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Alwyn: Orchestral Music ()

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composed by William Alwyn

Presenting a rich and diverse sampling of the orchestral works of William Alwyn, this 2008 Naxos disc with David Lloyd-Jones leading the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra provides an excellent introduction to his oeuvre. It opens with Alwyn's sharp-edged Overture to a Masque with its Stravinskyesque sonorities, moves through the neo-classical Concerto Grosso No. 1 with its Vaughan Williams-suffused central Adagio con moto, then through the warmly bucolic Pastoral Fantasia, the coolly Impressionistic Five Preludes, the ...

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  1. Overture to a Masque for orchestra
  2. Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B flat major
  3. Pastoral Fantasia, for viola & strings
  4. Preludes (5), for orchestra
  5. Tragic Interlude for 2 horns, timpani & strings
  6. Autumn Legend, for English horn & orchestra
  7. Suite of Scottish Dances
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