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Sir Colin Davis

The Last Night of the Proms (2CD)

Compiled together for the first time, historic recordings of the grand finale to the world’s greatest music festival. In 1969 Philips captured the unique atmosphere of the Last Night of the Proms. Master of ceremonies was Sir Colin Davis.

CD 1


1. Commentary
2. ELGAR Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 (In London Town)
3. ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (with reprise)
4. Commentary
5–16. WOOD Fantasia on British Sea Songs
17. PARRY (arr. Elgar) Jerusalem– Commentary 
18. Sir Colin Davis: speech / Happy Birthday (audience)
19. TRADITIONAL God Save the Queen

CD 2


1. BERLIOZ Hail, all hail to the Queen (Les Troyens)
2–3. WAGNER Schmerzen; Träume (Wesendonck Lieder)
4. MENDELSSOHN Scherzo (from Octet in E flat major, Op. 20)
5–6. WALTON The Contrast; Rhyme (A Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table)
7. ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
8. WILLIAMSON The Stone Wall – A Cassation for Audience and Orchestra
9. ARNE (arr. Sargent) Rule Britannia
10. PARRY (arr. Elgar) Jerusalem
11. Sir Colin Davis: speech
12. TRADITIONAL God Save the Queen Jessye Norman, soprano (Wagner) Elizabeth Bainbridge, mezzo-soprano (Walton; Arne: CD2) BBC Chorus · BBC Singers · BBC Choral Society BBC Symphony Orchestra Sir Colin Davis