PAST EVENTS

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2016 Birthday Concert

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Gregynog Festival 2016

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Tuesday 12 April Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Coffee meeting from 10.30
Dr Brian Collins on Warlock.
Phone Joe on 020 8868 10821

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51st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
ETON COLLEGE c 1530hrs
Saturday April 23rd 2016

Warlock at Eton - AGM (click HERE for .pdf file)

Agenda - (click HERE for .pdf file)

Minutes - (click HERE for .pdf file)

Map of Eaton College - (click HERE for .pdf file)

 

Tuesday 27 October
The Carole Nash Recital Hall
Royal Northern College of Music
Manchester

Warlock's 121st Birthday Concert

Details of the programme will follow.

In addition to the concert, there are plans to organise an afternoon tour of the facilities of the Royal Northern College of Music specially for Warlockians. After the concert we shall be able to meet the performers and staff over drinks and nibbles. Those staying on in Manchester may then wish to meet for supper at an agreed venue.

For more information, contact Malcolm Rudland.



Free Warlock Concert for the 2015 AGM held at Whitney-on-Wye Church on Saturday 9 May 2015 at 3pm
by kind permission of the vicar and churchwarden

Capriol (Warlock arr. Szigeti)
Basse-Danse — Pavane — Pieds-en-l’air — Mattachins
Tony Urbainczyk (violin) with Malcolm Rudland (piano)

Have you seen but a white lily grow (Anon arr. Warlock)
I am so far from pitying thee (Robert Jones arr. Warlock)
Gary Higginson (tenor) with Malcolm Rudland (harpsichord)

Good ale (Warlock)
I have a garden (Warlock)
Quebb Choir conducted by Gary Higginson with Malcolm Rudland (piano)

Peter Warlock’s Farewell (to Sussex) (Gary Higginson from Shadows Op.118 from Warlock's 'I have a garden')
Gary Higginson (organ)

The jolly shepherd (Warlock, dedicated to G T Leigh-Spencer of Clifford)
Farewell to barn and stack and field (E J Moeran)
Gary Higginson (tenor) with Malcolm Rudland (piano)

Balulalow (Warlock) (with Richard Hichens (tenor)
Twelve oxen (Warlock)
Quebb Choir conducted by Gary Higginson with Malcolm Rudland (organ and piano)

The frostbound wood (Warlock)
The first mercy (Warlock)
Richard Hichens (tenor) with Malcolm Rudland (piano)

A Warlock Suite (arr. David Cox)
Noël — Lullaby — Piggesnie (Scherzo) — Pastoral (The first mercy) — Tyrley Tyrlow
Tony Urbainczyk (violin) with John Merrick (piano)

Queen Anne (Warlock)
Yarmouth Fair (Warlock)
Quebb Choir conducted by Gary Higginson with Malcolm Rudland (piano)

Forget not yet (Hal Collins)
Jillian of Berry (Warlock)
Gary Higginson (tenor) with Malcolm Rudland (piano)

Toccata on 'Jillian of Berry' (Brian Collins)
Malcolm Rudland (organ)

The lady’s birthday (Warlock)
Gary Higginson (tenor) and Schola Homovox Warlockensis with John Merrick (piano)

Afterwards, do take tea with us at the Church Barn Farm Shop HR3 6EJ on A438, by the lane to the church

1st March 2015
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE
THE PRECINCTS
CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

Music for a Sunday Afternoon
with Paul Young, tenor

Sunday 1st March 4.30pm

Paul Young (tenor), Ian Crowther (oboe and cor anglais)
with members of the Festival Chamber Orchestra led by
Ian Crowther. Paul Young is Director of Music at Dover College
and a Lay Clerk at Canterbury Cathedral.

Warlock - The Curlew,
Vaughan Williams - Blake Songs,
Mozart - Flute Quartet in D,
Quantz - Sonata in C minor.

