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Sir Thomas Beecham conducts English Music

John Cameron (baritone), Maureen Forrester (contralto), David McCallum (violin), Freda Hart (soprano), Leslie Jones (tenor), Dennis Dowling (Manz), Frederick Sharp (Marti), Margaret Ritchie (Sali - as a child), René Soames (Sali), Dorothy Bond (Vreli - as a child), Lorely Dyer (Vreli), Gordon Clinton...

Beecham's English Collection is unmissable...[Song of the High Hills is] one of the first recordings made by Beecham's new postwar orchestra, and they already play as though they adore him More…

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Contents

Delius: Over the hills and far away

Work length13:04
Album only
Album only
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1957-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 2 April 1957, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Delius: Sleigh Ride

Work length5:34
$1.30
$1.70
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-11-07
  • Recording Venue: 5,7 November 1956/No.1 studio, Abbey Road

Delius: Brigg Fair

Work length15:46
$29.90
$39.10
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1957-04-02
  • Recording Venue: 31 Oct 1956/2 Apr 1957/No.1 studio, Abbey Road

Introduction (Slow. Pastoral)

Track length1:52
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I. Theme (with easy movement)

Track length0:28
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Variation 1

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Variation 2

Track length0:18
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Variation 3

Track length0:20
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Variation 4

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Variation 5

Track length0:17
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Variation 6

Track length0:36
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II. Interlude (Slow and very quietly)

Track length3:06
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III. Variation 7 (Rather quicker but not hurried)

Track length0:21
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Variation 8

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Variation 9 (With easy movement)

Track length0:23
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Variation 10

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Variation 11 (Slow. With solemnity)

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Variation 12 (Maestoso)

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Transition

Track length1:04
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IV. Variation 13 (Gaily)

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Variation 14

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Variation 15

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Variation 16

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Transition (Rather quicker)

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Variation 17 (Rather slower. Very broadly)

Track length1:01
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Coda (Very quietly)

Track length1:15
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Delius: Florida Suite: Dance

Work length10:29
Album only
Album only
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-12-04
  • Recording Venue: 10,19,21-22 November & 4 December 1956, No. 1 studio, Abbey Road

 Excerpt, Delius: Florida Suite

Work length24:45
$3.90
$5.10
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 10, 19, 21 & 22 Nov and 4 Dec 1956, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

II. By the River (Andantino)

Track length7:16
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III. Sunset (Moderato) - Danza (Allegretto)

Track length9:49
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IV. At Night (Andante moderato)

Track length7:40
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Delius: Marche Caprice

Work length4:00
$1.30
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  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-10-31
  • Recording Venue: 31 October 1956: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road

Delius: Dance Rhapsody No. 2

Work length7:47
$1.30
$1.70
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-11-07
  • Recording Venue: 5,7 Nov 1956/No.1 studio, Abbey Road

Delius: Summer Evening

Work length6:28
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  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-10-31
  • Recording Venue: 31st October 1956: No.1 Studio, Abbey Road

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Work length7:04
$1.30
$1.70
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-10-31
  • Recording Venue: 31st October 1956: No.1 Studio, Abbey Road

Delius: Summer night on the river

Work length6:42
$1.30
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  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1957-03-28
  • Recording Venue: 28 March 1957: No.1 Studio, Abbey Road London

Delius: A Song before sunrise

Work length6:12
$1.30
$1.70
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-11-07
  • Recording Venue: 5,7 November 1956/No.1 studio, Abbey Road

Delius: Fennimore and Gerda: Intermezzo

Work length5:17
$1.30
$1.70
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-11-07
  • Recording Venue: 5,7 November 1956/No.1 studio, Abbey Road

Delius: Irmelin Prelude

Work length5:07
$1.30
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  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1956-10-31
  • Recording Venue: 31st October 1956: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road

Delius: Songs of Sunset

Work length29:31
$10.40
$13.60
  • John Cameron (bass-baritone), Maureen Forrester (mezzo-soprano)
  • Beecham Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1957-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 1 April 1957, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

A song of the setting sun! (Quietly)

Track length2:59
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Cease smiling, dear! (With easy movement).

Track length4:37
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Pale amber sunlight falls (Slow).

Track length4:33
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Exceeding sorrow consumeth my sad heart! (Con tristezza. Not too slow).

Track length3:23
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By the sad waters of separation (With quiet movement).

Track length3:55
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See how the trees and the osiers lithe (Freshly).

Track length3:23
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I was not sorrowful (Very quietly but not too slow)

Track length4:06
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They are not long, the weeping and the laughter (Quietly).

