The British Symphonic Collection (10CD) | Documents 233316

The British Symphonic Collection (10CD)

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 233316

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Orchestral

Contents

Artists

Mette Christina Ostergaard (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Hall (narrator)
Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
Jan Lund (tenor)
Weimin Zheng (violin)
Ella Brinch (viola)
Clare Gallant (cello)
Paul Vowles (clarinet)
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Munchner Symphoniker
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Douglas Bostock

Works

Arnold, Malcolm

Divertimento no.2, op.75
Machines: Symphonic Study for Brass, Percussion and Strings, op.30
Solitaire
» Polka: Allegro non troppo
» Sarabande: Andantino
Symphony no.5, op.74
The Belles of St Trinians

Bax, Arnold

Overture to 'Adventure'
Symphony no.6
Tintagel

Bush, Alan

Symphony no.1 in C major, op.21
Symphony no.2 'The Nottingham'

Butterworth, Arthur

Symphony no.1, op.15

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel

Symphony in A minor

Cowen, Frederic Hymen

Symphony no.6 in E major 'The Idyllic'

Delius, Frederick

Paa Vidderne (On the mountains): tone poem
Songs (7) from the Norwegian

Elgar, Edward

A Voice in the Wilderness, op.77
Civic Fanfare
Piano Concerto, op.90 (fragment: slow movement)
Polonia, op.76
The Crown of India: Suite, op.66
The Spanish Lady: Suite, op.89

Gipps, Ruth

Symphony no.2, op.30

Gregson, Edward

Contrasts: A concerto for orchestra

Hoddinott, Alun

Concerto for orchestra, op.127

Holst, Gustav

A Hampshire Suite, op.28 no.2
Symphony in F major, op.8 'The Cotswolds'
The Perfect Fool: Ballet Music, op.39
Walt Whitman Overture, op.7

McCabe, John

Concerto for orchestra

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Job: A Masque for Dancing
Prelude on an Old Carol Tune
Variations for orchestra (orch. Jacob)

Artists

Mette Christina Ostergaard (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Hall (narrator)
Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
Jan Lund (tenor)
Weimin Zheng (violin)
Ella Brinch (viola)
Clare Gallant (cello)
Paul Vowles (clarinet)
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Munchner Symphoniker
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Douglas Bostock

About

Hardly any other European country has been more important for symphonic music than Great Britain – this boxed set features the genre's most important representatives and includes works written by Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Bax and Arnold, among others. The compilation also boasts a large number of surprises, just waiting to be discovered

The different orchestras are conducted by Douglas Bostock, one of the leading authorities on British symphonic music.

Contents:
CD 1

Edward Elgar
The Crown of India, op.66
1. March
2. Hail, Immemorial Ind!
3. The Wind at Dawn
4. The Empire March
 
5. A Voice in the Desert, op.77
6. Polonia, op.76
 
Piano Concerto, op.90
7. Slow Movement
 
The Spanish Lady, op.89: Suite
8. Trumpet Call: Burlesco
9. Trumpet Call: March
10. Trumpet Call: Morning Minuet
11. Fitzdottrel
12. Fantastico
13. Trumpet Call: Sarabande
14. Trumpet Call: Bolero
 
15. Civic Fanfare (Hereford)
 
Mette Christina Østergaard (mezzo-soprano), Peter Hall (narrator), Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
Münchner Symphoniker / Douglas Bostock
Recorded in 2000
 
CD 2
Frederic Cowen
Symphony No.6 in E major “The Idyllic”
1. I. Allegro vivace. Più mosso. Poco più risoluto. Poco più animato
2. II. Allegro scherzando. Poco tranquillo
3. III. Adagio, molto tranquillo
4. IV. Finale: Molto vivace
 
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Symphony in A minor
5. I. Allegro appassionato
6. II. Lament: Laghetto affettuoso
7. III. Scherzo: Allegro ma non troppo
8. IV. Allegro maestoso ed energico
 
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra / Douglas Bostock
Recorded in 2005
 
CD 3
Frederick Delius
1. On the Mountains – Symphonic Poem
 
Seven Songs from the Norwegian
2. Twilight Fancies (Orch. Delius)
3. Young Venevil (Orch. Beecham)
4. Hidden Love (Orch. Payne)
5. Cradle Song (Orch. Beecham)
6. The Bird’s Story (Orch. Delius)
7. The Minstrel (Orch. Payne)
8. The Homeward Way (Orch. Sondheimer)
 
Paa Vidderne – Melodrama
9. I. Allegro con vigore
10. II. Andante tranquillo
11. III. Adagietto con voglia
12. IV. Grave
13. V. Lento, molto tranquillo
14. VI. Andante con voglia, molto tranquillo
15. VII. Allegro furioso
16. VIII. Comodo
17. IX. Lento con molto espressione
 
Jan Lund (tenor), Peter Hall (narrator)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Douglas Bostock
Recorded in 2000
 
