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British Tone Poems, Vol. 2 ()

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composed by Arthur Bliss, Dorothy Howell, Eric Fogg, Eugene Goossens, Frederic H. Cowen, John Foulds, Patrick Hadley, Ralph Vaughan Williams

The first volume of what Chandos is calling "British Tone Poems" from the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Rumon Gamba was a success, and audiences have eagerly awaited more of the same. This second volume does not disappoint in the least, with a collection of almost completely obscure works. Two, Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen's RÍverie and Patrick Hadley's Kinder Scout, are world recorded premieres, and even those by "name" composers, like Vaughan Williams' early Harnham Down, aren't often played. That work is subtitled ...

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  1. April - England, version for orchestra (Impressions of Time and Place No. 1), Op. 48/1
  2. Merok, for orchestra
  3. By the Tarn, for string quartet (or string orchestra), Op. 15/1
  4. Harnham Down, impression for orchestra
  5. Lamia, tone poem for orchestra
  6. RÍverie, for orchestra
  7. Kinder Scout, sketch for orchestra: Quarter Note = 60 - Eighth Note = 60 - Quarter Note = 60 - Eighth Note = 90
  8. Melťe Fantasque, for orchestra, Op. 22, F. 199
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British Tone Poems, Vol. 2
2019, Chandos

UPC: 095115198124

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