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BRITISH ORCHESTRAL MUSIC
(Including Orchestral Poems, Suites, Serenades,
Variations, Rhapsodies, Concerto Overtures etc)

Written by Composers Born Between 1800 & 1910

A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman

Page 5

Discography Listing: Page 1 & Index ~~ Page 2 ~~ Page 3 ~~ Page 4 ~~ Page 5

LILIAN ELKINGTON
(1901-69)

Born in Birmingham. She studied composition and piano with Granville Bantock at the Birmingham Midland Institute and also studied the organ. After getting married in 1926, she retired from composition but continued ia limited musical career as an organist. The work listed below was rediscovered after her death by the musicologist David J. Brown.

Out of the Mist (tone poem) (1921)

David Lloyd-Jones/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + F. Kelly: Elegy for Strings, Gurney: War Elegy, Parry: The Chivalry of the Sea and Elgar: The Spirit of England)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7172 (2006)

 

GERALD FINZI
(1901-1956)

Born in London. As a teenager he studied privately with Ernest Farrar and Edward Bairstow and then in his next decade took counterpoint with R.O. Morris. He joined the staff of the Royal Academy of Music but kept this post only for 3 years before relocating to Berkshire where he devoted most of the rest of his life to composing. He was the founder and conductor of the Newbury String Players. His catalogue is made up of choral, vocal and orchestral works, including a Cello and Clarinet Concerto that have become very popular in recent years. He is considered one of England’s greatest composers of art songs. Other large-scale orchestra works such as a Symphony and Piano Concerto were started but never completed.

See BCCD for: Cello Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Violin Concerto, Introit for Violin and Orchestra,, Eclogue for Piano and String Orchestra,, Grand Fantasia and Toccata for Piano and Orchestra,, 5 Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Orchestra,.

The Fall of the Leaf, Op. 20 (completed by H. Ferguson) (1939-41)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Eclogue, Introit, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Severn Rhapsody, Love's Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Romance and Prelude)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.92) (1977)

David Hill/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Prelude, Nocturne, Dies Natalis, Two Sonnets and Farewell to Arms)
NAXOS 8.570417 (2008)


Love's Labour's Lost: Suite, Op. 28 (1946-55)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Eclogue, Romance and Prelude)
NIMBUS NI5665 (2001)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5101) (1987)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra ( 3 Soliloquies)
( + Eclogue, Introit, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Severn Rhapsody, Nocturne, Romance, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.92) (1977)

Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia (3 Soliloquies,)
( + Clarinet Concerto, 5 Bagatelles, Romance and Severn Rhapsody)
NAXOS 8.553556 (1998)


Nocturne "New Year's Music," Op. 7 (1946)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Eclogue, Introit, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Severn Rhapsody, Love's Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Romance, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.92) (1977)

David Hill/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Prelude, The Fall of the Leaf, Dies Natalis, Two Sonnets and Farewell to Arms)
NAXOS 8.570417 (2008)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Eclogue and Clarinet Concerto)
DECCA 4737192 (2003)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 454438) (1997)


Prelude in F minor for String Orchestra, Op. 25 (1920's)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Love's Labours Lost: Suite, Eclogue and Romance)
NIMBUS NI5665 (2001)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5101) (1987)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Eclogue, Introit, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Severn Rhapsody, Love's Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Romance and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.92) (1977)

Guildhall String Ensemble
( + Romance, Warlock Capriol Suite, Elgar: Spanish Lady Suite, Delius: 2 Aquarelles, Ireland: Downland Suite - Minuet, Holst: St. Paul's Suite and Walton: Henry V - Death of Falstaff and Touch Her Sweet Lips and Part)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL RD 87761 (1987)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Romance, Violin Concerto and In Years Defaced)
CHANDOS CHAN 9888 (2001)

David Hill/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Nocturne, The Fall of the Leaf, Dies Natalis, Two Sonnets and Farewell to Arms)
NAXOS 8.570417 (2008)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Romance, Holst: Brook Green Suite, Blezard: Duetto, Hurd: Sinfonia Concertante, Haydn Wood: An Eighteenth Century Scherzo, Montgomery: Concertino and Martelli: Persiflage)
NAXOS 8.555069 (2001)


Romance in E-flat major for String Orchestra, Op. 11 (1928)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Love's Labours Lost: Suite, Eclogue and Prelude)
NIMBUS NI5665 (2001)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5101) (1987)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Eclogue, Introit, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Severn Rhapsody, Love's Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.92) (1977)

Alan Curtis/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Clarinet Concerto, Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Appalachian Spring)
SOMM SOMM 244 (2010)

Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Clarinet Concerto, Love's Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, 5 Bagatelles and Severn Rhapsody)
NAXOS 8.553556 (1998)

Guildhall String Ensemble
( + Prelude, Warlock Capriol Suite, Elgar: Spanish Lady Suite, Delius: 2 Aquarelles, Ireland: Downland Suite - Minuet, Holst: St. Paul's Suite and Walton: Henry V - Death of Falstaff and Touch Her Sweet Lips and Part)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL RD 87761 (1987)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Prelude, Violin Concerto and In Years Defaced)
CHANDOS CHAN 9888 (2001)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Prelude, Holst: Brook Green Suite, Blezard: Duetto, Hurd: Sinfonia Concertante, Haydn Wood: An Eighteenth Century Scherzo, Montgomery: Concertino and Martelli: Persiflage)
NAXOS 8.555069 (2001)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Nocturne, Clarinet Concerto and Dies Natalis)
PHILIPS 454438 (1997)

Jonathan Morton/Scottish Ensemble
( + Dies Natalis and Walton: Sonata for Strings)
WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLIVE 0021 (2008)

Simon Streatfield/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + Dies Natalis, Let us Now Garlands Bring and Clarinet Concerto)
CBC SM-5204 (2000)

A Severn Rhapsody, Op. 3 (1923)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Eclogue, Introit, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Love's Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Romance, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.92) (1977)

Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Clarinet Concerto, Introit, Love's Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, 5 Bagatelles and Romance)
NAXOS 8.553556 (1998)

 

 

GAVIN GORDON
(1901-1970)

The Rake's Progress (ballet) (1935)

Constant Lambert/Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden (suite) (rec. 1946)
( + Bliss: Miracle in the Gorbals, Lambert: Music for Orchestra and Walton: Facade: excerpts).
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9761 (2005)
(original US LP release: COLUMBIA ML-4229) (c. 1952)

Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (complete)
( + Boyce/Lambert: The Prospect Before, Toye: The Haunted Ballroom and Bliss: Checkmate)
ASV CD WLS 5255 (2 CDs) (2001)

 

VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
(1901-1947)

Born in Cape Town, South Africa. He received his musical education at Oxford and the Royal College of Music where Adrian Boult was his conducting teacher. He taught in both England and South Africa and later became an administrator at the BBC. His fame rests solely on the Carol Symphony but he wrote a considerable amount of other music during his brief life. Most of his orchestral music is of the short and light variety but there is also the more substantial Symphony for Small Orchestra from 1947, South African Suite and Variations, Intermezzo and Finale.

See BSCD for: Carol Symphony.

Overture to a Pantomime (1947)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Tomlinson : Rhythmic Overture - Highway to the Sun, Parker: Elizabethan Express, Lord: Three Court Dances , Celtic Suite, Hedges: West Oxford Walks, Martelli: Overture - Celebration Day and Langley: Ballet Suite)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7170 (2006)


Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra "The Young Idea" (1928)

David Owen Norris (piano)/Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Phillips: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
DUTTON CDLX 7206 (2008)

 

EDMUND RUBBRA
(1901-1986)

Born in Northampton, Northamptonshire. His musical education started at Reading University and then he went to the Royal College of Music where Gustav Holst and R.O. Morris were among his teachers. He also received some instruction from Ralph Vaughan Williams. He composed prolifically in various genres with an emphasis on Symphonies and choral music. In addition, he was a chamber musician and teacher. His orchestral output centers around his cycle of 11 Symphonies written between 1936 qnd 1979 as well as a Sinfonietta for Strings, Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto.

See BSCD for: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Sinfonia Concertante, Sinfonietta for Strings.
See BCCD for: Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra, Soliloquy for Cello and Orchestra.

Festival Overture, Op. 62 (1947)

Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 7)
LYRITA SRCD.235 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.96) (1978)


Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby, Op. 50 (1939)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1950)
( + Symphony No. 5, Loth to Depart + Britten: Violin Concerto and Threnody for a Soldier Killed in Action)
EMI CDM 566 053-2 (2000)
(original LP release: HMV HQM 1122) (1968)

Takno Tuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557591 (2005)

Hans-Hubert Schönzeler /Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Symphony No. 10 and A Tribute)
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6599 (1994)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RL25027) (1977)


Overture Resurgam, Op. 149 (1975)

Norman Del Mar/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 and A Tribute)
LYRITA SRCD.202 (1990)


A Tribute, Op. 56 (1942)

Norman Del Mar/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 and Overture Resurgam)
LYRITA SRCD.202 (1990)

Hans-Hubert Schönzeler /Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Symphony No. 10 and Improvisations on a Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby)
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6599 (1994)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RL25027) (1977)

 


SIR WILLIAM WALTON
(1902-1983)

Born in Oldham, Lancashire. Studied at Oxford but was basically self-taught in composition. Had the patronage of the highly influential Sitwell family and achieved early fame with his settings of Edith Sitwell’s "Façade." His early unconventionality of style later turned conservative and he developed into one of the leading composers in the accepted British tradition. He wrote marches for the coronations of George VI and Elizabeth II that were worthy successors to the marches of Elgar and brilliant scores for the Shakespearean films of Sir Laurence Olivier. His major orchestral works are his 2 Symphonies, Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra and Concertos for Violin, Viola and Cello.

See BSCD for: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2.
See BCCD for:
Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Cello Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra, Canzonetta and Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra, Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra

As You Like It (film score) (1936)

Carl Davis/ London Philharmonic Choir/London Philharmonic Orchestra (arr. C. Davis {1984-5})
( + Henry V, Battle of Britain, Troilus and Cressida: Interludee and March: A History of the English Speaking Peoples)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 68555-2 (1995)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 47944-2) (1987)

Sir Neville Marriner/Catherine Bott (soprano)/Academy of St Martin in the Fields
(A Poem for Orchestra after Shakespeare arr. C. Palmer {1989})
( + Hamlet)
CHANDOS CHAN 10436X (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8842) (1990)

Andrew Penny/RTE Concert Orchestra (A Poem for Orchestra after Shakespeare arr. C. Palmer {1989})
( + Hamlet)
NAXOS 8.553344 (1999)

Guy Woolfenden/Lorna Rushton (soprano)/English Serenata
( + As You Like It)
MERIDIAN CDE84349 (1997)


Battle of Britain (film score) (1969/1985)

Sir Malcolm Arnold/symphony orchestra (extended score mostly unused in film)
( + Goodwin: Battle of Britain)
RYKO RCD 10747 (1999)
(original LP release: SUNSET SLS 50407) (1969)

Carl Davis/London Philharmonic Orchestra (suite arr. C. Matthews {1985})
( + As You Like It, Henry V, Troilus and Cressida: Interludee and March: A History of the English Speaking Peoples)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 68555-2 (1995)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 47944-2) (1987)

Marcus Dods/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Battle in the Air)
( + Bax: Malta G.C. - Imtroduction and March, Bliss: Christopher Columbus Suite, Ireland: The Overlanders, Farnon: Colditz March and excerpts from film scores by Benjamin, R.R. Bennett, Goodwin and Morley)
HMV ASD 3797 (LP) (1979)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields (suite arr. C. Matthews {1985})
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, A Wartime Sketchbook, Escape me Never: Suite and The Three Sisters
CHANDOS CHAN 8870 (1990)

Major R. J. Owens/Band of the Scots Guards (March and Siegfried Music arr. B . Hingley)
( + Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue, Prelude for Orchestra "Granada", A Queen’s Fanfare, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Henry V - Suite, Anniversary Fanfare and Richard III)
SRC 107 (2007)

James Watson/Black Dyke Mills Band (March and Siegfried Music arr. E. Watson)
( + Crown Imperial, Henry V: Orchestral Suite, Battle of Britain, Wartime Sketchbook and Music for Children)
ASV WHITELINE WHL 2093 (1995)


Capriccio Burlesco (1968)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Scapino, Richard III: Suite and Hamlet: Funeral March)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 567222-2 (1999)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO 2 TWO 272) (1969)

James Judd/Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Henry V: Suite and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
HARMONIA MUNDI USA HMU907070 (1992)

André Kostelanetz/André Kostelanetz Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Johannesburg Festival Orchestra)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 62749 (1996)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 61365) (1969)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic
( + Portsmouth Point Overture, The First Shoot, Scapino, Prelude for Orchestra - Granada, Prologo e Fantasia, Johannesburg Festival Overture and Music for Children)
CHANDOS CHAN 8968 (1991)

Sir William Walton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Portsmouth Point Overture, Scapino, Siesta, Music for Children, The Quest and Sinfonia Concertante)
LYRITA SRCD.224 (1993)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.49) (1971)


Christopher Columbus (incidental music) (1942)

Richard Hickox/Jean Rigby (mezzo)/ Thomas Randle (tenor)/Roderick Williams (baritone)/speakers/BBC National Chorus of Wales/BBC National Orchestra of Wales (A Musical Journey arr. C. Davis and P. Garland {2002})
( + Hamlet and Ophelia)
CHANDOS CHSA 5034 (2005)

Richard Hickox/Linda Finnie (alto)/Arthur Davies (tenor)/Westminster Singers/ City of London Sinfonia (Suite arr. C. Palmer {1987})
( + Songs after Edith Sitwell, Anon in Love, A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table and The Twelve)
CHANDOS CHAN 8824 (1990)


Coronation March "Crown Imperial" (1937, rev. 1961)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Rawsthorne: Street Corner Overture, Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.8, Bax/Barbirolli: Oboe Quintet, Delius: On Hearing the FirstCuckoo in Spring, Elgar: Land of Hope and Glory and National Anthem)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4100-2 (2002)

Rodney Bashford/Band of the Grenadier Guards
( + Elgar: Imperial March (Elgar). Pomp and Circumstance March No.1, Schubert: March Militaire, Tchaikovsky: March Militaire, Symphony No.6: - March, Nutcracker - March, Ketèlbey: With Honour Crowned, Halvorsen: Entry of the Boyards, Beethoven:Turkish March, Berlioz: Hungarian March, Ippolitov-Ivanov: Procession of the Sardar, J. Strauss Sr: Radetzky March, Verdi: Aida - Grand March , Wagner: Tanhauser: Grand March, Sibelius: Karelia March and Meyerbeer: Coronation March).
DECCA WORLD OF SERIES 452938-2 (1997)
(original LP release: DECCA SB 715) (1977)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1937)
( + Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Holst: The Planets)
BEULAH 2PD12 (1996)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Orb and Sceptre, Elgar: Pomp and Circustance Marches Nos. 1 - 5, Empire March and Imperial March)
HMV ASD 3388 (LP) (1977)

Michael J. Colburn/President's Own United States Marine Band
( + Grainger: Children's March, Verdi: Aida -Triumphal March, Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Persichetti: Symphony for Band, Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue and Copland: Emblem)
NAXOS 8.570243 (2006)

Paul Daniel/ English Northern Philharmonia
( + Orb and Sceptre, Arnold: Tam O'Shanter Overture, Parry: Jerusalem, I Was Glad …, Elgar: Enigma Variations - Nimrod, Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1, Coronation Ode - Land of Hope amd Glory and Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs)
NAXOS 8.553981 (1998)

Sir Andrew Davis/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue, Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Enigma Variations - Nimrod, Parry: Jerusalem, Bourgeois: All People That on Earth Do Dwell, Holst: Planets - Jupiter, Arne: Rule Brittania, Handel: Zadok the Priest and Hallelujah Chorus, and God Save ther Queen)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CDCFP 5014 (1996)
(original LP release: CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 198) (1972)

Sir Vivian Dunn/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary, Purcell: When I am Laid in Earth, Sullivan: Yeoman of the Guard Overture, Handel: Berenice: Minuet, Elgar: Enigma Variations - Nimrod, Holst: The Planets: Jupiter,Quilter: Where the Rainbow Ends - Rosamund, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, and Britten: Simple Symphony - Playful Pizzicato)
POLYGRAM 2383 268 (LP) (1974)

Frederick Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble
( + Holst: Hammersmith, Jacob: William Byrd Suite, Robert Russell Bennett: Symphonic Songs and C. Williams: Fanfare and Allegro)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 4320092 (1990)
(original US LP release: MERCURY SR90197) (1959)

Louis Frémaux/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Orb and Sceptre, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Coronation Te Deum and Gloria)
EMI CLASSICS 764201- 2 (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3348) (1977)

Sir Alexander Gibson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Orb and Sceptre, C. Davis: Music For A Royal Wedding, Mathgias: Investiture Anniversary Fanfare, Handel: Water Music - excerpts, Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1, Serious Doll and Aubade)
ORCHID ORCD 11053 (1994)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RL7555) (1981)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Orb and Sceptre, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Scapino, Capriccio Burlesco, Richard III: Suite and Hamlet: Funeral March)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 567222-2 (1999)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO 2 TWO 272) (1969)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Parry/Elgar: Jerusalem, Hummel: Trumpet Concerto, Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Coates: The Three Elizabeths – Elizabeth of Glamis, Arne/Sargent: Rule Britannia and God Save the Queen)
CIRRUS CTVCD 501 (1990)

Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony
( + R. Strauss: Festival Intrada, Gabriellik: Canzon Primi Toni, Tomasi: Procession du Vendredi-Saint, Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry Air, Wagner: Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral, Hindemith: Kammermusik No.7 and Daugherty: Niagara Falls)
REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR112 (2008)

Henry Krips / BBC Concert Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Grainger: Molly on the Shore, Smetana: Moldau, Milloecker: Ich schenk mein'herz nur einem Mann,
Mackeben: Muenchner G'schichten, Dostal: N: Clivia; Ich bin verliebt, Borodin: Polovtsian Dances, Arnold: Harmonica Concerto and
Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9103 (1995)

Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Scapino, Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Facade - Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Variations on a Theme by Hinemith, Belshazzar's Feast, Coronation Te Deum, Henry V and Orb and Sceptre)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 470508-2 (4 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: DECCA 448134-2) (1995)

Robert Mandell/New Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection "Treasury of Great British Music")
READER'S DIGEST RDCD1941-5 (5 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: READER'S DIGEST RDS2533) (1967)

Sir Roger Norrington/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( included in collection "40 Famous Marches")
DECCA 466241-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: DECCA 455147-2) (1997)

Major R. J. Owens/Band of the Scots Guards (arr. W. J. Duthoit).
( + Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue, Prelude for Orchestra "Granada", A Queen’s Fanfare, Orb and Sceptre; Henry V - Suite, Anniversary Fanfare, Richard III and Battle of Britain)
SRC 107 (2007)

André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Orb and Sceptre and Symphony No. 1)
TELARC CD80125 (1990)

Major Colin Reeves/Life Guards Band
( + Orb and Sceptre, Elgar: Imperial March, Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 4, Holst: I Vow to Thee My Country, Arne: Rule Brittania, Parry: Jerusalem, McColl: Trecento, Handel: My heart is inditing, The king shall rejoice, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba + Here's a health unto Her Majesty, God Save the Queen and Royal Salute)
SONY CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS 48473 (1992)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Orb and Sceptre, Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Belshazzar's Feast, Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Partita, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Portsmouth Point Overture, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2, The Wise Virgins and Bach/Walton: Sheep May Safely Graze)
EMI REFERENCES CHS 565003-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA C 1016) (1953)

James Watson/Black Dyke Mills Band
( + Henry V: The First Shoot, Battle of Britain, Wartime Sketchbook and Music for Children)
ASV WHITELINE WHL 2093 (1995)

Sir David Willcocks/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Orb and Sceptre, March for the History of the English Speaking Peoples, A Queen's Fanfare, In Honour of the City of London, Anniversary Fanfare, 4 Christmas Carols, Where Does the Uttered Music Go? Antiphon and Jubilate Deo)
CHANDOS CHAN 8998 (1991)

Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Elgar: Chanson de Matin, Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 4, Enigma Variations – Nimrod, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Holst: I Vow to Thee My Country, Coates: London Suite - Knightsbridge March, Handel: Coronation Anthems - Zadok the Priest HWV258 (Handel). Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary, H. Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Arne: Rule Britannia, Parry: Jerusalem and God Save the Queen)
PHILIPS 4541722 (1996)


Coronation March "Orb and Sceptre" (1953)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Elgar: Pomp and Circustance Marches Nos. 1 - 5, Empire March and Imperial March)
HMV ASD 3388 (LP) (1977)

Sir Adrian Boult/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1953)
(included in collection "The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II")
EMI CZS 566582-2 (2 CDs) (1997)

Paul Daniel/ English Northern Philharmonia
( + Crown Imperial, Arnold: Tam O'Shanter Overture, Parry: Jerusalem, I Was Glad …, Elgar: Enigma Variations - Nimrod, Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1, Coronation Ode - Land of Hope amd Glory and Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs)
NAXOS 8.553981 (1998)

Robert Farnon/BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
( + Coates: Dam Busters March, Arnold: 4 Cornish Dances, Duncan : The Girl from Corsica, Reilly, T : Serenade for Unaccompanied Harmonica, Vinter : Serenade for a Veiled Lady, Farnon, R : Colditz March, Sounds Familiar, Westminster Waltz, R.R. Bennett: Murder on the Orient Express, Docker, R : Valse Moderne and Binge: Elizabethan Serenade)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9115 (1995)

