Constant Lambert - Aubade Héroïque by Lloyd Wells

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English Northern Philharmonia, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor) Liner Notes: The title recalls Debussy, whose Berceuse héroïque for piano, written during the 1914-18 war, was dedicated to the King of the Belgians and his soldiers. Lambert's piece was also war-inspired. Its date is 1942 and it is inscribed 'to Ralph Vaughan Williams on his 70th birthday'. It is a recollection-in-tranquility of a dramatic incident oftwo years earlier, when the Sadiers' Wells Ballet (of which Lambert was Musical Director) was marooned for a few days in Holland when the Germans invaded in May 1940. It must have been a terrifying experience; Lambert and his colleagues barely escaped with their lives. Lambert explained, in a noteon the score, 'This short piece was inspired by a daybreak during the invasion of Holland, the calm of the surrounding park contrasting the distant mutterings of war'.

Lloyd Wells Music Catalog

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Artist: Lloyd Wells
Video title: Constant Lambert - Aubade Héroïque
Category: Jazz & Fusion

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