Eric Coates: Orchestral Works Vol 3

Eric Coates: Orchestral Works Vol 3

CHAN 20164 (Chandos Records, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (9 June 2023)

Playing time: 66'50"
Tracks: 21
Booklet pages: 34
℗ 2023 Chandos Records Ltd
© 2023 Chandos Records Ltd
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Eric Coates: Orchestral Works Vol 3 published on 5 June 2023

Will Oinn, oboe (track 20)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Helena Wood, leader
John Wilson, conductor

Eric Coates (1886-1957):

1 Television March (1946)

The Three Men (1935) - Suite for Orchestra
2 The Man from the Country
3 The Man about Town
4 The Man from the Sea

Cinderella (1929) - A Phantasy
5 (Cinderella, alone by the fire, dreaming)
6 (Her Fairy Godmother calls her softly and she gradually wakes) -
7 (Cinderella dresses for the ball) - (Cinderella gets into the carriage) - (She drives away) - (Cinderella has misgivings as to the result of her adventure) – (She feels reassured) –
8 (Cinderella arrives at the Palace) - (She watches the dancers) - (The ugly sisters attempt to dance) - (The Prince sees Cinderella) - (He asks Cinderella to dance with him) -
9 (The Prince and Cinderella dance together) - (The Fairy Godmother warns Cinderella) -
10 (The Clock strikes Twelve) - (Cinderella runs away, leaving one little glass slipper behind her) -
11 (Cinderella, once more sitting by the fireside, dreaming of the Ball and her dance with the Prince) -
12 (She fancies she hears her Fairy Godmother calling her again) -
13 (The Prince's Trumpeters are heard in the distance) - (The Prince and his attendants set out to search for the owner of the glass slipper) -
14 (The Prince and his attendants arrive at Cinderella’s house) - (Cinderella's sisters try on the slipper) - (The Prince tries the slipper on Cinderella’s foot) -
15 (The slipper fits)

16 The Dam Busters (1954) - March

17 Last Love (1939)

18 Sweet Seventeen (1954)

The Three Elizabeths (1944) - Suite
19 Halcyon Days (Elizabeth Tudor)
20 Springtime in Angus (Elizabeth of Glamis)
21 March. Youth of Britain (The Princess Elizabeth)

Following the two successful previous albums in the series, this third volume of John Wilson's Coates series features the Cinderella Phantasy, the suites The Three Men and The Three Elizabeths, as well as Last Love and Sweet Seventeen. Two marches complete the programme: Television March and The Dam Busters.

Recorded 30 and 31 March 2022 at MediaCityUK, Salford, Manchester, UK.