The National Trust Music Collection


Release details       Liner note about Ant's track    Complete track listing


Released: 17th September 2001

A 3 CD set of classical music inspired by the landscapes, gardens and treasures of The National Trust.  

Includes Chartwell, a piece written by Ant and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Alan Wilson.

This track was originally recorded for an Atmosphere Music Library project called English Pastoral.




Album release details

3 CD Boxed Set

Country of Release Record Label Catalogue Number
UK BMG 74321 87946 2


Liner note about Ant's track

In none of the properties of The National Trust does contemporary history come so vividly to life as Chartwell, home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1924 until the end of his life.  The great statesman drew inspiration from its views across the North Downs, while in the political "wilderness", as Prime Minister, and in retirement. Here he painted, dug out the lakes, built the famous wall and fed the fish in the water garden.  It is a moving place to visit.  Something of its atmosphere is reflected in this piece by Anthony Phillips, who began as a founder-member of the rock band Genesis and now composes for film and television.

Liner note written by John Kehoe

Complete track listing

CD 1 - Landscape CD 2 - Gardens
Grieg - Morning from Peer Gynt Fauré - Pavane
Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow Fauré - Dolly Suite - Garden of Dolly
Parry - Myfanwy Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Debussy - Reflects dans l'eau Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers
Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Debussy - Bells Through The Leaves
Elgar - Serenade for Strings, Op.20 - Larghetto Debussy - Clair de lune
Khachaturian - Adagio from Spartacus  Delibes - The Flower Duet from Lakmé
Bax - Phantasy for Viola & Orchestra (excerpt) Parry - Lady Radnor's Suite - Slow minuet
Arnold - Cornish Dance No. 3 Arnold - Concerto for Flute & Strings - Andante
Holst - Dance of the Spirits of the Water  Schumann - Scenes of Childhood
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending Elgar - Chanson de matin
Binge - Sailing By Elgar - Chanson de nuit
Delius - The Walk to the Paradise Garden


CD 3 - Treasures

Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Mandolins
Mozart - Divertimento K. 136 - Adante
Handel - Pastoral Symphony from Messiah
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto - Adagio
Beethoven - Für Elise
Patrick Doyle - Sense & Sensibility
Rachel Portman - Emma - The Wedding & End Titles
Anthony Phillips - Chartwell
Burgon - Nunc Dimittis
Mozart - Flute & Harp Concerto - Adantino
Handel - Water Music - Alla Hornpipe
Gluck - Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Elgar - Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

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