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British Symphonies - Works by Alwyn, Arnold, Bax, Bennett, Berkeley, Jouybert, Serle and more / Various artists [4 CDs]

Audio Samples

  1. Symphony in G Minor, Op. 43: I. Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Symphony in G Minor, Op. 43: II. Introduzione Maestoso $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Symphony in G Minor, Op. 43: III. Romanza $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Symphony in G Minor, Op. 43: IV. Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor: II. Adagio molto $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor: III. Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor: IV. Allegro con spirito $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Sinfonietta: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Sinfonietta: II. Theme & Variations $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Sinfonietta: III. Allegro risoluto $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, GP 256: I. Allegro moderato e feroce
  13. Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, GP 256: II. Lento solenne
  14. Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, GP 256: III. Allegro maestoso $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Symphony No. 4, Op. 53: I. Con moto
  16. Symphony No. 4, Op. 53: II. Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Symphony No. 4, Op. 53: III. Intoduzione $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Symphony No. 4, Op. 53: IV. Allegro maestoso $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Symphonic Studies: I. Theme $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Symphonic Studies: II. Allegro di bravura $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Symphonic Studies: III. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Symphonic Studies: IV. Allegro di bravura $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Symphonic Studies: V. Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Symphonic Studies: VI. Allegro piacevole $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Symphony No. 3 in One Movement, Op. 74
  26. Symphony No. 5 "Hydriotaphia"
  27. Symphony No. 2: I. Allegro marciale $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Symphony No. 2: II. Andante sostenuto
  29. Symphony No. 2: III. Allegro scherzando $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Symphony No. 2: IV. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Sinfonietta No. 1, Op. 48: I. Allegro commodo $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Sinfonietta No. 1, Op. 48: II. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Sinfonietta No. 1, Op. 48: III. Allegretto con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 48: I. Allegretto scioltamente $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 48: II. Andante espressivo
  36. Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 48: III. Allegro deciso $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Symphony No. 2, Op. 33: I. Maestoso $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Symphony No. 2, Op. 33: II. Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Symphony No. 2, Op. 33: III. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Symphony No. 1, Op. 20: I. Allegro energico $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Symphony No. 1, Op. 20: II. Lento, ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Symphony No. 1, Op. 20: III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Symphony No. 1, Op. 20: IV. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bennett, William Sterndale : Symphony in G minor, Op. 43
>Rootham, Cyril : Symphony no 1 in C minor
>Moeran, E.J. : Sinfonietta for orchestra
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Symphony no 1 in E flat major
>Rubbra, Edmund [Composer] : Symphony no 4, Op 53
>Rawsthorne, Alan : Symphonic studies
>Berkeley, Lennox : Symphony no 3 in One Movement, Op. 74
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Symphony no 5, "Hydriotaphia"
>Williams, Grace : Symphony no 2
>Arnold, Malcolm : Sinfonietta for orchestra no 1, Op. 48
>Wordsworth, William : Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 48
>Searle, Humphrey : Symphony no 2, Op. 33
>Joubert, John : Symphony no 1, Op. 20
Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For this monumental four-disc release, Lyrita has chosen the most influential and best loved symphonies by British composers, taken from previous Lyrita recordings. The best English ensembles are all included on this release, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. All are conducted by the most respected interpreters of British music, such as Nicholas Braithwaite, Vernon Handley, Sir Adrian Boult, Myer Fredman, Sir Lennox Berkeley, and more. Over five hours of music is included in this box set. The booklet contains fascinating and detailed liner notes by Paul Conway which give a brief biography of each of these composers, as well as a detailed history of their featured work. This release is a must have for any aficionado of British symphonic music.



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Works Details

>Bennett, William Sterndale : Symphony in G minor, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 08/??/1863-06/21/1864.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Rootham, Cyril : Symphony no 1 in C minor
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 30 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Moeran, E.J. : Sinfonietta for orchestra
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1944

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Symphony no 1 in E flat major
  • Conductor: Myer Fredman
  • Ensemble: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 32 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1922

>Rubbra, Edmund [Composer] : Symphony no 4, Op 53
  • Conductor: Norman del Mar
  • Running Time: 27 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Rawsthorne, Alan : Symphonic studies
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Running Time: 19 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Berkeley, Lennox : Symphony no 3 in One Movement, Op. 74
  • Conductor: Lennox Berkeley
  • Running Time: 15 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1969

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Symphony no 5, "Hydriotaphia"
  • Conductor: William Alwyn
  • Running Time: 15 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1973

>Williams, Grace : Symphony no 2
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 37 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1956

>Arnold, Malcolm : Sinfonietta for orchestra no 1, Op. 48
  • Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1954

>Wordsworth, William : Symphony no 3 in C major, Op. 48
  • Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
  • Running Time: 27 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral

>Searle, Humphrey : Symphony no 2, Op. 33
  • Conductor: Josef Krips
  • Running Time: 19 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1958

>Joubert, John : Symphony no 1, Op. 20
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Running Time: 30 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1955