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Essential British Classics

Essential British Classics / Various
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 40306   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelHenry PurcellJeremiah ClarkeRalph Vaughan Williams,   ... 
Performer:  Susan GrahamEmmanuelle HaïmMaurice AndréJane Parker-Smith,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerAlexander BrigerSir Charles MackerrasEmmanuelle Haïm,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert D'AstréePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2. Air (Sarabande) in E major, HWV 425 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Alexander Briger
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Susan Graham (), Emmanuelle Haïm (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert D'Astrée
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet), Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6. The lark ascending: Introduction by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Hugh Bean (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
7. Morning has broken (Bunessan), song by Gaelic Traditional
Performer:  Sioned Williams (Harp)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
8. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 2nd movement, Lento-Allegro molto by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10. Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11. Requiem: Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Jane Gilchrist (), Simon Gibson (Organ), Fergus Thirlwell (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
12. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis: Excerpt(s) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
13. Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4: 2nd movement, Playful Pizzicato by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Written: 1933-1934; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
14. A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man": Agnus Dei by Karl Jenkins
Performer:  Paul Beniston (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Karl Jenkins
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
15. The Dam Busters by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
16. Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth
Conductor:  Neville Dilkes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
17. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
18. Funeral Music for Queen Mary: March by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
19. Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58c by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
20. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 4, Réjouissance by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
21. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
22. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
23. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
24. The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
25. The Heart Asks Pleasure First, song (for the film "The Piano") by Michael Nyman
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
26. O Waly, Waly, folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Sarah Brightman ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1765; United Kingdom 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
27. Four Sea Interludes: Sunday Morning by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Period: Modern 
Written: 1944; United Kingdom 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
28. Warsaw Concerto: Opening by Richard Addinsell
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Conductor:  Kenneth Alwyn
Period: Modern 
Written: circa 1941; United Kingdom 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
29. Sea Pictures, Op. 37: no 4, Where corals lie by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
30. Colonel Bogey by Kenneth Alford
Conductor:  Vivian Dunn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1913; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
31. English Dances (4), Op. 33: no 1, Allegro non troppo by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
32. Requiem: Pie Jesu by John Rutter
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
33. Coronation March "Crown Imperial" by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Noel Rawsthorne (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
34. Country Gardens by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor:  Vivian Dunn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
35. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
36. The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter - Conclusion by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; United Kingdom 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
37. Rule, Britannia, for orchestra/band (with voice and/or chorus ad lib) by Thomas A. Arne
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Classical 
Written: 1740; United Kingdom 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
38. Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra) by Charles H. Parry
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; United Kingdom 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
39. Fantasia on British Sea Songs: Jack's the Lad (Hornpipe) by Henry Wood
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Period: Modern 
Written: United Kingdom 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Solomon, HWV 67: Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Harpsichord Suite No. 4 in D minor HWV437: Sarabande
Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D: XII. Alla Hornpipe
Dido and Aeneas, ACT 3, Scene 2: When I am laid in earth (Dido)
Suite in D: Round-O: The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) (arr. Defaye)
The Lark Ascending (opening) (1987 - Remaster)
Morning has broken (Bunessan)
The Planets, Op.32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity (conclusion)
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op.85: I. Adagio - Moderato
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op.85: II. Lento - Allegro molto
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Requiem: Pie Jesu
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (opening) (1985 Digital Remaster)
Simple Symphony Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzicato
Agnus Dei
The Dam Busters March (1995 Digital Remaster)
Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah ed. Basil Lam) (1987 - Remaster)
The Banks of Green Willow - Idyll for orchestra (1988 Digital Remaster)
Funeral Sentences, and Funeral Music for Queen Mary: March, Z.860i
Funeral Sentences, and Funeral Music for Queen Mary: Thou know'st Lord, Z.58B
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: La Réjouissance
Zadok the Priest
Fantasia on Greensleeves (1986 - Remaster)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma': IX. Nimrod
The Lamb
The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise (Edit)
Folk Song Arrangements: O waly waly
4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: Sunday Morning
Country Gardens (Morris Dance Tune) BFMS22 (arr. Artok) (1990 - Remaster)
Warsaw Concerto (opening) (1995 Digital Remaster)
Sea Pictures, Op.37: IV. Where Corals Lie
Colonel Bogey (1989 Digital Remaster)
English Dances - Op. 33 No.1: 5. Allegro non troppo
Requiem: III. Pie Jesu (Edward Saklatvala, treble)
Crown Imperial - Coronation March (1986 Digital Remaster)
Hornpipe (Fantasia on British Sea Songs) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Rule, Britannia! (arr. Malcolm Sargent)
Jerusalem (1996 - Remaster)
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D (Land of Hope and Glory) (1996 - Remaster)

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