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Simon Heffer presents music from the British Isles including pieces by Patrick Hadley, Alan Rawsthorne, Britten, Bax, Holst, Delius, Hamish MacCunn, Ivor Gurney and Lambert.

The second of four programmes in which journalist Simon Heffer makes a personal selection of music from the British Isles, including works by familiar composers as well as some attractive pieces by less well-known names.

This programme features Patrick Hadley's complete symphonic ballad "The trees so high" as well as piano music by Alan Rawsthorne, orchestral works by Britten, Bax, Holst, Delius and Hamish MacCunn, some songs by Ivor Gurney, chamber music by Rebecca Clarke and ending with Constant Lamberts ballet score "Prize Fight".

2 hours

Music Played

  • Arnold Bax

    Rogue's Comedy overture

    Conductor: Vernon HANDLEY Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-10122(5).
  • Gustav Holst

    Hammersmith Prelude and Scherzo Op.52 vers. for orchestra

    Conductor: Adrian BOULT Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • LYRITA.
    • SRCD 2-22.
  • Frederick Delius

    A Late lark RT.3.6 for tenor and small orchestra [words: W E Henley]

    Conductor: Eric FENBY Performer: Anthony ROLFE JOHNSON - Tenor Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • UKCD-2072.
  • Alan Rawsthorne

    4 Bagatelles for piano

    Performer: Stephen HOUGH - Piano

    • CDA-67267.
  • Hamish MacCunn

    The Ship o' the Fiend - overture Op.5

    Conductor: Martyn BRABBINS Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    • CDA-66815.
    • -2.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Severn Meadows

    Performer: Benjamin LUXON - Baritone (Baritone) Performer: David WILLISON - Piano (Piano)

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 88-31.
  • Ivor Gurney

    An Epitaph

    Performer: Benjamin LUXON - Baritone Performer: David WILLISON - Piano

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 88-31.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Concerto Op.15 for violin and orchestra - 1st movement; Moderato con moto

    Conductor: Paul WATKINS Performer: Daniel HOPE - Violin Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

    • Warner Classics.
    • 2564 60291-1.
  • Patrick Hadley

    The Trees So High - symphonic ballad for baritone, chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Vernon HANDLEY Performer: Thomas ALLEN - Baritone Performer: Guildford Philharmonic Choir Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • LYRITA.
    • SRCD-238.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Midsummer Moon for violin and piano

    Performer: Jonathan REES - Violin Performer: Kathron STURROCK - Piano

    • Guild.
    • GMCD 7208.
  • Constant Lambert

    Prize fight - ballet [1924, rev.1927]

    Conductor: Barry WORDSWORTH Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra

    • ASV.
    • ASV CD WHL 2122.