London Philharmonic: Arnold Symphony No. 6
Beckus the Dandipratt
Suite: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Flourish for a 21st Birthday
Malcolm Arnold is one of the most fascinating characters to have emerged from the creative core of the London Philharmonic Orchestra - leaving his post as the ensemble's Principal Trumpet in 1953 as his career as a composer began its ascendency. Arnold's remarkable and varied output is seasoned with scores dedicated to the Orchestra and its player; this collection conducted by the composer's champion Vernon Handley offers a glance at Arnold the cinematic artist, Arnold the jocular humorist and Arnold the profound symphonist.