International Study Centre, The Precincts, Canterbury
Tickets £15, £8 students, £5 under 12s, £13 Friends of FCO

Available from Crowthers of Canterbury 1 The Borough, Canterbury CT1 2DR
Online: www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk Tel: 01227 763965

On the actual birthday Thursday 30th October at 7.30pm
the Birmingham Conservertoire are hosting one of our ongoing birthday concerts

The Birmingham Conservertoire event is one of their ‘Liederabend’ series in their Recital Hall, and will include ‘The Curlew’,
Three songs with string quartet (Mourne no moe, Corpus Christi, and Sleep), some Elizabethan arrangements,
and some of the Capriol duets. Tickets available on the door £6.50 (concessions £4)
The concert will finish in time to catch the 10.10 train back to Euston.
More details at:

http://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/thursdays-at-birmingham-conservatoire-liederabend-30-10-2014


The Carice Singers

Directed by George Parris

Invite you to the launch of their new Naxos CD

WARLOCK: CHORAL MUSIC

Saturday 13th September, 6.00pm

Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, London

Followed by a concert with music by

Brahms | Elgar | Debussy | Warlock

Tickets £15/£10 concessions

Refreshments Provided

R.S.V.P. 7th Sept
fexloehouse@icloud.com

Sunday 20 July 3.00pm at Tardebigge Church
St Bartholomew’s Church, Tardebigge, Worcs. B60 3AH


Celebrating English Song


Purcell: The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation
Finzi: Five Bagatelles
Warlock: Sleep, Pretty Ring Time, Cradle Song
Holbrooke: Cyrene: Butterfly of the Ballet Song
Ian Venables: On the wing of love Op.38
Elizabeth Atherton (soprano)
Robert Plane (clarinet)
Michael Pollock (piano)

Tickets £15; F/T students and registered unemployed £4.
Available online from www.atrix.co.uk or by post.
Contact: Celebrating English Song, Coombe Cottage,
Finstall, Bromsgrove, Worcs. B60 1EW.
Email: song@mcgregor-smith.com
Telephone: 01527 872422

2.00pm Free pre-concert talk in the
Community Hall, Tardebigge.

Ian Venables: Art Song – Beyond the Drawing Room

Saturday 5 July 7.30pm Sussex Gardens London
St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington,
London, W2 3UD


A Short While for Dreaming


The Blossom Street Singers will be performing songs
from their all-Warlock CD of choral music as part of the
Voices of London Festival 2014
Tickets £12/£8
www.voicesoflondonfestival.com
www.blossomstreetsingers.com
Tel: 07740 354817

WEDNESDAY 13 TO 29 JUNE 2014

GREGYNOG FESTIVAL 2014: WAR

War explores the particular impact of the English Civil War and First World War on musicians in Wales and the Borders. Concerts will be held at relevant historic venues including Montgomery Church (the Battle of Montgomery in 1644 was the largest fought in Wales) as well as the Music Room at Gregynog Hall itself.

We aim to announce our headline artists during Llyr Williams' Gala Centenary Recital at National Museum Wales on 22 Nov 2013 from 7.30pm. The Gala celebrates the exact date of Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday and marks the close of our 2013 Great Britten season with performances of his Holiday Diary and Night Piece (Notturno). We also look forward to 2014 with the Sonata by Britten's teacher Frank Bridge, which is dedicated to the memory of Ernest Bristow Farrar.

Visit http://www.gregynogfestival.org for full programme details and to book tickets online or call 01686 207100. You can also sign up via the website to receive our monthly e-Newsletter with all the latest Festival announcements and special offers.

Tuesday 27 May 2.30pm Chelsea
St. Wilfrid’s Convent, 29 Tite Street, London. SW3 4JX

Warlock in Chelsea

An illustrated lecture by Malcolm Rudland with Danny
Gillingwater (baritone) for the Christ Church Fellowship
meeting at St. Wilfrid’s. Free entry.
‘I would recommend anyone in the Peter Warlock Society
to attend a future repeat of this enjoyable and unique
lecture.’ – Rebecca Brooke, 2011.





