Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
Sound and Vision (ATV March) (1955)
From the Countryside (Suite) (1915): In the Meadows (Early Morning); Among the Poppies (Afternoon); At the Fair (Evening)Holborn (March) (1950)
First complete recording
Moresque (Dance Interlude) (1921)
First complete recording
Four Ways (Suite) (1928): Northwards: March; Southwards: Valse; Eastwards: Eastern Dance; Westwards: RhythmValse from The Three Bears (Phantasy) (1926)
The Eighth Army (March) (1942)
MUSIC FOR VOICE AND ORCHESTRA
World premiere recordings in the composer's orchestrations
with Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor):
The Mill O' Dreams (Song Cycle) (1915) words: Nancy B. Marsland: Back o' the Moon; Dream o' Nights; The Man in the Moon; Blue Bells
Song of Summer (1943) words: Lady Joan Vernay
Your Name (1938) words: Christopher Hassall
with Sir Thomas Allen (baritone):
Green Hills of Somerset (1916) words: F. E. Weatherly
I Heard You Singing (1923) words: Royden Barrie
The Fairy Tales of Ireland (1918) words: Edward Lockton
Bird Songs at Eventide (1926) words: Royden Barrie
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
John Wilson (conductor)
Recorded: The Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford
16, 18-19 July & 19 September 2007
In his unmissable Eric Coates programme, with the BBC Concert Orchestra on top form, conductor John Wilson demonstrates his special empathy with and long-study of the music of this quintessential British composer, with celebrated baritone Sir Thomas Allen and tenor Richard Edgar-Wilson in Coates's once widely popular orchestral songs. They are coupled with less familiar orchestral music including three catchy marches Sound and Vision, Holborn and The Eighth Army, the Four Ways Suite, the dance interlude Moresque and the Valse from The Three Bears. All are crowned by the first complete recording of the From the Countryside suite, dating from 1915 and already showing Coates's distinctive style in the lilt of its melodies, easy-going charm and rhythmic zest. For Coates lovers this is a collection to refresh and complement your collection; for newcomers it makes the perfect introduction to this tuneful and toe-tapping repertoire.
"Doing Coates proud again.""Coates writes beautifully for the voice, and this collection makes valuable progress towards that imagined Coates complete edition."
Andrew Lamb, Gramophone, July 2008
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