Frederick Fennell/Eastman-Rochester Pops
(included in collection "Fabulous Marches for Orchestra")
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434394-2 (1998)
(original LP release: MERCURY AMS 16092) (1961)

Louis Frémaux/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Coronation Te Deum and Gloria)
EMI CLASSICS 764201- 2 (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3348) (1977)

Sir Alexander Gibson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Orb and Sceptre, C. Davis: Music For A Royal Wedding, Mathgias: Investiture Anniversary Fanfare, Handel: Water Music - excerpts, Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1, Serious Doll and Aubade)
ORCHID ORCD 11053 (1994)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RL7555) (1981)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Crown Imperial, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Scapino, Capriccio Burlesco, Richard III: Suite and Hamlet: Funeral March)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 567222-2 (1999)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO 2 TWO 272) (1969)

Sir Bernard Heinze/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Byrd: The Bells and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves)
RADIOLA (Australia) LXR 5002 (LP) (c. 1955)

David Hill/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Scapino, Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Facade - Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Variations on a Theme by Hinemith, Belshazzar's Feast, Coronation Te Deum, Henry V and Crown Imperial)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 470508-2 (4 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: ARGO 436120-2) (1992)

Robert Mandell/New Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
(included in collection "Treasury of Great British Music")
READER'S DIGEST RDCD1941-5 (5 CDs) (2000)

Major R. J. Owens/Band of the Scots Guards (arr. N. Richardson)
( + Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue, Prelude for Orchestra "Granada", A Queen’s Fanfare, Crown Imperial, Henry V - Suite, Anniversary Fanfare, Richard III and Battle of Britain)
SRC 107 (2007)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection "Classical Favourites With André Previn")
EMI EMINENCE CDEMX 2127 (1989
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3131) (1975)

André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Orb and Sceptre and Symphony No. 1)
TELARC CD80125 (1990)

Major Colin Reeves/Life Guards Band
( + Crown Imperial, Elgar: Imperial March, Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 4, Holst: I Vow to Thee My Country, Arne: Rule Brittania, Parry: Jerusalem, McColl: Trecento, Handel: My heart is inditing, The king shall rejoice, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba + Here's a health unto Her Majesty, God Save the Queen and Royal Salute)
SONY CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS 48473 (1992)

Sir Malcolm Sargent/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Façade, Siesta, Scapino, Portsmouth Point, Bax: Coronation March and Bliss: Welcome the Queen)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4803783 (2010)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2793) (1954)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Belshazzar's Feast, Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Partita, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Portsmouth Point Overture, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2, The Wise Virgins and Bach/Walton: Sheep May Safely Graze)
EMI REFERENCES CHS 565003-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA C 1016) (1953)

Sir David Willcocks/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, March for the History of the English Speaking Peoples, A Queen's Fanfare, In Honour of the City of London, Anniversary Fanfare, 4 Christmas Carols, Where Does the Uttered Music Go? Antiphon and Jubilate Deo)
CHANDOS CHAN 8998 (1991)

John Williams/Boston Pops Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Delius: Brigg Fair, Grainger: Molly on the Shore, Irish Tune from County Derry, Davies: An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise, J. Williams: Jane Eyre Suite and Scotland the Brave)
PHILIPS 420 946-2 (1988)


Escape me Never (film score) (1934)

Bernard Herrmann/National Philharmonic Orchestra (ballet)
( + Walton: Richard III – Prelude, Bliss: Things to Come - Suite, Vaughan Williams – 49th Parallel - Prelude, Lambert: Anna Karenina – Suite, Bax: Oliver Twist {excerpts} and Benjamin: An Ideal Husband: Waltz and Galop)
DECCA 448 954-2 (1996)
(original LP release: DECCA PHASE FOUR PFS 4363) (1976)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields (suite: arr. C. Palmer)
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, A Wartime Sketchbook, The Three Sisters and Battle of Britain: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 8870 (1990)


Façade: Suite No. 1 (1926)

Anatole Fistoulari/Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
( + Façade: Suite No. 2 and Lecoq/Jacob: Mam'zelle Angot)
RCA RED SEAL RB 16153 (LP) (1959)

Louis Frémaux/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Façade Suite No. 2, Coronation Te Deum and Gloria)
EMI CLASSICS 764201- 2 (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3317) (1977)

Robert Irving/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No. 2 and Lambert: Horoscope - Suite)
DECCA LXT 2791 (LP) (1953)

André Kostelanetz/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1957)
( + Façade: Suite No. 2, Violin Concerto, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and Capriccio Burlesco)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 62749 (1996)
(original LP release: CBS 71115) (1969)

Constant Lambert/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No. 2, Chabrier: 5 Pièces posthumes - Ballabile, Suppé: Overtures - Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien, Pique Dame, Waldteufel: Waltzes -Estudiantina, Les Patineurs, Pomone and Sur la Plage)
SOMM RECORDINGS SOMMMCD 023 (2002)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SX 1003) (1953) (rec. 1950)

Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade: Suites Nos. 2 and 3, Portsmouth Point Overture, Siesta, Sinfonia Concertante and Arnold: Popular Birthday)
CHANDOS CHAN 9148 (1992)

Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Scapino, Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Facade - Suite No. 2, Variations on a Theme by Hinemith, Belshazzar's Feast, Coronation Te Deum, Henry V, Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 470508-2 (4 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: DECCA 470200-2) (2001)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Façade: Suite No.2, Bliss: Checkmate - Suite and Lambert: Horoscope - Suite)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55099 (2003)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA 66436) (1991)

Pierre Monteux/Standard Symphony Orchestra (pseudonym for San Francisco Symphony Orchestra) (rec. 1950)
(included in collection "Sunday Evenings With Pierre Monteux - California 1941-52")
MUSIC AND ARTS CD-1192 (13 CDs) (2007)

Sir Malcolm Sargent/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No.2 and Britten: Simple Symphony)
HMV ASD 443 (LP) (1962)

Bramwell Tovey/Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No.2, Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Holst: Egdon Heath, Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending and Coates: Knightsbridge March)
CBC SM CD5176 (1998)

Sir William Walton/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1936)
( + Façade: Suite No.2, Henry V - 2 Pieces for Strings, Scapino, Siesta, Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 763381-2 (1986)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Belshazzar's Feast, Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Partita, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Portsmouth Point Overture, Façade Suite No. 2, The Wise Virgins and Bach/Walton: Sheep May Safely Graze)
EMI REFERENCES CHS 565003-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA C 1054) (1958)

Hugh Wolff/Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No.2, Falla: El Amor Brujo, Martin: Fox Trot and Milhaud: Création du Monde)
TELDEC 90852-2 (1992)


Façade: Suite No. 2 (1938)

Anatole Fistoulari/Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
( + Façade: Suite No. 1 and Lecoq/Jacob: Mam'zelle Angot)
RCA RED SEAL RB 16153 (LP) (1959)

Louis Frémaux/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Façade Suite No.1, Coronation Te Deum and Gloria)
EMI CLASSICS 764201- 2 (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3317) (1977)

Robert Irving/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No. 1 and Lambert: Horoscope - Suite)
DECCA LXT 2791 (LP) (1953)

André Kostelanetz/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1957)
( + Façade: Suite No. 1, Violin Concerto, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and Capriccio Burlesco)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 62749 (1996)
(original LP release: CBS 71115) (1969)

Constant Lambert/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No. 1, Chabrier: 5 Pièces posthumes - Ballabile, Suppé: Overtures - Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien, Pique Dame, Waldteufel: Waltzes -Estudiantina, Les Patineurs, Pomone and Sur la Plage)
SOMM RECORDINGS SOMMMCD 023 (2002)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SX 1003) (1953) (rec. 1950)

Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade: Suites Nos. 1 and 3, Portsmouth Point Overture, Siesta, Sinfonia Concertante and Arnold: Popular Birthday)
CHANDOS CHAN 9148 (1992)

Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Scapino, Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Facade - Suite No. 1, Variations on a Theme by Hinemith, Belshazzar's Feast, Coronation Te Deum, Henry V, Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 470508-2 (4 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: DECCA 470200-2) (2001)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Façade: Suite No.2, Bliss: Checkmate - Suite and Lambert: Horoscope - Suite)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55099 (2003)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66436) (1991)

Pierre Monteux/Standard Symphony Orchestra (pseudonym for San Francisco Symphony Orchestra) (rec. 1950)
(included in collection "Sunday Evenings With Pierre Monteux - California 1941-52")
MUSIC AND ARTS CD-1192 (13 CDs) (2007)

Sir Malcolm Sargent/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No.1 and Britten: Simple Symphony)
HMV ASD 443 (LP) (1962)

Bramwell Tovey/Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No.1, Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Holst: Egdon Heath, Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending and Coates: Knightsbridge March)
CBC SM CD5176 (1998)

Sir William Walton/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1936)
( + Façade: Suite No. 1, Henry V - 2 Pieces for Strings, Scapino, Siesta, Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 763381-2 (1986)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Belshazzar's Feast, Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Partita, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Portsmouth Point Overture, Façade Suite No. 1, The Wise Virgins and Bach/Walton: Sheep May Safely Graze)
EMI REFERENCES CHS 565003-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA C 1054) (1958)

Hugh Wolff/Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
( + Façade: Suite No.2, Falla: El Amor Brujo, Martin: Fox Trot and Milhaud: Création du Monde)
TELDEC 90852-2 (1992)


Façade: Suite No. 3 (arr. C. Palmer) (1991)

Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade: Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Portsmouth Point Overture, Siesta, Sinfonia Concertante and Arnold: Popular Birthday)
CHANDOS CHAN 9148 (1992)


The First Shoot (ballet for the revue "Follow the Sun") (1936)

James Stobart/London Collegiate Brass
( + Ireland: Downland Suite, Comedy Overture, Holst: Moorside Suite, Vaughan Williams: Henry V Overture, Tippet: Festal Brass with Blues, Britten: Russian Funeral and Elgar: Severn Suite)
CRD CRD 2415 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: CRD CRD 3444) (1987)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic (orch. C. Palmer {1990})
( + Portsmouth Point Overture, Capriccio Burlesco, Scapino, Prelude for Orchestra - Granada, Prologo e Fantasia, Johannesburg Festival Overture and Music for Children)
CHANDOS CHAN 8968 (1991)

James Watson/Black Dyke Mills Band
( + Crown Imperial, Henry V: Orchestral Suite, Battle of Britain, Wartime Sketchbook and Music for Children)
ASV WHITELINE WHL 2093 (1995)


Hamlet (film score) (1948)

Sir Adrian Boult/LondonPhilharmonic Orchestra (Funeral March)
( + Coates: Merrymakers Overture, Summer Days, From Meadow to Mayfair, The Three Elizabeths – March, The Three Bears, The Dam Busters March, Delius: Marche Caprice, Grainger: Children's March, Walton: Vaughan Williams: The Wasps - March Past of the Kitchen Utensils, Rossini/Britten: Soirées Musicales - March and Holst:Suite No.1 - March).
LYRITA SRCD 246 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.71) (1978)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Funeral March)
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Scapino, Capriccio Burlesco and Richard III: Suite)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 567222-2 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV EL 270118 -1) (1983)

Sir Neville Marriner/Sir John Gielgud (narrator)/Academy of St Martin in the Fields
( A Shakespeare Scenario arr. C. Palmer)
( + As You Like It)
CHANDOS CHAN 10436X (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8842) (1990)

Andrew Penny/Michael Sheen (narrator)/RTE Concert Orchestra ( A Shakespeare Scenario arr. C. Palmer)
( + As You Like It)
NAXOS 8.553344 (1999)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra (Funeral March)
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Belshazzar's Feast, Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Partita, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Portsmouth Point Overture, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2, The Wise Virgins and Bach/Walton: Sheep May Safely Graze)
EMI REFERENCES CHS 565003-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33CX 1883) (1964)


Hamlet and Ophelia (Poem for Orchestra arr. M. Mathieson) {1967})

Richard Hickox//BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Christopher Columbus)
CHANDOS CHSA 5034 (2005)


Henry V (film score) (1944)

Carl Davis/ London Philharmonic Choir/London Philharmonic Orchestra (Suite arr. M. Sargent {1945})
( + As You Like It, Battle of Britain, Troilus and Cressida: Interludee and March: A History of the English Speaking Peoples)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 68555-2 (1995)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 47944-2) (1987)

James DePreist/Oregon Symphony (Suite arr. M. Mathieson)
( + Cello Concerto, Sonata for Violin and Piano and Rands Tre Canzoni Senza Parole)
DELOS DE3342 (2 CDs) (2006)

Cliff Eidelman/Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Prologue)
( + Richard III - Prelude, and excerpts from film scores, etc. on Shakedpearean subjects by Doyle, North, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Eidelman, Rota and Rózsa)
VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD 5752 (1997)

Charles Gerhardt/National Philharmonic Orchestra (Suite arr. M. Mathieson)
(included in the film score collection "The Prince and the Pauper")
VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD 5207 (1989)

Charles Gerhardt/New Philharmonia Orchestra (Suite arr. M. Mathieson - excerpts)
(included in collection "Treasury of Great British Music")
READER'S DIGEST RDCD1941-5 (5 CDs) (2000)
(original UK LP release: RCA GL 25006) (1976)

James Judd/Florida Philharmonic Orchestra (Suite arr. M. Mathieson)
( + Violin Concerto, Capriccio Burlesco and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
HARMONIA MUNDI USA HMU907070 (1992)

Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Suite arr. M. Mathieson)
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Scapino, Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Facade - Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Variations on a Theme by Hinemith, Belshazzar's Feast, Coronation Te Deum, Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 470508-2 (4 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: DECCA 448134-2) (1995)

Sir Neville Marriner/Christopher Plummer (narrator)/Choristers of Westminster Catherdral/Chorus and Ordhestra of The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
( A Shakespeare Scenario arr. C. Palmer)
CHANDOS CHAN 10437X (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8892) (1990)

Major R. J. Owens/Band of the Scots Guards (Suite arr. D. Phillips)
( + Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue, Prelude for Orchestra "Granada", A Queen’s Fanfare, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Anniversary Fanfare, Richard III and Battle of Britain)
SRC 107 (2007)

Andrew Penny/Micxhael Sheen and Anton Lesser (narrators)/RTE Concert Orchestra ( A Shakespeare Scenario arr. C. Palmer)
NAXOS 8.553343 (1998)

André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Suite arr. M. Mathieson)
( + Belshazzar's Feast)
RPO CDRPO 7013 (1987)

Kenneth Sillito/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Britten: Simple Symphony, Berkeley: Serenade, Tippett: Fantasia Concertante and Holst: St. Pauls Suite
COLLINS CLASSICS 12342 (1991)

Leonard Slatkin/Samuel West (narrator)/Trinity Boys' Choir/BBC Symphony Chorus/BBC Symphony Orchestra ( A Shakespeare Scenario arr. C. Palmer)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM215 (2002)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra (Suite arr. M. Mathieson and scenes from the play)
( + Richard III and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
EMI CDM 565007-2 (2000)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33CX 1883) (1964)

James Watson/Black Dyke Mills Band (Suite arr. E. Watson)
( + Crown Imperial,: The First Shoot, Battle of Britain, Wartime Sketchbook and Music for Children)
ASV WHITELINE WHL 2093 (1995)

Guy Woolfenden/English Serenata (Suite for chamber orch. arr. E. Watson)
( + As You Like It)
MERIDIAN CDE84349 (1997)

 

Henry V: Two Pieces for Strings (Passacaglia - The Death of Falstaff and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part) (1947)

Daniel Barenboim/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Delius: 2 Aquarelles, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Summer Night on the River, Fennimore and Gerda - Intermezzo, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Oboe Concerto and The Lark Ascending)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 439 529-2 (1993)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2542 161) (1975)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Ireland: Downland Suite - Minuet, Arensky: Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky, Wirén: Serenade for Strings, Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances - Set 3 and Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile)
NIMBUS NI 7020 (1995)

Peter Fisher/Chamber Ensemble of London
( + Avison: Concerto No.11, Purcell: Chacony, Jenkins: Pastorale and Allegro, Elgar: Salut d'Amour, Lewis: Rosa Mundi , Dankworth: Mariposas, Darke: Meditation on Brother James's Air, Brooks: To My Love - Adagio for Strings and Bridge: Sir Roger de Coverley)
CAMPION CAMEO 2045 (2006)

Nicholas Flagello/Orchestra da Camera di Roma
( + Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Summer Night on the River, Puccini: Minuetti, Fauré: Pavane and Berceuse)
PETERS INTERNATIONAL PLE 089 (LP) (c. 1978)

Roy Goodman/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + Sonata for Strings,, Warlock: Serenade, G. Williams: Sea Sketches and Walters: Divertimento)
CBC SM 5227 (2003)

Richard Kapp/Philharmonia Virtuosi
(included in collection "Good Movie Music")
ESS.A.Y. RECORDINGS CD 1089 (2005)

Sir Charles Mackerras/English Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Siesta, The Wise Virgins and Belshazzar's Feast)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 1565691612 (1996)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Britten: Simple Symphony, Vaughan Williams: Rhosymedre, Holst: St. Paul's Suite, Purcell: Chacony and Delius 2 Aquarelles)
EMI CDC 7 47842 2 (1986)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2831) (1973)

Robert Salter/Guildhall String Ensemble
( + Delius: 2 Aquarelles, Ireland: Downland Suite - Minuet, Finzi: Prelude, Romance, Holst: St. Paul's Suite, Warlock: Capriol Suite and Elgar: Spanish Lady)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL RD 87761 (1987)

Leonard Slatkin/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Belshazzar's Feast and Partita)
RCA RED SEAL RD 60813 (1989)

Richard Studt/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Britten: Simple Symphony, Bartók: Divertimento and Stravinsky: Concerto in D)
NAXOS 8.550979 (1995)

Sir William Walton/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto and Partita)
BRIDGE 9133 (2 CDs) (2003)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1945)
( + Façade: Suites Nos.1 and 2, Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue, Scapino, Siesta and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 763381-2 (1986)

Barry Wordsworth/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Serenade for Strings, Delius: 2 Aquarelles, Warlock: Capriol Suite, Holst: Brook Green Suite and Purcell/A. Coates: Suite for String Orchestra)
MEMBRAN 222897 (2006)
(original CD release: TRING INTERNATION TRP 037) (1993)


Improvisations on an Impromptu by Benjamin Britten (1969)

Josef Krips/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
(included in collection "Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Vol 4 1970-80")
RCO LIVE 6004 (14 CDs) (2007)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Portsmouth Point Overture, Scapino and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 64723-2 (1993)
(original LP release: HMV SAN 324) (1972)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Partita, Cello Concerto and Passacaglia)
CHANDOS CHAN 8959 (1992)


Johannesburg Festival Overture (1956)

Paul Daniel/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Viola Concerto Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.553402 (1996)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Scapino, Capriccio Burlesco, Richard III: Suite and Hamlet: Funeral March)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 567222-2 (1999)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO 2 TWO 272) (1969)

André Kostelanetz/New York Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Capriccio Burlesco)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 62749 (1996)
(original LP release:COLUMBIA MS-6207) (1961)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic
( + Portsmouth Point Overture, Capriccio Burlesco, The First Shoot, Scapino, Prelude for Orchestra - Granada, Prologo e Fantasia and Music for Children)
CHANDOS CHAN 8968 (1991)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Belshazzar's Feast, Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Partita, Portsmouth Point Overture, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2, The Wise Virgins and Bach/Walton: Sheep May Safely Graze)
EMI REFERENCES CHS 565003-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA C 1054) (1958 )

Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
(included in collection"Great Choral And Orchestral Classics")
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA 11232 (1997)

Macbeth (incidental music): Fanfare and March (arr. C. Palmer) (1941/1989)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields
( + Major Barbara and Richard III)
CHANDOS CHAN 10435X (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8841) (1991)


Major Barbara (film score) (1941)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields
(A Shavian Sequence for Orchestra arr. C. Palmer)
( + Macbeth and Richard III)
CHANDOS CHAN 10435X (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8841) (1991)


March "A History of the English Speaking Peoples" (1959)

Carl Davis/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + As You Like It, Henry V, Battle of Britain and Troilus and Cressida: Interludee )
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 68555-2 (1995)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 47944-2) (1987)

Paul Daniel/Peter Donohoe (piano)/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Variations on a Theme of Hindemith, Sinfonia Concertante and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
NAXOS 8.553869 (1999)

Sir David Willcocks/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, A Queen's Fanfare, In Honour of the City of London, Anniversary Fanfare, 4 Christmas Carols, Where Does the Uttered Music Go? Antiphon and Jubilate Deo)
CHANDOS CHAN 8998 (1991)


Music for Children (1940)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic (including "Galop Final" orch. C. Palmer)
( + Portsmouth Point Overture, Capriccio Burlesco, The First Shoot, Scapino, Prelude for Orchestra - Granada, Prologo e Fantasia and Johannesburg Festival Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 8968 (1991)

Sir William Walton/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Capriccio Burlesco, Scapino, Portsmouth Point Overture, Siesta, The Quest and Sinfonia Concertante)
LYRITA SRCD.224 (1993)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.50) (1971)

James Watson/Black Dyke Mills Band (arr. P. Hindmarsh, c. 1995)
( + Crown Imperial,:The First Shoot, Battle of Britain, Wartime Sketchbook and Henry V)
ASV WHITELINE WHL 2093 (1995)

Partita for Orchestra (1957)

