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British Composers – Best of British

Best Of British / Various
Release Date: 08/23/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 28989   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edgar BaintonArnold BaxFrederic BaycoLennox Berkeley,   ... 
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett
Conductor:  Stephen CleoburyRichard HickoxGeorge WeldonSir Vivian Dunn,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College ChoirNorthern Sinfonia of EnglandPro Arte Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The very best of British music, with the finest British artists: after a disc of such evergreen light favourites as Elizabethan Serenade and the Dam Busters march, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett takes us from the dizzy displays of Billy Mayerl to the dark despair of Constant Lambert. The late Richard Hickox reveals the charm of the English miniature and presents three string masterpieces; in between, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, in definitive accounts of 19th- and 20th-century anthems. The very best of British music, with the finest British artists: after a disc of such evergreen light favourites as Elizabethan Serenade and the Dam Busters march, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett takes us from the dizzy displays of Billy Mayerl to the dark despair of Constant Lambert. The late Richard Hickox reveals the charm of the English miniature and presents three string masterpieces; in between, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, in definitive accounts of 19th- and 20th-century anthems. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
And I saw a new heaven by Edgar Bainton
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Mediterranean by Arnold Bax
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia of England
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1922; England 
3.
Elizabethan Masque by Frederic Bayco
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
4.
The Lord is my Shepherd, Op. 91 no 1 by Lennox Berkeley
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; England 
5.
The Watermill by Ronald Binge
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Light Music Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
6.
Miss Melanie by Ronald Binge
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1950; England 
7.
Elizabethan Serenade by Ronald Binge
Conductor:  Reginald Kilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio 2 Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 
8.
The Rout Trot, F 144 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
9.
Bliss, F 138 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
10.
Hymn of St Columba by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; England 
11.
Wood Nymphs by Eric Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Coates Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; England 
12.
The Dam Busters by Eric Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Coates Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
13.
Impression of a Princess by Eric Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Coates Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
14.
Dance in the Twighlight by Eric Coates
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
15.
Vanity Fair by Anthony Collins
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
16.
Punchinello Overture by Frederic Curzon
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
17.
Boulevardier by Frederic Curzon
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Light Music Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
18.
Siciliano by Harry Dexter
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
19.
Tabarinage by Robert Docker
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Light Music Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
20.
Little Suite: March by Trevor Duncan
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Light Music Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
21.
Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; England 
22.
Portrait of a Flirt by Robert Farnon
Conductor:  Reginald Kilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio 2 Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
23.
Overture to a Comedy by Henry Balfour Gardiner
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia of England
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; England 
24.
Henry VIII, incidental music by Edward German
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia of England
25.
By the Tarn, Op. 15 no 1 by Sir Eugene Goossens
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia of England
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1919; England 
26.
Folk-Tune by Sir Eugene Goossens
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
27.
Faire is the Heaven by William Henry Harris
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
28.
Rouge et Noir by Fred Hartley
Conductor:  Reginald Kilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio 2 Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
29.
I love the Lord by Jonathan Harvey
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; England 
30.
Jaunting Car by Peter Hope
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Light Music Society Orchestra
31.
Anthems (4) for Chorus: no 3, Like as the hart desireth by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
32.
Greater love hath no man by John Ireland
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
33.
Elegy for Piano by Constant Lambert
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
34.
Elegiac Blues by Constant Lambert
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
35.
Concerto for Piano by Constant Lambert
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Conductor:  Neville Dilkes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
36.
Waltz by Alan Langford
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
37.
Let all the world in every corner sing by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955 
38.
One foot in Eden still, I stand by Nicholas Maw
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; England 
39.
Syncopated rambles (3): no 2, Printer's devil by Billy Mayerl
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1933; England 
40.
Shallow Waters by Billy Mayerl
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
41.
Railroad Rhythm by Billy Mayerl
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1938; England 
42.
Puppets Suite: no 3, Punch by Billy Mayerl
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1927; England 
43.
Piano Exaggerations (4): no 4, Sleepy Piano by Billy Mayerl
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1926; England 
44.
Piano Exaggerations (4): no 2, Antiquary by Billy Mayerl
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1926; England 
45.
Marigold, Op. 78 by Billy Mayerl
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1927; England 
46.
Four Aces, suite for piano: Ace of Hearts by Billy Mayerl
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1933 
47.
Vox dicentis: Clama by Edward (Woodall) Naylor
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: 1911 
48.
Lullaby for Penelope by Leslie Osborne
Conductor:  Reginald Kilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio 2 Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
49.
Where the Rainbow Ends: Suite by Roger Quilter
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia of England
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
50.
English Dances (3), Op. 11 by Roger Quilter
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia of England
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; England 
51.
Little Serenade by Ernest Tomlinson
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955 
52.
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
53.
Portuguese Party by Gilbert Vinter
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
54.
Old Sir Faulk by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; England 
55.
Sonata for String Orchestra by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971-1972; England 
56.
Siesta by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia of England
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
57.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
58.
Ascending into Heaven by Judith Weir
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Scotland 
59.
Déjeuner dansant by Gerrard Williams
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
60.
Hail, gladdening light by Charles Wood
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
61.
Paris: Montmartre by Haydn Wood
Conductor:  Reginald Kilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio 2 Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
62.
Moods: no 6, Joyousness by Haydn Wood
Conductor:  George Weldon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
63.
An Old Song by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia of England
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; England 

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