Una gavotta, sei doubles e undici variazioni

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764): Gavotte avec six doubles (da Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin, c1726-27: n. 7 della Suite in la minore). Scott Ross, clavicembalo.

Anthony Hedges (1931 - 2019): Variations on a Theme of Rameau per orchestra da camera op. 34 (1969, revisione 1997). Royal Ballet Sinfonia, dir. Gavin Sutherland.

Bethlehem Down

Peter Warlock (pseudonimo di Philip Heseltine; 1894 – 17 dicembre 1930): Bethlehem Down, carol per coro a 4 voci (1927) su testo Bruce Blunt (1899 – 1957). Coro del King’s College di Cambridge.

«When He is King we will give Him a King’s gifts,
Myrrh for its sweetness, and gold for a crown,
Beautiful robes», said the young girl to Joseph,
Fair with her first-born on Bethlehem Down.

Bethlehem Down is full of the starlight,
Winds for the spices, and stars for the gold,
Mary for sleep, and for lullaby music,
Songs of a shepherd by Bethlehem fold.

When He is King they will clothe Him in grave-sheets,
Myrrh for embalming, and wood for a crown,
He that lies now in the white arms of Mary,
Sleeping so lightly on Bethlehem Down.

Here He has peace and a short while for dreaming,
Close-huddled oxen to keep him from cold,
Mary for love, and for lullaby music,
Songs of a shepherd by Bethlehem Down.

Lo stesso brano nella trascrizione per orchestra d’archi realizzata nel 2002 da Philip Lane (1950-). Royal Ballet Sinfonia, dir. Gavin Sutherland.

Beatlecracker Suite

Arthur Wilkinson (3 settembre 1919-1968): Beatlecracker Suite per orchestra (1965), arran­gia­men­to di alcune canzoni dei Beatles sulla base dello Schiaccianoci di Čajkovskij. Orchestra filarmonica di Praga (Filharmonici města Prahy), dir. Gavin Sutherland.

I. Miniature Overture (Help!)
II. March (When I’m Sixty-Four)
III. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Can’t Buy Me Love)
IV. Arabian Dance (It’s For You)
V. Chinese Dance (Ticket To Ride)
VI. Dance of the Reed Flutes (She Loves You)
VII. Waltz of the Flowers (From Me To You)
VIII. Pas de deux (All My Loving)