This is a double CD of Victoria's 150th Gala Choral Concert held in Melbourne, Australia's Royal Exhibition Building in 1985 – sung by a 1000 voice choir, with orchestra conducted by Richard Divall. The highlight is Leon Caron's prize-winning 'Victoria Cantata', first performed in 1880.
- Fanfare (Traditional) 1:04
- Aida Triumphal March Giuseppe Verdi 7:12
- Nabucco Hebrew Chorus Giuseppe Verdi 4:03
- Boris Godunov Coronation Scene Modest Mussorgsky 9:00
- Serenade to Music Ralph Vaughan Williams 13:00
- Land of Hope and Glory 3:53
- Land of Hope and Glory (encore) 3:49
- 1812 Overture Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 13:55
- Speech by the Governor of Victoria (Traditional) 5:38
- Victoria Cantata (1880) Leon Caron 18:11
Coronation Ode Sir Edward Elgar
- Richard Divall · all except track 1
- Rosemary Boyle · tracks 5—7 and 10
- Suzanne Johnston · tracks 5—7 and 10
- Simon O'Loughlin · tracks 4—7 and 10
- Peter Cox · tracks 4—7 and 10
- Victorian College of the Arts Orchestra · all except tracks 1 and 9
- Central Band of the Royal Australian Air Force · track 1
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.
Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on 12 October 1872 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, where his father, the Reverend Arthur Vaughan Williams (the surname Vaughan Williams is an unhyphenated double-barrelled name of Welsh origin), was vicar.
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and the 1812 Overture.
Where to buy
Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.