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BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH SYMPHONIES
FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT


A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman

Page 1

 

Discography Listing: Index ~~ Page 1 ~~ Page 2

SAMUEL WESLEY
(1766-1837)

Born in Bristol, he was the nephew of the founder of Methodism. A child prodigy, he was taught the organ and began to compose at the age of 8. He composed prolifically and his output included sacred works as well as works for orchestra, chamber groups and solo organ and other keyboard instruments. His 4 early Symphonies date from his teenage years (1781-4). He also wrote multiple Concertos for Organ, Harpsichord and Violin.

Symphony in B flat major (1802)

Mathias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Symphonies: in D major "Sinfonia Obligato," A major, D major and E flat major)
CHANDOS CHAN 9823 (2000)

Hilary Davan Wetton/Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphonies: in A major, D major and E flat major)
UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9098 (1991)

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WILLIAM CROTCH
(1775-1847)

Born in Norwich. He was a child prodigy whose first public appearance was at the age of three and a half. His musical education was at Oxford where he was later appointed a professor and he also taught at the Royal Academy of Music. He was best known as an organist and pedagogue, but his compositions received many performances in his lifetime, especially his choral works. In addition to the Symphonies listed here, his mature orchestral output also includes 3 Organ Concertos.

Symphony in F major (1814)

Hilary Davan Wetton/Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony in E flat major, Organ Concerto No. 2 and Overture in G major)
UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9126 (1992)


Symphony in E Flat major (unfinished) (1817)

Hilary Davan Wetton/Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony in F major, Organ Concerto No. 2 and Overture in G major)
UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9126 (1992)

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PHILLIP CIPRIANI POTTER
(1792-1871)

Born in London. He studied with Joseph Atwood, Thomas Woellfl and William Crotch and became one of the first teachers at the Royal Academy of Music at its establishment in 1822. He composed at least 10 Symphonies whose dates and order are confusing. Symphony No. 1 (1819) is not extant and the remaining unrecorded numbered ones are: No. 2 in D major (1833), (No. 3) in B major (1834), No. 4 in D major (1834), No 5 in G minor (1833), No. 6 in C minor (1826) and (No. 9) in C minor. There is also a Symphony in E-flat (1846), 3 Piano Concertos and other orchestral works.
 
Symphony No. 7 in F major (1826)

Douglas Bostock/Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sterndale Bennett: Symphony in G minor)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 634 (2004) (The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 14)


Symphony No. 8 in E flat major (1828)

Hilary Davan Wetton/Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 10)
UNICORN DKP 9091 (1989)


Symphony No. 10 in G minor (1833)

Hilary Davan Wetton/Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
UNICORN DKP 9091 (1989)

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SIR GEORGE MACFARREN
(1813-1887)

Born in London. He studied with his father (also named) George Macfarren and with Charles Lucas (1808-1869, composed 3 Symphonies) and Cipriani Potter at the Royal Academy of Music where he became a professor and then Principal. He also taught at Cambridge. He wrote 9 Symphonies of which the following have not been recorded: No.1 in C major (1828), No. 2 in D minor (1829) No. 3 in E minor (1831), No. 5 in A minor (1833), No. 6 in B flat major (1836), No. 8 in D major (1845) and No. 9 in E minor (1874). He also composed a Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto and several concert overtures.

Symphony No. 4 in F minor (1833)

Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
CPO 999 443-2 (1998)


Symphony 7 in C sharp minor (1839-40)

Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
CPO 999 443-2 (1998)

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SIR WILLIAM STERNDALE BENNETT
(1816-1875)

Born in Sheffield. He studied with Charles Lucas, William Henry Holmes (1812-1885, composed a Symphony in B minor and several others) and William Crotch at the Royal Academy of Music and went to Germany in 1833 where he was championed by Mendelssohn and Schumann. He conducted and taught at Cambridge and the Royal Academy of which he became Principal. He wrote 5 Symphonies while still a student. The initial 4 early Symphonies are: No. 1 in E-flat (1832), No. 2 in D minor (1833), No. 3(1834) and No. 4 in A major (1834). He also wrote 5 Piano Concertos and several concert overtures.

Symphony (No. 5) in G Minor, WO 31 (1835)

Hilary Davan Wetton/Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 4 & Fantasy for piano { Malcolm Binns - (pno)})
UNICORN KANCHANA UKCD2032 (1999)
(original LP release: MILTON KEYNES MUSIC SERIES MKM 861) (1986)


Symphony in G minor op. 43 (1867)

Douglas Bostock/Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cipriani Potter: Symphony No. 7)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 634 (2004) (The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 14)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Overtures: Naiades, Woodnymphs, Parisina and May Queen)
LYRITA SRCD.206 (2007)

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ALICE MARY SMITH
(1839-1884)

Born in London. She studied with William Sterndale Bennett and George Macfarren at the Royal Academy of Music. She composed prolifically producing both large and small-scale works and had considerable fame in her day and is thought to be the first Englishwoman to write a symphony. In addition to the examples listed below she also wrote a Symphony in G major, a Clarinet Concerto and several other works for orchestra.
 
Symphony in C minor (1863)

Howard Shelley/London Mozart Players
( + Symphony in A minor and Andante for Clarinet & Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 10283 (2005)

Symphony in A minor (1876)

Howard Shelley/London Mozart Players
( + Symphony in C minor and Andante for Clarinet & Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 10283 (2005)

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN
(1842-1900)

Born in London. The son of a bandmaster, he studied with William Sterndale Bennett, Arthur O’Leary and John Goss at the Royal Academy and went to Leipzig for further study with Ignaz Moscheles, Julius Rietz and Ferdinand David. In addition to composing, he had great success as a conductor and was also a teacher and organist. He gained immortality for his operas written with W.S.Gilbert. His other orchestral works include a Cello Concerto, 6 concert overtures and several marches.
 
Symphony in E major "The Irish" (1866)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Cello Concerto {Julian Lloyd Webber - cello} & Overture di Ballo & Elgar: Romance)
EMI CDM 7 64726 2
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2435) (1969)

Richard Hickox/BBC Philharmonic
( + Suite from "The Tempest" & Overture in C "In Memoriam" )
CHANDOS CHAN 9859 (2000)

Owain Arwel Hughes/BBC Concert Orchestra
(+ Imperial March, Ballet "Victoria and Merrie
England" & Overture in C "In Memoriam")
CPO 999171-2  (1994)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pineapple Poll)
NAXOS 8.570351 (2007)

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SIR (CHARLES) HUBERT H. PARRY
(1848-1918)

Born in Bournemouth. He studied with Henry Hugo Pierson in Stuttgart and William Sterndale Bennett and George Macfarren at the Royal Academy of Music and became one of the leading composers of his time. At the Royal College of Music, together with Stanford, Parry taught a long list of prominent British composers. His musical catalogue is vast and is particularly dominated by choral works. Among his other major orchestral works are a Piano Concerto, Symphonic Variations and the symphonic poem, "From Death to Life." His setting of William Blake’s "Jerusalem" is practically a second national anthem.



Symphonies Nos. 1 – 5

Matthias Bamert/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations)
CHANDOS CHAN 9120 (3 CDs) (1994)


Symphony No. 1 in G major (1882)

William Boughton/English Symphony Orchestra
( + From Death to Life)
NIMBUS N15296 (1991)

Matthias Bamert/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concertstück)
CHANDOS CHAN 9062 (1992)


Symphony No. 2 in F major "The Cambridge" (1887)

Matthias Bamert/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations)
CHANDOS CHAN8961 (1991)

Andrew Penny/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations & Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy)
NAXOS 8.553469 (1996)


Symphony No. 3 in C major "The English" (1889)

Leopold Hager/Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concertstück + Havergal Brian: The Tigers Suite & John Foulds: St. Joan Suite, Pasquinade Symphonique No. 1 & Mirage)
FORLANE UCD 16724/25 (2 CDs)
(original LP release: FORLANE UM 3529/31 (3 LPs) (1982)

Matthias Bamert/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
CHANDOS CHAN 8996 (1990)


Symphony 4 in E minor (1889)

Matthias Bamert/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8996 (1990)
 
 
Symphony No. 5 in B minor "Symphonic Fantasia 1912"

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations, Elegy for Brahms & Blest Pair of Sirens)
EMI CDC 7 49022 2 (1987)
(original LP release of: EMI ASD 3725) (1979)

Matthias Bamert/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + From Death to Life & Elegy for Brahms)
CHANDOS CHAN 8955 (1991)

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SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD
(1852-1924)

Born in Dublin. After private studies with Arthur O’Leary and Robert P. Stewart as well as additional lessons at Cambridge, Stanford had further training in Germany by the eminent composers Carl Reinecke and Friedrich Kiel. He was one of the twin pillars of the Royal College of Music (along with Parry) responsible for the teaching of almost an entire generation of important British composers. Besides the cycle of Symphonies, Stanford’s major orchestral works include 3 Piano Concertos, a Violin Concerto, a Cello Concerto and 7 Irish Rhapsodies.
 
Symphonies Nos. 1-7

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
CHANDOS CHAN 9279 (4 CDs) (1994)


Symphony No. 1 in B flat major (1879)

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Irish Rhapsody 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9049 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/ Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto. {Robert Plane - clarinet})
NAXOS 8.570356 (2008)


Symphony 2 in D minor "Elegiac" (1880)

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto {Janet Hilton - clarinet})
CHANDOS CHAN 8991 (1991)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
NAXOS 8.570289 (2007)


Symphony 3 in F minor, Op. 28 "Irish" (1887)

Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Elgar: Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands)
EMI CDM 5 65129 2 DM5651292
(original LP release: EMI ASD 4221) (1982)

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Irish Rhapsody No. 5)
CHANDOS CHAN 8545 (1987)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
NAXOS 8.570355 (2008)


Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 31 (1889)

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Irish Rhapsody No. 6 {Lydia Mordkovitch - violin} & Prelude to "Oedipus Rex")
CHANDOS CHAN 8884 (1990)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
NAXOS 8.570285 (2007)


Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 56 "L’Allegro ed il Penseroso" (1895)

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra ley
( + Irish Rhapsody No. 4)
CHANDOS CHAN 8581 (1988)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.570289 (2007)


Symphony No. 6 in E flat major, Op. 94 (1905)

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Irish Rhapsody No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 8627 (1988)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NAXOS 8.570355 (2008)


Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 124 (1911)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
NAXOS 8.570285 (2007)

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Irish Rhapsody No. 3 {Raphael Wallfisch – cello} & Concert Piece {Gillian Weir – organ})
CHANDOS CHAN 8861 (1990)

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SIR FREDERIC HYMEN COWEN
(1852-1935)

Born in Kingston, Jamaica but came to England in early childhood. As a child prodigy he had instructions from Julius Benedict (1804-1885, composed 2 Symphonies) and John Goss. He completed his musical education in Germany with Ignaz Moscheles, Moritz Hauptmann and Carl Reinecke. He wrote 6 Symphonies (the first 2 are not extant) that had great popularity in their time. In addition to those listed below, they are: No. 1 in C minor (1869), No. 2 in F minor (1872), No, 4 in B flat minor "Welsh" (1884) and No. 5 in F major (1887). There is also a Sinfonietta in A major (1881), a Piano Concerto and other works for orchestra.
 
Symphony No. 3 in C minor "Scandinavian" (1880)

Adrian Leaper/Czechoslovak State Philharmonic (Košice)
( + The Butterfly’s Ball & Indian Rhapsody)
MARCO POLO 8.223273 (1990)


Symphony No. 6 in E major "The Idyllic" (1897)

Douglas Bostock/Århus Symphony Orchestra
( + Coleridge-Taylor: Symphony in A minor)
CLASSICO CLASS CD 84 (2006) (The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 15)

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SIR EDWARD ELGAR
(1857-1934)

Born in Broadheath, Worcestershire, Elgar was the son of a music shop owner and received only private musical instruction. Despite this he is arguably England's greatest composer some of whose orchestral music has traveled around the world more than any of his compatriots. In addition to the Symphonies, his Cello and Violin Concertos and Enigma Variations are his other orchestral masterpieces. His many other works for orchestra including the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Falstaff and Cockaigne Overture have been recorded numerous times. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.

Symphonies Nos. 1 – 3

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
LSO LIVE LSO 72 (3 CDs) (2005)


Symphony No.1 in A flat major Op.55 (1908)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
EXTON EXCL-00027 (2009)

Sir John Barbirolli/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, In the South Overture and Serenade for Strings)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968924-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 540) (1963)

Sir John Barbirolli /Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Introduction and Allegro)
BBC LEGENDS 4106 (2002)

Sir John Barbirolli /Hallé Orchestra
( + Enigma Variations, Introduction and Allegro, Elegy for Strings and Bavarian Dances)
DUTTON CDSJB 1017 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: PYE CCL 30102/3) (1957)

Daniel Barenboim/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cockaigne Overture and Romance {Martin Gatt – bassoon})
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 53510 (1994)
(original LP release: CBS 76247) (1974)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Brahms: Symphony No. 3)
ICA CLASSICS LEGACY ICAC5063 (2012)
(original release: CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS DMCD98 {2 CDs}) (1995)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1949)
( + In the South Overture)
TESTAMENT 1229 (2001)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 1052) (1953)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2. Introduction and Allegro, Serenade for Strings, Grania and Diarmid and In the South Overture)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 382 1512 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3330) (1977)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD221 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS39) (1968)

Martyn Brabbins/Flemish Radio Orchestra
( + The Kingdom: Prelude)
GLOSSA GCDSA 922204 (2007)

Julian Clayton/Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra
OLYMPIC OCD 278 (1995)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Elegy for Strings and Sospiri)
APEX 0927490212 (2003)
(original CD release: TELDEC 9031-73278-2) (1993)

Sir Andrew Davis/The Philharmonia
( + Symphony No. 2 and Froissart Overture)
SIGNUM SIGCD179 (2 CDs) (2010)

Sir Colin Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1985)
( + Introduction and Allegro and Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1)
RCA CD 74321 24217-2 (1996)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
LSO LIVE LSO 0017 (2002)

Sir Colin Davis/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Hector Berlioz: King Lear and Beatrice and Benedict Overtures)
HÄNSSLER PROFIL 5040 (2006)

Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + In the South Overture and song: "In the Moonlight")
HALLÉ 7500 (2003)

Sir Edward Elgar/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1930)
( + Falstaff)
EMI 567297-2 (2000)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB 139) (1970)

Sir Alexander Gibson/Scottish National Orchestra
RCA RED SEAL LRL1-5130. (LP) (1976)

Bernard Haitink/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5)
EMI FORTE 5697612 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 107794-1) (1984)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 – 5)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 75305 (1988)
(original LP release: CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 40331) (1980)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1984)
( + Sea Pictures)
LPO LPO 0046 (2010)

