CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): Overture in the style of a tragedy, Op. 90, Verdun “Solemn March and Heroic Epilogue”, A Welcome March, Op. 87, Fairy Day, Op. 131 (w/ Kerry Stamp [soprano]), A Song of Agincourt, Op. 168.
Catalogue Number: 02V052
Description: From the charming whimsy of Fairy Day, a 19-minute cantata from 1912 which sets texts by a poet known for his children’s poems, to the dignified ceremonial of Verdun (an orchestration of the last two movements of his 1917 Organ Sonata No. 2), this is a welcome and varied collection of some of Stanford’s finest occasional pieces. Ulster Orchestra; Howard Shelley.