BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
OVERTURES FROM THE BRITISH ISLES
Rumon Gamba and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales present a collection of overtures from the British Isles. Among these is Sir Frederic Cowen’s Overture to The Butterfly’s Ball (1901), illustrating a popular children’s poem by William Roscoe. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor achieved immediate success early in his career with his four-part cantata Scenes from The Song of Hiawatha. The Overture, composed in 1899, was intended as a prelude to the complete cycle but is now rarely heard in this context.