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Calming Classics

A day by the sea; but there's not a kiss-me-quick hat or stick of rock in sight! Instead, imagine sitting on the cliff top or harbour wall listening to the ebb and flow of the sea as captured in this album of tranquil music, all of which takes the ocean as its theme, or which flows elegantly like the sounds of the waves themselves!

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Time & Tide
Calming classics

A day by the sea: but there's not a kiss-me quick hat or stick of rock in sight! Instead, imagine sitting on the cliff top or on the harbour wall listening to the ebb and flow of the sea as captured in this album of tranquil music, all of which takes the ocean as its theme, or which flows elegantly like the sound of the waves themselves!

1 L'isle joyeuse
Claude Debussy 1862-1918
The Philharmonia conducted by Geoffrey Simon

2 Andante from Sonata in C, K545
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1792
Martin Souter, piano

3 Overture: A calm sea and prosperous voyage
Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alois Springer

4 Neptune, the Mystic from The Planets, Op32
Gustav Holst 1874-1934
London Symphony Orchestra conduced by Geoffrey Simon

5 Impromptu in E flat major, D899/2
Franz Schubert 1797-1828
Martin Souter, piano

6 Sirènes from Nocturnes
Claude Debussy
The Philharmonia conducted by Geoffrey Simon

7 Impromptu in A flat major, D899/4
Franz Schubert
Martin Souter, piano

8 De l'aube à midi sur le mer from La mer
Claude Debussy
The Philharmonia conducted by Geoffrey Simon


CCL CDG1153
Cover image: The Cobb, Lyme Regis (w/c and wax chalks on paper), Francis Farmar (contemporary artist)/Private Collection/Bridgeman Art Library
Tracks 1, 4, 6 & 8 courtesy of Cala Records and Geoffrey Simon
Track 3 courtesy of Countdown Media
All other tracks Classical Communications Ltd
This compilation p & c 2006 Classical Communications Ltd
Made in Great Britain

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Time & Tide
Calming classics

Sea dreams from Debussy, a sea journey from Mendelssohn, the ebb and flow of Mozart's and Schubert's delicate piano music and Gustav Holst's visionary musical depiction of Neptune combine in a programme of great power and strength, like the sea itself. But like the sea, too, this music can calm and relax us as well, allowing us a chance to drift away whether we are near the water or at home in a comfortable armchair!

Dover Beach
The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand;
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.
Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Aegean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.
The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.
Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)
62.20




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