British Composers: A Celebration

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  • Release Date: 5/3/2011
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099909548022
  • Catalog Number: 95480
  • Sales rank: 298,739

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wand of Youth, Suite No.1, for orchestra, Op. 1a: Sun Dance - Edward Elgar & Lawrance Collingwood (2:38)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byLawrance Collingwood
    Performed byLawrance Collingwood, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  2. 2 Marigold, a syncopated impression for piano - Richard Rodney Bennett & Billy Mayerl (2:57)
    Composed byBilly Mayerl
  3. 3 Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42: 2. The Birth of Nicolas - David Willcocks & Benjamin Britten (2:44)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted byDavid Willcocks
    Performed byDavid Willcocks, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Robert Tear
  4. 4 String quartet No. 3 ("In Gloucestershire"): 2. Fairly quick, but always rhythmical - Herbert Howells & Britten String Quartet (2:05)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
  5. 5 Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55: 4. Allegro molto (excerpt) - Edward Elgar & Adrian Boult (1:40)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. 6 Troilus and Cressida, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. From isle to isle chill waters (excerpt) - William Walton & William Walton (2:43)
    Composed byWilliam Walton
    Conducted byWilliam Walton
    Performed byWilliam Walton, Richard Lewis, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  7. 7 Dance Scenes: 4. Molto allegro (conclusion) - Nicholas Maw & New Philharmonia Orchestra (2:33)
    Composed byNicholas Maw
    Conducted byDaniel Harding
    Performed byNew Philharmonia Orchestra, Daniel Harding
  8. 8 Ave Maria gratia plena, motet for chorus, Op. 2/2 - Edward Elgar & Harry Bramma (2:45)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byChristopher Robinson
    Performed byWorcester Cathedral Choir, Christopher Robinson
  9. 9 Triumph of Neptune, ballet: 7. Hornpipe - Lord Berners & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (1:38)
    Composed byLord Berners
    Conducted byBarry Wordsworth
    Performed byRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth
  10. 10 Dies Natalis, cantata for soprano (or tenor) & string orchestra, Op. 8: 2. Rhapsody (opening) - Gerald Finzi & Wilfred Brown (2:35)
    Composed byGerald Finzi
    Conducted byChristopher Finzi
    Performed byWilfred Brown, English Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Finzi
  11. 11 Symphony No. 5 in D major: 3. Romanza (excerpt) - Ralph Vaughan Williams & New Philharmonia Orchestra (1:59)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byChristopher Finzi
    Performed byNew Philharmonia Orchestra, Christopher Finzi
  12. 12 Blest Pair of Sirens for chorus & orchestra: Opening - Hubert Parry & Adrian Boult (2:36)
    Composed byHubert Parry
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra
  13. 13 Checkmate, concert suite for orchestra, Op. 57, F. 2c: 5. Ceremony of the Red Bishops - Bliss & Bliss (2:39)
    Composed byBliss
    Conducted byBliss
    Performed byBliss, The Sinfonia of London
  14. 14 Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33: Act 2. Scene 2. In dreams I've built myself some k - Benjamin Britten & Reginald Goodall (2:54)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted byReginald Goodall
    Performed byReginald Goodall, Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden, Peter Pears
  15. 15 Violin Concerto, RT vii/6: 2. Slower (excerpt) - Frederick Delius & Meredith Davies (1:39)
    Composed byFrederick Delius
    Conducted byMeredith Davies
    Performed byMeredith Davies, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  16. 16 The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125: 4. Jupiter (excerpt) - Gustav Holst & Toronto Symphony Orchestra (2:19)
    Composed byGustav Holst
    Conducted byAndrew Davis
    Performed byToronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis
  17. 17 Loch Lomond - Scottish Traditional & Ralph Vaughan Williams (3:44)
    Composed byScottish Traditional
    Conducted byChristopher Bishop
    Performed byIan Partridge, London Madrigal Singers, Christopher Bishop
  18. 18 Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op. 19: (Excerpt) - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:44)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted bySimon Rattle
    Performed byCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
  19. 19 At the Boar's Head, 1-act opera, Op. 42, H. 156: We two saw you four... (opening) - Gustav Holst & David Atherton (2:15)
    Composed byGustav Holst
    Conducted byDavid Atherton
    Performed byDavid Atherton, Michael George, Philip Langridge, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, John Tomlinson
  20. 20 Divertimento on "Sellinger's Round", for chamber orchestra: 3. Presto - Michael Tippett & Neville Marriner (1:53)
    Composed byMichael Tippett
    Conducted byNeville Marriner
