The British Line: A Celebration of British Music | Warner 9029545395

The British Line: A Celebration of British Music

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029545395

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 16

Release Date: 12th July 2019

Contents

Works

Arne, Thomas

Rule, Britannia! (arr. Malcolm Sargent)

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 (orch. Henry Wood)

Britten, Benjamin

Passacaglia (from Peter Grimes), op.33b
Sea Interludes (4), op.33a
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, op.10

Delius, Frederick

Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody
In a Summer Garden
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Paris: The Song of a Great City
Summer Night on the River
The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Elgar, Edward

Chanson de Matin, op.15 no.2
Chanson de Nuit, op.15 no.1
Cockaigne Overture 'In London Town', op.40
Dream Children, op.43
Elegy for strings, op.58
Enigma Variations, op.36
Falstaff: Symphonic Study in C minor, op.68
Froissart: Overture, op.19
Grania and Diarmid, op.42: Funeral March
Grania and Diarmid, op.42: Incidental Music
In the South (Alassio), op.50
Introduction and Allegro for strings, op.47
Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D major, op.39 no.1
Pomp and Circumstance March no.3 in C minor, op.39 no.3
Pomp and Circumstance March no.4 in G major, op.39 no.4
Romance, op.62
Salut d'amour, op.12
Serenade for Strings in E minor, op.20
Sospiri, op.70
Sursum Corda, op.11
Symphony no.1 in A flat major, op.55
Symphony no.2 in E flat major, op.63
The Music Makers, op.69

Holst, Gustav

Egdon Heath, op.47 H172 'Homage to Hardy'
The Planets, op.32

Massenet, Jules

Thais: Meditation

Miki, Minoru

Marimba Spiritual

Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings

Jerusalem (arr. Edward Elgar)

Tippett, Michael

Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli
The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances

Traditional

Auld Lang Syne

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Job: A Masque for Dancing
Symphony no.1 'A Sea Symphony'
Symphony no.2 'A London Symphony'
Symphony no.3 'Pastoral Symphony'
Symphony no.4 in F minor
Symphony no.5 in D major
Symphony no.6 in E minor
Symphony no.7 'Sinfonia antartica'
Symphony no.8 in D minor
Symphony no.9 in E minor
The Lark Ascending
The Wasps: Overture

Walton, William

Belshazzar's Feast

Wood, Henry

Fantasia on British Sea Songs

Artists

Evelyn Glennie
Thomas Hampson
Tasmin Little
Jean Rigby
Amanda Roocroft
Patricia Rozario
Graham Sheen
Bryn Terfel
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Conductor

Andrew Davis

Works

Arne, Thomas

Rule, Britannia! (arr. Malcolm Sargent)

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 (orch. Henry Wood)

Britten, Benjamin

Passacaglia (from Peter Grimes), op.33b
Sea Interludes (4), op.33a
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op.34
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, op.10

Delius, Frederick

Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody
In a Summer Garden
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Paris: The Song of a Great City
Summer Night on the River
The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Elgar, Edward

Chanson de Matin, op.15 no.2
Chanson de Nuit, op.15 no.1
Cockaigne Overture 'In London Town', op.40
Dream Children, op.43
Elegy for strings, op.58
Enigma Variations, op.36
Falstaff: Symphonic Study in C minor, op.68
Froissart: Overture, op.19
Grania and Diarmid, op.42: Funeral March
Grania and Diarmid, op.42: Incidental Music
In the South (Alassio), op.50
Introduction and Allegro for strings, op.47
Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D major, op.39 no.1
Pomp and Circumstance March no.3 in C minor, op.39 no.3
Pomp and Circumstance March no.4 in G major, op.39 no.4
Romance, op.62
Salut d'amour, op.12
Serenade for Strings in E minor, op.20
Sospiri, op.70
Sursum Corda, op.11
Symphony no.1 in A flat major, op.55
Symphony no.2 in E flat major, op.63
The Music Makers, op.69

Holst, Gustav

Egdon Heath, op.47 H172 'Homage to Hardy'
The Planets, op.32

Massenet, Jules

Thais: Meditation

Miki, Minoru

Marimba Spiritual

Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings

Jerusalem (arr. Edward Elgar)

Tippett, Michael

Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli
The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances

Traditional

Auld Lang Syne

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Job: A Masque for Dancing
Symphony no.1 'A Sea Symphony'
Symphony no.2 'A London Symphony'
Symphony no.3 'Pastoral Symphony'
Symphony no.4 in F minor
Symphony no.5 in D major
Symphony no.6 in E minor
Symphony no.7 'Sinfonia antartica'
Symphony no.8 in D minor
Symphony no.9 in E minor
The Lark Ascending
The Wasps: Overture

Walton, William

Belshazzar's Feast

Wood, Henry

Fantasia on British Sea Songs

Artists

Evelyn Glennie
Thomas Hampson
Tasmin Little
Jean Rigby
Amanda Roocroft
Patricia Rozario
Graham Sheen
Bryn Terfel
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Conductor

Andrew Davis

About

In 1991, Hamburg-based record label Teldec Classics embarked on a fruitful partnership with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. “The British Line” was soon to become an essential series of critically acclaimed digital recordings of major works alongside some lesser-known gems by some of Britain’s most celebrated composers. The series – collected here for the first time – features guest soloists including Tasmin Little, Thomas Hampson and Amanda Roocroft. The set includes bonus disc – Last Night of The Proms: The 100th Season – recorded live in concert in 1994 and featuring star soloists Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sir Bryn Terfel.

“Andrew Davis’s formidable Tippettian credentials shine through in every bar of this outstanding British Line anthology from Teldec” – Gramophone

“These are four of the best Elgar performances on disc available. First, the recording is superb, with near-perfect balance and a really natural sound. Second, the playing of the BBC Symphony Orchestra is first rate. Andrew Davis's conducting of all four works is inspired” – Gramophone

“As digital Falstaffs go, Sir Andrew Davis's 1995 account with the BBC SO remains arguably the front-runner.” – Gramophone

“Davis has the key to this [Vaughan Williams] symphony’s combination of mystery, menace and qualified optimism” – The Sunday Telegraph

“With sumptuous sound, this is easily the best "modern" version [of Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No.6] in the catalogue” – Gramophone

“An exceptionally insightful account of the [Enigma] Variations” – Gramophone

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