CD 4
Arnold Bax
Symphony No.6
1. I. Moderato. Allegro con fuoco
2. II. Lento, molto espressivo
3. III. Introduction. Scherzo and Trio. Epilogue
 
4. Tintagel
5. Overture to “Adventure”
 
Münchner Symphoniker / Douglas Bostock
Recorded in 1998
 
CD 5
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Job – A Masque for Dancing
1. Scene I: Introduction
2. Saraband of the Sons of God
3. Scene II: Satan’s Dance of Triumph
4. Scene III: Minuet of the Sons of Job and Their Wives
5. Schene IV: Job’s Dream
6. Scene V: Dance of the Three Messengers
7. Scene VI: Dance of Job’s Comforters
8. Scene VII: Elihu’s Dance of Youth and Beauty
9. Pavane of the Sons of the Morning
10. Scene VIII: Galliard of the Sons of the Morning
11. Altar Dance
12. Scene IX: Epilogue
 
13. Prelude on an Old Carol Tune
14. Variations for Orchestra (Orch. Jacob)
 
Münchner Symphoniker / Douglas Bostock
Recorded in 1998
 
CD 6
Gustav Holst
Symphony in F major, op.8 “The Cotswolds”
1. I. Allegro con brio
2. II. Elegy (In Memoriam William Morris): Molto adagio
3. III. Scherzo: Presto. Allegretto
4. IV. Finale: Allegro moderato
 
5. Walt Whitman Overture, op.7
 
A Hampshire Suite, op.28, No.2
6. I. March : Allegro
7. II. Song Without Words: I’ll Love My Love (Andante)
8. III. Song of the Blacksmith: Moderato e maestoso
9. IV. Fantasia on the Dargason: Allegro moderato
 
The Perfect Fool – Ballet Music, op.39
10. Andante
11. Dance of Spirits of Earth: Moderato
12. Dance of Spirits of Water: Allegretto
13. Dance of Spirits of Fire: Allegro moderato
 
14. Scherzo for Orchestra (from an Unfinished Symphony)
 
Münchner Symphoniker / Douglas Bostock
Recording date unknown
 
CD 7
Alan Bush
Symphony No.1 in C major, op.21
1. Prologue: Grave
2. I. Allegro molto
3. II. Lento molto. Largo
4. III. Allegro moderato e deciso
 
Symphony No.2 “The Nottingham”
5. I. Sherwood Forest: Moderato. Allegro vivace
6. II. Clifton Grove: Largo
7. III. Castle Rock: Allegro molto
8. IV. Goose Fair: Allegro moderato
 
Weimin Zheng (violin), Ella Brinch (viola), Clare Gallant (cello), Paul Vowles (clarinet)
Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra / Douglas Bostock
Recorded in 2004
 
CD 8
Arthur Butterworth
Symphony No.1, op.15
1. I. Allegro molto moderato
2. II. Lento molto
3. III. Allegretto con moto
4. IV. Vivacissimo e furioso
 
Ruth Gipps
Symphony No.2, op.30
5. Moderato
6. Allegro moderato
7. Meno mosso
8. Andante
9. Maestoso
10. Tempo di marcia
11. Adagio
12. Allegro moderato
13. Tranquillo
14. Appassionato
15. Allegro
 
Münchner Symphoniker / Douglas Bostock
Recorded in 1998
 
CD 9
Malcolm Arnold
Symphony No.5, op.74
1. I. Tempestuoso
2. II. Andante con moto
3. III. Con fuoco
4. IV. Risoluto
 
Divertimento No.2, op.75
5. I. Fanfare: Allegro
6. II. Nocturne: Lento
7. III. Chaconne: Allegro con spirito
 
8. Machines – Symphonic Study
 
Solitaire – Ballet
9. Sarabande: Andantino
10. Polka: Allegro non troppo
 
The Belles of St Trinians – Comedy Suite (Exploits for Orchestra)
11. I. Prelude: Allegro
12. II. Train to Trinians: Allegro brillante
13. III. Flash and Miss Fritton: Andante moderato
14. IV. Races and Games (Tribal Warfare): Allegro
15. V. Finale: Allegro
 
Münchner Symphoniker / Douglas Bostock
Recorded in 1998
 
CD 10
Edward Gregson
Contrasts: A Concerto for Orchestra
1. I. Intrada: Majestically
2. II. Elegy: Slow and Thoughtful
3. III. Toccata: Fast and Rhythmic
 
Alun Hoddinott
Concerto for Orchestra, op.127
4. I. Vivo
5. II. Adagio
6. III. Presto
 
John McCabe
Concerto for Orchestra
7. I. Deciso
8. II. Adagio
9. III. Scherzino: Allegro vivo
10. IV. Romanze: Andante
11. V. Intermezzo: Giocoso
12. VI. Largo
13. VII. Allegro deciso
14. VIII. Allegro marcato
15. IX. Pesante
 
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Douglas Bostock
Recorded in 1998

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