Much of the programme celebrates the riches of Saffron Walden's history and heritage
Janet Wheeler MAZE - A specially commissioned cantata
The Turf Maze and Hedge Maze
Vaughan Williams Let all the world in every corner sing
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
Vaughan Williams Let us now praise famous men
The Gibson family, Dame Johanne Bradbury, 'RAB' Butler and many others
Gospel Song The storm is passing over
Henry Winstanley, resident of Littlebury and the designer and builder of the first Eddystone Lighthouse, completed in 1698. Tragically the lighthouse was destroyed in a great storm in 1703 in which Winstanley also perished
Sting Fields of Gold
Bob Chilcott And thank him then
Saffron Walden's agriculture, sheep farming and the famous saffron crocus, Crocus sativus, which gave the town its name
William Byrd O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth
The visits of Queen Elizabeth I to Audley End House in 1571 and 1578
Paul Mealor Ubi Caritas
The Quakers, charitable giving and the Almshouses
Gustav Holst Bring us in good ale
The malting and brewing industries and Saffron Walden's many good pubs!
Michael Tippett Movements from Divertimento on Sellinger's Round
Another link to Audley End. Sellinger's Round was an Elizabethan dance tune, first arranged by William Byrd.
Six variations on Sellinger's Round were composed to celebrate the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953 and first performed at the Aldeburgh Festival that year. Each variation was written by a different composer, these were Oldham, Tippett, L. Berkeley, Britten, Searle, and Walton. Tippett expanded his contribution into the Divertimento (1953–4), with the original tune appearing in all 5 movements.