British Serenade - Solos with String Orchestra | Heritage HTGCD204

British Serenade - Solos with String Orchestra


Label: Heritage

Cat No: HTGCD204

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 24th June 2016



Heritage is pleased to announce its first collaboration with the Chamber Ensemble of London, a disc which commemorates the tenth anniversary of Malcom Arnold’s death and features no fewer than nine world premieres by Malcolm Arnold and leading figures of the British ‘light music’ scene.

"‘That would be a good idea!’ This CD assembles many of the ‘good ideas’ – mine and other people’s – that had gone to the back of my mind. What brought them to the front? The Malcolm Arnold Society wanted to mark the 10th anniversary of the composer’s death with music not previously recorded. The Arnold items were all solos with strings. That became the unifying factor for the whole CD. I remembered Chris Shrimpton putting the case for the classical harmonica; soloists I wished to promote; the music of an old friend; the viola, another Cinderella instrument… We had soon recorded more than enough material for one CD. There may be another." - Peter Fisher, February 2016

Malcolm Arnold - Serenade for Guitar and Strings, op.50 (Michael Butten, solo guitar)
Clive Jenkins - Romance for Viola and Strings* (Richard Waters, solo viola)
Paul Lewis - On Pevensey Levels* (Chris Shrimpton, solo harmonica)
Edward Elgar, arr. Levine Andrade - Salut d’Amour, op.12* (Michael Mace, solo cello)
Paul Carr - Viola Air* (Richard Waters, solo viola)
Malcolm Arnold arr. Roger Steptoe - Concertino for Clarinet and Strings, op.29a* (Peter Cigleris, solo clarinet)
Clive Jenkins - Rhapsody for Harmonica* (Chris Shrimpton, solo harmonica)
Don Shearman - Winter Sunshine* (Peter Fisher, solo violin)
Clive Jenkins - Cologne* (Chris Shrimpton, solo harmonica)
Malcolm Arnold, arr. Philip Lane - Five Pieces for Violin and Strings, op.84a* (Peter Fisher, solo violin)

*World premiere recordings

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