LORD BERNERS (1883-1950): A Wedding Bouquet (RTÉ Chamber Choir), Luna Park, March (arr. Philip Lane [b.1960]).
Catalogue Number: 11X040
Description: The choral ballet A Wedding Bouquet is Berners’ most original and successful work, if somewhat influenced by Stravinsky’s Les Noces. Written to a text by Gertrude Stein and choreographed by Frederick Ashton, this is music full of vivacity, festive brilliance and pathos. Set in a freak show pavilion, Luna Park is a ‘fantastic ballet in one act’, succinctly scored and wittily characterized. RTÉ Sinfonietta; Kenneth Alwyn. Original 1996 Marco Polo release.