More British Light MusicPAUL LEWIS (b.1943): Fanfare for King Richard III, THOMAS HEWITT JONES (b.1984): Funfare, The Monday Morning March, Ballet Overture: Refresh, Reset, That’s it. I’m Off to Cuba, ROY MOORE (b.1948): Thinking About Things, PHILIP SPRATLEY (b.1942): Waltz Fantasy: If Ever, ANTHONY HEDGES (b.1931): Variations on a Theme of Rameau, Op. 34, PHILIP GODFREY (b.1964): Three Piece Suite, TIMOTHY ROBERTS (b.1953): Idyll, NICHOLAS SMITH (b.1967): Changchun Impressions (Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Gavin Sutherland), GAVIN GORDON (1901-1970): Ballet Suite: Les noces imaginaires (BBC Concert Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth.
Catalogue Number: 03T070
Reference: HTGCD 192
Description: Standing out from the usual shortish works on the rest of the disc is Gordon’s 19-minute, six-number ballet suite which goes all the way back to 1925 (rev. 1942) when it was a one-act ballet performed at the RCM conducted by the 20-year-old Constant Lambert.