Songs for Strings: Arrangements of Dowland, Purcell, Elgar & Others by Donald Fraser

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Songs for Strings: Arrangements of Dowland, Purcell, Elgar and others by Donald Fraser
1 – Edward Elgar The Queen’s Hall (4.02)
2 – John Dowland And Time Stands Still (3.31)
3 – Henry Purcell Ground in C (3.29)
4 – Antonio Lotti Crucifixus (3.15)
5 – Nicola Antonio Porpora Fugue in G (3.22)
6 – Antonio Vivaldi Largo from Concerto for Two Cellos, RV 531 (3.57)
7 – David Fraser, Piper to the Laird Lovat Lord Lovat’s Lament (4.28)
8 – Franz Liszt Nuage Gris (Grey Clouds) (3.53)
9 – Alexander Scriabin Canon (3.56)
10 – Maurice Ravel Valse (in the manner of Borodin) (3.04)
11-13 – Edward Elgar Three Songs (13.40)
– 11 – Pleading
– 12 – A Child Asleep
– 13 – Queen Mary’s Lute Song
14 – Donald Fraser Epilogue : Amen from A Christmas Symphony (4.25)
15 – Marin Marais Sonnerie (4.36)


English Symphony Orchestra (2-10, 14)
English Chamber Orchestra (1, 11-13)
Donald Fraser, conductor

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In the 1990s, Donald Fraser scored a hit with his orchestral arrangement of Marin Marais’ baroque classic The Bells of St. Genevieve which reached the Top 5 of Billboard’s Classical Chart and remains a radio evergreen to this day. Numerous commissions for arrangements followed for musicians such as The King’s Singers, Yehudi Menuhin and the English Chamber Orchestra. In 2016, AVIE released Don’s large-scale orchestration of Edward Elgar’s Piano Quintet and choral version of Sea Pictures, which charted in the Top 10 of the UK Specialist Classical Chart. Don now returns to the art of arranging smaller scale, classic works by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi and others, including new versions of his own “Amen” from A Christmas Symphony which was written for and premiered by soprano Jessye Norman, a new re-mix of The Bells of St. Genevieve and orchestrations of four Elgar art songs that evoke the album’s title, Songs for Strings.

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Weight 107 g
Dimensions 142 × 125 × 10 mm

Avie Records

Catalogue Number

AV 2391

Release Date

7th September 2018



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