Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Jersey Music

Jersey Post  has commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  by issuing a set of six stamps depicting a selection of orchestral musical instruments with a background of sheet music on November 15th,  2011. The stamp designer is  Nick Shewring.


All of the music's has been performed by the Jersey Symphony Orchestra and, on each stamp, the part pertain to the particular instrument has been highlighted.

  • Violin and 'Hark! The Herald Angels sing' (Mendelssohn)
  • Trumpet and 'Pomp and Circumstance' (Elgar)
  • Harp and 'Pini di Roma' (Respighi)
  • Bassoon and 'Slavonic Dances-Opus 46 No.1' (Dvorak)
  • French Horn and 'Slavonic Dances-Opus 46 No.3' (Dvorak)

The Jersey Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1986 by two local musicians, John Grimshaw and John Asplet with the support of Keith Baker and Marjorie Grimshaw.

The Jersey Symphony Ochestra is supported by a wonderfully committed group of individuals who give their time and energy to the massive job of maintaining and orchestra, education programed and complex concert series year on year.

Together with Philip Ellis, Jersey's own virtuoso cellist, Gerard Le Feuvre, and high-profile guests such as Lesley Garrett, the Jersey Symphony Orchestra continues to go froms strength to strength, deserving of the highest accolades. (Sources: Jersey Post Bulletin )

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