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Sir Malcolm Arnold: Orchestral Works

Sir Malcolm Arnold: Orchestral Works
Sir Malcolm Arnold: Orchestral Works

A new CD from Chandos is now available from the usual outlets.

Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Op. 20
Commonwealth Christmas Overture
Divertimento No. 2
Larch Trees, Op.3
Philharmonic Concerto, Op.120
The Padstow Lifeboat – March, Op. 94

Rumon Gamba
BBC Philharmonic

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This album features music from across his compositional career, from Larch Trees (1943) to the Philharmonic Concerto (1976) both works written for the London Philharmonic. His Divertimento was written for the newly formed National Youth Orchestra, whilst the BBC commissioned the Commonwealth Christmas Overture for the twenty-fifth anniversary of King George VI?s first Christmas Broadcast, in 1932. The Clarinet Concerto No. 1, expertly performed here by Michael Collins, was written for Frederick (Jack) Thurston who gave the premiere, in 1949, at the Edinburgh Festival. The album concludes with Philip Lane’s orchestration of The Padstow Lifeboat, originally composed for brass band to celebrate the launch of a new lifeboat in Padstow in 1968.

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