Tracklist

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CD 1: Glorious Moments
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Fanfare from ‘Te Deum’ (‘Eurovision’ theme) Marc‐Antoine Charpentier 2:07
2 Theme from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ from ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’ Richard Strauss 2:03
3 Radetzky March Johann Strauss I 2:21
4 Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke 2:50
5 Farandole from ‘L’Arlésienne’ Suite Georges Bizet 3:17
6 Grand March from ‘Tannhäuser’ Richard Wagner 6:14
7 Alla marcia from ‘Karelia’ Suite Jean Sibelius 4:07
8 March from ‘The Golden Cockerel’ Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 3:18
9 Entry of the Boyards Johan Halvorsen 4:37
10 O Fortuna from ‘Carmina burana’ Carl Orff 2:50
11 Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland 3:25
12 Battle Hymn of the Republic [traditional] 5:34
13 Marche militaire Franz Schubert 5:04
14 Homage March Edvard Grieg 3:28
15 Coronation March from ‘The Prophet’ Giacomo Meyerbeer 3:31
16 Procession of the Sardar Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov 3:59
17 The Great Gate of Kiev from ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ Modest Mussorgsky 6:57
CD 2: Treasured Melodies
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ave Maria Franz Schubert 2:59
2 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Johann Sebastian Bach 3:52
3 Canon in D Johann Pachelbel 5:19
4 Sheep May Safely Graze Johann Sebastian Bach 4:12
5 Evening Prayer from ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Engelbert Humperdinck 3:39
6 Berceuse (Angels Guard Thee) from ‘Jocelyn’ Benjamin Godard 4:24
7 Adagio Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, Remo Giazotto 8:37
8 Meditation from ‘Thaïs’ Jules Massenet 4:25
9 Ave Maria Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles‐François Gounod 5:21
10 Panis angelicus (O Lord Most Holy) César Franck 4:10
11 Sanctus from Fauré’s Requiem Gabriel Fauré 3:15
12 O Divine Redeemer Charles‐François Gounod 3:24
13 To a Wild Rose Edward MacDowell 3:15
14 The Lost Chord Arthur Sullivan 3:39
15 Poéme Zdeněk Fibich 5:17
CD 3: Immortal Favourites
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Country Gardens Percy Grainger 2:38
2 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Paul Dukas 10:58
3 Barcarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ Jacques Offenbach 4:11
4 The Ride of the Valkyries Alexander Gibson 5:06
5 Vltava (The Moldau) Bedřich Smetana 12:18
6 Spring from ‘The Four Seasons’ Antonio Vivaldi 10:17
7 Humoresque Antonín Dvořák 3:38
8 Flight of the Bumble Bee Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov 1:29
9 Danse macabre Camille Saint‐Saëns 7:02
10 ‘Willam Tell’ Overture Gioachino Rossini 11:37

