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Best of British

A 2-CD Set of Stirring Music by the Best of British Composers

Maria Kliegel, Maggini Quartet, Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones, Choir of St. John's College Cambridge, Christopher Robinson, London Symphony Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

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Contents

 Excerpt, Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36

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  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • George Hurst
  • Recorded: 7-8 September 1995
  • Recording Venue: Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre, England

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

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Walton: Crown Imperial

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  • English Northern Philharmonia
  • Paul Daniel
  • Recorded: 7 July, 25 October 1996
  • Recording Venue: Leeds Town Hall, UK

Bridge: 2 Poems: No. 2. Allegro con brio

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  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • James Judd
  • Recorded: 8-9 November 2003
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, UK

Vaughan Williams: Sea Songs

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  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Paul Murphy
  • Recorded: 19 April 2006
  • Recording Venue: Angel Studios, London, UK

 Excerpt, Rubbra: Violin Concerto, Op. 103

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  • Krysia Osostowicz (violin)
  • Ulster Orchestra
  • Takuo Yuasa
  • Recorded: 25-26 May 2004
  • Recording Venue: Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Violin Concerto, Op. 103: III. Allegro giocoso

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Stanford: Communion Service in C major, Op. 115: Gloria

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  • Christopher Whitton (organ)
  • Choir of St John's College Cambridge
  • Christopher Robinson
  • Recorded: 12-13 July 2002
  • Recording Venue: St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge

 Excerpt, Arnold: Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59

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  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Andrew Penny
  • Recorded: 11-15 December 1995
  • Recording Venue: Queensland, New Zealand

No. 1. Pesante

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No. 2. Vivace

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Elgar: Give unto the Lord (Psalm XXIX), Op. 74

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  • Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
  • Choir of St John's College Cambridge
  • Christopher Robinson
  • Recorded: 9-10 July 2002
  • Recording Venue: St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, UK

 Excerpt, Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a

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  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Steuart Bedford
  • Recorded: Abbey Studio 1, London, UK
  • Recording Venue: 15-17 July 1989

4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: No. 2. Sunday Morning

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Walton: Spitfire Prelude & Fugue

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  • English Northern Philharmonia
  • Paul Daniel
  • Recorded: 3 May, 24-25 October 1996
  • Recording Venue: Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

 Excerpt, Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

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  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • David Lloyd-Jones
  • Recorded: 17-18 February 2001
  • Recording Venue: City Halls, Glasgow, UK

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

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Parry: I was glad

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  • Leeds Festival Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia
  • Paul Daniel
  • Recorded: 7 July and 25 October 1996
  • Recording Venue: Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK

I was glad when they said unto me (Psalm 122), Op. 51

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 Excerpt, Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36

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  • Recorded: 7-8 September 1995
  • Recording Venue: Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre, UK

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

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Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

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  • David Greed (violin)
  • English Northern Philharmonia
  • David Lloyd-Jones

Stanford: Part-songs (8), Op. 119

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  • Carys-Anne Lane (soprano)
  • Oxford Camerata
  • Jeremy Summerly
  • Recorded: 21-22 March 1994
  • Recording Venue: Chapel of Hertford College, Oxford, UK

8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3: The blue bird

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 Excerpt, Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

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  • Maria Kliegel (cello)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Michael Halász
  • Recorded: 8-10 November 1991
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London, UK

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: III. Adagio

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Bax: Summer Music

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  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • David Lloyd-Jones
  • Recorded: 3-4 August 2002
  • Recording Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, UK

Ireland: 4 Preludes: No. 3. The Holy Boy (version for string quartet)

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  • Maggini Quartet
  • Recorded: 21-23 January 2004
  • Recording Venue: Potton Hall, Suffolk, UK

4 Preludes: No. 3. The Holy Boy (arr. string quartet)

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 Excerpt, Stainer: The Crucifixion

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  • Choir of Clare College Cambridge
  • Timothy Brown
  • Recorded: 21-22 June 2004
  • Recording Venue: Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, Surrey, UK

The Crucifixion: God so loved the world

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 Excerpt, Finzi: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31

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  • Robert Plane (clarinet)
  • Northern Sinfonia
  • Howard Griffiths

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31: I. Allegro vigoroso

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 Excerpt, Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

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  • Cappella Istropolitana
  • Adrian Leaper
  • Recorded: 12-16 April, 17-19 September 1989
  • Recording Venue: Moyzes Hall, Bratislava

Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20: I. Allegro piacevole

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 Excerpt, Rutter: Requiem

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  • Choir of Clare College Cambridge, City of London Sinfonia
  • Timothy Brown
  • Recorded: July 2002
  • Recording Venue: Douai Abbey, Berkshire, UK

Requiem: The Lord is my shepherd

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Tavener: The Lamb

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  • Choir of St John's College Cambridge
  • Christopher Robinson
  • Recorded: 11-13 July 2000
  • Recording Venue: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, UK

Harty: Piano Concerto in B minor

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  • Peter Donohoe (piano)
  • Ulster Orchestra
  • Takuo Yuasa
  • Recorded: 21-22 February 2005
  • Recording Venue: Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK

Piano Concerto in B minor: II. Tranquillo e calmo

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 Excerpt, Delius: Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra

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  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • David Lloyd-Jones
  • Recorded: 20-21 August 2002
  • Recording Venue: Royal Glasgow Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK

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

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