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STORY OF BRITISH CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE)

The Story of British Classical Music

Author: Anthony Burton
2 CDs with 120-page booklet:

  • 20,000-word essay
  • illustrated throughout with composer pictures
Includes music by Tallis, Byrd, Dowland, Purcell, Sullivan, Parry, Stanford, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Tippett, Tavener, and many others.

8.558193–94

The story of British classical music extends over more than a thousand years. A distinctive national tone was identifiable already in medieval times, and in the fifteenth century Dunstable was a leading international figure. The Renaissance saw the emergence of great composers such as Tallis, Byrd and Gibbons, and the seventeenth century was lit up by the brief but brilliant career of Purcell. After a long period dominated by composers from abroad, British creativity reasserted itself once more on the world stage. Elgar and Vaughan Williams, followed by their successors Britten and Tippett, opened the way for the crowded and diverse scene of the present day. British writer and broadcaster Anthony Burton traces this history in an informative 120-page booklet. Two packed CDs with a glorious selection of music, mostly complete works or movements, illustrate the story and offer richly enjoyable listening in their own right.


Disc 1

  Thomas gemma Cantuarie - Thomas cessum in Doveria
1.   Thomas gemma Cantuarie - Thomas cessum in Doveria 00:02:11
  Ave Maria
2.   Ave Maria 00:02:45

Dunstable, John

  Veni Sancte Spiritus - Veni Creator, JD 32
3.   Veni Sancte Spiritus - Veni Creator, JD 32 00:06:55

Carver, Robert

  Missa Dum sacrum mysterium: Sanctus (beginning)
4.   Missa Dum sacrum mysterium: Sanctus (beginning) 00:02:52

Cornysh (II), William

  Ah Robin, gentle Robin
5.   Ah Robin, gentle Robin 00:02:15

Taverner, John
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Missa Gloria tibi trinitas: Benedictus
6.   Missa Gloria tibi trinitas: Benedictus 00:02:56

Tallis, Thomas

  Salvator mundi
7.   Salvator mundi 00:03:53

Byrd, William

  Ye sacred Muses
8.   Ye sacred Muses 00:03:46

Weelkes, Thomas

  As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
9.   As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending 00:03:46

Bull, John

  Pavan St Thomas Wake!
10.   Pavan St Thomas Wake! 00:02:30

Dowland, John

  In darkness let me dwell
11.   In darkness let me dwell 00:03:35

Gibbons, Orlando
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Hosanna to the Son of David
12.   Hosanna to the Son of David 00:02:50

Tomkins, Thomas

  Above the stars my Saviour dwells
13.   Above the stars my Saviour dwells 00:03:50

Lawes, William

  Consort Set a 5 in A Minor: Fantazy II
14.   Consort Set a 5 in A Minor: Fantazy II 00:02:59

Purcell, Henry
Tate, Nahum, lyricist(s)

  Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626 (excerpts)
15.   Overture 00:01:54
16.   Act I: Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda, Chorus) 00:01:04
17.   Act I: Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment (Dido) 00:03:52

Avison, Charles

  Concerto in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4 (excerpts)
18.   I. Andante 00:01:43
19.   II. Allegro assai 00:01:51

Boyce, William

  Symphony in F Major, Op. 2, No. 4: I. Allegro
20.   Symphony in F Major, Op. 2, No. 4: I. Allegro 00:03:27

Field, John

  Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor
21.   Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor 00:03:09

Bennett, William Sterndale

  Impromptu in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 12, No. 3
22.   Impromptu in F - Sharp Minor, Op. 12, No. 3 00:03:21

Wesley, Samuel Sebastian
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Wash me throughly
23.   Wash me throughly 00:04:04

Sullivan, Arthur

  The Yeoman of the Guard: Overture
24.   The Yeoman of the Guard: Overture 00:05:23


Disc 2

Parry, Hubert
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  I was glad
1.   I was glad 00:04:45

Stanford, Charles Villiers
Coleridge, Mary, lyricist(s)

  8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3: The blue bird
2.   The blue bird, Op. 119, No. 3 00:03:44

Elgar, Edward

  Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: III. Rondo: Presto
3.   Symphony No. 2 in E - Flat Major, Op. 63: III. Rondo: Presto 00:08:09

Delius, Frederick

  A Song before Sunrise
4.   A Song before Sunrise 00:05:23

Bax, Arnold

  Country-Tune
5.   Country - Tune 00:02:14

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  Job, Scene VIII: Galliard of the Sons of the Morning, Altar Dance and Heavenly Pavane
6.   Job, Scene VIII: Galliard of the Sons of the Morning, Altar Dance and Heavenly Pavane 00:05:16

Holst, Gustav

  The Planets, Op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician
7.   The Planets, Op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician 00:06:07

Walton, William

  Violin Concerto in B Minor: II. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana
8.   Violin Concerto in B Minor: II. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana 00:06:21

Britten, Benjamin
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  Winter Words, Op. 52 (excerpts)
9.   VI. Proud Songsters 00:01:07
10.   VII. At the Railway Station, Upway 00:02:39
11.   VIII. Before Life and After 00:02:54

Tippett, Michael
Tippett, Michael, lyricist(s)

  A Child of Our Time, Part 2 (excerpts)
12.   The Narrator: And a time came... 00:00:18
13.   Double Chorus of Persecutors and Persecuted: Away with them! 00:00:59
14.   The Narrator: Where they could... 00:00:28
15.   Chorus of the Self - Righteous: We cannot have them... 00:00:48
16.   The Narrator: And the boy's mother... 00:00:16
17.   Scena: O my son!... 00:01:23
18.   A Spiritual: Nobody knows... 00:01:38

Arnold, Malcolm

  4 English Dances, Set 1, Op. 27: No. 1. Andantino
19.   4 English Dances, Set 1, Op. 27: No. 1. Andantino 00:02:51

Maxwell Davies, Peter

  Naxos Quartet No. 2: III. Allegro
20.   Naxos Quartet No. 2: III. Allegro 00:04:45

Tavener, John

  As one who has slept
21.   As one who has slept 00:04:18

Weir, Judith

  Piano Concerto: II. The Sweet Primeroses
22.   Piano Concerto: II. The Sweet Primeroses 00:04:31

Matthews, Colin

  Pluto, the Renewer
23.   Pluto, the Renewer 00:07:01

Total Playing Time: 02:34:46






Composer(s):
Matthews, Colin

Conductor(s):
Lloyd-Jones, David

Orchestra(s):
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Choir(s):
Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus, Female members

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Concertos; Instrumental; Opera; Orchestral; Vocal; Vocal Ensemble

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Contemporary; Medieval; Renaissance; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558193-94

Barcode: 636943819326

Physical Release: 09/2006

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