Credits

CD 1: Glorious Moments

trumpet:
John Wilbraham (trumpet player) (track 4)
arranger:
Ernest Guiraud (track 5)
choir vocals:
Ambrosian Singers (aka Ambrosian Opera Chorus / Ambrosian Chorus / Ambrosian Choir) (track 17)
The National Philharmonic Chorus (of London) (track 12)
composer:
Marc‐Antoine Charpentier (composer) (track 1)
Edvard Grieg (composer) (track 14)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (composer) (track 15)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (track 13)
Richard Wagner (composer) (track 6)
Jeremiah Clarke (1700) (track 4)
Johann Strauss (Baptist, Vater, Johann Strauss I, Sr., the Elder, the Father) (1848) (track 3)
William Steffe (1856) (track 12)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1872) (track 5)
Модест Петрович Мусоргский (composer) (1874-06-02 – 1874-06-22) (track 17)
Jean Sibelius (Finnish composer) (1893) (track 7)
Михаил Михайлович Ипполитов‐Иванов (Ippolitov‐Ivanov, Mikhail Mikhailovich - Russian composer, conductor, teacher) (1894) (track 16)
Johan Halvorsen (Norwegian composer) (1895) (track 9)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1896) (track 2)
Carl Orff (composer) (1936) (track 10)
Aaron Copland (composer) (1942) (track 11)
conductor:
Oscar Danon (conductor) (track 8)
Douglas Gamley (film composer) (tracks 3–4, 7, 17)
Charles Gerhardt (conductor) (tracks 1–2, 5, 12, 16)
René Leibowitz (conductor) (track 15)
Charles Mackerras (Australian conductor) (track 9)
Kurt Prestel (conductor, chorus master) (track 10)
Leonard Slatkin (conductor) (tracks 6, 11, 14)
Charles Gerhardt (conductor) (1971-09) (track 13)
dedicated to:
lyricist:
Julia Ward Howe (American poet) (track 12)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera) (tracks 1, 3–7, 12)
The National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera) (tracks 11, 14, 16)
The New Symphony Orchestra (often referred to as just The New Symphony Orchestra) (track 17)
Orchestra della RCA Italiana (established early 1960s, from the former disbanded RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra) (track 15)
The National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera) (1971-09) (track 13)
recording engineer:
James Locke (track 13)
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (track 13)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1962) (tracks 8, 15)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1965) (track 3)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1968) (track 17)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1970) (track 2)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1972) (tracks 4–5, 7, 10, 13)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1975) (track 9)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1985) (track 6)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1986) (tracks 11–12, 14, 16)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1991) (track 1)
publisher:
B. Schott & Söhne (publisher; do not use as label) (track 10)
premiered at:
Wasserglacis in Wien, Austria (1848-08-31) (track 3)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-09) (track 13)
part of:
Works of Johann Strauss Sr. by opus number (number: op. 228) (order: 53) (track 3)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Wilhousky) (track 12)
Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Ringwald) (track 12)
Fanfare for the Common Man (EL&P arrangement) (track 11)
Karelia-sarja, op. 11: III. Alla marcia (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
Le Prophète: Acte IV. Marche du couronnement (catch-all for arrangements) (track 15)
L’Arlésienne Suite no. 2: IV. Farandole (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
O Fortuna (QNTAL song) (track 10)
Plesový marš (track 3)
Radetzky March (for handbell ensemble) (track 3)
Radetzky March, op. 228 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Radetzky-Marsch (J. Holshuysen/H. Hennessy) (track 3)
Radetzky-Marsch (choir arrangement by Karl Hlinak) (track 3)
The Prince of Denmark’s March (erroneously called “Trumpet Voluntary” - catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Trumpet Voluntary (arr. Ratcliffe) (track 4)
Trumpet Voluntary (for organ, Archer) (track 4)
is based on:
John Brown’s Body (track 12)
is the basis for:
Glory alleluia (french lyrics) (track 12)
Karelia Suite, op. 11: III. Alla marcia (for piano, arr. Otto Taubmann) (track 7)
Plenty of Horn (track 4)
Radetzky Waltz (track 3)
Ready for Radetzky (track 3)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
ともだち賛歌 (track 12)
later versions:
Also sprach Zarathustra (2001) (arr. Deodato) (track 2)
Bojarenes inntogsmarsj, EG 183 (for piano, Grieg) (track 9)
Flumpet Voluntary (track 4)
L’Arlésienne Suite no. 2: IV. Farandole (for piano, Bizet) (track 5)
The Mass (track 10)
Trumpet Prelude (Stokowski orchestration of “Prince of Denmark/Trumpet Voluntary”) (track 4)
ピアノのおけいこ5 (Final Fantasy V) (track 13)
orchestrations:
The Prince of Denmark’s March (orchestrated by H. Wood) (track 4)
part of:
Suite in D major (track 4)
Also sprach Zarathustra (op 30; TrV 176) (order: 1) (track 2)
Te Deum, H. 146 (order: 1) (track 1)
Karelia-sarja, op. 11 (order: 3) (track 7)
L’Arlésienne Suite no. 2 (for orchestra) (order: 4) (track 5)
Pictures at an Exhibition (catch-all for arrangements) (order: 16) (track 17)
recording of:
Karelia-sarja, op. 11: III. Alla marcia (for orchestra) (track 7)
L’Arlésienne Suite no. 2: IV. Farandole (for orchestra) (track 5)
Pictures at an Exhibition: No. 10 "The Great Gate at Kiev" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 17)
The Prince of Denmark’s March (erroneously called “Trumpet Voluntary”) (track 4)
Marche militaire, op. 51, D. 733 no. 1 in D major (catch-all for arrangements) (1971-09) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
American Pageant (track 12)
Hooked on America (track 12)
An American Trilogy (order: 2) (track 12)
An American Trilogy (order: 4) (track 12)
version of:
O Fortuna (Poem, CB 17) (track 10)

