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About this Recording
MAESTRO’S MUSINGS – Jeremy Siepmann talks to the British conductor Andrew Penny
Queen of the Cello – Maria Kliegel Interviewed by Jeremy Siepmann
A Healing Touch – John Rutter Interviewed by Jeremy Siepmann
Embracing the World
– David Lloyd-Jones talks to Jeremy Siepmann

BEST OF BRITISH

A selection of stirring music from the best of British composers, performed by the elite of British artists. CD 1 features powerful and rousing classics, while CD 2 boasts some of the most serene and beautiful music ever written.



Disc 1

Elgar, Edward

  Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 9 (Nimrod)
1.   Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 9 (Nimrod) 00:03:29

Walton, William

  Crown Imperial
2.   Crown Imperial 00:06:45

Bridge, Frank

  2 Poems: No. 2. Allegro con brio
3.   2 Poems: No. 2. Allegro con brio 00:04:09

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  Sea Songs
4.   Sea Songs 00:03:51

Rubbra, Edmund

  Violin Concerto, Op. 103: III. Allegro giocoso
5.   Violin Concerto, Op. 103: III. Allegro giocoso 00:05:12

Stanford, Charles Villiers

  Communion Service in C Major, Op. 115: Gloria
6.   Communion Service in C Major, Op. 115: Gloria 00:03:19

Arnold, Malcolm

  4 Scottish Dances, Op. 59 (excerpts)
7.   No. 1. Pesante 00:02:08
8.   No. 2. Vivace 00:02:09

Elgar, Edward
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Psalm 29, Op. 74, "Give unto the Lord"
9.   Psalm 29, Op. 74, "Give unto the Lord" 00:07:52

Britten, Benjamin

  4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: No. 2. Sunday Morning
10.   4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: No. 2. Sunday Morning 00:03:59

Walton, William

  Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
11.   Spitfire Prelude and Fugue 00:07:48

Holst, Gustav

  The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
12.   The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity 00:08:00

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

  I was glad when they said unto me (Psalm 122), Op. 51
13.   I was glad when they said unto me (Psalm 122), Op. 51 00:04:49

Elgar, Edward

  Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 14 (E.D.U.): Finale
14.   Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 14 (E.D.U.): Finale 00:04:38


Disc 2

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  The Lark Ascending
1.   The Lark Ascending 00:15:03

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

  8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3: The blue bird
2.   8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3: The blue bird 00:03:49

Elgar, Edward

  Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: III. Adagio
3.   Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: III. Adagio 00:05:08

Bax, Arnold

  Summer Music
4.   Summer Music 00:09:03

Ireland, John

  4 Preludes: No. 3. The Holy Boy (arr. string quartet)
5.   4 Preludes: No. 3. The Holy Boy (arr. string quartet) 00:03:18

Stainer, John
Sparrow-Simpson, John, lyricist(s)

  The Crucifixion: God so loved the world
6.   The Crucifixion: God so loved the world 00:03:34

Finzi, Gerald

  Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31: I. Allegro vigoroso
7.   Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31: I. Allegro vigoroso 00:07:53

Elgar, Edward

  Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20: I. Allegro piacevole
8.   Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20: I. Allegro piacevole 00:03:17

Rutter, John
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Requiem: The Lord is my shepherd
9.   Requiem: The Lord is my shepherd 00:05:03

Tavener, John
Blake, William, lyricist(s)

  The Lamb
10.   The Lamb 00:03:52

Harty, Hamilton

  Piano Concerto in B Minor: II. Tranquillo e calmo
11.   Piano Concerto in B Minor: II. Tranquillo e calmo 00:08:57

Delius, Frederick

  2 Pieces for Small Orchestra: No. 1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
12.   2 Pieces for Small Orchestra: No. 1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 00:05:53

Total Playing Time: 02:22:58






Composer(s):
Arnold, Malcolm; Bax, Arnold; Bridge, Frank; Britten, Benjamin; Delius, Frederick; Elgar, Edward; Finzi, Gerald; Harty, Hamilton; Holst, Gustav; Ireland, John; Parry, Hubert; Rubbra, Edmund; Rutter, John; Stainer, John; Stanford, Charles Villiers; Tavener, John; Vaughan Williams, Ralph; Walton, William

Lyricist(s):
Bible - Old Testament; Blake, William; Coleridge, Mary; Mass Text; Sparrow-Simpson, John

Conductor(s):
Bedford, Steuart; Brown, Timothy; Daniel, Paul; Griffiths, Howard; Halasz, Michael; Hurst, George; Judd, James; Leaper, Adrian; Lloyd-Jones, David; Murphy, Paul; Penny, Andrew; Robinson, Christopher; Summerly, Jeremy; Yuasa, Takuo

Orchestra(s):
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; City of London Sinfonia; English Northern Philharmonia; London Symphony Orchestra; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia; Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Maggini Quartet

Choir(s):
Clare College Choir, Cambridge; Leeds Festival Chorus; Oxford Camerata; St. John's College Choir, Cambridge

Artist(s):
Donohoe, Peter; Greed, David; Kliegel, Maria; Lane, Carys-Anne; Osostowicz, Krysia; Plane, Robert; Vaughn, Jonathan; Whitton, Christopher

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570573-74

Barcode: 0747313057375

Distribution Note(s):

CD only available in the UK


Physical Release: 07/2007

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