Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
Aucassin and Nicolette Ballet for Orchestra, Op.115 (1935)
i. Ballet: Moderato
ii. Entry of Count Garin: Poco vivo
iii. Marcia: Moderato
iv. Danse Pathétique: Slow
v. Return of the Soldiers: Marcia
vii. Dance for Aucassin: Gracioso
viii. Peasant Dances (Trepaks): Vivace
ix. Scene: Allegro
x. Pas de deux
xi. Scene: Con moto
xii. Wedding March
xiii. Finale ensemble: Maestoso Vivace Waltz Andante con moto Vivo grazioso Piu vivo
Concerto in B flat major for Saxophone and Orchestra, Op.88 (1927)
i. Barcarolle (Allegretto grazioso) soprano saxophone
ii. Serenade (Allegretto e espressivo) alto saxophone
iii. Rondo (Con brio) alto & soprano saxophones
Richard Rodney Bennett
Seven Country Dances (2000)*
i. A New Dance
ii. Lady Day
iii. The Ladies' Misfortune
iv. Enfield Common
v. The Czar of Muscovy
vi. The Mulberry Garden
vii. Nobody's Jig
*Amy Dickson (alto & soprano saxophone)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
George Vass (conductor)
Recorded at RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, 31 May & 1 June 2011
World premiere recordings
... Amy Dickson's creamy-smooth tonal palette is impressive ...
Richard Rodney Bennett's arrangements ... form a warmly entertaining coupling. Holbrooke's music is ... so agreeably listenable.
Terry Blaine, BBC Music Magazine, March 2012
... this is a most welcome addition to Dutton's growing catalog of works by forgotten English composers.
These are fine examples of the kind of sophisticated light-classic work in which the British excel ...
Is it great' music? ... It is beautifully crafted, tuneful, evocative, and doesn't overstay its welcome. What more would you ask?
Ronald E. Grames, Fanfare, May/June 2012
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