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Symphony For The Spire

Domingo, Norman, Harnoy, Armstrong
Release Date: 04/25/2006 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4050  
Composer:  Patrick DoyleGiacomo PucciniGiuseppe VerdiNicholas Brodszky,   ... 
Performer:  Kenneth BranaghCharlton HestonPlacido DomingoOfra Harnoy,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraPhilharmonia Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Running Time: 83 minutes
Region Code: 1
Picture Format: NTSC
Audio: LPCM
Color: Color
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Conductor: Richard Armstrong

Salisbury Cathedral's West Green is the setting for Symphony for the Spire, the spectacular inaugural concert of the 1991 Salisbury Festival. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the cathedral, the evening is a mixture of spectacular special effects and pyrotechnics with a program of unique stars, including Placido Domingo, Jessye Norman, and cellist Ofra Harnoy.

The cathedral's West Front also acts as an enormous projection screen for a series of dramatic images to support a special
Read more adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V. Starring Kenneth Branagh in the role that made him internationally famous, and Charlton Heston, the action is backed by a special version of the acclaimed score by Scottish composer, Patrick Doyle.

The Kneller Hall Trumpeters join the English Chamber Orchestra for a performance of the finale to Act II of Verdi's Aida. And a massive firework display over Salisbury provides a dramatic backdrop to Handel's La Réjouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks, and orchestra and chorus bring the evening to a close with Parry's Jerusalem.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Henry V: A Concert Suite by Patrick Doyle
Performer:  Kenneth Branagh (Spoken Vocals), Charlton Heston (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
3.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
4.
The Toast of New Orleans: Be My Love by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
5.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Ofra Harnoy (Cello)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
6.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: Excerpt(s) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Ofra Harnoy (Cello)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1886 
7.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
8.
Four Last Songs, AV 150: no 2, September by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
9.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 2, Cäcilie by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
10.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ": Maestoso/Allegro "Finale" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
11.
Aida: Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
12.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 4, Réjouissance by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
13.
Jerusalem by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; England 

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