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Re: The British Composers Thread
« Reply #640 on: July 31, 2020, 11:47:32 PM »
Yes, the first two you mention are excellent. I have the Bate(4) and Arnell (1/6/7) but don't have 3rd which I suspect is the best. The "Nottingham" by Alan Bush is a favourite.
Thanks for Rootham tip which sounds interesting.
I find the end of Rootham's Symphony No.2 almost unbearably moving especially in view of the circumstances in which it was written. Oh yes Lol, you have to hear Bate Symphony No.3. That CD is also terrific as it includes Erik Chisholm's masterpiece the 'Pictures from Dante'. Bate's Third Symphony should appeal to anyone who likes symphonies 4 and 6 by VW and the Symphony by Arthur Benjamin. The other Duttons featuring Bate's Viola Concerto and Piano Concerto are also very enjoyable. Bate deserves to be much better known and evidently had a difficult and rather sad life. The Arnell Symphony No.3 is his masterpiece although I'm very fond of his 5th Symphony.  I think that you've missed Arnell's two best symphonies (3 and 5) 3 is an epic - composed during the Blitz, in which Arnell's mother was killed. No.5 is a lovely tribute to his father.. Totally agree with you about the Bush 'Nottingham' Symphony. I prefer the ClassicO recording to the Dutton:
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« Reply #641 on: August 01, 2020, 05:41:16 AM »
I find the end of Rootham's Symphony No.2 almost unbearably moving especially in view of the circumstances in which it was written. Oh yes Lol, you have to hear Bate Symphony No.3. That CD is also terrific as it includes Erik Chisholm's masterpiece the 'Pictures from Dante'. Bate's Third Symphony should appeal to anyone who likes symphonies 4 and 6 by VW and the Symphony by Arthur Benjamin. The other Duttons featuring Bate's Viola Concerto and Piano Concerto are also very enjoyable. Bate deserves to be much better known and evidently had a difficult and rather sad life. The Arnell Symphony No.3 is his masterpiece although I'm very fond of his 5th Symphony.  I think that you've missed Arnell's two best symphonies (3 and 5) 3 is an epic - composed during the Blitz, in which Arnell's mother was killed. No.5 is a lovely tribute to his father.. Totally agree with you about the Bush 'Nottingham' Symphony. I prefer the ClassicO recording to the Dutton:

+1, an excellent disc.

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« Reply #642 on: August 01, 2020, 07:15:03 AM »
I find the end of Rootham's Symphony No.2 almost unbearably moving especially in view of the circumstances in which it was written. Oh yes Lol, you have to hear Bate Symphony No.3. That CD is also terrific as it includes Erik Chisholm's masterpiece the 'Pictures from Dante'. Bate's Third Symphony should appeal to anyone who likes symphonies 4 and 6 by VW and the Symphony by Arthur Benjamin. The other Duttons featuring Bate's Viola Concerto and Piano Concerto are also very enjoyable. Bate deserves to be much better known and evidently had a difficult and rather sad life. The Arnell Symphony No.3 is his masterpiece although I'm very fond of his 5th Symphony. I think that you've missed Arnell's two best symphonies (3 and 5) 3 is an epic - composed during the Blitz, in which Arnell's mother was killed. No.5 is a lovely tribute to his father.. Totally agree with you about the Bush 'Nottingham' Symphony. I prefer the ClassicO recording to the Dutton:


Story of my life, Jeffrey. :( The Arnell 6th comes with a health warning - Please be aware that at the beginning of and during Symphony No.6 there is the sound of an anvil being struck, which is very loud. Please be careful not to listen to this work at too loud a level. I am in the habit of listening at a high level and my speakers are large so passed on this symphony. I recall Bis issuing a similar warning in the early days of CD but forgotten which work.

Funnily enough I was looking through available Dutton issues on eBay last night and came across Chisholm, a name new to me. I will go back to check which work, perhaps you will know it.

Edit: Bate 3 on order.
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« Reply #643 on: August 01, 2020, 08:10:54 AM »
Story of my life, Jeffrey. :( The Arnell 6th comes with a health warning - Please be aware that at the beginning of and during Symphony No.6 there is the sound of an anvil being struck, which is very loud. Please be careful not to listen to this work at too loud a level. I am in the habit of listening at a high level and my speakers are large so passed on this symphony. I recall Bis issuing a similar warning in the early days of CD but forgotten which work.

