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Trivial Pursuits

Trivial Pursuits

Light chamber music and tuneful orchestral quirkiness for english country pursuits, summer gardens and general merry-making in the great outdoors

Now Playing: Mayflies by Nik Ammar, Mike Reed

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Composer

Description

1 Mayflies
Vibrant string elegance with a hint of formality. Bright and exciting.
2 Desmond and Donald Go Boating
Whimsical violin melody in 3/4 time with light harp and bells. Featuring BSO violinist Sarah Braidwood-Spencer.
3 Rural Charm
Warm uplifting piano and strings with a sense of luxury. Classy and indulgent.
4 Lord of the Manor
Formal strings with regal elegance and Handel-style charm
5 Summer Ball
Flowing piano waltz in lively 6/8 time. Upbeat and fun with pizzicato strings.
6 Landed Gentry
Exciting piano and strings with a hint of adventure. Pretty piano interlude at 0:48
7 St Clementine’s Home For Retired Chickens
Jovial horn and woodwind with formal strings accompaniment. Eccentric and playful.
8 Village Life
Vibrant and busy strings with driving forward motion. Fun Copland-style interlude at 0:48
9 Out and About
Bouncy and jovial string quartet with woodwind and harp and fun happy-go-lucky feel
10 Butterflies and Dandelions
Busy, carefree strings with catchy piano melody and happy mood
11 Perfect Day
Sunny, uplifting piano and strings with bright trumpet melody at 1:17
12 Badger In The Bushrow
Quirky bassoon, flute and horn with playful pizzicato strings and percussion
13 Tranquil Pastures
Soothing and uplifting piano and strings with joyful indulgence
14 Village Stomp
Bouncy piano with fun pizzicato strings and playful flutes and glock
15 High Tea and Mighty
Pizzicato strings opening leading to formal string ensemble with a sense of majestic grandeur.
16 Over The Yard Arm
Reassuring piano with light, upbeat pizzicato strings accompaniment
17 The Kingfisher
Dignified strings with a baroque feel and sense of regal grandeur
18 Flower Pots & Fairies
Mischievous strings with playful piano, quirky tambourine, enchanting bells and a sense of magic
19 The Bluebell Society
Innocent piano and woodwind with uplifting strings and charming harp accompaniment
20 Woodpeckers
Quirky tuned percussion and piano with playful, minimalist feel
21 Tea With The Queen
Regal trumpet and strings with a triumphant sense of occasion
22 Blossom Picking
Pretty piano and cello in 3/4 time blossoming into magical dancing strings with solo clarinet
23 Timeless Elegance
Elegant piano, clarinet and bassoon with pizzicato strings. Sophisticated and fun.
24 Stately Home
Busy vibrant strings in playful 6/8 time. Adventurous and jolly.
25 Hustle and Bustle
Energetic and exciting pizzicato strings with frisky woodwind. Lively and exhilarating.

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