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English Fantasy: Music for clarinet & piano by Alwyn, Carmichael, Jenkins, Gibbs, Ireland / Peter Cigleris, clarinet; Antony Gray, piano
English Fantasy: Music for clarinet & piano by Alwyn, Carmichael, Jenkins, Gibbs, Ireland / Peter Cigleris, clarinet; Antony Gray, piano

1 CD / Cala Records / 2013-06-11

Works: William Alwyn: Sonata for clarinet & piano; John Carmichael: Fêtes Champêtres, for clarinet & orchestra; Aria and Finale, for clarinet & piano; Clive Jenkins: Pieces (5), for clarinet & pia...
Performers: Cigleris, Peter [Clarinet]; Gray, Antony

Clarinetist Peter Cigleris studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music. He was a member of the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and...continue...
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The Scottish Viola: A Tribute to Watson Forbes / Martin Outram, viola; Julian Rolton, piano
The Scottish Viola: A Tribute to Watson Forbes / Martin Outram, viola; Julian Rolton, piano

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2012-08-14

Works: Pietro Nardini: Concerto for Viola in G minor; Robin Orr: Sonata for Viola; Alan Richardson: Sonata for viola & piano; Sussex Lullaby, for viola & piano; Sebastian Forbes: St. Andrews Solo, for viola...
Performers: Outram, Martin; Rolton, Julian

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British Flute Concertos by Alwyn, Berkeley, Poulenc, Dove / Emily Beynon, flute
British Flute Concertos by Alwyn, Berkeley, Poulenc, Dove / Emily Beynon, flute

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-04-24

Works: Jonathan Dove: The Magic Flute Dances, concerto for flute & orchestra; William Alwyn: Concerto for flute & 8 winds; Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Lennox Berkeley: Concerto for Flute Op...
Performers: Beynon, Emily
Conductors: Tovey, Bramwell
Ensemble: ; BBC National Orchestra of Wales

The Welsh flautist Emily Beynon plays a selection of British flute concertos, accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Bramwell Tovey. Beynon is...continue...
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William Alwyn: Film Music / RNC Wind Orchestra - Rundell, Heron
William Alwyn: Film Music / RNC Wind Orchestra - Rundell, Heron

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-03-27

Works: William Alwyn: The Crimson Pirate; The History of Mr. Polly - Suite; The Way Ahead; State Secret - Suite; The Million Pound Note; The Swiss Family Robinson, suite from the film score (arr. by Philip ...
Conductors: Heron, Mark; Rundell, Clark
Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra

William Alwyn was a consummate film composer, as capable of creating powerful marches as he was atmospheric waltzes. In these exciting arrangements by Martin Ellerby...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchest (01/22/2011-01/23/2011)....continue...
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Beecham in Concert - Mozart, Grieg, Alwyn
Beecham in Concert - Mozart, Grieg, Alwyn

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a); William Alwyn: Symphony no 3; Edvard Grieg: Symphonic Dances (4), Op. 64
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) was nothing if not versatile in the extent of his repertoire over a very active conducting life. Mozart held a very...continue...
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Joubert: Symphony No. 2; ALwyn: The Fairy Fiddler / Martin Yates
Joubert: Symphony No. 2; ALwyn: The Fairy Fiddler / Martin Yates

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2011-09-13

Works: John Joubert: Symphony no 2 in one movement, Op. 68; William Alwyn: Prelude for orchestra (for The Fairy Fiddler); Derrybeg Fair, for orchestra (for The Fairy Fiddler); Carlo Martelli: Symphony, Op. 4
Conductors: Yates, Martin
Ensemble: ; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

John Joubert is a British composer of South African descent. His Symphony No.2 was inspired by Alan Paton's novel Cry the Beloved Country, written in...continue...
Recording information: RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow (01/11/2011-01/12/2011)....continue...
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Alwyn: Concerti Grossi Nos. 2 and 3 / Lloyd-Jones - Royal Liverpool PO
Alwyn: Concerti Grossi Nos. 2 and 3 / Lloyd-Jones - Royal Liverpool PO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-08-30

Works: William Alwyn: Overture "The Moor of Venice"; Concerto Grosso no 2 in G; Serenade, for orchestra; Irish Tunes (7), suite for orchestra; Concerto Grosso no 3
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

