℗ 2016 Chandos
 

Overtures from the British Isles, Vol. 2

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba

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1
Portsmouth Point
Sir William Walton; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
5:33
2
Jubilee Overture, "Agincourt"
Walter Leigh; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
12:29
3
Fantasy Overture, Op. 115, "Tom Bowling"
York Bowen; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
8:27
4
The Boatswain's Mate: Overture
Ethel Smyth; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
6:05
5
Plymouth Hoe
John Ansell; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
7:57
6
Britannia Overture, Op. 52
Alexander Mackenzie; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
7:37
7
The Merrymakers
Eric Coates; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
4:54
8
Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy
Hubert Parry; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
12:29
9
A Children's Overture, Op. 17
Roger Quilter; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
10:50
10
Le cabaret, Op. 72a
John Foulds; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba
3:42
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:20:03
"Recording of the Month ... this new Chandos release was hurried into my CD player as soon as it arrived. I was not disappointed ... there are some outstanding pieces here ... a thoroughly enjoyable concert of British light music."
- MusicWeb International

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Rumon Gamba present their second volume in a series, containing rarely heard works by Sir Hubert Parry, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, John Ansell, Dame Ethel Smyth and others, all composed between 1890 and 1945. These pieces vividly display the evolution of the British compositional style, particularly in the use of harmony.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales; 2 – 4 December 2015
Recording producer: Tim Thorne
Sound engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Assistant engineer: Simon Smith
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover: ‘The Long Man of Wilmington, East Sussex’, aerial photograph © Last Refuge / Robert Harding / Getty Images
Back cover: Photograph of Rumon Gamba by Sussie Ahlburg
Design and typesetting: Cap & Anchor Design Co.
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen
Publishers: Oxford University Press (Portsmouth Point), Goodmusic Publishing Ltd, Tewkesbury (Agincourt), De Wolfe Music, London (Fantasy Overture), Universal Edition A.G., Wien (The Boatswain’s Mate), Copyright Control (Plymouth Hoe, The Merrymakers, A Children’s Overture), Joseph Williams, London (Britannia), Novello and Co., Ltd, London (Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy), W. Paxton & Co., Ltd, London (Le Cabaret)

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