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The British Symphonic Collection

Audio Samples

>Elgar, Edward : The Crown of India, Op. 66
>     March
>     Hail, Immemorial Ind!
>     The Wind at Dawn
>     The Empire March
>Elgar, Edward : Une voix dans le désert, for reciter & orchestra, Op. 77
>Elgar, Edward : Polonia, Op. 76
>Elgar, Edward : Piano Concerto, Op. 90
>     [Excerpt]
>Elgar, Edward : Suite
>     The Spanish lady, for string orchestra, Op. 89 (edited by Percy Young)
>Elgar, Edward : Civic Fanfare, for orchestra (without violins) & organ
>Cowen, Frederic H. : Symphony no 6 in E major ("The Idyllic")
>Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel : Symphony in A minor
>Delius, Frederick : On the Mountains - Symphonic Poem
>     [Excerpt]
>Delius, Frederick : Songs (7) from the Norwegian, for voice & piano, RT v/9
>Delius, Frederick : Paa Vidderne (On the Heights), melodrama for reciter & orchestra, RT iii/1
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Symphony no 6 in C major
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Tintagel, tone poem for orchestra
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Overture to Adventure, for orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Job
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Prelude on an Old Carol Tune, for orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variations for orchestra (arr. by G. Jacob from Variations for brass band)
>Holst, Gustav : Symphony in F major ("The Cotswolds"), Op. 8, H. 47
>Holst, Gustav : Walt Whitman Overture, for orchestra, Op. 7, H. 42
>Holst, Gustav : Suite no 2 in F
>Holst, Gustav : The Perfect Fool, Op. 39
>Holst, Gustav : Scherzo, for orchestra, H. 192
>Bush, Alan : Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
>Bush, Alan : Symphony no 2, Op. 33 ("The Nottingham")
>Butterworth, Arthur : Symphony no 1, Op. 15
>Gipps, Ruth : Symphony no 2, Op. 30
>Arnold, Malcolm : Symphony no 5, Op. 74
>Arnold, Malcolm : Divertimento for orchestra no 2, Op. 75 (revised version of Op. 24)
>Arnold, Malcolm : Machines, symphonic study for orchestra, Op. 30
>Arnold, Malcolm : Solitaire, ballet for orchestra (arr. of "English Dances" plus a specially composed "Sarabande and P
>Arnold, Malcolm : The Belles of St. Trinians, film score
>Gregson, Edward : Contrasts
>     a Concerto for Orchestra
>Hoddinott, Alun : Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 127
>McCabe, John : Concerto for orchestra

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : The Crown of India, Op. 66
>Elgar, Edward : Une voix dans le désert, for reciter & orchestra, Op. 77
>Elgar, Edward : Polonia, Op. 76
>Elgar, Edward : Piano Concerto, Op. 90
>Elgar, Edward : Suite
>Elgar, Edward : Civic Fanfare, for orchestra (without violins) & organ
>Cowen, Frederic H. : Symphony no 6 in E major ("The Idyllic")
>Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel : Symphony in A minor
>Delius, Frederick : On the Mountains - Symphonic Poem
>Delius, Frederick : Songs (7) from the Norwegian, for voice & piano, RT v/9
>Delius, Frederick : Paa Vidderne (On the Heights), melodrama for reciter & orchestra, RT iii/1
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Symphony no 6 in C major
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Tintagel, tone poem for orchestra
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Overture to Adventure, for orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Job
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Prelude on an Old Carol Tune, for orchestra
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variations for orchestra (arr. by G. Jacob from Variations for brass band)
>Holst, Gustav : Symphony in F major ("The Cotswolds"), Op. 8, H. 47
>Holst, Gustav : Walt Whitman Overture, for orchestra, Op. 7, H. 42
>Holst, Gustav : Suite no 2 in F
>Holst, Gustav : The Perfect Fool, Op. 39
>Holst, Gustav : Scherzo, for orchestra, H. 192
>Bush, Alan : Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
>Bush, Alan : Symphony no 2, Op. 33 ("The Nottingham")
>Butterworth, Arthur : Symphony no 1, Op. 15
>Gipps, Ruth : Symphony no 2, Op. 30
>Arnold, Malcolm : Symphony no 5, Op. 74
>Arnold, Malcolm : Divertimento for orchestra no 2, Op. 75 (revised version of Op. 24)
>Arnold, Malcolm : Machines, symphonic study for orchestra, Op. 30
>Arnold, Malcolm : Solitaire, ballet for orchestra (arr. of "English Dances" plus a specially composed "Sarabande and P
>Arnold, Malcolm : The Belles of St. Trinians, film score
>Gregson, Edward : Contrasts
>Hoddinott, Alun : Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 127
>McCabe, John : Concerto for orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