Sir Bernard Heinze/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Sospiri and Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 3)
ABC CLASSICS 476 4325 (2011)
(original release: ABC A07002-A07003 {2 non-commercial LPs} (c.1974)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Organ Sonata, Op. 28 {transcribed by Gordon Jacob})
CHANDOS CHSA5049 (2007)

George Hurst/BBC Philharmonic
( + Imperial March)
NAXOS 8.550634 (1994)

James Judd/Hallé Orchestra
(+ Introduction and Allegro, Serenade for Strings + works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, John Rutter, William Byrd and Henry Purcell)
CARLTON CLASSICS 6702799 (3 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CARLTON CLASSICS PCD 950) (1992)

James Loughran/Hallé Orchestra
( + Cockaigne Overture )
ASV QUICKSILVA QS 6082 (1993)
(original LP release: ASV ALHB 201) (1981)

Sir Charles Mackerras/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Sea Pictures {Della Jones - mezzo} and Cockaigne Overture )
DECCA ELOQUENCE 442 8277 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: ARGO 430 835-2) (1991)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + In the South Overture )
RETROSPECTIVE REVIVAL RETR0007 (2011)
(original release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1269-2) (1991)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 – 5, Empire March, Coronation March and Imperial March)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VERITAS CUV 561276-2 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7 90773-2) (1989)

Roger Norrington/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger)
HÄNSSLER CLASSIC 93000 (2000)

Tadaaki Otaka/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Introduction and Allegro)
BIS CD-727 (1995)

Tadaaki Otaka/SapporoSymphony Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings)
FONTEC FOCD9579 (2013)

André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Cockaigne Overture and Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 – 5)
PHILIPS DUO 454250 (2 CDs) (1996)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 612-2PH) (1987)

Sir John Pritchard/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1983)
( + In the South Overture )
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9121 (1996)

Constantin Silvestri/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Cockaigne Overture + works by Arnold, Britten, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Enescu)
BBC LEGENDS 4182 (2 CDs) (2006)

Giuseppe Sinopoli/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, In the South Overture and Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 4)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4531032 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4316 632) (1992)

Leonard Slatkin/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto {Pinchas Zuckerman - violin}, Cello Concerto {Janos Starker -cello}, Enigma Variations, In the South Overture, Cockaigne Overture, Froissart Overture, Salut d'Amour)
RCA RED SEAL 60389 (4 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release : RCA CD RD60380 ) (1991)

Sir Georg Solti/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + In the South Overture)
DECCA VIRTUOSO 4785158 (2013)
(original LP release): DECCA SXL6569) (1972)

Stephen Somary/Thüringen Philharmonie (Suhl)
( + Cockaigne Overture)
CLAVES CD 50-9813 (1996)

Jeffrey Tate/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Cockaigne Overture and Sospiri)
EMI GEMINI 5855122 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: EMI CDC7 54414-2) (1993)

Jeffrey Tate/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture)
ABC CLASSICS 476 8365 (2005)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, The Sanguine Fan and Froissart Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 241-21 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8451) (1986)

Bramwell Tovey/National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
( + Thea Musgrave: Horn Concerto {Michael Thompson – horn})
NATIONAL YOUTH ORCH OF SCOTLAND CD NYOS004 (1997)

Edo de Waart/Royal Flemish Philharmonic
( + The Dream of Gerontius)
PENTATONE PTC 5186472 (2 CDs) (2013)

David Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Orchstra
( + Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 2)
TELARC CD80310 (1992)


Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op.63 (1910)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
EXTON EXCL-00028 (2009)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, In the South Overture and Serenade for Strings)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968924-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 610/611 {2 LPs}) (1964)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1954)
( + Cockaigne Overture and Dream Children {1 only})
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 566399-2 (1997)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 1242) (1957)

Sir John Barbirolli/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 and Delius: Walk to the Paradise Garden and Purcell: A New Suite )
MUSIC and ARTS CD-251 (2 CDs) (1984)

Daniel Barenboim/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Cockaigne Overture, Serenade for Strings, Elegy for Strings and Romance {Martin Gatt - bassoon})
SONY ESSENTIALS SB2K89976 (2 CDs)
(original LP release: CBS 73094) (1973)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Dream of Gerontius: Prelude and Sospiri)
BEULAH 3PD15 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV TREASURY ED 29 0355-1) (1985)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
( + Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture & Venusberg Music)
ICA CLASSICS ICAC 5106 (2013)

Sir Adrian Boult/Scottish National Orchestra
WAVERLEY SLLP 1022 (LP) (1963)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Falstaff, Cockaigne Overture, Walton: Symphony No. 1, Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Peter Grimes-4 Sea Interludes and Passacaglia, Matinées Musicales and Soireés Musicales)
FIRST HAND RECORDS FHR06 (3 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: NIXA NCL16018/WESTMINSTER XWN 18373) (1957)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No.1. Introduction and Allegro, Serenade for Strings, Grania and Diarmid and In the South Overture)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 382 1512 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3266) (1976)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
LYRITA SRCD221 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS40) (1968)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + In the South Overture)
APEX 0927495862 (2003)
(original CD release: TELDEC 9031-74888-2) (1992)

Sir Andrew Davis/The Philharmonia
( + Symphony No. 1 and Froissart Overture)
SIGNUM SIGCD179 (2 CDs) (2010)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
LSO LIVE LSO 0018 (2002)

Sir Edward Downes/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
NAXOS 8 550635 (1994)

Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Introduction and Allegro)
HALLÉ CDHLL 7507 (2004)

Sir Edward Elgar/Royal Albert Hall Orchestra (rec. 1925)
( + Violin Concerto {abridged - Marie Hall - violin}, Cello Concerto {abridged - Beatrice Harrison - cello}, Enigma Variations, Cockaigne Overture, In the South Overture, The Sanguine Fan, The Wand of Youth - Suites 1 and 2, 3 Bavarian Dances, Carissima, Chanson de Nuit, Polonia, Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 4, Salut d'amour, etc.)
PEARL (PAVILION) CD GEMMCDS9951/5 (5 CDs) (1992)
(original LP release: PEARL GEM 116) (c. 1975)

Sir Edward Elgar/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1927)
( + Cello Concerto {Beatrice Harrison - cello})
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111260 (2007)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB SH 163) (1971)

Sir Alexander Gibson/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Crown of India Suite)
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6523 (1991)
(original LP release: RCA RL 25158) (1978)

Bernard Haitink/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5)
EMI FORTE 5697612 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original LP release: HMV EL 2701471-1) (1984)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP4544 (1988)
(original LP release: CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP40350) (1981)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
CHANDOS CHSA 5038 (2005)

Owain Arwel Hughes/National Youth Orchestra of Wales
( + Alun Hoddinott: Investiture Dances)
DIVINE ART 25045 (2006)

James Loughran/Hallé Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings)
ASV CDQS6087 (1993)
(original LP release: WEA K53594) (1979)

Sir Charles Mackerras/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.1, Sea Pictures {Della Jones - mezzo} and Cockaigne Overture )
DECCA ELOQUENCE 442 8277 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: ARGO 430 835-2) (1991

Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 – 5, Empire March, Coronation March and Imperial March)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VERITAS CUV 561276-2 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 91182-2) (1991)

Sakari Oramo/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sospiri and Elegy)
BIS SACD-1879 (2013)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Cockaigne Overture and Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 - 5)
PHILIPS DUO 454250 (2 CDs) (1996)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 442 152-2) (1985)

André Previn/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
(included in collection: "Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra-The Radio Recordings - Volume VI 1990-2000")
RCO LIVE RCO11004 (14 CDs) (2011)

Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BBC MM 280 (2007)

Leonard Slatkin/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto {Pinchas Zuckerman – violin}, Cello Concerto {Janos Starker – cello}, Enigma Variations, In the South Overture, Cockaigne Overture, Froissart Overture, Salut
d'Amour)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 60389 (4 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: RCA RED SEAL RD 60072) (1989)

Giuseppe Sinopoli/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, In the South Overture and Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 4)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4531032 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 423 085-2) (1989)

Sir Georg Solti/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Cockaigne Overture and In the South Overture)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 443856-2 (2 CDs) (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6723) (1975)

Evgeni Svetlanov/USSR State Symphony Orchestra (rec.1979)
( + Sea Pictures { Larisa Avdeyeva - mezzo})
SCRIBENDUM SC032 (2004)
(original UK LP release: HMV Concert Classics SXLP 30539) (1982)

Jeffrey Tate/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Cockaigne Overture and Sospiri)
EMI GEMINI 5855122 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: EMI CDC7 54192-2) (1991)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bryden Thomson
( + Symphony No. 1, The Sanguine Fan and Froissart Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 241-21 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8452) (1986)


Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 88 (elaborated by Anthony
Payne) (1933/1998)

Paul Daniel/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/
NAXOS 8.554719 (2000)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
NMC D053 (1998)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
LSO LIVE LSO 0019 (2002)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 and So Many True Princesses who Have Gone)
CHANDOS CHSA 5057 (2007)

Tadaaki Otaka/Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
( + Pomp and Circumstance March. No. 6)
SIGNUM SIGCD 118 (2008)

"The Black Knight," Symphony for Chorus and Orchestra (1892-3)

Sir Charles Groves/Liverpool Philharmonic Choir/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Spanish Serenade, The Snow, Fly, Singing Bird, Imperial march and Caractacus: Triumphal March)"
HMV CDC 7 47511 2 (1987)
(original LP release: HMV EL 27 0157-1) (1984)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Chorus/London Symphony Orchestra
(+ The Bavarian Highlands)
CHANDOS CHAN 9436 (1996)

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FREDERIC CLIFFE
(1857-1931)

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire. Studied with Arthur Sullivan, Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909, composer of 4 Symphonies), John Stainer and Frederick Taylor. He taught at both the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music and produced a Second Symphony in E minor in 1892 as well as a Violin Concerto.
 
Symphony No. 1 in C minor (1889)

Christopher Fifield/Malmö Opera Orchestra
( + Cloud and Sunshine)
STERLING CDS-1055-2 (2003)

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WILLIAM WALLACE
(1860-1940)

Born in Greenock, Scotland. Trained as a medical doctor, he entered the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 29 where he later became a teacher. In addition to the Symphony, his orchestral works include a series of 6 symphonic poems on literary and historical subjects, suites and overtures.
 
Creation Symphony in C sharp minor (1899)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Pelleas and Melisande Suite & Prelude to The Eumenides)
HYPERION CDA66987 (1997)

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SIR EDWARD GERMAN
(1862-1936)

Born in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Charles Steggal, Thomas Weist-Hill and Alfred Burnett. Better known for his music for the theater he is often considered Arthur Sullivan’s successor. His other major orchestral works include the suite "The Seasons," Theme and Six Diversions and the symphonic poem "Hamlet."
 
Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1887)

John Wilson/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + The Tempter Overture, Romeo and Juliet Prelude, Hamlet & The Willow Song)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7156 (2005)


Symphony No. 2 in A minor "The Norwich" (1893)

Geoffrey Heald-Smith/City of Hull Youth Orchestra
( + Gordon Jacob: Barber of Seville Goes to the Devil)
GOUGH 7 DAVY GD2001 (LP) (1977)

Andrew Penny/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Valse Gracieuse & Welsh Rhapsody)
MARCO POLO 8.223726 (1994)

John Wilson/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Symphonic Suite in D minor and March Rhapsody)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7202 (2008)

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GEORGE W. H. MARSHALL-HALL
(1862-1915)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Walter Parratt, Hubert Parry and Frederick Bridge. He settled in Melbourne, Australia in 1891 and spent most of the remainder of his life there as composer, conductor, teacher and administrator. He composed over 60 works but nothing else major for orchestra.
 
Symphony in C minor (1892)
(adagio sostenuto movement only)

Warren Bebbington/Queensland Theatre Orchestra (rec.1986)
( + Symphony in E flat major)
MOVE MD 3081 (1995)


Symphony in E Flat major (1903)

Warren Bebbington/Queensland Theatre Orchestra (rec.1986)
( + adagio sostenuto movement from Symphony in C minor)
MOVE MD 3081 (1995)

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ARTHUR SOMERVELL
(1863-1937)

Born in Windermere, Cumbria. After initial studies with Charles Stanford at Cambridge, he went to Berlin for training under Friedrich Kiel and Woldemar Bargiel. He then returned to England to finish his education at the Royal College of Music with Stamford and privately with Parry. He taught at this institution and later became Inspector of Music for England, Scotland and Wales. His musical output was substantial and covered most categories but he is best known for his songs. His other major orchestral woks are Highland Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1921), Violin Concerto (1930) and Normandy Variations for Piano and Orchestra.

Symphony in D major "Thalassa" (1912)

Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mackenzie: La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Holbrooke: Pantomime Suite)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9034CD (2012)



 
EUGÈNE D’ALBERT
(1865-1932)

Born in Glasgow. He studied at the National Training School in London with John Stainer, Arthur Sullivan and Ebenezer Prout. He went to Vienna for further study with Franz Liszt. He spent the rest of his life as a German opera composer who repudiated his British origins. Other major orchestral works include two Piano Concertos and a Cello Concerto.
 

Symphony in F major, Op. 4 (1886)

Hermann Bäumer/Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
( + Seejungfräulein)
CPO 777264-2 (2010)

Jun Märkl/MDR Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig
( + Tiefland: Symphonic Prelude)
NAXOS 8.572805 (2013)

Ronald Zollman/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto {Antonio Meneses– cello})
PAN CLASSICS 510 066 (1993)

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FREDERIC LAMOND
(1868-1948)

Born in Glasgow. All of his musical studies were in Germany and included instructions from Franz Liszt and Hans von Bűlow. He achieved great fame as a concert pianist and composed very few works.
 
Symphony in A major, Op.3 (1889)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Overture "From the Scottish Highlands" & Sword Dance + Eugène d’Albert: Esther Overture)
HYPERION CDA67387 (2004)

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SIR JOHN BLACKWOOD McEWEN
(1868-1948)

Born in Hawick, Scotland. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Frederick Corder, Tobias Matthay and Ebenezer Prout and later became that institution’s principal. He wrote 4 other Symphonies as well as other orchestral works including a Viola Concerto, 4 suites and 3 Border Ballads.
 
Symphony in c sharp minor "A Solway Symphony" (1911)

Cuthbert Whitemore/Aeolian Orchestra (rec. 1923)
( + Holbrooke: Bronwen (excerpts)
PEARL OPAL 808 (LP) (1982)

Alasdair Mitchell/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hills o’Heather & Where the Wild Thyme Blows)
CHANDOS CHAN 9345 (1995)

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SIR GRANVILLE BANTOCK
(1868-1946)

Born in London. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder. He was an enormously prolific composer whose orchestral output also included an early (incomplete) Symphony in C major (1884) and 6 large-scale tone poems. He also wrote 4 choral symphonies (unaccompanied) with the titles "Christus," "Atalanta in Calydon," "Vanity of Vanities" and "A Pageant of Human Life."
 