    Performed byNeville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  21. 21 Greater Love Hath No Man, motet for treble, baritone, chorus & organ: (Conclusion) - John Ireland & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (1:44)
    Composed byJohn Ireland
    Conducted byStephen Cleobury
    Performed byChoir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
  22. 22 English Dances Set 2, for orchestra, Op. 33: No. 5 - Malcolm Arnold & Robert Irving (3:03)
    Composed byMalcolm Arnold
    Conducted byRobert Irving
    Performed byRobert Irving, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  23. 23 On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra): 2. From far, from eve and morning - Ralph Vaughan Williams & London Music Group (2:09)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Performed byIan Partridge
  24. 24 Sinfonietta for orchestra: 1. Allegro con brio (excerpt) - E.J. Moeran & Richard Hickox (0:57)
    Composed byE.J. Moeran
    Conducted byRichard Hickox
    Performed byRichard Hickox, Northern Sinfonia
  25. 25 Mater ora Filium, for double chorus: (Opening) - Arnold Bax & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (2:26)
    Composed byArnold Bax
    Conducted byStephen Cleobury
    Performed byChoir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
  26. 26 Sonata for Violin & Piano: 2. Variazioni (Var. 6: Scherzando) - William Walton & Yehudi Menuhin (0:35)
    Composed byWilliam Walton
  27. 27 Cello Concerto (orchestral part lost; reconstructed by C. Mackerras and D. Mackie): 2. Andante espressivo (opening) - Arthur Sullivan & Julian Lloyd Webber (3:04)
    Composed byArthur Sullivan
    Conducted byCharles Mackerras
    Performed byLondon Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras
  28. 28 Three Screaming Popes for Large orchestra (After Francis Bacon): (Conclusion) - Mark-Anthony Turnage & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1:41)
    Composed byMark-Anthony Turnage
    Conducted bySimon Rattle
    Performed byCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
  29. 29 Concerto for 2 pianos, 3 hands & orchestra, Op. 104: 3. Allegro (excerpt) - Malcolm Arnold & Malcolm Arnold (1:23)
    Composed byMalcolm Arnold
    Conducted byMalcolm Arnold
    Performed byMalcolm Arnold, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  30. 30 Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34: Allegro molto - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:49)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted bySimon Rattle
    Performed byCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
  31. 31 String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83: 2. Piacevole (conclusion) - Edward Elgar & Chilingirian Quartet (1:44)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
  32. 32 The Lady's Birthday - Peter Warlock & London Baccholian Singers (2:49)
    Composed byPeter Warlock
    Performed byLondon Baccholian Singers
  33. 33 Crown Imperial, coronation march for orchestra: (Conclusion) - William Walton & Adrian Boult (2:47)
    Composed byWilliam Walton
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Disc 2
  1. 1 Symphony in G minor, R. 71: 1. Allegro (opening) - E.J. Moeran & Neville Dilkes (2:29)
    Composed byE.J. Moeran
    Conducted byNeville Dilkes
    Performed byNeville Dilkes, English Sinfonia
  2. 2 Songs (6) from "A Shropshire Lad", for voice & piano (or orchestra): 5. The lads in their hundreds - George Butterworth & Lawrence Housman (2:12)
    Composed byGeorge Butterworth
    Performed byThomas Allen
  3. 3 Concertino for harpsichord (or piano) & string orchestra: 3. Allegro vivace - Walter Leigh & Neville Dilkes (2:04)
    Composed byWalter Leigh
    Conducted byNeville Dilkes
    Performed byNeville Dilkes, English Sinfonia
  4. 4 Ave verum, motet for chorus, Op. 2/1 - Edward Elgar & Harry Bramma (2:34)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byChristopher Robinson
    Performed byWorcester Cathedral Choir, Christopher Robinson
  5. 5 Pineapple Poll, ballet (compiled & arranged by C. Mackerras): Belaye's Solo & Sailors' Drill - Arthur Sullivan & Charles Mackerras (3:31)
    Composed byArthur Sullivan
    Conducted byCharles Mackerras
    Performed byCharles Mackerras, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. 6 Down by the Salley Gardens for voice & piano - Ivor Gurney & Anthony Rolfe Johnson (2:34)
    Composed byIvor Gurney
    Performed byAnthony Rolfe Johnson
  7. 7 Cornish Dances (4), for orchestra, Op. 91: 4. Allegro ma non troppo - Malcolm Arnold & Malcolm Arnold (2:31)
    Composed byMalcolm Arnold
    Conducted byMalcolm Arnold
    Performed byMalcolm Arnold, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  8. 8 The March of the Women, for orchestra ("Suffragettes March"): (Conclusion) - Ethel Smyth & Philip Brunelle (1:42)
    Composed byEthel Smyth
    Conducted byPhilip Brunelle
    Performed byPhilip Brunelle, Plymouth Music Series Chorus, Eiddwen Harrhy, Plymouth Music Series Orchestra
  9. 9 Job, A Masque for Dancing, ballet: Pavane of the Sons of the Morning - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Adrian Boult (2:14)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Symphony Orchestra
  10. 10 Coelis Ascendit Hodie, Op. 38/2 - Charles Villiers Stanford & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (2:04)