Track length2:35
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Delius: A Dance Rhapsody No. 1 (1992 Digital Remaster)

Work length12:07
$6.50
$8.50
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1992-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 19 October 1952: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road

Lento -

Track length1:39
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Comodo -

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Vivo -

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Più lento tranquillo -

Track length3:13
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Molto adagio

Track length3:12
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Delius: Violin Concerto (1992 Digital Remaster)

Work length23:32
$3.90
$5.10
  • Jean Pougnet (violin)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1992-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 31 October and 1 November 1946: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road

With moderate tempo -

Track length5:21
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Slower -

Track length8:51
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Tempo I - Allegretto - Più moderato

Track length9:20
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Delius: A Song of the High Hills

Work length24:37
$5.20
$6.80
  • Leslie Jones (vocals), Freda Hart (soprano)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Luton Choral Society
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1992-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 22 November 1946: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road

With quiet easy movement - Tranquillo -

Track length8:32
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Very slow (The wide, far distance - The great solitude) - Slow and solemnly -

Track length3:51
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In tempo -

Track length2:44
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Very quietly - Tempo I

Track length9:30
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Delius: On the mountains

Work length12:19
Album only
Album only
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1992-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 26 November 1946: No.1 Studio, Abbey Road

Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet (1992 Digital Remaster)

Work length1:41:27
Album only
Album only
  • Gordon Clinton (bass-baritone), René Soames (tenor), Philip Hattey (bass-baritone), Frederick Sharp (bass-baritone), Lloyd Strauss-Smith (vocals), Denis Dowling (bass-baritone), Donald Munro (bass-baritone), Marjorie Avis (soprano), Marion Davies (soprano), Margaret Ritchie (soprano), Gwladys Garside (mezzo-soprano), Dorothy Bond (soprano), Lorely Dyer (soprano)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1992-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 1,3,4,6,7 & 21 May and 3 & 20 July 1948: No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

SCENE 1 - September. A piece of land on a hill

Track length16:24
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Album only

SCENE 2 - Six years later. Outside Marti's house

Track length9:40
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SCENE 3 - The Wildland

Track length12:35
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Album only

SCENE 4 - Interior of Mart's house (part 1)

Track length13:25
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Album only

The dream of Sali and Vrenchen (Wedding Scene)

Track length11:19
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Album only

SCENE 5 - The Fair

Track length8:10
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Track length8:38
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SCENE 6 - The Paradise Garden

Track length21:16
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Delius: Sea Drift

Work length22:45
$10.40
$13.60
  • Gordon Clinton (bass-baritone)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1992-12-31

Once Paumanok -

Track length3:15
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Shine! shine! shine! -

Track length1:19
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Till of a sudden -

Track length2:20
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Blow! blow! blow!

Track length2:03
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Yes my brother I know -

Track length3:18
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O rising stars! -

Track length1:40
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O reckless despairing carols -

Track length5:57
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O past! O happy life

Track length2:53
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German: Gipsy Suite - Four Characteristic Dances

Work length15:56
$5.20
$6.80
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Recorded: 1956-10-19
  • Recording Venue: 19 October 1956. No.1, Abbey Road Studios, London

Valse Mélancolique (Lonely Life)

Track length4:35
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Allegro di molto (The Dance)

Track length2:35
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Menuetto (Love Duet)

Track length4:25
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Tarantella (The Revel)

Track length4:21
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Bantock: Fifine at the Fair - A Defence of Inconstancy

Work length32:59
Album only
Album only
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1949-10-01
  • Recording Venue: 20, 27 June, 8 July (clarinet cadenza) & 1 October 1949 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Part 1 (clarinet: Jack Brymer)

Track length17:08
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Album only

Part 2

Track length15:51
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Album only

Bax: The Garden of Fand - tone poem

Work length16:46
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Album only
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1947-12-15
  • Recording Venue: 14 & 15 December 1947 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Tyrwhitt-Wilson: The Triumph of Neptune - Ballet Suite (excerpts) (1937 Digital Remaster)

Work length14:07
$9.10
$11.90
  • Robert Alva (bass-baritone)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 1937-12-20
  • Recording Venue: 20 December 1947 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Schottische

Track length2:09
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Hornpipe

Track length1:32
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Polka (The Sailor's Return)

Track length2:40
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Harlequinade

Track length1:14
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Dance of the Fairy Princess

Track length2:04
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Sunday morning (Intermezzo)

Track length1:53
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Apotheosis of Neptune

Track length2:35
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