A Hebridean Symphony (Symphony No. 1) (1913)

Geoffrey Heald-Smith/City of Hull Youth Orchestra
( + Macbeth Overture)
GOUGH & DAVY GD2002 (1978)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Pagan Symphony)
INTAGLIO INCD 704-1 (1993) ▼

Adrian Leaper/Czechoslovak State Philharmonic (Košice)
( + Old English Suite & Russian Scenes)
NAXOS 8.555473
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223274) (1990)

Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Celtic Symphony, The Witch of Atlas & The Sea Reivers)
HYPERION CDA66450 (1991)


Pagan Symphony (Symphony No. 2) (1927)

Maurice Handford/BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
( + Hebridean Symphony)
INTAGLIO INCD 704-1 (1993) ▼

Sir Edward Downes/BBC Philharmonic (rec. 1984)
( + Arnold Bax: Tintagel and Northern Ballads Nos. 2 & 3)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 5691592 (1996)

Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fifine at the Fair & Two Heroic Ballads)
HYPERION CDA66630 (1992)

"Claude Dupré/Versailles Symphony Orchestra"
(probably Maurice Handford/BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra)
ARIES LP 1606 ▼


The Cyprian Goddess (Symphony No. 3) (1938-9)

Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Helena Variations & Dante and Beatrice)
HYPERION CDA66810 (1995)


Celtic Symphony (Symphony No. 4) (1940)

Walter Collins/London Promenade Orchestra
( + The Frogs Overture & Women’s Festival Overture)
PAXTON LPT 1003 (10" LP) (1959)

Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hebridean Symphony, The Witch of Atlas & The Sea Reivers)
HYPERION CDA66450 (1991)

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ALFRED FRANCIS HILL
(1870-1960)

Born in Melbourne, Australia. Studied with Gustav Schreck, Oscar Paul and Hans Sitt at the Leipzig Conservatory. He was active in both New Zealand and Australia as composer, conductor and teacher. He wrote 13 Symphonies of which only No. 1 in B flat major "The Maori" (1896-1900) was an original work for orchestra. This work and the Symphony No. 11 in E flat major "Four Nations" (1958) are the only unrecorded Hill Symphonies. All of the Symphonies after No. 1 were adapted from String Quartets that had mostly been written in the 1930’s. Other major works include Concertos for Piano, Violin and Viola.
 
Symphony No. 2 "Joy of Life" (1941)

Patrick Thomas/Genty Stevens (soprano), Norma Hunter (mezzo), Malcom Potter (tenor), Alan McKie (baritone), Adelaide Singers, Adelaide Philharmonic Choir/South Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + James Penberthy: Cantata on Hiroshima Panels)
FESTIVAL SFC-80018 (LP) (1972)


Symphony No. 3 in B minor "Australia" (1951)

Henry Krips/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto {Robert Pikler – viola})
HMV (Australia) QALP 7524 (LP) (c. 1960)
 
Wilfred Lehmann/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7, The Lost Hunter and The Moon’s Golden Horn)
MARCO POLO 8.223537 (1995)

Thomas Mayer/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + John Antill, Raymond Hanson, et. al.: Variations on a Theme of Alfred Hill)
ABC RRCS-377 (non-commercial LP) (1975)


Symphony No. 4 in C minor "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1955)

Wilfred Lehmann/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and The Sacred Mountain)
MARCO POLO 8.220345 (1985)


Symphony No. 5 in A minor "Carnival" (1955)

Wilfred Lehmann/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 10, As Night Falls, Regrets and Tribute to a Musician)
MARCO POLO 8.223538 (1999)


Symphony No. 6 in B flat major "Celtic" (1956)

Wilfred Lehmann/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and The Sacred Mountain)
MARCO POLO 8.220345 (1985)


Symphony No. 7 in E minor (1956)

Wilfred Lehmann/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7, The Lost Hunter and The Moon’s Golden Horn)
MARCO POLO 8.223537 (1995)


Symphony No. 8 in A for String Orchestra "The Mind of Man" (1957)

Tibor Paul/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) R 02332 (LP) (1974)


Symphony No. 9 in E for String Orchestra "Melodious" (1957)

Georg Tintner/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) R 02332 (LP) (1974)


Symphony No. 10 in C major "Short Symphony" (1958)

Wilfred Lehmann/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5, As Night Falls, Regrets and Tribute to a Musician)
MARCO POLO 8.223538 (1999)


Symphony No. 12 in E flat (1959)

Georg Tintner/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 13)
ABC AC1015 (non-commercial LP) (1975)


Symphony No. 13 in A minor for String Orchestra (1959)

Tibor Paul/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 12)
ABC AC1015 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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FREDERIC AUSTIN
(1872-1952)

Born in London. He studied privately with his mother and uncle amd began his musical career as an organist, singer and teacher. He became one of the leading baritones of his day on both the operatic and recital stage. His compositional career was naturally overshadowed by his vocal fame but he produced, in addition to the Symphony, the symphonic rhapsody "Spring," the overture "The Sea Venturers" and several sets of incidental music.

Symphony in E major (1913)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Overture: The Sea Ventures, Rhapsody: Spring and Richard II Overture)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7288 (2012)
(original CD release: CLASSICO CLASSCD1501) (2001)

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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
(1872-1958)

Born in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire. Generally acknowledged as England’s greatest nationalist composer, Vaughan Williams was taught at the Royal College of Music by Hubert Parry and Charles Stanford and received his musical doctorate at Cambridge. He had additional lessons from Max Bruch and Maurice Ravel. During his long life he prolifically produced music in all forms from chamber music to operas. His 9 Symphonies represent the peak of a large orchestral output that includes Concertos for Piano, Violin, Oboe and Bass Tuba as well as such ever-popular favorites as his "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" and "The Lark Ascending."

Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1952–8)
DECCA 473 241-2DC5 (5 CDs) (2004)
(see individual symphony listings below for further details)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra & New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + English Folk Song Suite, Fantasia on Greensleeves, In the Fen Country, The Lark Ascending, Norfolk Rhapsody No 1, Serenade to Music, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Job, and The Wasps)
EMI 573924-2 (8 CDs) (2000)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Job - A Masque for Dancing, The Lark Ascending, Fantasia on Greensleeves, The Wasps Overture and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
WARNER CLASSICS 256461730-2 (6 CDs) (2004)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + In the Fen Country, The Lark Ascending, Norfolk Rhapsody No 1, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and On Wenlock Edge)
EMI 586 026-2 (7 CDs) (2004)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Oboe Concerto, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves, English Folk Song Suite, Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus and Partita for Double String Orchestra)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 5757602 (7 CDs) (2002)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
(+ Concerto Accademico, Tuba Concerto, The England of Elizabeth and The Wasps Overture)
RCA RED SEAL 82876 557082 (6 CDs) (2004)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves, Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus, Quick March-Sea Songs, Flourish For Glorious John and Norfolk Rhapsody No 1)
RCA RED SEAL 090266146024 (6 CDs) (1993)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
CHANDOS CHAN 9087 (5 CDs) (1992)


Symphony No. 1 "A Sea Symphony" (1909)

Kazuyoshi Akiyama/Sakae Himoto (soprano)/Koichi Tajiona (baritone)/Osaka Philharmonic Chorus/Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
NIPPON COLUMBIA OP 7103 (LP) (1973)

Howard Arman/Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)/Tommi Hakala (baritone)
MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) Radio Choir/MDR Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig(rec. 2007)
MDR KONZERTE VKJK 0731 (2011)

Sir Adrian Boult/Isobel Baillie (soprano), John Cameron (baritone), London Philharmonic Chorus/London Philharmonic Orchestra
BELART 4501442 (1994)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2907-8 [2 LPs]) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/Sheila Armstrong (soprano), John Carol Case (baritone), London Philharmonic Chorus/London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI CDC 64016
(original LP release: HMV SLS 780 (2 LPs) (1968)

Paul Daniel/Joan Rodgers (soprano), Christopher Maltman (baritone), Bournemouth Chorus/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
NAXOS 8.557059 (2003)

Sir Andrew Davis/Amanda Roocroft (soprano),Thomas Hampson (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus/BBC Symphony Orchestra
TELDEC 4509945502 (1995)

Bernard Haitink/Felicity Lott (soprano), Jonathan Summers (baritone), London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI CDC CDC7 49911-2 (1990)

Vernon Handley/Joan Rodgers (soprano), William Shimell (baritone), Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2142 (1989)

Richard Hickox/Margaret Marshall (soprano), Stephen Roberts (baritone), London Symphony Chorus (amateur)/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Hodie)

EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968934-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS 790843-2 (1989)

Richard Hickox/Susan Gritton (soprano), Gerald Finley (baritone), London Symphony Chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + The Wasps Overture)
CHANDOS CHSA 5047 (2007)

André Previn/Heather Harper (soprano), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Chorus (amateur)/ London Symphony Orchestra
RCA RED SEAL RD89689 (1987)
(original LP release: RCA SER 5585) (1970)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/T.Smoryakova (soprano), B. Vasiliev (baritone), Leningrad Musical Society Conductors’ Choir, Rimsky-Korsakov Musical School Choir/USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA SUCD 10-00234 (1991)

Sir Malcolm Sargent/Elaine Blighton (soprano), John Cameron (baritone), BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society, Christchurch Harmonic Choir New Zealand/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec.1965)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 5691502 (1995)

Leonard Slatkin/BenitaValente (soprano), Thomas Allen (baritone), Philharmonia Chorus/ Philharmonia Orchestra
RCARED SEAL 09026611972 (1993)

Leonard Slatkin/ Joan Rodgers (soprano), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus, Philharmonic Chorus, Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir/BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 24 (2004)

Robert Spano/Christine Goerke (soprano), Brett Polegato (baritone), Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
TELARC CD80588 (2003)

Bryden Thomson/Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
CHANDOS CHAN 8764 (1989)


Symphony No. 2 " A London Symphony" (1914, rev. 1920 & 1936)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + The Wasps Overture)
NAXOS 8.550734 (1994)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDSJB1021 (2001)
(original LP release: PYE CCL30104) (1957)

Sir John Barbirolli/London Symphony Orchestra
( + John Ireland: London Obverture)
EMI CDM5 65109-2 (1994)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2305) (1967)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Partita for Double String Orchestra) (1994)
BELART 461 008-2 (1995)  
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2693) (1952)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI CDC7 47213-2 (1986)
(original LP release: ASD 2740) (1971)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
TELDEC 90858-2 (1993)

Sir Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto)

HALLÉ CDHLL 7529 (2011)

Sir Eugene Goossens/Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra (1920 version, rec. 1941)
( + Benjamin Overture to an Italian Comedy, Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Walton Concerto for Violin and Orchestra {Jascha Heifetz – violin})
BIDDULPH WHL016 (1993)
(original LP release {attributed to "Cromwell Symphony Orchestra"}: RCA CAMDEN CAL 186) (1952)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI CDC7 49394-2 (1988)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Prelude & Fugue)
EMI 586592-2 (2006)
(original LP release: Classics for Pleasure CFP40286) (1978)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 8)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2209 (1993)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra (original version)
( + Butterworth: The Banks of Greenwillow)
CHANDOS CHSA 9902 (2001)

Owain Arwel Hughes/National Youth Orchestra of Wales
( + Mathias: Celtic Dances)
DIVINE ART DDV 24135 (2009)

Owain Arwel Hughes/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cockaigne Overture and Ireland: A London Overture)
ASV CDDCA634 (2 CDs) (1989)

Roger Norrington/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Serenade to Music)
Decca 467 047-2DH (2000)
André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Accademico {James Oliver Buswell - violin} and The Wasps Overture)
RCA 60581-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6860) (1972)

André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Lark Ascending {Barry Griffiths – violin})
TELARC CD80138 (1987) 

Sir Malcolm Sargent/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
(included in specially issued set "Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Collector’ Choice")
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 4677 (10 CDs) (2000)
Christopher Seaman/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 {Eva Kupiec – piano} & Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice)
MSO LIVE 476 8363 (2 CDs) (2005)

Christopher Seaman/Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade to Music)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU807567 (2012)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis and Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1)
RCA Red Seal 09026611932 (1993)
Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso)
CHANDOS CHAN 8629 (1989)

Sir Henry Wood/Queen’s Hall Orchestra (rec. 1936)
( + Serenade to Music and The Wasps Overture)
DUTTON LABORATORIES  CDAX8004 (1993)


Symphony No. 3 "A Pastoral Symphony" (1921)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
NAXOS 8.502503 (2006)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
BELART 461 118-2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2787) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/Margaret Price (soprano)/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
EMI CDC7 47214-2  (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2538) (1970)

Sir Adrian Boult/Valerie Hill (soprano)/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1966)
( + Symphony No. 6)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 5691642 (1995)

Sir Andrew Davis/ Patricia Rozario (soprano)/ BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
TELDEC 0630-13139-2  (1997)

Bernard Haitink/ Amanda Roocroft (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
EMI CD556564-2 (1998)

Vernon Handley/Alison Barlow (soprano)/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 4)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2192 (1992)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Norfolk Rhapsodies Nos. 1 & 2 and The Running Set)
CHANDOS CHSA 5002 (2002)

Sir Roger Norrington/Rosa Mannion (soprano)/London Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 5)
DECCA 458357-2 (1996)


André Previn/Heather Harper (soprano)London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 and 6)
RCA 74321 88680-2 (2003)
(original LP release: RCA SB6861) (1972)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Fantasia On Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 61194-2 (1993)

Bryden Thomson/Yvonne Kenny (soprano)/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto {David Theodore - oboe})
CHANDOS CHAN 8594 (1988)


Symphony No. 4 in F minor (1935)

Sir John Barbirolli/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1950)
( + Vaughan Williams: Smphony No. 4)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB1064 (2012)

Paavo Berglund/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6,The Wasps Overture, Oboe Concerto {John Williams – oboe} and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 2161462 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3904) (1981)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Serenade to Music)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK89779
(original LP release: CBS 72727) (1969)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
BELART 461117-2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2909) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
EMI CDC 747215-2 (1986)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2375) (1968)

Paul Daniel/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 and Flos Campi {Paul Silverthorne – viola and Bournemouth Chorus})
NAXOS 8.557276 (2005)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
TELDEC 90844-2 (1993)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
EMI CD556564-2 (1998)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 3)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2192 (1992)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 6)
CBS SMK 58933 (c.1992)
(original US LP release: COLUMBIA ML 5158) (1958)

Carlos Kalmar/Oregon Symphony
( + Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, J. Adams: The Wound-Dresser and Ives: The Unanswered Question)
PENTATONE PTC5186393 (2011)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3, 5 and 6)
RCA 74321 88680-2 (2003)
(original LP release: RCA SB6801) (1969)

Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Symphony No. 8)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 9131 (1995)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Fantasia On Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 61194-2 (1993)

Leopold Stokowski/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec.1943)
( + Antheil: Symphony No. 4 and Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad)
CALA CD 0528 (2001)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Accademico {Kenneth Sillito – violin})
CHANDOS CHAN 8633 (1988)

