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British Composers - Guide To Britain

British Composer Guide To Britain / Various
Release Date: 08/23/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 29001   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarRalph Vaughan WilliamsHerbert HowellsBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Performer:  Garth BensonOwen BranniganErnest LushRobert Tear,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir John BarbirolliBoris OrdAndré PrevinStephen Cleobury,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Music Group of LondonPolyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 26 Mins. 

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This bright and breezy guide takes us in 50 stops from London, round Essex and East Anglia, up to Scotland, then—via Wales and the border counties—to the west country and the south coast. Finally, back to the capital, and a quiet diminuendo as we drift down the Thames. Along the way we encounter the Lincolnshire Poacher, the Lass of Richmond Hill, the Wee Cooper o’ Fife, a few favourite hymns tunes and the taste of Devonshire Cream and Cider. This bright and breezy guide takes us in 50 stops from London, round Essex and East Anglia, up to Scotland, then—via Wales and the border counties—to the west country and the south coast. Finally, back to the capital, and a quiet diminuendo as we drift down the Thames. Along the way we encounter the Lincolnshire Poacher, the Lass of Richmond Hill, the Wee Cooper o’ Fife, a few favourite hymns tunes and the taste of Devonshire Cream and Cider. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town": Conclusion by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; United Kingdom 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2. Folksongs from the Eastern Counties (15): Bushes and Briars by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; United Kingdom 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3. Magnificat and Nunc dimittis "Collegium Regale" by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Garth Benson (Organ)
Conductor:  Boris Ord
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4. Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 1, Dawn by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5. Yarmouth Fair by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Owen Brannigan (), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6. Folksongs (5), Volume 5: no 3, The Lincolnshire poacher by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind by Charles Hubert Parry
Performer:  Benjamin Bayl (Organ), Thomas Bullard ()
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
8. From Chinley Churn and Rushup Ridge, for soprano, tenor, chorus & orchestra by Patrick Hadley
Performer:  Felicity Palmer (), Robert Tear ()
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9. The Lass of Richmond Hill by James Hook
Performer:  Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
10. Preces by William Smith
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1630s; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
11. Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 7, Come you not from Newcastle? by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
12. Black Stichel for voice & piano by Ivor Gurney
Performer:  David Willison (Piano), Anthony [Tenor Vocal] Rolfe Johnson ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1920 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
13. The Land of the Mountain and the Flood, concert overture, Op. 3: Opening by Hamish MacCunn
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 11/05/1887; Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
14. Loch Lomond by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian Partridge ()
Conductor:  Christopher Bishop
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
15. Scottish Dances (4), Op. 59 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
16. The Wee Cooper o' Fife, song for tenor, baritone & piano by Alfred Moffat
Performer:  Robert Tear (), André Previn (Piano), Benjamin Luxon ()
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
17. Rhosymedre, hymn tune for organ by John David Edwards
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
18. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 6, Ash Grove by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
19. Jesu, Lover of my soul (Tune: Aberystwyth) by John Parry
Performer:  David Bell (Organ)
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Period: Classical 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
20. In Summertime on Bredon for voice & piano by Graham Peel
Performer:  Frederick Harvey ()
Conductor:  George Weldon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
21. Severn Suite for Brass Band, Op. 87: Worcester Castle by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1930 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
22. A Shropshire Lad: 1. Loveliest of trees by George Butterworth
Performer:  David Willison (Piano), Anthony [Tenor Vocal] Rolfe Johnson ()
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1911; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
23. Caractacus, Op. 35: Woodland Interlude by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
24. On Wenlock Edge: no 6, Clun by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian Partridge ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Music Group of London
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1908-1909; United Kingdom 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
25. My Native Heath Suite: 3. Barwick Green by Arthur Wood
Conductor:  Sidney Torch
Period: Modern 
Written: 1925 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
26. Oxford Elegy: Excerpt(s) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1947-1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
27. Quartet for Strings "In Gloucestershire": 2nd movement, Fairly quick, but always rhythmical by Herbert Howells
Period: Modern 
Written: 1923 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
28. English Hymnal: no 1, Come down, O Love divine by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Thomas Williamson (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
29. English Folk Song Suite: no 3, Somerset by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
30. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 5, The trees they grow so high by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
31. Songs (5) of the sea, Op. 91: no 3, Devon, o Devon by Charles Villiers Stanford
Performer:  Benjamin Luxon ()
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
32. Tintagel: Opening by Arnold Bax
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Modern 
Written: 1917-1919; United Kingdom 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
33. Sans Day Carol by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
34. Cornish Dances (4), Op. 91 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Arnold
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
35. Devonshire Cream and Cider, song for voice & orchestra by Wilfrid Sanderson
Performer:  Frederick Harvey ()
Conductor:  George Weldon
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
36. Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
37. Portsmouth Point by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
38. On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  John [classical organ] Wells (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
39. In Windsor Forest: no 4, Wedding Chorus by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1930 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
40. Blake Songs (10) for Voice and Oboe: no 4, London by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Ian Partridge ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
41. London "London Every Day": Covent Garden by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
42. London Pieces: 2. Ragamuffin by John Ireland
Performer:  Desmond Wright (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1917-1920; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
43. Symphony no 2 "London": Epilogue by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1911-1913; United Kingdom 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
44. Knightsbridge March by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Period: Modern 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
45. Brigg Fair by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Performer:  Ian Bostridge ()
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906/1911; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
46. Handel in the Strand, clog dance for piano (RMTB 2) by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1911-1930; United Kingdom 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
47. Brook Green Suite, H 190: Prelude by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
48. Choral Folk Songs (6), Op. 36b/H 136: no 6, Swansea Town by Gustav Holst
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
49. Egdon Heath, Op. 47/H 172: Opening by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1927; United Kingdom 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
50. St Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118: Finale, The Dargason by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 

