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GEN 20658
EAN: 4260036256581
18.90 €

William Byrd (1539/40 or 1543–1623)  
The Earle of Oxford’s Marche (probably after 1588)
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)  
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (Suite in six movements) (1749)
La Paix
La Réjouissance
Menuets I/II
Henry Purcell (1659–1695)  
from Suite from The Fairy-Queen (1692/95)
Act IV: Symphony
Act I: Overture
Second Music: Air and Rondeau
Act V: Entry Dance and Symphony
Gustav Holst (1874–1934)  
First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1 (1909)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)  
Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra (1953–54)
Edward Elgar (1857–1934)  
from Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma Variations” (1899)
Variation IX “Nimrod”
Edward Elgar  
Pomp and Circumstance March, Op. 39, No. 1 (1901)

British Classics

Works by Byrd, Handel, Purcell, Holst, Vaughan Williams and Elgar

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The Saxon Wind Philharmonic presents music that appeals directly to the heart on its new CD: English works from early baroque to classical modernism. The only classical orchestra in Germany to perform exclusively in symphonic wind instrumentation is supported by the world-class tubaist and ECHO Classic prizewinner Andreas Martin Hofmeir. The musicians, headed by Chief Conductor Thomas Clamor, have already released several CDs with national classics, including music from France, the USA, and Russia. The unique English hues, the proximity to folk music, and the connection to tradition can be found on the new CD in the works of William Byrd and Henry Purcell as well as in the music of Gustav Holst and Edward Elgar. And the exceptional artist Andreas Martin Hofmeir plays Ralph Vaughan-Williams' Tuba Concerto with incomparable ease.

MDR Kultur
"so gut, so präzis und so perfekt gespielt"
CD-Tip by Claus Fischer on MDR Kultur on 27 January 2020

Radio Klassik Stephansdom
On 9 January 2020 British Classics was CD of the Day at Radio Klassik Stephansdom.

Das Orchester
"... brillanter kann man das kaum machen."
Review by Thomas Schulz in Das Orchester magazine, May 2020

Music Web International
"This new disc has many virtues. High up that list is the quite superb playing of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic."
Review by Nick Barnard in the Online Magazine Music Web International