The Black and Tans. Moderato - Molto meno mosso - Più mosso e molto accelerando
Professor Sean Lenihan. [ ]
Trouble. [ ]
Rebel to the End. Andante
Main Titles from 'The Ship That Died of Shame' (1955)
Allegro ma non troppo
Suite from 'They Flew Alone' (1941)
Prelude. Molto maestoso - A tempo, ma più mosso - A tempo, ma stringendo -
Nocturne. Moderato (à la Chopin) - Alla amrcia -
Paul Janes piano
March. Alla marcia - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I
Manchester Suite from 'A City Speaks' (1946)
March. Alla marcia - Coda
Interlude. Allegro ritmico - Molto meno mosso - A tempo moderato
Scherzo. Vivace - Coda
Finale. Moderato - Tempo pesante - L'istesso tempo - L'istesso tempo - Broader - Meno - Maestoso
Total time: 77:33
Yuli Torchinsky leader
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
The fourth volume of our Alwyn film music series is finally out!
Started seventeen years ago with the LSO under Richard Hickox, the series continued with Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic, who released volumes 2 and 3 in 2001 and 2005. Rumon Gamba also got involved in other series, exploring the music of d’Indy, Rózsa, and British composers of the twentieth century, as in two volumes of Overtures from the British Isles.
This latest album brings new recordings of music from the prolific decades of the 40s and 50s, during which Alwyn scored a number of famous films. These scores show to perfection Alwyn’s supreme skill in providing music totally attuned to the subject matter, which ranges from the dramatic to the exotic, from comedy to the factual. Much of the music recorded here had to be reconstructed by Philip Lane from the soundtracks, as written scores had not survived.
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“... Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic are on excellent form producing some tight and entertaining playing... Chandos produce sound of excellent quality ... This is a fine addition to William Alwyn’s discography.” ****
Peter Joelson - AudiophileAudition.com - 8 June 2017
Edmund Whitehouse - The Light Music Society magazine – Spring 2017
“... The BBC Philharmonic under Rumon Gamba have a ball playing this music ... Artwork, picture stills, comprehensive music notes and a fine recording add their own allure to this significant addition to Alwyn’s cinematic output.”
Adrian Edwards – Gramophone magazine – March 2017
"...a particularly arresting issue, bringing new recordings of music from the prolific decades of the 40s and 50s, during which Alwyn scored a number of famous films. These scores show to perfection Alwyn’s supreme skill in providing music totally attuned to the subject."
Barry Forshaw – cdchoice.co.uk – 8 February 2017
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Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. The company has pioneered the idea of the 'series' and proudly includes series of such composers as Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Parry, Walton, Grainger, Berkeley and Bridge. Renowned for its superb sound quality, Chandos has won many prestigious awards for its natural sound.