Gustav Holst - A Winter Idyll • Elegy (In Memoriam William Morris) • Indra, Symphonic Poem • A Song of the Night • Invocation • Sita – Interlude Act III • The Lure - Ballet Music* • Dances from The Morning of the Year*

Lorraine McAslan, violin
Alexander Baillie, cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra*
David Atherton, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1993 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.209
UPC/EAN: 5020926020925
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD/DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 75.58
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 : Recorded at Walthamstow, 7 March 1988, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineer: John Dunkerley
Tracks 4, 6 : Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, 31 July 1989, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineer: John Dunkerley
Tracks 7, 8 : Recorded at Walthamstow, 29 & 30 May 1980, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson

"A fascinating assembly of Holstiana. Three of these pieces have already appeared on an earlier Lyrita compilation … David Atherton was the admirable conductor on that occasion, the LSO enthusiastic protagonists and the engineers on top form. Wisely then, this enterprising label has invited the same conductor (this time with the LPO) to continue the good work, and the result is this notably generous collection of absorbing rarities. … handsomely played and engineered, and graced by extensive and knowledgeable booklet notes from Lewis Foreman" Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone

"Sound quality is exceptional ... Indra from 1903 sounds more like the later Holst style we are familiar with. One hears fleeting echoes of many of the later famous works in this substantial dramatic big orchestra tone-poem on the adventures of the Indian god ..." Paul Shoemaker, Click here to read the full review

"This 76 minute collection of shorter works by Holst offers up a series of delights whilst revealing various sides of that composer’s character ... This disc magnificently proves that 'lesser-known' does not necessarily equate to 'lesser' – there are some remarkable finds here" Colin Clarke, Click here to read the full review

1 A Winter Idyll Gustav Holst 7.04
2 Elegy (In Memoriam William Morris) Gustav Holst 9.02
from The Cotswolds Symphony in F, Opus 8
3 Indra, Symphonic Poem, Opus 13 Gustav Holst 12.33
4 A Song of the Night, Opus 19 no.1 Gustav Holst 9.45
5 Sita - Interlude from Act III, Opus 23 Gustav Holst 5.49
6 Invocation, Opus 19 no.2 Gustav Holst 9.28
7 The Lure, Ballet Music Gustav Holst 8.40
8 Dances from The Morning of the Year, Opus 45 no.2 Gustav Holst 13.45

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