The first commercial recording of Sir Malcolm’s Toy Symphony will be available on 7th February 2020 from Orchid Classics.
Not Now, Bernard and other stories features world premiere recordings of pieces for narrator and chamber orchestra by British composers Judith Weir, Malcolm Arnold, John Ireland and Bernard Hughes, performed by the Orchestra of the Swan, conducted by Tom Hammond, and narrated by the actor and broadcaster Alexander Armstrong.
Bernard Hughes: Not Now, Bernard
Malcolm Arnold: Toy Symphony, Op.62
Bernard Hughes: Isabel’s Noisy Tummy
John Ireland: Annabel Lee
Bernard Hughes: The Knight Who Took All Day
Judith Weir: Thread!
Total time 68.11
Alexander Armstrong, narrator
Orchestra of the Swan
Tom Hammond, conductor
The album is co-produced by Bernard Hughes and Tom Hammond.