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William Alwyn: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5; Lyra Angelica (Harp Concerto) ()

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composed by William Alwyn

To commemorate William Alwyn's centenary in 2005, Naxos began its series of his complete symphonies and other orchestral works with recordings of the single-movement Symphony No. 5, "Hydriotaphia"; the Concerto for harp and orchestra, "Lyra Angelica"; and the two-movement Symphony No. 2. This composer is most famous for his scores for numerous British films from the 1930s through the 1950s, but his concert music was actively supported by Sir John Barbirolli, and his reputation as a symphonist and opera composer was firmly ...

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