Musical Anglophiles rejoice! The "British Composers Premiere Collections" series is nothing short of delicious-especially for those ears of yours. There are nine volumes altogether, and each one explores the byways of British orchestral music from the 20th century. Listening to any of these obscure works leaves one wondering why these composers are still awaiting a proper survey (isn't this often the case, sadly? I find myself asking this question constantly concerning dozens of composers!). Although this is a much smaller project thus far, these Cameo Classic discs offer the high discovery and excitement that one experiences with the Dutton Epoch recordings. Some of the best music in this series comes from the pen of Maurice Blower, and the two works here are imo the most substantial (Volume 1 features his Symphony in C, which, like all the volumes, I will post when I locate where on earth I put them. I have Volume 4 ready to go as well, so you can expect it soon..) Then again *everything* here is a real delight!
I will provide information on all the music tonight when I can.
Lovers of Howells, Warlock, early RVW etc. will surely be, like me, In paradisum :)