Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921- September 2006)

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0120061016

Sir Malcolm sadly passed away recently. Donald Macleod talks about Arnold the composer, the professional trumpeter and the conductor.

Concerto No 2 for clarinet and orchestra, Op 115

Emma Johnson

English Chamber Orchestra

Ivor Bolton (conductor)

Beckus the Dandipratt, Op 5

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Eduard van Beinum (conductor)

String Quartet No 1

McCapra Quartet

English dances Set 1, Op 33

London Philharmonic

Malcolm Arnold (conductor).

Donald Macleod pays tribute to the composer who died last month. He talks about Arnold the composer, the professional trumpeter and the conductor.

Clarinet Concerto No 2

Emma Johnson (clarinet)

Beckus the Dandipratt

English Dances, Op 33

0220061017

Sir Malcolm, known for his love of practical jokes and his ebullient, gregarious personality, suffered for most of his life from some sort of depressive illness, making life very difficult for those closest to him. Donald Macleod discusses the two sides of Arnold's nature.

Homage to the Queen Ballet Suite, Op 42a

Royal Aarhus Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra

Douglas Bostock (conductor)

Clarinet Sonatina, Op 29

Michael Collins (clarinet)

Ian Brown (piano)

Fantasy on a theme of John Field

John Lill Pianist

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Vernon Handley (conductor).

Homage to the Queen - ballet suite

John Lill (piano)

0320061018

Donald Macleod discusses the people who have been closest to the composer - we hear music he has written for some of them, along with his flute sonata composed for James Galway and the concerto he wrote for his own instrument, the trumpet.

Allegro and Quickly from Two Piano Pieces 1941

Benjamin Frith (pianist)

5 songs by William Blake

Pamela Bowden (contralto)

BBC Northern Orchestra

Malcolm Arnold (conductor)

Four Cornish Dances

London Philharmonic

Flute Sonata, Op 121

Judith Pearce (flute)

Ian Brown (piano)

The Trumpet Concerto

John Wallace (trumpet)

Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Norman del Mar (conductor).

Donald Macleod discusses the people who have been closest to the composer, with music he has written for some of them, along with his flute sonata composed for James Galway and the concerto he wrote for his own instrument, the trumpet.

Allegro; Quickly (2 Piano Pieces, 1941)

Benjamin Frith (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Trumpet Concerto

0420061019

Donald Macleod discusses how the composer has been an enormous source of encouragement to groups and individuals across the musical spectrum, from school orchestras, to the Rock group Deep Purple, and his own friend Sir William Walton.

Little Suite No 1 (for Brass Band), Op 80

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Elgar Howarth (conductor)

Fantasy for Cello

Julian Lloyd Webber

Song of Simeon

Mary....Ann Dowall (soprano)

Joseph....Christopher Keyte (bass)

Innkeeper....Forbes Robinson (bass)

Innkeeper's Wife....Jean Allister (contralto)

Simeon....Ian Partridge (tenor)

Woman from Galilee....Ursula Connors (soprano)

Boy....Simon Hutton

Ambrosian Singers

English Chamber Orchestra

Sir Malcolm Arnold (conductor).

Donald Macleod discusses how the composer has been an enormous source of encouragement to groups and individuals across the music spectrum, from school orchestras to rock group Deep Purple, and his friend Sir William Walton.

Little Suite No 1 for Brass Band

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)

Malcolm Arnold (conductor).

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Donald Macleod investigates the wide range of musical activities in which the hugely prolific Arnold was involved. The composer considered his dotty Grand Grand Overture his best along with the concerto many guitarists consider to be one of the finest in the repertoire, the one he wrote for Julian Bream.

Padstow Lifeboat

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

River Kwai March

London Symphony Orchestra

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Quintet, Op 7

Nash Ensemble

A Grand, Grand Overture

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Vernon Handley (conductor)

Guitar Concerto

Julian Bream (guitar)

Melos Ensemble

Malcolm Arnold (conductor).