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Mayfield School Concert Hall
The Old Palace, High Street
TN20 6PH


Erik SatieVexations

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Programme Note

At the 2014 Festival we completed the piece 891 times! Who knows whether this will be beaten in 2016?

In 2014 we kept to Satie’s original intention of Vexations being played on the piano. After a few hours our volunteer pianists strayed from the straight and narrow and performed all sorts of variation to the delight of the audience. So the 2016 performance will involve not just the piano!! Lined up is an innovative (crazy?) series of musicians playing brass, woodwind, strings, consort of viols, crumhorns, rebecs, recorders and vocals. We are working on a rap version and we may even find some bagpipers. We have signed up Mayfield School who will present Vexations on a variety of instruments together with the Mayfield Band who will feature prominently.

An innovative (crazy?) performance of Erik Satie's Vexations

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