JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): Berceuse (orch. Martin Yates), The Towing Path (orch. Yates), Soliloquy (orch. Graham Parlett), Annabel Lee (orch. Roderick Williams), The Holy Boy, , Psalm 23 for Solo Baritone, Orchestral Songs: In Praise of Neptune, Here's to the Ships, EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): Follow the Colours, A War Song (Roderick Williams [baritone]), PETER TRANCHELL (1922-1993): Festive Overture, HERBERT MURRILL (1909-1952): Country Dances, WALTER COLLINS (1892-1956): Prelude to Ecstasy, LIONEL SAINSBURY (b.1958): Allegro Risoluto for String Orchestra, Op 10, ELIS PEHKONEN (b.1942): Sunset and Evening Star.
Catalogue Number: 06L082
Label: Dutton Epoch
Reference: CDLX 7246
Description: Four orchestral songs - two by Elgar and two by Ireland - one solo voice Psalm and one recitation for baritone and orchestra (the three Ireland orchestrations done for this release) are coupled with several more orchestrations of Ireland piano pieces (also done for this disc) and five orchestral pieces ranging from light music (Murrill and Tranchell), to mood music (Collins) to tone poem (Pehkonen) to a typically serious piece in the typically 20th century British genre of the work for string orchesta (Sainsbury - whose marvellous violin concerto was offered last month). No texts. BBC Concert Orchestra; John Wilson, Martin Yates, Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Gavin Sutherland, Paul Murphy.