EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): The Fringes of the Fleet for 4 Baritones and Orchestra, Elegy for Strings, Inside the Bar and Big Steamers for 4 Unaccompanied Baritones, HAYDN WOOD (1882-1959): A Manx Overture, March: Elizabeth of England, JOHN ANSELL (1874-1948): Overtures Plymouth Hoe and The Windjammer, EDWARD GERMAN (1863-1936): Big Steamers for Baritone and Orchestra (orch. Tom Higgins), JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): The Soldier, Blow out, you bugles (orch. Higgins).
Catalogue Number: 04L007
Reference: CD 243
Description: Those of you who have been waiting since the January Gramophone will be happy to finally get Elgar's morale-boosting four-song suite from 1917 (the recording also made in that year is the only one ever made of the work until this one). Also included is the first recording of Wood's Manx Overture, rarely heard quasi-light music overtures by Ansell and several original and arranged works for baritone and orchestra. Texts included. Roderick Williams (baritone), Nicholas Lester, Duncan Rock, Laurence Meikle (other baritones), Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra; Tom Higgins.