Rule Britannia: The Last Night of the Proms (featuring 'Crown Imperial'; 'Jerusalem' & 'Fantasia on British Sea Songs')

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Rule Britannia: The Last Night of the Proms (featuring 'Crown Imperial'; 'Jerusalem' & 'Fantasia on British Sea Songs')
Leeds Festival Chorus; English Northern Philharmonia; Paul Daniel, conductor

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Release Date: Tuesday 6 January 2004

Christian Sinding was born in 1856 in Kongsberg, Norway, where his father was an engineer. His mother was artistically minded, encouraging her three sons' artistic interests and both Christian's brothers pursued artistic careers

Leeds Festival Chorus was founded in 1858 to sing at the first Leeds Music Festival. The festival owed much of its international reputation to the quality of the chorus and the new works commissioned from composers such as Dvořák, Elgar, Holst and Vaughan Williams. Many distinguished conductors have worked with the chorus, including Sullivan, Beecham, Giulini, Horenstein, Karl Richter, Pierre Boulez, Charles Mackerras, Colin Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington and Mark Elder, but it was Malcolm Sargent who conducted the première of what is perhaps the Festival's most famous commission, Walton's Belshazzar's Feast. The chorus now numbers about 160 singers and continues to sing in Leeds Town Hall with a variety of conductors. It also makes frequent visits to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and broadcasts and records frequently. Its chorus master Simon Wright is one of the country's most distinguished choral trainers and among its regular conductors.

Tracks:

WILLIAM WALTON
Crown Imperial
01. Crown Imperial 06:37

HUBERT PARRY
Jerusalem
02. Jerusalem 02:43

EDWARD ELGAR
Enigma Variations, Op. 36, No. 9, "Nimrod"
03. Variation No. 9, Nimrod 03:52

HENRY WOOD
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
04. The Saucy Arethusa 02:17
05. Tom Bowling 01:55
06. Jack's the Lad 02:17
07. Farewell ye Spanish Ladies 02:58
08. Home Sweet Home 01:37
09. See the Conquering Hero 01:20
10. Rule Britannia 02:12

MALCOLM ARNOLD
Tam O'Shanter Overture, Op. 51
11. Tam O'Shanter Overture 08:30

HUBERT PARRY
I was glad when they said unto me, Op. 51
12. I was glad when they said unto me 04:47

WILLIAM WALTON
Orb and Sceptre
13. Orb and Sceptre 07:12

EDWARD ELGAR
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39, March No. 1
14. Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 06:34