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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.   Play with flash player Thomas gemma Cantuarie - Thomas cessum in Doveria 00:02:11
  Ave Maria
2.   Play with flash player Ave Maria 00:02:45

Dunstable, John

  Veni Sancte Spiritus - Veni Creator, JD 32
3.   Play with flash player Veni Sancte Spiritus - Veni Creator, JD 32 00:06:55

Carver, Robert

  Missa Dum sacrum mysterium: Sanctus (beginning)
4.   Play with flash player Missa Dum sacrum mysterium: Sanctus (beginning) 00:02:52

Cornysh (II), William

  Ah Robin, gentle Robin
5.   Play with flash player Ah Robin, gentle Robin 00:02:15

Taverner, John
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Missa Gloria tibi trinitas: Benedictus
6.   Play with flash player Missa Gloria tibi trinitas: Benedictus 00:02:56

Tallis, Thomas

  Salvator mundi
7.   Play with flash player Salvator mundi 00:03:53

Byrd, William

  Ye sacred Muses
8.   Play with flash player Ye sacred Muses 00:03:46

Weelkes, Thomas

  As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
9.   Play with flash player As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending 00:03:46

Bull, John

  Pavan St Thomas Wake!
10.   Play with flash player Pavan St Thomas Wake! 00:02:30

Dowland, John

  In darkness let me dwell
11.   Play with flash player In darkness let me dwell 00:03:35

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

  Hosanna to the Son of David
12.   Play with flash player Hosanna to the Son of David 00:02:50

Tomkins, Thomas

  Above the stars my Saviour dwells
13.   Play with flash player Above the stars my Saviour dwells 00:03:50

Lawes, William

  Consort Set a 5 in A Minor: Fantazy II
14.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Overture 00:01:54
16.   Play with flash player Act I: Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda, Chorus) 00:01:04
17.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player I. Andante 00:01:43
19.   Play with flash player II. Allegro assai 00:01:51

Boyce, William

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

Field, John

  Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor
21.   Play with flash player Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor 00:03:09

Bennett, William Sterndale

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

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

  Wash me throughly
23.   Play with flash player Wash me throughly 00:04:04

Sullivan, Arthur

  The Yeoman of the Guard: Overture
24.   Play with flash player The Yeoman of the Guard: Overture 00:05:23


Disc 2

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

  I was glad
1.   Play with flash player I was glad 00:04:45

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

  8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3: The blue bird
2.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 2 in E - Flat Major, Op. 63: III. Rondo: Presto 00:08:09

Delius, Frederick

  A Song before Sunrise
4.   Play with flash player A Song before Sunrise 00:05:23

Bax, Arnold

  Country-Tune
5.   Play with flash player Country - Tune 00:02:14

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  Job, Scene VIII: Galliard of the Sons of the Morning, Altar Dance and Heavenly Pavane
6.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player The Planets, Op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician 00:06:07

Walton, William

  Violin Concerto in B Minor: II. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana
8.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player VI. Proud Songsters 00:01:07
10.   Play with flash player VII. At the Railway Station, Upway 00:02:39
11.   Play with flash player VIII. Before Life and After 00:02:54

Tippett, Michael
Tippett, Michael, lyricist(s)

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

Arnold, Malcolm

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

Maxwell Davies, Peter

  Naxos Quartet No. 2: III. Allegro
20.   Play with flash player Naxos Quartet No. 2: III. Allegro 00:04:45

Tavener, John

  As one who has slept
21.   Play with flash player As one who has slept 00:04:18

Weir, Judith

  Piano Concerto: II. The Sweet Primeroses
22.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto: II. The Sweet Primeroses 00:04:31

Matthews, Colin

  Pluto, the Renewer
23.   Play with flash player Pluto, the Renewer 00:07:01

Total Playing Time: 02:34:46






Composer(s):
Arnold, Malcolm; Avison, Charles; Bax, Arnold; Bennett, William Sterndale; Boyce, William; Britten, Benjamin; Bull, John; Byrd, William; Carver, Robert; Cornysh (II), William; Delius, Frederick; Dowland, John; Dunstable, John; Elgar, Edward; Field, John; Gibbons, Orlando; Holst, Gustav; Lawes, William; Matthews, Colin; Maxwell Davies, Peter; Parry, Hubert; Purcell, Henry; Stanford, Charles Villiers; Sullivan, Arthur; Tallis, Thomas; Tavener, John; Taverner, John; Tippett, Michael; Tomkins, Thomas; Vaughan Williams, Ralph; Walton, William; Weelkes, Thomas; Weir, Judith; Wesley, Samuel Sebastian

Lyricist(s):
Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Coleridge, Mary; Hardy, Thomas; Mass Text; Tate, Nahum; Tippett, Michael

Conductor(s):
Beznosiuk, Pavlo; Christophers, Harry; Daniel, Paul; Downes, Edward; Lloyd-Jones, David; Mallon, Kevin; Penny, Andrew; Pitts, Antony; Robinson, Christopher; Stokes, Christopher; Summerly, Jeremy; Tavener, Alan; Tippett, Michael

Orchestra(s):
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; English Northern Philharmonia; Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Aradia Ensemble; Avison Ensemble; Maggini Quartet; Rose Consort of Viols, The; Scholars Baroque Ensemble; Schubert Ensemble

Choir(s):
Cappella Nova; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; Manchester Cathedral Choir; Orlando Consort; Oxford Camerata; Red Byrd; Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus, Female members; St. John's College Choir, Cambridge; Tonus Peregrinus

Artist(s):
Amps, Kym; Bedford, Steuart; Cheek, John; Crookes, Anna; Frith, Benjamin; Garrison, Jon; Gray, Emily; Howard, William; Kang, Dong-Suk; King, Catherine; Lane, Carys-Anne; Langridge, Philip; Linell, Dorothy; Makinson, Jeffrey; Payne, Joseph; Prunyi, Ilona; Rickards, Steven; Roberts, Timothy; Robinson, Faye; Walker, Sarah; Wass, Ashley

Label: Naxos Educational

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

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

Catalogue No: 8.558193-94

Barcode: 636943819326

Release Date: 09/2006

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