Sir John Barbirolli/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + BarbirolliI {arr.}: An Elizabethan Suite, Delius: A Walk to the Paradise Garden and Brahms: Symphony No. 2)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB 1057-58 (2 CDs) (2011)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Elgar: In the South and Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Sinfonia da Requiem)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 40132 (1999)

Paul Daniel/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Symphony No. 1)
NAXOS 8.553180 (1997)

Constantin Silvestri/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Delius: Partita for Orchestra, Debussy: La Mer, Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.3, Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Beethoven: Symphony No.8 and R. Strauss:Don Juan)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4207-2 (2 CDs) (2007)

Leonard Slatkin/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Belshazzar's Feast and Henry V - 2 Pieces)
RCA RED SEAL RD 60813 (1989)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Sympnony No. 2 and Variations on a theme by Hindemith)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 62753 (1996)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SAX 2459) (1962)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Improvisations, Cello Concerto and Passacaglia)
CHANDOS CHAN 8959 (1992)

Sir William Walton/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto and Henry V - 2 Peces for Strings)
BRIDGE 9133 (2 CDs) (2003)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Belshazzar's Feast, Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Partita, Portsmouth Point Overture, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2, The Wise Virgins and Bach/Walton: Sheep May Safely Graze)
EMI REFERENCES CHS 565003-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SAX 2319) (1961 )


Portsmouth Point Overture (1925)

David Atherton/BBC National Orchestra Of Wales
( + Britten: Peter Grimes - 4 Sea Interludees, Liadov: Kikimora, Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina - Prelude and Stravinsky: Rite of Spring)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BBCMM 135 (1995)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1936)
( + Siesta, Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue and Holst: The Planets)
AVID AMSC 582 (1997)
(original LP release: HMV GREENSLEEVES ED 291092-1) (1987)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade, Siesta, Scapino, Orb an Sceptre, Bax: Coronation March and Bliss: Welcome the Queen)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4803783 (2010)

(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5028) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3, Schubert: Symphony No. 4. Franck: Symphony in D minor, Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Berlioz: Rob Roy Overture, Sibelius: The Tempest - Prelude and Wolf: Italian Serenade)
EMI 575459-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB ST 698) (1967)

Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmonic Orchestra (arr. for reduced orchestra by C. Lambert {1932})
( + Façade: Suites Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Siesta, Sinfonia Concertante and Arnold: Popular Birthday)
CHANDOS CHAN 9148 (1992)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Improvisations, Scapino and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 64723-2 (1993)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2990) (1974)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic
( + Capriccio Burlesco, The First Shoot, Scapino, Prelude for Orchestra - Granada, Prologo e Fantasia, Johannesburg Festival Overture and Music for Children)
CHANDOS CHAN 8968 (1991)

Leonard Slatkin/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
VIRGIN CLASSICS CUV 61146-2 (1994)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC7 90715 2) (1988)

Sir William Walton/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Capriccio Burlesco, Scapino, Siesta, Music for Children, The Quest and Sinfonia Concertante)
LYRITA SRCD.224 (1993)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.50) (1971)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Belshazzar's Feast, Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Partita, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Portsmouth Point Overture, Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2, The Wise Virgins and Bach/Walton: Sheep May Safely Graze)
EMI REFERENCES CHS 565003-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA C 1054) (1958 )


Prelude for Orchestra "Granada" (1961)

Major R. J. Owens/Band of the Scots Guards (as "March for Concert Band" arr. G. Vinter)
( + Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue, Henry V - Suite, A Queen’s Fanfare, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Anniversary Fanfare, Richard III and Battle of Britain)
SRC 107 (2007)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic
( + Portsmouth Point Overture, Capriccio Burlesco, The First Shoot, Scapino, Prologo e Fantasia, Johannesburg Festival Overture and Music for Children)
CHANDOS CHAN 8968 (1991)

Prologo e Fantasia (1982)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic
( + Portsmouth Point Overture, Capriccio Burlesco, The First Shoot, Scapino, Prelude for Orchestra - Granada, Johannesburg Festival Overture and Music for Children)
CHANDOS CHAN 8968 (1991)

The Quest (ballet) (1943)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia (complete)
( + The Wise Virgins and Siesta)
NAXOS 8.555868 (2001)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic (complete ed. C. Palmer)
( + The Wise Virgins)
CHANDOS CHAN 8871 (1990)

Sir William Walton/London Symphony Orchestra (suite)
( + Capriccio Burlesco, Scapino, Siesta, Music for Children, Portsmouth Point Overture and Sinfonia Concertante)
LYRITA SRCD.224 (1993)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.49) (1971)

Richard III (film score) (1955)

Cliff Eidelman/Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Prologue)
( + Hamlet - Funeral March, and excerpts from film scores, etc. on Shakedpearean subjects by Doyle, North, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Eidelman, Rota and Rózsa)
VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD 5752 (1997)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Prelude and Shakespeare Suite arr. M. Mathieson)
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Scapino, Capriccio Burlesco and Hamlet: Funeral March)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 567222-2 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV EL 270118 -1) (1983)

Bernard Herrmann/National Philharmonic Orchestra (ballet)
( + Escape me Never, Bliss: Things to Come - Suite, Vaughan Williams – 49th Parallel - Prelude, Lambert: Anna Karenina – Suite, Bax: Oliver Twist {excerpts} and Benjamin: An Ideal Husband: Waltz and Galop)
DECCA 448 954-2 (1996)
(original LP release: DECCA PHASE FOUR PFS 4315) (1975)

Sir Neville Marriner/Sir John Gielgud (narrator)/Academy of St Martin in the Fields ( A Shakespeare Scenario arr. C. Palmer)
( + Major Barbara and Macbeth)
CHANDOS CHAN 10435X (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8841) (1991)

Major R. J. Owens/Band of the Scots Guards (Shakespeare Suite arr.S. Bunyon)
( + Henry V - Suite, Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue, Prelude for Orchestra "Granada", A Queen’s Fanfare, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Anniversary Fanfare and Battle of Britain)
SRC 107 (2007)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra (Prelude and Shakespeare Suite arr. M. Mathieson)
( + Henry V and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
EMI CDM 565007-2 (2000)
(
original LP release: COLUMBIA 33CX 1883) (1964)


Scapino, A Comedy Overture (1940)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade, Siesta, Orb and Sceptre, Portsmouth Point, Bax: Coronation March and Bliss: Welcome the Queen)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4803783 (2010)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5028) (1954)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Capriccio Burlesco, Richard III: Suite and Hamlet: Funeral March)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 567222-2 (1999)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO 2 TWO 272) (1969)

Adrian Leaper/Orquesta Filharmonia de Gran Canaria
( + Siesta and Symphony No. 1)
ARTE NOVA 74321391242 (2006)

Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Facade - Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Variations on a Theme by Hinemith, Belshazzar's Feast, Coronation Te Deum, Henry V, Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 470508-2 (4 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: DECCA 444114-2) (1996)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Improvisations, Portsmouth Point Overture and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 64723-2 (1993)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2990) (1974)

Frederick Stock/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1941)
(included in collection "Frederick Stock And The Chicago Symphony Orchestra")
BIDDULPH WHL 021/2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: CBS 71115) (c. 1965)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic
( + Portsmouth Point Overture, Capriccio Burlesco, The First Shoot, Prelude for Orchestra - Granada, Prologo e Fantasia, Johannesburg Festival Overture and Music for Children)
CHANDOS CHAN 8968 (1991)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Façade: Suites Nos.1 and 2, Henry V - 2 Pieces for Strings, Siesta, Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 7633812 (1986)

Sir William Walton/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1936)
( + Façade: Suite No.2, Henry V - 2 Pieces for Strings, Scapino, Siesta, Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 763381-2 (1986)

Sir William Walton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Capriccio Burlesco, Siesta, Portsmouth Point Overture, Music for Children, The Quest and Sinfonia Concertante)
LYRITA SRCD.224 (1993)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.49) (1971)

John Wilson/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Salut d'Amour, Bax: The Happy Forest, Butterworth: Two English Idylls, Bax: The Happy Forest, German:Nell Gwyn- Overture, Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite and The Lark Ascending)
AVIE AV2194 (2011)

Siesta (1926)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade, Orb and SceptreScapino, Portsmouth Point, Bax: Coronation March and Bliss: Welcome the Queen)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4803783 (2010)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5028) (1954)

Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Quilter: 3 English Dances, Where the Rainbow Ends, Goossens: By the Tarn, German: Henry VIII – 3 Dances, Bax: Mediterranean, Warlock: An Old Song and Balfour Gardiner: Overture to a Comedy)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5665422 (1998)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 49933 2) (1991)

Adrian Leaper/Orquesta Filharmonia de Gran Canaria
( + Symphony No. 1 and Scapino)
ARTE NOVA 74321391242 (2006)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia (complete)
( + The Wise Virgins and The Quest
NAXOS 8.555868 (2001)

Sir Charles Mackerras/English Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Henry V, The Wise Virgins and Belshazzar's Feast)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 1565691612 (1996)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade: Suites Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Portsmouth Point Overture, Sinfonia Concertante and Arnold: Popular Birthday)
CHANDOS CHAN 9148 (1992)

Sir William Walton/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1938)
( + Façade: Suites Nos.1 and .2, Henry V - 2 Pieces for Strings, Scapino, Spitfire - Prelude and Fugue and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 763381-2 (1986)

Sir William Walton/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Capriccio Burlesco, Scapino, Portsmouth Point Overture, Music for Children, The Quest and Sinfonia Concertante)
LYRITA SRCD.224 (1993)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.47) (1971)

Sonata for Strings (arr. from String Quartet) (1947/1972)

Roy Goodman/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + Henry V – Death of Falstaff and Touch Her Sweet Lips and Part, Warlock: Serenade, G. Williams: Sea Sketches and Walters: Divertimento)
CBC SM 5227 (2003)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Elgar: Introduction and Allegro and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDC7 54407-2 (1993)

Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Variations on a Theme by Hindemith and Viola Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9106 (1993)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields
(included in collection "Sir Neville Marriner: A Celebration")
PHILIPS 281300 (3 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 711) (1973)

Jonathan Morton/Scottish Ensemble
( + Finzi: Romance and Dies Natalis)
WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLIVE 0021 (2008)

Robert Salter/Guildhall String Ensemble
( + Britten: Simple Symphony, Tippett: Little Music and Variations on an Elizabethan Theme)
RCA RED SEAL 7846-2 (1988)

Candida Thompson/Amsterdam Sinfonietta
( + Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16)
CHANNEL CLASSICS 23005 (2006)

Richard Tognetti/Australian Chamber Orchestra
( + Barber: Adagio for Strings and Janacek/Tognetti: String Quartet No. 1)
SONY CLASSICAL (Australia) CD 48252


Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue (1942)

Steuart Bedford/English Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1987)
( + Symphony No. 1)
RESONANCE CDRSN 3067 (2006)
(original CD release: ASV QUICKSILVA CDQS 6093) (1993)

Paul Daniel/Peter Donohoe (piano)/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Variations on a Theme of Hindemith, March for A History of English Speaking Peoples: and Sinfonia Concertante)
NAXOS 8.553869 (1999)

Ron Goodwin and His Orchestra
(included in the collection "Legend of the Glass Mountain/Adventure")
EMI STUDIO 2 648004-2 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO 2 TWO 220) (1968)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Scapino, Capriccio Burlesco, Richard III: Suite and Hamlet: Funeral March)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 567222-2 (1999)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO 2 TWO 272) (1969)

James Judd/Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Henry V: Suite and Capriccio Burlesco)
HARMONIA MUNDI USA HMU907070 (1992)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields
( + A Wartime Sketchbook, Escape me Never: Suite, The Three Sisters and Battle of Britain: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 8870 (1990)

Major R. J. Owens/Band of the Scots Guards (arr. R. Bashford and J. L. Wallace)
( + Prelude for Orchestra "Granada", Henry V - Suite, A Queen’s Fanfare, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre, Anniversary Fanfare, Richard III and Battle of Britain)
SRC 107 (2007)

Sir William Walton/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1943)
( + Façade: Suites Nos.1 and 2, Henry V - 2 Pieces for Strings, Scapino, Siesta and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 763381-2 (1986)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Henry V and Richard III)
EMI CDM 565007-2 (2000)
(original LP release: HMV SXLP 30139) (1972)


Three Sisters (film score) (ed. by C. Palmer) (1969)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, A Wartime Sketchbook, Escape me Never: Suite and Battle of Britain: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 8870 (1990)


Troilus and Cressida (opera) (1954)

Carl Davis/London Philharmonic Orchestra (Interludee to Act II)
( + As You Like It, Battle of Britain, Henry V and March: A History of the English Speaking Peoples)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 68555-2 (1995)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 47944-2) (1987)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchesrta (Symphonic Suite arr. C. Palmer {1988})
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 8772 (1990)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1963)
( + Henry V and Richard III)
EMI CDM 565007-2 (2000)
(original LP release: HMV SXLP 30138) (1972)

Variations on a Theme by Hindemith (1962-3)

Paul Daniel/Peter Donohoe (piano)/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Sinfonia Concertante, March for A History of English Speaking Peoples and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
NAXOS 8.553869 (1999)

Vernon Handley/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 749671-2 (1989)

Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sonata for Strings and Viola Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9106 (1993)

Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Scapino, Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto, Facade - Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Belshazzar's Feast, Coronation Te Deum, Henry V, Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 470508-2 (4 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: DECCA 470200-2) (2001)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Partita and Symphony No. 2)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 62753 (1996)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33CX 1935) (1965)

Sir William Walton/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1963)
( + Cello Concerto, Coronation Te Deum, Facade - excerpts and Twelve)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4098-2 (2002)
(original CD release: CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 1565691782) (1996)


Varii Capricci (1972)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchesrta
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 8862 (1990)


A Wartime Sketchbook (arr. by C. Palmer from music to the films "Went the Day Well" {1942}, "Next of Kin" {1941}, "The Foreman Went to France" {1942}, "The Battle of Britain" {1969} and "The First of the Few" {1942}) (1990)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Escape me Never: Suite, The Three Sisters and Battle of Britain: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 8870 (1990)

James Watson/Black Dyke Mills Band (arr. P. Hindmarsh)
( + Crown Imperial, Henry V: Orchestral Suite, Battle of Britain, Wartime Sketchbook and Music for Children)
ASV WHITELINE WHL 2093 (1995)

The Wise Virgins (ballet suite after J.S. Bach) (1940)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Siesta, Scapino, Portsmouth Point Overture, Elgar: Bavarian Dances and Arnold: English Dances)
BELART 461359-2 (1997)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5028) (1954)

Louis Frémaux/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Façade and The Bear)
EMI CLASSICS CZS 573998-2 (1995)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3317) (1977)

Robert Irving/Concert Arts Orchestra
( + Scasrlatti/Tommasini: The Good Humoured Ladies)
WORLD RECORD CLUB ST 569 (LP) (1962)

Louis Lane/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Warlock: Serenade and Delius: Hassan - Serenade)
CBS 61433 (LP) (1981)
(original US LP release: COLUMBIA MS 31241) (1972)

Franz Litschauer/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
( + Scasrlatti/Tommasini: The Good Humoured Ladies)
VANGUARD (NIXA) PVL.7024 (LP) (c.1955)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia (complete)
( + The Quest and Siesta)
NAXOS 8.555868 (2001)

Sir Charles Mackerras/English Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Henry V, Siesta and Belshazzar's Feast)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 1565691612 (1996)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic (complete ed. C. Palmer)
( + The Quest)
CHANDOS CHAN 8871 (1990)

Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra (complete with "lost movements" orch. P. Lane))
( + Lambert: Horoscope)
ASV CDDCA 1168 (2004)

 

SIR LENNOX BERKELEY
(1903-1989)

Born in Boar’s Hill, Oxfordshire. After studies at Oxford he went to Paris for composition lessons with Nadia Boulanger. Worked successively at the BBC and then at the Royal Academy of Music where he taught for more than two decades. Composed prolifically in genres ranging from opera to solo instrumental music. He wrote many works for orchestra including 4 numbered Symphonies, a Symphony for Strings, Sinfonietta, Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra and Concertos for Piano, Two Pianos, Cello and Flute.

See BSCD for: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, Sinfonietta for Strings,Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra.
See BCCD for: Piano Concerto, Two Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Flute Concerto, Guitar Concerto.

Antiphon, Op. 85 (1973)

Richard Howarth/Manchester Chamber Ensemble
( + Mátyás Seiber: Besardo Suite No.2, Crossley-Holland: Suite No.1, Crosse: Elegy and Scherzo Alla Marcia, A. Gilbert: Another Dream Carousel and Manduell: Rondo for Nine)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7207 (2008)

Colin Mawby/Westminster Cathedral String Orchestra
( + Ireland: Concertino Pastorale and M. Berkeley: Meditations)
UNICORN UNS 260 (LP) (1980)


Canzonetta for Orchestra (arranged from Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 84) (1973)

Sir Lennox Berkeley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mont Juic, Serenade for Strings, Divertimento, Partita and Symphony No. 3)
LYRITA SRCD.226 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.74) (1975)

Divertimento in B flat major, Op. 18 (1943)

Sir Lennox Berkeley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mont Juic, Serenade for Strings, Canzonetta, Partita and Symphony No. 3)
LYRITA SRCD.226 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.74) (1975)

Igor Buketoff/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Overture to a Picaresque Comedy and R.R. Bennett: Symphony No. 3)
RCA VICTOR SB-6730 (LP) (1968)


The Judgement of Paris (ballet), Op. 10, Part 2 (1938)

Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfoniaq
( + Scarlatti/Lambert: Mars and Venus and Liszt/Lambert: Apparitions)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7149 (2005)


Mont Juic: Four Catalan Dances, Op. 9 (with B. Britten) (1937)

Steuart Bedford/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto and Canadian Carnival)
NAXOS 8.557198 (2005)

Sir Lennox Berkeley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Canzonetta, Serenade for Strings, Divertimento, Partita and Symphony No. 3)
LYRITA SRCD.226 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.50) (1971)

Louis Frémaux/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Walton: Symphony No. 1)
COLLINS CLASSICS 10312 (1990)


Partita for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 66 (1965)

Sir Lennox Berkeley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mont Juic, Serenade for Strings, Divertimento, anzonetta and Symphony No. 3)
LYRITA SRCD.226 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.74) (1975)


Serenade for Strings, Op. 12 (1939)

Sir Lennox Berkeley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mont Juic, Canzonetta, Divertimento, anzonetta and Symphony No. 3)
LYRITA SRCD.226 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.74) (1975)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Holst: The Perfect Fool - Ballet Music, The Planets, Elgar: Enigma Variations, The Wand of Youth - Suite No.2 , Parry: An English Suite, Finzi: Eclogue, Bridge: There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook, Delius: Florida Suite for orchestra, Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture, Ireland: A Downland Suite - Minuet, Walton: Henry V - The Death of Falstaff and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part, Britten: Peter Grimes - 4 Sea Interludees and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra)
NIMBUS NI 54503 (4 CDs) (1995)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI 5334) (1992)

John Farrer/English Sinfonia
( + Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Tippett: Little Music and Holst: St. Paul's Suite)
IMP MASTERS MCD 60 (1993)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 1, M. Berkeley: Horn Concerto and Coronach)
CHANDOS CHAN 9981 (2001)

Leslie Jones/Little Orchestra of London
( + Rawsthorne: Concerto for Strings and Fricker: Prelude, Elegy And Finale)
PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GGC 14042 (LP) (1965)

George Malcolm/English Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1963)
( + Britten: St. Nicholas and J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto BWV1042)
BBC WORLD SERVICE CM 0014 (1997)

Karl Münchinger/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Schulwerk and Barber: Adagio for Strings)
DECCA LXT 5153 (LP) (1957)

Kenneth Sillito/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Britten: Simple Symphony, Holst St. Paul's Suite, Tippett: Fantasia Concertante and Walton: Henry V: Passacaglia and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part)
COLLINS CLASSICS 12342 (1991)


ERIC FOGG
(1903-1939)

Born in Manchester. Initially taught music by his father, he later studied privately with Granville Bantock. He started composing at an early age and his ballet "Hansel and Gretel" and several other works were quite successfully received. He joined the BBC Northern Region as an accompanist and music director while continuing to compose until the end of his short life. Beyond the Bassoon Concerto there are a few small-scale orchestral pieces as well as chamber, instumental, choral and vocal works.

See BCCD for: Bassoon Concerto.

Merok (1929)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Fogg: Sea Sheen, Chisholm: Symphony No. 2 and Hold: The Unreturning Spring)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7196 (2007)


Sea Sheen: An Idyll, Op. 17 (1920)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Fogg: Merok, Chisholm: Symphony No. 2 and Hold: The Unreturning Spring)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7196 (2007)

 

LEIGHTON LUCAS
(1903-1982)

Born in London. He started his musical career as a teenager dancing for Diaghilev’ Ballets Russes and taught himself music. He then became a conductor of several ballet companies as well as his own orchestra and taught at the Royal Academy of Music. He composed several ballets as well as a Sinfonia Brevis, Cello Concerto, Concert Champêtre for Violin Concerto and other works in various genres.

See BCCD for: Clarinet Concerto.

