[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Sunday 1 July 2007
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"Overall, then, a good bargain collection of some of this composer's best loved works."
(MusicWeb Sept 2007)
Sir Neville Marriner and his Academy made some of the most priceless recordings of Vaughan Williams for Decca and Philips, and this collection restores to circulation his Philips traversal of music by this composer, with the addition of five pieces made for Decca - the Romance for harmonica (with Tommy Reilly), possibly the best version of The Lark Ascending ever recorded (with the late Iona Brown), his second recording of Fantasia on Greensleeves, the Concerto Grosso and the English Folk Song Suite. The collection is filled out with the nine perky folk song arrangements he recorded, receiving their first international release on CD.
'the beauty of the playing is a constant source of delight' Gramophone
"Overall, then, a good bargain collection of some of this composer's best loved works. The collection also provides a useful overview of Marriner's work with the ASMF over a twenty year period." (MusicWeb)
The Wasps: Overture
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
In the Fen Country - Symphonic Impression
Variations for Orchestra
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E minor
Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'
Romance for strings, piano and harmonica
The Lark Ascending
Fantasia on Greensleeves
English Folk Song Suite
British Folk Song Arrangements
arr. Leslie Pearson, Chris Hazell
Sumer is i-cumen in arr. Chris Hazell
The Turtle Dove arr. Chris Hazell
The Keeper arr. Leslie Pearson
The Oak and the Ash arr. Leslie Pearson
Early One Morning arr. Leslie Pearson
John Peel arr. Chris Hazell
The Jolly Miller arr. Leslie Pearson
I will give my love an Apple arr. Leslie Pearson
The British Grenadiers arr. Leslie Pearson