Overtures from the British Isles, Volume 2

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Chandos CHAN 10898

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Rumon Gamba.

Portsmouth Point (William Walton); Agincourt (Walter Leigh); Fantasy Overture (York Bowen); The Boatswain’s Mate (Ethel Smyth); Plymouth Hoe (John Ansell); Britannia (Alexander Mackenzie); The Merrymakers (Eric Coates); Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy (Hubert Parry); Children’s Overture (Roger Quilter); Le Cabaret (John Foulds).

An excellent selection for all lovers of light music with just a touch of seriousness in some cases. The Bowen is a most welcome premiere recording and all ten overtures are excellent in every respect, both playing and recording. A highly recommended, cracking good, CD !

Edmund Whitehouse - April 2016

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