SATURDAY 5 APRIL 2014

THE WELSH CONNECTIONS OF GUSTAV HOLST AND PETER WARLOCK

Talks by Alan Gibbs and Brian Collins respectively.

2pm to 5pm, Hillfield Church,
37 Worple Road, Wimbledon SW19 4JZ

Alan Gibbs and Brian Collins will be speaking on the Welsh Connections of Gustav Holst and Peter Warlock respectively. This is part of a series of classes organised by Dr Robert Manning, but he is happy to welcome visiting students provided that they contact him in advance.

The venue is about 5-7 minutes' walk from the railway station. The cost will be £10 on the day and, on this occasion, all profits from the event will go to charity.

Dr Manning can be contacted on 07956-578602


All Saints' Church

The Church on the Heath, Blackheath SE3 0TY

Saturday 7th December 2013 7.30pm


In dulci jubilo

The Ionian Singers


Timothy Salter conductor


Michael Bonaventure organ


Sweelinck - Byrd - J.S.Bach - Buxtehude
Pearsall - Messiaen - Warlock - Bax - Salter

Tickets £15 (£12 concessions £8 students)

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At 6pm on Friday 23 September 2011 at St Peter’s Church, 119 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL

(corner of Upper Belgrave Street and Hobart Place, five minutes walk from Victoria)
to celebrate the re-unveiling of the Bartók statue at 2pm on Sat 24 September,
the Peter Warlock Society presents a Warlock and Bartók concert with an Hungarian supper interval

See schedule <HERE> (a .pdf file)

Warlock and Bartók

at 2pm on Saturday 24 September 2011
on the pavement outside Malvern Court, London SW7 3HU
Imre Varga's statue of Béla Bartók will be re-unveiled
with Tamás Vásáry, David Mellor and Chelsea Ballet performing The Bracelet
choreographed to Chris Mowat’s brass arr. of the last six of Bartók’s Mikrokosmos
Promoted by the Peter Warlock Society

see .pdf document page 2 <HERE>

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I just posted the recording of my 1/9/11 recital which had a set of Peter Warlock songs at www.emilybaehr.com. Just click on the music link.
I think I did OK with the Warlock.

Emily Baehr

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Saturday 19th of March 2011, 6:00 p.m. in Waldorfschool Hannover-Bothfeld, Germany
Sunday 20th of March 2011, 7:00 p.m. in Church S. Nicolai Hagenburg, Germany
"Kammerorchester Bothfeld"
Conducter: Sabine Lauer
Programm:

Purcell: "Fairy Queen"
Britten: Serenade op. 31
Elgar: Serenade op 20
Warlock: "Capriol-Suite"
Eintritt frei
www.kammerorchester-bothfeld.de

e-mail mail@salauer.de

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Saturday, March 26th , 2011 at 7.00pm
St George's Church, Beckenham


Lewisham Concert Band, directed by PWS member, Leslie Lake.

Programme includes the first public performance of the arrangement by John Mitchell for brass sextet of The Cricketers of Hambledon; also Pavanne from the Capriol Suite; and Beethoven's Binge.

The first of Tolkien's writing to be put to music - The Hobbit Concert Overture by Carey Blyton - is complemented by Donald Swann' s arrangement of the last of Tolkien's poems - Bilbo's Last Song.

Paul Allen (baritone) performs in both the Cricketers and the Bilbo song.
Tickets £10. Tel 020 8650 7347 (PWS member Cliff Watkins) - cliff@cliffwatkins.entadsl.com

Thanks to the enterprise of our committee member Bryn Philpott,
I am delighted to offer you his five pages of details of performances of carols by Peter Warlock this festive season.
Do hope you might be able to hear some and perhaps write the occasion up for our next Newsletter.

