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James Galway - Meditations


Release Date: 05/19/1998 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 37731   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Tomaso AlbinoniAntonio VivaldiGeorge Frideric HandelGiovanni Battista Pergolesi,   ... 
Performer:  James GalwayPhillip MollChristopher O'RileyMarisa Robles
Conductor:  John GeorgiadisJames GalwayJörg FaerberClaudio Scimone,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony OrchestraZagreb SoloistsWürttemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  John Georgiadis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway
This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
2.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zagreb Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
3.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zagreb Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
4.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Overton 
5.
Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major: Adagio by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
6.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  John Georgiadis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
7.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  David Measham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
8.
Children's Corner: The Little Shepherd by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
9.
Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Phillip Moll (Piano), James Galway (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
10.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Christopher O'Riley (Piano), James Galway (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway
Composition written: France (1892 - 1894). 
11.
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 1, En bateau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Christopher O'Riley (Piano), James Galway (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
12.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Charles Gerhardt
Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
13.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  David Measham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
14.
Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Written: 1913 pub 1927 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
15.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: Fanfarria de la caballería de Nápoles by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Notes: Arranged: James Galway
This selection shares a track and timing with "Españoleta." 
16.
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  John Georgiadis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
17.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino": 2nd movement, cantabile by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Irish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Flute in D major: 2nd movement, Adagio by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 5/RV 434: Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Irish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for Flute in G major: 2nd movement, Andante by Romano Piacentino
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
21.
Nocturne for Piano no 5 in B flat major, H 37 by John Field
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  David Measham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Ireland 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
22.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Harp), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 37 Secs. 
23.
Andante for Flute and Orchestra in C major, K 315 (285e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
24.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
25.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte": 5th movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Irish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1730; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
26.
Concerto for Flute in A major, Wq 168: 2nd movement, Largo by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1753; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
27.
Concerto for Flute in G major, Wq 169/H 445: Largo by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1755; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
28.
Concerto for Flute in D minor, H 426: Un poco andante by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1747; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
29.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: 2nd movement, Españoleta by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Length: 9 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway
This selection shares a track and timing with "Fanfare de la Caballeria
de Napoles." 
30.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1032 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Wilhelm Mohr 

Sound Samples

Adagio
Largo
Act I: Largo
Largo e dolce
Pastoral Symphony/Pifa
Adagio
Cantabile
Adagio
Largo
Canon
Largo e cantabile
Largo con sordini, mesto
Andante
Largo
Largo ("Il sonno")
Un poco andante
Méditation
The Little Shepherd
Nocturne No. 5 in B-Flat
Andantino
Serenade (Ständchen, D. 957)
Espanoleta y Fanfare de la Caballería de Napoles
Prélude á l'après-midi d'un faune
En bateau
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Nocturne in E-Flat, Op. 9, No. 2
Andante in C for Flute and Orchestra, K. 315
Syrinx
Act II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits

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