Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No. 1

Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No.1, Op.22(1949)
Symphony No.1, Op.22(1949)
Allegro 11:58
Andantino 08:40
Vivace con fuoco 07:50

A "fantastic melding of pop music, celtic music and latin rhythms into the symphonic language."

... a mood that is often mysterious and even ominous... ... although there are interruptions from the brass and percussion, momentarily shattering the calm. ...transformation of the subject itself into a popular march, played by the piccolos. This lapse from the high seriousness of a symphony is repaired by the solemnity of the final metamorphosis of the theme... (From the sleeve notes by Piers Burton-Page).

Malcolm Arnold, the ground breaking British composer.
Malcolm Arnold, the ground breaking British composer.