I could easily see a warning like that for Mahler's 6th...

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« Reply #644 on: August 01, 2020, 01:08:12 PM »
Story of my life, Jeffrey. :( The Arnell 6th comes with a health warning - Please be aware that at the beginning of and during Symphony No.6 there is the sound of an anvil being struck, which is very loud. Please be careful not to listen to this work at too loud a level. I am in the habit of listening at a high level and my speakers are large so passed on this symphony. I recall Bis issuing a similar warning in the early days of CD but forgotten which work.

Funnily enough I was looking through available Dutton issues on eBay last night and came across Chisholm, a name new to me. I will go back to check which work, perhaps you will know it.

Edit: Bate 3 on order.
Excellent about the Bate Lol. I'm sure you'll enjoy the whole CD for the other works as well. The other Chisholm that I have on Dutton is the Symphony No.2,'Ossian' which I like very much. Some of his concertos have been recorded as well.
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« Reply #645 on: August 01, 2020, 11:06:39 PM »
Excellent about the Bate Lol. I'm sure you'll enjoy the whole CD for the other works as well. The other Chisholm that I have on Dutton is the Symphony No.2,'Ossian' which I like very much. Some of his concertos have been recorded as well.

I recall from my childhood he was pretty adept on the trombone. A regular on "The Billy Cotton Band Show" if I remember correctly. Those were the days! (I know not the same one but the name has stuck for some reason  :D)
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« Reply #646 on: August 01, 2020, 11:23:01 PM »
I recall from my childhood he was pretty adept on the trombone. A regular on "The Billy Cotton Band Show" if I remember correctly. Those were the days! (I know not the same one but the name has stuck for some reason  :D)

Haha. I recall wondering if Venables, the composer was the same one who used to play for Chelsea and managed England.  ;D
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« Reply #647 on: August 02, 2020, 02:22:33 AM »
Jeffrey,

Did you find your Bates CD?

Do you gents remember when (was it Telarc?) issued their cannon warning on their 1812 Overture CD back in the early days of CDs?   ;D

PD

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« Reply #648 on: August 02, 2020, 03:58:12 AM »
Jeffrey,

Did you find your Bates CD?

Do you gents remember when (was it Telarc?) issued their cannon warning on their 1812 Overture CD back in the early days of CDs?   ;D

PD

LOL, I remember those warnings.  Sort of just a marketing ploy like "Warning: This CD is so realistic, your neighbors might think you are getting shot" type of thing.  :P ;D

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« Reply #649 on: August 02, 2020, 09:20:35 AM »
Jeffrey,

Did you find your Bates CD?

Do you gents remember when (was it Telarc?) issued their cannon warning on their 1812 Overture CD back in the early days of CDs?   ;D

PD
PD. Thanks for asking. I never lost the Bate CD (I don't lose them all you know!  ;D). I think it was the Dutton, Rootham, Holbrooke etc CD that I couldn't find and no it hasn't turned up yet.
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« Reply #650 on: August 02, 2020, 12:15:37 PM »
Got around to listening Bate's 4th Symphony. Obviously cannot be judged on a single work but my impression is of a composer bursting with ideas but maybe lacking discipline. Never dull, the work flies by, a most enjoyable and eventful ride and I need to listen again to see if all the dots join up as a symphony. I'm sure they do.
Simon Heffer presented on BBC radio "The Lonely Death of Stanley Bate" highly recommended and can be heard here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dxyq
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« Reply #651 on: August 02, 2020, 06:29:11 PM »
I felt in the mood for a list today so I wanted to write a list of works named after English counties or obviously depicting one particular county. This is how far I got, I'm sure people will be able to add further works.

A Somerset Rhapsody (Holst)
Fantasia on Hampshire Folk Songs (Holst)
Norfolk Rhapsodies 1-3 (3 lost) (VW)
In the Fen Country (= Cambridgeshire as I don't think VW visited the Lincolnshire Fens)
Fantasia on Sussex Folk Songs (for cello and orchestra) (VW)
A London Symphony (VW)
Gloucestershire Rhapsody (Gurney)
A Severn Rhapsody (=Gloucestershire as that's where Finzi was living when he wrote it)
Berkshire Idyll (Gardiner)
Suffolk Suite (Carwithen)


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Re: The British Composers Thread
« Reply #652 on: August 02, 2020, 09:51:16 PM »
I felt in the mood for a list today so I wanted to write a list of works named after English counties or obviously depicting one particular county. This is how far I got, I'm sure people will be able to add further works.