Ballet de la Reine (1960)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Rogers: Palladium Symphony, Parker: Thieves' Carnival Overture and Two Choreographic Studies, Collins: Eire Suite, Bruce Montgomery: Scottish Aubade and Scottish Lullaby)
WHITE LINE WHL 2145 (2003)

 

ROBIN MILFORD
(1903-1959)

Born in Oxford. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Holst, Vaughan Williams and R.O. Morris, He had some early success with performances of a number of his works but this did not last and he had to earn his living as a schoolteacher and as an inspector of pianola rolls. He was influenced and aided financially by Balfour Gardiner but, ultimately, his once-promising career faltered despite some occasional performances and encouragement from his good friends Finzi and Vaughan Williams. He composed prolifically in various genres including an opera, several ballets, a Symphony, a Violin Concerto as well as chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal music.

See BCCD for: Piano Concertino, Fishing By Moonlight for Piano and Strings, Elegiac Meditation for Viola and String Orchestra, Interlude for Flute and Strings.

Elegy for James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch for String Orchestra, Op. 5 (1939)

Christopher Finzi/Evelyn Barbirolli (oboe)/Evelyn Barbirolli (oboe)/The Southern Pro Arte
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Elegiac Meditation, Suite in D minor and 3 Songs)
HYPERION A66048 (LP) (1982)

Guildhall Strings
( + Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludees, Go, Little Book -Suite, Festival Suite, Interludee and Fishing by Moonlight)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)


Festival Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 97

Guildhall Strings
( + Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludees, Go, Little Book -Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interludee and Fishing by Moonlight)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)


Go, Little Book - Suite, Op. 18 for Flute, Soprano and Strings (1930)

Guildhall Strings/Julian Sperry (flute)/Carys Lane (soprano)
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludees, Elegy for James Scott, Interludee and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)


Miniature Concerto in G major for String Orchestra, Op. 35 (1933)

Guildhall Strings
( + Festival Suite, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludees, Go, Little Book -Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interludee and Fishing by Moonlight)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)


Suite in D minor, Op. 8 for Oboe and Orchestra (1923)

Christopher Finzi/Evelyn Barbirolli (oboe)/Evelyn Barbirolli (oboe)/The Southern Pro Arte
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Elegiac Meditation, Elegy for James Scott and 3 Songs)
HYPERION A66048 (LP) (1982)


Two Orchestral Interludees, Op. 19e for Flute, Strings and Piano (1930)

/Guildhall Strings/Julian Sperry (flute)/Julian Milford (piano)
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, Go, Little Book -Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interludee and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)


THOMAS PITFIELD
(1903-1999)

Born in Bolton, near Manchester. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music but was basically self-taught in composition. He earned his living teaching at various schools including his alma mater that later became the Royal Northern College of Music. He composed prolifically throughout his long life and most of his output consists of of small-scale works in various genres. His larger orchestral works include 2 Piano Concertos, a Sinfonietta and a Violin Concerto.

See BCCD for: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Concerto, Recorder Concerto, 3 Nautical Sketches for Recorder and String Orchestra.

Concert Overture (1950)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Blezard: Caramba, Black: Overture to a Costume Comedy, Langley: Overture and Beginners , Dunhill: Tantivy Towers, Chappel: Boy Wizard, Hurd: Overture to an Unwritten Comedy, Monckton: The Arcadians. Lane: A Spa Overture, Carroll: Festive Overture and Lewis: Sussex Symphony Overture)
WHITELINE CD WHL 2133 (2002)


Overture on North Country Tunes (1953)

Gavin Sutherland/Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
( + B. Douglas, Music for Strings, G. Sutherland: Capriol Overture, Toye: Haunted Ballroom - Waltz, J. Fox: A Pastoral Reflection, D. Lyon: Adagio Serioso, Rondoletta, P. Hope:
Kaleidoscope, Handel/Barbirolli: Clarinet Concerto and P. Lewis: Inauguration)
WHITELINE WHL 2144 (2003)


Theme and Variations for String Orchestra (1951)

Nicholas Ward/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Greaves: Rondino, A. Gilbert: Another Dream Carousel, Carroll/Fogg: Seascape - A Children's Suite, McCabe: Mary Queen of Scots - Two Dances, Manduell: Diversions and Langley :4 Movements for String Orchestra).
ASC CLASSICAL ASCCSCD45 (2002)



PERCY WHITLOCK
(1903-1946)

Born at Chatham, Kent. He obtained his higher musical education at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music. He held various posts as an organist at Rochester and Bournemouth and gained fame as a recitalist. He wrote a number of light orchestral pieces as well as a Symphony for Organ and Orchestra but most of his other compositions were for solo organ.

See BSCD for: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra.

Ballet of the Wood Creatures (1939)

Gavin Sutherland/RTE Concert Orchrestra
( + Balloon Ballet, Come along, Marnie, Dignity and Impudence, Feast of St. Benedict, Holiday Suite, Music for Orchestra, Susan, the Doggie and Me and Wessex Suite)
NAXOS 8.225162 (2001)

Balloon Ballet (1938)

Gavin Sutherland/RTE Concert Orchrestra
( + Ballet of the Wood Creatures, Come along, Marnie, Dignity and Impudence, Feast of St. Benedict, Holiday Suite, Music for Orchestra, Susan, the Doggie and Me and Wessex Suite)
NAXOS 8.225162 (2001)

Come along, Marnie (1938)

Gavin Sutherland/RTE Concert Orchrestra
( + Ballet of the Wood Creatures, Balloon Ballet, Dignity and Impudence, Feast of St. Benedict, Holiday Suite, Music for Orchestra, Susan, the Doggie and Me and Wessex Suite)
NAXOS 8.225162 (2001)

Dignity and Impudence (March) (1933)

Gavin Sutherland/RTE Concert Orchrestra
( + Ballet of the Wood Creatures, Balloon Ballet, Come along, Marnie, Feast of St. Benedict, Holiday Suite, Music for Orchestra, Susan, the Doggie and Me and Wessex Suite)
NAXOS 8.225162 (2001)

The Feast of St. Benedict (Concert Overture) (1934)

Gavin Sutherland/RTE Concert Orchrestra
( + Ballet of the Wood Creatures, Balloon Ballet, Come along, Marnie, Dignity and Impudence, Holiday Suite, Music for Orchestra, Susan, the Doggie and Me and Wessex Suite)
NAXOS 8.225162 (2001)

Holiday Suite (1938-9)

Gavin Sutherland/RTE Concert Orchrestra
( + Ballet of the Wood Creatures, Balloon Ballet, Come along, Marnie, Dignity and Impudence, Feast of St. Benedict, Music for Orchestra, Susan, the Doggie and Me and Wessex Suite)
NAXOS 8.225162 (2001)

Music for Orchestra (Suite) (1941)

Gavin Sutherland/RTE Concert Orchrestra
( + Ballet of the Wood Creatures, Balloon Ballet, Come along, Marnie, Dignity and Impudence, Feast of St. Benedict, Holiday Suite, Susan, the Doggie and Me and Wessex Suite)
NAXOS 8.225162 (2001)

Susan, the Doggie and Me (1938)

Gavin Sutherland/RTE Concert Orchrestra
( + Ballet of the Wood Creatures, Balloon Ballet, Come along, Marnie, Dignity and Impudence, Feast of St. Benedict, Holiday Suite, Music for Orchestra and Wessex Suite)
NAXOS 8.225162 (2001)

Wessex Suite (1937)

Gavin Sutherland/RTE Concert Orchrestra
( + Ballet of the Wood Creatures, Balloon Ballet, Come along, Marnie, Dignity and Impudence, Feast of St. Benedict, Holiday Suite, Music for Orchestra and Susan, the Doggie and Me)
NAXOS 8.225162 (2001)

 

RICHARD ADDINSELL
(1904-1978)

Born in London. He studied music at Oxford and then briefly at the Royal College of Music and went for additional lessons in Berlin and Vienna. He composed prolifically and successfully for the theater, radio and especially films both in England and Hollywood. He wrote some independent concert works for orchestra as well as songs. The Warsaw Concerto with its deliberate evocation of Rachmaninoff made him world famous.

See BCCD for: Smoky Mountain Concerto, Warsaw Concerto.

Admirable Crichton (film score) (excerpts) (1957) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Black Rose, Blithe Spirit, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Love on the Dole, Out of the Clouds, Scrooge, Tom Brown's School Days and Warsaw Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)

The Black Rose (film score): Suite (1950) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Admirable Crichton, Blithe Spirit, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Love on the Dole, Out of the Clouds, Scrooge, Tom Brown's School Days and Warsaw Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)

Blithe Spirit (film score) (1945) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, Invocation, The Lion has Wings, March of the United Nations, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, .Sea Devils, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Prelude and Waltz Theme)
( + Encore, Fire over England, South Riding, Scrooge, Gaslight, WRNS March, Southern Rhapsody, The Passionate Friends, Parisienne 1885 and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (excerpts)
( + Admirable Crichton, Black Rose, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Love on the Dole, Out of the Clouds, Scrooge, Tom Brown's School Days and Warsaw Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)


The Day Will Dawn (film score): Tea-time Music (1942)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, Invocation, The Lion has Wings, March of the United Nations, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, .Sea Devils, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)

Encore (film score): Miniature Overture (1951) (arr. P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Fire over England, South Riding, Scrooge, Blithe Spirit, Gaslight, WRNS March, Southern Rhapsody, The Passionate Friends, Parisienne 1885 and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)


Festival (1940)

Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Journey to Romance, Tune in G, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ring Round the Moon, The Isle of Apples, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Fire Over England, A Tale of Two Cities and Smoky Mountain Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)


Fire Over England (film score): Suite (1937) (arr. L. Isaacs and G. Zalva)

Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Festival, Journey to Romance, Tune in G, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ring Round the Moon, The Isle of Apples, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, A Tale of Two Cities and Smoky Mountain Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Encore, South Riding, Scrooge, Blithe Spirit; Gaslight, WRNS March, Southern Rhapsody, The Passionate Friends, Parisienne 1885 and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)

Gaslight (film score): Prelude (1939) (arr. P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Encore, Fire over England, South Riding, Scrooge, Blithe Spirit, WRNS March, Southern Rhapsody, The Passionate Friends, Parisienne 1885 and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)

Goodbye Mr. Chips (film score): Suite (1939) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra (Theme only)
( + Festival, Journey to Romance, Tune in G, Ring Round the Moon, The Isle of Apples, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Fire Over England, A Tale of Two Cities and Smoky Mountain Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Admirable Crichton, Black Rose, Blithe Spirit, Love on the Dole, Out of the Clouds, Scrooge, Tom Brown's School Days and Warsaw Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)


Greengage Summer (film score): Suite (1961) (arr. P. Lane and D. Gamley)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, The Day Will Dawn, Highly Dangerous, Invocation, The Lion has Wings, March of the United Nations, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, .Sea Devils, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)


Harmony for False Lovers (1945) (arr. G. Sutherland)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Lane: Overture on French, Field/Lane: Flute Concertino, Rimsky-Korsakov/ Lane: Variations on a theme of Glinka, Hedges: Festival Dances, H. Wood: British Rhapsody, Bizet/Salzedo: Carmen – Pas de Deux, Martelli: Romance, Greensleeves and Aubade)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7151 (2005)

Highly Dangerous (film score): Theme (1950)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Invocation, The Lion has Wings, March of the United Nations, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, .Sea Devils, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)

Invocation (1945)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, The Lion has Wings, March of the United Nations, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, .Sea Devils, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)


The Isle of Apples (c. 1965) (arr. P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Festival, Journey to Romance, Tune in G, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ring Round the Moon, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Fire Over England, A Tale of Two Cities and Smoky Mountain Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)


Journey to Romance (1955) (arr. L. Isaacs) (revision of Invocation - 1945)

Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Festival, Tune in G, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ring Round the Moon, The Isle of Apples, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Fire Over England, A Tale of Two Cities and Smoky Mountain Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)


The Lion Has Wings (film score): Cavalry of the Clouds (1939) (arr. R. Douglas)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, Invocation, March of the United Nations, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, .Sea Devils, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)

Love on the Dole (film score): Suite (1941) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Admirable Crichton, Black Rose, Blithe Spirit, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Out of the Clouds, Scrooge, Tom Brown's School Days and Warsaw Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)


March of the United Nations (1942) (arr. R. Douglas)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, Invocation, The Lion has Wings, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, .Sea Devils, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)

Out of the Clouds (film score):(1954) (arr. R. Sharples)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, Invocation, The Lion has Wings, March of the United Nations, The Passionate Friends, .Sea Devils, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (The Flame Tango)
( + Admirable Crichton, Black Rose, Blithe Spirit, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Love on the Dole, Scrooge, Tom Brown's School Days and Warsaw Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)

Parisienne 1885 (1943) (aee. P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Encore, Fire over England, South Riding, Scrooge, Blithe Spirit; Gaslight, WRNS March, Southern Rhapsody, The Passionate Friends and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)


The Passionate Friends (film score): (1948) (arr. L. Isaacs)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, Invocation, The Lion has Wings, March of the United Nations, Out of the Clouds, .Sea Devils, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Suite)
( + Encore, Fire over England, South Riding, Scrooge, Blithe Spirit, Gaslight, WRNS March, Southern Rhapsody, Parisienne 1885 and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)


The Prince and the Showgirl (film score): Selection (1957) (arr. D. Gamley and F. Rapley)

Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Festival, Journey to Romance, Tune in G, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ring Round the Moon, The Isle of Apples, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Fire Over England, A Tale of Two Cities and Smoky Mountain Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)


Ring Round the Moon (incidental music) (1950)

Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra (Invitation Waltz) (arr. P. Lane)
( + Festival, Journey to Romance, Tune in G, Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Isle of Apples, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Fire Over England, A Tale of Two Cities and Smoky Mountain Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)

Roderick Dunk/BBC Concert Orchestra (Suite reconstructed by P. Lane)
( + Budd: Tricolor Overture, Chagrin: Aquarelles - Portraits of Five Children, P. Carr: Oboe Concerto, Air for Strings and G. Sutherland: Clarinet Concerto).
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7209 (2008)

Scrooge (film score): Suite (1951) (arr. S. Bernstein)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Encore, Fire over England, South Riding, Blithe Spirit, Gaslight, WRNS March, Southern Rhapsody, The Passionate Friends, Parisienne 1885 and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Admirable Crichton, Black Rose, Blithe Spirit, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Love on the Dole, Out of the Clouds, Tom Brown's School Days and Warsaw Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)


Sea Devils (film score):: Prologue (1953)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, Invocation, The Lion has Wings, March of the United Nations, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, - Under Capricorn and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)


South Riding (film score): Prelude (1938) (arr. L. Isaacs)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Encore, Fire over England, Scrooge, Blithe Spirit; Gaslight, WRNS March, Southern Rhapsody, The Passionate Friends, Parisienne 1885 and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)

Southern Rhapsody (1948) (arr. P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/Peter Lawson (piano)/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Encore, Fire over England, South Riding, Scrooge, Blithe Spirit, Gaslight, WRNS March, The Passionate Friends, Parisienne 1885 and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)

Tom Brown's School Days (film score): Overture (1951) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Festival, Journey to Romance, Tune in G, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ring Round the Moon, The Isle of Apples, The Prince and the Showgirl, Fire Over England, A Tale of Two Cities and Smoky Mountain Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Admirable Crichton, Black Rose, Blithe Spirit, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Love on the Dole, Out of the Clouds, Scrooge and Warsaw Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)


Tune in G major (1943/1952)

Kenneth Alwyn/Roderick Elems (piano)/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Festival, Journey to Romance, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ring Round the Moon, The Isle of Apples, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Fire Over England, A Tale of Two Cities and Smoky Mountain Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)


Under Capricorn (film score) (1949) (arr. G. Zalva)

Paul Bateman/City of Prague Philharmonic (Suite)
(included in collection "Great British Film Music Album: Sixty Glorious Years 1938 - 1998")
SILVA SCREEN FILMXCD 309 (2 CDs) (1999)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Waltz Theme)
( + Blithe Spirit, The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, Invocation, The Lion has Wings, March of the United Nations, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, .Sea Devils and Warsaw Concerto).
ASV WHITELINE WHL2108 (1997)


Waltz of the Toreadors (film score): March and Waltz (1962) (arr. P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Encore, Fire over England, South Riding, Scrooge, Blithe Spirit, Gaslight, WRNS March, Southern Rhapsody, The Passionate Friends and Parisienne 1885)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)

WRNS March (1942) (arr. R. Douglas)

Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Encore, Fire over England, South Riding, Scrooge, Blithe Spirit, Gaslight, , Southern Rhapsody, The Passionate Friends, Parisienne 1885 and The Waltz of the Toreadors)
ASV WHITELINE WHL2115 (1999)

 

HUBERT CLIFFORD
(1904-1959)

Born in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. Studied at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with Fritz Hart. Went to England (where he stayed permanently) in 1930 to study with Ralph Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music. Joined the BBC in 1941 where he eventually became the Head of Light Music Programmes. He also taught at the Royal Academy of Music and had a thriving career as a film composer. His other orchestral works include a Symphony and a number of suites and shorter works in a lighter vein.

See BSCD for: Symphony in E-flat.

The Casanova Melody (from the film "The Third Man") (orch. R. Newton) (1949/2002)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic
( + Kentish Suite, 5 English Nursery Tunes, Shanagolden, Bainton: Epithamion and An English Idyll)
CHANDOS CHAN 10019 (2003)


Five English Nursery Tunes (Suite for Orchestra) (1941)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic
( + Kentish Suite, Casanova Melody, Shanagolden, Bainton: Epithamion and An English Idyll)
CHANDOS CHAN 10019 (2003)

A Kentish Suite (1935)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic
( + Casanova Melody, 5 English Nursery Tunes, Shanagolden, Bainton: Epithamion and An English Idyll)
CHANDOS CHAN 10019 (2003)

Serenade for Strings (1943)

Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + J. Harrison: Bredon Hill Rhapsody, Worcestershire Suite, Romance : A Song of Adoration, Prelude-Music, Trobador Suite and Widdicombe Fair )
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7174 (2006)

Shanagolden (An Irish Pastoral Sketch) (1953)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic
( + Kentish Suite, Casanova Melody, 5 English Nursery Tunes, Bainton: Epithamion and An English Idyll)
CHANDOS CHAN 10019 (2003)

 

WILLIAM ALWYN
(1905-1985)

Born in Northampton. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with John McEwen. He was a professor at that institution from 1926 to 1956 while pursuing a highly successful career as a composer for films. In addition to the Symphonies, his large-scale orchestral works included a cycle of 5 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta for Strings, 2 Piano Concertos, Violin Concerto, Oboe Concerto and "Lyra Angelica" for harp and strings.

See BSCD for: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Sinfonietta for Strings.
See BCCD for: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Concerto, Oboe Concerto
, Concerto for Flute and Eight Instruments.