Ralph Vaughan Williams/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec.1937)
( + Symphony No. 5)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9735 (2002)


Symphony No. 5 in D major (1943)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
NAXOS 8.550738 (1999)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec.1944)
( + Symphony No. 4)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9735 (2002)

Sir John Barbirolli/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Bax: Tintagel) (1995)
EMI CDM5 65110-2
(original LP release: HMV ASD2305) (1967)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
BELART 461118-2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2910) (1953)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
EMI CDC7 47214-2  (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2393) (1968)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
TELDEC 90844-2 (1993)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra

( + Mass in G minor)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 294 (2008)

Sir Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
HALLÉ CDHLL 7533 (2013)

Sir Alexander Gibson/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6,The Wasps Overture, Oboe Concerto {John Williams – oboe} and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 2161462 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: HMV ASD143441-1) (1983)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1994)
( + Symphony No. 7)
LPO LPO0072 (2 CDs) (2013)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 and The Lark Ascending {Sarah Chang – violin})
EMI CDC 555487-2 (1998)

Vernon Handley/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Flos Campi {Christopher Balmer (viola), Liverpool Philharmonic Choir})
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 5753112 (2002)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX9512) (1988)

Walter Hilgers/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Sea Songs and Tuba Concerto)

GENUIN GEN 86064 (2005)

Carlos Kalmar/Oregon Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cockaigne Overture and Britten: Peter Grimes - 4 Sea Interludes and Passacaglia)
PENTATONE PTC 5186 471 (2012)

Serge Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain and Khovanshchina: Prelude)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD2324 (2007)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( +The Lark Ascending and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
DECCA VIRTUOSO 478569-2 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1202-2) (1990)

Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Two Pianos {Kenneth Broadway and Ralph Markham (pianos})
VIRGIN CLASSICS CD 790733-2 (1989)

Sir Roger Norrington/London Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 3)
DECCA 458357-2 (1996)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 and 6)
RCA 74321 88680-2 (2003)
(original LP release: RCA SB6856) (1972)

André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
TELARC 80158 (1989)

André Previn/Symphony Orchestra of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Previn: Reflections)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 55371 (1995)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1980)
( + Sancta Civitas { BBC Radio Chorus})
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 9125 (1995)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
RCA RED SEAL 09026-60556-2 (1993)

Robert Spano/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
(+ Serenade to Music and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
TELARC CD-80676 (2007)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + The Lark Ascending {Michael Davis - violin})
CHANDOS CHAN 8554 (1988)

Ralph Vaughan Williams/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Dona Nobis Pacem)
SOMM 071 (2007)

Martin Yates/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (New Edition, 2008)
( + Wright: Violin Concerto and Momentum)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7286 (2012)


Symphony No. 6 in E minor (1947, rev. 1950)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus)
SILVERLINE CLASSICS 288239-9 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: VANGUARD 71160 (1966)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NAXOS 8.502503 (2006)

Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5,The Wasps Overture, Oboe Concerto {John Williams – oboe} and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 2161462 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3127) (1975)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Bridge: The Sea)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BBCMM 356 (2013)
(original LP release: CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 5691642) (1996)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
BELART 461117-2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2911) (1953)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1972)

( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Hadley: One Morning in Spring, Bax: Mediterranean and Berg: Lyric Suite)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 42562 (2009)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Symphony Orchestra (rec.1949)
(includes both original and revised scherzos)
( + A Song of Thanksgiving and The Lark Ascending {Jean Pougnet –violin})
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9703 (2000)
(original LP release: HMV BLP 1001) (1952)

Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
EMI CDC 747215-2 (1986)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2329) (1967)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and The Lark Ascending {Tasmin Little – violin})
TELDEC 9031-731272 (1990)

Sir Colin Davis/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1998)
( + Elgar: Enigma Variations)
BR KLASSIK ARCHIVE 900705 (2010)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + On Wenlock Edge {Ian Bostridge – tenor} and In the Fen Country)
EMI CD 556762-2 (1999)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI EMINENCE  CD-EMX2230 (1995)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8 and Nocturne)
CHANDOS CHSA 5016 (2003)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphony No. 5)
RETOSPECTIVE REVIVAL RETR 0006 (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1202-2) (1990)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 and 5)
RCA 74321 88680-2 (2003)
(original LP release: RCA SB6856) (1972)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
RCA RED SEAL 09026-60556-2 (1993)

Leopold Stokowski/New York Philharmonic (rec.1949)
( + works by Mozaet, Tchaikovsky, Weinberger and T.Scott)
CALA CD CACD0537 (2004)
(original LP release: CBS 661432) (1974)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Tuba Concerto {Patrick Harrild – tuba})
CHANDOS CHAN 8740 (1989)


Symphony No. 7 "Sinfonia Antartica" (1952)

Kees Bakels/Lynda Russel (soprano)/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
NAXOS 8.550737 (1998)

Sir John Barbirolli/Margaret Ritchie (soprano)/ Hallé Orchestra
( +Tuba Concerto {Philip Catelinet – Tuba}, Oboe Concerto {Lady Evelyn Rothwell – oboe}, Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus, The Wasps Overture and Fantasia on Greensleeves + Elgar: Serenade, Introduction and Allegro and Cockaigne Overture)
EMI 566 543-2 (2CDs) (1998)
(original LP issue: HMV ALP 1102) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/Margaret Ritchie (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
BELART 461 116 2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2912) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/Norma Burrowes (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Wasps - Aristophanic Suite)
EMI CDC7 47216-2  (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2631) (1970)

Ainslee Cox/American Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Simpson: Symphony No. 3 and Elgar: Elegy)
THEO VAN DER BURG (PRIVATE CD) (2007)

Sir Andrew Davis/Patricia Rozario (soprano)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
TELDEC 0630-13139-2 (1997)

Bernard Haitink/Sheila Armstrong (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1984)
( + Symphony No. 5)
LPO LPO0072 (2 CDs) (2013)

Bernard Haitink/Sheila Armstrong (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI CDC7 47516-2 (1987)

Vernon Handley/Alison Hargan (soprano)/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2173 (1991)

Raymond Leppard/Dominique Labelle (Soprano)/Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
KOSS 2214 (1992)

André Previn/Heather Harper (soprano)/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
RCA GOLD SEAL 60590 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6736) (1968)

Leonard Slatkin/ Linda Hohenfeld (soprano)/Women Of The Philharmonia Chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus, Quick March-Sea Songs)
RCA RED SEAL 09026611952 (1993)

Bryden Thomson/Catherine Bott (soprano)/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Toward the Unknown Region)
CHANDOS CHAN 8796 (1992)


Symphony No. 8 in D minor (1955)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
NAXOS 8.550737 (1998)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + The Wasps Overture, Tuba Concerto, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus and Fantasia on Greensleeves)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB1055 (2011)
(from BBC broadcast of premiere)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDSJB1021 (2001)
(original LP release: PYE NCT17000) (1956)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1961)
(included in collection: "Sir John Barbirolli - 1961 Lugano Concert and Berne Recordings")
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB 1069-70 (2 CDs) (2013)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec.1967)
( + Bax: Quintet for Oboe and Strings, Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring. Elgar: Land of Hope and Glory, Rawsthorne: Street Corner Overture and Walton: Crown Imperial)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4100-2 (2003)

Sir John Barbirolli/New York Philharmonic
(included in collection: "Barbirolli in New York: The 1959 Concerts")
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVE WHRA 6033 (4 CDs) (2010)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
BELART 461 116 2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL2207) (1960)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI CDC7 47217-2 (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2469) (1969)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
TELDEC 90858-2 (1993)

Sir Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
HALLÉ CDHLL 7533 (2013)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI CD 557086-2 (2001)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 2)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2209 (1992)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphon No. 6 and Nocturne)
CHANDOS CHSA 5016 (2003)

Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + D'Indy: Symphony on a French Mointain Air and Ravel: Piano Concerto in G)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 368 (2012)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
RCA GOLD SEAL 60590 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6769) (1968)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus, Quick March-Sea Songs)
RCA RED SEAL 090266 (1993)

Leopold Stokowski/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec.1964)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 9131 (1996)
Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Partita for Double String Orchestra, Two Hymn Tune Preludes and Fantasia on Greensleeves)
CHANDOS CHAN 8828 (1992)


Symphony No. 9 in E minor (1958)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
NAXOS 8.550738 (1999)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No, 3)
EVEREST EVC9001 (1995)
(original US LP release: EVEREST SDBR 3006) (1959)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
EMI  CDC7 47217-2 (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2375) (1968)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Job)
TELDEC 4509-98463-2 (1997)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2008)
( + Parry: Elegy for Brahms)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM (2011)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI CD 557086-2 (2001)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2230 (1995)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
RCA GOLD SEAL 60590 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6769) (1968)

Leopold Stokowski/Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Hovhaness: The Mysterious Mountain, Riegger: New Dance and Creston: Toccata)
CALA CD0539 (2004)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8 and Flourish For Glorious John)
RCA RED SEAL 090266 (1993)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto {Howard Shelley – piano})
CHANDOS CHAN 8941 (1992)

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WILLIAM HENRY BELL
(1873-1946)

Born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Charles Steggall, Alfred Izard, Alfred Burnett and Frederick Corder. He emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa in 1912 to become director of the South African College of Music. He remained there for the rest of his and composed works for both the stage and concert hall. He wrote 5 Symphonies: the 1st,"Walt Whitman" while still in England in 1899 and the remaining 4 in South Africa between 1918 and 1932. Other major orchestral works include a Viola Concerto and 5 symphonic poems.
 

Symphony No. 4 in A minor "A South African Symphony" (1927)

Peter Marchbank/National Symphony Orchestra of the South African Broadcasting Corporation
( + Gideon Fagan: Concert Overture in D & Ilala)
MARCO POLO 8223833 (1995)

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FRITZ BENNICKE HART
(1874-1949)

Born in Bromley, Kent. He studied at the Royal College of Music where his teachers included Hubert Parry and Charles Stanford. He emigrated to Australia in 1908 and became principal of the Melbourne Conservatory of Music. In 1937 he relocated to Honolulu where he spent the rest of his life. He had a distinguished career as conductor, teacher and administrator and still found the time to write music (primarily operas and songs), poetry and prose. In addition to "The Bush" he wrote another Symphony (Op. 107) in 1934 and a number of smaller orchestral works.
 

Symphony, Op. 59 "The Bush" (1923) (also called "Symphonic Suite in 5 Movements")

Richard Divall/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1993)
( + Idyll for Violin and Orchestra)
ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC ON DISC CSM:38 (2003)

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GUSTAV HOLST
(1874-1934)

Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire of Swedish ancestry. Attended the Royal College of Music where his teachers were Charles Stanford and William Rockstro. Started his musical career as a trombonist but spent the remainder of his life as a composer, teacher and administrator. He achieved great fame for his symphonic suite "The Planets." He composed in all genres and began his orchestral output with a Symphony in C minor in 1894. At the end of his life he started a Symphony of which only the Scherzo remains as well as an unfinished Second Choral Symphony. His other works for orchestra and band have been extensively recorded.
 
Symphony in F major, Op. 8 "The Cotswolds" (1900)

David Atherton/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(2nd movement "Elegy in Memory of William Morris" only)
( + A Winter Idyll, Indra, A Song of the Night, Sita - Interlude from Act III, Invocation, The Lure, Ballet Music and Dances from The Morning of the Year)
LYRITA SRCD.209 (2003)

Douglas Bostock /Munich Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool, A Hampshire Suite, Walt Whitman Overture and Scherzo)
ALTO ALC 1170 (2012)
(original CD release: CLASSICO CLASSCD 284 (1999)
(The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 5)

JoAnn Falletta/Ulster Orchestra
( + Japanese Suite, Walt Whitman Overture, A Winter Idyll and Indra)
NAXOS 8.572914 (2012)


First Choral Symphony, Op. 41 (1924)

Sir Adrian Boult/Felicity Palmer (soprano)/London Philharmonic Choir/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Hymn of Jesus, The Wandering Scholar and At the Boar's Head)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968929-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV SAN 354/ANGEL S-37030 (1974)

Hilary Davan Wetton/Guildford Choral Society/Royal Philharmoni Orchestra
( + A Choral Fantasia)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH 55104 (2002)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66660) (1994)

Sir Andrew Davis/Susan Gritton (soprano)/BBC Symphony Chorus/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + The Mystic Trumpeter)
CHANDOS CHS 5127 (2012)

 


Scherzo (from unfinished symphony) (1933-4)

Douglas Bostock /Munich Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in F, Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool, A Hampshire Suite and Walt Whitman Overture )
ALTO ALC 1170 (2012)
(original CD release: CLASSICO CLASSCD 284 (1999)
(The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 5)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Berlioz: King Lear Overture, Borodin: Polovetski March, Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Auber: Masaniello Overture, Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte Overture and Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin-Polonaise)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9763 (2006)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Beni Mora, A Fugal Overture, Hammersmith, Japanese Suite, and A Somerset Rhapsody)
LYRITA SRCD.222 
(original LP release: Lyrita SRCS.56) (1972)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Capriccio, Egdon Heath, A Fugal Overture, Hammersmith, and A Somerset Rhapsody)
CHANDOS CHAN 9420 (1996)

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SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
(1875-1912)

Born in Holborn, London to an English mother and a father from Sierra Leone. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford. Embarked upon a career as composer, conductor and teacher and achieved fame with his choral setting of Longfellow’s "Song of Hiawatha." Beyond the early Symphony, his orchestral output was mostly on a smaller scale with the exception of a Violin Concerto and Symphonic Variations on an African Air.
 
Symphony in A minor, Op. 8 (1896)

Douglas Bostock/Århus Symphony Orchestra
( + Cowen: Symphony No 3)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 84 (2006) (The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 15)

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CYRIL ROOTHAM
(1875-1938)

Born in Bristol. Studied with his father, at Cambridge and at the Royal College of Music under Charles Stanford, Walter Parratt and Marmaduke Barton. He was a teacher and conductor and composed vocal, chamber and orchestral music. He started a Second Symphony with chorus in 1936 but illness interfered with its completion. The orchestration was finished by Patrick Hadley and was performed posthumously in 1939. He also wrote two rhapsodies, two suites and a concert overture.
 
Symphony No. 1 in C minor (1932)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Josef Holbrooke: Birds of Rhiannon and Bantock: Overture to a Greek Tragedy)
LYRITA SRCD.269 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.103) (1979)

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SIR DONALD FRANCIS TOVEY
(1875-1940)

Born in Eton. Studied privately with Hubert Parry and Walter Parratt. More generally known for his distinguished career as a writer on music, teacher and conductor, Tovey also composed a number of large-scale works. These include, besides the Symphony, a Piano Concerto and a Cello Concerto.
 