CD 2: Treasured Melodies

organ:
William Davies (pianist, organist, composer) (track 7)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (tracks 2, 4, 9)
Gabriel Fauré (French composer) (track 11)
Zdeněk Fibich (Czech composer) (track 15)
César Franck (Belgian-born French composer) (track 10)
Remo Giazotto (track 7)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (track 12)
Jules Massenet (French Romantic composer) (track 8)
Johann Pachelbel (composer) (track 3)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (track 1)
Arthur Sullivan (composer) (track 14)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1853) (track 9)
Benjamin Godard (French violinist and composer, 1849-1895) (1888-02-25) (track 6)
Engelbert Humperdinck (German composer) (1891 – 1892) (track 5)
Edward MacDowell (American composer, pianist) (1896) (track 13)
conductor:
Hill Bowen (track 6)
Charles Gerhardt (conductor) (track 7)
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell) (tracks 3, 15)
René Leibowitz (conductor) (tracks 8–9)
Eric Robinson (conductor) (track 2)
librettist:
Victor Capoul (track 6)
Adelheid Wette (German lyricist) (track 5)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 9)
orchestra:
London Promenade Orchestra (before it became known as the National Philharmonic Orchestra in ca. 1971) (track 15)
The London Promenade Orchestra (before it became known as the National Philharmonic Orchestra in ca. 1971) (track 3)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera) (track 7)
New Symphony Orchestra (often referred to as just The New Symphony Orchestra) (track 2)
RCA Italian Symphony Orchestra (established early 1960s, from the former disbanded RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra) (track 8)
The Sunset Strings (tracks 1, 4–5, 10–14)
previously attributed to:
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (Italian Baroque composer) (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1961) (track 9)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1962) (tracks 6, 8)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1964) (track 4)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1967) (track 2)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1980) (track 1)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1981) (tracks 5, 10–14)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1984) (track 7)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1985) (track 3)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1987) (track 15)
publisher:
Ricordi London (Casa Ricordi sublabel for Classical music) (track 7)
arrangement of:
Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 “Ave Maria” (Schubert's song, not the Bach/Gounod work) (track 1)
arrangements:
10 Woodland Sketches, op. 51, no. 1: To a Wild Rose (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
Adagio (track 7)
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor (catch all for arrangements) (track 7)
Adagio of the Sky (track 7)
Ave Maria (catch-all for arrangements of the Bach / Gounod work) (track 9)
Canon and Gigue in D major, T. 377: I. Canon (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Canon and Gigue in D major: I. Canon (arr. Max Seiffert) (track 3)
Cold is Being (track 7)
Cosmic Chorale (track 2)
Jocelyn, op. 100: Acte II. Berceuse (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
Poème in D-flat major (for violin and piano) (track 15)
Souvenirs, op. 41 Part IV: No. 139 in D-flat major (Poème, version for solo piano) (track 15)
The Lost Chord (catch-all for arrangements) (track 14)
The Lost Chord (for organ, Rawsthorne) (track 14)
The Lost Chord (for brass, Langford) (track 14)
To a Wild Rose (Banks arrangement) (track 13)
instrumental recording of:
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) (track 9)
The Lost Chord (track 14)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Adagio (track 7)
Adagio (track 3)
Anytime, Anywhere (track 7)
Christmas Canon (original version) (track 3)
Happy (track 3)
Lemming 1 (Lemmings, Commodore 64) (track 3)
Lullaby (track 3)
Memories (track 3)
Oh Lord, why Lord (track 3)
Rain and Tears (track 3)
Rancho das flores (track 2)
Sanctus (track 3)
Sanctus II (track 3)
Save Us All (track 7)
Simple Joy (track 3)
神様 見てよ (track 2)
蛹化の女 (track 3)
雪の夜 (track 9)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Ave Maria (Japanese translation of Bach/Gounod's "Ave Maria") (track 9)
Ave Maria (Italian translation of "Ave Maria" by Bach/Gounod) (track 9)
AveMaria_2010 (track 9)
later versions:
Ave Maria (track 9)
Canon in D, Mostly (track 3)
Jocelyn: Angels Guard Thee (Berceuse) (transl. Rybrant) (track 6)
orchestrations:
Ave Maria (for violin and orchestra, orch. Kennedy & Lenehan) (track 9)
part of:
V podvečer, op. 39 (track 15)
10 Woodland Sketches, op. 51 (order: 1) (track 13)
Canon and Gigue in D major, T. 377 (order: 1) (track 3)
Messe basse (order: 2) (track 11)
recording of:
Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 “Ave Maria” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Meditation from Thaïs (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
Panis Angelicus (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
Poème (orchestral excerpt of the Lento from symphonic poem “At Twilight”) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Bach (track 9)
Hooked on Romance (track 1)
Hooked on Romance, Part 2 (tracks 3, 13)
Joy / Angels We Have Heard on High (order: 1) (track 2)

