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Benjamin Dale (1885-1943) - Britannia!
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:14:34 AM »
A very good multi-page summary of his career:   http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2011/Feb11/dale.htm

Born in London, had first performance of one of his orchestral weeks when he was fourteen years old.
He was awarded several composition prizes, coming to wider attention with his large-scale virtuoso Piano Sonata in D minor (1902–5), a work taken up by contemporaries at the Royal Academy of Music, including York Bowen and Myra Hess.
Trapped in Germany during World War I - while interred, continued to compose and associate with other ex-pats in Berlin.
His work is Romantic, with touches of Debussy in his later years.
Unfortunately, much of his output remains unpublished. Sigh.


  Chamber                                                                                                                      Orchestral
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Suite in D for Viola & Piano, Op.2, 1906                                                             Overture, 1900
Phantasy in D, for Viola & Piano, 1911                                                               Overture to Shakespeare's ‘Tempest’, 1902
Sonata for Violin & Piano in E, 1922                                                                   Concertstück, for Organ & Orch
Ballade, for Cello & Piano, 1927                                                                        Concert Overture in g, 1904
3 Pieces for Violin & Piano, 1916-20                                                                   The Flowing Tide, tone poem, 1943
Introduction and Andante, 6 Violas, 1911                                                           Horatius, Overture, 1899
Piano Trio in d–1st movement only, 1902                                                           Holiday Tune for Small Orchestra, 1925
English Dance for 4 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos, 1916
Prunella for Violin & Piano, Op.10, Nr.2, 1916
Ballad in c, for Violin & Piano, Op.15, 1926


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Organ Sonata in d (first performed 1902)
Sonata in d for Piano, Op.1, 1905
Night Fancies, Impromptu in Db, for Piano, Op. 3 1907
English Dance for piano (1919); original 1916 for Violin & Piano
Prunella for piano (1923); original 1916 for Violin & Piano

                                                various vocal and choral pieces
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Re: Benjamin Dale (1885-1943) - Britannia!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 09:18:03 AM »
The Flowing Tide on YT:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSZw56DX0qY&t=42s

This was a BBC broadcast from April 2002, not yet issued on CD.
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