Ad Infinitum, A Satire for Orchestra (1929)

John Wilson/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Overture in the Form of a Serenade, Blackdown, Prelude, Prelude, Peter Pan Suite, Vaughan Williams: Heroic Elegy and Triumphal Epilogue, Bowen: Eventide and Parry: Hypatia - Incidental Music)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7237 (2009)

Aphrodite in Aulis - An Eclogue for Small Orchestra after George Moore (1932)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Dances, The Innumerable Dance, Concerto for Oboe Harp and Strings, The Magic Island and Festival March)
NAXOS 8.570144 (2006)


Autumn Legend for Cor Anglais and String Orchestra (1954)

William Alwyn/Geoffrey Browne (cor anglais)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 2 and Lyra Angelica)
LYRITA SRCD.230 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.108) (1979)

Richard Hickox/Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)/City of London Sinfonia
( + Lyra Angelica, Pastoral Fantasia and Tragic Interlude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Rachael Pankhurst (cor anglais)/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Overture to a Masque, Concerto Grosso No.1, Pastoral Fantasia, Five Preludes, Tragic Interlude and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Blackdown, A Tone Poem from the Surrey Hills (1926)

John Wilson/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Overture in the Form of a Serenade, Prelude, Peter Pan Suite, Ad Infinitum, Vaughan Williams: Elegy and Triumphal Epilogue, Bowen: Eventide and Parry: Hypatia - Incidental Music)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7237 (2009)


The Card (film score): Suite (1952) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + State Secret, Desert Victory, Take my Life, Svengali, In Search of the Castaways, Green Girdle, The Crimson Pirate, A Night to Remember and The Winslow Boy)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)


Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B flat major for Chamber Orchestra (1943)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Overture to a Masque, Pastoral Fantasia, Five Preludes, Tragic Interlude, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Oboe Concerto and Concert Grossi Nos. 2 and 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)


Concerto Grosso No. 2 in G major for String Orchestra (1948)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lyra Angelica and Autumn Legend)
LYRITA SRCD.230 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.108) (1979)

Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Oboe Concerto and Concert Grossi Nos. 1 and 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 3, Seven Irish Tunes, Dramatic Overture:The Moor of Venice and Serenade)
NAXOS 8.570145 (2011)


Concerto Grosso No. 3 for Woodwind, Brass and Strings (1964)

Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Oboe Concerto and Concert Grossi Nos. 1 and 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 2, Seven Irish Tunes, Dramatic Overture:The Moor of Venice and Serenade)
NAXOS 8.570145 (2011)


The Crimson Pirate (film score): Suite (1952) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Paul Bateman/City of Prague Philharmonic (Pirate Caperds Overture)
(included in collection "Great British Film Music Album: Sixty Glorious Years 1938 - 1998")
SILVA SCREEN FILMXCD 309 (2 CDs) (1999)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + State Secret, Desert Victory, Take my Life, Svengali, In Search of the Castaways, The Card, Green Girdle, A Night to Remember and The Winslow Boy)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)


The Cure for Love (film score): Waltz (1950) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Magic Box, The Million Pound Note, The Way Ahead, Swiss Family Robinson, The Rocking Horse Winner, Geordie, Penn of Pennsylvania, The True Glory and The Running Man)
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)


Derby Day (Overture) (1960)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Magic Island, Elizabethan Dances, Sinfonietta for Strings and Festival March)
LYRITA SRCD.229 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.95) (1980)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Overture to a Masque, The Magic Island and Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion)
CHANDOS CHAN 9003

James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos.1and 2 and Sonata alla Toccata)
NAXOS 8.557590 (2005)


Desert Victory (film score): Suite (1943) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + State Secret, Take my Life, Svengali, In Search of the Castaways, The Card, Green Girdle, The Crimson Pirate, A Night to Remember and The Winslow Boy)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)

Elizabethan Dances (1957)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Derby Day Overture, The Magic Island, Sinfonietta for Strings and Festival March)
LYRITA SRCD.229 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.72) (1972)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Festival March)
CHANDOS CHAN 8902

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Innumerable Dance, Concerto for Oboe Harp and Strings, Aphrodite in Aulis, The Magic Island and Festival March)
NAXOS 8.570144 (2006)


The Fallen Idol (film score): Suite (1948) (ed. C. Palmer)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Old Man Out, The History of Mr Polly and The Rake's Progress)
CHANDOS CHAN 9243 (2000)


Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion (1958)

David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Miss Julie: Suite)
NAXOS 8.570705 (2011)


Festival March (1950)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Derby Day Overture, The Magic Island, Elizabethan Dances and Sinfonietta for Strings)
LYRITA SRCD.229 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.99) (1985)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Elizabethan Dances)
CHANDOS CHAN 8902

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Dances, The Innumerable Dance, Concerto for Oboe Harp and Strings, Aphrodite in Aulis and The Magic Island)
NAXOS 8.570144 (2006)

Five Preludes for Orchestra (1927)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Overture to a Masque, Concerto Grosso No.1, Pastoral Fantasia, Tragic Interlude, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Geordie (film score): Suite (1955) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Magic Box, The Million Pound Note, The Way Ahead, Swiss Family Robinson, The Rocking Horse Winner, Cure for Love, Penn of Pennsylvania, The True Glory and The Running Man)
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)


Green Girdle (music from the documentary film): (1941) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + State Secret, Desert Victory, Take my Life, Svengali, In Search of the Castaways, The Card, The Crimson Pirate, A Night to Remember and The Winslow Boy)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)


The History of Mr. Polly (film score): Suite (1948) (arr. C. Palmer)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Old Man Out, The Fallen Idol and The Rake's Progress)
CHANDOS CHAN 9243 (2000)


In Search of the Castaways (film score): Ship's Waltz and Rumba (1962) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + State Secret, Desert Victory, Take my Life, Svengali, The Card, Green Girdle, The Crimson Pirate, A Night to Remember and The Winslow Boy)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)


The Innumerable Dance - An English Overture (1933)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Dances, Concerto for Oboe Harp and Strings, Aphrodite in Aulis, The Magic Island and Festival March)
NAXOS 8.570144 (2006)


Lyra Angelica for Harp and Strings (1954)

William Alwyn/Osian Ellis (harp)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 2 and Autumn Legend)
LYRITA SRCD.230 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.108) (1979)

Richard Hickox/Rachel Masters (harp)/City of London Sinfonia
( + Autumn Legend, Pastoral Fantasia and Tragic Interlude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Suzanne Willison (harp)/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5)
NAXOS 8.557647 (2005)


The Magic Box (film score): Suite (1951) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Million Pound Note, The Way Ahead, Swiss Family Robinson, The Rocking Horse Winner, Geordie, Cure for Love, Penn of Pennsylvania, The True Glory and The Running Man)
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)


The Magic Island (Symphonic Prelude) (1952)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Derby Day Overture, Elizabethan Dances, Sinfonietta for Strings and Festival March)
LYRITA SRCD.229 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.63) (1972)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Overture to a Masque, Derby Day Overture and Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion)
CHANDOS CHAN 9003

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Dances, The Innumerable Dance, Concerto for Oboe Harp and Strings, Aphrodite in Aulis and Festival March)
NAXOS 8.570144 (2006)


The Million Pound Note (film score): Waltz (1953) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Magic Box, The Way Ahead, Swiss Family Robinson, The Rocking Horse Winner, Geordie, Cure for Love, Penn of Pennsylvania, The True Glory and The Running Man)
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)


Miss Julie, Suite from the Opera (arr. by P. Lane) (1973-6/2010)

David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion)

NAXOS 8.570705 (2011)


The Moor of Venice (Overture for Brass Band) (1957)

Bryan Hurdley/Williams Fairey Band
( + Elgar: Severn Suite, Rubbra: Variations on The Shining River, Vaughan Williams: Variations, Simpson: Energy and Jenkins: Life Divine)
CHANDOS BRASS SERIES CHAN 4547 (1997)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Gross1 Nos. 2 and 3, Seven Irish Tunes and Serenade)
NAXOS 8.570145 (2011)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (orch. P. Lane)
( + Gow: Overture One-Two-Five, R.R. Bennett: Farnham Festival Overture, Ansell: Plymouth Hoe Overture, J. Gardner: A Scots Overture, Michael Gryspeerdt: The Lamprey, P. Hope: Scaramouche, Hedges: A Cleveland Overture and Glyn: A Snowdon Overture)
WHITELINE CDWHL 2137 (2003)

A Night to Remember (film score): Main Title (1958) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Kenneth Alwyn/Philharmonia Orchestra
(included in collection "Great British Film Music Album: Sixty Glorious Years 1938 - 1998")
SILVA SCREEN FILMXCD 309 (2 CDs) (1999)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + State Secret, Desert Victory, Take my Life, Svengali, In Search of the Castaways, The Card, Green Girdle, The Crimson Pirate and The Winslow Boy)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)


Odd Man Out (film score): Suite (1947) (arr. C. Palmer)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + The Fallen Idol, The History of Mr Polly and The Rake's Progress)
CHANDOS CHAN 9243 (2000)


Overture to a Masque (1940)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, The Magic Island, Derby Day Overture and Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion)
CHANDOS CHAN 9003

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No.1, Pastoral Fantasia, Five Preludes, Tragic Interlude, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Overture in the Form of a Serenade (1946)

John Wilson/Micaela Haslam (soprano)/The London Chorus/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Prelude, Blackdown, Peter Pan Suite, Ad Infinitum, Vaughan Williams: Heroic Elegy and Triumphal Epilogue, Bowen: Eventide and Parry: Hypatia - Incidental Music)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7237 (2009)


Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and String Orchestra (1939)

Richard Hickox/Stephen Tees (viola)/City of London Sinfonia
( + Autumn Legend, Lyra Angelica and Tragic Interlude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Philip Dukes (viola)/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tragic Interlude, 5 Preludes, Concerto Grosso No. 1, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

George Vass/Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/Orchestra Nova
( + McCabe: Concerto Funèbre, Holst: Lyric Movement, Maconchy: Romance and Matthews: Winter Remembered)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7186 (2007)


Penn of Pennsylvania : Suite (1942) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Magic Box, The Million Pound Note, The Way Ahead, Swiss Family Robinson, The Rocking Horse Winner, Geordie, Cure for Love, The True Glory and The Running Man)
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)

Peter Pan Suite (1923)

John Wilson/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Overture in the Form of a Serenade, Blackdown, Prelude, Ad Infinitum, Vaughan Williams: Heroic Elegy and Triumphal Epilogue, Bowen: Eventide and Parry: Hypatia - Incidental Music)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7237 (2009)


Prelude (1925)

John Wilson/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Overture in the Form of a Serenade, Blackdown, Peter Pan Suite, Ad Infinitum, Vaughan Williams: Heroic Elegy and Triumphal Epilogue, Bowen: Eventide and Parry: Hypatia - Incidental Music)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7237 (2009)


The Rake's Progress (film score): Calypso (1945) (arr. C. Palmer)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Old Man Out, The Fallen Idol and The History of Mr Polly)
CHANDOS CHAN 9243 (2000)


The Rocking Horse Winner (film score): Paul's Last Ride (1950) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Magic Box, The Million Pound Note, The Way Ahead, Swiss Family Robinson, Geordie, Cure for Love, Penn of Pennsylvania, The True Glory and The Running Man)
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)


The Running Man (film score): Suite (1963) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Magic Box, The Million Pound Note, The Way Ahead, Swiss Family Robinson, The Rocking Horse Winner, Geordie, Cure for Love, Penn of Pennsylvania and The True Glory
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)


Serenade

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerti Grossi Nos. 2 and 3,, Seven Irish Tunes and Dramatic Overture:The Moor of Venice)
NAXOS 8.570145 (2011)


Seven Irish Tunes: Suite for Small Orchestra (1939-40)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerti Grossi Nos. 2 and 3, Dramatic Overture:The Moor of Venice and Serenade)
NAXOS 8.570145 (2011)


State Secret (film score): Suite (1950) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + Desert Victory, Take my Life, Svengali, In Search of the Castaways, The Card, Green Girdle, The Crimson Pirate, A Night to Remember and The Winslow Boy)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)

Suite of Scottish Dances (1946)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Overture to a Masque, Concerto Grosso No.1, Pastoral Fantasia, Five Preludes, Tragic Interlude and Autumn Legend)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Sargent: An Impression on a Windy Day, Arnold: The Roots of HeavenOverture, R.R. Bennett: Little Suite, Jacob: The Barber of Seville Goes to the Devil Overture, Johnstone: Tarn Hows, A. Langford: Two Worlds Overture, Langley: The Coloured Countries Lyon: Joie de Vivre Overture and Parker: The Glass Slipper Overture)
ASV WHITELINE CDWHL 2116 (1998)


Svengali (film score): Libera Me (1954) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/Susan Bullock (soprano)/BBC Philharmonic
( + State Secret, Desert Victory, Take my Life, In Search of the Castaways, The Card, Green Girdle, The Crimson Pirate, A Night to Remember and The Winslow Boy)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)


Swiss Family Robinson (film score): Suite (1960) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Magic Box, The Million Pound Note, The Way Ahead, The Rocking Horse Winner, Geordie, Cure for Love, Penn of Pennsylvania, The True Glory and The Running Man)
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)


Take My Life (film score): Aria (1947) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/Susan Bullock (soprano)/BBC Philharmonic
( + State Secret, Desert Victory, Svengali, In Search of the Castaways, The Card, Green Girdle, The Crimson Pirate, A Night to Remember and The Winslow Boy)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)


Tragic Interlude for 2 Horns, Timpani and Strings (1936)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Autumn Legend, Pastoral Fantasia and Lyra Angelica)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pastoral Fantasia, 5 Preludes, Concerto Grosso No. 1, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)


The True Glory (film score): March (1945) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Magic Box, The Million Pound Note, The Way Ahead, Swiss Family Robinson, The Rocking Horse Winner, Geordie, Cure for Love, Penn of Pennsylvania and The Running Man)
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)


The Way Ahead (film score): March (1944) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Magic Box, The Million Pound Note, Swiss Family Robinson, The Rocking Horse Winner, Geordie, Cure for Love, Penn of Pennsylvania, The True Glory and The Running Man)
CHANDOS CHAN 10349 (2005)


The Winslow Boy (film score): Suite (1948) (reconstructed by P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + State Secret, Desert Victory, Take my Life, Svengali, In Search of the Castaways, The Card, Green Girdle, The Crimson Pirate and A Night to Remember)
CHANDOS CHAN 9959 (2001)


FRANCIS CHAGRIN
(1905-1972)

Born in Bucharest, Romania his original name was Alexander Pauker. His varied musical education included composition studies with Mihail Jora in Bucharest as well as with Paul Dukas and Nadia Boulanger at L’École Normale in Paris. While in Paris he supported himself by writing popular songs and employment as a nightclub pianist and began his career as a composer of film music. He moved to England in 1936 anticipating the rising tide of fascism. The rest of his composing career was divided among compositions for the movies (over 200 scores), radio, the theater and the concert hall. He wrote 2 Symphonies and left a 3rd unfinished as well as a Piano Concerto.

Aquarelles - Portraits of Five Children (1950)

Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra (Suite reconstructed by P. Lane)
( + Budd: Tricolor Overture, Addinsell: Ring Round the Moon, P. Carr: OboeConcerto, Air for Strings and G. Sutherland: Clarinet Concerto).
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7209 (2008)

Nicholas Flagello/Orchestra da Camera di Roma
( + Britten: Simple Symphony, Warlock: Capriol Suite, Serenade, Rawsthorne: Light Music and Walton: Henry V - 2 Pieces for Strings)
KENWEST KNEWCD 502 (1987)
(original US LP release: PETERS INTERNATIONAL PLE-054) (1977)

Colditz Story (film score): Prelude and Finale (1955) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Helter Skelter Overture, An Inspector Calls, Greyfriars Bobby, The Four Just Men, The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, The Intruder, Easy Money, Last Holiday and Yugoslav Sketches)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)

Easy Money (film score): Il Basso Ostinato (1947) (ed. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Helter Skelter Overture, An Inspector Calls, The Colditz Story, Greyfriars Bobby, The Four Just Men, The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, The Intruder, Last Holiday and Yugoslav Sketches)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)

The Four Just Men (television score): Theme and Main Titles (1959) (ed. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Helter Skelter Overture, An Inspector Calls, The Colditz Story, Greyfriars Bobby, The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, The Intruder, Easy Money, Last Holiday and Yugoslav Sketches)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)

Greyfriars Bobby (film score): Suite (1961) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Helter Skelter Overture, An Inspector Calls, The Colditz Story, The Four Just Men, The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, The Intruder, Easy Money, Last Holiday and Yugoslav Sketches)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)

Helter Skelter (film score): Overture (1949)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + An Inspector Calls, The Colditz Story, Greyfriars Bobby, The Four Just Men, The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, The Intruder, Easy Money, Last Holiday and Yugoslav Sketches)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)

Sir John Pritchard/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pierson: Macbeth, Morgan: Contrasts, Warlock: Serenade, Rawsthorne: Cortèges and Arnold: Beckus the Dandipratt)
LYRITA SRCD.318 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.95) (1980)

The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra (film score) (1965) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Helter Skelter Overture, An Inspector Calls, The Colditz Story, Greyfriars Bobby, The Four Just Men, The Intruder, Easy Money, Last Holiday and Yugoslav Sketches)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)

An Inspector Calls (film score): Portrait of Eva (1954) (arr. and orch. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Helter Skelter Overture, The Colditz Story, Greyfriars Bobby, The Four Just Men, The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, The Intruder, Easy Money, Last Holiday and Yugoslav Sketches)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)

The Intruder (film score): Four Orchestral Episodes (1953)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Helter Skelter Overture, An Inspector Calls, The Colditz Story, Greyfriars Bobby, The Four Just Men, The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, Easy Money, Last Holiday and Yugoslav Sketches)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)

Last Holiday (film score): Suite (1950) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Helter Skelter Overture, An Inspector Calls, The Colditz Story, Greyfriars Bobby, The Four Just Men, The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, The Intruder, Easy Money and Yugoslav Sketches)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)


Renaissance Suite for Strings (1962)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + P. Harrison: Suite for Timothy, Ireland: Downland Suite, Fletcher: Folksong and Fiddle Dance, Lewis: Suite Navarraise, Caszabon: Giocoso and Roseingrave/Searle: Three Pieces)
NAXOS 8.557752 (2005)

Roumanian Fantasy for Harmonica (or Violin) and Orchestra (1956)

Francis Chagrin/Larry Adler (harmonica)/Pro Arte Orchestra
( + Benjamin: Harmonica Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Romance and arrangements of works for harmonica and orchestra by Benjamin, Bizet, Enescu , Gershwin. Granados and Ravel)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 7 64134-2 (1991)
(original LP release: PYE CCL 30125) (c. 1960)


Yugoslav Sketches (adapted from the score to the documentary film "The Bridge") (1946)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Helter Skelter Overture, An Inspector Calls, The Colditz Story, Greyfriars Bobby, The Four Just Men, The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, The Intruder, Easy Money and Last Holiday)
CHANDOS CHAN 10323 (2005)


CONSTANT LAMBERT
(1905-1951)

Born in London into an artistic family. He studied at the Royal College of Music where his teachers included Malcolm Sargent, George Dyson, R.O. Morris and Vaughan Williams. While still a student at this school he was commissioned to write a ballet for Diaghilev. He became very well known as a conductor, musicologist and as a very influential and oft-quoted author. His compositional catalogue was not particularly extensive. In addition to the ballets, his major works include 2 Piano Concertos, some short orchestral pieces, film scores and the choral "Summer’s Last Will and Testament."

See BCCD for: Piano Concerto (1924), Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments.

Anna Karenina (film score): Suite (1948)

Rumon Gamba/Mary Carewe (vocalist)/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Merchant Seamen, Berners: Halfway House, Nicholas Nickleby and Champagne Charlie)
CHANDOS CHAN 10459 (2008)

Bernard Herrmann/National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Walton: Richard III - Prelude, Escape me Never - Suite, Vaughan Williams - 49th Parallel - Prelude, Bliss: Things to Come - Suite, Bax: Oliver Twist {excerpts} and Benjamin: An Ideal Husband: Waltz and Galop)
DECCA 448 954-2 (1996)
(original LP release: DECCA PHASE FOUR PFS 4363) (1976)


Aubade Héroïque for Small Orchestra (1942)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Summer’s Last Will and Testament and Rio Grande)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55388 (2011)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66565) (1993)


The Bird Actors (Overture) (1924)

John Lanchbery/State Orchestra of Victoria
( + Pomona and Romeo and Juliet)
CHANDOS CHAN 9865 (2000)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Romeo and Juliet, Elegiac Blues, Prize Fight and Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67545 (2005)


Elegiac Blues (In Memory of Florence Mills) (1927)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Romeo and Juliet, The Bird Actors, Prize Fight and Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67545 (2005)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Romeo and Juliet, Arnold: HRH the Duke of Cambridge, Rawsthorne: Overture for Farnham and Standford: Celestial Fire)
ASV WHITELINE CDWHL 2128 (2000)


Horoscope (ballet) (1938)

Robert Irving/London Symphony Orchestra (Suite)
( + Walton: Façade Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
DECCA LXT 2791 (LP) (1953)

Constant Lambert/Philharmonia Orchestra/Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Suite) (rec. 1945-9)
( + Rio Grande and Liszt/Lambert: Apparitions and Dante Sonata)
PEARL GEMMCD0069: (2000)
(original US LP release: COLUMBIA ML-2083) (1949)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia (Suite)
( + Bliss: Checkmate and Walton: Façade - Suite)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55099 (2003)
(original CD release:HYPERION CDA66436) (1991)

Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Walton: The Wise Virgins)
ASV CDDCA 1168 (2004)

Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano and 9 Instruments and Rio Grande)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 4734242 (2002)
(original CD release: ARGO 436118-2) (1992)


King Pest – Rondo Burlesca ( from "Summer’s Last Will and Testament")

Simon Joly/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pomona, Romeo and Juliet and Music for Orchestra)
LYRITA SRCD.215 (2007)


Merchant Seamen (film score): Suite (1942)

Rumon Gamba/Mary Carewe (vocalist)/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Anna Karenina, Berners: Halfway House, Nicholas Nickleby and Champagne Charlie)
CHANDOS CHAN 10459 (2008)

Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Pomona, Prize Fight and Piano Concerto)
ASV WHITELINE CD WHL 2122 (1999)


Music for Orchestra (1927)

Constant Lambert/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Bliss: Miracle in the Gorbals, Gordon: The Rake's Progress and Walton: Facade: excerpts).
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9761 (2005)

Barry Wordsworth/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pomona, Romeo and Juliet and King Pest)
LYRITA SRCD.215 (2007)


Pomona (A Ballet in One Act) (1926)

Norman Del Mar/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Romeo and Juliet, Music for Orchestra and King Pest)
LYRITA SRCD.215 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.110) (1979)

John Lanchbery/State Orchestra of Victoria
( + The Bird Actors and Romeo and Juliet)
CHANDOS CHAN 9865 (2000)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Tiresias)
HYPERION CDA67049 (1999)

Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Merchant Seamen, Prize Fight and Piano Concerto)
ASV WHITELINE CD WHL 2122 (1999)


Prize Fight (1924-7)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Romeo and Juliet, Elegiac Blues, The Bird Acrors and Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67545 (2005)

Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Pomona, Merchant Seamen and Piano Concerto)
ASV WHITELINE CD WHL 2122 (1999)

Rio Grande for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra (1927)

Constant Lambert/Sir Hamilton Harty (piano)/Alan Whitehead (alto)/St. Michael’s Singers/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1930)
( + Horoscope, Liszt: Apparitions (arr. Lambert), Meyerbeer: Les Patineurs (arr. Lambert), Chabrier: Ballabile (arr. Lambert) and Walton: Façade)
LIVING ERA AJC8558 (2005)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORDS SH227) (1976)

Constant Lambert/Kyla Greenbaum (piano)/Gladys Ripley (contralto)/BBC Chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1949)
( + Horoscope and Gordon: The Rake’s Progress, Rawsthorne: Street Corner Overture, Liszt: Apparitions (arr. Lambert) and Chabrier: Ballabile (arr. Lambert)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 7 63911 2 (1992)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SX1003) (1953)

David Lloyd-Jones/Jack Gibbons (piano)/Sally Burgess (mezzo)/Opera North Chorus/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Summer’s Last Will and Testament and Aubade Héroïque)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55388 (2011)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66565) (1993)

James Loughran/Peter Donohoe (piano)/BBC Singers/ BBC Symphony Chorus/ BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Arne: Rule Britannia, Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Ibert: Divertissement, Parry: Jerusalem, Sullivan: Pineapple Poll (excerpts) and Auld Lang Syne )
CARLTON BBC Radio Classics 15656 9191-2 (1997)

André Previn/ Christina Ortiz (piano)/ Jean Temperley (mezzo)/London Madrigal Singers/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano and 9 Instruments, Elegiac Blues, Elegy and Walton: Symphony No. 2 and Old Sir Faulk)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 586595-2 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2990) (1974)

Barry Wordsworth/Kathryn Stott (piano)/Della Jones (mezzo)/BBC Singers/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano and 9 Instruments and Horoscope)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 4734242 (2002)
(original CD release: ARGO 436118-2) (1992)


Romeo and Juliet (A Ballet in Two Tableaux) (1925)

Norman Del Mar/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Pomona, Music for Orchestra and King Pest)
LYRITA SRCD.215 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.110) (1979)

John Lanchbery/State Orchestra of Victoria
( + Pomona and The Bird Actors)
CHANDOS CHAN 9865 (2000)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (1st Tableau)
( + Elegiac Blues, Arnold: HRH the Duke of Cambridge, Rawsthorne: Overture for Farnham and Standford: Celestial Fire)
ASV WHITELINE CDWHL 2128 (2000)


Tiresias (A Ballet in 3 Acts) (1950-1)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Pomona)
HYPERION CDA67049 (1999)

 

WALTER LEIGH
(1905-1942)

Born in Wimbledon. He studied under E.J. Dent at Cambridge and went for further lessons in Berlin with Paul Hindemith. After turning down a teaching position, he earned a living in the 1930’s by writing for the theater and films, accepting commissions for pantomimes, revues, comic operas and incidental music. He was killed in action during World War II and left only a small body of work both for the theater and concert hall. His other orchestral works have been recorded and there are also a few chamber works, solo piano pieces and songs.

