Name that tune

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  1. Freddy

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    Hi folks. Last night I watched a program called Paradise Gardens presented by the 'man' himself, Geoff Hamilton. Towards the end of the show, there was a piece of classical music. Having seen the series before, I'm pretty sure this piece is used several times. It sounds a little like something that Holst would have done. Any ideas ? Cheers...freddy.
     
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    I never saw the programme but wonder whether it might have been "The walk to the Paradise Garden" from "A village Romeo and Juliet" by Delius. I'm sure you can find a sound-clip of it on the web somewhere to check as it's one of Delius' best-known pieces. Incidentally, the "Paradise Gardens" of the opera is an inn...nothing to do with horticulture!

    PS Try searching "Paradise Garden Delius" on You Tube and you'll get several results.
     
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    Hi Jack. Thanks for the reply. That's not the tune from the show, but you're on the right track. Cheers...freddy.
     
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    :wink: What channel was it on Freddy as they all have web sites.. You could go to the site & ask there as that info is usually in the credits etc or they will be able to tell you I would think....
     
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    If it sounds a bit like it, it might be something else by Delius. "In a summer garden" or "On hearing the first cuckoo in spring" perhaps?

    If you log in to the "Naxos" records site you can hear them (or 25% of each of them if you don't want a paid subscription!). Summer Garden is on orchestral works vol.2, and "cuckoo" on vol.4 of the complete recordings by Beecham.
     
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    Hi Freddy I have most of Geoff Hamilton's Videos and DVD,s here,s a DVD set that might interest You:) Has,nt helped with the Music though:scratch::) buts its only £13 58p at Amazons 40th annerversary set:)
    Might be this one?
    Sir Arnold Bax

    I only: TOD 0001; excerpt from ‘In the Forest before Dawn’ on video of Geoff Hamilton(the paradise Gardens-The Secret Corner)

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    No need for me to answer the favourite music thread as some of my favourite composers are being discussed here.
    "In the forest before dawn" comes from a longer work by Bax called "Spring Fire"...it was recorded on Chandos records but their website doesn't seem to feature a free clip of it. Unfortunately I only have it on LP so can't attempt to download a track from a cd to send to you (even if I could find out how to do it!) by email Freddy.
     
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    ? Whatever this music is - it's lovely



     
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    Marley, it's being shown on UKTV Gardens at the moment, but I've searched their website and nothing doing. Jack, "In a summer garden" or "On hearing the first cuckoo in spring" it's not those either. I am however trying to check out this Bax fella :) Claire, I checked out Symbiosis (although it does say on the program that it's the opening tune) and was only able to find a few clips, and those didn't sound much like this music. However, if Bax is a non-starter, I'll have to look a little deeper into Symbiosis. Thanks for all your replies folks, appreciated :thumb: Cheers...freddy.
     
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    :thmb: My friend is on the same case as you I just found out Freddy, so if I hear anything I will let you know... :wink::D
     
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    If you managed to find the Naxos site, they've recorded a lot of Bax, but not Spring Fire.
    The site does feature "The Garden of Fand" (which is actually the sea), though, and it's a possibility. The excerpt you can hear, though, doesn't include the "big tune" at the heart of the work.
     
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    Ok folks, sorted :thumb: It IS in fact Spring Fire by Bax. Never heard of him myself, but I love the flute at the start of the piece. Elgar, heard of him though :) Thanks folks :thumb:
     
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    Glad you've found it Freddy :thumb:


    Here are a few samples of the music.

    Which of these is the one you have been looking for? - just interested :D
     
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