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Byways Of British Music / Hickox, Thomson, Et Al


Release Date: 09/26/2000 
Label:  Chandos Collect Catalog #: 6611   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir William WaltonBernard StevensBenjamin FrankelHumphrey Searle,   ... 
Performer:  Susana WaltonArthur DaviesRachel MastersPhillip Joll,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard HickoxBryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia membersBournemouth Symphony OrchestraCity of London Sinfonia,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The selection of ‘Byways of British Music’ is little more than a sampler, though cunningly arranged to catch the receptive listener’s ear. The excerpts from the symphonies of Frankel and Searle and the haunting excerpt from Leighton’s Laudes musicae (Symphony No 3) are all enticing, though they are capped by the Adagio from Alwyn’s lovely Lyra angelica. Fine playing and recording throughout."
GRAMOPHONE, 2/2001
"The selection of ‘Byways of British Music’ is little more than a sampler, though cunningly arranged to catch the receptive listener’s ear. The excerpts from the symphonies of Frankel and Searle and the haunting excerpt from Leighton’s Laudes musicae (Symphony No 3) are all enticing, though they are capped by the Adagio from Alwyn’s lovely Lyra angelica. Fine playing and recording throughout."
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Works on This Recording

1. Façade: Long Steel Grass by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Susana Walton (Spoken Vocals)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; England 
2. The Mark of Cain: Excerpt(s) by Bernard Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
3. Symphony no 1, Op. 7 "A Symphony of Liberation": Resistance by Bernard Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1945; England 
4. Symphony no 5, Op. 46: 1st movement by Benjamin Frankel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
5. Symphony no 2, Op. 33: 1st movement by Humphrey Searle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
6. Carriage and Pair by Benjamin Frankel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; England 
7. Façade: Old Sir Faulk by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Susana Walton (Spoken Vocals)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; England 
8. Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 4, Touch her soft lips and part by Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
9. Christopher Columbus: Gloria by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Arthur Davies (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  Westminster Singers
Period: 20th Century 
10. Lyra Angelica for Harp and Strings: Adagio by William Alwyn
Performer:  Rachel Masters (Harp)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
11. Odd Man Out: Prelude by William Alwyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
12. Lie Strewn the White Flocks, F 33: The Pigeon Song by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Phillip Joll (Baritone), David Haslam (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
13. 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 
14. Symphony no 3, Op. 90 "Laudes Musicae": Adagio molto by Kenneth Leighton
Performer:  Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

Facade 1: IV. Long Steel Grass
The Mark of Cain (arr. A. Williams): The Mark of Cain (excerpt) (arr. A. Williams)
Symphony of Liberation, Op. 7, "Symphony No. 1": II. Resistance
Symphony No. 5, Op. 46: I. Moderato, Amabile
Symphony No. 2, Op. 33: I. Maestoso
So Long at the Fair: Carriage and Pair
Facade 1: XX. Fox-Trot: Old Sir Faulk
Henry V (adapted by Christopher Palmer): Henry V: IV. Interlude: Touch her Soft Lips and Part
Christopher Columbus: Gloria
Harp Concerto, "Lyra Angelica": Lyra Angelica: I. Adagio
Odd Man Out: Prelude
Pastoral, "Lie Strewn the White Flocks": The Pigeon Song
The Lark Ascending
Symphony No. 3, Op. 90, "Laudes musicae": Symphony No. 3, "Laudes musicae": III. Adagio molto - Allegro con moto

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