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ARNOLD, S.: 6 Overtures, Op. 8 / Macbeth (Incidental Music)


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ARNOLD, S.: 6 Overtures, Op. 8 / Macbeth (Incidental Music)

Samuel Arnold was among the most popular composers for the London stage of the late 18th century. Among his greatest successes were The Castle of Andalusia (1782), an early gothic fantasy, and Inkle and Yarico (1787), the first anti-slavery opera. This world première recording contains all of Arnold’s surviving orchestral music: the Six Overtures (1771), composed for the Marylebone Gardens, his colourful Incidental Music to Macbeth (1778) and the Overture to Polly (1777), the controversial sequel to Pepusch and Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera.

Arnold, Samuel

  Overture in B-Flat Major, Op. 8, No. 1
1.   I. Allegro 00:02:20
2.   II. Andante 00:03:09
3.   III. Tempo di minuetto 00:03:10
  Overture in D Major, Op. 8, No. 2
4.   I. Allegro 00:03:26
5.   II. Largo andante 00:01:40
6.   III. Rondo: Vivace 00:01:31
  Overture in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3
7.   I. Allegro 00:04:58
8.   II. Andante 00:02:02
9.   III. Vivace 00:02:44
  Overture in D Major, Op. 8, No. 4
10.   I. Allegro 00:03:14
11.   II. Un poco andante 00:01:57
12.   III. Allegro 00:02:14
  Overture in G Major, Op. 8, No. 5
13.   I. Allegro 00:03:21
14.   II. Andantino 00:04:41
15.   III. Allegro 00:01:44
  Overture in D Major, Op. 8, No. 6
16.   I. Allegro 00:02:48
17.   II. Andante 00:03:49
18.   III. Allegro 00:04:04
  Macbeth [Incidental Music]
19.   March for Macbeth 00:01:52
20.   Music Before the Play - Birks of Invermay 00:01:43
21.   The Yellow - Haired Laddie 00:04:04
22.   The Braes of Ballenden 00:04:09
23.   Menuetto to be Play’d at the Banquet 00:01:00
24.   End of 3rd Act – Lochaber 00:02:12
25.   End of Act 4 – The Earl of Douglas’s Lament 00:02:00
26.   The Favorite March in [Purcell’s] Bonduca 00:01:16
  Polly: Overture
27.   Polly: Overture 00:05:20

Total Playing Time: 01:16:28

Arnold, Samuel

Mallon, Kevin

Toronto Chamber Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.557484

Barcode: 747313248421

Physical Release: 03/2005

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