A Somerset Rhapsody (Holst)
Fantasia on Hampshire Folk Songs (Holst)
Norfolk Rhapsodies 1-3 (3 lost) (VW)
In the Fen Country (= Cambridgeshire as I don't think VW visited the Lincolnshire Fens)
Fantasia on Sussex Folk Songs (for cello and orchestra) (VW)
A London Symphony (VW)
Gloucestershire Rhapsody (Gurney)
A Severn Rhapsody (=Gloucestershire as that's where Finzi was living when he wrote it)
Berkshire Idyll (Gardiner)
Suffolk Suite (Carwithen)
Bax: Maytime in Sussex
Elgar: Severn Suite
Hadley: Kinder Scout (Derbyshire Peak District)
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« Reply #653 on: August 02, 2020, 10:25:57 PM »
Bax: Maytime in Sussex
Elgar: Severn Suite
Hadley: Kinder Scout (Derbyshire Peak District)

Montague Phillips:  A Surrey Suite
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy
Howells:  In Glocestershire
Arthur Wood:  My Native Heath (Yorkshire)
RVW:  On Wenlock Edge
Buterrworth:  Shropshire Lad songs/rhapsody

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« Reply #654 on: Today at 12:00:30 AM »
I felt in the mood for a list today so I wanted to write a list of works named after English counties or obviously depicting one particular county. This is how far I got, I'm sure people will be able to add further works.

Hi Calypto,

Oates posted a substantial list of such geographical British pieces a few months back (not just based on counties though). Here is his post below. you might find it of interest.


Much music is inspired by or named in tribute to specific geographic or topographic locations. This has been a particular characteristic of British classical music in the 20th Century. For no particular reason other than that I was intrigued to see how much music by British (and some Commonwealth) composers utilised an actual place name in its title, I put together a list. (It has turned out longer than I expected, so apologies!) 

This list reflects essentially orchestral music (or in some cases a chamber, brass or choral work) which references a specific geographic or topographic location in the British Isles and Ireland in its title. I’m aware that there have been many more songs and solo piano works that have been titled in this way but for the sake of keeping the list manageable these are omitted (unless there is an orchestral version as well). I am also aware of the many orchestral / chamber pieces that have been inspired or linked with geographic or topographic locations in the British Isles but which are not reflected in the title, and also omitted from this list.) As will be seen, the line between ‘serious’ composition and ‘light’ music is here somewhat blurred.

I'm sure that others can think of items I've missed.
 
