Playlist for 20th February 2010 – An English Pastoral

Written by on February 19, 2011

This weeks Variations on a Theme  is called An English Pastoral and features the works of a number of  English composers and works all composed in the first half of the 20th Century.  All of the works are basically elegies of one sort or another to the English countryside, some are purely orchestral and others are settings of English poetry. 

Composer

Title

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Norfolk Rhapsody No.1

Benjamin Britten

4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33A – 2. Sunday Morning

Gerald Finzi

Op. 3 – A Severn Rhapsody

Arnold Bax

Tintagel

George Butterworth

On the Idle Hill of Summer

Ivor Gurney

Far in a Western Brookland

Vaughan Williams

Norfolk Rhapsody No.2

 


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