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And the Bridge is Love: English Music for Strings

English Chamber Orchestra, Julian Lloyd Webber

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"... Julian Lloyd Webber forges a brand new path here as a conductor ... (he) has assembled a supreme programme comprised by his favourite English composers ..."
- ClassicalSource.com

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1
Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47
Edward Elgar; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
13:58
2
Sospiri, Op. 70
Edward Elgar; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
5:10
3
The Moon (version for Strings)
William Lloyd Webber; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
4:31
4
And the Bridge is Love
Howard Goodall; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
11:40
Charterhouse Suite  
5
I. Prelude
Ralph Vaughan Williams; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
1:38
Serenade in E Minor, Op. 20  
6
I. Allegro piacevole
Edward Elgar; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
3:37
7
II. Larghetto
Edward Elgar; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
5:15
8
III. Allegretto - Come prima
Edward Elgar; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
2:47
2 Aquarelles  
9
No. 1. Lento, ma non troppo
Frederick Delius; Eric Fenby; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
2:10
10
No. 2. Gaily, but not quick
Frederick Delius; Eric Fenby; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
1:49
11
Chanson de nuit, Op. 15, No. 1 (arr. W.H. Reed for String Orchestra)
Edward Elgar; William Henry Reed; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
4:34
12
Chanson de matin, Op. 15, No. 2 (arr. W.H. Reed for String Orchestra)
Edward Elgar; William Henry Reed; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
3:09
Film music for Henry V: 2 Pieces for Strings  
13
No. 1. Death of Falstaff
William Walton; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
3:15
14
No. 2. Touch her soft lips and part
William Walton; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
1:40
A Downland Suite  
15
III. Minuet. Allegretto grazioso (version for String Orchestra)
John Ireland; English Chamber Orchestra; Julian Lloyd Webber
4:54
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:07
This diverse programme of English music for strings from the English Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Julian Lloyd Webber and includes two world premiere recordings: Howard Goodall’s moving And the Bridge is Love, on which Julian plays cello for the last time (due to a medical condition), and Julian's father William Lloyd Webber’s The Moon, only performed for the first time in 2014. There are also established classics from Elgar as well as novelties in the case of the previously unrecorded arrangements by Elgar’s friend and biographer W.H. Reed of the two Chansons.

"With the exception of Howard Goodall's beautiful new piece, this is music I have known and loved for many years and I relished the chance to conduct it!"
- Julian Lloyd Webber
352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit* PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD  –  2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded in 88.2 kHz / 24-bit
Mastered in PCM 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit and DSD 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier and (if needed) will be EQ’d before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
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2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

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