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Thomas Ades (1971-)

America: A Prophecy
Songs & choral works

Review by Gary Higginson

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings, Op.20 (1949)
Oboe Concerto Op.39 (1952)
Concerto for Flute and Strings, Op.45 (1954)
Concerto No.2 for Horn and Strings, Op.58 (1956)
Concerto No.2 for Flute and Orchestra, Op.111 (1972)
Trumpet Concerto (1982)
rec. 1979-84

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Rob Barnett

Arnold conducts Arnold
Symphony 1 (1949), Solitaire (1956)
Concerto for 2 Pianos (3 hands), Op.104 (1969)
Tam O'Shanter (1955), English Dances 3 & 5 (1950)
Beckus the Dandipratt (1944), Symphony 2 (1953)
Overture: Peterloo (1967) Symphony 5 (1961)
rec. 1955-79

Reviews by John Quinn and Rob Barnett

The Sound Barrier, Op. 38 (1952)
Eight English Dances, Opp. 27 and 33 (1951)
Homage to the Queen, Op. 42 (1953)
Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59
rec. 1953-57

Review by Rob Barnett

Arnold Bax (1883-1953)

Mater Ora Filium
I sing of a maiden that is makeless
This Worldes Joie

Review by Rob Barnett

Michael Berkeley (b. 1948)

Or Shall We Die? (1983)
rec. 1984

Review by Rob Barnett

Arthur Bliss (1891-1975)

Ceremonial Prelude (1965)
Welcome the Queen (1954)
A Song of Welcome (1954)
Miracle in the Gorbals - suite (1944)
Music for Strings (1935)
rec. 1954-65

Review by Rob Barnett

Morning Heroes (1930)
rec. 1974

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Ewan McCormick

A Colour Symphony (1922), Things to Come (1935)
Cello Concerto (1970), Adam Zero (1946)
Discourse for Orchestra (1957 rev. 1965)
Concerto for two pianos (1921, rev. 1924-68)
Christopher Columbus (1949)
rec. 1970-79

Review by Rob Barnett

Frank Bridge (1879-1941)

Oration Concerto Elegiaco (1930)
rec. 1987

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Derek Warby

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Spring symphony, Grimes interludes, Cello sonata, Ovid metamorphoses,
Elegy, Suite, Violin concerto

Review by Rob Barnett

War Requiem (1961)
rec. 1983

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Ewan McCormick

Cello Symphony op. 68 (1963)
rec. 1987

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Derek Warby

George Butterworth (1885-1916)

The Banks of Green Willow
rec. 1976

Review by Dominy Clements





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