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Bridge treated the familiar tune as if he had composed it himself, using its main features to construct a typically fluid and varied musical journey, skilfully adapting traditional sonata form. The tune’s memorable opening phrase provides a dramatic opening gesture, out of which flows a seamless weft of lyrical counterpoint. With impeccable timing, the complete melody, beautifully harmonized, emerges for the only time after the main climax, and Bridge contrives to let the music ebb away, ready for Hamilton Harty to take over.
from notes by Paul Hindmarsh © 2013