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Meditations For All Seasons - Music For Spring, Summer, Etc


Release Date: 03/06/2001 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 1737   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William AlwynClaude DebussyAnthony PayneMarcel Tournier,   ... 
Performer:  Judith HallElinor BennettJohn AndersonKarl Leister,   ... 
Conductor:  Adám FischerWilliam BoughtonMonica HuggettRoy Goodman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn OrchestraEnglish Symphony OrchestraHanover Band,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Includes work(s) by Claude Debussy, Vincent Persichetti, William Alwyn, various composers. Includes work(s) by Claude Debussy, Vincent Persichetti, William Alwyn, various composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fantasy-Sonata for Flute and Harp "Naiades" by William Alwyn
Performer:  Judith Hall (Flute), Elinor Bennett (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; England 
Length: 12 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2. Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Judith Hall (Flute), Elinor Bennett (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: H. Renie 
3. Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Judith Hall (Flute), Elinor Bennett (Harp)
Written: 1913 pub 1927 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4. A 1940's childhood by Anthony Payne
Performer:  Judith Hall (Flute), Elinor Bennett (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 
Length: 13 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5. Vers la source dans le bois by Marcel Tournier
Performer:  Judith Hall (Flute), Elinor Bennett (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
6. Alla rustica for Flute and Harp by André Jolivet
Performer:  Elinor Bennett (Harp), Judith Hall (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
7. Symphony no 6 in D major, H 1 no 6 "Le Matin": 1st movement, Adagio-Allegro by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1761; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
8. Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Length: 24 Minutes 23 Secs. 
9. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Monica Huggett,  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
10. Views of the Sea: lst movement, Allegro con Brio by Eduardo Toldrá
Conductor:  Gerard Claret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andorra National Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11. Serenade for Strings, Op. 12: Vivace by Lennox Berkeley
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
12. Concerto for Oboe in D major, RV 453: Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  John Anderson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Simon Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
13. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1866 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
14. Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus' by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Length: 10 Minutes 54 Secs. 
15. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandis String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 55 Secs. 
16. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
17. Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes - no 2, Corral Nocturne by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
18. Crown of the year: Autumn by Michael Tippett
Performer:  Peter Hamburger (Percussion), Evelyn Nallen (Recorder), Martin Westlake (Percussion),
Michael Copley (Recorder), Maurice Hodges (Recorder), Colin Lawson (Clarinet),
Martin Jones (Piano), John Anderson (Oboe), Graham Ashton (Trumpet),
Jeremy Cornes (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christ Church Cathedral Choir,  Medici String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 4, Storm by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
20. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 5 Secs. 
21. Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ), Robert Johnston (Harp)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
22. Eclogue for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 10 by Gerald Finzi
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920s; England 
Length: 9 Minutes 53 Secs. 
23. Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 10 Secs. 
24. The Snowman: Walking In the Air by Howard Blake
Performer:  Kevin Bowyer (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
25. Children's Corner: no 4, The Snow is Dancing by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
26. Sir Roger de Coverley, H 155 by Frank Bridge
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
27. Orgelbüchlein: In dulci jubilo, BWV 608 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kevin Bowyer (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
28. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  John Lill (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
29. Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
30. Roses de Noël, Op. 230 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 
31. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Jaime Laredo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 51 Secs. 
32. Le petit berger by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Elinor Bennett (Harp), Judith Hall (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jacques Durand 
33. Serenade for Flute and Harp no 10, Op. 79 by Vincent Persichetti
Performer:  Judith Hall (Flute), Elinor Bennett (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs. 
34. Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian": 1st movement, Allegro vivace by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Jaime Laredo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 23 Secs. 
35. Concerto for Oboe in C major by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  John Anderson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Simon Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This concerto is based on four of Cimarosa's piano sonatas, adapted by
Arthur Benjamin in 1942. 
36. Suite in D major for the birthday of Prince Charles: Carol no 4 by Michael Tippett
Conductor:  Michael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
37. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Suite by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
38. Mother, Op. 41: The fog is lifting by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Judith Hall (Flute), Elinor Bennett (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Denmark 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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