Dutton Epoch presents two outstanding world premiere recordings, which listeners have been requesting for some time - Stanley Bate's coruscating wartime Third Symphony, and Vaughan Williams's powerful early Heroic Elegy and Triumphal Epilogue. Both works are quite a find and Dutton Epoch has coupled each with revelatory supporting programmes. If you like Vaughan Williams or Walton you will revel in Stanley Bate's lyrical and dramatic symphony commandingly played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates. With it on this disc comes Erik Chisholm's grandly impressive and colourful tone poem Pictures from Dante, possibly Chisholm's greatest work, a brilliant orchestral study in two movements with resonances of Ravel, Holst and Celtic tradition. The disc is completed with the ninth contribution to Dutton Epoch's celebrated series of Richard Arnell's music, with Arnell's two vivid tributes to the filmmaker Robert Flaherty - the prelude The Black Mountain and the extended tone poem or 'Impression' Robert Flaherty, in which Arnell, in some of his most romantic writing, reflects the Hollywood music of his time.