John Ireland: A Downland Suite - City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox (conductor)

Track Listing
  1. A Downland Suite, arrangement for orchestra (completed by G. Bush)
  2. Orchestral Poem, for orchestra in A minor
  3. Concertino Pastorale (Threnody), for string orchestra
  4. Symphonic Studies (2), music from "The Overlanders" arr. by Geoffrey Bush for orchestra
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The music of John Ireland is as good as it gets for the generation of English composers who peaked in the years between the two World Wars. Compared with Ireland, Walton sounds too nervous, Holst sounds too tentative, and Vaughan Williams sounds too eccentric. Along with a great lyrical gift, Ireland had a powerful compositional personality and ...

John Ireland: A Downland Suite 1995, Chandos

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