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Bliss: Checkmate Suite, Hymn To Apollo, Etc / Handley, Et Al


Release Date: 04/13/1999 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 2401   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Janet HiltonDavid Haslam
Conductor:  Vernon HandleyRichard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster OrchestraLindsay String QuartetNorthern Sinfonia,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in: Ulster Hall, Belfast 25-27 March 1986 (Checkmate Suite) & 22 August 1989 (Hymn to Apollo) Recorded in: St George's Church, Bloomsbury, London 31 May and 1 June 1982 (Clarinet Quintet) Recorded in: All Saints' Church, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 28-29 January 1990 (other works) Producer(s) Brian Couzens (Checkmate Suite & Clarinet Quintet) Tim Oldham (other works) Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Philip Couzens (Assistant) Richard Lee (Assistant) Recorded in: Ulster Hall, Belfast 25-27 March 1986 (Checkmate Suite) & 22 August 1989 (Hymn to Apollo) Recorded in: St George's Church, Bloomsbury, London 31 May and 1 June 1982 (Clarinet Quintet) Recorded in: All Saints' Church, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 28-29 January 1990 (other works) Producer(s) Brian Couzens (Checkmate Suite & Clarinet Quintet) Tim Oldham (other works) Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Philip Couzens (Assistant) Richard Lee (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Checkmate, F 2: Suite by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
2. Hymn to Apollo, F 116 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926/1965; England 
3. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, F 20 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Janet Hilton (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lindsay String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
4. Music for Strings, F 123 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; England 
5. Lie Strewn the White Flocks, F 33 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  David Haslam (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia,  Northern Sinfonia Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 

Sound Samples

Checkmate Suite: I. Prologue: The Players
Checkmate Suite: II. Dance of the 4 Knights
Checkmate Suite: III. Entry of the Black Queen
Checkmate Suite: IV. The Red Knight's Mazurka -
Checkmate Suite: V. Ceremony of the Red Bishops -
Checkmate Suite: VI. Finale: Checkmate
Clarinet Quintet: I. Moderato
Clarinet Quintet: II. Allegro molto
Clarinet Quintet: III. Adagietto espressivo - Allegro moderato
Clarinet Quintet: IV. Allegro energico
Hymn to Apollo
Music for Strings: I. Allegro moderato, energico -
Music for Strings: II. Andante, molto sostenuto
Music for Strings: III. Allegro molto
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": Introduction and The Shepherd's Holyday -
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": A Hymn to Pan -
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": Pan's Saraband
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": Pan and Echo -
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": The Naiads' Music -
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": The Pigeon Song
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": The Song of the Reapers -
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": Finale -
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": The Shepherd's Night-Song

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