Symphony in D, Op. 32 (1913)

Donald Tovey/ Reid Symphony Orchestra (rec.1937)
SYMPOSIUM 1352 (2006)

George Vass/Malmö Opera Orchestra
( + Bride of Dionysus Prelude)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0033 (2006)

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HAVERGAL BRIAN
(1876-1972)

Born in Dresden, Staffordshire. Except for some instrumental lessons by local teachers, Britain’s most prolific symphonist was basically self-taught. He composed incessantly throughout his long life but only saw his music discovered when he was in his eighties. Prior to the 32 numbered Symphonies he wrote a "Fantastic Symphony" in 1907 that was later broken up to become "Fantastic Variations on an Old Rhyme" and "Festal Dance." For orchestra his other works include a Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto, 5 English Suites and 3 Comedy Overtures.

Symphony No. 1 in D minor "The Gothic" (1919-27)
 
Sir Adrian Boult/Honor Shepherd (soprano)/Shirley Minto (alto)/Ronald Dowd (tenor)/Roger Stalman (bass)/BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society, City of London Choir, Hampstead Choral Society, Emmanuel School Choir, Orpington Junior singers/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1966)
TESTAMENT SBT21454 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: ARIES LP 2601{2 LPs}) (c. 1970)

Martyn Brabbins/Susan Gritton (soprano)/Christine Rice (mezzo)/Peter Auty (tenor)/Alastair Miles (bass)/The Bach Choir/Brighton Festival Chorus/Côr Caerdydd/City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus/Eltham College Boys' Choir/Huddersfield Choral Society/London Symphony Chorus, Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs/BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Concert Orchestra
HYPERION CDA67971-2 (2 CDs) (2011)

Ondrej Lenard/Eva Jenisová (sop), Dagmar Pecková (alto), Vladimir Dolezal (ten), Peter Mikulás (bass)/Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak National Opera Chorus, Slovak Folk Ensemble Chorus, Bratislava City Choir, Lucnica Choir, Bratislava Childrens Choir, Youth 'Echo' Choir; CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
NAXOS 8.557418-19 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223280-81 {2 CDs}) (1989)

 
Symphony No. 2 in E minor (1930-31)

Sir Charles Mackerras/BBC Symphony Orchestra (1979)
{attributed to "Ernest Weir/Dresden Symphony Orchestra"}
ARIES LP 1631 ▼

Tony rowe/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Festival Fanfare)
NAXOS 8.557775 (2007)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223790) (1989)

 
Symphony No. 3 in C-sharp minor (1931-32)

Stanley Pope/Ronald Stevenson & David Wilde (pianos)/BBC Symphony Orchestra/ (1974)
{attributed to "Peter Michaels/Lisbon Conservatory Orchestra"}
ARIES LP 1617 ▼

Lionel Friend/BBC Symphony Orchestra
HYPERION HELIOS CDH 55029 (1999)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA 66334) (1989)


Symphony No. 4 "Siegeslied" (Psalm of Victory) (1931-2)

John Poole/Felicity Palmer (sop)/BBC Singers, BBC Choral Society, Goldsmith’s Choral Union/London Philharmonic (1974)
{attributed to "Sir Alexander MacKenzie/Valerie MacLennan (sop)/Edinburgh Youth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra"}
ARIES LP 1621 ▼

Adrian Leaper/Jana Valásková (sop)/Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak National Opera Chorus, Brno Philharmonic Choir, Youth 'Echo' Choir, Mixed 'Cantus' Choir; CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
( + Symphony No. 12)
NAXOS 8.570308 (2007)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223 447) (1992)


Symphony No. 5 "Wine of Summer" (1937)

Stanley Pope/Brian Rayner Cook (bar)/New Philharmonia Orchestra (1976)
{attributed to "Francisco Teatro/John Hoffman (bar)/San Paulo Symphony Orchestra/"}
( + Symphony No. 25)
ARIES LP 1629 ▼


Symphony No. 6 "Sinfonia tragica" (1948)

Myer Fredman/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 16 and Cooke: Symphony No. 3)
LYRITA SRCD.294 (2008)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.67) (1973)


Symphony No. 7 in C major (1948)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 8, 9, 31 & The Tinker’s Wedding )
EMI 57557822 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 49558 2) (1988)


Symphony No. 8 in B-flat minor (1949)

Myer Fredman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1971)
{attributed to "Colin Wilson/Wales Symphony Orchestra"}
( + Symphony No. 14)
ARIES LP 1603 ▼

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7, 9, 31 & The Tinker’s Wedding )
EMI 57557822 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: EMI ASD 3486) (1977)
(original CD release: EMI CDM 7 69890 2) (1989)


Symphony No. 9 in A minor (1951)

Norman Del Mar/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Symphony No. 11 and Dr. Merryheart)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9798 (2010)

Myer Fredman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1971)
{attributed to "Colin Wilson/Wales Symphony Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies Nos. 12 & 23)
ARIES LP 1604 ▼

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7, 8, 31 & The Tinker’s Wedding)
EMI 57557822 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: EMI ASD 3486) (1977)
(original CD release: EMI CDM 7 69890 2) (1989)


Symphony No. 10 in C minor (1954)

Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 30, English Suite No.3 and Concerto for Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7267 (2011)

James Loughran/Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 21, 22. English Suite No.5 and Psalm 23)
HERITAGE HTGCD 256-7 (2 CDs) (2013)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 313) (1973)


Symphony No. 11 (1954)

Adrian Leaper/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Symphony No. 15, Dr Merryheart and For Valour)
NAXOS 8.572014 (2010)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223588) (2000)

Harry Newstone/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Symphony No. 9 and Dr. Merryheart)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9798 (2010)


Symphony No. 12 (1957)

Norman Del Mar/BBC Symphony Orchestra (1966)
{attributed to "Colin Wilson/Wales Symphony Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies Nos. 9 & 23)
ARIES LP 1604 ▼

Adrian Leaper/CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
( + Symphony No. 4)
NAXOS 8.570308 (2007)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223 447) (1992)


Symphony No. 13 in C major (1959)


Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Violin Comcerto, English Suite No. 4 and The Tinker’s Wedding)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7296 (2012)

Stanley Pope/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1976)
{attributed to "Peter Michaels/Lisbon Conservatory Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies Nos. 15, 17, 20, 24 & 26)
ARIES LP 3601 (3 LPs) ▼


Symphony No. 14 in F minor (1959-60)

Sir Edward Downes/London Symphony Orchestra (1969)
{attributed to "Colin Wilson/Wales Symphony Orchestra"}
( + Symphony No. 8)
ARIES LP 1603 ▼


Symphony No. 15 in A major (1960)

Stanley Pope/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1976)
{attributed to "Peter Michaels/Lisbon Conservatory Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies 13, 17, 20, 24 & 26)
ARIES LP 3601 (3 LPs) ▼

Tony Rowe /National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Symphony No. 11, Dr Meryheart and For Valour)
NAXOS 8.572014 (2010)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223588) (2000)


Symphony No. 16 (1960)

Myer Fredman/London Philharmonic Orchestra/
( + Symphony No. 6 and Cooke: Symphony No. 3)
LYRITA SRCD.294 (2008)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.67) (1973)


Symphony No. 17 (1960-1)

Stanley Pope/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1976)
{attributed to "Horst Werner/Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies Nos. 13, 15, 20, 24 & 26)
ARIES LP 3601 (3 LPs) ▼

Adrian Leaper/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Symphony No. 32, For Valour and Festal Dance)
NAXOS 8.572020 (2010)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223481) (1992)


Symphony No. 18 in E minor (1961)

Bryan Fairfax New Philharmonia Orchestra (1974)
{attributed to "Colin Wilson/Wales Symphony Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies Nos. 19 & 22)
ARIES LP 1611 ▼

Lionel Friend/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Marat Bisengaliev - violin} & The Jolly Miller)
NAXOS 8.55775 (2007)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223479) (1993)


Symphony No. 19 (1961)

John Canarina/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (1976)
{attributed to "Colin Wilson/Wales Symphony Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies Nos. 18 & 22)
ARIES LP 1611 ▼


Symphony No. 20 in C sharp minor (1962)

Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra (1976)
{attributed to "John Freedman/Edinburgh Youth Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies 13, 15, 17, 24 & 26)
ARIES LP 3601 (3 LPs) ▼

Andrew Penny/Ukraine State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 25 and Fantastic Variations on an Old Rhyme)
NAXOS 8.572461 (2011)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223731 (1995)


Symphony No. 21 (1963)

Eric Pinkett/Symphony Leicestershire Schools Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 10, 22. English Suite No.5 and Psalm 23)
HERITAGE HTGCD 256-7 (2 CDs) (2013)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 313) (1973)


Symphony No. 22 "Symphonia brevis" (1964-65)

Myer Fredman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1971)
{attributed to "Colin Wilson/Wales Symphony Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies Nos. 18 and 19)
ARIES LP 1611 ▼

Laszlo Heltay/Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 10, 21. English Suite No.5 and Psalm 23)
HERITAGE HTGCD 256-7 (2 CDs) (2013)
(original LP release: CBS 61612) (1974)

Alexander Walker/New Russia State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 23 and 24 and English Suite No. 1)
NAXOS 8572833 (2013)


Symphony No. 23 (1965)

Bernard Goodman/University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra (1973)
{attributed to "Colin Wilson/Wales Symphony Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies Nos. 9 & 12)
ARIES LP 1604 ▼

Alexander Walker/New Russia State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 22 and 24 and English Suite No. 1)
NAXOS 8572833 (2013)


Symphony No. 24 in D major (1965)

Alexander Walker/New Russia State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 22 and 23 and English Suite No. 1)
NAXOS 8572833 (2013)


Symphony No. 25 in A minor (1965-6)

John Canarina/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (1976)
{attributed to "Francisco Teatro/San Paulo Symphony Orchestra"}
( + Symphony No. 5)
ARIES LP 1629 ▼

Andrew Penny/Ukraine State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 20 and Fantastic Variations on an Old Rhyme)
NAXOS 8.572461 (2011)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223731 (1995)


Symphony No. 26 (1966)

Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra (1976)
{attributed to "John Freedman/Edinburgh Youth Orchestra"}
( + Symphonies Nos. 13, 15, 17, 20 & 24)
ARIES LP 3601 (3 LPs) ▼


Symphony No. 28 in C major (1967)

Leopold Stokowski/New Philharmonia Orchestra (1973)
{attributed to "Horst Werner/Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra"}
( + Violin Concerto { Stanley Pope/Ralph Holmes (vln)/New Philharmonia Orchestra})
ARIES LP 1607

Symphony No. 30 in B flat Minor (1967)

Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 10, English Suite No.3 and Concerto for Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7267 (2011)


Symphony No. 31 (1968)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7, 8, 9 & The Tinker’s Wedding )
EMI 57557822 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 49558 2) (1988)


Symphony No. 32 in A flat major (1968)

Adrian Leaper/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Symphony No. 17, For Valour and Festal Dance)
NAXOS 8.572020 (2010)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223481) (1992)

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THOMAS DUNHILL
(1877-1946)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Franklin Taylor and Charles Stanford and later became a professor at that school andd also taught at Eton. He founded the "Thomas Dunhill Chamber Concerts" in 1907 to promote the music of his contemporaries. His compositional output was not vast but included light operas, ballets, orchestral works, chamber music and songs. Some of his other works for orchestra are Elegiac Variations on an Original Theme, Rhapsody in A minor, a suite for small orchestra "The Pixies", Concertstück, Manx Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra and Capricious Variations on an Old English Tune for Cello and Orchestra.

Symphony in A minor. Op. 48 (1914-16)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Arnell: Lord Byron)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7195 (2007)

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RUTLAND BOUGHTON
(1878-1960)

Born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford and Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941, composed a Symphony in G major and a Children’s Symphony). In addition to teaching, his musical career basically revolved around the composition and performances of his operas. His attempt to establish an English operatic cycle similar to Wagner was unsuccessful. He also wrote symphonic poems and concertos.
 
Symphony No. 1 in C minor "Oliver Cromwell" (1906)

Vernon Handley/Roderick Williams (baritone)/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Edgar Bainton: Symphony No. 3)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7185 (2007)


Symphony No. 2 "Deirdre: A Celtic Symphony" (1927)

Sir Edward Downes/BBC Philharmonic (rec. 1985)
( + Symphony No. 3)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91892 (1996)


Symphony No. 3 in B minor (1937)

Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto {Sarah Francis – oboe})
HYPERION CDA66343 (1989)

Sir Edward Downes/BBC Philharmonic (rec. 1983)
( + Symphony No. 2)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91892 (1996)

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JOSEPH HOLBROOKE
(1878-1958)

Born in Croydon. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Westlake and Frederick Corder. His musical career began with time spent in music halls as a pianist and conductor and he supplemented his income as a music critic. He eventually had success as a conductor and pianist but his compositions never really made a breakthrough. His catalogue was vast and included operas, symphonies, large-scale symphonic poems based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe and much else in all genres. He wrote 2 Piano Concertos, Violin Concerto,, Cello Concerto, Saxophone Concerto and 2 later Concertos for various combinations of instruments. His other Symphonies are as follows: No. 1 "Homage to Edgar Allan Poe" - A Dramatic Choral Symphony (1907), No. 2 "Apollo and the Seaman" for Chorus and Orchestra (1907), No. 3 in E minor,"Ships" (1925), No. 5 "Wild Wales" for Brass Band (1930's), No. 6 "Old England" for Military Band (1928), No. 7 for Strings (1929), No. 8 "Dance Symphony" for Piano and Orchestra (1930) and Symphonietta in D for 14 Wind Instruments (1930's).

Symphony No.4 in B Minor, Op. 95 "The Little One: Homage to Schubert" (1928)

George Vass/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Pandora and The Pit and the Pendulum)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7251 (2010)

 

FRANK BRIDGE
(1879-1941)

Born in Brighton. Studied with Charles Stanford at the Royal College of Music. Bridge was probably the most qualified British composer who never wrote a symphony. When he finally started one it was too late. The fragment listed below was arranged by Anthony Pople in 1979. Bridge had a successful career as a conductor and teacher and composed much music of the highest quality. His major works for orchestra include the suite "The Sea," Piano Concerto, Oration for Cello and Orchestra, the tone poem "Summer" and the rhapsody "Enter Spring."
 
Allegro Moderato (from unfinished symphony for strings) (1940-1)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dance Rhapsody,Dance Poem,Two Poems and Rebus)
LYRITA SRCD.243 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.104) (1979)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Oration {Alban Gerhardt - cello}, Rebus, Lament and A Prayer)
CHANDOS CHAN 10188 (2004)

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SIR HAMILTON HARTY
(1879-1941)

Born in Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland. His musical education was obtained from his father and he went on to have great success as a piano accompanist and conductor. He moved to England in 1901. His major works for orchestra include a Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, the "John Field Suite" and the symphonic poem, "With the Wild Geese."
 
