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 Offer,Vernon Handley: Champion of British Music

David Nolan (violin), Nigel Kennedy (violin), Piers Lane (piano), Tasmin Little (violin), Diana Cummings (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Vernon Handley

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Contents

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

14:58
  • Vernon Handley
  • David Nolan (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1985-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 24 & 25 June 1985, St Augustine's, Kilburn

Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

54:06
  • Vernon Handley
  • Nigel Kennedy (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra (lead vocals)
  • Recorded: 1984-03-22
  • Recording Venue: 21 & 22 March 1984, Watford Town Hall

I. Allegro

19:04

II. Andante

13:25

III. Allegro molto - Cadenza (accompagnata: Lento) - Allegro molto (Tempo I)

21:37

Bliss: Overture 'Edinburgh'

10:05
  • Vernon Handley
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (lead vocals)
  • Recorded: 1979-08-29
  • Recording Venue: 28 & 29 August 1979, Great Hall, University of Birmingham

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

14:48
  • Vernon Handley
  • Malcolm Stewart (orchestra leader), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (lead vocals), Malcolm Stewart (leader)
  • Recorded: 1990-12-01
  • Recording Venue: 30 November & 1 December 1990, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Walton: Variations on a Theme by Hindemith

23:26
  • Vernon Handley
  • Brendan O'Brien (orchestra leader), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (lead vocals), Brendan O'Brien (leader)
  • Recorded: 1988-05-12
  • Recording Venue: 11 & 12 May 1988, Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre, Dorset

Tema (Andante con moto)

1:52

I. Vivace

1:53

II. Allegramente

1:46
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III. Larghetto

2:06

IV. Moto perpetuo (con slancio)

0:47

V. Andante con moto

2:55

VI. Scherzando

1:16

VII. Lento molto

3:38

VIII. Vivacissimo

0:44

IX. Maestoso

0:38

Finale (Allegro molto)

5:51
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Tippett: Concerto for double string orchestra (1974 Digital Remaster)

24:34
  • Vernon Handley
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1973-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 3 & 4 December 1973, Barking Town Hall [not Croydon]

I. Allegro con brio

6:16

II. Adagio cantabile

10:23

III. Allegro molto

7:55

Finzi: Eclogue, Op. 10

10:17
  • Vernon Handley
  • Malcolm Stewart (orchestra leader), Piers Lane (piano), Malcolm Stewart (leader), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (lead vocals)
  • Recorded: 1994-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 26 & 27 July 1994, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

5:49
  • Vernon Handley
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1979-10-31
  • Recording Venue: 10 & 11 October 1977, Henry Wood Hall, Southwark

Delius: Summer night on the river

6:31
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Vernon Handley
  • Recorded: 1977-10-31
  • Recording Venue: 10 & 11 October 1977, Henry Wood Hall, Southwark

Delius: Brigg Fair

16:44
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Vernon Handley
  • Recorded: 1981-09-30
  • Recording Venue: September 1981, Free Trade Hall, Manchester
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 'A London Symphony'

44:43
  • Vernon Handley
  • Diana Cummings (orchestra leader), Diana Cummings (leader), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (lead vocals)
  • Recorded: 1992-03-04
  • Recording Venue: 3 & 4 March 1992, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

I. Lento - Allegro risoluto (molto pesante)

13:44

II. Lento

10:49

III. Scherzo (Nocturne): Allegro vivace

7:35

IV. Andante con moto - Maestoso alla marcia (quasi lento) - Allegro - Maestoso alla marcia (alla I) - Epilogue (Andante sostenuto)

12:35

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

25:39
  • Vernon Handley
  • Malcolm Stewart (orchestra leader), Tasmin Little (violin), Malcolm Stewart (leader), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (lead vocals)
  • Recorded: 1989-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 30 June & 1 July 1989, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) -

8:51

II. Adagio

9:09

III. Finale (Allegro energico)

7:39

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

32:44
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Vernon Handley
  • Tasmin Little (violin)
  • Recorded: 1991-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 15-17 September 1991, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

I. Allegro moderato

16:07

II. Adagio di molto

9:04

III. Allegro, ma non tanto

7:33

Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50

5:31
  • Vernon Handley
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1974-11-12
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4 & 12 November 1974, Barking Town Hall

Fauré: Masques et bergamasques Op. 112 (2002 Digital Remaster)

14:16
  • Vernon Handley
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1974-11-12
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4 & 12 November 1974, Barking Town Hall

I. Ouverture

3:46

II. Menuet

2:30

III. Gavotte

3:08

IV. Pastorale

4:52

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet - Fantasy overture, Op. 67

18:25
  • Vernon Handley
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (featured vocalist)
  • Recorded: 1974-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 3, 4 & 12 November 1974, Barking Town Hall

Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain

10:57
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Vernon Handley
  • Recorded: 1988-01-01
  • Recording Venue: January 1988, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Rimsky Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

15:36
  • Vernon Handley
  • Hallé Orchestra (lead vocals)
  • Recorded: 1988-01-01
  • Recording Venue: January 1988, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

I. Alborada (Vivo e strepitoso) -

1:15

II. Variazioni (Andante con moto) -

4:23

III. Alborada (Vivo e strepitoso) -

1:17

IV. Scena e canto gitano (Allegretto) -

5:17

V. Fandango asturiano

3:24

Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

6:22
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Vernon Handley
  • Recorded: 1988-01-01
  • Recording Venue: January 1988, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Borodin: Prince Igor Overture

10:59
  • Vernon Handley
  • Hallé Orchestra (lead vocals)
  • Recorded: 1988-01-01
  • Recording Venue: January 1988, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Rimsky Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

14:49
  • Vernon Handley
  • Hallé Orchestra (lead vocals)
  • Recorded: 1988-01-01
  • Recording Venue: January 1988, Free Trade Hall, Manchester
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