Lloyd-Jones: Alwyn - Concerti Grossi no.2,3 (24/44 FLAC)
Lloyd-Jones: Alwyn – Concerti Grossi no.2,3 (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: William Alwyn
Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 510 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. The Moor of Venice (arr. P. Lane for orchestra)

Concerto Grosso No. 2 in G major for String Orchestra
02. I. Allegro moderato e vigoroso
03. II. Adagio ed espressivo
04. III. Vivace (allegro ma non troppo)

Serenade
05. I. Prelude: Andantino – Tranquillo – A tempo
06. II. Bacchanal: Moderato (poco allegro) – Allargando – A tempo
07. III. Air: Andante molto tranquillo e semplice
08. IV. Finale: Allegretto – Moderato e molto tranquillo – Presto – A tempo primo (l’istesso tempo)

7 Irish Tunes
09. No. 1. The Little Red Lark: Andantino
10. No. 2. Country Tune: Allegretto giocoso
11. No. 3. The Maiden Ray: Moderato e grazioso
12. No. 4. Reel: The Ewe with the Crooked Horn: Allegro vivace
13. No. 5. The Gentle Maiden: Andante e semplice
14. No. 6. The Sigh: Allegretto (quasi andantino e poco dolente) – Piu lento
15. No. 7. Jig: Allegro e giocoso – poco tranquillo – Tempo primo

Concerto Grosso No. 3 for Woodwind, Brass & Strings
16. I. Maestoso – Moderato e ritmico
17. II. Andante – Vivace
18. III. Andante

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones
Recorded: 2007, 2010
Recording Venue: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, England

The final volume of Alwyn’s orchestral music in this landmark Naxos series.

William Alwyn’s prolific output included descriptive scores, and The Moor of Venice Dramatic Overture examines the turbulent central character in Shakespeare’s Othello. The Serenade and the orchestral version of Seven Irish Tunes receive première recordings here, both covering a wide range of moods.

Following the previous recording of Concerto Grosso No. 1, this collection includes Concerto Grosso No. 2, scored for strings only and Concerto Grosso No. 3, a tribute to Sir Henry Wood.

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