GRANVILLE BANTOCK (1868-1946): A Celtic Symphony, The Witch of Atlas, The Sea Reivers, A Hebridean Symphony, Pagan Symphony, Fifine at the Fair, Cuchullan's Lament, Kishmul's Galley, The Cyprian Goddess, The Helena Variations, Dante and Beatrice, Sappho for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra (Susan Bickley [mezzo]), Sapphic Poem for Cello and Orchestra (Julian Lloyd Webber [cello]), Overture to a Greek Tragedy, Pierrot of the Minute, The Wilderness and the Solitary Place for Soprano and Orchestra (Elizabeth Connell [soprano]) Carisiona, Processional, Thalaba the Destroyer, excerpts from The Song of Songs (Connell [soprano], Kim Begley [tenor], William Prideaux [baritone]) and Omar Khayyám.
Catalogue Number: 10J003
Reference: CDS 44281/6
Description: This represented the most opulently orchestrated body of music Hyperion made during the decade it took to get them out. Important in establishing Bantock as a uniquely talented composer and orchestrator and a boon to audiophiles and collectors of richly Romantic orchestral music, they're now all available at mid-price. 6 CDs. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Vernon Handley. Original 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2001 and 2003 Hyperion releases.