Following the very successful and very well received premiere of Maurice Blower’s Symphony in C by Havant Symphony Orchestra at Ferneham Hall in March, a CD containing the Symphony, Elgar’s Wand of Youth Suite No 2 and Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture has been released. It is a very fine recording of some really excellent performances. It is the first CD the Orchestras have made and the only recording in their history that has been made available for general release. (Previous LP recordings were produced in very small quantities, for players only, some 40 years ago).
You can listen to some excerpts from this world premiere recording of the symphony using the player below.
The discs cost £7.00 and are usually on sale at the orchestra’s Ferneham Hall concerts. In addition they can be ordered by post from Sandra Craddock, 152 West Street, Havant, PO9 1LP.
Please send details of your name and full postal address and enclose a cheque payable to HADOS for £8.00 to include post and packing.
The detailed contents of the CD are as follows:
|JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833-1897|
|1||Academic Festival Overture||10' 36"|
|SIR EDWARD ELGAR 1857-1934|
|Wand of Youth Suite No. 2|
|3||The Little Bells||2' 31"|
|4||Moths and Butterflies||2' 03"|
|5||Fountain Dance||2' 38"|
|6||The Tame Bear||2' 22"|
|7||The Wild Bears||2' 29"|
|DR MAURICE BLOWER 1894-1982|
Symphony in C major
(revised and edited for performance by Peter Craddock)
|8||Moderato – Allegro con brio||7' 43"|
|9||Presto – Andante – Presto||5' 58"|
|10||Lento moderato||9' 55"|
|11||Allegro vivace||6' 55"|
Leader: Cathy Mathews
Conductor: Peter Craddock
All works recorded at a live concert in Ferneham Hall, Fareham, Hampshire
on Saturday 29 March 2008