Concert Poster

“English Folk Song Gala: The Music of Grainger,
Holst and Vaughan Williams”

Sunday, February 13, 2022
3:00 PM
Old Rochester Regional High School – Gilbert D. Bristol Auditorium
135 Marion Rd, Mattapoisett, MA 02739

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door

Tickets may be purchased at the Symphony Music Shop in North Dartmouth
and online at

Samuel L. Sanchez wrote: “At the beginning of the twentieth century, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Percy Grainger secured a place in the history books as the first composers since the time of Mozart and Haydn to compose original works of significance for wind groups. Holst and Vaughan Williams were British by birth, while Percy Grainger, though born in Australia, spent nearly fifteen years in Britain. An examination of English musical life in the decades before World War One shows that the renaissance in art music for wind bands that was spearheaded by Holst, Vaughan Williams, and Grainger was inspired by the wind bands that were active at that time in every town and hamlet in Great Britain.”

The Tri-County Symphonic Band will pay tribute to that time and sentiment in England with this “English Folk Song Gala.”


  • The Gum-Sucker's March (1914) - Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • First Suite in E-flat (1909) - Gustav Holst
  • Folk Song Suite (1924) - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Sea Songs (1924) - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Country Gardens (1923) - Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • Irish Tune from County Derry (1918) - Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • Second Suite in F (1911) - Gustav Holst



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