An Irish Symphony (1904)

Bryden Thomson/Ulster Orchestra
( + A Comedy Overture, In Ireland and With the Wild Geese)
CHANDOS CHAN 7034
(original LP release: CHANDOS ABRD 1027 (1981)

Prionnsías O'Duinn/Ireland National Symphony Orchestra
( + With the Wild Geese)
Naxos 8.554732 (2001)

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CYRIL SCOTT
(1879-1970)

Born in Oxton, Cheshire. Went to Frankfurt am Main at the age of 12 to study with Engelbert Humperdinck and Lazarro Uzielli and returned there for further study with Iwan Knorr. He composed prolifically in all genres during his long life and had great success at an early stage. This did not last and his music is only starting to be revived at the present time after many decades of obscurity. He wrote a Symphony No. 1 in C major in 1898 and No. 2 in A minor in 1901-2. Both of these works appear to be lost. There is a Sinfonietta for Strings, Organ and Harp from 1954 and a Sinfonietta for Strings from 1962. There are also 2 Piano Concertos, a Violin Concerto and many other works for orchestra.

 

Symphony No. 1 in C major (1898)

Martin Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto {Paul Watkins – cello})
CHANDOS CHAN 10452 (2008)

 

Symphony No. 3 "The Muses" (1937)

Martyn Brabbins/Huddersfield Choral Society/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 {Howard Shelley - piano} and Neptune)
CHANDOS CHAN 10211 (2004)


Symphony No. 4 (1951-2)

Martyn Brabbins /BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Early One Morning {Howard Shelley - piano})
CHANDOS CHAN 10376 (2006)

 

Three Symphonic Dances, Op. 22 (revised from Symphony No. 2 in A minor, 1901-2) (1907)

Martyn Brabbins /BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Olivier Charlier - violin}, Festival Overture and Aubade)
CHANDOS CHAN 10407 (2007)

Peter Marchbank/National Symphony Orchestra of the South African Broadcasting Corporation
( + Aubade. Neapolitan Rhapsody, Suite Fantastique and Two Passacaglias on Irish Themes)
MARCO POLO 8.223485 (1994)

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PERCY FLETCHER
(1879-1932)

Born in Derby. He took piano, violin and organ lessons before embarking on a career in London as a theater conductor and light music composer. Most of his output consists of light orchestral music of which he was an acknowledged master in his time. Today his fame rests basically on his two popular works for band, the "Epic Symphony" and "Labour and Love."
 

An Epic Symphony for Brass Band (1926)

Major Peter Parkes/Black Dyke Mills Band
( + Elgar: Servern Suite, Rubbra: Variations on "The Shining River", Ball: Sinfonietta and Vinter: James Cook - Circumnavigator)
CHANDOS CHAN 4508 (1992)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RL 25078) (1977)

Major Peter Parkes/Grimethorpe Colliery Band
( + works by Philip Wilby, Howard Snell, John McCabe and Thomas Wilson)
CHANDOS CHAN 4559 (1997)

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MARY DICKENSON-AUNER
(1880-1965)

Born in Dublin. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music. She went to Prague for further training on the violin and started her career as a soloist. She remained in Central Europe for the rest of her life after her marriage in 1913. The outbreak of World War I as well as motherhood effectively ended her days as a virtuoso. She took up composing full time in 1938. In the next quarter century she wrote 6 Symphonies as well as many other works.
 
Symphony No. 1, Op. 16 "Irish" (1941)

Manfred Müssauer/Moravian Philharmonic
( + Johanna Müller-Hermann: Heroic Overture & Epilog to a Tragedy and Maria Bach: Silhouettes)
THOROFON CTH 2259 (1994)
 
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HEALY WILLAN
(1880-1968)

Born in Balham, Surrey. He received most of his musical training at St. Saviour’s Choir School in Eastbourne and then had further organ studies with William Stevenson Hoyte. He emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1913 and established himself as an organist and teacher. He specialized in liturgical and organ music but composed in most other genres as well. His 1st Symphony in D minor was written in 1936 and for orchestra there is also a Piano Concerto as well as several shorter works.
 
 
Symphony No. 2 in C minor (1948)

Karel Ančerl/Toronto Symphony Orchestra
CBC SM-133 (LP) (1970)

Uri Meyer/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
( + Benjamin Britten: Canadian Carnival and Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes)
CBC RECORDS SMCD 5123 (1993)

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EDGAR LESLIE BAINTON
(1880-1956)

Born in London. Studied at Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford, Henry Walford Davies and Charles Wood. Worked as a pianist, teacher and administrator. He settled permanently in Sydney, Australia in 1933 where he became director of the State Conservatorium of Music. In addition to the 3 numbered Symphonies, he wrote a Symphony in B flat major in 1903 with the title "A Phantasy of Life and Progress," a Concerto-Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra and a number of shorter works for orchestra.
 
Symphony No. 1 "Before Sunrise" (1907)
(1st movement "Genesis" only)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra
( + Bowen: Symphony No. 2 and Austin: Symphonic Rhapsody "Spring")
CLASSICO CLASSCD404


Symphony No. 2 in D minor (1939-40)

Edgar Bainton/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
ABC PRX/3875 (non-commercial LP) (1955)

Joseph Post/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Peter Sculthorpe: Sun Music IV & David Ahern: Ned Kelly Music)
ABC RRC/401 (non-commercial LP) (1968)

Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic
( + Hubert Clifford: Symphony 1940 & John Gough: Serenade)
CHANDOS CHAN 9757 (1999)


Symphony No. 3 in C minor (1956)

Sir Bernard Heinze/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
BROLGA BZM12 (LP) (1958)

Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Rutland Boughton: Symphony No. 1)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7185 (2007)

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SIR ARNOLD BAX
(1883-1953)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder and Tobias Matthay. Coming from a wealthy background, Bax needed no musical employment to be able to pursue his creativity in both music and literature. Beyond the Symphonies, he composed a large amount of works for orchestra including Concertos for Violin and Cello and a series of tone poems from which "Tintagel," "The Garden of Fand" and "November Woods" are the most popular. He was appointed Master of the King’s Musick in 1942.
 
Spring Fire (Symphony) (1913)

Sir Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Bridge: Enter Spring, Delius: Idylle de Printemps and North Country Sketches-The March of Spring)
HALLE CDHLL 7528 (2011)

Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Scherzo and Northern Ballad No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 8464 (1986)


Symphony in F major (1907, realised and orchestrated by M.Yates, 2013)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7308 (2013)


Symphonies Nos. 1 – 7

Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic
( + Tintagel and Rogue’s Comedy Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 10122 (5 CDs) (2003)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Ulster Orchetra
CHANDOS CHAN 8906-10 (5 CDs) (1990)


Symphony No. 1 in E flat major (1922)

Myer Fredman/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
LYRITA SRCD.232
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.53 (1971)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + In the Faery Hills and The Garden of Fand)
NAXOS 8.553525 (2001)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Christmas Eve)
CHANDOS CHAN 8480 (1986)


Symphony No. 2 in E minor and C major (1926)

Myer Fredman/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
LYRITA SRCD.233 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.54) (1971)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + November Woods)
NAXOS 8.554093 (1999)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nympholept)
CHANDOS CHAN 8493 (1987)


Symphony No. 3 in C major (1929)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec.1943)
(+ Violin Concerto {Eda Kersey – violin})
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDLX 7111 (2001)
(original LP release: HMV TREASURY EX 29 0107 3 {2 LPs}) (1984)

Sir Edward Downes/London Symphony Orchestra
( + The Happy Forest)
RCA RED SEAL SB 6806 (LP) (1969)

Myer Fredman/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
ABC CLASSICS L 38227 (LP) (1984)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + The Happy Forest)
NAXOS 8.553608 (2000)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dance of Wild Irravel and Paean)
CHANDOS CHAN 8454 (1986)


Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (1931)

Vernon Handley/Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra
CONCERT ARTISTCACD 9009-2
(original LP release: CONCERT ARTIST LPA 1097) (1965)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Nympholept and Overture to a Picaresque Comedy)
NAXOS 8.555343 (2002)

Bryden Thomson/Ulster Orchestra
( + Tintagel)
CHANDOS CHAN 8312 (1983)


Symphony No. 5 in C minor (1932)

Raymond Leppard/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD.233 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.58) (1972)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Tale the Pine Trees Knew)
NAXOS 8.554509 (2000)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Russian Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 8669 (1989)


Symphony No. 6 in C major (1934)

Douglas Bostock/Munich Symphony Orchestra ( + Overture to Adventure and Tintagel)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 254 (2000)
 
Norman Del Mar/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Irish Landscape, Overture to Adventure, Rogue’s Comedy Overture and Overture: Work in Progress)
LYRITA SRCD.296 (2007)
(original LP release: Lyrita SRCS.35) (1967)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Into the Twilight and Summer Music)
NAXOS 8.557144 (2003)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Festival Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 8586 (1988)


Symphony No. 7 in A flat major (1939)

Raymond Leppard/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
LYRITA SRCD.232
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.83 (LP) (1975)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Tintagel)
NAXOS 8.557145 (2003)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Four Songs for Tenor and Orchestra {Martyn Hill - tenor})
CHANDOS CHAN 8628 (1988)


Sinfonietta (1932)

Barry Wordsworth/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Overture, Elegy and Rondo)
NAXOS 8.555109
(original CD release: MARCO Polo 8.223102) (1987)

Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic
( + In the Faery Hills, November Woods and The Garden of Fand)
CHANDOS CHAN 10362 (2006)

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SIR GEORGE DYSON
(1883-1964)

Born in Halifax, Yorkshire. Studied with Charles Stanford at the Royal College of Music (he later became director of that institution) and traveled to Germany and Italy on A Mendelssohn Scholarship. The choral work "The Canterbury Pilgrims" is considered his masterpiece. His other important works for orchestra include a Violin Concerto, Concerto Leggiero for Piano and Strings and 2 Concertos for String Orchestra.
 
Symphony in G major (1937)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
CHANDOS CHAN 9200 (1994)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto da Chiesa { Duncan Riddell, Helen Cox violins, Stuart Green - viola and Timothy Walden - cello}) and At the Tabard Inn)
NAXOS 8. 557720 (2005)

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YORK BOWEN
(1884-1961)

Born in London. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Tobias Matthay, Frederick Corder and Walter Haynes and taught at that institution upon graduation. He achieved great fame as a concert pianist. Among the other orchestral works of his prolific output were his Symphony No. 3, Op. 137 (1951), Symphony No. 4 in G major (1954, not extant), Sinfonietta Concertante for Brass and Orchestra, 4 Piano Concertos as well as Concertos for Violin, Viola and Horn.

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 (1902)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 10670 (2011)


Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 31 (1912)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra
( + Austin: Symphonic Rhapsody "Spring" and Bainton: Symphony No. 1)
CLASSICO CLASSCD404 (2002)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 10670 (2011)

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MONTAGUE PHILLIPS
(1885-1969)

Born in Tottenham, London. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder. Had long-term careers as teacher and church organist. Best known for his light orchestral music and songs but also composed in larger forms including 2 Piano Concertos and the Symphony listed below (whose 2 remaining movements have yet to be reconstructed).
 
Symphony in C minor, Op. 15 (1911, rev. 1924-5)
( 2nd and 3rd movements "Spring Rondo" and "Summer Nocturne" only)

Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, A Shakespearean Scherzo, 4 Dances from The Rebel Maid, Arabesque, A Surrey Suite, Moorland Idyll and Revelry Overture)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7140 (2004)


Sinfonietta in C major, Op. 70 (1943)

( + Symphony, A Shakespearean Scherzo, 4 Dances from The Rebel Maid, Arabesque, A Surrey Suite, Moorland Idyll and Revelry Overture)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7140 (2004)

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EGON WELLESZ
(1885-1974)

Born in Vienna. Studied at the University of Vienna and received further private training from Arnold Schoenberg. The advent of Nazism brought about his emigration to Oxford in 1938 where he became a lecturer and continued his illustrious career as a musicologist. He composed prolifically and among his other orchestral works there is a Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto and the symphonic poem, “Vorfrűhling.”
 
 
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 62 (1945)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8 and Symphonic Epilogue)
CPO 999 998-2 (2004)

 
Symphony No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 65 "The English" (1948)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
CPO 999 997-2 (2003)


Symphony No. 3 in A major, Op. 68 (1951)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CPO 999 999-2 (2005)


Symphony No. 4 in G major, Op. 70 "Symphonia Austraica" (1953)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7)
CPO 999 808-2 (2003)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 75 (1956)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CPO 999 999-2 (2005)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 95 (1965)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7)
CPO 999 808-2 (2003)


Symphony No. 7, Op. 102 "Contra Torrentem" (1967)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6)
CPO 999 808-2 (2003)


Symphony No. 8, Op. 110 (1970)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Symphonic Epilogue)
CPO 999 998-2 (2004)


Symphony No. 9, Op. 111 (1971)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CPO 999 997-2 (2003)

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CECIL ARMSTRONG GIBBS
(1889-1960)

Born in Great Baddow, Essex. Studied at Cambridge with E.J. Dent and Charles Wood and then at the Royal College of music under Adrian Boult and Ralph Vaughan Williams. He taught at the latter school for almost two decades. He composed in all genres though he is best remembered for his songs. His 2nd Symphony, Op. 90 (1938) is a large choral work with the title "Odysseus." His other works for orchestra include several suites for string or small orchestra and various shorter pieces.
 
Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 70 (1931-2)

Andrew Penny/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Symphony No. 3)
MARCO POLO 8.223553 (1994)

 
Symphony (No. 2), Op. 90 "Odysseus" for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra (1937- 8)

David Drummond/Susan Gritton (soprano), Mark Stone (baritone), London Oriana Choir/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Dyson: 4 Songs for Sailors)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7201 (2008)

 

Symphony No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 104 "Westmorland" (1944)
Andrew Penny/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Symphony No. 3)
MARCO POLO 8.223553 (1994)

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HANS GÁL
(1890-1987)

Born in Brunn, Austria. Studied at the University of Vienna with Eusebius Mandyczewski and Guido Adler. Nazism compelled him to flee to Ediburgh in 1938 where he took employment at the University as a lecturer, a post he held until 1965. He composed many works in various genres. His other major works for orchestra include Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Orchestra, 1976) and Concertos for Violin, Cello and Piano.

