Orchestra MusicThe Abbey Gateway Orchestra regularly programmes challenging yet realistic and accessible repertoire, balancing unusual and neglected musical literature alongside some mainstream pieces. We often study key pieces in-depth with soloists, and have given first performances of works by amateur local composers. 

A list of the pieces we have previously performed is below.

  • Crusell: Clarinet Concerto No.3 (Soloist Andrew Smith)
  • Beethoven: King Stephen Overture
  • Vaughan Williams: March – Seventeen Come Sunday
  • Beach: Romance – The Quest
  • Elgar: Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra (Soloist John Glanville)
  • Vaughan Williams: March – Folk Songs from Somerset
  • Gargrave: March of the Legions
  • Vaughan Williams: Old One Hundredth
  • Clarke: Prince of Denmark’s March
  • Nicholai: Merry Wives of Windsor – Overture
  • Carol: My Dancing Day
  • Joubert: There is no rose
  • Bruckner: Locus Iste
  • Weber: Clarinet Concertino (Soloist Andrew Smith)
  • Vaughan Williams: Linden Lea – A Dorset Song
  • Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
  • Humperdinck: Evening Prayer
  • Vaughan Williams: Old One Hundredth Psalm Tune
  • Beethoven: Coriolan  Overture
  • Beethoven: Romance in F for Violin (Soloist Jacky Wong)
  • Weber: Concerto for Bassoon (Soloist Roger Harrison)
  • Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance Overture
  • Bellini: Oboe Concerto (Soloist Deborah Willson)
  • Luigini: Ballet Egyptien Suite No 1
  • Gluck: Iphigienie in Aulis – Overture
  • Grieg: Piano concerto in A minor op 16 (Soloist Simon Gargrave)
  • Beach: Prelude (A Suite of Miniatures)
  • Holst: Intermezzo (Suite in E flat)
  • Gargrave: Waltz No 2
  • Brahms: How Lovely are thy Dwellings Lord (A German Requiem)
  • Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Mendelssohn: I waited for the Lord (Soloists Katie Metcalfe, Elisabet Eldred)
  • Mendelssohn: Hear my Prayer (Soloist Shauna Masterson)