Bristol Music Club – Current Concert Programme

Visitors are welcome to attend club evenings

Admission: £5 (£1.50 under 18s)

All Tuesday programmes start at 7.30 p.m.


Tuesday 18th September at 7.30p.m.
Victor Barley


“Nabra” means the sound of one’s own voice. The sound of the Nabra oud duo is an intoxicating blend of both traditional and contemporary Sudanese music with plenty of Taqsim (improvisations) thrown in.
The oud is the ancient ancestor of both the lute (= la oud) and the guitar. It originated in the Middle East but is equally at home in North Africa.
The programme will include the following songs from Sudan both traditional and contemporary as well as a few Middle Eastern pieces. 

1. “Beautiful Night” from the centre of Sudan near Omdram City
a piece from the “post Haqibah” period, the “golden age” of Sudanese music.
2. “Endemic”
a piece by the singer Noor Alelani
3. “Sabah Alnoor” (Good Morning)
a traditional song
4. “Donia” (The Life)
song from the West of Sudan Darfour -a story of distance being in the way of love.
5. “Destiny” by Hussain Bad written in 1975 from the East of Sudan. –another song about the challenges of love.
6. “Andrea” a song from Kurdfan the South West of Sudan.
written in 1950 from the perspective of an Arab woman called Bandas reminiscing about Andrea a black man from the South.
7. “Longa Riad”
a very well known piece by one of the greatest oud players and composers of Middle Eastern music, Riad Al Sombati.

Ali Elmubarak voice, oud, percussion, Knud Stüwe oud

Tuesday 2nd October at 7.30p.m.
Dick Little

Gypsy arr. Sylvia Corin Rosin (2011) trad.
Indian Summer (2002) Matthias Maute
Sonata VI Johann Mattheson (1681-1764)
Lentement, Allegro, Gigue Loure, Gigue Vite
Concerto for Four Violins Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Adagio, Allegro, Grave, Allegro
The Great Sorrow from Inxaxeba (2016) Sören Sieg
Cheek to Cheek (2012) Guus Haverkate
Oblivion arr. K. Sone Astor Piazzola (1921-1992
Tim Lanfear, Jennifer Mackerras, Ellen O’Gorman, Ben Westley


O quam to pulchra es Alessandro Grandi (1586 – 1630)
Exultate Deo Dario Castello (c. 1590 – 1658)
Partite sopra Passacaglia Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)
O Lord, whose mercies numberless (Saul)
George Frederick Handel (1685 – 1759)
Racks, gibbets, sword and fire (Theodora) Handel
Voluntary IV Samuel Wesley (1766 – 1837)
Largo molto – Spiritoso
Recitative ‘O memory’ and aria
‘Oppressed with never-ceasing grief’ (Belshazzar) Handel
Their land brought forth frogs (Israel in Egypt) Handel

Clare Griffel mezzo-soprano Nicholas Barlow bass
David Griffel keyboard

Tuesday 16th October at 7.30p.m.
Lorna Osbon

 Sonata in B flat K454 (1784)                                          Mozart
Largo-allegro, Andante,  Allegretto
Sonata (1886)                                                                       Franck:

Allegretto ben moderato , Allegro, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
Allegretto poco mosso


Sonata (1917)                                                                      Debussy:
Allegro Vivo;  Intermede: Fantasque et leger  Finale: tres anime
5 Tangos                                                                   Piazzolla:
Dances from The Two Fiddlers (1988)                           Maxwell Davies:
Lorna Osbon – violin  Matthew Bale – piano

Tuesday 30th October  at 7.30p.m.
Andrew White

String Quartet No.3 in B flat, Op.67                                                  Johannes Brahms
1.Vivace 2. Andante 3. Agitato (Allegretto non troppo)
4. Poco Allegretto con Variazioni


String Quartet in B minor Op.33 No.1                                                        Joseph Haydn
1. Allegro moderato 2. Scherzo.Allegro 3. Andante 4. Finale. Presto
String Quartet No.2, Op.10                                                            Zoltán Kodály
1. Allegro 2. Andante 3. Allegro giocoso

Robert Chadwick and Ian Vorley violins. Andrew White viola
Anna Strudwick ‘cello

Saturday 17th November 7.30 p.m.
Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra
St. George’s, Bristol.
Symphony No.2                    Brahms
Clarinet Concerto              Mozart
Soloist Alex Roberts
Overture in D Minor Op.49                   Pejacevic
Conductor Michael Cobb

Tuesday 13th November  at 7.30p.m.
Danny Lloyd


Piano Trio in C, K548 (1788)                         Mozart
1. Allegro 2. Andante cantabile 3. Allegro
Adagio, D897 (1827)                                    Schubert
Piano Trio No.2, Op.92 (1892)                                    Saint-Saens
1. Allegro non troppo 2. Allegretto 3. Andante con moto
4. Grazioso, poco allegro, 5. Allegro
Goya Piano Trio
Robert Hyman violin,  Nadija Corcos ‘cello, Dan Lloyd piano

Tuesday 27th November  at 7.30p.m.
Lynda Tanner

String Quartet op 20 no 4 in D major                                                Haydn
1. Allegro molto 2. Un poco adagio e affettuoso
3. Minuet alla Zingarese 4. Presto e scherzando


Summa for string quartet                                                                 Arvo Pärt
String Quartet in A Minor                                                                E J Moeran
1. Allegro 2. Andante con moto 3. Rondo

Mike Tanner, Toby Kohler violins, Lynda Tanner viola, Hugh Herzig ‘cello

Tuesday 11th December  at 7.30p.m.
Peter Soothill

Concerto No 3 for 4 Cellos Georg Phillipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)
Bachianas Brasileiras No 1 Heitor Villa-Lobos 1887 – 1959
Movement Preludio (Modinha))
Movement Fugue (Conversa)
Selection of short items from Elgar, Hill, New, Pearsall, Warren.


Cello Octet (1981) Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)
Four Movements (Allegro, Adagio, Allegro, Presto con brio)
Selection of short items from Elgar, Hill, New, Pearsall, Warren.

The Celli Peppers include:
Adrian Courtenay, Heather Gibbard, Christopher Hill, Caroline Simpson, Peter Soothill, Linda Thompson, Allison Whitehead

Spring Term


Tuesday 15th January  at 7.30p.m.
Richard Little



Tuesday 29th January  at 7.30p.m.
David Griffel

Tuesday 12th February  at 7.30p.m.

Tuesday 26th January  at 7.30p.m.

Tuesday 12th March  at 7.30p.m.
Margaret Peirson


Tuesday 12th March  at 7.30p.m.
George Lang

Tuesday 2nd April  at 7.30p.m.
Bob Pinniger



Piano Quartet in Eb Major Op. 87                                             Dvořák
Allegro con fuoco, Lento,
Allegro moderato
grazioso, Allegro ma non troppo

Mantuan Piano Quartet
Bob Pinniger – Violin, Vanessa Pinniger – Viola,
Carole Fletcher – Cello, Stefan Hofkes – Piano

Summer Term

Tuesday 30th April  at 7.30p.m.










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