CD 3: Immortal Favourites

violin:
José‐Luis García (violinist & conductor) (track 6)
arranger:
Percy Grainger (1918 – 1952) (track 1)
composer:
Jacques Offenbach (track 3)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 10)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
Antonio Vivaldi (1723) (track 6)
Richard Wagner (composer) (1854 – 1856) (track 4)
Camille Saint‐Saëns (composer) (1874) (track 9)
Bedřich Smetana (composer) (1874-11-20 – 1874-12-08) (track 5)
Antonín Dvořák (composer) (1894) (track 7)
Paul Dukas (composer) (1896 – 1897) (track 2)
Николай Андреевич Римский‐Корсаков (Nikolaï Rimski-Korsakov) (1899 – 1900) (track 8)
conductor:
Massimo Freccia (conductor) (track 10)
Charles Gerhardt (conductor) (track 5)
Sir Alexander Gibson (conductor) (track 4)
Eric Hammerstein (possibly a pseudonym used by American conductor Robert Mandell) (tracks 1, 3)
René Leibowitz (conductor) (tracks 2, 8–9)
Eric Robinson (conductor) (track 7)
Leonard Slatkin (conductor) (track 6)
librettist:
Jules Barbier (track 3)
orchestra:
London Promenade Orchestra (before it became known as the National Philharmonic Orchestra in ca. 1971) (tracks 1, 3)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music and opera) (tracks 5, 7)
New Symphony Orchestra of London (often referred to as just The New Symphony Orchestra) (tracks 4, 8)
Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma (Freelance recording orchestra, mainly used by RCA & Reader’s Digest) (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1960) (tracks 2, 4, 9–10)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1961) (track 8)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1971) (track 7)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1972) (track 5)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1984) (track 3)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1986) (track 1)
The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (1989) (track 6)
publisher:
Schott & Co. Ltd. (track 1)
Schott Music International (publisher; do not use as label) (track 4)
G. Schirmer Inc. (1919) (track 1)
part of:
Catalogo numerico-tematico delle opere strumentali (Antonio Vivaldi) (number: F. I/22) (order: 22) (track 6)
B. number catalogue by František Bartoš (number: B. 111) (order: 26) (track 5)
Works of Camille Saint-Saëns by opus number (number: op. 40) (order: 29) (track 9)
Ryom-Verzeichnis (number: RV 269) (order: 262) (track 6)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Concerto in E major, op. 8 no. 1, RV 269 “La primavera” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
Country Gardens (for band, Clark) (track 1)
Danse Macabre (for five pianos, Anderson) (track 9)
Danse Macabre, op. 40 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
Danse macabre, S. 555, R. 240 (for piano, Liszt) (track 9)
Danse macabre, op 40 (for Brass Quintet / David Marlatt) (track 9)
Danse macabre, op. 40 (arr. for organ / Edwin Lemare) (track 9)
Der Frühling (track 6)
Die Walküre: Der Ritt der Walküren (for piano solo, Stradal) (track 4)
Die Walküre: Walkürenritt (arr. Hutschenruyter) (track 4)
Flight of the Bumblebee (for cello and orchestra, arr. by B. Traubas) (track 8)
Flight of the Bumblebee (for choir, Swingle) (track 8)
Flight of the Bumblebee (for cello and piano, arr. Rose) (track 8)
Flight of the Bumblebee (Stokowski transcription) (track 8)
Flight of the Bumblebee, TN iii/9 (for piano solo, Rachmaninov) (track 8)
