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Best of British [EMI Classics]
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The Best of British is a three CD set featuring some of Great Britain’s favourite music, including The Lark Ascending, Jerusalem, Music for the Royal Firework’s, Elgar’s Nimrod and much more. The set features British performers, ensembles and conductors including Dame Janet Baker, Robert Tear, Gerald Finley, Guy Johnston, Vernon Handley, Richard Hickox; Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Adrian Boult; London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, Choir of King's College, Adiemus, Virtuosi of England

Tracks:
DISC ONE:
1. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending 2. Holst: The Planets - Suite H125 (Op. 32): The Planets - Suite H125 (Op. 32): 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (Allegro giocoso) 3. Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1998 Digital Remaster): Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio 4. Handel: Messiah HWV56 (1987 Digital Remaster), PART 2: Messiah HWV56 (1987 Digital Remaster), PART 2: Hallelujah (chorus: Allegro) 5. Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma' Op. 36 (1986 Digital Remaster): Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma' Op. 36 (1986 Digital Remaster): IX. Nimrod 6. Handel: Water Music (1987 Digital Remaster), Suite in F: Water Music (1987 Digital Remaster), Suite in F: Air 7. Jenkins: Agnus Dei - Karl Jenkins 8. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 9. Handel: Messiah HWV56 (1987 Digital Remaster), PART 1: Messiah HWV56 (1987 Digital Remaster), PART 1: For unto us a child is born (chorus: Andante allegro) 10. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' 11. Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance - Military Marches Op. 39: Pomp and Circumstance 12. Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38 (1999 Digital Remaster), Part II: The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38 (1999 Digital Remaster), Part II: Softly and gently (Angel, chorus, semi-chorus)

DISC TWO:
1. Handel: Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus) 2. Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus' 3. Handel: Coronation Anthems (1727): Coronation Anthems (1727): Zadok the Priest HWV 258 4. Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow 5. Rutter: A Gaelic Blessing (words adapted from an old Gaelic rune) 6. Arnold: English Dances - Set II Op. 33 (1998 Digital Remaster): English Dances - Set II Op. 33 (1998 Digital Remaster): 5. Allegro non troppo 7. Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38 (1999 Digital Remaster), Part II: The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38 (1999 Digital Remaster), Part II: But hark! a grand mysterious harmony (Soul, Angel, chorus) 8. Handel: Water Music (1987 Digital Remaster), Suite in F: Water Music (1987 Digital Remaster), Suite in F: Bourrée 9. Vaughan Williams: Three Preludes Founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes (orch. Arnold Foster): Three Preludes Founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes (orch. Arnold Foster): 2. Rhosymedre (melody by J. D. Edwards, 1805-1885) 10. Parry (orch: Elgar; text: Blake)Jerusalem 11. Handel: Solomon HWV67: Solomon HWV67: Sinfonia (The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba) 12. Tallis: Spem in alium 13. Handel: Water Music (1987 Digital Remaster), Suite in D: Water Music (1987 Digital Remaster), Suite in D: Alla Hornpipe 14. Jenkins: Adiemus 15. Walton: Crown Imperial - Coronation March (1937) (1995 Digital Remaster)

DISC THREE:
1. Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs - Suite (orch. Gordon Jacob): English Folk Songs - Suite (orch. Gordon Jacob): I. March (Seventeen Come Sunday) 2. Rutter: Requiem: Requiem: 1. Requiem aeternam 3. Elgar: Chanson de matin Op. 15 No. 2 (1996 Digital Remaster) 4. Handel: Water Music (1987 Digital Remaster), Suite in D: Water Music (1987 Digital Remaster), Suite in D: Bourrée 5. Coates: The Dam Busters March (1995 Digital Remaster) 6. Jenkins: Requiem: Requiem: In Paradisum 7. Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks (1995 Digital Remaster): Music for the Royal Fireworks (1995 Digital Remaster): La Réjouissance 8. Britten: Simple Symphony Op. 4 (1998 Digital Remaster): Simple Symphony Op. 4 (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Sentimental Saraband. 9. Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto (1988 Digital Remaster) 10. Elgar: Serenade in E minor Op. 20: Serenade in E minor Op. 20: II. Larghetto 11. Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks (1995 Digital Remaster): Music for the Royal Fireworks (1995 Digital Remaster): Minuets I & II 12. Jenkins: Benedictus - Karl Jenkins 13. Elgar: Salut d'amour Op. 12 (1996 Digital Remaster) 14. Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 15. Walton: Façade - Two suites for orchestra (1987 Digital Remaster): Façade - Two suites for orchestra (1987 Digital Remaster): Popular Song (Grazioso) (II/5) 16. Walton: Henry V - Suite (arr. Muir Mathieson) (1990 Digital Remaster): Henry V - Suite (arr. Muir Mathieson) (1990 Digital Remaster): 4. Touch her soft lips and part 17. Elgar (text: Benson): Coronation Ode Op. 44 (1995 Digital Remaster): Coronation Ode Op. 44 (1995 Digital Remaster): VI. Land of Hope and Glory
Album: Best of British [EMI Classics]
# Song Title   Time
1)    The Lark Ascending
2)    The Planets, Op. 32: 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
3)    Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 3. Adagio
4)    Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
5)    'Enigma' Variations, Op. 36: 9. Nimrod
6)    Water Music Suite No. 1 in F: Air
7)    The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace: Agnus Dei
8)    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
9)    Messiah: For unto us a child is born
10)    Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
11)    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G, Op. 39 No. 4
12)    The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: The Angel's Farewell
1)    Juda Maccabaeus: Thine be the glory
2)    Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'
3)    Zadok the Priest
4)    The Banks of Green Willow
5)    A Gaelic Blessing
6)    English Dances, Set 2: English Dance No. 5
7)    The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Praise to the holiest (conclusion)
8)    Water Music Suite No. 1 in F: Bourr‚e
9)    Three Preludes Founded on Welsh Tunes: No. 2. Rhosymedre
10)    Jerusalem
11)    Solomon: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
12)    Spem in alium
13)    Water Music Suite No. 2 in D: Alla Hornpipe
14)    Adiemus 1: Adiemus
15)    Crown Imperial
1)    English Folk Song Suite: 1. March (Seventeen Come Sunday)
2)    Requiem: 1. Requiem aeternam
3)    Op. 15: No. 2. Chanson de matin
4)    Water Music Suite No. 2 in D: Bourr‚e
5)    The Dam Busters March
6)    Requiem: In Paradisum
7)    Music for the Royal Fireworks: La R‚jouissance
8)    Simple Symphony, Op. 4: 3. Sentimental Saraband
9)    Warsaw Concerto
10)    Serenade in E minor, Op. 20: 1. Larghetto
11)    Music for the Royal Fireworks: Minuets 1 & 2
12)    Benedictus (from The Armed Man)
13)    Salut d'amour, Op. 12
14)    On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
15)    Fa‡ade Suite No.2: 5. Popular Song
16)    Henry 5 Suite: No. 4. Touch her soft lips and part
17)    Coronation Ode, Op. 44: Finale. Land of Hope and Glory
 
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