Symphony No. 5. - "The Aylesbury" - Bryher Music

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Symphony No. 5. - "The Aylesbury"

Symphony No. 5, Opus 62, The Aylesbury

In 2004 I took early retirement from teaching but returned to England to make arrangements for a second production of my light opera Woman of the Woods. Since this was expected to take some time I took a teaching job in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in September 2004. 

I was very excited to be spending some quality time in England and celebrated it with the first movement of a new symphony Return Of The Native

Unfortunately I had a massive heart attack in late November and was pronounced clinically dead - only to come back. During my convalesence I wrote the 2nd movement Light At The End of The Tunnel.

I was able to return to teaching in the new year (2005) and the staff and pupils were very good to me and the 3rd movement is a tribute to them - Quarrendon Jig.

At the end of the school year I returned to Canada and wrote the 4th movement - Aylesbury March

This is recorded by the LVO.
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