<Five Pages>


With my good wishes,

Malcolm Rudland

Friday 10th December, 8 p.m.
St Mary's Church, Westerham, Kent TN16 1AS


Capriol Chamber Choir, directed by Graham Dinnage, was founded in 2004 (as The Warlock Singers), and has specialised in the performance of British choral music. They performed for the PWS at their AGM in 2005 in Eynsford. Our Christmas Concert features works by Warlock and by the esteemed president of the society, Richard Rodney Bennett, as well as a rarely-heard pastoral gem by George Malcolm, his Missa ad Praesepe (Mass at the Crib).

Tickets are £10 on the door. Reservations 01732 866372 or by email: vivienne.cox@capriol.org


Warlock: Balulalow (SATB version with soprano solo)
Warlock: The First Mercy (SSA version)
Bennett: Puer Nobis
Bennett: Five Carols
Malcolm: Missa ad Praesepe
Leighton: Lully, lulla
Tavener: The Lamb
Willis: It came upon the midnight clear
Rose: No small wonder
Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Mendelssohn: Frohlocket ihr völker auf erden
Handl: Resonet in laudibus
Praetorius: Quem pastores laudavere
Praetorius: In dulci jubilo

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See the following announcement also by clicking [this link]

Vocal Recital

January 9, 2011
2:00 p.m.


Knox Presbyterian Church
3400 Michigan Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
USA

Admission Free (donations accepted)
Emily Baehr, soprano
Christina Haan, piano

Samuel Barber's "Hermit Songs"
Various songs by Peter Warlock
Zeke Hecker's "At Wren House" world premiere

Contact Knox Presbyterian Church
(513) 321-9228

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Literally Inspired

Email: j.a.tobutt@leeds.ac.uk

Wednesday 19th January 2011 at 7:30

Venue: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
School of Music
University of Leeds
LEEDS LS2 9JT
0113 343 25854

Programme to include:

Warlock: The Curlew for Flute, English Horn
and String Quartet
Bax: Quintet for Oboe and Strings
Jacob: Inventions for Flute and Oboe
Vaughan Williams: Ten Blake Songs for
Voice and Oboe

Performed by members of the Lydian String Quartet with Conrad Marshall (flute), Steve Muir (tenor), and Jonathan Tobutt (oboe and English Horn).

Tickets: £10, £7 (adult concessions), £3 (students and young people)

Booking Information: Tickets can be booked and paid for online via the Concerts webpage at www.leeds.ac.uk/music/concerts

For postal bookings, please state the number of tickets required, your contact details (phone/email) and a cheque payable to the University of Leeds with a SAE to:
The Box Office, University Concert Series
School of Music
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tele: 0113 343 2584

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Concert of vocal music by
Peter Warlock, Hanns Eisler, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Kurt Weil and Noël Lee
on the 23rd of October at
St Marcel Lutherian Church,
24 rue Pierre Nicole,
5th arrondissement,
Paris, metro Port Royal at 8.30pm.

With Cécile Zylberajch mezzo-soprano
and the musicians of the "Ballade de Linos".

I Fagiolini's Christmas Party :
www.ifagiolini.com
and then click on the ‘Concert Diary’.
A beautiful mix of Renaissance and 20th century Christmas music from around Europe


We are sorry these two Warlockian events missed getting in the last Newsletter by a matter of days,
so hope you may care to know of them now.


December 16 Hall One 7.30pm
Kings Place, London
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/weekly-themes/christmas-around-europe
Box Office Box Office 020 7520 1490
£29.50 £24.50 £19.50


December 18 7.30pm
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
http://www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk/event.php?id=445
Box Office 01584 878141
Tickets: £18 (£17.50 concessions)


If you might be near London to celebrate Warlock's last night on earth on 16 December, I know there are about 50 tickets left in this remarkable 400-seater new concert hall about five minutes walk up York Way from King's Cross, but where car parking is virtually impossible, but I will be there.


