The Edgeley Tram - Peter Hope - Treble Recorder and Piano



Another wonderful short recorder work with piano accompaniment, by renowned British composer Peter Hope, recalling journeys on the the tram in Greater Manchester.

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This short piece, written for the 50th anniversary of the Stockport Recorder College, is an affectionate memory of the double decker trams remembered from the composer's childhood in the 1930’s and 40’s. He writes 'Of course there were also plenty of buses at that time but it was only after 1945 that trams were ended. They were a cheap and easy way of getting about and I can still remember the many times I sat in the wood-en seats going along Castle street, down Greek street to Wellington Road and into “town”. The conductor rings the bell, the tram starts, picks up speed and away we go bringing memories of carefree days some 80 years ago.'

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