Derek B. Scott: Orchestral Music, Volume Three


Catalogue No: TOCC0700
EAN/UPC: 5060113447005
Release Date: 04.08.2023
Composer: Derek B. Scott
Artists: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann

Derek Scott, born in Birmingham in 1950, has an international reputation as an historian of the British music hall and other forms of light entertainment. But he is an outstanding composer in his own right – a master craftsman and natural tunesmith, who manages to unite good humour, unerring technique and deep feeling in music of immediate appeal. Although the works recorded here represent his most recent harvest of orchestral music, for many of them he revisited material composed earlier in his career, using it as the basis for a series of new scores, some exhibiting a very English sense of whimsy, others concerned with deeper matters – one, indeed, inspired by the war in Ukraine. This album has been released with remarkable speed: it was recorded only on 15–18 May this year.

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Paul Mann, conductor
Ingus Novicāns, horn
Līga Baltābola and Jānis Baltābols, violins
Klāvs Jankevics, cello
Gertruda Jerjomenko, harpischord

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Wilberforce: Tone-Poem, Op. 43 (1983/2022) (12:00)
  2. Salisbury PlainFantasy for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 1 (1972/2022) (7:48)
  3. Lament, Op. 8 (1977, rev. 2022) (8:51)
  4. Fibrillation Fantasy, Op. 41 (2022) (5:31)
  5. Pavane, Op. 42 (2022) (6:49)
  6. The Warning Song: Tone-Poem, Op. 44 (1985/2022) (9:55)
  7. Reminiscence: Rondo for Orchestra, Op. 45 Rondo for Orchestra (1971/2022) (7:11)

Concerto Gross in G Minor, Op. 40 (1972/2021) (12:54)

  1. I. Grave-Allegro (3:35)
  2. II. Passacaglia: Andante (4:21)
  3. III. Larghetto – (2:04)
  4. IV. Allegro vivace (2:54)

All First Recordings


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