album

British Composers - A Celebration

63 songs (3 hours and 21 minutes)
Disc 1
1
The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1, Op. 1a: IV. Sun Dance (1996 Remastered Version)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Lawrance Collingwood
2:39
2
Marigold, Op. 78 (1996 Remastered Version)
Richard Rodney Bennett
2:57
3
Saint Nicolas, Op. 42: The Birth of Nicolas (1995 Remaster)
Robert Tear, Bruce Russell, Sir Andrew Davis, Ian Hare, King's College Choir, Cambridge, Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Sir David Willcocks & Cambridge Girls' Choir
2:37
4
String Quartet 'in Gloucestershire', No. 3: II. Fairly quick, but always rhythmical
Britten Quartet
2:05
5
Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 55: II. Allegro molto
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
7:14
6
Troilus and Cressida, Act 2, Scene II: From isle to isle chill waters (Cressida/Troilus) [1992 Digital Remaster]
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Monica Sinclair, Richard Lewis, Lewis Thomas, John Hauxwell, Geoffrey Walls, Philharmonia Orchestra & William Walton
2:43
7
Dance Scenes: IV. Molto allegro
Philharmonia Orchestra & Daniel Harding
2:33
8
Ave Maria, Op. 2, No. 2 (1996 Remaster)
Worcester Cathedral Choir & Christopher Robinson
2:45
9
The Triumph of Neptune - Suite: VII. Hornpipe (Allegro molto)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth
1:39
10
Dies natalis, Op. 8: 2. Rhapsody (Recitativo stromentato) [1990 Digital Remaster]
Wilfred Brown, English Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Finzi
6:30
11
Symphony No. 5 in D: III. Romanza (Lento) [1994 - Remaster]
Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
12:10
12
Blest Pair of Sirens (1987 Remaster)
London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
2:36
13
Checkmate, Ballet Suite: VI. Finale - Checkmate (1993 Digital Remaster)
Sinfonia Of London & Arthur Bliss
2:39
14
Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act 2, Scene 2: In dreams I've built myself some kindlier home (Peter) [1993 Digital Remaster]
Sir Peter Pears, Joan Cross, Tom Culbert, BBC Theatre Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Reginald Goodall & Herbert Dawson
2:54
15
Violin Concerto: Slower (1993 Digital Remaster)
Meredith Davies, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Yehudi Menuhin
1:39
16
The Planets: IV. Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
Andrew Davis & Toronto Symphony Orchestra
2:19
17
Loch Lomond (1995 Remaster)
London Madrigal Singers, Ian Partridge & Christopher Bishop
3:42
18
Canadian Carnival Overture, Op. 19
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle & Wesley Warren
14:08
19
At the Boar's Head, Op. 42 / H. 156: We two saw you four (Prince) [1995 - Remaster]
Philip Langridge, Sir John Tomlinson, Elise Ross, Felicity Palmer, David Wilson-Johnson, Richard Suart, Peter Hall, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael George, David Atherton & Men's Voices Of The Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
3:45
20
Divertimento on 'Sellinger's Round': III. Presto
Academy Of St Martin-In-The-Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
1:50
21
Greater love hath no man
Michael Pearce, Paul Robinson, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Christopher Hughes & Stephen Cleobury
6:03
22
English Dances, Op. 33: V. Allegro non troppo (1996 Remaster)
Philharmonia Orchestra & Robert Irving
3:00
23
On Wenlock Edge, on Texts by Alfred E. Housman: II. From far, from eve and morning (Andantino - Più mosso)
Ian Partridge & The Music Group of London
2:05
24
Sinfonietta, I. Allegro con brio: II. Tema con variazioni
Northern Sinfonia Of England & Richard Hickox
0:57
25
Mass in G Minor: III. Credo (Allegro con moto - Lento - Tempo primo - Poco animato - Andante)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury
2:26
26
Violin Sonata, II. Variazioni: Var. 6 (Scherzando) [1996 Digital Remaster]
Yehudi Menuhin & Louis Kentner
0:35
27
Cello Concerto in D: II. Andante espressivo
Julian Lloyd Webber, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
6:56
28
Three Screaming Popes after Francis Bacon, for Large Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle
1:41
29
Concerto for Two Pianos, Op. 104: III. Allegro (Three Hands)
Cyril Smith, Phyllis Sellick, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Malcolm Arnold
3:13
30
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, Op. 34: Fugue (Allegro molto)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle
2:53
31
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 83: II. Piacevole (poco andante)
Chilingirian Quartet
1:44
32
