O, to be in England: Music for a green and pleasant land

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / ELGAR / DELIUS / HOLST / BAX
O, to be in England: Music for a green and pleasant land
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / The English Northern Sinfonia

[ Heritage of Music / Gift of Music / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 20 June 2011

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A fine collection of moving and wistful orchestral works which celebrate the English landscape and its natural beauty. English composers have always excelled at pastoral music with a hint of nostalgia: from 'the lark ascending' to the strains of 'Greensleeves' this evocative selection features some of this pleasant land's finest music.

Tracks:

1 Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Judd

2 The Banks of Green Willow George Butterworth (1885-1916)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

3 Chanson de nuit Op 15/1 Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Judd

4 A Shropshire Lad George Butterworth
The Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli

5 The Lark Ascending Ralph Vaughan Williams
David Greed, violin, The English Northern Philharmonia conducted by David Lloyd-Jones

6 A Somerset Rhapsody Op 21/2 Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones

7 Tintagel Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones