Daniel Jones - Symphony No.6* • Symphony No.9** • The Country Beyond the Stars***

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* ***
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra**
Welsh National Opera Chorus***
Sir Charles Groves* ***, conductor
Bryden Thomson, conductor**

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1996 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.326
UPC/EAN: 5020926032621
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 79.35
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

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"[Daniel Jonesís] language is immediately striking: dark, craggy, strongly dramatic and powerfully vehement. It frowns a good deal, and he has a way of what one might call Ďblock orchestrationí, whole groups or families of instruments being used like thickly applied pigments that can lead to densely full textures at times. Once on his wavelength, however, there is much to admire here Ö the dark, urgent drama of the Sixth Symphony, the lift-off that Jonesís brusquely springy rhythms can attain, above all a sort of hard-won sustained intensity of utterance ... make him a genuine symphonist, one whose wrestlings with the form are absorbing even when they donít quite come off. The performances are excellent throughout" Michael Oliver, Gramophone


Symphony no.6 Daniel Jones 29.14
1 1. Maestoso - Agitato 9.40
2 2. Sostenuto - Con Brio 11.17
3 3. Caprissioso - Vivace 8.17
Symphony no.9 Daniel Jones 19.31
4 1. Maestoso - Allegro 7.15
5 2. Lento 6.36
6 3. Allegro scherzando 2.01
7 4. Solenne - Con brio 3.39
The Country Beyond the Stars Daniel Jones 30.48
8 1. A Hymn for Peace 2.55
9 2. The Birds 8.20
10 3. Joyful Visitors 2.36
11 4. The Morning Watch 6.05
12 5. The Evening Watch 6.52
13 6. Cheerfulness 4.00