Alan Abbott - London Fragments
Frederick Aldington - Bracebridge Hall
William Alwyn - Suite Of Scottish Dances, The Innumerable Dance (An English Overture), Prelude – Blackdown, A Manchester Suite
Charles Ancliffe - Irish Whispers
Alistair Anderson - On Cheviot Hills
John Ansell - Plymouth Hoe, Innisfail, Three Irish Pictures, Three Irish Dances
Violet Archer - Britannia - A Joyful Overture
Richard Arnell - Dagenham Symphony
Malcolm Arnold - The Padstow Lifeboat, A Manx Suite, English Dances, Irish Dances, Welsh Dances, Scottish Dances, Cornish Dances, A Sussex Overture, Peterloo Overture, Fairfield Overture, Attleborough, Kingston Fanfare, Richmond Fanfare
Frank Aston - Bedale Hunt
Edgar Bainton - English Idyll
Christopher Ball - Scarborough Fair, Brigg Fair, Bonnie Dundee, In The Yorkshire Dales, From The Hebrides, Irish Suite
Eric Ball - A Kensington Concerto, Fowey River Suite, St. Michael's Mount, Devon Fantasy, Scottish Festival Overture, Rosslyn, Welsh Festival, Cornish Festival
Don Banks - Five North Country folksongs
Granville Bantock - A Hebridian Symphony, A Scottish Rhapsody, Scenes from the Scottish Highlands, English Scenes, Old English Suite, Caristiona - A Hebridean Seascape
Bernard Barrell - Suffolk Celebration Overture
Frank Baron - Bishop’s Rock
Patrick Barrow – Loxwood Suite
Hubert Bath - Cornish Rhapsody, Atlantic Charter, Devonia
Arnold Bax - Tintagel, Morning Song (Maytime in Sussex), London Pageant
David Bedford - Places in Devon
John Bell – Sunny Southport
Richard Rodney Bennett - Farnham Festival Overture, Chelsea Reach,
David Bertie - Suffolk Punch
Maurice Besly – Chelsea China
Frederick Beyer – Royal Windsor, Farnham Town
Ronald Binge - Scottish Rhapsody, Thames Rhapsody, Old London
William Blezard - Battersea Park Suite
Arthur Bliss – Kenilworth, Farnaby Tower Hill, Edinburgh Overture, Fanfare Prelude for Orchestra: Macclesfield, Lancaster Prelude,  Miracle in the Gorbals
Carey Blyton - Suite: Cinque Port
Rutland Boughton - Aylesbury Games, The Chilterns
York Bowen – Somerset Suite
Fredrick Boyce - Farnham Town, Royal Windsor
Brian Boydell - Shielmartin Suite (Shulmartin Suite?)
Ina Boyle - Glencree Symphony No. 1
Rory Boyle - Suite of English Folk Songs
Sam Braithwaite - Night By Dalegarth Bridge
Havergal Brian - English Suites
Leslie Bridgewater - Bromsgrove Fair
Benjamin Britten – Plymouth Town
Brian Brockless - English Elegy
Alan Bullard - Galloway Sketches, Colnford Suite, Colchester Suite
Antony Burgess – A Manchester Overture, Glasgow Overture
Rex Burrows - Hampton Court
Alan Bush - Nottingham Symphony, English Suite, Liverpool Overture, Pavane for the Castleton Queen
Geoffrey Bush – Guildford Symphony
Arthur Butterworth - A Moorland Symphony, A Dales Suite (Embsay), An Exmoor Suite, The Quiet Tarn (Malham), Mancunian Way, Kendal Clock, Fantasy on the Kendal Chimes, Solent Forts, Reverie (Farewell Manchester) Mancunians, Sligo Fair
David Butterworth - Lochinvar, Seven Hills March, Dances for Dalkeith, Kettlebury Hill, Ewell Court Suite
George Butterworth – Two English Idylls, A Shropshire Lad
Jack Byfield - A Cornish Pastiche
John Cameron - Cumbria
Adam Carse - Winton Suite, Three English Pictures
Doreen Carwithen – East Anglian Holiday, A Suffolk Suite, Bishop Rock
Frank Chacksfield - Innishannon Serenade
Newell Chase - Midnight in Mayfair
Robert Chignall - Henley Serenade
Montague Cleeve - Whitgift Suite
Hubert Clifford - A Kentish Suite, Shanagolden, Cowes Suite, Greenwich Pageant Of The River
Carroll Coates - London By Night   
Eric Coates - London Suite, Men Of Trent March, London Again Suite, London Calling March,  London Everyday Suite, London Bridge March, South Wales and West, From Meadow to Mayfair Suite, Holborn March, On the Mall
Gerald Cockshott – Maddermarket Suuite
Cecil Coles - Suite from the Scottish Highlands
Anthony Collins – Eire Suite, Romney Marsh
