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British Music - Green & Pleasant Land

Album Summary

>Moeran, Ernest John : Symphony in G minor, R. 71
>Finzi, Gerald : Seven Poems of Robert Bridges, for unaccompanied chorus, Op. 17
>Somervell, Arthur : The Shropshire Lad, song cycle
>Delius, Frederick : Aquarelles (2), for strings (arr. by Fenby from 2 songs "to be sung on a summer night")
>Bax, Arnold : Summer Music, for orchestra
>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Conversations, for woodwinds & strings, Op. 15, F. 16
>Elgar, Edward : Sospiri
>Walton, William : As you like it
>Holst, Gustav : Egdon Heath (Homage to Hardy), for orchestra, Op. 47, H. 172
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, song for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
>Howells, Herbert : Anthems (4) for Chorus
>Britten, Benjamin : Alla Marcia, for string quartet
>Orr, C.W. : A Cotswold Hill Tune
>Arnold, Malcolm : Cornish Dances (4), for orchestra, Op. 91
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Notes & Reviews:

A delightful selection of English music with a pastoral theme featuring several individual tracks from award winning discs in the British Music series. Performed by the elite of British artists such as the Maggini Quartet, the Choir of St. John's College Cambridge and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under David Lloyd-Jones.



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>Moeran, Ernest John : Symphony in G minor, R. 71 :: Vivace
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937

>Finzi, Gerald : Seven Poems of Robert Bridges, for unaccompanied chorus, Op. 17 :: Clear and Gentle Stream
  • Performer: Christopher Whitton (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Robinson
  • Ensemble: St. John's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934-1937

>Somervell, Arthur : The Shropshire Lad, song cycle :: Loveliest of trees
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Duke Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Delius, Frederick : Aquarelles (2), for strings (arr. by Fenby from 2 songs "to be sung on a summer night") :: Gaily, but
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936

>Bax, Arnold : Summer Music, for orchestra
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913-1932

>Bliss, Sir Arthur : Conversations, for woodwinds & strings, Op. 15, F. 16 :: In the Wood
  • Performers: Nicholas Daniel (Oboe); Michael Cox (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Maggini Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Elgar, Edward : Sospiri
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913-1914

>Walton, William : As you like it :: Under the Greenwood Tree
  • Conductor: Andrew Penny
  • Ensemble: Dublin RTE Concert Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Holst, Gustav : Egdon Heath (Homage to Hardy), for orchestra, Op. 47, H. 172
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1927

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, song for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Duke Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1909

>Howells, Herbert : Anthems (4) for Chorus
  • Performer: Iain Farrington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Robinson
  • Ensemble: St. John's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Britten, Benjamin : Alla Marcia, for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Maggini Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1933

>Orr, C.W. : A Cotswold Hill Tune
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arnold, Malcolm : Cornish Dances (4), for orchestra, Op. 91
  • Conductor: Andrew Penny
  • Ensemble: Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966