An English Pastorale

english pastoral

Soothing. Relaxing. Inspiring. These are some of the words that come to mind regarding the English Pastoral tradition. Most popular during the 20th century, English Pastoral music may have originated from pastoral poetry, operas and concertos from the Baroque era. These works put forth the idea that a simple rural existence was the most desirous of lifestyles. English composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries embraced transformed this notion into instrumental music.

14 Responses to “An English Pastorale”

  1. On 08/8/13 1:20 PM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » Britain’s Forgotten Composer said:

    […] Bantock is our featured composer on English Pastorale, Sunday at 9am. Read this interesting article on his life, times and […]

  2. On 08/29/13 1:37 PM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » Who is Peter Hope? said:

    […] composer Peter Hope is the featured artist on English Pastorale, Sunday at 9 am. He is best known by UK citizens as the composer of the title music to BBC […]

  3. On 04/9/14 1:49 PM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » Stanford’s pupils said:

    […] the next An English Pastorale we’ll listen to works by Stanford and his pupils. Join me Sunday morning at 9 […]

  4. On 04/24/14 1:13 PM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » Delius and Friends said:

    […] explore the music inspired by Delius on the next English Pastorale, Sunday at 9 am. Here is the […]

  5. On 05/2/14 1:30 PM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » Suites for Strings said:

    […] The composers of Great Britain have a long tradition of writing suites for string orchestras. We’ll hear a few of them on this week’s English Pastorale. […]

  6. On 05/8/14 2:19 PM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » The English Cello said:

    […] Alan Brandt as he presents these works on An English Pastorale, Sunday at 9am on Classical […]

  7. On 05/23/14 10:38 AM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » Granville Bantock said:

    […] us for An English Pastorale Sunday at 9 am for the music of Granville […]

  8. On 08/22/14 3:27 PM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » Almost-Symphonies said:

    […] hear these works on An English Pastorale Sunday morning at […]

  9. On 08/31/14 10:10 PM, Harriet said:

    Thank you for the WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL John Rutter program this morning. I’ll be watching the web site to see the names of the CDs played.

  10. On 09/10/14 4:23 PM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » England, 1934 said:

    […] feature these compositions on the next English Pastorale, Sunday at 9 […]

  11. On 10/3/14 2:34 PM, WUOL Classical 90.5 » The English Violin said:

    […] hear these compositions on the next An English Pastorale, Sunday at 9 […]

  12. On 12/1/14 9:42 PM, Suzanne Murphy said:

    I was listening to the most beautiful music around 9:30 A.M. or maybe a little later,on Sunday , November 30 and I would love to know the album.
    Can you help me? I would love to hear it again but I don’t know what the name of the album is.

  13. On 12/19/14 3:56 PM, Alan Brandt said:

    Suzanne, that was the Florida Suite by Frederick Delius. Sir Charles Mackerras conducting the Welsh National Opera Orchestra.

  14. On 02/3/15 8:25 PM, Pat said:

    Could you tell me the name of that very beautiful flute and guitar CD you played around 9:45am last Sunday? I was driving at the time and wasn’t able to write it down (and now can’t remember!). I would love to hear more like it. Thank you!