Symphony No.1 in D major (originally Sinfonietta), Op.30 (1927)

Thomas Zehetmair: Northern Sinfonia
( + Schuber: Symphony No. 6)
AVIE AV2224 (2011)

Kenneth Woods/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 1)
AVIE AV 2233 (2014)

Symphony No. 2 in F major, Op.53 (1942-3)

Kenneth Woods/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 4)
AVIE AV 2232 (2013)

Thomas Zehetmair/Northern Sinfonia
( + Schubert: Symphony No. )
AVIE AV 2225 (2011)

Symphony No.3 in A major, Op.62 (1951-2)

Kenneth Woods/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 3)
AVIE AV 2230 (2011)


 
Sinfonietta No. 1 for Mandolin Orchestra, Op. 81

Volker Gerland/Baden Mandolin Orchestra
( + Biedermeiertänze, Divertimento, Op.68c and Divertimento, Op. 80)
ANTES EDITION (BELLA MUSICA): BM319 171 (2002)


Sinfonietta No. 2 for Mandolin Orchestra, Op. 86

Volker Gerland/Baden Mandolin Orchestra
( + Capriccio, Suite for Three Mandolins and Lyrical Suite)
ANTES EDITION (BELLA MUSICA): BM319 177 (2002)

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SIR ARTHUR BLISS
(1891-1975)

Born in London. Studied first with Charles Wood at Cambridge and then at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. He taught in the United States before returning to England where he became director of the BBC and succeeded Bax as Master of the Queen’s Musick in 1953. In addition to the Symphonies, his major orchestral works include Concertos for Piano, Violin and Cello and the suite from the film "Things to Come."
 
A Colour Symphony, Op. 24 (1921-2; rev. 1934)

Sir Arthur Bliss/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Music for Strings and Introduction and Allegro)
HERITAGE HTGCD222 (2011)
( + Introduction and Allegro, Things to Come Suite, The Beatitudes, Pastoral and March: The Phoenix)
DUTTON LABORATORIES 2CDBP 9818 (2 CDs) (2013)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5170) (1955)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Cello Concerto {Arto Noras – cello}, Two Piano Concerto {Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith – pianos}, Discourse for Orchestra, Things to Come Suite and Adam Zero Suite)
EMI CLASSICS BRITISH COMPOSERS 586589 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3416) (1971)

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto {Raphael Wallfisch – cello} and The Enchantress {Linda Finnie – mezzo})
CHANDOS CLASSICS 10221
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8503) (1987)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Violin Concerto { Lydia Mordkovitch - violin})
CHANDOS CHAN 10380 (2006)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Adam Zero)
NAXOS 8.553460 (1996)

Barry Wordsworth/Ulster Orchestra
( + Metamorphic Variations)
NIMBUS NI 5294 (1982)


Morning Heroes (A Symphony for Orator, Chorus and Orchestra), Op 48 (1930)

Sir Charles Groves/John Westbrook (orator), Liverpool Philharmonic Choir/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Britten: War Requiem)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 505909 2 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: HMV SAN365) (1975)

Michael Kibblewhite/Brian Blessed (orator), East London Chorus, Harlow Chorus, Hertfordshire Chorus/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Investiture Antiphonal Fanfare and Prayer for St, Francis of Assisi)
CALA CACD 1010 (1991)

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CLAUDE CHAMPAGNE
(1891-1965)

Born in Montreal. He received his musical education at the Dominion College of Music and the Conservatoire National de Montréal and went for further studies in Paris with André Gedalge, Charles Koechlin and Raoul Laparra. Served for many years as teacher and director in Montreal training a long list of incipient composers. His other major works for orchestra include a Piano Concerto, Altitudes and the early symphonic poem "Hercule et Omphale."
 
Symphonie Gaspésienne (1945)

Jean Beaudet/Orchestre de Radio-Canada
( + Jean Vallerand: Cordes en Mouvement and Alexander Brott: Circle, Triangle, Four Squares)
RCA VICTOR (Canada) CCS 1010 (& RCI 216) (LP) (1967)

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MIRRIE HILL
(1892-1986)

Born in Sydney, Australia (née, Solomon). After some piano studies, she received composition instruction from her future husband Alfred Hill. She attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and then joined its staff. She composed in a broad range of genres. Her other works for orchestra included a Rhapsody for Piano and Orch and the suites "The Little Dream" and "Carnival Night".

Symphony in A major "Arnhem Land" (1954)

Henry Krips/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Margaret Sutherland: Three Temperaments)
ABC RRC 145 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1980)

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ARTHUR BENJAMIN

(1893-1960)

Born in Sydney. He went to England in 1911 to study with Charles Stanford at the Royal College of Music and also had lessons with Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946, composer of a Symphony in A minor) and Frederic Cliffe. After World War I he taught and conducted in Australia, England, Canada and the USA. He settled permanently in England after World War II. He excelled in light orchestral music but also composed, in addition to the Symphony, a Violin Concerto and a Concerto Quasi una Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra
 
Symphony (1944-5)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Vaughan Williams: Smphony No. 4)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB1064 (2012)

Chistopher Lyndon-Gee/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballade for String Orchestra)
MARCO POLO 8.223764 (1996)

Barry Wordsworth/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec.1982)
( + Overture to an Italian Comedy, Cotillon and North American Square Dance Suite)
LYRITA SRCD.314 (2007)

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SIR EUGENE GOOSSENS
(1893-1962)

Born in London into a distinguished musical family of Belgian descent. Had training at music schools in Bruges and Liverpool before attending the Royal College of Music where his teachers of composition were Charles Stanford and Charles Wood. He had a distinguished career as a conductor in England, Australia and America. He composed a number of works for orchestra including Concertos for Piano, Violin (both entitled "Phantasy Concerto") and Oboe.
 
Symphony No. 1, Op. 58 (1940)

Sir Eugene Goossens/Sydney Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1947)
ABC FESTIVAL FC-30866 (LP) (1962)

Vernon Handley/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto {Joel Marangella – oboe}, Tam O’Shanter and Concert Piece for Two Harps, Oboe and Cor Anglais {Joel Marangella – oboe & cor anglais/Jane Geeson and Sebastian Lipman – harps})
ABC CLASSICS 462 –014-2 (1998)

Richard Hickox/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Phantasy Concerto for Piano and Orchestra)
CHANDOD CHSA 5068 (2009)

David Measham/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
UNICORN KP8000 (LP) (1980)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 62 (1943-4)

Vernon Handley/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Concertino for Double String Orchestra and Fantasy for Nine Wind Instruments)
ABC CLASSICS 8.77013 (1993)


Sinfonietta, Op. 34 (1922)

John Hopkins/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Sonata No. 2 and Suite for flute, violin and harp)
ABC AC1016 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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ANTHONY COLLINS
(1893-1963)

Born in Hastings. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Gustav Holst and Adrian Boult. He gained fame as a composer of film and light orchestral music and as a conductor in England and America. There is a 2nd Symphony for Strings from 1946 but his 3rd and 4th Symphonies as well as 2 Violin Concertos appear to be lost.
 

Symphony for Strings (No. 1) (1940)

John Wilson/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Festival Royal Overture, The Song of Erin, Victoria the Great, The Saga of Odette, The Lady With a Lamp, Eire, Santa Cecila and Louis XV Silhouettes)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7162 (2006)

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ERNEST JOHN MOERAN
(1894-1950)

Born in Heston, Middlesex. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford and John Ireland. He was strongly influenced by English folksong as well as by the music of Vaughan Williams and Delius. He began a 2nd Symphony in E flat major in 1945 but only fragments of that score still exist. His other major works for orchestra are a Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto, Serenade and 3 Rhapsodies.
 
Symphony in G minor (1937)

Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra
LYRITA SRCD.247 (2007)
( + Sinfonietta)
(original LP release: LYRITA.SRCS70) (1975)

Neville Dilkes/English Sinfonia
( + 2 Pieces for Small Orchestra and Violin Sonata)
EMI CDM 7 69419 2 (2005)
( original LP release: HMV ASD 2913) (1973)

Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Rhapsody No. 3 {Margaret Fingerhut - piano} and Overture for a Masque)
CHANDOS CLASSICS 10169 (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8577) (1988)

Leslie Heward/Hallé Orchestra (rec.1942)
( + Ireland: Piano Concerto {Eileen Joyce - piano})
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9807 (2011)
(original LP release: HMV EM290462-3 (1985)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta)
NAXOS 8.555837 (2002)


Symphony No. 2 in G minor in E flat (unfinished, c.1939-50, "Sketches"
realised and completed by M. Yates, 2011)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Overture for a Festival and Ireland: Sarnia)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7281 (2011)


Sinfonietta (1944)

Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Berners: The Triumph of Neptune and d'Indy: Jour d’Été à la Montagne)
SOMM BEECHAM COLLECTION SOMM B24 (2008)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony)
LYRITA SRCD.247 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.37) (1968)

Sir Adrian Boult/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec.1963)
( + Bliss: Music for Strings and Rawsthorne: Concerto for Strings)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 5691632 (1996)

Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Cello Concerto {Raphael Wallfisch – cello})
CHANDOS CHAN 8456 (1986)

Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia
( + Serenade + Finzi: Fall of the Leaf and New Year Music)
EMI   CDM7 64721-2 (1994)

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GORDON JACOB
(1895-1984)

Born in Norwood, London. He was a student of Hubert Parry, Charles Stanford and Charles Wood at the Royal College of Music. He later joined the staff of that institution and stayed for 40 years. He was an enormously prolific composer but seems to have gained greater fame as an arranger and orchestrator. His unrecorded Symphonies are a Symphony for Strings (1943), York Symphony for Brass (1970), Sinfonia Brevis (1974), and 3 Sinfoniettas (1943, 1950 and 1954). His other works for orchestra are legion.
 
Symphony No. 1 in C major (1928-9)

Barry Wordsworth/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD.315 (2007)


Symphony No. 2 in C major (1944-5)

Douglas Bostock/Munich Symphony Orchestra
( + Little Symphony and A Festival Overture)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 204 (1997) (The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 1)

Barry Wordsworth/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
LYRITA SRCD.315 (2007)


A Little Symphony (1957)

Douglas Bostock/Munich Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and A Festival Overture)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 204 (1997) (The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 1)  


Symphony AD 78 for Band (1978)

Geoffrey Brand/European Winds
( + Holst: Fugal Concerto and Hammersmith, Ireland: Downland Suite and Franck: Choral No. 2)
ALBANY TROY120 (1995)

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MAURICE BLOWER
(1896-1982)

Born in Surrey. He studied at the RAF School of Music with Sir Walford Davies and received his musical doctorate at Oxford under Harold Darke. He was associated with the Petersfield Music Festival for 40 years and founded the Rake Choir. The bulk of his compositional output consisted of works for choirs and part songs but he also produced a Horn Concerto for Dennis Brain as well as a number of works for string orchestra.

Symphony in C Major (1939)

Peter Craddock/Havant Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 and Brahms: Academic Festival Overture)
HAVANT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (privately issued CD) (2008)

Marius Stravinsky/Karelia Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Holbrooke: Variations on "The Girl I Left Behind" and D. Howell: Lamia.
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9036CD (2008)

 

 
 
 
ROBERTO GERHARD
(1896-1970)

Born in Valls, Catalonia, Spain. Studied in Barcelona with Enrique Granados and Felipe Pedrell and later took master classes with Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna. He settled in England at the end of the Spanish Civil War (1939) and remained there for the rest of his life. He left a 5th Symphony unfinished and also wrote a Violin Concerto, Concerto for Piano and Strings, Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings and Percussion and a Concerto for Orchestra during his years in England.
 
Symphony "Homenaje a Pedrell" (1941)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Harpsichord Concerto {Geoffrey Tozer-harpsichord})
CHANDOS CHAN 9693 (1998)


Symphony No. 1 (1952-2)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Olivier Charlier –violin})
CHANDOS CHAN 9599 (1998)

Antal Dorati/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Don Quixote - Ballet Muite)
HMV ASD 613 (LP) (1965)

Victor Pablo Pérez/Tenerife Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
VALOIS MONTAIGNE MO782103 (1999)


Symphony No. 2 "Metamorphosis" (1959)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9694 (1999)

Victor Pablo Pérez/Tenerife Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
VALOIS MONTAIGNE MO782102 (1999)


Symphony No. 3 "Collages" (1960)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto {Geoffrey Tozer - piano} and Epithalamion)
CHANDOS CHAN 9556 (1997)

Victor Pablo Pérez/Tenerife Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
VALOIS MONTAIGNE MO782103 (1999)

Frederick Prausnitz/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Peter Maxwell Davies: Revelation and Fall)
HMV ASD 2427 (LP) (1968)


Symphony No. 4 "New York" (1967)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Pandora Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 9651 (1998)

Sir Colin Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Yfrah Neaman - violin})
LYRITA SRCD.274 (2008)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 701) (1972)

Victor Pablo Pérez/Tenerife Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2
VALOIS MONTAIGNE MO782102 (1999)
 
Leo (Chamber Symphony) (1969)
Ed Spanjaard/Nieuw Ensemble
( + Libra, Gemini, Concert for 8 and Impromptus)
LARGO 5134 (1996)

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SIR THOMAS ARMSTRONG
(1898-1994)

Born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Armstrong--as well as his father, A.E. Armstrong--was a lifelong music teacher and organist. He studied at first with his father who was an organist and music teacher and later at the Royal College of Music under Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. His musical career centered on the organ and he held several positions in this capacity. As an academic, his career reached its peak when he was he was appointed Principal of the Royal Academy of Music and he also served on the boards of several musical organizations. His busy career left him little time for composition but he managed to turn out anthems, carols, services and a large number of songs.

Sinfonietta for Small Orchestra (c. 1930)

Paul Daniel/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasy Quintet, Rhapsody: A Passer-By, songs and choral pieces)
CHANDOS CHAN 9657 (1998)



SOPHIE-CARMEN ECKHARDT- GRAMMATÉ
(1899-1974)

Born in Moscow. Her earliest musical training came from her mother who was a pupil of Anton Rubinstein. She later studied at the Paris Conservatory where her teachers included Vincent d'Indy and Alfred Brun. She pursued a career as a violin virtuoso and studied composition in Berlin with Max Trapp before settling in Canada in 1953. She wrote 2 other Symphonies: No. 1 in C major (1939) and No. 2 Manitoba Symphony” (1970). There are also 2 other Piano Concertos, a Concerto for Orchestra and a Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Clarinet and Bassoon.

Symphony-Concerto (Piano Concerto No. 3) (1967)

Anton Kuerti (piano)/Alexander Brott/CBC Festival Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1: Andante, Piano Concerto No. 2, Triple Concerto, Piano Sonata No. 5, Weinachtslieder and Molto Sostenuto)
ECKHARDT-GRAMMATÉ FOUNDATION PBM 303 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL (Canada) LSC-3175) (1968)

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PATRICK HADLEY
(1899-1973)

Born in Cambridge. He studied there with Cyril Rootham and Charles Wood and then at the Royal College of Music with Vaughan Williams and R.O. Morris. He taught at Cambridge and composed mostly vocal music. "The Trees so High" is essentially a symphony with a vocal finale. He wrote a few short works for orchestra of which only "One Morning in Spring" has been published and recorded.

