Best of London

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Best of London



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30th June 2008




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Best of London

Coates, E:

Covent Garden (from London Suite of 1932)

Knightsbridge March from London Suite

London Calling

Oxford Street (from London Again suite)

Mayfair (from London Again suite)




Widespread World (Rediffusion London Call Sign)


Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'


The Westminster Waltz


Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV258 'Zadok the Priest'


Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London': Finale


St Paul's Suite, Op. 29 No. 2: Dargason

Brook Green Suite: Air


Chelsea Reach (from 3 London Pieces)

Lane, P:

London Salute


I was glad

Sullivan, A:

The Yeomen of the Guard: Overture


London Transport Suite

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 2 'A London Symphony': 1, 'Hampstead Heath on an August Bank Holiday'


Crown Imperial

Wood, Haydn:

London Cameos (3)

London Landmarks Suite: The Horse Guards, Whitehall

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These discs present a rich and varied flavour of Britain’s capital city. Offering a diverse and wide-ranging taste of music spanning over three centuries, the pieces on this compilation are evocative of London in all its glory, whether that be light musical cameos of famous locations, to the archetypal Coronation Anthems of Handel and the eponymous symphonies of Haydn and Vaughan Williams. This 2-CD set contains music by some of Britain’s most popular native and adopted composers. The first disc on this compilation offers a nostalgic trip back through British light music, easily recognized for its emphasis on instantly accessible and catchy melodies. Tracks include the popular Yeoman of the Guard overture by Arthur Sullivan, as well as extracts from the London Suites by Dam Busters composer Eric Coates and Dankworth’s Rediffusion London Call Sign. The second disc comprises more traditional pieces, ranging from delicate lute arrangements of Henry VIII’s attributed ditty Greensleeves to Walton’s joyous coronation march Crown Imperial.

Arthur Sullivan: The Yeomen of the Guard

The Yeomen of the Guard: Overture

Eric Coates: London Suite, "London Everyday"

I. Covent Garden

III. Knightsbridge

Haydn Wood: London Cameos

I. Miniature Overture, "The City"

II. Intermission, "St. James's Park in Spring"

III. Finale, "A State Ball at Buckingham Palace"

Eric Coates: London Calling

London Calling

Sydney Torch: London Transport Suite

London Transport Suite

Philip Lane: London Salute

London Salute

Robert Farnon: The Westminster Waltz

The Westminster Waltz

Eric Coates: London Again Suite

I. Oxford Street

III. Mayfair

Haydn Wood: London Landmarks

London Landmarks: III. The Horseguards, Whitehall

John Dankworth: Widespread World (Rediffusion London Call Sign)

Widespread World (Rediffusion London Call Sign)

Edward Elgar: Cockaigne, Op. 40, "In London Town"

Cockaigne, Op. 40, "In London Town"

John Ireland: 3 London Pieces

3 London Pieces: No. 1. Chelsea Reach

William Walton: Crown Imperial

Crown Imperial

Gustav Holst: St. Paul's Suite, Op. 29, No. 2

St. Paul's Suite, Op. 29, No. 2: IV. Finale, "The Dargason"

George Frideric Handel: Zadok the Priest, HWV 258

Zadok the Priest

And all the people rejoiced

God save the king

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony"

Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony": I. Lento - Allegro risoluto - Molto pesante

Gustav Holst: Brook Green Suite

Brook Green Suite: II. Air

Francis Cutting: 4 Divisions on popular tunes

Divisions on Greensleeves

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major, Hob.I:104, "London"

Symphony No. 104 in D major, Hob.I:104, "London": IV. Finale

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