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Bridge: Orchestral Works - The Collector's Edition

CHAN 10729(6) X (6 discs)

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Playing time: 75'47"/72'34"/69'51"/77'01"/68'17"/61'14" - TT 424'44"
Tracks: 5 + 12 + 8 + 5 + 16 + 18
Booklet pages: 64
© 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012 Chandos Records Ltd
Sent to a reviewer on 21 August 2012

Listen: Bridge: Sir Roger de Coverley (Large orchestra version) (CD3 track 8, 0:00-1:00)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Nicholas Whiting, leader (CD1)
Janice Graham, leader (CD2, CD3)
Lucy Gould, leader (CD4)
James Clark, leader (CD5)
Lesley Hatfield, leader (CD6)
Richard Hickox, conductor

Frank Bridge (1879-1941):

CD1

1 Enter Spring, H 174 (1926-7)

2 Isabella, H 78 (1907)

Two Poems for Orchestra, H 118 (1915) after Richard Jefferies
3 Andante moderato e semplice
4 Allegro con brio

5 Mid of the Night, H 30 (1903) - Symphonic Poem for Orchestra (first recording)

CD2

1 Dance Rhapsody, H 84 (1908) for orchestra (first recording in this version)

Five Entr'actes, H 95 (1910) from the play 'The Two Hunchbacks' by Émile Cammaerts (1878-1953), for orchestra
2 Prelude to Act I. Allegretto moderato - Lento
3 Intermezzo from Act II. Andantino
4 Intermezzo from Act III. Allegretto (marziale)
5 Prelude to Act III. Lento
6 Entr'acte between Acts II and III. Moderato

7 Dance Poem, H 111 (1913) for orchestra

8 Norse Legend, H 60 (1905 / 1938) for small orchestra

The Sea, H 100 (1910-11) - Suite for Orchestra
9 Seascape. Allegro ben moderato
10 Sea-Foam. Allegro vivo
11 Moonlight. Adagio ma non troppo
12 Storm. Allegro energico - Allegro moderato e largamente

CD3

1 Coronation March, H 97 (1911) (first recording)

2 Summer, H 116 (1914-15) - Tone Poem for Orchestra

3 Phantasm, H 182 (1931) - Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
Howard Shelley, piano

4 There is a Willow Grows aslant a Brook, H 173 (1927) - Impression for Small Orchestra

Vignettes de danse, H 166 (1938) for Small Orchestra
5 Nicolette
6 Zoraida
7 Carmelita

8 Sir Roger de Coverley (A Christmas Dance), H 155 (1922) for Large Orchestra (first recording in this version)

CD4

1 Rebus, H 191 (1940) - Overture for Orchestra (first recording on CD)

2 Oration (Concerto elegiaco), H 180 (1929-30) for solo cello and orchestra
Alban Gerhardt, cello

3 Allegro moderato, H 192 (1940-41) - fragment of a symphony for string orchestra, edited by Anthony Pople

4 Lament, H 117 (1915) for String Orchestra (Catherine, aged 9, 'Lusitania' 1915)

5 A Prayer, H 140 (1916-18) for Chorus and Orchestra
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Adrian Partington, chorus master

CD5

Suite for Strings, H 93 (1909-10)
1 Prelude Moderato - Un pochettino maestoso - Allegro ma non troppo - Tempo I, tranquillo - Meno mosso e tranquillo
2 Intermezzo. Allegretto grazioso
3 Nocturne. Adagio molto - Un pochettino animato - Tempo I
4 Finale. Allegro vivo - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I

5 The Hag, H 14 (1902) - Song for baritone and orchestra (first recording)
Roderick Williams, baritone

Two Songs of Robert Bridges, H 65 (1905-6) for baritone and orchestra
6 I praise the tender flower
7 Thou didst delight my eyes
Roderick Williams, baritone

Two Intermezzi from 'Threads', H 151 (1921/1938)
8 Andante molto moderato e tranquillo
9 Tempo di valse - Animato

Two Old English Songs, H 119 (1916) - arranged for string orchestra
10 Sally in Our Alley
11 Cherry Ripe

Two Entr'actes (1906, 1926)
12 Rosemary, H 68b
13 Canzonetta, H 169

14 Valse Intermezzo à cordes, H 17 (1902) - No 2 from Four Pieces for String Orchestra, assembled and arranged by Paul Hindmarsh

15 Todessehnsucht, H 181 (1932/1936) - arrangement for string orchestra of 'Komm, süßer Tod' BWV 478 from Schemelli's 'Musicalisches Gesang-Buch' by Johann Sebastian Bach (first recording)

16 Sir Roger de Coverley (A Christmas Dance), H 155 (1922/1939) for strings

CD6

1 Blow out, you bugles, H 132 (1918) for tenor and orchestra (first recording)
Philip Langridge, tenor

2 Adoration, H 57 (1905/1918) for tenor and orchestra (first recording)
Philip Langridge, tenor

3 Where she lies asleep, H 113 (1914) for tenor and orchestra (first recording)
Philip Langridge, tenor

4 Love went-a-riding, H 114 (1914) for tenor and orchestra (first recording)
Philip Langridge, tenor

5 Thy hand in mine, H 124 (1917/1923) for tenor and orchestra (first recording)
Philip Langridge, tenor

6 Berceuse, H 9 (1901) for soprano and orchestra (first recording)
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

7 Mantle of blue, H 131 (1918/1934) for high voice and orchestra (first recording)
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

8 Day after day, H 164i (1922) for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

9 Speak to me, my love!, H 164ii (1924) for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

10 Berceuse, H 8 (1901 / 1902 / 1928)

11 Chant d'espérance, H 18ii (1902)

12 Serenade, H 23 (1903)

The Pageant of London, H 98 (1911) - Suite for wind orchestra (first recording)
13 I: Solemn March 'Richard III leaving London'
II: First Discoveries
14 Introduction
15 Pavane
16 La Romanesca
17 III: March 'Henry VIII entering London'

18 A Royal Night of Variety, H 184 (1934) - Epilogue for orchestra (first recording)

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