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Bainton: Symphony No. 3 / Boughton: Symphony no.1 "Oliver Cromwell"

Roderick Williams , Edgar Bainton , Rutland Boughton , Vernon Handley , BBC Concert Orchestra Audio CD
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  • Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Composer: Edgar Bainton, Rutland Boughton
  • Audio CD (19 Feb 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epoch British Music
  • ASIN: B000NA2PK0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,972 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Edgar Bainton - Symphony no.3 in C minor - i. Molto
2. Edgar Bainton - Symphony no.3 in C minor - ii. Allegretto grazioso
3. Edgar Bainton - Symphony no.3 in C minor - iii. Adagio
4. Edgar Bainton - Symphony no.3 in C minor - iv. Molto moderato, pesante -
5. Rutland Boughton - Symphony no.1 `Oliver Cromwell' - i. Quick and Rough
6. Rutland Boughton - Symphony no.1 `Oliver Cromwell' - ii. Rather Slow
7. Rutland Boughton - Symphony no.1 `Oliver Cromwell' - iii. Quick with
8. Rutland Boughton - Symphony no.1 `Oliver Cromwell' - iv. Quick - Slow -

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A revelation for all lovers of the English symphony: Vernon Handley conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra works his magic on two tremendous but until now unknown scores, in an unexpected coupling. Edgar Bainton's glorious Third Symphony, his last work, from 1956, was written when he was living in Australia, and Rutland Boughton's First Symphony, from 1905, a swaggering Edwardian celebration of Oliver Cromwell, is crowned by baritone Roderick Williams's fervent projection of Cromwell's prayer at the end. We perhaps do not link the names of Edgar Bainton and Rutland Boughton, yet they were friends and contemporaries when Boughton was trying to launch his opera scheme at Glastonbury at the beginning of WWI, and their music, early and late, makes a uniquely rewarding programme.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bainton Symphony No 3 is very moving. 17 Dec 2007
By Jeffrey Davis VINE VOICE
Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)was born in London but lived most of his life in Australia - although he was interned in Germany during the First World War. His valedictory Symphony No 3 was completed only shortly before his death. Work on it had been suspended following the death of Bainton's wife but a friend had gently challenged him to complete it - the result is probably his greatest work. Although it is written in a comparatively conventional idiom it is, in my view at least, a deeply moving work of considerable slumbering power and much depth-it ends on a note of hard-won triumph (or at least acceptance). I suspect that it will appeal to admirers of Parry, Vaughan Williams and Rubbra (although there are also echoes of Sibelius). The work is shot through with poetic moments of great beauty. I admire some works by Rutland Boughton, especially 'The Immortal Hour' and the Oboe Concerto but, I have to say, that I did not make much of his 'Oliver Cromwell symphony'.

Worth having for the Bainton though - a lovely work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two symphonies by Bainton and Boughton 22 Feb 2013
By Dr. H. A. Jones TOP 500 REVIEWER
This is the first of two CDs released (2007) in recent years by the Dutton Laboratories on the Epoch label of music by Bainton and Boughton. Edgar Bainton (1880-1956) and Rutland Boughton (1878-1960) were two contemporary English composers who, although composing during the 20th century, wrote music that is immediately accessible, enjoyable and uplifting to the spirit: many 20th century compositions are quite challenging for the listener. Their compositions are thoroughly workmanlike rather than startlingly original and provide most satisfying listening. Both works are in four movements. The Boughton first symphony (of three) is subtitled `Oliver Cromwell' and, to me, captures something of the character of the man as I have read about it. The direct source of inspiration for the work were the `Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell' compiled by the Scottish philosopher-historian, Thomas Carlyle.

One feature I was not prepared for on a first listening to the Boughton was the baritone solo rendition of Cromwell's last prayer in the final movement. It reminded me of my first hearing of Mahler's 4th Symphony with the soprano soloist in the final movement. The soloist here is Roderick Williams and the orchestra in both works is the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley. The Bainton work is his third and final symphony in c minor. Anyone who enjoys the music of the early 20th century English composers Hubert Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford will find much to admire here in the symphonies by these too little heard composers. To my mind, they certainly bear favourable comparison with the earlier masters.

Boughton: Symphony No. 3 & Oboe Concerto No. 1
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5.0 out of 5 stars Symphonies by Bainton & Boughton 22 Feb 2013
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This is the first of two CDs released (2007) in recent years by the Dutton Laboratories on the Epoch label of music by Bainton and Boughton. Edgar Bainton (1880-1956) and Rutland Boughton (1878-1960) were two contemporary English composers who, although composing during the 20th century, wrote music that is immediately accessible, enjoyable and uplifting to the spirit: many 20th century compositions are quite challenging for the listener. Their compositions are thoroughly workmanlike rather than startlingly original and provide most satisfying listening. Both works are in four movements. The Boughton first symphony (of three) is subtitled ‘Oliver Cromwell’ and, to me, captures something of the character of the man as I have read about it. The direct source of inspiration for the work were the ‘Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell’ compiled by the Scottish philosopher-historian, Thomas Carlyle.

One feature I was not prepared for on a first listening to the Boughton was the baritone solo rendition of Cromwell’s last prayer in the final movement. It reminded me of my first hearing of Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the soprano soloist in the final movement. The soloist here is Roderick Williams and the orchestra in both works is the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley. The Bainton work is his third and final symphony in c minor. Anyone who enjoys the music of the early 20th century English composers Hubert Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford will find much to admire here in the symphonies by these too little heard composers. To my mind, they certainly bear favourable comparison with the earlier masters.
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