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Alwyn: Elizabethan Dances; Oboe Concerto ()

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composed by William Alwyn

A proper title for this fifth disc in Naxos' series of recordings of the complete orchestral works of English composer William Alwyn might be "The Lighter Alwyn." With the boisterous Elizabethan Dances, the lyrical The Innumerable Dance, the nostalgic Concerto for oboe, harp, and strings, the evanescent Aphrodite in Aulis, the enchanting symphonic prelude from The Magic Island, and the bumptious Festival March, this volume features Alwyn at his most engaging, most endearing, and most accessible. As in their earlier coupling ...

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  1. Elizabethan Dances, for orchestra
  2. The Innumerable Dance, an English overture for orchestra
  3. Concerto for oboe, harp & strings
  4. Aphrodite in Aulis, an eclogue for small orchestra (after George Moore)
  5. Magic Island, symphonic prelude for orchestra
  6. Festival March for orchestra
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