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Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant - works by Elgar, Holst, Walton, Coates, Grainger / London PO

Audio Samples

>Walton, William : Coronation March "Orb and Sceptre"
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Coates, Eric : London Suite
>     Knightsbridge March
>Sullivan, Arthur : HMS Pinafore
>     Overture
>Spiegl, Fritz : Radio 4 UK, television theme for orchestra
>Arnold, Malcolm : The Padstow Lifeboat, Op. 94
>Vangelis : Chariots of Fire, theme from the film score
>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
>Walton, William : Henry V, suite
>     Overture
>Coates, Eric : The Dam Busters
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>     Nimrod
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets
>     Jupiter
>Norman, Monty : The James Bond Theme, theme from film series
>Wood, Henry [Conductor] : Fantasia on British Sea Songs
>     The Saucy Arethusa
>     Jack's the Lad
>     See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes
>Arne, Thomas A. : Rule, Britannia, for orchestra/band (with voice and/or chorus ad lib)
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>Anonymous : God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland)

Album Summary

>Walton, William : Coronation March "Orb and Sceptre"
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Coates, Eric : London Suite
>Sullivan, Arthur : HMS Pinafore
>Spiegl, Fritz : Radio 4 UK, television theme for orchestra
>Arnold, Malcolm : The Padstow Lifeboat, Op. 94
>Vangelis : Chariots of Fire, theme from the film score
>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
>Walton, William : Henry V, suite
>Coates, Eric : The Dam Busters
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets
>Norman, Monty : The James Bond Theme, theme from film series
>Wood, Henry [Conductor] : Fantasia on British Sea Songs
>Arne, Thomas A. : Rule, Britannia, for orchestra/band (with voice and/or chorus ad lib)
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>Anonymous : God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland)
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This album is released to mark the London Philharmonic Orchestra's participation in the flotilla on the afternoon of Sunday June 3rd as part of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. It includes music performed on board 'The Symphony' music herald barge as part of the 3 June flotilla. This CD offers a selection of popular works by great British (and Commonwealth) composers written during the time of our Queen's reign. 10% from each CD sale will be donated to the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation.

The Times
You don't have to be ravingly patriotic to enjoy this, but it helps. When the Jubilee flotilla travels down the Thames on June 3, the London Philharmonic will be on board. This CD gives a foretaste of what to expect...The music is crisply delivered under David Parry.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (1952-2012).



Reviews

Great fun!
This recording features the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of David Parry performing music for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. As the flotilla made its way down the Thames, the pieces performed had historical tie-ins to the various locations that were being passed, which did indeed influence the selections chosen.

Particularly pleasing are: Fantasia on Greensleeves (Vaughan Williams), Radio 4 UK Theme (Arr. Spiegl & Arian), Country Gardens (Grainger), The Globe Playhouse Overture (Walton), March from “The Dam Busters” (Coates), Nimrod from Enigma Variations (Elgar), Jupiter from “The Planets” (Holst – this is gorgeous!), the James Bond Theme is just a guilty pleasure, and Jack’s the Lad (Wood – this is just flat-out fun),

Kudos goes to the French horns and Timpani, as they particularly stand out in several pieces. This disc is just great fun, and one hopes the Queen herself had a wonderful time not only at the celebration but listening to the music as well. Every work on the recording is performed well. Highly recommended.

Submitted on 08/27/12 by KlingonOpera 
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Works Details

>Walton, William : Coronation March "Orb and Sceptre"
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1952-1953

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Coates, Eric : London Suite :: Knightsbridge March
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Sullivan, Arthur : HMS Pinafore :: Overture
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Spiegl, Fritz : Radio 4 UK, television theme for orchestra
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arnold, Malcolm : The Padstow Lifeboat, Op. 94
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1967

>Vangelis : Chariots of Fire, theme from the film score
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score

>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Notes: Composition written: 1908-18.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1918

>Walton, William : Henry V, suite :: Overture
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945-1963

>Coates, Eric : The Dam Busters
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1954

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets :: Jupiter
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (03/07/2012/03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Norman, Monty : The James Bond Theme, theme from film series
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Wood, Henry [Conductor] : Fantasia on British Sea Songs :: The Saucy Arethusa
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wood, Henry [Conductor] : Fantasia on British Sea Songs :: Jack's the Lad
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wood, Henry [Conductor] : Fantasia on British Sea Songs :: See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arne, Thomas A. : Rule, Britannia, for orchestra/band (with voice and/or chorus ad lib)
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1740

>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (03/07/2012/03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Anonymous : God Save the Queen (National Anthem, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland)
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1740