D Jones

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COMPOSERS: D Jones
LABELS: Lyrita
WORKS: Symphony No. 6; Symphony No. 9; The Country Beyond the Stars
PERFORMER: RPO/Charles Groves, Welsh National Opera Chorus, BBC Welsh SO/Bryden Thomson
CATALOGUE NO: SRCD 326 ADD 1970-79
Daniel Jones was a committed composer of symphonies, and his desire to build a powerfully cogent musical argument is represented by each of these examples. With imaginative orchestration, the results are compelling. Both orchestras and conductors are on top form, and the recordings wear their age well. The Country Beyond the Stars, setting words by the Breconshire poet Henry Vaughan, is a skilfully balanced cantata which has a direct appeal. Terry Barfoot

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