See BCCD for: Concertino for Harpsichord or Piano and String Orchestra.

Agincourt (Jubilee Overture) ( 1937)

Nicholas Braithwaite/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + The Frogs, Harpsichord Concertino, Music for String Orchestra, A Midsummer Night's Dream : Suite and Jolly Roger Overture)
LYRITA SRCD.289 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.95) (1979)

The Frogs (Incidental Music): Overture and Dance (1936)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Agincourt Overture, Harpsichord Concertino, Music for String Orchestra, A Midsummer Night's Dream : Suite and Jolly Roger Overture)
LYRITA SRCD.289 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.126) (1985)


Jolly Roger (Comic Opera): Overture (1933)

Nicholas Braithwaite/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Agincourt Overture, Harpsichord Concertino, Music for String Orchestra, A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite and The Frogs)
LYRITA SRCD.289 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.99) (1985)


A Midsummer Night's Dream (Iincidental Music): Suite for Small Orchestra) (1936)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Agincourt Overture, Harpsichord Concertino, Music for String Orchestra, The Frogs and Jolly Roger Overture)
LYRITA SRCD.289 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.126) (1985)


Music for String Orchestra (1931-2)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Agincourt Overture, Harpsichord Concertino, The Frogs, A Midsummer Night's Dream : Suite and Jolly Roger Overture)
LYRITA SRCD.289 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.126) (1985)


ALAN RAWSTHORNE
(1905-1971)

Born in Haslington, Lancashire. Studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music with Frank Merrick (1886-1981, composed a Symphony in D minor in 1912) and Carl Fuchs. He held various teaching posts but was able to devote most of his energies to composition producing a large body of works ranging from chamber music to film scores. His major orchestral works include 3 Symphonies, 2 Piano Concertos, a Two Piano Concerto, 2 Violin Concertos, Cello Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Concerto for Strings and Symphonic Sketches.

See BSCD for: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3.
See BCCD for: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Two Piano Concerto, Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Cello Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Clarinet Concerto.

Burma Victory (film score): Suite (1945) (arr. G. Schurmann)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Captive Heart, West of Zanzibar, The Cruel Sea, Where No Vultures Fly, Uncle Silas, Lease of Life, The Dancing Fleece and Saraband fro Dead Lovers)
CHANDOS CHAN 9749 (2000)

The Captive Heart (film score): Suite (1945) (arr. G. Schurmann)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + West of Zanzibar, The Cruel Sea, Where No Vultures Fly, Uncle Silas, Lease of Life, The Dancing Fleece, Burma Victory and Saraband fro Dead Lovers)
CHANDOS CHAN 9749 (2000)


Concertante Pastorale for Flute, Horn and Strings (1951)

David Lloyd-Jones/Rebecca Goldberg (flute)/Conrad Marshall (horn)/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings, Light Music for Strings, Suite for Recorder, Elegiac Rhapsody and Divertimento)
NAXOS 8.55367 (1999)


Concerto for String Orchestra (1949)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1966)
( + Bliss: Music for Strings amd Moeran: Sinfonietta)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91632 (1996)

Leslie Jones/Little Orchestra of London
( + Piano Quintet and Cello Sonata)
PYE COLLECTOR GSGC 7060 (LP) (1965)

David Lloyd-Jones/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertante Pastorale, Light Music for Strings, Suite for Recorder, Elegiac Rhapsody and Divertimento)
NAXOS 8.55367 (1999)

Alan Rawsthorne/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, A. Bush: Symphony No. 2 and Birthday Overture)
MELODIYA D012687-90 (2 LPs) (c.1960)


Coronation Overture (1953)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Madame Chrysanthème, Street Corner Overture, Practical Cats, Theme, Variations and Finale and Medieval Diptych)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7203 (2008)


Cortèges (Fantasy Overture) (1945)

Lionel Friend/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
NAXOS 8.554240 (1998)

Barry Wordsworth/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1994)
( + Pierson: Macbeth, Morgan: Contrasts, Warlock: Serenade, Chagrin: Helter Skelter and Arnold: Beckus the Dandipratt)
LYRITA SRCD.318 (2007)

The Cruel Sea (film score): Main Title and Nocturne (1953) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Captive Heart, West of Zanzibar, Where No Vultures Fly, Uncle Silas, Lease of Life, The Dancing Fleece, Burma Victory and Saraband fro Dead Lovers)
CHANDOS CHAN 9749 (2000)


The Dancing Fleece (film score): Three Dances (1950) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Captive Heart, West of Zanzibar, The Cruel Sea, Where No Vultures Fly, Uncle Silas, Lease of Life, Burma Victory and Saraband fro Dead Lovers)
CHANDOS CHAN 9749 (2000)


Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra (1962)

Boris Brott/Northern Sinfonia
( + Arnold: Sinfonietta No. 1 and Britten: Simple Symphony)
MACE S-9068 (LP) (1967)

Norman Del Mar/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Arnold: Sinfonietta No. 1, Britten: Sinfonietta, Tippett: Divertimento and Berkeley: Sinfonietta)
LYRITA SRCD.257 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.111) (1982)

David Lloyd-Jones/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertante Pastorale, Light Music for Strings, Suite for Recorder, Elegiac Rhapsody and Concerto for String Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.55367 (1999)

Bryden Thomson/BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Improvisations on a Theme of Constant Lambert)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91952 (1997)


Elegiac Rhapsody for Strings (1964)

David Lloyd-Jones/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertante Pastorale, Light Music for Strings, Suite for Recorder, Divertimento and Concerto for String Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.55367 (1999)


Improvisations on a Theme of Constant Lambert (1960)

Frank Shipway/BBC Concert Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Divertimento)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91952 (1997)

Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2)
NAXOS 8.555959 (2003)


Lease of Life (film score): Main Titles and Emergency (1954) (arr. G. Schurmann)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Captive Heart, West of Zanzibar, The Cruel Sea, Where No Vultures Fly, Uncle Silas, The Dancing Fleece, Burma Victory and Saraband fro Dead Lovers)
CHANDOS CHAN 9749 (2000)


Light Music for Strings (based on Catalan Tunes) (1938)

David Lloyd-Jones/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertante Pastorale, Divertimento, Suite for Recorder, Elegiac Rhapsody and Concerto for String Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.55367 (1999)


Madame Chrysanthème (ballet) (1955)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Suite)
( + Practical Cats, Street Corner Overture, Coronation Overture, Theme, Variations and Finale and Medieval Diptych)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7203 (2008)

Alan Rawsthorne/Pro Arte Orchestra (Suite)
( + Street Corner Overture, Bliss: Checkmate, Arnold: A Grand GrandOvert/Arnold, Addison: Carte Blanche and Arnell: The Great Detective)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 764718-2 (1993)
(original LP release: PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GGC 4048) (1966)

Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfonia (complete)
( + Messager: Les Deux Pigeons, F. Couperin/G. Jacob: L'Arlequine and Liszt/Lambert: Après une Lecture du Dante)
WHITELINE CD WLS 273 (2 CDs) (2004)


Overture for Farnham (1967)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Lambert: Elegiac Blues, Romeo and Juliet, Arnold: HRH the Duke of Cambridge and Standford: Celestial Fire)
ASV WHITELINE CDWHL 2128 (2000)


Practical Cats (1954)

David Lloyd-Jones/Simon Callow (Spoken Vocals)/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Madame Chrysanthème, Street Corner Overture, Coronation Overture, Theme, Variations and Finale and Medieval Diptych)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7203 (2008)

Alan Rawsthorne/Robert Donat (spoken vocals)/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Britten: Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra and Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 382230-2(2007)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA C 1044) (1957)


Saraband for Dead Lovers (film score): Saraband and Carnival (1948) (arr. G. Schurmann)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Captive Heart, West of Zanzibar, The Cruel Sea, Where No Vultures Fly, Uncle Silas, Lease of Life, The Dancing Fleece and Burma Victory)
CHANDOS CHAN 9749 (2000)


Street Corner Overture (1944)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + .Walton: Crown Imperial, Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.8, Bax/Barbirolli: Oboe Quintet, Delius: On Hearing the FirstCuckoo in Spring, Elgar: Land of Hope and Glory and National Anthem)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4100-2 (2002)

Constant Lambert/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Symphonic Studies, Warlock: Capriol Suite, The Curlew, Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, La Calinda and Hassan - Serenade)
PEARL GEMM CD 0058 (1999)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Madame Chrysanthème, Practical Cats, Coronation Overture, Theme, Variations and Finale and Medieval Diptych)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7203 (2008)

Sir John Pritchard/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Studies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
LYRITA SRCD.255 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.95) (1980)

Alan Rawsthorne/Pro Arte Orchestra (Suite)
( + Madame Chrysanthème, Bliss: Checkmate, Arnold: A Grand GrandOvert/Arnold, Addison: Carte Blanche and Arnell: The Great Detective)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 764718-2 (1993)
(original LP release: PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GGC 4048) (1966)


Suite for Recorder and Strings (c. 1940 - orch. version by J. McCabe, 1993)

David Lloyd-Jones/John Turner (recorder)/Conrad Marshall (horn)/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings, Light Music for Strings, Concertante Pastorale, Elegiac Rhapsody and Divertimento)
NAXOS 8.55367 (1999)


Symphonic Studies (1938)

Constant Lambert/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Street Corner Overture, Warlock: Capriol Suite, The Curlew, Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, La Calinda and Hassan - Serenade)
PEARL GEMM 58 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV CLP 1056) (1955)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Oboe Concerto)
NAXOS 8.554763 (2000)

Sir John Pritchard/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Street Corner Overture)
LYRITA SRCD.255 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.90) (1977)


Theme, Variations and Finale (1968)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Madame Chrysanthème, Street Corner Overture, Coronation Overture, Practical Cats and Medieval Diptych)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7203 (2008)


Uncle Silas (film score): Main Titles, Valse Caprice and End Titles (1947) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Captive Heart, West of Zanzibar, The Cruel Sea, Where No Vultures Fly, Lease of Life, The Dancing Fleece, Burma Victory and Saraband fro Dead Lovers)
CHANDOS CHAN 9749 (2000)


West of Zanzibar (film score): Main Titles (1954) (arr. P. Lane)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Captive Heart, The Cruel Sea, Where No Vultures Fly, Uncle Silas, Lease of Life, The Dancing Fleece, Burma Victory and Saraband fro Dead Lovers)
CHANDOS CHAN 9749 (2000)


Where No Vultures Fly (film score): Introduction, Main titles and Surveying the Game (1951)

Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Captive Heart, West of Zanzibar, The Cruel Sea, Uncle Silas, Lease of Life, The Dancing Fleece, Burma Victory and Saraband fro Dead Lovers)
CHANDOS CHAN 9749 (2000)


SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT
(1905-1998)

Born in London. Studied at the Royal College of Music initially with Charles Wood and C.H. Kitson and later with R.O. Morris. He held various posts as a teacher and conductor and involved himself in various social causes. His musical output was very large and covered most genres from opera to works for solo piano. His large orchestral works include a 4 numbered Symphonies, a Symphony from 1933 that preceded the numbered cycle as well as a Piano Concerto and a Triple Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra. His Concerto for Double String Orchestra and the Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli for Strings are his most popular works.

See BSCD for: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4.
See BCCD for: Piano Concerto, Triple Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra.

Concerto for Double String Orchestra (1938-9)

Rudolf Barshai/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances)
EMI CDC 747330-2 (1985)

Rudolf Barshai/Moscow Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Fantasia Concertante. String Quartet No. 2 and Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 – 2)
EMI CMS 7 63522 2 (2 CDs) (1993)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 512) (1963)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Fantasia Concertante, Little Music, A Child of Our Time: 5 Negro Spirituals and Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
NIMBUS NI 7026 (1995)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia Concertante and The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances)
APEX 8573890982 (2006)
(original CD release: TELDEC 4509 945 2) (1996)

John Farrer/English Sinfonia
( + Little Music and Vaughan Williams: Partita and 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus)
RESONANCE RSN3057 (2006)
(original CD release: CARLTON CLASSICS 30366 00542) (1997)

Walter Goehr/orchestra (rec. c.1943)
( + Piano Sonata No.1, String Quartet No. 2 and Tallis: Spem in Alium)
NMC 103 (2005)

Walter Goehr/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Rawsthorne: Symphonic Studies)
HMV CLP 1056 (LP) (1955)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto and Serenade)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 5759782 (2003)
(original LP release: CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 40068) (1974)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Little Music, Divertimento on Sellinger's Round and
The Heart's Assurance)
CHANDOS CHAN 9468 (1996)

Rudolf Kempe/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Berg: Violin Concerto and Janáček: Sinfonietta)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL42152 (2007)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Little Music, Fantasia Concertante, Suite in D and Fanfare for Brass)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 476796-2 (2006)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 680) (1972)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Divertimento on Sellinger's Round, Little Music and -Sonata for 4 Horns)
EMI CDC5 55452-2 (1995)

Leopold Stokowski/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1961)
( + Nielsen: Symphony No. 6, Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 and Gabrielli: Sonata pian e forte)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4059-2 (2000)

Sir Michael Tippett/ Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli and Songs of Dov)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5865882 (2005)
(original CD release: VIRGIN VC 7 90701 2) (1988)


Concerto for Orchestra (1962-3)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra)
PHILIPS 4767144 (2005)
(original LP release: PHILIPS SAL 3497) (1965)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9384 (1995)


Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra, "Sellinger's Round" (1953)

Norman Del Mar/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Arnold: Sinfonietta No. 1, Britten: Sinfonietta, Rawsthorne: Divertimento and Berkeley: Sinfonietta)
LYRITA SRCD.257 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.111) (1982)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Little Music, Concerto for Double String Orchestra and
The Heart's Assurance)
CHANDOS CHAN 9468 (1996)

Sir Nevillr Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Little Music for strings, The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances and Sonata for Four Horns)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 586587-2 (2005)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 555452-2) (1995)


Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (1953)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Little Music, A Child of Our Time: 5 Negro Spirituals and Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
NIMBUS NI7026 (1995)

Douglas Boyd/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
( + Britten: Lachrymae, Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Purcell / Britten: Chacony in G minor, Purcell / Stokowski: Dido's Lament, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme and Walton: Henry V: Passacaglia and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564601902 (2004)

Iona Brown/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 and Grieg: 2 Elegiac Melodies and 2 Norwegian Melodies)
NAIM AUDIO NAIMCD 009 (1995)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double String Orchestra and The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances)
APEX 8573890982 (2006)
(original CD release: TELDEC 4509 945 2) (1996)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
REGIS RRC1138 (2003)
(original CD release: RPO RECORDS CDRPO 8020) (1990)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.4. Fantasia on a Theme of Handel)
CHANDOS CHAN 9233 (1993)

Christopher Hogwood/St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
( + Holst: A Fugal Concerto, St. Paul’s Suite, Handel: Concerto Grosso in F, Trio Sonata, Op. 3 #4 and Bach: Fugue in B minor)
DECCA 440 376 2 (1994)

Raymond Leppard/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Symphony No. 3)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBC RD 9140 (1995)

John Lubbock/Orchestra of St. Johns Smith Square
( + Little Music for Strings, Elgar: Introduction and Allegro and Serenade for Strings)
PYE VIRTUOSO TPLS 13069 (LP) (1975)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Little Music, Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Suite in D and Fanfare for Brass)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 476796-2 (2006)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 680) (1972)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Vaughan Williams:Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and The Lark Ascending)
ASV CDDCA518 (1983)

Hans-Schmidt Isserstedt/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1971)

( + Brahms: Symphony No. 4 and Weber: Euryanthe Overture)

BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4235 (2008)

Kenneth Sillito/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Britten: Simple Symphony, Berkeley: Serenade, Holst: St. Paul’s Suite and Walton: Walton: Henry V: Passacaglia and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part)
COLLINS CLASSICS 12342 (1991)

Sir Michael Tippett/Bath Festival Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Concerto for Double String Orchestra)
HMV CLASSICS HMV 5 687832
(original LP release: HMV ASD 637) (1965)

Sir Michael Tippett/ Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double String Orchestra and Songs of Dov)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5865882 (2005)
(original CD release: VIRGIN VC 7 90701 2) (1988)


Fantasia on a Theme of Handel for Piano and Orchestra (1939-41)

Martyn Brabbins/Steven Osborne (piano)/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 – 4)
HYPERION CDA67461-2 (2 CDs) (2007)

Richard Hickox/Howard Shelley (piano)/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli)
CHANDOS CHAN 9233 (1933)

Sir Michael Tippett/Margaret Kitchin (piano)/London Symphony Orchestra
( + The Vision of Saint Augustine)
RCA RED SEAL SER 5620 (LP) (1972)

Little Music for Strings (1946)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Fantasia Concertante, A Child of Our Time: 5 Negro Spirituals and Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
NIMBUS NI7026 (1995)

John Farrer/English Sinfonia
( + Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Vaughan Williams: Partita and 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus )
RESONANCE RSN3057 (2006)
(original CD release: IMP MASTERS MCD 60) (1993)

Clio Gould/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Sospiri, Vaughan Williams: 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus, Warlock: Capriol Suite, Delius: 2 Aquarelles and Holst: Brook Green Suite)
APEX 256462114-2 (2005)

Guildhall String Ensemble
( + Britten: Simple Symphony, Walton: Sonata for String Orchestra and Variations on an Elizabethan Theme)
RCA RED SEAL 87846-2 (1988)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Divertimento on Sellinger's Round and
The Heart's Assurance)
CHANDOS CHAN 9468 (1996)

John Lubbock/Orchestra of St. Johns Smith Square
( + Fantasia Concertantes, Elgar: Introduction and Allegro and Serenade for Strings)
PYE VIRTUOSO TPLS 13069 (LP) (1975)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Fantasia Concertante, Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Suite in D and Fanfare for Brass)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 476796-2 (2006)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 680) (1972)

Ronald Thomas/Soloists of Australia
( + Rubbra: Symphony No. 5 and Bliss: Checkmate)
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6576 (1992)
(original CD release: CHADOS CHAN 8498) (1987)

The Midsummer Marriage (opera): Ritual Dances (1955)

David Atherton/BBC National Orchestra of Wales (rec. 1995)
( + Vaughan Williams: 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus and Elgar: Enigma Variations)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 260 (2005)

Rudolf Barshai/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Little Music for strings, Divertimento and Sonata for Four Horns)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 586587-2 (2005)
(original CD release:EMI CDC 747330-2 (1985)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia Concertante and Concerto for Double String Orchestra)
APEX 8573890982 (2006)
(original CD release: TELDEC 4509 945 2) (1996)

Richard Hickox /BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Rose Lake)
CHANDOS CHSA 5039 (2005)

George Hurst/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.553591 (1999)

Sir Michael Tippett/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Praeludium, Little Music for Strings, Triple Concerto, Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Suite in D and Piano Concerto)
PORTRAIT PCL2108 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI 5217) (1990)

New Year (opera): Suite (1988)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9299 (1994)

Praeludium for Brass, Bells and Percussion (1962)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9276 (1994)

Sir Michael Tippett/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Little Music for Strings, Triple Concerto, Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Suite in D, Piano Concerto, The Midsummer Marriage - Ritual Dances)
PORTRAIT PCL2108 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI 5217) (1990)

The Rose Lake (A Song Without Words for Orchestra) (1991-3)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + The Vision of St. Augustine)
RCA CATALYST 82876 64284-2 (2004)
(original CD release: CONIFER 75605513042) (1997)

Richard Hickox /BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Midsummer Marriage - Ritual Dances
CHANDOS CHSA 5039 (2005)

Shires Suite (1965-70)

Peter Fletcher/Leicestershire Chorale/Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
( + D. Young: Virages)
UNICORN UNS 267 (LP) (1981)

Sir Michael Tippett /Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra (excerpts)
( + Previn: Overture to a Comedy, Chappell: Overture Panache, Tippett: Shires Suite - excepts, B. Kelly: Cuban Suite and Ireland: Downland Suite)
ARGO ZRG 685 (LP) (1971)

Suite in D major for the Birthday of Prince Charles (1948)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia Concertante, Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Little Music for Strings and Fanfare for Brass)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 476796-2 (2006)
(original LP release: PHILIPS PHILIPS 9500 107 (1976)

Sir Georg Solti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra( + Symphonies Nos. 1 -4)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC COLLECTION 425646-2 LM3 (3 CDs) (1990)
(original LP release: DECCA SXDL 7548) (1981)

Sir Michael Tippett /Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
( + Mathias: Sinfonietta, Ridout: Concertante Music and Arnold: Divertimento)
PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GSGC14103 (LP) (1968)

Sir Michael Tippett/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Praeludium, Little Music for Strings, Triple Concerto, Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Piano Concerto, The Midsummer Marriage - Ritual Dances)
PORTRAIT PCL2108 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI 5217) (1990)

 

ARNOLD COOKE
(1906-2005)

Born in Gomersal, Yorkshire. He studied with E.J. Dent at Cambridge and then had further lessons in Germany with Paul Hindemith. He taught from 1933 to 1977 first at the Royal Manchester College of Music and then at the Trinity College of Music in London. He wrote 6 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra as well as a Concerto for Strings, Concerto for Orchestra and Concertos for Piano, Violin, Cello, Oboe and 2 for Clarinet.