Harold Collins - Bishop’s Rock
Walter Collins - Four Cornish Dances, Cumberland Green
Francis M Collinson - Hampshire
William Collisson - Irish Suite
Arnold Cooke – York Suite, Repton Fantasia
Grenville Cooke – High Marley Rest
Gaze Cooper - Newton, Lincs
Peter Cork - Alkham Valley, A Man Of Kent, Cockney Dance in Stepney, Romney Marsh, Walking Out In Wapping, Surrey Concerto, London in the Thirties
Ronald Corp - Guernsey Postcards
David Cox – London Calling
William Creser - Old English Suite
Peter Crossley-Holland – Albion Suite
Adrian Cruft – Stratford Music, Stilestone Suite
David Curry - Irish Pastorale
Matthew Curtis - Irish Lullaby, Striding Edge
Frederic Curzon - In Sherwood Suite
Gordon Dale - Brommy Hill Suite, A Midland Concerto, A Tewkesbury Suite
Horace Dann- Worcester Beacon
Marie Dare - Three Highland Sketches, Five Scottish Airs
Cedric Thorpe Davie – The Royal Mile
John Davies - Summer's Eve at Cookham Lock, The Londonderry Air
Henry Walford Davies - Big Ben Looks On
Frederick Delius – Brigg Fair, North Country Sketches
Harry Dexter - Scottish Street Dances,
Robert Docker - London Rhapsody
Peter Dodd - Irish Idyll
Marcus Dods – Highland Fancy
Andrew Downes - In the Cotswolds
Kenneth Downie – St. Austell Suite, Bridgwater Intrada, Princethorpe Variations
David Dubery - Pinch Belly Park
Ronald Duncan - Three Scottish Sketches, Highland Rhapsody
Trevor Duncan - St Boniface Down
Thomas Dunhill - The Chiddingfold Suite, Suite: In Rural England
Brian Easdale – Kew Gardens
Stuart Edwards - English Country Scenes
Edward Elgar – A Severn Suite, Cockaigne (In London Town)
David Ellis – Vale Royal Suite
Vivian Ellis - Muse In Mayfair
Albert Elms – Wembley Way
Montague Ewing - Over the Scottish Hills, An Irish Picnic
David Fanshawe - Fantasy On Dover Castle
Alexander Faris - Sketches of Regency England
Alan Farnie - A Royal Mile Suite, Fauldhouse Miners March
Robert Farnon - Goodwood Galop, Westminster Waltz, The Lincolnshire Poacher
W Merrick Farrar - Stranger in London
Eric Fenby – Rossini On Ilkla Moor – Overture
Paul Fenoulhet - Suffolk Sketches
Robin Field - Suite: Cumbria, Island Sketches: The Sound of Mull
Gerald Finzi – A Severn Rhapsody
Roger Fiske - Midsummer Hill
Christopher Le Fleming - London River, Sutton Valence, Pilford Suite
John Foulds – April-England
John Fox - A Surrey Rhapsody, Scarborough Fair
Norman Fulton – Scottish Suite
Nicholas Gatty - Haslemere Suite
Balfour Gardiner – A Berkshire Idyll
John Gardner – A Scots Overture, Irish Suite
Henry Ernest Geehl - Thames Valley, On the Cornish Coast
Edward German - Welsh Rhapsody, Norwich Symphony
Cecil Armstrong Gibbs - Westmorland Symphony, Essex Suite, The Yorkshire Dales,
Chris Gibbs - Moon Over Downham, Teatime In Chipping, In The Western Dales (originally A Ludlow Suite - Dentdale Air, Barbondale Air, Ribblesdale Air), Forest Of Bowland Suite, Lakeland Summer, Cumbrian Overture, Flookborough Blues
Ruth Gipps – Kensington Garden Suite, Cringlemire Garden, Wealden Suite
Gareth Glyn – Anglesey Sketches, A Snowdon Overture, Snowdonia
Frank Gomez - Climbing the Abbey Steps at Whitby
Arthur Goodchild - Four Yorkshire Miniatures
Ron Goodwin - City Of Lincoln March, London Serenade
David Gow - Wessex Heights Symphony
Ian Gowly - Song of the Clyde
Percy Grainger - A Lincolnshire Posy, Irish Tune From County Derry, Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon, English Dance
Emile Grimshaw - Lancashire Clogs
Malcolm Grimston – Nocturne: Putney and the River
Inglis Gundry - The Logan Rock
Christopher Gunning – Yorkshire Glory, On Hungerford Bridge
Ivor Gurney - A Gloucestershire Rhapsody
Patrick Hadley – Kinder Scout
Alfred Hale – Cornish Suite
Iain Hamilton - Bartholomew Fair Overture, London: Kaleidoscope, Scottish Dances
David Harries – Cornish Overture
Pamela Harrison - An Evocation of the Weald
