Overtures from the British Isles

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Frederic Austin (1872-1952)
1 The Sea Venturers (1934) 11:07
Concert Overture
To Charles Kennedy Scott
Allegro vivo – Poco meno mosso – Tempo I – Poco meno mosso – Tranquillo – Lento –

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
2 Prelude to ‘Oedipus tyrannus’, Op. 29 (1887, revised 1888) 8:27
from incidental music to the play by Sophocles (c. 496 BC – c. 406 BC)
Adagio molto – Più mosso – Tempo I (Adagio molto)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
3 Overture to ‘The Song of Hiawatha’, Op. 30 No. 3 (1899) 11:21
from Scenes from The Song of Hiawatha
Larghetto – Allegro ma non troppo – Animato – Più mosso – Tranquillo –

Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935)
4 The Butterfly’s Ball (1901) 11:48
(Le Bal des Papillons)
Concert Overture for Full Orchestra
Dedicated to Robert Newman’s Queen’s Hall Orchestra
Molto vivace – Poco tranquillo – Animato come prima – Più animato – Tempo I – Poco tranquillo –

Granville Bantock (1868-1946)
5 The Frogs (1935) 8:26
(of Aristophanes)
Comedy Overture for Orchestra
To Werner Janssen
Vivace – L’istesso tempo – Poco cantabile – Cantabile sostenuto – Liberamente –

Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935)
6 Overture to ‘The Little Minister’ (1897) 8:12
from incidental music to the play by Sir James Matthew (J.M.) Barrie (1860-1937)
Allegro marcato – Allegretto moderato – Molto più animato – Tranquillo – Un poco animato –

Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
7 Overture to ‘Macbeth’ (1888) 8:13
from incidental music to the play by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Allegro non troppo vivace

Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950)
8 Overture to a Comedy (1906, revised 1911) 8:29
for Orchestra
To York Bowen
Allegro – Meno mosso, più tranquillo – Ancora meno mosso – Allegro (Tempo I) – Con fuoco –
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