Pomp & Circumstance Marches … Things to Come … Welcome the Queen

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Bliss
Things to Come – Suite
Welcome the Queen
Elgar
Pomp and Circumstance Marches:
No.1 in D
No.2 in A minor
No.3 in C minor
No.4 in G
No.5 in C


Reviewed by: Colin Anderson

Reviewed: February 2007
CD No: DECCA ELOQUENCE 450 143-2
Duration: 49 minutes

A composer’s tribute to a forebear with these bracing, unvarnished and unsentimental versions of Elgar’s ‘quick marches’, including “Land of Hope and Glory”. Bliss’s conducting of his own music is equally convincing, whether in the film studio (H. G. Wells) or on ceremonial duty (another memorable ‘big’ tune). The early stereo sound comes up freshly. The flag is well-flown here!

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