Julius Harrison - Worcestershire Suite, Bredon Hill, Widdicombe Fair, Cornish Holiday Sketches, Severn County
Hamilton Harty - Londonderry Air, In Ireland, An Irish Symphony, Variations on a Dublin Air, Irish Fantasy
Colin Hand - South Bank Sketches, Fenland Suite
Ronald Hanmer - Heritage of England
Fred Hartley - The Ball at Aberfeldy, Hampden Road March, The Dublin Express, The Fair Maid of Moray,  Highland Lullaby
Patrick Hawes - Fair Albion, Highgrove Suite, How Hill
Anthony Hedges – Fiddler’s Green, A Cleveland Overture, West Oxford Walks, Overture – Heigham Sound, Scenes from the Humber, Kingston Sketches, An Ayrshire Serenade
George William Hespe – Kinder Scout,  A Welsh Fantasy
Nigel Hess - East Coast Pictures
Charles Hoby - A Scottish Rhapsody, Lure of the Highlands
Alun Hoddinott - Two Welsh Nursery Tunes, Welsh Dances
Joseph Holbrooke - Wild Wales, Suite on Folksongs of Great Britain, Cambrian Ballades
Theodore Holland - Ellingham Marshes
John Holliday - May Day at Helston, Zennor, Skipton Rig
Henry Holmes - Cumberland Symphony
Gustav Holst – A Cotswolds Symphony, A Somerset Rhapsody, St Paul's Suite, Hammersmith, Egdon Heath, A Hampshire Suite
H. Hope – South Down March
Peter Hope - Ring Of Kerry, Irish Legend
James Howe - Pentland Hills
Herbert Howells – Paradise Rondel, Winchester Service, Coventry Antiphon
Margaret Hubicki - Scottish and Irish Airs, Sussex Pictures
Llifon Hughes-Jones - Langdon Overture
Ian Hurst – Windermere Idyll, The Bells of Somerset, Brighton Sea-Step (South Pier Sea-Step).
John Ireland – Mai-Dun, A Downland Suite, A London Overture, Sarnia
Christopher Irvin – Arden Airs, Tales from Hebden Wood
Herbert Ivey - Glimpses of London
Gordon Jacob – Overture - Clogher Head, Alexandra Palace, Bonnie Dundee, Denbigh Suite, Essex Overture, Essex Suite, Hertford Suite, Lincolnshire Poacher, New Forest Suite, Northumbrian Overture, Redbridge Variations, Fantasia on Scottish Tunes, Swansea Town, Tattenham Corner, York Symphony, English Landscape, Havant Suite
John Jefferys - Bickleigh Idyll
Cyril Jenkins - Welsh Fantasia,
David Jennings – The Lincoln Imp
Eleanor Johnson - A Legend of Erin
Laurie Johnson - Castles of Britain
Stewart Johnson - A Northumbrian Suite
Maurice Johnston - Tarn Hows: A Cumbrian Rhapsody, Pennine Way, County Palatine, Watling Street,
Douglas Jones - Ayton Airs
Edward Jones - The Siege of York
Archibald Joyce - Brighton Hike
Thomas Keighley - A Northern Rhapsody
Bryan Kelly – Four Realms Suite, Globe Theatre Suite, Edinburgh Dances, Oxford Scherzo, Irish Dances
Majory Kennedy-Fraser - Hebridean Suite
Albert William Ketèlbey - Mayfair Cinderella   
Reginald King - In the Chilterns
Ian Laidler - Mendip Suite,
D. Lancaster - Bridge on the River Wharfe
Philip Lane – Prestbury Park, Cotswold Dances, London Salute, The Bluebell Line
Gordon Langford – Spirit of London, Hebridean Hoedown, West Country Fantasy, North Country Fantasy
Otto Langley - The Emerald Isle, From the Highlands and Sounds for England
John F. Larchet -  Irish Airs
Ernest Markham Lee - Moorland & Torland, West Country Suite, Round the North Sea, Rivers of Devon Suite
Paul Lewis - Norfolk Suite, Festival of London March, An English Overture, Sussex Symphony Overture, Norfolk Idyll
Malcolm Lipkin - Clifford's Tower
George Lloyd - The Forest of Arden, Royal Parks, English Heritage
Hermann Frederic Löhr - West Countree, West Country Dances
John Longmire - Green Park
Jon Lord – A Durham Concerto
Raymond Loughborough - Jevington Suite
David Lyon - Farnham Suite, A Wiltshire Elegy
Alexander Mackenzie - Pibroch Suite, Scottish Rhapsodies, Britannia, London Day By Day
Desmond Macmahon - A Northumbrian Suite
Hamish McCunn - The Dowie Dens o’ Yarrow, Highland Memories
Bill McGillivray - Streets of London
Bill McGuffie - Highland Hue, Scottish Ayr
Elizabeth Maconchy - An Essex Overture, Overture Proud Thames
