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LSSO-CD1 (STEREO) - Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra - Live performances Vol. 1

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LSSO-CD1DL (STEREO) - Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra - Live performances Vol. 1 - Tippett:Fanfare for Brass - conducted by Stuart Johnson - recorded live in Italy 1986; Ives : Circus Band - with the Schola Cantorum of Oxford - conducted by Sir Michael Tippett recorded live, Cheltenham Festival 1970; Tippett: The Shires Suite (complete) - conducted by Sir Michael Tippett - recorded live, Cheltenham Festival 1970 (first public performance of complete Suite); The Shires Suite: Prologue, Interlude II and Epilogue  - with a choir drawn from Leicestershire schools - conducted by Sir Michael Tippett - recorded live, Bath Festival 1969 (first performance of the trilogy); Tippett: Piano Concerto - Yitkin Seow, piano; conducted by Peter Fletcher - recorded live, Clifton Cathedral, Bristol 1982; Ives (arr. Douglas Young): Circus Band and Slugging a Vampire - conducted by Peter Fletcher - recorded live in Austria 1984 - The Shires Suite was written for the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra during a five year period spanning 1965 to 1970. Sir Michael Tippett became the orchestra’s patron in 1965 and the suite’s Prologue and Epilogue were first performed that year at the Leicestershire Schools Music Festival under the direction of the composer. Interlude II was composed in 1969 and the three completed movements, Prologue, Interlude II and Epilogue were premiered in a programme of Anglo-American music given by the LSSO at the Bath Festival under Tippett’s direction. The trilogy was also performed later in the year at the Berlin Philharmonie during the orchestra’s tour of Germany with Tippett appearing as guest conductor. Interlude I and Cantata were added in 1970 and the complete suite was given its first public performance at the 1970 Cheltenham Festival to critical acclaim. The atmosphere of this historic occasion is well captured on the recording included on this disc. A riotous version of Circus Band by Charles Ives opened the concert in Cheltenham and the piece was immediately encored. The Shires Suite was recorded commercially by the LSSO in 1980 and that performance can now be heard on another Klassic Haus release (KHCD-2012-017). It makes a fascinating comparison to the live 1970 version. Tippett’s exquisite Piano Concerto was taped at a concert given by the LSSO in Bristol in 1982. The orchestra’s programme also included works by Douglas Young and Xenakis and these have been restored and issued by Klassic Haus (KHCD-2012-006). The CD of music presented here opens with a brief Fanfare recorded outdoors in the cloisters of Campo Santo in Pisa in 1986 and ends with two rousing arrangements by Douglas Young of Circus Band and Slugging a Vampire by Charles Ives given during the LSSO’s tour of Austria in 1984. Thanks are due to the former LSSO players who unearthed these tapes from their own personal collections and made them available for this compilation - John Whitmore 2012

LSSO-CD1DL (STEREO) - Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra - Live performances Vol. 1 - Tippett:Fanfare for Brass - conducted by Stuart Johnson - recorded live in Italy 1986; Ives : Circus Band - with the Schola Cantorum of Oxford - conducted by
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