English Music for Strings

WILLIAM LLOYD WEBBER (1914-1982): The Moon*, HOWARD GOODALL (b.1958): And the Bridge is Love for Cello and Strings*, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Prelude from The Charterhouse Suite, EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47, Sospiri, Op. 70, Serenade for Strings, Op. 20, Chanson de nuit* and Chanson de matin*, Op. 15 (arr. W.H. Reed [1876-1942]), FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934): 2 Aquarelles (arr. Eric Fenby [1906-1997]), WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983): 2 pieces from Henry V, JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): Minuet from A Downland Suite. * - World Premiere Recordings.

Catalogue Number: 03Q081

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.573250

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: In addition to stuff that's been recorded hundreds of times, there are four first recordings here: Elgar's violin/piano Chansons in arrangements made in 1939 by his friend and biographer, W.L. Webber's arrangement of a nocturnal part-song from 1950 and Goodall's, which is the most substantial: an 11-minute in memoriam piece (2008) for a teenage cellist, daughter of close family friends, who died the previous year. Poignantly lyrical with minimalist touches in its second half, it fits into the English pastoral tradition and is intended to be the last work recorded by Julian Lloyd Webber (who plans to conduct only from here on). English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber (cello).

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