John Blackwood McEwen - A Solway Symphony, Three Border Ballads (Grey Galloway), Highland Dances, Scottish Rhapsody
George McIlwham - For Highland Gathering
Gary McNichol - Brodsworth Suite
John Manduell - Sunderland Point Overture
Hastings Mann – Westward Ho!
Albert Marlind – Piccadilly Prelude
David Matthews – Norfolk March
Muir Mathieson - From the Grampians
Peter Maxwell-Davies – An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise, A Voyage to Fair Isle, Strathclyde Concertos
Billy Mayerl – Sennen Cove
Leslie Meurant - From Eamont To Eden
Bruce Montgomery – Scottish Aubade, Scottish Lullaby
William Mooney - Cromer Suite, Six Scottish Dances, Perthshire Echoes Suite
Reginald Morgan - Cotswold Melody
Angela Morley - Rotten Row
William Moyle - Cornish Floral Dance, Restormel, Cornish Rock, Cornish Cavalier
Herbert Murrill - Caprice on Two Norfolk Folk Tunes
Malcolm Nabarro - Lincoln Green: A Fantasia on Lincolnshire Folk Songs
Paul Neville - Shrewsbury Fair
Roy Newsome - Tredegar Castle, Westward Suite, Two London Sketches
David J. Newstone - The Humber Bridge Suite
Harold Noble - Tintern Abbey
Charles O’Brien – Scottish Scenes, Ellangowan
Walton O'Donnell - The Irish Maiden, Two Irish Tone Sketches
Norman O'Neill - Variations on an Irish Air
Buxton Orr – Caledonian Suite
Charles Wilfred Orr - A Cotswold Hill Tune
Charles Parry – English Suite
Ian Parrott – Westerham, Fanfare Overture for a Somerset Festival, The Coast of Ceredigion
Adam Pounds - Norfolk Seascape, A Northern Picture
Montague Phillips - A Surrey Suite, Hampton Court
Albert Peace - Fantasia on Scottish Melodies
Thomas Pitfield – Overture On North-Country Tunes
Kenneth Platts - Manx Dances, Sussex Overture
T.J. Powell - Snowdon Fantasy, Carnarvon Castle, Castell Coch, Cardiff Castle, Castell Caerffili, Salute to Wales
Richard Maldwyn Price - Welsh Fantasy, Cambrian Suite, An English Overture, Gwalia Suite
Roger Quilter - Three English Dances
Felton Rapley - Down the Solent, A Highland Vision, An Irish Legend
Harold Rawlinson – In A Kentish Garden
Alan Rawsthorne – Overture for Farnham
Austen Rayner – Eboracum
Reginald Redman - Marston Court, West Country Suite, Rhapsody on Somerset Folk Songs
Alfred Reynolds – The Sirens Of Southend
Clive Richardson – London Fantasia
Cyril Rootham - In The Lake Country
David Rose - Piccadilly   
Alec Rowley - Down Channel: Nautical Overture, From a Devon Headland
Edmund Rubbra - Plymouth
Philip Sainton – Stonehenge
Max Saunders - A Cotswold Pastoral
Cyril Scott – Cornish Boat Song, Irish Serenade
Derek Scott – Salisbury Plain
George Scott-Wood – London Caprice
Humphrey Searle - Highland Reel
Charles Shadwell – Lulworth Cove, Morning at Bibury
Evelyn Sharpe – Devon Suite, Hampshire Suite, Essex Suite
Robert Sherlaw-Johnson - Northumbrian Symphony
Michael Short – Caledonia, Kentish Fire, Stonehenge
Ivor Slaney - Land’s End to John O’Groats
Gavin Smith – North-East Fantasy
Peter Smith - Willowbrook Suite
Harry Somers - North Country
Arthur Somervell - Piano Concerto (Highland)
Susan Spain-Dunk - Kentish Downs, Weald of Kent, Andred's Weald, Stonehenge, Kentonia
Philip Sparke - A Tameside Overture, A London Overture, A Malvern Suite
Philip Spratley - A Helpson Fantasia
Anthony Spurgin - West Country Special
Ray Steadman-Allen - On Ratcliff Highway
Jack Strachey - Shaftesbury Avenue, Eros In Piccadilly
Allan Street - Doon Valley, Nottingham Town
Graeme Stuart - Thames Castles
L. Sturdy - Old Kensington
Herbert Sumsion – Lerryn, In the Cotswolds
Giles Swayne - County Down
Frank Tapp - Beachy Head Overture, Overture Metropolis, English Landmarks Suite
Arthur Taylor – Sandringham Waltz
Donald Thorne - Lights of London
Niso Ticciati - An Epping Forest Suite
Reginald Tilsley - Welsh Fantasy, Leicester Square Lament
George Tootell– Manx Scenes
Sidney Torch - London Transport Suite