There are several descriptive scores in William Alwyn's prolific output, including The Moor of Venice Dramatic Overture which examines the turbulent central character in Shakespeare's...continue...
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William Alwyn: Violin Concerto; Fanfare; Miss Julie Suite
William Alwyn: Violin Concerto; Fanfare; Miss Julie Suite

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-04-26

Works: William Alwyn: Concerto for Violin; Miss Julie Suite, for orchestra; Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion
Performers: McAslan, Lorraine
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David

Naxos' acclaimed recordings of William Alwyn's music have done much to revive excitement among today's listeners for this British composer. The 2nd and most substantial...continue...
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Taking Flight: Music for Flute and Harp
Taking Flight: Music for Flute and Harp

1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2010-11-16

Works: William Alwyn: Fantasy-Sonata for Flute and Harp "Naiades"; Clémence de Grandval: Valse Mélancolique, for flute & harp; Joseph Jongen: Danse Lente, for flute & harp, Op. 56bis; Herman B...
Performers: Lyrebird Ensemble

Recording information: Levin Performance Studio, WFMT Radio, Chicago, Illinois (08/24/2010-08/26/2010)....continue...
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William Alwyn: Chamber Music
William Alwyn: Chamber Music

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-08-31

Works: William Alwyn: Sonata for clarinet & piano; Sonata for oboe & piano; Sonatina for viola & piano; Suite for oboe & harp; String trio; Conversations, for clarinet, violin & piano
Performers: Bradley, Sarah-Jane; Francis, Sarah; Gould, Lucy; Plane, Robert; Rahmann, Sophia; Wakeford, Lucy

Among British composer William Alwyn's large body of work, including five symphonies, concertos for flute, oboe, violin, harp, piano, and many shorter orchestral works, there...continue...
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Vaughan Williams: Heroic Elegy & Triumphal Epilogue; Alwyn: Prelude - Blackdown; Etc.
Vaughan Williams: Heroic Elegy & Triumphal Epilogue; Alwyn: Prelude - Blackdown; Etc.

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2010-02-09

Works: William Alwyn: Overture in the Form of a Serenade, for voice, choir & orchestra; Prelude, for orchestra; Blackdown, a tone poem from the Surrey Hills, for orchestra; Peter Pan Suite, for orchestra; A...
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Haslam, Micaela
Conductors: Wilson, John

Dutton's world premiere recording of Vaughan Williams' 'Heroic Elegy & Triumphal Epilogue' is a terrific discovery. Much more than an interesting early work, it is...continue...
Recording information: The Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford (07/12/2009-07/14/2009)....continue...
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Lyrita Box Set (Box)
Lyrita Box Set (Box)

4 CD / Lyrita / 2010-01-12

Works: William Alwyn: Magic Island, symphonic prelude for orchestra; Malcolm Arnold: English Dances Set 2, for orchestra, Op. 33; Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565; Gran...
Performers: Binns, Malcolm; Pyatt, David [Horn]; Wallfisch, Raphael [Cello]
Conductors: Alwyn, William; Arnold, Malcolm, Sir; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Wordsworth, Barry; Boult, Adrian; Fredman, Myer; Berkeley, Lennox; Bliss, Sir Arthur; Handley, Vernon; Joly, Simon; Davison, Arthur

A box set celebrating Lyrita's 50-year devotion to British music!...continue...
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LYTA 2337
Fibonacci Sequence - Oboe - Mozart, Poulenc, Elgar, et al / O'Neal, et al
Fibonacci Sequence - Oboe - Mozart, Poulenc, Elgar, et al / O'Neal, et al

1 CD / Deux Elles / 2009-11-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b); Adagio for English horn, 2 horns & bassoon in C major (fragment), K. Anh. 94 (K. 580a); Francis Poulenc: Trio for oboe,...
Performers: O'Neal, Christopher; Skinner, Richard [Bassoon]; Sturrock, Kathron; Tingay, Gillian
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Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence

Christopher O'Neal performs works for oboe assisted by his colleagues in the ensemble, Fibonacci Sequence. Active in the commercial studio, he is also principal oboist...continue...
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Midsummer Night / Kate Royal, et al
Midsummer Night / Kate Royal, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-06-02

