Philip Lane: A Spa Overture
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Alan Titchmarsh's Great British Discovery
29. Philip Lane: A Spa Overture
Cheltenham Ladies College commissioned this work to celebrate the centenary of its music department. It was first performed in July 1982. Lane’s music evokes both the peaceful and bustling character of Cheltenham, as well as containing an allusion to one of the city’s famous sons, Dr. Edward Wilson, who perished with Scott on his fateful Antarctic expedition, and whose statue looks down on the town's main tree-lined Promenade.