    Composed byCharles Villiers Stanford
    Conducted byStephen Cleobury
    Performed byChoir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
  11. 11 Falstaff, symphonic study for orchestra in C minor, Op. 68: Dream Interlude 1 - Edward Elgar & Edward Elgar (2:12)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byEdward Elgar
    Performed byEdward Elgar, New Symphony Orchestra of London
  12. 12 Henry V, film score: This day is called the Feast of Crispian - William Walton & William Walton (2:53)
    Composed byWilliam Walton
    Conducted byWilliam Walton
    Performed byWilliam Walton, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Laurence Olivier
  13. 13 Poems (5) of W. H. Auden, for high voice & piano, Op. 53: 5. Carry her over the water - Lennox Berkeley & Thomas Hemsley (1:28)
    Composed byLennox Berkeley
    Performed byThomas Hemsley
  14. 14 Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17: Prologue (excerpt) - Benjamin Britten & Wystan Hugh Auden (1:34)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted byPhilip Brunelle
    Performed byPhilip Brunelle, Plymouth Music Series Orchestra, Soloists & Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series
  15. 15 On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra): 4. Oh, when I was in love with you - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Britten String Quartet (0:45)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Performed byPhilip Langridge
  16. 16 Portrait of a Flirt for orchestra - Robert Farnon & Reginald Kilbey (2:45)
    Composed byRobert Farnon
    Conducted byReginald Kilbey
    Performed byReginald Kilbey, Studio 2 Concert Orchestra
  17. 17 Kai: (Conclusion) - Mark-Anthony Turnage & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (1:59)
    Composed byMark-Anthony Turnage
    Conducted bySimon Rattle
    Performed bySimon Rattle
  18. 18 Early Songs (3), for voice & piano: No. 2. O that I had ne'er been married - Benjamin Britten & Neil Mackie (1:26)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byNeil Mackie
  19. 19 The Perfect Fool, opera & ballet, Op. 39, H. 150: Dance of Spirits of Fire (Allegro moderato) - Gustav Holst & André Previn (3:18)
    Composed byGustav Holst
    Conducted byAndré Previn
    Performed byAndré Previn, London Symphony Orchestra
  20. 20 Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice for chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op 26: (Conclusion) - Gerald Finzi & John Bowen (4:37)
    Composed byGerald Finzi
    Conducted byStephen Cleobury
    Performed byJohn Bowen, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury, Roland Robertson
  21. 21 Dream Children, for small orchestra (or piano), Op. 43: 1. Andante - Edward Elgar & Adrian Boult (2:45)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byAdrian Boult
    Performed byAdrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra
  22. 22 Hodie (This Day), Christmas cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra: 3. Song: It was the winter wild (conclusion) - David Willcocks & Ralph Vaughan Williams (2:20)
    Composed byRalph Vaughan Williams
    Conducted byDavid Willcocks
    Performed byDavid Willcocks, Bach Choir, Janet Baker, London Symphony Orchestra
  23. 23 Diversions, for piano, left hand & orchestra, Op. 21: Var. 11. Tarantella - Benjamin Britten & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2:27)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted bySimon Rattle
    Performed byCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
  24. 24 The Curlew, song cycle for voice & small orchestra: Pale brows, still hands - Peter Warlock & London Music Group (1:43)
    Composed byPeter Warlock
    Performed byIan Partridge
  25. 25 Spitfire Prelude & Fugue, for orchestra (from film score "The First of the Few"): Fugue (conclusion) - William Walton & Charles Groves (2:23)
    Composed byWilliam Walton
    Conducted byCharles Groves
    Performed byCharles Groves, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  26. 26 It was a lover and his lass, for voice & piano, Op. 23/3 - William Shakespeare & Roger Quilter (2:35)
    Composed byRoger Quilter
    Performed byFelicity Lott, Ann Murray
  27. 27 Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36: 10. Intermezzo: Dorabella - Edward Elgar & John Barbirolli (2:27)
    Composed byEdward Elgar
    Conducted byJohn Barbirolli
    Performed byJohn Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  28. 28 I Was Glad (Psalm 122), anthem for chorus & organ (or orchestra): (Conclusion) - Hubert Parry & Cambridge University Musical Society (2:16)
    Composed byHubert Parry
    Conducted byPhilip Ledger
    Performed byCambridge University Musical Society, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philip Ledger, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  29. 29 A Village Romeo & Juliet, lyric drama, RT i/6: The Walk to the Paradise Garden - Frederick Delius & Thomas Beecham (10:16)
    Composed byFrederick Delius
    Conducted byRichard Hickox
    Performed byRichard Hickox, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
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