Farewell Recital in Hafenhaus, Vegesack on 20th February, 2001
As part of their preparations for their oncoming tour of New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia in April 2001, Gesa Scharf
and Geoff Grainger
gave a private recital for family and friends in the relaxed atmosphere of Vegesack's well-known hotel, "Der Havenhaus" where in bygone days, Bremen whaling captains would spend their last nights ashore before setting of on their whaling voyages. Gesa and Geoff were accompanied by Egbert Heiß
whilst Monika Jenne
, soprano, provided vocal contrast with songs by Gershwin and other traditional composers.
Items played by the Bremen Recorder Touring Company during the recital were:
Sonata No. 1 from Sonaten I, II u. III
by J. B. Loeillet [de Gant]
in F by Daniel Purcell
by Brian Bonsor
, The Easy Winners
by Scott Joplin
arranged Brian Bonsor and
A Maori Medley
arranged by Gesa Scharf and Geoff Grainger.
These items were recorded two days later at Yellow Jacket Music
in Worpswede, near Bremen, Germany.
Lo-fi (32 kbits/sec) excerpts can be heard on this website or hi-fi (128 kbits/sec) MP3 recordings can be heard at http://www.mp3.com/BremenRecorder
Photo: Manfred Eichholz © June 2001.
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