Works: William Alwyn: Miss Julie, opera; Igor Stravinsky: Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts; William Walton: Troilus and Cressida; Carlisle Floyd: Susannah; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Benjamin B...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Royal, Kate; Staples, Andrew
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra

"With recital discs, a singer can go in either of two directions: one path sticks to familiar territory, the other veers toward pastures new. Congratulations...continue...
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Head: By the River in Spring;  Harty, Alwyn, Nelson, et al / Kenneth Smith, Paul Rhodes
Head: By the River in Spring; Harty, Alwyn, Nelson, et al / Kenneth Smith, Paul Rhodes

1 CD / Divine Art / 2009-02-01

Works: Hamilton Harty: In Ireland; Edward German: Intermezzo; Suite for flute & piano; Michael Head: By the River in Spring; William Alwyn: Flute Sonata; Havelock Nelson: Eirie Cherie; In Venezuela; Thomas ...
Performers: Rhodes, Paul; Smith, Kenneth [Flute]

The flutist on this disc of British music is principal flute with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Kenneth Smith is now firmly established as one of Britain's...continue...
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DVT 25069
Alwyn: String Quartets no 1-3, Novelette / Maggini String Quartet
Alwyn: String Quartets no 1-3, Novelette / Maggini String Quartet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-11-25

Works: William Alwyn: Quartet for Strings no 1 in D minor; Quartet for Strings no 2, "Spring Waters"; Quartet for Strings no 3; Novelette, for string quartet

For British composer William Alwyn CBE the string quartet was the "most perfect of mediums". His 'String Quartet No. 1' of 1953 recalls the sound...continue...

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Music from the Movies - Alwyn, Vaughan Williams, Walton, etc
Music from the Movies - Alwyn, Vaughan Williams, Walton, etc

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2008-11-11

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Forty-Ninth Parallel; The Loves of Joanna Gooden; William Walton: Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire"; John Ireland: Overlanders; William Alwyn: The Rake's Progress; The Cure for Love

This release celebrates the wonderful music written for British films during the 1930s, '40s and '50s by composers better-known for their works in the classical...continue...
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Impression - Katusay Watanbe / Watanbe, Johnson
Impression - Katusay Watanbe / Watanbe, Johnson

1 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2008-09-30

Works: William Alwyn: Sonata for oboe & piano; Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda: Morceau de salon for Oboe and Piano, Op. 228; Henri Dutilleux: Sonata for Oboe and Piano; Nino Rota: Elegia for Oboe and Piano; Antoni...
Performers: Johnson, David; Watanabe, Katsuya
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PRF 08038
William Alwyn: Piano Music Vol 2 / Ashley Wass
William Alwyn: Piano Music Vol 2 / Ashley Wass

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-09-30

Works: William Alwyn: Preludes (12) for piano; Hunter's Moon, for piano; Irish Pieces (2), for piano; Contes Barbares (Homage to Paul Gauguin), for piano; Cinderella; Water Lilies; Night Thoughts; Movements...
Performers: Wass, Ashley

Alwyn's approach to writing for the piano was essentially that of a romantic, born out of the tradition exemplified by Liszt and Rachmaninov, through to...continue...
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Alwyn: Orchestral Music - Concerto Grosso no 1, Pastoral Fantasia, etc / Lloyd-Jones, Royal Liverpool PO, et al
Alwyn: Orchestral Music - Concerto Grosso no 1, Pastoral Fantasia, etc / Lloyd-Jones, Royal Liverpool PO, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-07-29

Works: William Alwyn: Overture to a Masque; Concerto Grosso no 1 in B flat major; Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and Strings; Preludes (5) for Orchestra; Tragic Interlude for 2 Horns, Timpani and Strings; Autu...
Performers: Dukes, Philip
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

William Alwyn composed some fifty works for the orchestra, including five symphonies, a sinfonietta, concertos for flute, oboe, violin, piano, harp, three concerti grossi, and...continue...
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Alwyn: Mirages, Fantasy-Waltzes, etc / Luxon, Willison, et al
Alwyn: Mirages, Fantasy-Waltzes, etc / Luxon, Willison, et al

