British Celebration

BRYAN KELLY (b.1934): Four Realms Suite, DAVID LYON (b.1938): Piano Concerto in one movement, ROY MOORE (b.1948): Celebration Overture, NICHOLAS SMITH (b.1967): Tears in my bowl, ANTHONY HEDGES (b.1931): Showpiece, GARETH GLYN (b.1951): Snowdonia, PHILIP SPRATLEY (b.1942): Images of Paleastina.

Catalogue Number: 07S082

Label: Heritage

Reference: HGTCD 203

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: This is firmly in the genre of “British Light Music” even though one of its composers is American who lives in China and whose Tears in my bowl is based on Chinese folk material and Spratley’s piece derives its material from the middle Eastern land of its (Latin) original name. Lyon’s 1963 concerto is like an extended (17 minutes) member of the “Comedy Overture” genre but with a piano soloist, Moore and Hedges are celebratory occasional pieces, which leaves only Kelly and Glyn dealing with the sounds and landscapes of Britain. Alisdair Hogarth (piano), RTÉ Concert Orchestra; Gavin Sutherland.

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