Britten 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'



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Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes Op. 33a 15.40

I Dawn 3.11

II Sunday Morning 3.46

III Moonlight 4.08

IV Storm 4.35


Suite on English Folk Tunes 'A time there was...' Op. 90 14.43

I Cakes and Ale 2.29

II Bitter Withy 3.03

III Hankin Booby 2.24

IV Hunt the Squirrel 1.23

V Lord Melbourne 5.24


The Courtly Dances from Gloriana, Op. 53a 9.59


The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Op. 34 16.42

Variations and Fugue on a theme of Purcell


Total playing time 57.43


A 1991 Nimbus recording made in Birmingham's Symphony Hall by the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Boughton is impressive but also intelligent in planningas it includes Britten's Suit of English Folk Tunes (A time there was...), the Courtly Dances from Gloriana and his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Professor Chris Green, SNLmusic

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