Music For Pleasure


Co-ordinator Derek Morgan
Telephone 07552 858432
Weekday 3rd Wednesday
Time 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Venue House

About the group

The Music for Pleasure group has as its principle the enjoyment of familiar music or music that members may not know.

Meetings are held at Derek Morgan’s house in Buckingham.

At each meeting, a member can volunteer to present a programme of music that they enjoy – classical, jazz, light music, or any other genre, with comment from the presenter and discussion of the music chosen. There is no obligation to do this, you can just listen and enjoy.

Recent topics have introduced members to the delights of the double bass, the music of Andre Previn- from Jazz, film, opera  and concertos as well as his conducting and playing career, the film Amadeus – the “life” of Mozart which prompted a look at some of the other composers of Mozart’s era, including Salieri, Haydn, Ditters von Dittersdorf, Vanhal, Boccherini and Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saint Georges aka the Black Mozart there is a lot more to investigate here, British Composers born in the 20th century, e.g. Addinsel, Arnold, Alwyn,  Beamish, Blackford, Britten, Bush, A. Butterworth, Paul Carr, Carwithen, Cowles, Dickinson, Finzi, Fogg, Gipps, Higdon, LLoyd Webber, Jenkins, Maconchy, Matthews, Macmillan, Maxwell Davis, McDowall, Orr, Panufnik, Parker, Patterson, Phillips, Pitfield, Rawsthorne, ‘Roxburgh, Rubbra, Rutter, Sainsbury, Sargent, Tippett, Williams, Wallen, Walton, Watts, Weir, Whitlock, Wilson, Wishart, Wordsworth, Wrenn to name just a few, and Sinfonietta– by Britten, Janacek, Moeran and Prokoviev.

The many faces of Shostakovich, looked at how his music changed during his lifetime.

Next meeting 19th October Creepy music in “celebration” of Halloween.

To join the group, please contact the co-ordinator by phone or email.

Here are links to some local concert venues:

Adderbury Ensemble

The Stables

Music in Quiet Places

Buckingham Summer Festival

Buckingham Choral Society

and if your tastes are less classical and more Jazz then See links to local live Jazz,





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