2 CD / Lyrita / 2008-05-13

Works: William Alwyn: Mirages, song cycle for voice & piano; Divertimento for flute solo; Fantasy-Sonata for Flute and Harp "Naiades"; Fantasy-Waltzes (11) for piano; Sonata alla toccata, for piano
Performers: Hyde-Smith, Christopher; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Randell, Sheila; Robles, Marisa [Harp]; Willison, David
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Music for Joyful Occasions - Alwyn, Lambert, Schuller / DePaul University Wind Ensemble
Music for Joyful Occasions - Alwyn, Lambert, Schuller / DePaul University Wind Ensemble

1 CD / Albany Records / 2008-03-01

Works: William Alwyn: Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion; Concerto for flute & 8 winds; Constant Lambert: Tiresias, ballet; Gunther Schuller: Eine Kleine Posaunenmusik for trombone & chamber ensemble
Performers: Stolper, Mary; Vernon, Charlie
Conductors: DeRoche, Donald

Two British composers and one American - and all three are of great distinction. Alwyn was equally at home writing some of the most memorable...continue...
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Alwyn: Mirages, Nocturnes, Slum Song, etc
Alwyn: Mirages, Nocturnes, Slum Song, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-01-29

Works: William Alwyn: Mirages, song cycle for voice & piano; Nocturnes (6), for voice & piano; Slum Song, for voice & piano; Seascapes, for voice, recorder & piano; Invocations, song cycle for voice & piano
Performers: Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Thomas, Elin Manahan; Turner, John; Williams, Jeremy Huw

William Alwyn composed prolifically in virtually all genres, orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental. His major works for the voice were composed during the latter part...continue...
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William Alwyn: Piano Music, Vol 1 / Ashley Wass
William Alwyn: Piano Music, Vol 1 / Ashley Wass

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-12-11

Works: William Alwyn: Sonata alla toccata, for piano; Green Hills, for piano; Cricketty Mill, for piano; Prelude and Fugue formed on an Indian Scale, for piano; Haze of Noon, for piano; Harvest Home, for pi...
Performers: Wass, Ashley

Piano music featured prominently for the most part of Alwyn’s career. The composer himself was no mean pianist, as evidenced in the varying technical demands...continue...
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Alwyn: Chamber Music and Songs / Chase, Ball, Turner, et al
Alwyn: Chamber Music and Songs / Chase, Ball, Turner, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-07-31

Works: William Alwyn: Rhapsody for piano quartet; Sonata Impromptu for violin & viola; Ballade, for viola & piano; Wood Magic, song for voice, violin & piano; Lament of the Tall Tree, song for voice, violin...
Performers: Ball, Andrew; Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Chase, Roger; Mitchell, Madeleine; Turner, John; Wilding, Lucy; Williams, Jeremy Huw

William Alwyn composed prolifically in virtually all genres, orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental. Like his contemporary Samuel Barber, Alwyn was an unashamed Romantic who preferred...continue...
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British Viola Music / Bradley, Vass, Orchestra Nova
British Viola Music / Bradley, Vass, Orchestra Nova

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2007-07-10

Works: David Matthews: Winter Remembered, concertino for viola & strings; William Alwyn: Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and Strings; John McCabe: Concerto Funebre, for viola & chamber orchestra; Gustav Holst: ...
Performers: Bradley, Sarah-Jane
Conductors: Vass, George

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Sarah-Jane Bradley, former member of the Sorrel Quartet, is a wonderfully eloquent player and obtains sterling support from her collaborators here.
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Sonata da Camera for Flute & Harp
Sonata da Camera for Flute & Harp

1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2007-06-26

Works: Roberto Sierra: Flower Pieces, for flute & harp; William Alwyn: Fantasy-Sonata for Flute and Harp "Naiades"; Nuncio "Toots" Mondello: Poem for flute & harp; Marius Flothuis: Sonata da Camera for flut...
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Alwyn: Concerto for Flute, etc / Davies, Nash Ensemble
Alwyn: Concerto for Flute, etc / Davies, Nash Ensemble

