Arthur Bliss - Mêlée Fantasque • Rout for Orchestra and Soprano • Adam Zero - Suite • Hymn to Apollo • Serenade for Orchestra and Baritone* • The world is charged with the grandeur of God**

Rae Woodland, soprano
John Shirley-Quirk, baritone
London Symphony Orchestra
LSO Wind and Brass Ensemble
Ambrosian Singers**
Sir Arthur Bliss, conductor
Brian Priestman, conductor*
Philip Ledger, conductor**

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1992 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.225
UPC/EAN: 5020926022523
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 79.13
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

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"In 1971 Sir Arthur Bliss celebrated his eightieth year, and as a tribute to the man who had been their President for 17 years, the Performing Rights Society sponsored a Lyrita LP of his music. Even in his late seventies Bliss was a very fine conductor, and all his performances have much character and remarkable vitality. None of these items show the composer at his greatest, but they are all very approachable and attractive" Gramophone

"This is a desirable and remarkably generous collection which must not be overlooked by any serious Bliss enthusiast. It includes some unusual works not accessible elsewhere ..." Rob Barnett, Click here to read the full review

"The playing time is close on eighty minutes. Given the authority of the composer’s accounts of three of the pieces, plus the undeniable advocacy of the rest, this is a mandatory purchase for all lovers of the music of Bliss ..." Colin Clarke, Click here to read the full review

1 Mêlée Fantasque Arthur Bliss 13.06
2 Rout for Orchestra and Soprano Arthur Bliss 7.24
Adam Zero - Suite Arthur Bliss 8.54
3 1. Dance of Spring 2.49
4 2. Bridal Ceremony 2.17
5 3. Dance of Summer 3.48
6 Hymn to Apollo Arthur Bliss 10.23
Serenade for Orchestra and Baritone Arthur Bliss 25.52
7 1. Overture: The Serenader 8.30
8 2. Fair is my love 4.52
9 3. Idyll 7.24
10 4. Tune on my pipe 5.06
The World is charged with the grandeur of God Arthur Bliss 13.31
11 1. The World is charged ... 5.22
12 2. I have desired to go 3.18
13 3. Look at the stars 4.51