«Choral Music By Ireland, Rawsthorne, Warlock, Bax, Alan Bush, Lutyens, Walton and Ej Moeran, Delius»
|Arnold Edward Trevor Bax||
Like Rivers Flowing,
I sing of a maiden that is makeless,
Mater Ora Filium.
|Alan Dudley Bush||Lidice.|
|Frederick Delius||On Craig Dhu (An impression of nature).|
|Elisabeth Lutyens||Verses of Love (1970).|
|Ernest John Moeran||Songs of Springtime.|
|Alan Rawsthorne||4 Seasonal Songs.|
|William Turner Walton||Where does the uttered music go?.|
|Peter Warlock||The Full Heart.|
Howard Griffiths (Conductor).
Londinium Chamber Choir.
The Gluepot Connection celebrates the coming together of a generation of established and emerging composers who defined British music in the middle of the last century (and beyond) in a cornerstone of British life – the local pub. ‘That bloody Gluepot’ was the nickname given to The George public house in central London by Sir Henry Wood, exasperated that its proximity to the legendary Queen’s Hall proved irresistible to his musicians. It also served as the watering hole for a coterie of composers whose wide-ranging influence rivalled that of their literary counterparts, the fabled Bloomsbury Set. Andrew Griffiths skilfully joins the dots of the Gluepot’s tangled relationships and musical achievements with the Londinium chamber choir to present a vivid portrait of a moment unique in British music.