Joan Trimble - Buttermilk Point, The Baird of Lisgoole, The Humours of Carick
Charles Villiars Stanford – Irish Rhapsodies
Ernest Tomlinson - Cumberland Square, Chadkirk Idyll, Kielder Water, An English Overture, Suite of English Folk-Dances, Silverthorn Suite, English Pageant, The Merseyside Overture, The Fantasia on North Country Folk Tunes, Overture on Old English Tunes
Phylis Tate – London Fields
Matthew Taylor – The Needles
Mansel Thomas - Six Welsh Dances
Peter Thompson – Hampshire Summers
Michael Tippett – Shires Suite
George Tootell - Manx Scenes
Robert Walker -  At Bignor Hill
Alfred Wall - Thanet
Gareth Walters - A Gwent Suite, Holmer Green
William Walton - Portsmouth Point
Raymond Warren – Wexford Bells – Suite On Old Irish Tunes
Cyril Watters – Piccadilly Spree, A Cotswold Lullaby
Eric Wetherell – Bristol Quay Suite
Arthur Wood - Dales Dances Suite, My Native Heath
Frederic H. Wood - Scenes in Kent, Scenes in Northumberland, Scenes on the Wye, Scenes on the Downs
Gareth Wood - Cardiff Bay, Culloden Moor
Haydn Wood – London Landmarks, British Rhapsody, A Manx Rhapsody, Mannin Veen, London Cameos Suite, A Manx Overture, Snapshots of London Suite
Sam B. Wood - The Yorkshire Ridings, West Riding March
Thomas Wood - Suffolk Punch, The Brew House at Bures
Francis Woods - Gressenhall Suite
Graham Whettham - Red Cliffs and the Sea
Felix White - Impressions of England
Percy Whitlock - Wessex Suite
Graham Whittam - An English Suite
Arthur Wilkinson – Three Rivers Fantasy, Cornish Caprice
Charles Williams - London Fair, Hills Of Brecon, Seaford Head, Highland Lament, Lizard Point, Kensington, The Bells of St. Clements    
Grace Williams - Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes, Severn Bridge Variations, Castell Caernarfon
Ralph Vaughan Williams – In The Fen Country, A Norfolk Rhapsody x 3. A London Symphony, Charterhouse Suite, Burley Heath, Harnham Down, Fantasia On Sussex Folk Tunes, English Folk Song Suite, Oxford Elegy
Malcolm Williamson – The House of Windsor, Richmond Fanfare
Bill Worland – Leeds Castle, Scottish Power, Brighton Belle, Broadstairs Suite
Christopher Wright - Kyson Point Suite, Orfordness
Denis Wright – Cornish Holiday, Tintagel
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Re: The British Composers Thread
« Reply #655 on: Today at 12:12:49 AM »
Richard Arnell - Dagenham Symphony - this has to be a commission unless Dagenham is Arnell's home town and he has a special affection for it.

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Re: The British Composers Thread
« Reply #656 on: Today at 12:47:52 AM »
Richard Arnell - Dagenham Symphony - this has to be a commission unless Dagenham is Arnell's home town and he has a special affection for it.
Yes, I agree!
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: The British Composers Thread
« Reply #657 on: Today at 01:10:43 AM »
PD. Thanks for asking. I never lost the Bate CD (I don't lose them all you know!  ;D). I think it was the Dutton, Rootham, Holbrooke etc CD that I couldn't find and no it hasn't turned up yet.
Does your music listening area (CD storage) look like this? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-okey4m_gA  :D  ;)

PD

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Re: The British Composers Thread
« Reply #658 on: Today at 01:16:07 AM »
Wow!  Those are quite the lists of British place/location music!   :o

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Re: The British Composers Thread
« Reply #659 on: Today at 01:27:16 AM »
Does your music listening area (CD storage) look like this? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-okey4m_gA  :D  ;)

PD

That's uncanny PD. Mine looks just like that, but in several locations around the house, the garage and the garden shed.  ;D
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).