William Alwyn

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    Symphonic Prelude, The Magic IslandWilliam Alwyn
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    Symphony No. 1: I. Adagio - Allegro ritmico - Andante espressivo - AdagioWilliam Alwyn
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    Symphony No. 1: II. Allegro leggieroWilliam Alwyn
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    Symphony No. 4: I. Maestoso - Allegro - MaestosoWilliam Alwyn
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    Symphony No. 1: IV. Allegro jubilanteWilliam Alwyn

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        William Alwyn was one of the more popular of post-romantic English composers to come up in the wake of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. A prolific composer, as well as a flautist and teacher, he worked in all idioms, including opera, but like most British composers of his generation (apart from Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett), his success in the latter arena was very limited. Alwyn was educated at the Northampton Grammar School, where he proved a promising stude... Read more

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