Last Night of the Proms: The 100th Season

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In 1994 Britain celebrated the hundredth season of the best-loved of all its musical institutions, ‘The Proms’. The hundredth season’s concluding the concert – ‘The Last Night of the Proms’ – was conceived as a tribute to Proms founder Sir Henry Wood. The programme included Wood’s own arrangement of Bach’s famed Toccata and fugue in D Minor as well as perennial Proms favourite, his Fantasia on British Sea Songs. Wood was a great champion of new music and novelties, which led to the inclusion of Miki’s Marimba Spiritual, performed by Evelyn Glennie who gave the first ever performance of a percussion concerto at The Proms.

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In 1994 Britain celebrated the hundredth season of the best-loved of all its musical institutions, ‘The Proms’. The hundredth season’s concluding the concert – ‘The Last Night of the Proms’ – was conceived as a tribute to Proms founder Sir Henry Wood. The programme included Wood’s own arrangement of Bach’s famed Toccata and fugue in D Minor as well as perennial Proms favourite, his Fantasia on British Sea Songs. Wood was a great champion of new music and novelties, which led to the inclusion of Miki’s Marimba Spiritual, performed by Evelyn Glennie who gave the first ever performance of a percussion concerto at The Proms.

Track Listing
  1. Bach/Wood: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  2. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, ‘Thus spake Isaiah’
  3. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, ‘If I forget thee, O Jerusalem’
  4. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, ‘Babylon was a great city’
  5. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, ‘Praise ye’
  6. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, ‘Thus in Babylon the mighty city’
  7. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, ‘And in the same hour, as they feasted’
  8. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, ‘Then sing aloud to God our strength’
  9. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, ‘The trumpeters and pipers are silent’
  10. Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, ‘Then sing aloud to God our strength’
  11. Monoru Miki: Marimba Spiritual
  12. Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs
  13. Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1
  14. Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
  15. Arne/Sargent: Rule Britannia!
  16. Parry/Elgar: Jerusalem
Artists

Marimba: Evelyn Glennie
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Conductor: Andrew Davis
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Label

Teldec 4509-97868-2

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