FANFARES Works by Bantock, Albert W. Ketelbey, Sir Hamilton Harty, Haydn Wood, Sir Arnold Bax etc. Onyx Brass, Guest Musicians, John Wilson. Chandos Records SACD
An album of festive fanfares by
Granville Bantock (1868 - 1946)
Albert W. Ketèlbey (1875 - 1959)
Sir Hamilton Harty (1879 - 1941)
Haydn Wood (1882 - 1959)
Sir Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953)
Eric Coates (1886 - 1957)
Sir Arthur Bliss (1891 - 1975)
Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)
Frederic Curzon (1899 - 1973)
Sir Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
Elisabeth Lutyens (1906 - 1983)
Imogen Holst (1907 - 1984)
Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921 - 2006)
Joseph Horovitz (b. 1926)
Onyx Brass with guest musicians / Conducted by John Wilson
Among all the many Chandos brass recordings, each release having played a major role in the label’s successful history, this one may well be the loudest.
In the vast acoustic of St Jude’s Church, London, rendered in surround-sound, and in the largest ensemble format to which it has ever expanded, Onyx Brass, under the energetic direction of John Wilson, brings together four dozen fanfares by fourteen British composers of the past century and a half.
Including works by Arnold, Bax, Bliss, Imogen Holst Ketèlbey, and Tippett – with numerous premiere recordings, this album is an unmissable celebration of stirring, brilliant, joyous, exciting, varied, sometimes military, and always optimistic music.
Chandos Records SACD CHSA5221
|Release Period||March 2018|