A Child’s Christmas


Royal Ballet Sinfonia & City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth; Gavin Sutherland; Julian Bigg

HTGCD 139 – 5060332662999

1 CD

A collection of orchestral music for Christmas by British composers, curated by Philip Lane, ‘the doyen of light music’ (Gramophone), expertly played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Victor Hely-Hutchinson (1901-47): Overture to a Pantomime (1946)

Gordon Thornett (b.1942): A Child's Christmas (2016) *

Adam Saunders (b.1968): The Magical Kingdom (2003) *

Thomas Hewitt Jones (b.1984): Christmas Party (2016) *

Solo Violin: Simon Hewitt Jones

Roy Moore (b.1948): Santa's Sleigh Ride (2019)

Bryan Kelly (b.1934): A Song of Sixpence (2020)

Adam Saunders (b.1968): Journey to Lapland (2020)

John Lanchbery (1923-2003):  Tales of Beatrix Potter – excerpts

  1. Introduction
  2. Tale of Jemima Puddleduck
  3. The PicnicThe Picnic (continued) & Finale

Thomas Hewitt Jones (b. 1984): Overture: The Age of Optimism (2023)

Philip Lane (b.1950) & Ian Nicholls (b.1960)

Suite: The Adventures of Captain Pugwash (1999) **

Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Barry Wordsworth & Gavin Sutherland *

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Julian Bigg **


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