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2007-03-20

Works: William Alwyn: Concerto for flute & 8 winds; Fantasy-Sonata for Flute and Harp "Naiades"; Divertimento for flute solo; Trio for flute, cello & piano; Flute Sonata; French Suite
Performers: Broman, Malin; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Davies, Philippa; Wakeford, Lucy; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]; Williams, Louise
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Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

"Of the six works here I'm particularly drawn to Naiades, a pellucid, often ravishing fantasy-sonata for flute and harp composed in 1971 for Christopher Hyde-Smith...continue...
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Alwyn: Miss Julie / Tausky, Gomez, Luxon, et al
Alwyn: Miss Julie / Tausky, Gomez, Luxon, et al

2 CD / Lyrita / 2007-02-13

Works: William Alwyn: Miss Julie, opera
Performers: Gomez, Jill; Jones, Della; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Mitchinson, John
Conductors: Tausky, Vilem
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Alwyn was a pioneer in composing serious music for films, and between 1936 and 1962 wrote the music for sixty feature films including Odd Man...continue...
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Alwyn Conducts Alwyn - Concerto Grosso no 2, Autumn Legend
Alwyn Conducts Alwyn - Concerto Grosso no 2, Autumn Legend

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-01-09

Works: William Alwyn: Concerto Grosso no 2 in G; Autumn Legend; Lyra Angelica for harp & strings
Performers: Ellis, Osian
Conductors: Alwyn, William
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Alwyn Conducts Alwyn - Symphonies 2, 3 & 5 / London PO
Alwyn Conducts Alwyn - Symphonies 2, 3 & 5 / London PO

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-01-09

Works: William Alwyn: Symphony no 2; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 5, "Hydriotaphia"
Conductors: Alwyn, William
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

"William Alwyn is a leading member of the 'lost' generation of British composers, who wrote important music in the central decades of the twentieth century......continue...
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Alwyn: Elizabethan Dances, etc / Lloyd-Jones, Small, et al
Alwyn: Elizabethan Dances, etc / Lloyd-Jones, Small, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-12-12

Works: William Alwyn: Elizabethan Dances for orchestra; The Innumerable Dance, an English overture for orchestra; Concerto for oboe, harp & strings; Aphrodite in Aulis, an eclogue for small orchestra (after...
Performers: Hudson, Eleanor; Small, Jonathan
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

"William Alwyn's Elizabethan Dances cleverly alternates music evocative of Tudor and modern times, recalling the reigns of both Queen Elizabeths. It's a work that deserves...continue...
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Alwyn Conducts Alwyn - Symphonies 1 & 4 / London Philharmonic
Alwyn Conducts Alwyn - Symphonies 1 & 4 / London Philharmonic

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-11-14

Works: William Alwyn: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 4
Conductors: Alwyn, William
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

"Splendidly played and the Lyrita recordings (from the 1970s) have been re-mastered most skillfully: the sound has body, weight, brilliance, and fine presence and clarity...continue...
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Alwyn Conducts Alwyn
Alwyn Conducts Alwyn

1 CD / Lyrita / 2006-09-20

Works: William Alwyn: Derby Day Overture for orchestra; Magic Island, symphonic prelude for orchestra; Elizabethan Dances for orchestra; Sinfonietta for strings; Festival March for orchestra
Conductors: Alwyn, William
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

William Alwyn (1905-1985) was a British composer whose appeal has been steadily widening in recent years. This is one of the two 'Lyrita' recordings Alwyn...continue...
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Bridge, Howells, Alwyn, Scott / Primrose Piano Quartet
Bridge, Howells, Alwyn, Scott / Primrose Piano Quartet

1 CD / Meridian / 2006-09-12

Works: Frank Bridge: Phantasy Quartet, for piano quartet in F sharp minor, H. 94; Herbert Howells: Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 21; William Alwyn: Rhapsody for piano quartet; Cyril Scott: P...
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Ensemble: Primrose Quartet

"Their playing... positively shouts Tlan and there is cracking coordination from all the players. This is a really spirited reading with the engineers and any...continue...
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Alwyn: Symphony no 4, Sinfonietta / Lloyd-Jones, et al
Alwyn: Symphony no 4, Sinfonietta / Lloyd-Jones, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-02-21

