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Time Traveller - Wartime Britain

Wartime Britain / Various
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 79012   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sir William WaltonCecil Armstrong GibbsRichard AddinsellWalter Kent,   ... 
Performer:  Daniel AdniVera LynnNoel CowardAl Bowlly,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir William WaltonVivian DunnKenneth AlwynTony Osborne,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Britain’s Finest Hour – and six years of cataclysm, stoicism and heroism – are recalled by this richly varied collection of music associated with the Second World War. From Forces’ Sweetheart Vera Lynn to the National Gallery’s pianist, Dame Myra Hess, and from the cinematic sweep of William Walton and Richard Addinsell to the dapper sophistication of Eric Coates and restrained sentiment of Noël Coward, this treasury of hits from the blitz salutes an era never to be forgotten. Britain’s Finest Hour – and six years of cataclysm, stoicism and heroism – are recalled by this richly varied collection of music associated with the Second World War. From Forces’ Sweetheart Vera Lynn to the National Gallery’s pianist, Dame Myra Hess, and from the cinematic sweep of William Walton and Richard Addinsell to the dapper sophistication of Eric Coates and restrained sentiment of Noël Coward, this treasury of hits from the blitz salutes an era never to be forgotten. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2. Dusk by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs
Conductor:  Vivian Dunn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3. Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Conductor:  Kenneth Alwyn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4. The White Cliffs of Dover by Walter Kent
Performer:  Vera Lynn (Voice)
Conductor:  Tony Osborne
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5. Colonel Bogey by Kenneth Alford
Conductor:  Vivian Dunn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1913; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
6. Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 4, Touch her soft lips and part by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7. London Pride by Noel Coward
Performer:  Noel Coward (Voice)
Conductor:  Carroll Gibbons
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Date of Recording: 1941 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8. Symphony no 5 in D major: 3rd movement, Romanza by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1943; England 
Length: 12 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9. R. A. F. March Past for band (or orchestra) by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  J.L. Wallace
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?19th Century; United Kingdom 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
10. Goodnight, Sweetheart (for the Earl Carroll "Vanities of 1931") by Ray Noble
Performer:  Al Bowlly (Voice)
Conductor:  Ray Noble
Period: Modern 
Written: 1931 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11. Calling All Workers by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Reginald Kilbey
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
12. Cornish Rhapsody for piano & orchestra by Hubert Bath
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Conductor:  Kenneth Alwyn
Period: Modern 
Written: 1944; United Kingdom 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
13. There'll Always Be An England by Hughie Charles
Performer:  Vera Lynn (Voice)
Conductor:  Tony Osborne
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
14. Boulevardier by Frederic Curzon
Conductor:  Vivian Dunn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
15. Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring), transcription for solo piano (after Bach, by Myra Hess
Performer:  Myra Hess (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
16. The Dam Busters by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
17. Knightsbridge March by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Period: Modern 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 

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