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Re: Daniel Jones(1912-93)-a prolific Welsh symphonist
« Reply #420 on: October 14, 2021, 12:35:57 PM »
The symphonies are already available as a download (3 different versions of 12 and 2 of 13 on youtube) but I will buy the Lyrita CD. I want to raise a glass to Jones as I listen to his music !  :D

Cheers, Andre! I don't use YouTube nearly as  much as I could...
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« Reply #421 on: October 14, 2021, 01:38:07 PM »
I've just listened to symphonies 12 and 13 on You Tube and was impressed by them both. I shall certainly be tracking down the new Lyrita CD.
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Re: Daniel Jones(1912-93)-a prolific Welsh symphonist
« Reply #422 on: November 06, 2021, 06:46:48 AM »
The disc was released yesterday. I'm listening to No. 13 on Spotify currently.

I live in Swansea, so during the before-times I would go to the library where they have an archive of past programmes of the music festival, including the premiere performance of this symphony and a few others. In fact, the bound volume of the early festival programmes from the 1940s/50s has an insert of handwritten sheets including analysis from the Symphony No. 1.
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Re: Daniel Jones(1912-93)-a prolific Welsh symphonist
« Reply #423 on: November 06, 2021, 09:16:27 AM »
The disc was released yesterday. I'm listening to No. 13 on Spotify currently.

I live in Swansea, so during the before-times I would go to the library where they have an archive of past programmes of the music festival, including the premiere performance of this symphony and a few others. In fact, the bound volume of the early festival programmes from the 1940s/50s has an insert of handwritten sheets including analysis from the Symphony No. 1.

Ooh  I've been watching for this recording, thank you. Can't wait to hear it after I've finished with my current selection of Gál #2. Jones is so worthwhile.
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Re: Daniel Jones(1912-93)-a prolific Welsh symphonist
« Reply #424 on: November 06, 2021, 09:39:21 AM »
Cross-posted:



Just started listening on Spotify.

From Presto’s website:
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A fine example of Jones at his most succinct and incisive, the Twelfth Symphony (1985) was commissioned by the Civil and Public Services Association as a farewell gift to their retiring General Secretary, Ken Thomas The Twelfth Symphony was first performed by the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra and conductor Erich Bergel at a gala concert at St David's Hall, Cardiff on 26 September 1985. The score bears a superscription consisting of a brief quotation from Pushkin, which reads 'Yet one last tale, And my chronicle is ended'. Daniel Jones's Symphony in memory of John Fussell (Symphony No.13) (1992) was first performed by the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra and conductor Richard Hickox at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea on 17 October 1992 at that year's Swansea Festival. The work is a personal tribute to a friend of the composer, who was Swansea's Director of Music and City Organist from 1970 until 1990, the year of his death. The cantata Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life (1987) was written in memory of John Aeron-Thomas, whose widow Margaret commissioned the work. A devout Christian, John Aeron-Thomas had been a founder-member of the Swansea Festival, who commissioned Jones's First Symphony. among other works. The text is taken from poetry by George Herbert (1593-1633), which details his sacred journey.