Sound Samples

London Suite (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Knightsbridge (March)
Cockaigne (In London Town) - Concert Overture Op. 40 (2004 Digital Remaster)
Handel in the Strand (Clog Dance) RMTB2.
Brook Green Suite H190 (1987 Digital Remaster): I. Prelude
Bushes and Briars (men's voices)
Magnificat 'Collegium Regale'
Four Sea Interludes Op.33a (from Peter Grimes) (2003 - Remaster): I. Dawn (Lento e tranquillo)
Yarmouth Fair (1994 Digital Remaster)
Brigg Fair
Folk Song Arrangement: The Lincolnshire Poacher (2000 Digital Remaster)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton)
The Hills, I. The Hills in Spring: 'From Chinley Churn and Rushup Ridge' - [chorus, soprano, tenor]
The Lass Of Richmond Hill
Preces
Folk Song Arrangement: Come you not from Newcastle? (2000 Digital Remaster)
Black Stitchel (2001 Digital Remaster)
The Land of the Mountain and the Flood - Concert Overture Op. 3 (1988 Digital Remaster)
Loch Lomond (1995 Digital Remaster)
Scottish Dances Op. 59: 4. Con brio
The Wee Cooper o' Fife
Three Preludes Founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes (orch. Arnold Foster): 2. Rhosymedre (melody by J. D. Edwards, 1805-1885)
Folk Song Arrangement: The Ash Grove (2000 Digital Remaster)
Jesu Lover Of My Soul
Six Choral Folk Songs H136 (Op. 36b): 6. Swansea Town
In summertime on Bredon [with orch.]
Severn Suite Op. 87 (orchestral version) (1989 Digital Remaster): I. Worcester Castle (Introduction)
Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' (2001 Digital Remaster): I. Loveliest of trees
Caractacus Op. 35 (1989 Digital Remaster): Woodland Interlude (Introduction to Scene III) from Caractacus Op. 35
On Wenlock Edge (1987 Digital Remaster): VI. Clun
Barwick Green (The Archers Theme)
An Oxford Elegy (excerpt: That sweet city with her dreaming spires...Come, let me read)
String Quartet 'in Gloucestershire' (No. 3): II. Fairly quick, but always rhythmical
Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)
English Folk Song Suite (arr. Gordon Jacob) (1987 - Remaster): III. March (Folk Songs from Somerset)
Folk Song Arrangement: The trees they grow so high (2000 Digital Remaster)
Songs of the Sea Op. 91 (1983 Digital Remaster): III. Devon, O Devon, in Wind and Rain (Allegro con fuoco)
Tintagel (2007 Digital Remaster)
Sans Day Carol
Four Cornish Dances Op. 91 (2001 Digital Remaster): 3. Con moto e sempre senza parodia
Devonshire Cream and Cider [with orch.]
Egdon Heath (Homage to Thomas Hardy) H172 (Op. 47) (2003 Digital Remaster)
Linden Lea - A Dorset song (1994 - Remaster)
Portsmouth Point (1999 - Remaster)
Sussex Carol (On Christmas night all Christians sing)
In Windsor Forest: IV. Wedding Chorus (Ben Johnson)
St Paul's Suite H118 (Op. 29 No. 2): IV. Finale: The Dargason (Allegro)
Ten Blake Songs: 4. London [oboe tacet]
London Suite (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Covent Garden (Tarentelle)
London Pieces: 2. Ragamuffin
A London Symphony (1994 Digital Remaster): IV. Andante con moto - Maestoso alla marcia (quasi lento) - Allegro - Maestoso alla marcia (alla I) - Epilogue (Andante sostenuto)

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