Celebrating 100 years of “Labour and Love”

In September 1913 the organisers of the Crystal Palace Contest made a little bit of musical history.  For the first time ever, they commissioned a composer, Percy Fletcher, to write a test piece especially for the occasion.  The piece was called Labour and Love and the winning band was the famous (but, sadly, now extinct) Irwell Springs.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, and to highlight a gem from the pen of a great British composer, Nigel Hall has made an arrangement of Fletcher’s Woodland Pictures. This three movement suite is available on the Major Works page of our catalogue with the catalogue number being 130202.


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