British Serenade 2

£7.00

Manchester Sinfonia, Philip Spratley (conductor)

HTGCD 186 – 5060332661916

Philip Lane, ‘The doyen of British Light Music’ (James Jolly, Gramophone), has collaborated with Heritage for this Autumn 2018 release – British Serenade 2, the sequel disc to British Serenade, features orchestral music composed by leading figures in the Light Music movement: Paul Lewis, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Peter Hope, Bryan Kelly, Philip Spratley, Christopher Wright and Charles Patterson.

Description

PHILIP SPRATLEY (b.1942): Farewell Suite Op. 8

BRYAN KELLY (b.1934): Concerto da camera*

PAUL LEWIS (b.1943): Pavane*

CHARLES PATERSON (b.1954): Concertino

CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT (b.1954) Solus*

BRYAN KELLY (b.1934): Capricorn (Five diversions on an original theme)

PAUL LEWIS (b.1943): Ecclesbourne Glen (An Elegy)*

PETER HOPE (b.1930): The Bells of Aberdovey (Clychau Aberdyfi)

THOMAS HEWITT JONES (b.1984): Momentum*

Total time: 75.19

*Denotes conducted by the composer

Reviews

  1. admin

    ‘All the performances are first class. The Manchester Sinfonia is a recently established professional concert orchestra…….With a complement of around 12 musicians they play with affection and commitment throughout as do the soloists. The recording is clear and warm with a good stereo image. There is some unusual, original music to be heard here and the disc can be recommended to adventurous listeners who are seeking out something different.’
    – John Whitmore, MusicWeb International

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