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Through Gold and Silver Clouds

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1589 CD
Release date2007-02-15
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time67:33

Sir Edward Elgar once described the sensation of flying in an aeroplane to Frederick Delius: ‘There is a delightful feeling of elation in sailing through gold and silver clouds. It is, Delius, rather like your music – a little intangible sometimes, but always very beautiful.’ On this disc, Camerata Wales – consisting of some of today’s finest Welsh musicians – and conductor Owain Arwel Hughes bring together not only Elgar and Delius, but also Holst, Peter Warlock and Welsh composer Arwel Hughes (father of the conductor) in a programme which is certainly both elating and beautiful. St. Paul’s Suite and Capriol are both works that have proved almost impossible to sit still to while listening, while in Arwel Hughes’ Fantasia, based on ‘an old ecclesiastical theme’, it is an elegiac melody bathed in nostalgia that sets the tone. Delius’s Cuckoo and Summer Night are the most English of all English music – even though the river portrayed in the latter piece is actually French: the Loing, flowing past Delius’s home near Fontainebleau. These gems are framed by Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, one of his best-loved works and glowing with an identifiably Edwardian warmth throughout, and his Elegy, whose brevity (it lasts around five minutes) belies its depth of emotion.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Elgar, Sir Edward
  Serenade in E minor for Strings, Op.20 13:14
01 I. Allegro piacevole 03:36 $ 0.76 USD
02 II. Larghetto 06:43 $ 1.41 USD
03 III. Allegretto 02:55 $ 0.61 USD
  Composer: Hughes, Arwel
04 Fantasia in A minor for string orchestra 11:20 $ 2.38 USD
  Composer: Warlock, Peter
  Capriol Suite for string orchestra 10:07
05 I. Basse-Danse 01:31 $ 0.32 USD
06 II. Pavane 02:06 $ 0.44 USD
07 III. Tordion 01:03 $ 0.22 USD
08 IV. Bransles 02:03 $ 0.43 USD
09 V. Pieds-en-l’air 02:26 $ 0.51 USD
10 VI. Mattachins 00:58 $ 0.20 USD
  Composer: Delius, Frederick
11 On hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring 07:06 $ 1.49 USD
  Composer: Delius, Frederick
12 Summer Night on the River 06:17 $ 1.32 USD
  Composer: Holst, Gustav
  St. Paul’s Suite for string orchestra, Op.29 No.2 11:53
13 I. Jig 03:02 $ 0.64 USD
14 II. Ostinato 01:51 $ 0.39 USD
15 III. Intermezzo 03:43 $ 0.78 USD
16 IV. Finale (The Dargason) 03:17 $ 0.69 USD
  Composer: Elgar, Sir Edward
17 Elegy, Op.58 04:57 $ 1.04 USD
  Album total 67:33
ComposerDelius, Frederick
Elgar, Sir Edward
Holst, Gustav
Hughes, Arwel
Warlock, Peter
ConductorArwel Hughes, Owain
OrchestraCamerata Wales

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