Welsh Classical Favorites

Welsh Classical Favorites

by Andrew Penny
     
 

This installment of the Marco Polo label's wonderful British Light Music series is an album of Welsh Classical Favorites with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Andrew Penny. Apart from the charmingly optimistic title -- it's doubtful that many people outside the U. K. have ever heard the names of most of the composers,See more details below

Overview

This installment of the Marco Polo label's wonderful British Light Music series is an album of Welsh Classical Favorites with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Andrew Penny. Apart from the charmingly optimistic title -- it's doubtful that many people outside the U. K. have ever heard the names of most of the composers, much less their music -- this well-chosen, consistently entertaining anthology proves an unalloyed delight, beginning with Grace Williams's perky Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes. Probably the best-known and most accomplished composer in the collection, William Mathias is represented by the deft and lovely Serenade, although Alun Hoddinott's Folksong Suite, Trevor Roberts's Pastorale, and Gareth Walters's A Gwent Suite are no less enchanting. Fresh, folksy, and exceedingly well-made, this music is "light" only in terms of its overall mood, not in its accomplishment or significance.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2000
Label:
Marco Polo
UPC:
0636943504826
catalogNumber:
225048

Tracks

  1. Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes  - Grace Williams  - Andrew Penny  -  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  2. Solemn Melody for organ  - Henry Walford Davies  - Andrew Penny  -  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  3. Overture: Primavera  - Gareth Walters  - Andrew Penny  -  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  4. Pastorale for orchestra  - Trevor Roberts  - Andrew Penny  -  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  5. Work(s)  - Alun Hoddinott  - Andrew Penny  -  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  6. Overture: Aladdin  - Mervyn Burtch  - Andrew Penny  -  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  7. Work(s)  - William Mathias  - Andrew Penny  -  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  8. A Gwent Suite  - Gareth Walters  - Andrew Penny  -  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  9. Fanfare Overture (for a Somerset Festival)  - Ian Parrott  - Andrew Penny  -  Royal Ballet Sinfonia

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