Apologies for the lateness of this post which should have gone out before Xmas but as they say better late than never.
David Purser AKA Alpine Sprite fromÂ North Cambridgeshire Fens is another person I have come across on Soundcloud. He uses British analogue synths where possible and writes his own music as well as doing classical interpretations, though he admits that they have been taken over his production. He is currently working on Jupiter from Holsts the Planets suite
The piece which is highlighted here is by Ralph Vaughan Williams and called the Wasps, this is a piece that have not heard before but this is what Wikipedia says about it :
“The Wasps is incidental music composed by the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1909. It was written for a production of Aristophanes’ The Wasps at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was Vaughan Williams’ first of only two forays into incidental music. A later performance of the work was one of only a small number of performances conducted by Williams that was committed to a recording”
In addition to the Wasps, David has also produced a version of the Danse Macabre by Saint Saens, a piece which I’m very familar with and got about half way through myself before before shelving it due to lack of time.
He gives a spirited performanceÂ (excuse the pun) on his analogue gear, in what he callsÂ “A fairly straight rendition”, sounds good to me. Have a listen below and enjoy.