCMD: The Spirit of 1917


Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow 
Respighi The Fountains of Rome
Holst Suite No.2 for Military Band

Royal Welsh Wind Orchestra
Meyrick Alexander conductor

As the Great War raged, composers continued to try and create beauty. Respighi’s Fountains of Rome is like a huge sunburst of colour and joy; Holst’s Suite weaves British folk songs into something fresh and new. But this concert with the Royal Welsh College Wind Orchestra begins with something very different: the poignant Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth, who died on the Somme.

Venue: Dora Stoutzker Hall

Tickets: £6 in advance, £8 on the day