The full programme is :


Ludwig Senfl (c1486 - 1543) – Das G’läut zu Speyer
Michael Praetorius (1571?-1621) - Es ist ein Ros’
Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) – Das Wort ward fleisch


Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) – O virga ac diadema


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526-94) – Canite tuba in Sion
Francisco Guerrero (1528-99) – Pastores loquebantur


Mateo da Flecha (1481-c.1553) – La justa (ensalada)


Interval


Richard Pygott (fl.early 16th century) – Quid petis, o fili?


William Byrd (c.1539-1623) – Attollite portas


Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) - Un soir de neige


Peter Warlock (1894-1930) I saw a fair maiden. Rich Cavalcade, Bethlehem Down, Benedicamus Domino


Silver arr.Williams - The Twelve Days after Christmas


Do make yourself known to me if you decide to come.


Cheers,


Malcolm Rudland


from the Hon Sec of the Peter Warlock Society
31 Hammerfield House
Cale Street, London SW3 3SD
020 7589 9595
07761 977155
mrudland2@gmail.com
Warlock Society Website : peterwarlock.org
Rudland Website : malcolmrudland.org

 

THE PETER WARLOCK SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO

A PETER WARLOCK CHRISTMAS

a New Play by Alex Clissold-Jones with Benedict Holme as Warlock on

Saturday 31 October 2009 at 4pm and 7.30pm
at St Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

by kind permission of the Vicar, Revd R F Bushau

Tickets on the door £5 (Senior citizens, students, PWS members £4)
It is hoped the audiences may care to meet the cast between the shows at the nearby Stanhope Tavern, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4SS
(Tel 020 7373 4192) where good food and drinks are available.


This will be the first London performance of the play premièred at New College, Oxford last December

Synopsis

On 17th December 1930, the composer and critic Philip Heseltine, better known by his pseudonym Peter Warlock, was found dead in his London flat from gas poisoning. We join Warlock on the previous evening – a cold and foggy night – in his local London pub, the Duke of Wellington.

The words of Bruce Blunt, from a BBC Home Service programme, December 1944:

Peter Warlock was only a pen-name at first, but latterly used it for every purpose. This started the extraordinary legend that he was really two persons in one, and that the sinister Peter Warlock eventually destroyed the gentle Philip Heseltine. It’s time this myth was forgotten. Anyone who has any
character at all has many sides to that character, and so it was with Philip. He had great charm and a brilliant mind, but these are not enough. Like other people with the quality of true greatness, he was very modest. He never put on airs. And his was a most generous spirit.


In the Peter Warlock Society Newsletter 84, Bruce Phillips wrote:

‘The best thing about the evening was the chance to hear some of Warlock’s wonderful solo songs and six suberb carols (for eight-part choir). The singing was of a very high standard. ... The tour de force of the production as far as the acting was concerned was Benedict Holme’s accomplished
performance as the mercurial Warlock, ranging from exultation to despair.’




THE PETER WARLOCK SOCIETY ALSO INVITES YOU TO

Another Social Lunch

Our Society normally holds its Social Lunches at the nerve centre of the Warlock Society at
The Antelope Tavern in Eaton Terrace in the heart of Warlock’s Chelsea, with a chance to meet the committee after one of their meetings, but this one is designed to attract our West Country members and with a chance to
meet our Chairman Emeritus, Fred Tomlinson, in his natural habitat.


Saturday 7 November 2009
from 12.30pm in the Function Room of The Middlesex Arms,


Long Drive, South Ruislip HA4 0HG Tel 020 8845 0667

by kind permission of the landlord, Andy McCann

The pub is next to South Ruislip tube station on the Central and Metropolitan Lines

More details from the Hon. Sec of the Peter Warlock Society
Malcolm Rudland on 020 7589 9595 or mrudland2@gmail.com

 

And Yet Another Social Lunch

For our slightly more genuine West Country members the Society will be holding a Social Lunch
at The Air Balloon at the top of Crickley Hill in Gloucestershire and we hope to attract
our members from South Wales, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire,
North Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, or indeed from wherever people care to travel, and with
a chance to meet the President of our Gloucestershire Chapter, John Merrick.