Works: William Alwyn: Symphony no 4; Sinfonietta for strings
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

"(David Lloyd-Jones) brings out all the tender lyricism which puts this music in the Vaughan Williams line of English classical composers. It's a great success...continue...
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Alwyn: Symphonies no 1 & 3 / Lloyd-Jones, et al
Alwyn: Symphonies no 1 & 3 / Lloyd-Jones, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-02-21

Works: William Alwyn: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 3
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

"For younger readers the phrase 'Cheltenham Symphony' probably doesn't mean a great deal. But for at least two decades after the Second World War it...continue...
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The Film Music of William Alwyn Vol 3 / Gamba, BBC PO
The Film Music of William Alwyn Vol 3 / Gamba, BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-01-24

Works: William Alwyn: The Music Box; The Million Pound Note; The Way Ahead; Swiss Family Robinson; The Rocking Horse Winner; Geordie; The Cure for Love; Penn of Pennsylvania; The True Glory; The Running Man
Conductors: Gamba, Rumon
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Rumon Gambas recordings with the BBC Philharmonic in Chandos popular Film Music series are regarded as top choices in the repertoire, as much for the...continue...
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Alwyn: Symphony no 2 & 5 / Lloyd-Jones, Willison, et al
Alwyn: Symphony no 2 & 5 / Lloyd-Jones, Willison, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-08-16

Works: William Alwyn: Symphony no 5, "Hydriotaphia"; Lyra Angelica for harp & strings; Symphony no 2
Performers: Wilson, Suzanne
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

"The Fifth Symphony is a terse and compact work of only 14 minutes based on a single three note motif and divided into five sections...continue...
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British Piano Concertos - Alwyn / Donohoe, Judd, et al
British Piano Concertos - Alwyn / Donohoe, Judd, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-07-19

Works: William Alwyn: Concerto for Piano no 1; Derby Day Overture for orchestra; Concerto for Piano no 2; Sonata alla toccata, for piano
Performers: Donohoe, Peter
Conductors: Judd, James
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

[From a comparative review with CHA 9935, Shelley, Hickox, et al]"...Between the two recordings, I find Donohoe the more visceral and driven, especially in the...continue...
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Flight: British Flute Music
Flight: British Flute Music

1 CD / Lorelt / 2005-01-01

Works: York Bowen: Sonata for flute & piano, Op. 120; Miniature Suite, for flute & piano; Roberto Gerhard: Capriccio for flute; Elizabeth Maconchy: Colloquy, for flute & piano; George Benjamin: Flight, for ...
Performers: Culliford, Ingrid; Saunders, Dominic
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The Best of British Light Music / Sutherland, et al
The Best of British Light Music / Sutherland, et al

5 CD / ASV / 2004-09-21

Works: Malcolm Arnold: The Roots of Heaven; Little Suite no 4, for orchestra, Op. 80a (arr. Philip Lane); H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge, for military band, Op. 60; The Padstow Lifeboat, Op. 94; William Alwyn...
Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra; Scott, Ian; Sinfonia, Royal Ballet; Sutherland, Gavin [Conductor]; Wordsworth, Barry [Conductor]
Conductors: Sutherland, Gavin; Wordsworth, Barry
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ASV 502
Bear Essentials - British Film Classics
Bear Essentials - British Film Classics

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-08-26

Works: Ron Goodwin: The Trap; Battle of Britain; 633 Squadron; Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; Sir Arthur Bliss: Things to Come, F 131; Alan Rawsthorne: Uncle Silas; The Cruel Sea; William W...
Performers: Carewe, Mary [soprano]; Dukes, Philip; Roscoe, Martin; Wild, Earl
Conductors: Goodwin, Ron; Gamba, Rumon; Marriner, Sir Neville; Hickox, Richard; Stephens, D. S.; Horenstein, Jascha
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Royal Air Force Regiment Band; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Richard Hickox - CBE - A Celebration
Richard Hickox - CBE - A Celebration