See BSCD for: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3.
See BCCD for: Clarinet Concerto No. 1.

Concerto in D for String Orchestra (1948)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1988)
( + Jabez and the Devil Suite and Symphony No. 1)
LYRITA SRCD.203 (2007)

Divertimento for Recorder and String Orchestra (1959)

John Turner (recorder)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures, Crosse: Water Music and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)


Jabez and the Devil (Ballet): Suite (1959)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1989)
( + Symphony No. 1 and Concerto in D for Strings)
LYRITA SRCD.203 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.78) (1975)

 

ERIC FENBY
(1906-1997)

Born in Scarborough, Yorkshire. He studied the piano, organ and cello in his early years but was basically self-taught in composition. His fame rests on his experience as the musical amanuensis to Frederick Delius in which capacity he was singularly responsible for helping the older composer complete some of his major works. He later pursued careers as conductor, music editor, teacher and composer. He held a professorship at the Royal Academy of Music and was the artistic director of the 1962 Bradford Delius Festival. He composedthe score for the film "Jamaica Inn" and his memoir "Delius As I Knew Him" was later made into a BBC television film. He wrote a number of other orchestral works but destroyed most of them.

Rossini on Ilkla Moor (Overture) (1941)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + P. Lewis: An English Overture, Blezard: The River, Hedges: An Ayrshire Serenade, Croft: Traditional Hornpipe Suite,
P. Lane: Suite of Cotswold Folk Dances, Warren: Wexford Bells, A.Butterworth: The Path Across the Moors:and Arnold: Little Suite No. 4)
ASV WHITELINE CDWHL 2126 (2000)

 

BENJAMIN FRANKEL
(1906-1973)

Born in London. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music after some lessons as a teenager in Germany. Worked as a jazz musician, taught at the Guildhall and wrote numerous scores for motion pictures. He wrote 8 Symphonies as well as a a Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto and Serenata Concertante for Piano Trio and Orchestra.

See BSCD for: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 8.
See BCCD for: Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto.


Battle of the Bulge (film score) (1965)

Werner Andreas Albert /Queensland Symphony Orchestra (complete)
CPO 999696-2 (2000)


Carriage and Pair (see So Long at the Fair)

Concertante Lirico for Strings, Op. 27 (1952)

Alun Francis/Northwest Chamber Orchestra
( + Sketches, Solemn Speech and Discussion, Youth Music and The Aftermath)
CPO 999221-2 (1994)

The Curse of the Werewolf (film score) (1961)

Werner Andreas Albert /Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Patoral)
( + The Importance of Being Earnest, The Night of Iguana, Trottie True, The Years Between and Footsteps in the Fog)
CPO 999809-2 (2002)

Carl Davis /Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Suite)
( + So Long at the Fair, The Prisoner and The Net - Love Theme).
NAXOS 8.557850 (2006)


Footsteps in the Fog (film score): excerpt (1955)

Werner Andreas Albert /Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + The Importance of Being Earnest, Curse of the Werewolf, The Night of Iguana, Trottie True and The Years Between)
CPO 999809-2 (2002)
.

The Importance of Being Earnest (film score): Suite (1952)

Werner Andreas Albert /Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Curse of the Werewolf, The Night of Iguana, Trottie True, The Years Between.and Footsteps in the Fog)
CPO 999809-2 (2002)

May Day: A Panorama (Symphonic Overture), Op. 22 (1948)

Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5)
CPO 999240-2 (1995)


Mephistopheles' Serenade and Dance, Op. 25

Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6)
CPO 999242-2 (1996)

The Net (film score): Love Theme (1953)

Carl Davis /Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Curse of the Werewolf, So Long at the Fair and The Prisoner).
NAXOS 8.557850 (2006)


The Night of the Iguana (film score): excerpt (1964)

Werner Andreas Albert /Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + The Importance of Being Earnest, Curse of the Werewolf, Trottie True, The Years Between and Footsteps in the Fog)
CPO 999809-2 (2002)
.

Overture to a Ceremony, Op. 51 (1970)

Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 and A Shakespeare Overture)
CPO 999 243-2 (1998)

The Prisoner (film score): Suite (1955)

Carl Davis /Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Curse of the Werewolf, So Long at the Fair and The Net - Love Theme).
NAXOS 8.557850 (2006)

Serenata Concertante for Piano Trio and Orchestra, Op. 37 (1960)

Werner Andreas Albert/Alan Smith (violin)/David Lale (cello)/Stephen Emmerson (piano)/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto)
CPO 999422 (1998)


A Shakespeare Overture, Op. 29 (1956)

Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 and Overture to a Ceremony)
CPO 999243-2 (1998)

Sketches for Strings, Op. 2 (c. 1930)

Alun Francis/Northwest Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertino Lirico, Solemn Speech and Discussion, Youth Music and The Aftermath)
CPO 999221-2 (1994)


Sleeping Car to Trieste (film score): Sleeping Car Train and Waltz (1948)

Muir Mathieson/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1948
( + So Long at the Fair, Walton: The First of the Few, Henry V, Collins: Odette (Collins), Rózsa: Spellbound, Alwyn:Desert Victory, The Rake's Progress , Jacob: Esther Waters, Gray: A Matter of Life and Death, This Man is Mine and Vaughan Williams: Loves of Joanna Godden)
PEARL GEM CD0141 (2001)


So Long at the Fair (film score) (1950)

Ronald Corp/New London Light Opera Chorus/New London Orchestra (Carriage and Pair)
( + Coates: London Suite - Knightsbridge March, Fletcher: Bal Masqué, Bucalossi: The Grasshopper's Dance, A. Wood: Barwick Green, Hartley: Rouge et Noir Waltz, Farnon: Peanut Polka, The Westminster Waltz, Elgar: Carissima, Haydn Wood: London Landmarks - The Horse Guards Whitehall, Duncan: Little Suite - March, Richardson: Beachcomber, Binge: Sailing By, Vinter: Portuguese Party, Finck: In the Shadows, Docker: Tabarinage, Ketelbey: Sanctuary of the Heart, C. Williams: Girls in Grey, White: The Runaway Rocking Horse and Curzon: Robin Hood - March of the Bowmen)
HYPERION CDA66968 (1997)

Carl Davis /Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Medley)
( + Curse of the Werewolf, The Prisoner and The Net - Love Theme).
NAXOS 8.557850 (2006)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Carriage and Pair)
( + Symphony No.5 - 1st movement, Walton: Façade - excerpts, Henry V - Touch Her Soft Lips and Part, Christopher Columbus - Gloria, B. Stevens: Mark of Cain, Symphony of Liberation - Resistance,. Searle: Symphony No.2 - 1st movement, Alwyn: Lyra Angelica - excerpt, Odd Man Out - Prelude, Bliss: Pastoral - The Pigeon, Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending and Leighton: Symphony No. 3 - excerpt)'
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6611 (2000)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 7008) (1994)

Ernest Tomlinson/RTE Concert Orchestra (Carriage and Pair)
( + Ellis: Coronation Scot, Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba, Jamaican Song, Toye: The Haunted Ballroom, Melachrino: Starlight Roof Waltz, Richardson: Beachcomber, Collins: Vanity Fair, Lubbock: Polka Dots, Docker: Tabarinage, Dexter: Siciliano, Warner: Scrub, Brother, Scrub, Gibbs: Dusk, Jacob: Cradle Song, Vinter: Portuguese Party, Arne/Tomlinson: Gavotte, White: Puffin' Billy and Elgar: Beau Brummel)
MARCO POLO 8.223522 (1993)

Charles Williams and His Concert Orchestra: (Carriage and Pair) (rec. 1950)
( + Sleeping Car to Trieste, Walton: The First of the Few, Henry V, Collins: Odette (Collins), Rózsa: Spellbound, Alwyn:Desert Victory, The Rake's Progress , Jacob: Esther Waters, Gray: A Matter of Life and Death, This Man is Mine and Vaughan Williams: Loves of Joanna Goddenr)
PEARL GEM CD0141 (2001)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB SH 384) (c. 1970)

Solemn Speech and Discussion for Strings, Op. 11 (1941)

Alun Francis/Northwest Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertino Lirico, Solemn Speech and Discussion, Youth Music and The Aftermath)
CPO 999221-2 (1994)

Trottie True:(film score): Suite (1949)

Werner Andreas Albert /Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + The Importance of Being Earnest, Curse of the Werewolf, The Night of Iguana, The Years Between and Footsteps in the Fog)
CPO 999809-2 (2002)
.

The Years Between: Lullaby (film score) (1946)

Werner Andreas Albert /Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + The Importance of Being Earnest, Curse of the Werewolf, The Night of Iguana,.Trottie True.and Footsteps in the Fog)
CPO 999809-2 (2002)

Youth Music for Strings, Op. 12 (1942)

Alun Francis/Northwest Chamber Orchestra
( + Sketches, Solemn Speech and Discussion, Concertino Liricoand The Aftermath)
CPO 999221-2 (1994)
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ELIZABETH LUTYENS
(1906-1983)

Born in London. She began her musical studies in Paris at the École Normale and went on to the Royal College of Music where Harold Darke was her composition teacher. She initially earned her living as a musical copyist and arranger but later progressed to writing scores for films and radio. She composed prolifically in various genres including, opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. Her larger scores for orchestra include a Viola Concerto, 6 Chamber Concertos and Symphonies for Piano and Orchestra.

Bagatelles for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 113 (1976)

Christopher Austin/Brunel Ensemble
( + O Saisons, O Chateaux, Williamson: Symphony No. 7, McCabe: Red Leaves,Saxton: Elijah's Violin and Birthday Piece)
SIGNUM UK 053 (2005)

Chamber Concerto No. 1, Op. 8 No. 1 (1939-40)

Roger Montgomery/Jane's Minstrels
( + Valley of Hatsu-Se, 6 Tempi for 10 Instruments, Isis and Osiris: Lament of Isis, Triolets I and II and Requiescat)
NMC NMCD 011 (1992)


En Voyage (Suite for Full Orchestra) (1944)

Simon Joly/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1980's)
( + Gibbs: Fancy Dress,Tate: London Fields Suite, Bantock: Russian Scenesand Coleridge-Taylor: excerpts from 4 Characteristic Waltzes and Valse-Suite)
LYRITA SRCD.214 (2007)


The Skull (film score) (1965) (arr. B. Northcott)

Jac Van Steen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Love from a Stranger, .Gerhard: This Sporting Life. and R.R. Bennett: The Return of the Soldier)
NMC NMCD 073 (2004)



Triolets I and II, Op. 160a and b ((1982-3)

Roger Montgomery/Jane's Minstrels
( + Valley of Hatsu-Se, 6 Tempi for 10 Instruments, Isis and Osiris: Lament of Isis, Chamber Concerto No. 1 and Requiescat)
NMC NMCD 011 (1992)


GRACE WILLIAMS
(1906-1977)

Born in Barry, Glamorganshire, Wales. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gordon Jacob. She had further lessons in Vienna with Egon Wellesz. Her employment included school teaching and writing for the BBC. She destroyed most of her early works. She wrote 2 Symphonis, a Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra as well as Concertos for Violin and Trumpet.

See BSCD for: Symphony No. 2.
See BCCD for:
Trumpet Concerto.

Ballads for Orchestra (1968)

Vernon Handley/BBC Welsh Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Fairest of Stars)
LYRITA SRCD.327 (1996)
(original LP release: BBC RECORDS REGL381) (1980)

Carillons for Oboe and Orchestra (1965, rev. 1973)

Sir Charles Groves/Anthony Camden (oboe)London Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes, Penillion, Trumpet Concerto and Sea Sketches)
LYRITA SRCD.323 (1995)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3006) (1974)

Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes (1940)

Sir Charles Groves/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Carillons, Penillion, Trumpet Concerto and Sea Sketches)
LYRITA SRCD.323 (1995)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3006) (1974)

Andrew Penny/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Walford Davies: Solemn Melody, Walters: Primavera Overture, A Gwent Suite, T. Roberts: Pastorale, Hoddinott: Folksong Suite, Burtch: Aladdin Overture and Mathias:Serenade)
MARCO POLO 8. 225048 (1999)

Mansel Thomas/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Holst: St. Paul's Suite)
DECCA LX 3025 (LP) (1950)


Penillion for Orchestra (1955)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal PhilharmonicOrchestra
( + Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes, Carillons, Trumpet Concerto and Sea Sketches)
LYRITA SRCD.323 (1995)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2739) (1972)


Sea Sketches for String Orchestra (1944)

David Atherton/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes, Carillons, Penillion and Trumpet Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.323 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6468) (1970)

Roy Goodman/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + Walton: Sonata for Strings. Henry V – Death of Falstaff and Touch Her Sweet Lips and Part, Warlock: Serenade and Walters: Divertimento)
CBC SM 5227 (2003)


DAME ELIZABETH MACONCHY
(1907-1994)

Born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Wood, Ralph Vaughan Williams and C.H. Kitson and had further training with Karel Jirák at the Prague Conservatory. She was able to devote herself almost solely to composing but was very active with professional composers associations such as the Composers Guild of Great Britain and the Society for the Promotion of New Music. She wrote a Symphony for Double String Orchestra, Symphony for full orchestra, a Sinfonietta and a Little Symphony. Other major works for orchestra are 2 Concertos for Piano and a Viola Concerto.

See BSCD for: Symphony for Double String Orchestra.
See BCCD for: Clarinet Concertinos Nos. 1 and 2, Romance for Viola and Orchestra, Epyllion for Cello and Strings.

 

The Land, Suite (1929)

Odaline de la Martinez/Clelia Iruzun (piano)/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony for Double String Orchestra, Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra and Music for Wind and Brass)
LORELT LNT133 (2011)

Proud Thames Overture (1952)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Music for Strings, Serenata Concertante and Symphony for Double String Orchestra)
LYRITA SRCD.288 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.57) (1972)


Music for Strings (1983)

Barry Wordsworth/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. c. 1983)
( + Proud Thames Overture, Serenata Concertante and Symphony for Double String Orchestra)
LYRITA SRCD.288 (2007)

Music for Wind and Brass (1966)

Odaline de la Martinez/Clelia Iruzun (piano)/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony for Double String Orchestra, Concertino for Piano and The Land )
LORELT LNT133 (2011)



Serenata Concertante for Violin and Orchestra (1962)

Vernon Handley/Manoug Parikian (violin)/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Music for Strings, Proud Thames Overture and Symphony for Double String Orchestra)
LYRITA SRCD.288 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.116) (1982)


HOWARD FERGUSON
(1908-1999)

Born in Belfast. He studied at the Royal College of Music where his teachers were Harold Samuel (piano), Malcolm Sargent (conducting) and R.O. Morris (composition). He later taught at the Royal Academy of Music while and pursued parallel careers as musicologist, pianist and composer. His compositional output was not vast and he is probably best-known for his two large scale choral works, "Amore Langueo" and "Dream of the Rood." His few other orchestral works include a Partita and 4 Diversions on Ulster Airs.

See BCCD for: Piano Concerto.

Overture for an Occasion, Op. 16 (1952-3)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Partita, The Dream of the Rood and 2 Ballads)
CHANDOS CHAN 9082 (1992)

Partita, Op. 5a (1935-6)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Overture for an Occasion, The Dream of the Rood and 2 Ballads)
CHANDOS CHAN 9082 (1992)

 

BRIAN EASDALE
(1909-1995)

Born in Manchester. He studied at the Westminster Abbey Choir School and the Royal College of Music where his teachers included Gordon Jacob and Cecil Armstrong Gibbs. He composed several operas, incidental music, chamber music as well as the film scores that made his fame. He also wrote orchestral music including a Piano Concerto and several shorter works such as Tone Poem and Five Pieces For Orchestra. His score for "The Red Shoes" was the first score by a British composer to win an Academy Award.

Adventure On!: Suite

Rumon Gamba/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Red Shoes, Kew Gardens: Suite, The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus: Suite: Suite and Gone to Earth: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10636 (2011)

The Battle of the River Plate: Prelude and March

Rumon Gamba/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Red Shoes, Kew Gardens: Suite, Black Narcissus: Suite, Adventure On!: Suite and Gone to Earth: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10636 (2011)


Black Narcissus: Suite

Rumon Gamba/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Red Shoes, Kew Gardens: Suite, The Red Shoes, Adventure On!: Suite and Gone to Earth: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10636 (2011)


Gone to Earth: Suite

Rumon Gamba/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Red Shoes, Kew Gardens: Suite, The Red Shoes, Adventure On!: Suite and Black Narcissus: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10636 (2011)


Kew Gardens: Suite

Rumon Gamba/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus: Suite, The Red Shoes, Adventure On!: Suite and Gone to Earth: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10636 (2011)

The Red Shoes (film score) (1948)

Kenneth Alwyn/Philharmonia Orchestra (Ballet of the Red Shoes)
( + Bliss: Conquest of the Air, Vaughan Williams: Coastal Command and Schurmann: Attack and Celebration)
SILVA SCREEN FILMCD 072 (1990)

Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (complete) (rec. 1948)
SOUNDTRACK FACTORY SFCD 33540 (2000)

Rumon Gamba/BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Ballet of the Red Shoes)
( + The Battle of the River Plate: Prelude and March, Kew Gardens: Suite, Black Narcissus: Suite, Adventure On!: Suite and Gone to Earth: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10636 (2011)

Vladimir Golschmann/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (Ballet of the Red Shoes)
(included in collection "Great Movie Ballets and Dances")
CBS MDK 45746 (1990)
(original US LP release: COLUMBIA MS- 6028) (1958)

Muir Mathieson/Philharmonia Orchestra (Prelude and Ballet of the Red Shoes) (rec. 1948)
( + Vaughan Williams: Scott of the Antactic, Bax: Oliver Twist, Ireland: The Overlanders, Bliss: Men of Two Worlds - Baraza, Berners: Nicholas Nickleby and C. Williams: While I Live - The Dream of Olwyn)
PEARL GEM CD0100 (2000)
(original US LP release: COLUMBIA ML-2083) (1949)


ROBIN ORR
(1909-2006)

Born in Brechin, Scotland. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Arthur Benjamin and at Cambridge with E.J. Dent. He also had further composition lessons in Siena with Alfredo Casella and Paris with Nadia Boulanger. He had distinguished teaching careers in teaching and administration in Cambridge, London and Glasgow. He 3 Symphonies and the a Sinfonietta Helvetica and several shorter orchestral works.

See BSCD for: Symphony (No. 1) in One Movement.

Italian Overture (1952)

Howard Griffiths:/ Northern Sinfonia
( + Rhapsody for Strings, From the Book of Philip Sparrow and Journeys and Places)
GUILD GMCD 7196 (2000)

Rhapsody for Strings (1956)

Howard Griffiths:/ Northern Sinfonia
( + Italian Overture, From the Book of Philip Sparrow and Journeys and Places)
GUILD GMCD 7196 (2000)

 

GILBERT VINTER
(1909-1969)

Born in Lincoln. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and later taught at this school. He worked as a conducter and bassoonist and made his name in the BBC Wireless Band and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. During World War II he conducted the Royal Air Force Central Band and afterwards rejoined the BBC as staff conductor and led the well-known BBC Midlands Light Orchestra for many years. He composed numerous works for brass band, the cantata "The Trumpets and also a ballet, an opera, Saxophone Concerto, Christmas Sinfonietta and other works for orchestra.

See BCSD for: Symphony of Marches.

