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"Merrie England" - Works by Sir Edward German, Sir Henry Bishop, William Henry Squire, John Gay, Hermann Koenig / Lieutenant-Colonel G.J. Miller, The Band of the Grenadier Guards

Album Summary

>German, Edward : Merrie England
>Somers, Debroy : The Savoy One-Step Medley
>Bishop, Henry Rowley : Lo! Hear the Gentle Lark
>Hume, James Ord : W.H. Squire's Popular Songs, medley for band
>Goodhart, Arthur M. : Eton Memories, medley for band
>German, Edward : A Princess of Kensington
>Anonymous, English : Songs of the Sea, medley for band
>Gay, John : The Beggar's Opera
>Myddleton, W.H. : The Rose, medley for band
>Koenig, Herman : Post Horn Galop
>German, Edward : Tom Jones
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The title Merrie England nicely brings together the themes of this album, the traditional music of England and the music of one of its great composers, Sir Edward German, a rival to Arthur Sullivan in English light opera. The title track includes selections from German's operetta of the same name. Music from his operettas A Princess of Kensington and Tom Jones also make apperances. The album contains a variety of medleys, touring traditional tunes from several facets of English culture: the Savoy Hunting Medley with the horn calls of foxhunting (including "A Hunting We Will Go" and "John Peel"), Eton Memories honouring one of England's venerable educational institutions (including "Rule, Britannia!" and "The Reign of Reigns"), Songs of the Sea in tribute to the Royal Navy (including "Admiral Benbow" and "Farewell You Spanish Ladies"), and The Rose of the Tudor line (including "The Lass of Richmond Hill", "Old Towler", and "The Farmer's Boy"). Other highlights include the Post Horn Galop, one of the most famous solos written for the instrument, and excerpts from The Beggar's Opera, John Gay's eclectic and important Baroque opera. All recordings restored and remastered by Metropolis Mastering from 78 RPM records.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 01/25/1929; 03/01/1934; 03/12/1934; 03/19/1923; 04/11/1927; 06/22/1927; 06/27/1927; 09/17/1926; 11/26/1931; 11/27/1930.



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Works Details

>German, Edward : Merrie England :: [Exceprt]
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Somers, Debroy : The Savoy One-Step Medley
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Bishop, Henry Rowley : Lo! Hear the Gentle Lark
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1819

>Hume, James Ord : W.H. Squire's Popular Songs, medley for band
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Goodhart, Arthur M. : Eton Memories, medley for band
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>German, Edward : A Princess of Kensington :: {Excerpts]
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 7 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1903

>Anonymous, English : Songs of the Sea, medley for band
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic

>Gay, John : The Beggar's Opera :: [Exceprt]
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1728

>Myddleton, W.H. : The Rose, medley for band
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Koenig, Herman : Post Horn Galop
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1855

>German, Edward : Tom Jones :: [Exceprt]
  • Conductor: G. Miller
  • Ensemble: Band of the Grenadier Guards
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1907