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British Tone Poems, Vol. 1 ()

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composed by Frederic Austin, Granville Bantock, Henry Balfour Gardiner, Ivor Gurney, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Alwyn

The music on the program of this Chandos release is not terribly often programmed, even in Britain, and the title British Tone Poems, Vol. 1, is not one to stir the soul. The six pieces on the program all share the pastoral mood that inspired a British serialist to make light of the Cowpat School. Yet adjust yourself to the rather narrow horizons of this music, and you'll find some gems. Consider the opening Spring, by the almost-forgotten Frederic Austin (who, among other accomplishments, put The Twelve Days of Christmas ...

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  1. Symphonic Rhapsody ("Spring")
  2. Blackdown, a tone poem from the Surrey Hills, for orchestra
  3. The Witch of Atlas (Tone Poem for Orchestra, No. 5)
  4. A Gloucestershire Rhapsody, for orchestra
  5. A Berkshire Idyll, for chamber orchestra
  6. The Solent, impression for orchestra
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British Tone Poems, Vol. 1
2017, Chandos

UPC: 095115193921

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