Entertainments for String Orchestra

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Elgar: Sospiri, Warlock/P. Lane: Four Folksong Preludes, Fox: Countryside Suite, Marshall: Elegy, Scott: 1st Suite for Strings and Walters: Sinfonia Breve)
WHITELINE CDWHL 2139 (2003)


Hunter’s Moon for Horn and Orchestra (1942)

Nicholas Braithwaite/David Pyatt (horn)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1994)
( + Jacob: Horn Concerto, Arnold: Horn Concerto No. 2, Bowen: Horn Concerto and Gipps: Horn Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.316 (2007)

Vilem Tausky/Dennis Brain (horn)/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Jacob: Sextet for Piano and Winds, Beethoven: Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn and Hindemith: Horn Sonata)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL4164-2 (2005)

 

James Cook - Circumnivigator for Brass Band (1969)

Roy Newsome/Black Dyke Mills Band
( + Fletcher: Epic Symphony, Rubbra: Variations on "The Shining River", Ball: Sinfonietta and Elgar: Severn Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 4508 (1992)
(original LP release: RCA LSA 3213) (1976)

 

John O`Gaunt (Tone Poem for Brass Band) (1968)

Peter Parkes/Black Dyke Mills Band
( + Simpson: Volcano, P. Huber: Symphonic Music, M. Calvert: Introduction, Elegy and Caprice and Gregson: Connotations for Brass Band}
CHANDOS BRASS BAND SERIES 4522 (1994)
(original LP release: CHANDOS BBR 1004) (1980)

Peter Parkes/Williams-Fairey Engineering Band
( + Triumphal Rhapsody, Symphony of Marches, Portuguese Party, Simon Called Peter, Taproom Ballade, Variations On A Ninth and Raff/Vinter: Cavatina)
POLYPHONIC REPRODUCTIONS QPRL 068 D (1994)


The Playful Pachyderm

Ronald Corp/Lawrence Perkins (bassoon)/New London Orchestra
( + Elgar: Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Vaughan Williams: 4 Studies in English Folk-Song and arrangements for bassoon and orchestra of works by , Ravel, Vinter, Fauré, Gounod, Fucik, Ganglberger, Senaille, Godfrey, Hume, Ashlyn and traditional melodies)
HYPERION CDA67453 (2004)

Portuguese Party

Ronald Corp/New London Light Opera Chorus/New London Orchestra
( + Coates: London Suite - Knightsbridge March, Fletcher: Bal Masqué, Bucalossi: The Grasshopper's Dance, A. Wood: Barwick Green, Hartley: Rouge et Noir Waltz, Farnon: Peanut Polka, The Westminster Waltz, Frankel: Carriage and Pair, Haydn Wood: London Landmarks - The Horse Guards Whitehall, Duncan: Little Suite - March, Richardson: Beachcomber, Binge: Sailing By, Elgar: Carissima, Finck: In the Shadows, Docker: Tabarinage, Ketelbey: Sanctuary of the Heart, C. Williams: Girls in Grey, White: The Runaway Rocking Horse and Curzon: Robin Hood - March of the Bowmen)
HYPERION CDA66968 (1997)

Peter Parkes/Williams-Fairey Engineering Band
( + Triumphal Rhapsody, John O'Gaunt, Symmphony of Marches, Simon Called Peter, Taproom Ballade, Variations On A Ninth and Raff/Vinter: Cavatina)
POLYPHONIC REPRODUCTIONS QPRL 068 D (1994)

Ernest Tomlinson/RTE Concert Orchestra
( + Ellis: Coronation Scot, Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba, Jamaican Song, Toye: The Haunted Ballroom, Melachrino: Starlight Roof Waltz, Richardson: Beachcomber, Collins: Vanity Fair, Lubbock: Polka Dots, Docker: Tabarinage, Dexter: Siciliano, Warner: Scrub, Brother, Scrub, Gibbs: Dusk, Jacob: Cradle Song, Elgar: Beau Brummel, Arne/Tomlinson: Gavotte, White: Puffin' Billy and Frankel: Carriage and Pair)
MARCO POLO 8.223522 (1993)

George Weldon/Pro Arte Orchestra
( + Haydn Wood: Joyousness, Paris Suite - Montmartre, Collins: Vanity Fair, Coates: Dam Busters March, Wood Nymphs, Springtime Suite - Dance in the Twilight, Impression of a Princess, Curzon: Punchinello, Boulevardier, Binge: Watermill, Miss Melanie, Tomlinson: Little Serenade, Bayco: Elizabethan Serenade, Langford: Waltz For Strings, Bayco: Elizabethan Masque, Dexter: Siciliano, Osborne: Lullaby For Penelope, Farnon: Portrait Of A Flirt, Hartley: Rouge Et Noir, Duncan: Little Suite - March, Docker: Tabarinage and Hope: The Ring Of Kerry - Jaunting Car)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 66537 2 (1997)
(original LP release: HMV CSD 1503 (1963)

 

Simon Called Peter for Brass Band (1963)

Peter Parkes/Williams-Fairey Engineering Band
( + Triumphal Rhapsody, John O'Gaunt, Portuguese Party, Symphony of Marches, Taproom Ballade, Variations On A Ninth and Raff/Vinter: Cavatina)
POLYPHONIC REPRODUCTIONS QPRL 068 D (1994)

 

Song-Dance Suite (c. 1965)

Heinz Hotter/Orchestra Raphaele (rec. 1968)
( + April Shower, March Winds, Mayflowers, Tenderfoot, A. Abbott:: London Fragments, Arnold: Solitaire - Sarabande, Docker: Commemoration March, Dring: Danza Gaya, Dyer: Marche Vive, Fanshawe: Fanfare to Planet Earth,Millennium March P.Hope: Irish Legends, Petit Point, Playful Scherzo, Ring of Kerry Suite,
Josephs: Aeolian Dances, Ecossaise, March Glorious, B. Kelly: Comedy Film, Dance Suite, A. Langford: Petite Promenade, D. Lyon: Dance Prelude, M. Saunders: Badinage, Kanikani, Tomlinson: Cantilena,Lonely Journey, J.O.TURNER: Countryside and Passepied Des Enfants)
ASV WHITE LINE CDWLZ 250 (2 CDs) (2001)

 

Symphony of Marches for Brass Band (1963)

Peter Parkes/Williams-Fairey Engineering Band
( + Triumphal Rhapsody, John O'Gaunt, Portuguese Party, Simon Called Peter, Taproom Ballade, Variations On A Ninth and Raff/Vinter: Cavatina)
POLYPHONIC REPRODUCTIONS QPRL 068 D (1994)

 

Triumphant Rhapsody for Brass Band (1965)

John Gregson/London Collegiate Brass
( + Cruft: Essay on a Phrase, Gerhard: Sardana, Gregson: Intrada, Hazell: 3 Cats and Patterson: Cataclysm)
BEDIVERE BVUK 001 (LP) (1982)

Peter Parkes/Williams-Fairey Engineering Band
( + Symphony of Marches, John O'Gaunt, Portuguese Party, Simon Called Peter, Taproom Ballade, Variations On A Ninth and Raff/Vinter: Cavatina)
POLYPHONIC REPRODUCTIONS QPRL 068 D (1994)

 

Variations On A Ninth for Brass Band (1964)

Peter Parkes/Williams-Fairey Engineering Band
( + Triumphal Rhapsody, John O'Gaunt, Portuguese Party, Simon Called Peter, Taproom Ballade, Symphony of Marches and Raff/Vinter: Cavatina)
POLYPHONIC REPRODUCTIONS QPRL 068 D (1994)

 

Waltzing with Sullivan

Paul Murphy/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Sea Songs, Phillips: Dance Revels, Mayerl: Marigold, Richardson: Holiday Spirit, Spiegl: BBC Radio 4 Theme, Slaney: Top Dog, Joyce: A Thousand Kisses , W. Phillips: Parisian Mode, C.Watters: Willow Waltz, J. Malcolm: Non-Stop, Melachrino: Winter Sunshine, Hill-Bowen: Paris Promenade, Bath: Out of the Blue, A. Hope: Barnacle Bill, Safroni: Imperial Echoes, A. Langford: A Little French Suite - Galop and Dankworth: Widespread World)
NAXOS 8.570332 (2007)

 

Serenade For A Veiled Lady

Robert Farnon/BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
( + Walton: Orb and Sceptre, Arnold: 4 Cornish Dances, Duncan : The Girl from Corsica, Reilly, T : Serenade for Unaccompanied Harmonica, Coates: Dam Busters March, Farnon, R : Colditz March, Sounds Familiar, Westminster Waltz, R.R. Bennett: Murder on the Orient Express, Docker, R : Valse Moderne and Binge: Elizabethan Serenade)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9115 (1995)

 

RONALD BINGE
(1910-1979)

Born in Derby. He had some piano lessons but was basically self-taught, getting most of his early experience on the job accompanying silent movies. He became one of the leading composers, conductors and arrangers of light orchestral music and worked for many years with Mantovani. The Saturday Symphony was his only large-scale work but his Saxophone Concerto, Scottish Rhapsody and Elizabethan Serenade are more ambitious examples of his usual type of piece.

See BSCD for: Saturday Symphony.
See BCCD for: Alto Saxophone Concerto.


Dance of the Snowflakes (c. 1956)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, T The Whispering Valley, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)

Elizabethan Serenade (1952)

Ronald Corp/New London Orchestra
( + The Watermill, Ketèlby: Bells Across the Meadows, C. Williams: The Devil's Galop, The Old Clockmaker, Coates: Calling All Workers, Toye: The Haunted Ballroom - Waltz, Collins: Vanity Fair, Farnon: Jumping Bean, Baynes: Destiny, Curzon: The Boulevardier, Lutz: Pas de Quatre, Gibbs: Dusk, White: Puffin' Billy, Joyce: Dreaming, Ellis: Coronation Scot and Ancliffe: Nights of Gladness)
HYPERION CDA66868 (1996)

Robert Farnon/BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
( + Walton: Orb and Sceptre, Arnold: 4 Cornish Dances, Duncan : The Girl from Corsica, Reilly, T : Serenade for Unaccompanied Harmonica, Vinter : Serenade for a Veiled Lady, Farnon, R : Colditz March, Sounds Familiar, Westminster Waltz, R.R. Bennett: Murder on the Orient Express, Docker, R : Valse Moderne and Coates: Dam Busters March)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9115 (1995)

Charles Gerhardt/National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Watermill, Sailing By, Miss Melanie, Saturday Symphony, Alto Saxophone Concerto, Scottish Rhapsody + Popular Tunes)
ASV WHITELINE CDWLZ 225 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original UK LP release: RCA GL 25006) (1976)

Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Sailing Away, Coates: By the Sleepy Lagoon, The Dam Busters, London Suite - Covent Garden and Knightsbridge, Ancliffe: Nights of Gladness, A. Wood: Barwick Green, Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba, Bucalossi: The Grasshopper's Dance, Collins: Vanity Fair, Duncan: Little Suite - March, White: Puffin' Billy, Farnon: Jumping Bean, The Westminster Waltz, Goodwin: 633 Squadron, Haydn Wood: London Landmarks - The Horse Guards, Whitehall, Hope: Mexican Hat Dance. Tomlinson: Silverthorn Suite - Concert Jig and Ellis Coronation Scot)
CLASSIC FM 75605 57003-2 (1998)

Reginald Kilbey/Studio Two Symphony Orchestra
( + The Watermill, Miss Melanie, Haydn: Wood: Joyousness, Paris Suite - Montmartre, Collins: Vanity Fair, Coates: Dam Busters March, Wood Nymphs, Springtime Suite - Dance in the Twilight, Impression of a Princess, Curzon: Punchinello, Boulevardier, Tomlinson: Little Serenade, Bayco: Elizabethan Masque, Langford: Waltz For Strings, Bayco: Elizabethan Masque, Vinter: Portuguese Party, Dexter: Siciliano, Osborne: Lullaby For Penelope, Farnon: Portrait Of A Flirt, Hartley: Rouge Et Noir, Duncan: Little Suite - March, Docker: Tabarinage and Hope: The Ring Of Kerry - Jaunting Car)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 66537 2 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO 2 TWO 334) (1971)

Vilem Tausky/London Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection "More Music You Have Loved")
ORCHID ORCD 11042 (1994)
( original release: PICKWICK PDA 036 (2 LPs) (1978)

Patrick Thomas/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + The Watermill, German: Nell Gwynn - Dances, Elgar: Dream Children, Rowley: Christmas Suite, Binge: Elizabethan Serenade, Coates: Dam Busters March,The Man From the Sea, Kètelbey: In a Monastery Garden, Sanctuary of the Heart, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Goodwin: Plymouth Hoe March, Burgon: Brideshead Revisited - Theme and Variation III and Arnold: Little Suite No. 1 - March)
ABC CLASSICS 476 260-0 (2004)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)

Christopher Warren-Green/United Kingdom Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Parry: Jerusalem, Elgar: Enigma Variations - Nimrod + music by Albinoni, Pachelbel, Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, Mozart, Boccherini, Beethove, Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák and Anonymous)
MCI 84 (1998)
(original CD release: TELSTAR TCD 2270) (1986)


Faire Frou-Frou (c. 1957)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


High Stepper (c. 1956)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


Las Castañuelas (c. 1950?)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


Madrugado (1947)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie. Las Castañuelas, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


Miss Melanie (c. 1950)

Ronald Corp/New London Light Opera Chorus/New London Orchestra
( + Ketèlby:: In a Persian Market, Coates: Music Everywhere, Haydn Wood: Paris Suite - Montmartre, Richardson: Melody on the Move, Stachey: In Party Mood, Theatreland, Duncan: The Girl from Corsica, Monckton: Soldiers in the Park, Godin: Valse Septembre, Caryll: Pink Lady Waltz, Farnon: Portrait of a Flirt, Dexter: Siciliano, Joyce: Songe d'Automne, Ellis: Alpine Pastures, Tomlinson: Little Serenade, George Melachrino: Woodland Revels, Tolchard: Lady of Spain, Ancliffe: Smiles then Kisses and Torch: On a Spring Note)
HYPERION CDA67148 (2000)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)

George Weldon/Pro Arte Orchestra
( + The Watermill, Haydn: Wood: Joyousness, Paris Suite - Montmartre, Collins: Vanity Fair, Coates: Dam Busters March, Wood Nymphs, Springtime Suite - Dance in the Twilight, Impression of a Princess, Curzon: Punchinello, Boulevardier, Tomlinson: Little Serenade, Bayco: Elizabethan Masque, Langford: Waltz For Strings, Bayco: Elizabethan Masque, Vinter: Portuguese Party, Dexter: Siciliano, Osborne: Lullaby For Penelope, Farnon: Portrait Of A Flirt, Hartley: Rouge Et Noir, Duncan: Little Suite - March, Docker: Tabarinage and Hope: The Ring Of Kerry - Jaunting Car)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 66537 2 (1997)
(original LP release: HMV CSD 1503 (1963)

The Red Sombrero (c. 1948)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


Sailing By (1950's)

Ronald Corp/New London Light Opera Chorus/New London Orchestra
( + Coates: London Suite - Knightsbridge March, Fletcher: Bal Masqué, Bucalossi: The Grasshopper's Dance, A. Wood: Barwick Green, Hartley: Rouge et Noir Waltz, Farnon: Peanut Polka, The Westminster Waltz, Frankel: Carriage and Pair, Haydn Wood: London Landmarks - The Horse Guards Whitehall, Duncan: Little Suite - March, Richardson: Beachcomber, Elgar: Carissima, Vinter: Portuguese Party, Finck: In the Shadows, Docker: Tabarinage, Ketelbey: Sanctuary of the Heart, C. Williams: Girls in Grey, White: The Runaway Rocking Horse and Curzon: Robin Hood - March of the Bowmen)
HYPERION CDA66968 (1997)

Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Serenade, Coates: By the Sleepy Lagoon, The Dam Busters, London Suite - Covent Garden and Knightsbridge, Ancliffe: Nights of Gladness, A. Wood: Barwick Green, Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba, Bucalossi: The Grasshopper's Dance, Collins: Vanity Fair, Duncan: Little Suite - March, White: Puffin' Billy, Farnon: Jumping Bean, The Westminster Waltz, Goodwin: 633 Squadron, Haydn Wood: London Landmarks - The Horse Guards, Whitehall, Hope: Mexican Hat Dance. Tomlinson: Silverthorn Suite - Concert Jig and Ellis Coronation Scot)
CLASSIC FM 75605 57003-2 (1998)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


Scherzo for Orchestra (1951)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


Scottish Rhapsody (c. 1965)

Heinz Hotter/Orchestra Raphaele
( + Elizabethan Serenade, The Watermill, Miss Melanie, Saturday Symphony, Alto Saxophone Concerto, Sailing By+ Popular Tunes)
ASV WHITELINE CDWLZ 225 (2 CDs) (2000)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


String Song (1955)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


Trade Winds (1949)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, Venetian Carnival, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)


Venetian Carnival (1957)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, Sailing By, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)

The Watermill (1958)

Ronald Corp/New London Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Serenade, Ketèlby: Bells Across the Meadows, C. Williams: The Devil's Galop, The Old Clockmaker, Coates: Calling All Workers, Toye: The Haunted Ballroom - Waltz, Collins: Vanity Fair, Farnon: Jumping Bean, Baynes: Destiny, Curzon: The Boulevardier, Lutz: Pas de Quatre, Gibbs: Dusk, White: Puffin' Billy, Joyce: Dreaming, Ellis: Coronation Scot and Ancliffe: Nights of Gladness)
HYPERION CDA66868 (1996)

Sir Vivian Dunn/Light Music Society Orchestra
( + Miss Melanie, Elizabethan Serenade, Haydn: Wood: Joyousness, Paris Suite - Montmartre, Collins: Vanity Fair, Coates: Dam Busters March, Wood Nymphs, Springtime Suite - Dance in the Twilight, Impression of a Princess, Curzon: Punchinello, Boulevardier, Tomlinson: Little Serenade, Bayco: Elizabethan Masque, Langford: Waltz For Strings, Bayco: Elizabethan Masque, Vinter: Portuguese Party, Dexter: Siciliano, Osborne: Lullaby For Penelope, Farnon: Portrait Of A Flirt, Hartley: Rouge Et Noir, Duncan: Little Suite - March, Docker: Tabarinage and Hope: The Ring Of Kerry - Jaunting Car)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 66537 2 (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA STUDIO 2 TWO 297) (1970)

Patrick Thomas/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Serenade,.German: Nell Gwynn - Dances, Elgar: Dream Children, Rowley: Christmas Suite, Binge: Elizabethan Serenade, Coates: Dam Busters March,The Man From the Sea, Kètelbey: In a Monastery Garden, Sanctuary of the Heart, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Goodwin: Plymouth Hoe March, Burgon: Brideshead Revisited - Theme and Variation III and Arnold: Little Suite No. 1 - March)
ABC CLASSICS 476 260-0 (2004)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes, The Whispering Valley and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)

Barry Wordsworth/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hope : Mexican Hat Dance, Ancliffe : Nights Of Gladness, Joyce: Dreaming, Lutz: Pas de Quatre Faust, Bucalossi: The Grasshopper's Dance, Curzon: The Boulevardier, Toye: Haunted Ballroom, Tomlinson: Concert Jig, Harty: Londonderry Airl, C. Williams: The Old Clockmaker, Gibbs: Dusk, Farnon: Jumping Bean, Baynes: Destiny, Ketèlbey: Bell Across the Meadows and Coates: London Suite -Covent Garden)
WARNER CLASSICS 256462020-2 (2005)


The Whispering Valley (Prelude) (c. 1951)

Ernest Tomlinson/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance of the Snowflakes, Elizabethan Serenade, Scottish Rhapsody, Miss Melanie, Las Castañuelas, Madrugado, The Red Sombrero, Trade Winds, Faire Frou-Frou, String Song, The Watermill, High Stepper, Scherzo, The Dance of Snowflakes and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
MARCO POLO 8.223515 (1994)

 

 

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

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Callaway, Frank and David Tunley (eds). Australian Composition
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Hindmarsh, Paul. Frank Bridge: A Thematic Catalogue. London: Faber & Faber, 1984.

Holst, Imogen. A Thematic Catalogue of Gustav Holst’s Music. London: Faber Music Ltd., 1974.

Howes, Frank. The English Musical Renaissance. New York:
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Hughes, Meiron and Robert Stradling. The English Musical
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(2) RECORD CATALOGS

Gramophone Classical Record Catalogue (retitled: Gramophone
Classical Catalogue
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Gramophone Compact Disc Catalogue (1983-1990)

Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog (retitled: Schwann 1 –
Record and Tape Guide
and Schwann Opus) (1949-2001)

 

(3) WEBSITES

GOVERNMENTAL AND ACADEMIC SITES

Australian Music Centre http://www.amcoz.com.au

British Library Sound Archive http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/nsa.html

British Music Information Service http://www.bmic.co.uk/collection/searchform.asp

Canadian Music Centre http://www.musiccentre.ca/home.cfm

Contemporary Music Centre Ireland http://www.cmc.ie/composers/index.cfm

Library and Archives Canada http:www.colectionscanada.gc.ca

Music Australia http://musicaustralia.org/apps/MA

New York Public Library Research Catalog http://catnyp.nypl.org/

Scottish Music Centre http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com

Welsh Music Information Centre http://www.wmic.org

 

COMMERCIAL SITES

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MDT http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/pages/home/default.asp

MusicWeb International http://www.musicweb-international.com

Naxos Records http://www.naxos.com

 

COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR SITES

Many contemporary composers have their own websites and others can be found on the websites of their publishers. There are also websites for earlier composers and conductors that are maintained by societies that promote their music and recordings. These can be found by typing the composer's name into any search engine.



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