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Songs for Strings - Donald Fraser (conductor)
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  1. The Queen's Hall, for string orchestra (after an improvisation by Edward Elgar)
  2. Time stands still, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
  3. Ground for harpsichord in C minor, ZD 221 (doubtful)
  4. Crucifixus
  5. Fugue for organ No. 5 in G minor
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  1. The Queen's Hall, for string orchestra (after an improvisation by Edward Elgar)
  2. Time stands still, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
  3. Ground for harpsichord in C minor, ZD 221 (doubtful)
  4. Crucifixus
  5. Fugue for organ No. 5 in G minor
  6. Double Cello Concerto, for 2 cellos, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 531: Largo
  7. Lord Lovat's Lament, for string orchestra
  8. Nuages gris (Trübe Wolken), for piano, S. 199 (LW A305)
  9. Canon for piano in D minor, WoO 1
  10. À la manière de. . . , for piano, M. 63: Valse (in the manner of Borodin)
  11. Pleading, song for voice & piano, Op. 48
  12. A child asleep, song for voice & piano
  13. Queen Mary's Song, for voice & piano
  14. Epilogue for Strings
  15. La Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont à Paris, for violin, viola da gamba & continuo in D minor
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This release by conductor Donald Fraser with the durable English Chamber Orchestra and the elusive English Symphony Orchestra (he does a pretty good job of getting a consistent sound) was made an album of the week by Britain's crossover Classic FM radio network, and it will fill the bill for those in search of a stress eliminator, to use the term popularized by a U.S. classical radio station. Fraser's lush string arrangements may remind one of the eerily perfect Japanese orchestral versions of Beatles songs and the like ...

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Songs for Strings 2018, Avie

UPC: 822252239126

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