Saturday 21 November 2009
from 12.30pm in The Air Balloon

Crickley Hill, Birdlip, Gloucestershire GL4 8JY

by kind permission of the landlady, Paula Hewitt

The pub is a major landmark on the roundabout of the A417 at the top of Crickley Hill

More details from the Hon. Sec of the Peter Warlock Society
Malcolm Rudland on 020 7589 9595 or mrudland2@gmail.com or
Michael Graves on 01666 837334 or michaeljohngraves@tiscali.co.uk

On Sunday 16 August at 5pm, the Radio 3 programme 'Discovering
Music' features Warlock's The Curlew' with Stephen Johnson who will
illustrate his talk with excerpts from van Dieren's "Rhapsodia",
Bartok's 2nd String Quartet, Purcell's Fantazia No.7, Dowland's "In
Darknesse Let Me Dwelle" and Eccles' "When Celia was learning on
the spinet to play". The talk will culminate in a performance
given by the American tenor, Michael Flattery from the Isle of Man
Festival in June with The Doric Quartet, flautist Adam Walker and
cor anglais player Daniel Bates. There will also be complete
performances of "Sleep", "Maltworms", "The Fox", "Cradle Song" and
"Captain Stratton's Fancy" peppered thoughout, performed by Michael
Slattery with Stephen Coombs at the piano.

That weekend of the 15/16 August sees the deadline for our next
Newsletter, so if any of you have proposed articles, or any items
of Warlockian interest to share, or news of any forthcoming
performances of Warlock, do submit them for consideration to our
new editor at michaeljohngraves@tiscale.co.uk.

On Saturday 12 September from 12.30pm we hold another Social Lunch
at the Antelope, Eaton Terrace, London SW1 (see attachment below)

On Sunday 27 September at 4pm at the Wigmore Hall, Andrew Kennedy
sings 'Sleep', 'Ha’nacker Mill'. 'My Own Country', ;The Night' and
'Yarmouth Fair' with Roger Vignoles. There are also songs by
Purcell, Ned Rorem, Britten and Ives.

by kind permission of the landlady, Katie Lewin

YOU ARE INVITED

by the Peter Warlock Society
to another Social Lunch
at the nerve centre of the Warlock Society, with
a chance to meet the committee after one of their meetings.
This is a Fullers Real Ale pub, with a wide selection of food
for you to choose from and pay for at the downstairs bar.
Saturday 12 September 2009
from 12.30pm in the Upper Room
of the Antelope Tavern (Tel 020 7824 8512)
Eaton Terrace, London, SW1 8EZ
There is meter parking in the area until 1.30pm.
Nearest tube station is Sloane Square.
Turn right out of the station past the
Royal Court Theatre; turn right into Cliveden Place,
then left into Eaton Terrace, whereupon the tavern comes into view.
RSVP to (or more details from) the Hon. Sec of the Peter Warlock Society
Malcolm Rudland on 020 7589 9595 or mrudland2@gmail.com


New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra

Email: music@christchurchnewbrunswick.org

Annual Spring Program, featuring Peter Warlock's "Capriol Suite" as well as music by Brahms, Erkel, Lehar. New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Mark Trautman, conductor. Concert at Hungarian Center, 133 Somerset St., New Brunswick, NJ USA. March 8, 2009 at 3 p.m. Tickets: 20/15 students and seniors.

More information: newbrunswickchamberorchestra.org


Warlock and Delius 2008

View .pdf file HERE

You will need Adobe to read this.
If you do not have it you can download it HERE


“A Peter Warlock Christmas”

A new one act play with choral accompaniment

Ben Holme – Peter Warlock

The Marion Consort

Alice Newton - piano

New College Chapel, Holywells Road, Oxford

Tuesday, December 9th 8pm

Tickets: £5 (£4 concessions)

For more details, please ring: 07985 004812

Created by Richard Valentine with devotion to the preservation
of the music and spirit of Peter Warlock.