Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Overture to a Masque
Concerto Grosso No.1 in B flat major
Pastoral Fantasia. Five Preludes
Suite of Scottish Dances
The seven works on this recording show Alwyn responding in his own individual way to the various challenges presented to him in writing for the orchestra, from the early Five Preludes, in which one can sense already his keen ear for orchestral colour, through to the self-assured scoring of his maturity in the evocative Autumn Legend.
The Five Preludes are here presented in their world première recording.