1 800 222 6872

William Alwyn: Film Music / RNC Wind Orchestra - Rundell, Heron

Audio Samples

  1. Alwyn — The Crimson Pirate Overture (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Alwyn — The History of Mr Polly Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): I. The Wedding and Funeral $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Alwyn — The History of Mr Polly Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): II. Fire $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Alwyn — The History of Mr Polly Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): III. Christabel $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Alwyn — The History of Mr Polly Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): IV. Punting Scene $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Alwyn — The History of Mr Polly Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): V. Utopian Sunset $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Alwyn — The Way Ahead March (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Alwyn — State Secret Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): I. Main Titles and Grand Ball $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Alwyn — State Secret Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): II. Theatre Music $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Alwyn — State Secret Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): III. On the Barge $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Alwyn — State Secret Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): IV. Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Alwyn — The Million Pound Note Waltz (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Alwyn — Swiss Family Robinson Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): I. Main Titles $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Alwyn — Swiss Family Robinson Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): II. At Home $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Alwyn — Swiss Family Robinson Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): III. Ostriches and Waterslides $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Alwyn — The True Glory March (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Alwyn — Geordie Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): I. Main Titles $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Alwyn — Geordie Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): II. The Samson Way $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Alwyn — Geordie Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): III. Father and Son $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Alwyn — Geordie Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): IV. Geordie and Jean $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Alwyn — Geordie Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): V. The Hammer Reel $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Alwyn — In Search of the Castaways Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band): II. Rumba $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Alwyn — Desert Victory Suite (arr. M. Ellerby for wind band) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Crimson Pirate
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The History of Mr. Polly - Suite
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Way Ahead
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : State Secret - Suite
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Million Pound Note
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Swiss Family Robinson, suite from the film score (arr. by Philip Lane)
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The True Glory
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Geordie - Suite
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : In Search of the Castaways - Suite
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Desert Victory, suite
Conductors Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

William Alwyn was a consummate film composer, as capable of creating powerful marches as he was atmospheric waltzes. In these exciting arrangements by Martin Ellerby for wind band, the full variety of Alwyn's inspiration can be appreciated. There is the romantic allure of the overture to The Crimson Pirate, the compact, brilliant characterization of The History of Mr Polly and the suite from Geordie, with its seductive use of familiar Scottish melodies. The scores for The Way Ahead and Desert Victory convey action with superb and stirring effectiveness. The RNCM Wind Orchestra is one of several large scale ensembles that make up the wide diversity of music making at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester, one of the world's leading music conservatoires. Clark Rundell is currently Director of Contemporary Music at the RNCM, whereas Mark Heron is now a member of the staff conducting faculty.

"The outstanding, but sadly neglected British composer, Martin Ellerby, has been entrusted by the William Alwyn Foundation to make arrangements of some of Alwyn’s most readily pleasing moments from ten films. In true Hollywood epic style, the overture to The Crimson Pirate makes a vibrant opening track; The History of Mr Polly, a bitter-sweet story pictured here in a suite containing five moments in his many adventures, while The Way Ahead was one of Alwyn’s many films from the Second World War, the March a happy and spirited score... The music is far from easy to perform, the high professional standard achieved by the musicians from Manchester’s Royal Northern College The stunning sound quality complements a highly desirable release." -David's Review Corner

American Record Guide
This is a splendid assortment that includes some of Alwyn's best work, and it's given an especially piquant flavor in the expert arrangements for winds by Martin Ellerby.

Fanfare Magazine
These contain the original orchestrations - or painstaking reconstructions of those originals - which are the basis for these arrangements. This release is a most welcome supplement to that series, and perhaps a first choice for the collector primarily interested in music for wind ensemble.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
Much of this music has already been recorded in its orchestral dress by Chandos (three volumes, most recently May/June 2006). Still, this makes for an excellent introduction to Alwyn's music, skillfully played and recorded, at a reasonable price.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchest (01/22/2011-01/23/2011).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Crimson Pirate :: Overture
  • Conductor: Mark Heron
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1952

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The History of Mr. Polly - Suite :: The Wedding and Funeral
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1949

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The History of Mr. Polly - Suite :: Fire
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1949

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The History of Mr. Polly - Suite :: Christabel
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1949

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The History of Mr. Polly - Suite :: Punting Scene
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1949

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The History of Mr. Polly - Suite :: Utopian Sunset
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1949

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Way Ahead :: March
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1944

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : State Secret - Suite :: Main Titles and Grand Ball
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1950

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : State Secret - Suite :: Theatre Music
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1950

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : State Secret - Suite :: On the Barge
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1950

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : State Secret - Suite :: Finale
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1950

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Million Pound Note :: Waltz
  • Conductor: Mark Heron
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1954

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Swiss Family Robinson, suite from the film score (arr. by Philip Lane)
  • Conductor: Mark Heron
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1960

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The True Glory :: March
  • Conductor: Mark Heron
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1945

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Geordie - Suite :: Main Titles
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1955

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Geordie - Suite :: The Samson Way
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1955

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Geordie - Suite :: Father and Son
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1955

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Geordie - Suite :: Geordie and Jean
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1955

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Geordie - Suite :: The Hammer Reel
  • Conductor: Clark Rundell
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1955

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : In Search of the Castaways - Suite :: Ship's Waltz
  • Conductor: Mark Heron
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1961

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : In Search of the Castaways - Suite :: Rumba
  • Conductor: Mark Heron
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1961

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Desert Victory, suite
  • Conductor: Mark Heron
  • Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic