Elgar - The Fringes of the Fleet | Somm SOMMCD243

Elgar - The Fringes of the Fleet

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Label: Somm

Cat No: SOMMCD243

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th November 2009

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About

This exclusive new recording turns the spotlight on a forgotten but fascinating corner of British music and theatre history. The Fringes of the Fleet, a patriotic song-cycle with words by Kipling, was the morale-raising headline act in variety theatres throughout the country, as World War I reached its climax in 1917. This recording is a significant document in understanding a forgotten era of British music.

The CD contains many premiere recordings either of the pieces or of the arrangements.

Contents:
1. Overture, Plymouth Hoe: John Ansell

2. The Fringes of the Fleet: Sir Edward Elgar Songs for four baritones and orchestra.
New performing edition by Tom Higgins
 i) The Lowestoft Boat  
 ii) Fate's Discourtesy
 iii) Submarines
 iv) The Sweepers
 v) Inside the Bar (four baritones unaccompanied)
Roderick Williams with Nicholas Lester, Laurence Meikle and Duncan Rock (baritones)

3. Big Steamers: Sir Edward Elgar (arranged by Tom Higgins for four unaccompanied baritones)
Roderick Williams, with Nicholas Lester, Laurence Meikle and Duncan Rock (baritones)

4. Elegy for Strings: Sir Edward Elgar

5. The Soldier song for solo baritone: John Ireland (orchestrated by Tom Higgins)
Roderick Williams (baritone)

6. Blow Out You Bugles song for solo baritone: John Ireland (orchestrated by Tom Higgins)
Roderick Williams (baritone)

7. A Manx Overture The Isle of Mountains and Glens: Haydn Wood

8. Big Steamers song for solo baritone: Sir Edward German (orchestrated by Tom Higgins)
Roderick Williams (baritone)

9. Overture, The Windjammer: John Ansell

10. Elizabeth of England: Haydn Wood

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