Hardly any other European country has been more noted for the output of symphonic music than Great Britain - this boxed set features the genre's most important British representatives and includes works written by Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Bax and Arnold, among others. The collection features a variety of different orchestras, all of which are conducted by Douglas Bostock, one of the leading authorities on British symphonic music.



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : The Crown of India, Op. 66 :: March
  • Performer: Mette Ostergaard (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Elgar, Edward : The Crown of India, Op. 66 :: Hail, Immemorial Ind!
  • Performer: Mette Ostergaard (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Elgar, Edward : The Crown of India, Op. 66 :: The Wind at Dawn
  • Performer: Mette Ostergaard (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Elgar, Edward : The Crown of India, Op. 66 :: The Empire March
  • Performer: Mette Ostergaard (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Elgar, Edward : Une voix dans le désert, for reciter & orchestra, Op. 77
  • Performer: Mette Ostergaard (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 11 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Polonia, Op. 76
  • Performer: Mette Ostergaard (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 12 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Piano Concerto, Op. 90 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Margaret Fingerhut (Piano)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1913-1932

>Elgar, Edward : Suite :: The Spanish lady, for string orchestra, Op. 89 (edited by Percy Young)
  • Performer: Mette Ostergaard (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1956

>Elgar, Edward : Civic Fanfare, for orchestra (without violins) & organ
  • Performer: Mette Ostergaard (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1923

>Cowen, Frederic H. : Symphony no 6 in E major ("The Idyllic")
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 34 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel : Symphony in A minor
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 36 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Delius, Frederick : On the Mountains - Symphonic Poem :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Jan Lund (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 15 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1892

>Delius, Frederick : Songs (7) from the Norwegian, for voice & piano, RT v/9
  • Performer: Jan Lund (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Notes: Composition written: 1890.
  • Running Time: 18 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1890

>Delius, Frederick : Paa Vidderne (On the Heights), melodrama for reciter & orchestra, RT iii/1
  • Performer: Jan Lund (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 39 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Symphony no 6 in C major
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 38 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Tintagel, tone poem for orchestra
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 14 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1917-1919

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Overture to Adventure, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 10 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Job
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1927-1930

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Prelude on an Old Carol Tune, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1953

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Variations for orchestra (arr. by G. Jacob from Variations for brass band)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 12 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1960

>Holst, Gustav : Symphony in F major ("The Cotswolds"), Op. 8, H. 47
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 26 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1899-1900

>Holst, Gustav : Walt Whitman Overture, for orchestra, Op. 7, H. 42
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Holst, Gustav : Suite no 2 in F
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Holst, Gustav : The Perfect Fool, Op. 39
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918-1922

>Holst, Gustav : Scherzo, for orchestra, H. 192
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1933-1934

>Bush, Alan : Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 32 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Bush, Alan : Symphony no 2, Op. 33 ("The Nottingham")
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 38 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Butterworth, Arthur : Symphony no 1, Op. 15
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 40 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1957

>Gipps, Ruth : Symphony no 2, Op. 30
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral

>Arnold, Malcolm : Symphony no 5, Op. 74
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 29 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1960

>Arnold, Malcolm : Divertimento for orchestra no 2, Op. 75 (revised version of Op. 24)
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Arnold, Malcolm : Machines, symphonic study for orchestra, Op. 30
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Arnold, Malcolm : Solitaire, ballet for orchestra (arr. of "English Dances" plus a specially composed "Sarabande and P
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1956

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Belles of St. Trinians, film score
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Gregson, Edward : Contrasts :: a Concerto for Orchestra
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 20 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983

>Hoddinott, Alun : Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 127
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 19 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1986

>McCabe, John : Concerto for orchestra
  • Conductor: Douglas Bostock
  • Running Time: 25 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982