Alwyn Film Music vol.2

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The Film Music of William Alwyn vol.2 BBCPO/Gamba
Available at chandos.net

 

Reconstructed by Philip Lane
premiere recordings (except tracks 1, 4 & 15)
1 The Crimson Pirate 7:25
Overture on themes from the film
ad lib – A tempo [Vivace] – Moderato

2 Green Girdle 9:42
Music from the documentary film of the same name
Andante – Steady – Meno mosso – Poco più mosso – Andante – Allegro moderato – Meno mosso
Andrew Orton violin

3 Take My Life* 3:03
Aria from the film of the same name
Allegro – Andante espressivo

4 Main Title from ‘A Night to Remember’ 2:32
Poco maestoso

Suite from ‘The Card’ 12:19
John Bradbury clarinet
5 1 Main Titles and Opening Scene. At a steady jog-trot 1:44
Robert Holliday whistler
6 2 The Countess’s Ball. Tempo di valse 3:08
7 2A Polka. Tempo di polacca 1:04
8 3 Denry and Nellie. Andante espressivo 3:09
9 4 Coachride to Bursley. Poco vivace 1:33
10 5 Finale. Andante (leisurely) – Più mosso subito (at a jaunty trot) 1:27

From Suite from ‘Desert Victory’ 10:42
11 1 Prologue. Alla marcia 1:41
12 4 Map of Routes to Middle East. Slow – Più mosso – Cantabile 1:32
13 5 Reinforcements Arrive. Allegro moderato e vigoroso 1:51
14 6 Training Sequence. Allegro 1:27
15 8 March. Alla marcia 4:02

16 Libera me from ‘Svengali’*† 2:47
Aria: Andante molto espressivo

Suite from the ‘Winslow Boy’ 10:56
17 1 Prelude. Moderato – Animato – Broader 1:51
18 2 Home in Wimbledon. Slow – Allegretto – Adagio – [Allegretto] 6:46
19 3 Closing Scene and End Titlles. Moderato e capriccioso 2:14

From ‘In Search of the Castaways’ 5:39
20 1 Ship’s Waltz. Tempo di valse 2:50
21 2 Rumba. Vivace 2:44

From Suite from ‘State Secret’ 11:46
22 1 Main Titles and Escape. Broad – Moderato – Allegro 3:18
23 2 Grand Ball. Fast and furiante – Più grazioso 1:18
24 3 Theatre Music. [ ] – Waltz tempo – [ ] 2:28
25 4 On the Barge. Slow and sentimental 3:06
26 6 Finale. Allegro – Broader – Più mosso – Very broad 1:25