Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: Theme
Edward Elgar 1:34
2 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: I. C.A.E. (the composer's wife) - L'istesso tempo
Edward Elgar 2:05
3 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: II. H.D.S-P. (Hew David Steuart-Powell) - Allegro
Edward Elgar 0:44
4 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: III. R.B.T. (Richard Baxter Townshend) - Allegretto
Edward Elgar 1:26
5 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: IV. W.M.B. (William Meath Baker) - Allegro di molto
Edward Elgar 0:31
6 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: V. R.P.A. (Richard Penrose Arnold) - Moderato
Edward Elgar 1:53
7 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: VI. Ysobel (Isabel Fitton) - Andantino
Edward Elgar 1:22
8 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: VII. Troyte (Arthur Troyte Griffith) - Presto
Edward Elgar 0:54
9 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: VIII. W.N. (Winifred Norbury) - Allegretto
Edward Elgar 1:42
10 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: IX. Nimrod (August Johannes Jaeger) - Adagio
Edward Elgar 2:52
11 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: X. Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny) - Allegretto
Edward Elgar 2:33
12 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: XI. G.R.S. (George Robertson Sinclair) - Allegro di Molto
Edward Elgar 0:51
13 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: XII. B.G.N. (Basil G. Nevinson) - Andante
Edward Elgar 2:16
14 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: XIII. Romanza: *** [Lady Mary Lygon] - Moderato
Edward Elgar 2:05
15 Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') op. 36: XIV. Finale: E.D.U. (the composer) - Allegro
Edward Elgar 4:33
16 The Planets op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (Allegro)
Gustav Holst 6:18
17 The Planets op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (Adagio)
Gustav Holst 7:15
18 The Planets op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (Vivace)
Gustav Holst 3:32
19 The Planets op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (Allegro giocoso – Andante maestoso)
Gustav Holst 7:01
20 The Planets op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (Adagio)
Gustav Holst 6:57
21 The Planets op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (Allegro)
Gustav Holst 5:57
22 The Planets op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (Andante)
Gustav Holst 5:23

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Arthur Brooks (engineer) (tracks 16–22)
Arthur S. Clarke (Engineer) (1926-04-28 – 1926-08-30) (tracks 1–15)
G. W. Dillnutt (1926-04-28 – 1926-08-30) (tracks 1–15)
Edward Fowler (engineer) (1926-04-28 – 1926-08-30) (tracks 1–15)
composer:
Edward Elgar (1899) (tracks 1–15)
Gustav Holst (1914 – 1916) (tracks 16–22)
conductor:
Sir Edward Elgar (1926-04-28 – 1926-08-30) (tracks 1–15)
Gustav Holst (1926-06-22) (tracks 16, 19)
Gustav Holst (1926-07-02) (track 21)
Gustav Holst (1926-07-02 – 1926-09-14) (track 17)
Gustav Holst (1926-09-14) (track 20)
Gustav Holst (1926-10-22) (tracks 18, 22)
dedicated to:
Isabel Fitton (track 7)
Augustus J. Jaeger (track 10)
Lady Mary Lygon (track 14)
Winifred Norbury (track 9)
Dora Penny (track 11)
orchestra:
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra (1926-04-28 – 1926-08-30) (tracks 1–15)
London Symphony Orchestra (1926-06-22) (tracks 16, 19)
London Symphony Orchestra (1926-07-02) (track 21)
London Symphony Orchestra (1926-07-02 – 1926-09-14) (track 17)
London Symphony Orchestra (1926-09-14) (track 20)
London Symphony Orchestra (1926-10-22) (tracks 18, 22)
producer:
Fred Gaisberg (tracks 1–15)
publisher:
recorded at:
Queen’s Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1926-04-28 – 1926-08-30) (tracks 1–15)
Columbia Studios (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1926-06-22) (tracks 16, 19)
Columbia Studios (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1926-07-02) (track 21)
Columbia Studios (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1926-07-02 – 1926-09-14) (track 17)
Columbia Studios (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1926-09-14) (track 20)
Columbia Studios (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1926-10-22) (tracks 18, 22)
arrangements:
Enigma Variations, op. 36: I. C.A.E. (for piano) (track 2)
Enigma Variations, op. 36: Theme (for piano) (track 1)
Enigma Variations, op. 36: V. R.P.A. (for piano) (track 6)
Enigma Variations, op. 36: XI. G.R.S. (for piano) (track 12)
Jupiter Hymn (excerpt from Jupiter/The Planets) (track 19)
Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity (Arranged for organ) (track 19)
Mars (from The Planets) (for large brass ensemble, Sauer) (track 16)
Mars, The Bringer of War (Arranged for organ) (track 16)
Mercury, The Messenger (Arranged for organ) (track 18)
Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age (Arranged for organ) (track 20)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for brass quintet and organ) (track 16)
The Planets, op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (for wind ensemble, Reed/McAlister) (track 16)
The Planets, op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (for brass quintet and organ) (track 17)
The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (for wind ensemble, Romano) (track 18)
The Planets, op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (for brass quintet and organ) (track 18)
The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (for brass quintet and organ) (track 19)
The Planets, op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (for wind ensemble, Reed/McAlister) (track 19)
The Planets, op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (for brass quintet and organ) (track 20)
The Planets, op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (for brass quintet and organ) (track 21)
The Planets, op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (for brass quintet and organ) (track 22)
Uranus, The Magician (Arranged for organ) (track 21)
Venus, The Bringer of Peace (Arranged for organ) (track 17)
宇宙めぐり (tracks 17–18)
is the basis for:
Hammerheart (track 19)
Joybringer (track 19)
Sanctus (based on "Nimrod" from Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma'), op. 36) (track 10)
Sanctus Dei (track 10)
The Globalist (track 10)
ジュピター (track 19)
later versions:
Angelic Hymns: Mars (track 16)
Nimrod (track 10)
Thaxted (track 19)
じゅぴにゃー (track 19)
orchestration of:
The Planets, op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (for two pianos) (track 21)
The Planets, op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (for two pianos) (track 22)
part of:
The Planets Suite for Orchestra, op. 32 (with "Pluto" by Colin Matthews) (tracks 16–22)
The Planets, op. 32 (original version) (tracks 16–22)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Prelude to Madness (track 16)

Release

mastering: Andrew Walter (mastering engineer)
mastered at: Abbey Road Studios in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1992 – 1993)
part of: Composers in Person (number: 19)
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/3144291 [info]