142. In search of happy music: Arnold, English Dances

English folk music is often typically nostalgic and melancholy. Cacophony goes in search of happiness with Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances – pretty, witty and bright!

Listening time 24 mins (podcast 6′, music 18′)

Music here, played by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Penny:

and on Apple Music and Amazon it’s tracks 1-8 English Dances Set 1 op.27 and Set 2, op.33:

You can buy a whole cd (also including the other ‘national'(and Cornish!) dances as a high quality download here

The Dvořák Slavonic Dances talked about in this episode were covered previously on Cacophony.

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