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Bear Essentials - Great British Orchestral Classics


Release Date: 09/20/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 2428   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsGustav HolstGeorge ButterworthSir Edward Elgar,   ... 
Performer:  Michael DavisRalph Kirshbaum
Conductor:  Bryden ThomsonRichard HickoxNorman Del MarRumon Gamba,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraCity of London SinfoniaBournemouth Sinfonietta,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Michael Davis (Violin)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 15 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. St Paul's Suite for Strings, Op. 29 no 2/H 118: Jig by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3. Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
4. Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
5. 633 Squadron: Main Theme by Ron Goodwin
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6. The Dam Busters by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Norman Del Mar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
9. Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
10. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
11. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: Fugue by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
12. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
13. Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4: 2nd movement, Playful Pizzicato by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
Written: 1933-1934; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
14. Preludes (4) for Piano: no 3, The Holy Boy by John Ireland
Conductor:  David Garforth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
15. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
16. The Sea, H 100: no 1, Seascape by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-1911; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
17. Capriol Suite: 1st movement, Basse danse by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  George Hurst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
18. Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Sir Hamilton Harty
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
19. Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20: 1st movement, Allegro Piacevole by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  George Hurst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
20. Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 2, Summer Night on the River by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
21. Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 1, Dawn by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
22. Tintagel by Arnold Bax
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1919; England 
Length: 14 Minutes 56 Secs. 
23. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
24. Tam O'Shanter Overture, Op. 51 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
25. Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 38 Secs. 
26. Coronation March "Crown Imperial" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
27. Façade: Suite no 2 - Popular Song by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Jan Latham-Koenig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1938; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
28. Things to Come, F 131: Happy March by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934-1935; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 

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