Fenby: Rossini on Ilkla Moor

In 1941, Eric Fenby, Delius' amanuensis, composed the orchestral overture "Rossini on Ilkla Moor".  Here are his own introductory comments for this work:

"No man loved a joke more than Rossini, and this overture parodying his earlier manner and based on the famous Yorkshire song "On Ilkla Moor baht 'at" and "Scarborough Fair," though making merry at his expense, is intended in praise of his genius."

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MIDI file of "Rossini on Ilkla Moor"

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