Themes & Variations / Jac Van Steen, BBC Symphony Orchestra

Album Summary

>Holst, Imogen : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
>Oldham, Arthur : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
>Tippett, Michael : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
>Berkeley, Lennox : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
>Searle, Humphrey : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
>Walton, William : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme "Sellinger's Round", for strings
>Arnold, Malcolm : Severn Bridge Variations
>Hoddinott, Alun : Severn Bridge Variations
>Maw, Nicholas : Severn Bridge Variations
>Jones, Daniel : Severn Bridge Variations
>Williams, Grace : Severn Bridge Variations
>Tippett, Michael : Braint (Severn Bridge Variations
>Knussen, Oliver : Variations on "Sumer is icumen in"
>Saxton, Robert : Variations on "Sumer is icumen in"
>Holloway, Robin : Variations on Sumer is icumen in
>Weir, Judith : Variations on Sumer is icumen in
>Goehr, Alexander : Variations on Sumer is icumen in
>Matthews, Colin : Variations on Sumer is Icumen In
>Bedford, David : Variations on "Sumer is icumen in"
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

"...Performances are superb. Sound in the string-orchestra 'Variations on an Elizabethan Theme' is good but a little dry; the two sets for full orchestra are sumptuously recorded." -Lehman, ARG



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Works Details

>Holst, Imogen : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme :: Opening
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Oldham, Arthur : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme :: Variation 1
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Tippett, Michael : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Berkeley, Lennox : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme :: Variation 4, for orchestra (movement of collaborative work)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Searle, Humphrey : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme :: Variation 5
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Walton, William : Variations on an Elizabethan Theme "Sellinger's Round", for strings
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Arnold, Malcolm : Severn Bridge Variations :: Var.1, for orchestra (collaborative work; Var.1 only by Arnold)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Hoddinott, Alun : Severn Bridge Variations :: Variation 2
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Maw, Nicholas : Severn Bridge Variations :: Variation 3
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Jones, Daniel : Severn Bridge Variations :: Variation 4
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Williams, Grace : Severn Bridge Variations :: Variation 5
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Tippett, Michael : Braint (Severn Bridge Variations :: Finale), 1 variation from collaborative work with 5 other composer
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Knussen, Oliver : Variations on "Sumer is icumen in" :: Opening Arrangement
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Saxton, Robert : Variations on "Sumer is icumen in" :: Variation 1
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Holloway, Robin : Variations on Sumer is icumen in :: Variation 2
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Weir, Judith : Variations on Sumer is icumen in :: Variation 3
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Goehr, Alexander : Variations on Sumer is icumen in :: Variation 4
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Matthews, Colin : Variations on Sumer is Icumen In :: Variation 5
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Bedford, David : Variations on "Sumer is icumen in" :: Finale
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, England (03/02/1999-03/05/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987