Guillaume Tell: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
Le Vol du bourdon (for organ, Saint-Martin) (track 8)
Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Barcarolle (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
L’Apprenti sorcier (for two pianos) (track 2)
L’Apprenti sorcier (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
L’Apprenti sorcier (for piano, arr. Staub) (track 2)
Má vlast: II. Vltava, JB 1:112/2 (Die Moldau) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
Ride of the Valkyries (OpenBSD 5.6 theme) (track 4)
Ride of the Valkyries (for brass band, Owen) (track 4)
Ride of the Valkyries from “Die Walküre” (for organ, Lemare) (track 4)
The Flight of the Bumble-Bee (for violin and orchestra, Kennedy & Lenehan) (track 8)
The Flight of the Bumblebee (for flute and orchestra, arr. Aho) (track 8)
The Flight of the Bumblebee (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 8)
Vltava (for baritone and orchestra) (track 5)
Vltava, op. 43 (track 5)
William Tell Overture (for band, Leidzén) (track 10)
William Tell: Overture (for organ, Lemare) (track 10)
Полёт шмеля (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
is based on:
Danse macabre (song for voice and piano) (track 9)
La Mantovana (track 5)
is the basis for:
Barcarolle aus Hoffmans Erzählungen (for piano solo) (track 3)
Barcarolles (track 3)
Honey Man (track 8)
Ma rivière (track 5)
Paradise Beach (track 4)
Più delle valchirie (Il mio nome è Nessuno) (track 4)
William Tell Overture (Spike Jones version) (track 10)
William Tell Overture (excerpt) (Stan LePard adaptation) (track 10)
ボスBGM (Parodius) (track 8)
ラブチク (track 6)
ワルキューレの騎行 (スーパーロボット大戦F) (track 4)
later translated versions:
Mīlas nakts (barkorāle no operas "Hofmaņa stāsti") (track 3)
later versions:
D2 (track 9)
Danse Macabre, op. 40 (arrangement for orchestrion) (track 9)
Hover Bovver (Tune 2) (C64 Game) (track 1)
part of:
Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Acte III (Giulietta) (alternate order) (track 3)
Guglielmo Tell (translated by Luigi Balocchi) (order: 1) (track 10)
Guillaume Tell (order: 1) (track 10)
Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione, op. 8 (part of collection) (order: 1) (track 6)
Le quattro stagioni (“The Four Seasons”) (part of collection) (order: 1) (track 6)
Má vlast, JB 1:112 (My Country / My Fatherland) (part of collection) (order: 2) (track 5)
Fantasia (Disney soundtrack) (order: 8) (track 2)
parts:
recording of:
Country Gardens (track 1)
Humoresque in G-flat major, op. 101 no. 7 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
Má vlast: II. Vltava, JB 1:112/2 (Die Moldau) (track 5)
Полёт шмеля (Flight of the Bumblebee) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
Fantasmic! (theme park show soundtrack) (order: 3) (track 2)
Relax and Unwind With the Classics (preview) (order: 3) (track 3)
Quodlibet for Small Orchestra: Allegro (3rd movement) (order: 16) (track 10)
Fantasmic! (theme park show soundtrack) (order: 19) (track 2)
English Heritage Medley (order: 30) (track 1)

Release

manufactured in:EEC
copyrighted by:The Reader’s Digest Association Limited (not for release label use!) (in 1993)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/8690375 [info]
ASIN:UK: B07BWKNBGR [info]

Release Group

part of:The World’s Most Beautiful Melodies (Reader’s Digest UK) (number: 1) (order: 2)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/1258109 [info]