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Inspired by Radio 3 Breakfast's "Best of British" playlist which ran throughout 2014, journalist Simon Heffer continues the choice of his favourite music by British composers, including works by Frank Bridge, Gerald Finzi, Herbert Howells, Eric Coates and George Lloyd.

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Music Played

  • Frank Bridge

    Blow out, you bugles

    Singer: Philip Langridge. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 10310.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonia da Requiem

    Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • London : 425 100-2.
    • London.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Quintet for Brass Op 73

    Conductor: Elgar Howarth. Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Decca : 468 803-2.
    • Decca.
  • Gerald Finzi

    In Terra Pax

    Performer: John Noble. Performer: Jane Manning. Choir: The John Alldis Choir. Conductor: Vernon Handley. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Lyrita : SRCD 237.
    • Lyrita.
    • 20.
  • James MacMillan

    1st Movement, The Berserking

    Performer: Martin Roscoe. Conductor: James MacMillan. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 10092.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 2.
  • Herbert Howells

    Lambert’s Clavichord Op 41

    Performer: John McCabe.
    • Helios : CDH55152.
    • Helios.
  • George Lloyd

    3rd Movement, Piano Concerto No 4

    Performer: Kathryn Stott. Conductor: George Lloyd. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • AR004.
    • 3.
  • Eric Coates

    Oxford Street March

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • HMV Classics : 5 72327 2.
    • 15.

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