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-11-26

Works: Herbert Howells: Pageantry, suite for brass band; Hymnus Paradisi for soprano, tenor, chorus & orchestra; Percy Grainger: Country Gardens; Scotch Strathspey and Reel, folk song for male chorus (or ma...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Denley, Catherine; Harper, Heather; Little, Tasmin [Violin]; Ogden, Craig [Guitar]; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Rodgers, Joan; Tear, Robert; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]; Varcoe, Ste...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Musicum 90; London Symphony Chorus; London Symp...
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The Film Music of William Alwyn Vol 2 / Gamba, BBC PO
The Film Music of William Alwyn Vol 2 / Gamba, BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2002-01-22

Works: William Alwyn: The Crimson Pirate, film score; The Green Girdle, film score; Take My Life, film score; A Night To Remember, film score; The Card, film score; Desert Victory, suite; Libera me, for sop...
Performers: Bullock, Susan; Orton, Andrew
Conductors: Gamba, Rumon

"...All right, so there are no grand, ambitious structures, no intricate, extended arguments; rather generous helpings of charm, wit and sheer tunefulness... Rumon Gamba and...continue...
Personnel: Susan Bullock (soprano); John Bradbury (clarinet).

Recording information: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England (06/28/2001/06/29/2001)....continue...
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Alwyn: Piano Concerto no 1 & 2, etc / Shelley, Hickox, et al
Alwyn: Piano Concerto no 1 & 2, etc / Shelley, Hickox, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-07-24

Works: William Alwyn: Concerto for Piano no 1; Concerto for Piano no 2; Overture to a Masque; Elizabethan Dances for orchestra
Performers: Shelley, Howard
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

William Alwyn was a contemporary of Britten, Walton and Tippett. In addition to his 'serious' works, he was also a pioneer in composing for the...continue...
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Meditations for All Seasons - Music for Spring, Summer, etc
Meditations for All Seasons - Music for Spring, Summer, etc

4 CD / Nimbus Records / 2001-03-06

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"; Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"; Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 6 in D major, H 1 no 6 "Le Matin"; Aaron Copland: ...
Performers: Anderson, John; Ashton, Graham; Bennett, Elinor; Bowyer, Kevin; Cornes, Jeremy; Hall, Judith; Hamburger, Peter; Hodges, Maurice; Johnston, Robert; Jones, Martin [Piano]; Lawson, Colin; Leister, Karl;...
Conductors: Laredo, Jaime; Fischer, Adam; Boughton, William; Wright, Simon; ; Swierczewski, Michel; Tippett, Michael
Ensemble: ; Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra; Brandis Quartet; English Northern Philharmonia; English String Orchestra; English Symphony Orchestra; Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon; Scottish Cha...
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NIM 1737
Beyond the Dark - Alwyn, Britten, et al / Noakes, Tingay
Beyond the Dark - Alwyn, Britten, et al / Noakes, Tingay

1 CD / Guild / 2000-11-01

Works: William Alwyn: Fantasy-Sonata for Flute and Harp "Naiades"; Sir Hamilton Harty: In Ireland; Stephen Dodgson: Duo for Flute and Harp; Edward Elgar: Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2; Chanson de nuit, Op. ...
Performers: Noakes, Anna; Tingay, Gillian
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Byways of British Music / Hickox, Thomson, et al
Byways of British Music / Hickox, Thomson, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-09-26

Works: William Walton: Façade, for reciter & ensemble; Henry V; Christopher Columbus, music for radio for speakers, soloists, chorus, guitar & orchestra (also chora; Bernard Stevens: Mark of Cain; Symp...
Performers: Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Davis, Michael [Violin]; Haslam, David; Mackie, Neil; Masters, Rachel
Conductors: Hickox, Richard; Thompson, Bryden

"Hickox gets to the heart of the work..." -Classic CD "Addictive stuff! Brilliant." -Classic CD...continue...
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Bax: Sonata for Flute and Harp;  Maw, et al / E. & C. Beynon
Bax: Sonata for Flute and Harp; Maw, et al / E. & C. Beynon

1 CD / Metier / 2000-06-01

Works: Arnold Bax: Sonatina for Flute and Harp; Stephen Dodgson: Duo for Flute and Harp; Sir Hamilton Harty: In Ireland; William Alwyn: Fantasy-Sonata for Flute and Harp "Naiades"; Nicholas Maw: Night Thoug...
Performers: Beynon, Catherine; Beynon, Emily
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