Trombone I: m. It should be a half note A concert. Organ: m. The second, which introduces the lively section of the work, is a reel — The Manx Fiddler.
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Trombone I: m. It should be a half note A concert. Organ: m. The second, which introduces the lively section of the work, is a reel — The Manx Fiddler. The third tune, Sweet Water in the Common relates to the practice of summoning a jury to decide questions concerning water rights, boundaries, etc.
The fourth and last is a fine old hymn, The Harvest of the Sea, sung by the fishermen as a song of thanksgiving after their safe return from the fishing grounds. The composition exhibits both symphonic grandeur and Celtic tunefulness, often featuring the principal clarinet.
Even before Haydn Wood was born, his family had regularly journeyed there from Slaithwaite, Yorkshire. That summer, Sabra Wood brought the entire family, including her little son Haydn, age 3, to proudly watch and listen to Harry and the orchestra. From the age of 7, Haydn studied the violin with Harry. By the late s, Haydn Wood was becoming known as a conductor of his own music, and he conducted concerts at the Palace from then and throughout the s.
It was not until that Haydn Wood started composing his large-scale Manx orchestral pieces. The first of these to be played in Douglas was Mannin Veen, on July 9, , conducted by the composer in an exciting concert which included the second and third movements of his new Concerto for Violin, performed by the Spanish violinist Antonio Brosa with the Palace Grand Orchestra.
Mannin Veen - Part 1; Mannin Veen - Part II
When he was three years old his family moved to the Isle of Man , an island which was often a source of inspiration for the composer. The concert was attended by Joseph Joachim who had heard him play before and Pablo de Sarasate. During this period he wrote popular songs and contributed to musical comedy productions: for example, he contributed seven numbers to the musical play Tina, which opened at the Royal Adelphi Theatre in London on 2 November , and wrote all the music for Cash on Delivery at the Palace Theatre in By he was able to support himself as a full time composer for the first time.
Mannin Veen: Dear Isle of Man