The Lady's Birthday: "Four and twenty drummers all in a row" (Briskly)
Jennifer Partridge & Baccholian Singers of London
2:44
33
Crown Imperial - Coronation March
Adrian Boult
8:33
Disc 2
1
Symphony in G Minor: I. Allegro (opening) [1973 Remastered Version]
English Sinfonia & Neville Dilkes
2:29
2
Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad': V. The lads in their hundreds
Sir Thomas Allen & Geoffrey Parsons
2:12
3
Concertino for harpsichord and string orchestra: III. Allegro vivace (2001 Digital Remaster)
Neville Dilkes, English Sinfonia & Ronald Thomas
2:04
4
Ave verum corpus Op. 2 No. 1
Worcester Cathedral Choir, Harry Bramma & Christopher Robinson
2:37
5
Pineapple Poll, Scene 3: Belaye's Solo & Sailors' Drill (1997 Digital Remaster)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
3:27
6
Down by the Salley Gardens (2001 Remastered Version)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson & David Willison
2:35
7
Four Cornish Dances Op. 91: 4. Allegro ma non troppo (2001 Digital Remaster)
Malcolm Arnold
2:31
8
Hums and Songs of Winnie-the-Pooh Op. 6, I. Aphorisms: 3. The Hundred Acre Wood - Piglet meets a Heffalump (Nocturne) [1970/1983]
Lisa Saffer, The Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center & Oliver Knussen
1:19
9
The March of the Women (last two verses)
Eiddwen Harrhy, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota & Philip Brunelle
1:42
10
Job - A Masque for Dancing, Scene VII: Pavane of the Sons of the Morning
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
2:14
11
3 Motets, Op. 38: II. Coelos ascendit hodie (Chorus a cappella)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury
2:10
12
Falstaff, Op. 68: Dream Interlude (Symphonic Study)
Edward Elgar & New Symphony Orchestra
2:10
13
Henry V - Scenes from the film: 'This day is called the Feast of Crispian' (King Henry) [1994 Digital Remaster]
Laurence Olivier, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus & William Walton
2:49
14
Five Poems by W. H. Auden Op. 58: 5. Carry her over the water (2003 - Remaster)
Thomas Hemsley & Ernest Lush
1:28
15
Paul Bunyan Op. 17 - Prologue excerpt (It isn't very often the conservatives are wrong - But once in a while the odd thing happens)
Soloists of the Plymouth Series, Minnesota, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota, Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota & Philip Brunelle
1:34
16
On Wenlock Edge: IV. Oh, when I was in love with you
Philip Langridge, Howard Shelley & Britten Quartet
0:45
17
Portrait of a Flirt
Studio 2 Concert Orchestra & Reginald Kilbey
2:46
18
Kai - conclusion
Ulrich Heinen, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group & Sir Simon Rattle
1:59
19
Beware! - Three Early Songs: 2. O that I had ne'er been married (Robert Burns)
Neil Mackie & Roger Vignoles
1:26
20
The Perfect Fool, Op. 39 / H. 150: Dance of Spirits of Fire (Allegro moderato) [1988 - Remaster]
André Previn
3:20
21
Lo, the full, final Sacrifice Op. 26 - conclusion (from O soft self-wounding Pelican!)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury & Richard Farnes
4:37
22
Dream Children Op. 43: 1. Andante (1995 Digital Remaster)
Sir Adrian Boult
2:45
23
Hodie - III. Song: It was the winter wild (last verse) [2000 Remastered Version]
Dame Janet Baker, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir David Willcocks
2:20
24
Diversions for Piano Left Hand, Op. 21: Variation XI (Tarantella)
Peter Donohoe, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle
2:33
25
The Curlew, on Poems by William Butler Yeats: II. The lover mourns for the loss of love, "Pale brows, still hands and dim hair"
Ian Partridge, Frances Mason, Christopher Wellington, Eileen Croxford, David Butt, Janet Craxton & Hugh Bean
1:41
26
'Spitfire' Prelude & Fugue - Fugue (conclusion) [1986 Remastered Version]
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves
2:23
27
5 Shakespeare Songs, Set No. 2, Op. 23: III. It was a lover and his lass (Allegretto moderato)
Dame Felicity Lott, Ann Murray & Graham Johnson
2:36
28
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 'Enigma' X. Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny) [1988 Remaster]
Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
2:24
29
I was glad (orchestral version) [conclusion, from O pray for the peace] [1988 Remastered Version]
Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus, King's College Choir, Cambridge, The Band of The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, New Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir Philip Ledger
2:16
30
A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (arr. Beecham)
Richard Hickox
10:16