Arthur Bliss - Music For Strings • Meditations on a Theme by John Blow • A Prayer to the Infant Jesus

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Hugo Rignold, conductor
Ambrosian Singers
Philip Ledger, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2007 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.254
UPC/EAN: 5020926025425
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 65.59
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

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I have often been told that I am a ‘romantic’ composer as though that carried in these days some deprecatory significance. I have not the remotest idea of what is implied by that definition, since the very wish to create is a romantic urge, and music the romantic art par excellence. Sir Arthur Bliss

Music for Strings (1935) Arthur Bliss (1891 - 1975) 26.36
1 Allegro moderato, energico 9.37
2 Andante molto, sostenuto - Poco allegretto - Tempo I 10.23
3 Allegro molto - Andante moderato - Allegro con spirito - Allegro molto - Presto 6.36
Meditations on a Theme by John Blow (1955) Arthur Bliss (1891 - 1975) 33.39
4 Introduction: Largamente - Agitato
The Lord is my Shepherd
I will fear no evil
5 Meditation I: Allegro moderato, ma tranquillo
He leadeth me beside the still waters
6 Meditation II: Allegro deciso
Thy rod and staff they comfort me
7 Meditation III: Scherzando
The Lambs
8 Meditation IV: Allegro
He restoreth my soul
9 Meditation V: Larghetto
In green pastures
10 Interlude: Molto agitato
Through the valley of the shadow of death
11 Finale: Moderato e deciso
In the House of the Lord
12 A Prayer to the Infant Jesus (1968) for unaccompanied women’s voices Arthur Bliss (1891 - 1975) 5.38