The Trees So High (Symphonic Ballad in A minor) (1931)


Matthias Bamert/David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Philharmonia Chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Philip Sainton: The Island)
CHANDOS CHAN 9181 (1993)

Vernon Handley/Thomas Allen (baritone), Guildford Philharmonic Choir/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Finzi: Intimations of Immortality)
LYRITA SRCD.238 (2007)
(original LP issue: LYRITA SRCS.106) (1979)

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WILLIAM LOVELOCK
(1899-1986)

 
Born in London. Studied there at the Trinity School of Music and became a member of its faculty. He came to Australia in 1956 to become director of the Queensland State Conservatorium of Music. He composed concertos for various instruments, a Divertimento for Strings and short orchestral pieces. He returned to England in 1981.

 
Symphony in C sharp minor (1975)

Joseph Post/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Robert Hughes: Farrago Suite)
ABC PRX-5614 (non-commercial LP) (1975)


Sinfonietta (1964)

Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Robert Hughes: Synthesis, Peter Rorke: Divertimento for Strings and Clive Douglas: Essay for Strings)
ABC RRCS-380 (non-commercial LP) (c.1970)


Sinfonia Concertante for Organ and Orchestra (1968)

Patrick Thomas/Robert Boughen (organ)/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Poulenc Organ Concerto and Respighi: Suite for Organ and Orchestra)
ABC CLASSICS 464 193 (1999)
(original LP release: RCA (Australia) VRL 1-0129) (1976)

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ALAN BUSH
(1900-1995)

Born in Dulwich, London. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder and Tobias Matthay and had private lessons with John Ireland. Taught for 30 years at the Royal Academy and was very active in social causes. His 3rd Symphony, "Byron Symphony" for baritone, chorus and orchestra, from 1960, remains unrecorded and 4th. His other major orchestral works are a Piano Concerto (with baritone and male choir), Violin Concerto, Concert Suite for Cello and Orchestra and two other large works for piano and orchestra: Africa and Variations, Nocturne and Finale on an English Sea Song.
 

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 (1940)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 484 (2004) (The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 13)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 33 "The Nottingham" (1949)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 484 (2004) (The British Symphonic Collection - Vol. 13)
 
Alan Bush/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
( + Birthday Overture + Rawsthorne: Symphony No. 2 and Concerto for String Orchestra)
MELODIYA D012687-90 (2 LPs) (c.1960)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Africa and Fantasia on Soviet Themes)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7306 (2013)


Lascaux Symphony (Symphony No. 4), Op. 98 (1983)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Dorian Passacaglia and Fugue and Dance Overture)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7294 (2012)


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COLIN McPHEE
(1900-1964)

Born in Toronto. Studied at the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore, Maryland) with Harold Randolph and Gustav Strube and had further lessons with Paul Le Flem in Paris and Edgard Varèse in New York. Spent the 1930’s in Bali and utilized its gamelan music in his own compositions with "Tabuh-Tabuhan" becoming his most famous work. His 1st Symphony (1930) is not extant and his 3rd Symphony (1960-2) was not completed. There were also 2 early Piano Concerto but neither of these survives.
 
Symphony No. 2 "Pastoral" (1957)

Dennis Russell Davies/Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano and Winds, Balinese Ceremonial Music and Nocturne)
MUSIC MASTERS 01612-67159-2 (1996)

Alex Pauk/Esprit Orchestra
( + Concerto for Winds, Tabuh-Tabuhan, Transitions and Nocturne)
CBC SM 5181 (1998)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Bliss: Discourse for Orchestra)
LOUISVILLE 592 (LP) (1959)

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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 other major orchestral works are a Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto.
 
Symphonies Nos. 1 – 11

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
CHANDOS CHAN 9994 (5 CDs) (2001)


Symphony No. 1, Op. 44 (1936)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Sinfonia Concertante and A tribute)
CHANDOS CHAN 9538 (1997)


Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 45 (1937)

Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7 and Festival Overture)
LYRITA SRCD.235 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.96) (1978)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 6)
CHANDOS CHAN 9481 (1996)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 49 (1939)

Norman Del Mar/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4, A Tribute and Overture Resurgam)
LYRITA SRCD.202 (1990)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 7)
CHANDOS CHAN 9634 (1998)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 53, (1951)

Norman Del Mar/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, A Tribute and Overture Resurgam)
LYRITA SRCD.202 (1990)

Vernon Handley/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Piano Concerto and Soliloquy)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91932 (1997)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphonies Nos. 10 and 11)
CHANDOS CHAN 9401 (1995)


Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 63 (1947-8)

Sir John Barbirolli/HalléOrchetra (rec. 1950)
( + Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby, Loth to Depart + Britten: Violin Concerto and Threnody for a Soldier Killed in Action)
EMI CDM 566 053-2 (2000)
(original LP release: HMV BLP 1021 (10") (1953)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 8 and Ode to the Queen)
CHANDOS CHAN 9714 (1999)

Hans-Hubert Schönzeler/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Bliss: Checkmate Suite and Tippett: Little Music for Strings)
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6576
(original LP release: RCA RL25027) (1977)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 80 (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1971)
( + Symphony No. 8)
INTAGLIO INCD 7311 (1992) ▼

Norman Del Mar/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8 and Soliloquy)
LYRITA SRCD.234 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.127 (1982)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9481 (1996)


Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 88 (1957)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Festival Overture)
LYRITA SRCD.235 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.118) (1970)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9634 (1998)


Symphony No. 8, Op. 132 "Hommage à Teilhard de Chardin" (1966-8)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (rec. 1971)
( + Symphony No. 6)
INTAGLIO INCD 7311 (1992) ▼

Norman Del Mar/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Soliloquy)
LYRITA SRCD.234 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.127 (1982)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 5 and Ode to the Queen)
CHANDOS CHAN 9714 (1999)


Symphony No. 9 for Soprano, Alto, Baritone, Orchestra and Chorus, Op. 140 "Sinfonia Sacra" (1971-2)

Richard Hickox/ Lynne Dawson (soprano), Della Jones (contralto), Stephen Roberts (bass), BBC National Chorus of Wales/
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
CHANDOS CHAN 9441 (1996)


Symphony No. 10, Op. 145 "Sinfonia da Camera" (1974)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 11)
CHANDOS CHAN 9401 (1995)

Hans-Hubert Schönzeler/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6599 (1994)
(original LP release: RCA RL25027) (1977)


Symphony No. 11, Op. 153 (1978-9)

Richard Hickox/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 10)
CHANDOS CHAN 9401 (1995)
 

Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 38 (1936)

Richard Hickox/Howard Shelley (piano)/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 1 and A tribute)
CHANDOS CHAN 9538 (1997)

 
Sinfonietta for Large String Orchestra, Op. 163 (1986)

Hans-Hubert Schönzeler/City of London Sinfonia
( + Four Medieval Latin Lyrics, Five Spencer Sonnets and Amoretti)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 790752-2 (1989)

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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.
 

A Carol Symphony (1927)

Barry Rose/Pro Arte Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Quilter: Children’s Overture, Tomlinson: First Suite of English Folkdances etc.
EMI CDM 64131-2 (1991)
(original LP release: HMV CSD 3580) (1968)
 
Gavin Sutherland/Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
( + works by Bryan Kelly: Improvisations on Christmas Carols, Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down, Philip Lane: Wassail Dances and Patric Standford: A Christmas Carol Symphony)
NAXOS 8.557099 (2003)

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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 other major orchestral works were Concertos for Violin, Viola and Cello.
 
Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor (1932-5)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto { Kyung Wha Chung – violin},  Cello Concerto {Robert Cohen – cello} and Viola Concerto {Paul Neubauer – viola})
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4756534 (2005)
(original CD release: DECCA 433 703-2) (1991)

William Boughton/New Haven Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
NIMBUS NI 6119 (2010)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Belshazzar’s Feast)
SOMM SOMM094 (2010)
(original LP release: NIXA NCL 16020/WESTMINSTER 18374) (1958)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Variations on a Theme by Hindemith)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BBC MM 308 (2009)
(original CD release: CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 569178-2) (1995)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Siesta)
HYPERION CDA67794 (2011)

Paul Daniel/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Partita for Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.553180 (1998)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Belshazzar's Feast)
LSO LIVE LSO 681 (2011)
(original CD release: LSO LIVE LSO 76) (2006)

Louis Frémaux/Philharmonia Orchestra
(+ Violin Concerto)
ALTO ALC1130 (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 10312) (1989)

Sir Alexander Gibson/Scottish National Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto {Ralph Kirshbaum – cello}, Crown Imperial, Orb and Sceptre,Belshazzar’s Feast, Coronation Te Deum and Anniversary Fanfare)
CHANDOS CHAN 241-10 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8313) (1983)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
RESONANCE CDRSN3067 (2006)
(original LP release: ASV ACM 2006) (1978)

Vernon Handley/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations on a Theme by Hindemith)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5865962 (2005)
(original CD release: EMI Classics 86596) (1988)

Bernard Haitink/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Portsmouth Point Overture, Scapino. Cello Concerto {Paul Tortelier - cello} and Violin Concerto {Ida Haendel - violin})
EMI FORTE 5733712 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 4091) (1982)

Sir Hamilton Harty/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1935)
( + Viola Concerto {Frederick Riddle - viola} and Façade)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDAX 8003 (1993)

Jascha Horenstein/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1971)
( + Wagner: Faust Overture)
INTAGLIO INCD 7231 (1993)

Owain Arwel Hughes/Orchestre National de Lille
( + Symphony No. 2)
BIS SACD-1646 (2010)

Herbert von Karajan/Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI (rec. 1953)
EMI CLASSICS 5 62869 2 (2004)

Herbert von Karajan/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1951)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457 433-2GH (2006)

Adrian Leaper/Orquesta Filharmonia de Gran Canaria
( + Siesta and Scapino)
ARTE NOVA 74321391242 (2006)

Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4784606 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: DECCA 443 450-2 (1996)

Sir Charles Mackerras/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto and The Wise Virgins)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 0947082 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 5 75569 2) (1989)

Tadaaki Otaka /BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Takemitsu: From Me Flows What You Call Time)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE CD Vol. 2 Number 11 (1994)

André Previn/ London Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Wasps Overture)
RCA GOLD SEAL 7830-2
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL SB6691) (1967)

André Previn/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre)
TELARC 80125 (1990)

Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto {Lynn Harrell – cello})
EMI CLASSICS CDC 54572-2 (1992)

Sir Malcolm Sargent/New Philharmonia Orchestra
HMV ASD2299 (LP) (1967)

Leonard Slatkin/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Portsmouth Point Overture)
VIRGIN CLASSICS CUV 61146-2 (1994)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC7 90715 2) (1988)

Jeffrey Tate/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: 75th Anniversary")
RPHO 9394/1-4 (4 CDs) (1993)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Varii Capricci)
CHANDOS CHAN 8862 (1991)

Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Belshazzar's Feast, Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968944-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 1027/RCA VICTOR LHMV-1041 (1953)

Sir William Walton/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Violin Concerto {Berl Senofsky – violin}, Partita and Henry V – 2 Pieces for Strings)
BRIDGE 9133 (2 CDs) (2003)

Sir William Walton/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Belshazzar’s Feast)
BBC LEGENDS4097-2 (2002)


Symphony No. 2 (1959-60)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto { Kyung Wha Chung – violin},  Cello Concerto {Robert Cohen – cello} and Viola Concerto {Paul Neubauer – viola})
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4756534 (2005)
(original CD release: DECCA 433 703-2) (1991)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1989)
( + Britten: Serenade and Oliver Knussen: Symphony No. 3)
RPO CDRPO 7015 (1993)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Symphony No. 1)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM39 (1995)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Siesta)
HYPERION CDA67794 (2011)

Paul Daniel/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Viola Concerto {Lars Anders Tomter – viola} and Johannesburg Festival Overture)
NAXOS 8.553402 (1996)

Owain Arwel Hughes/Orchestre National de Lille
( + Symphony No. 1)
BIS SACD-1646 (2010)

Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4784606 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: DECCA 444-114-2) (1996)

Sir Charles Mackerras/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto and The Wise Virgins)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 0947082 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 5 75569 2) (1989)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Portsmouth Point Overture, Scapino. Cello Concerto {Paul Tortelier - cello} and Violin Concerto {Ida Haendel - violin})
EMI FORTE 5733712 (2 CDs) (1999)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Zino Francecatti – violin}, Johannesburg Festival Overture, Variations on a Theme by Hindemith, Partita for Orchestra, Capriccio Burlesco and Belshazzar's Feast)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SB2K89934 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original UK LP release: COLUMBIA SAX 2459) (1962)

Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Troilus and Cressida Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 8772 (1989)


Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1926-7, rev. 1943)

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

Vernon Handley/ Kathryn Stott (pno)/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ireland: Piano Concerto and Bridge: Phantasm)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7223 (2009)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 175) (1990)

Jan Latham-König/Eric Parkin (piano)/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade Suites, Portsmouth Point Overture, Siesta and Popular Birthday)
CHANDOS CHAN 9148 (1994)

Sir William Walton/Phyllis Sellick (piano)/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1945)
( + Violin Concerto {Jascha Heifetz – violin} and Viola Concerto {William Primrose - viola})
AVID 604 (2004)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB SH128) (1970)

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

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CLIVE DOUGLAS
(1903-1977)

Born in Rushworth, Victoria, Australia. Studied at the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music. He joined the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 1936 as a staff conductor and continued his conducting career until his retirement in 1966. As a composer he did much to establish an Australian national idiom by incorporating Aboriginal music into his compositional style. His 1st Symphony with the title "Jubilee" was written in 1951 while his 3rd appeared in 1963. He also composed for orchestra a Symphonic Fantasy, Symphonic Variations and the symphonic poems "Carwoola" and Sturt 1829."
 
Symphony No. 2, Op. 67 "Namatjira" (1952-6, rev. 1959)

Clive Douglas/Victorian Symphony Orchestra
( + Frank Hutchens: Airmail Palestine)
ABC PRX4137 (non-commercial LP) (1956)


Three Frescoes (1969) (revised from Symphony No. 3, Op. 86, 1963)

Moshe Atzmon/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Nigel Butterley: Explorations and John Antill: Momentous Occasion Overture)
FESTIVAL SFC-80019 (LP) (1972)


Sinfonietta, Op. 79 "Festival of Perth" (1961)

Clive Douglas/Victorian Symphony Orchestra
( + ? )
ABC 2XS/2687 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1965)

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ERIC BALL
(1903-1989)

Born in Bristol. He came from a Salvation Army family and naturally was orientated towards music for band. Over a long lifetime he wrote 110 compositions for brass that included original works as well as arrangements of orchestral works by other composers such as Elgar’s "Enigma Variations." He ranked as one of the most important figures in the world of brass band music.
 
Sinfonietta "The Wayfarer" (1976)

Major Peter Parkes/Black Dyke Mills Band
( + Fletcher: An Epic Symphony, Elgar: Servern Suite, Rubbra: Variations on "The Shining River" and Vinter: James Cook - Circumnavigator)
CHANDOS CHAN 4508 (1992)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RL 25078) (1977)

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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 beyond the numbered Symphonies including a Symphony for Strings (1931), Concertos for Piano, Two Pianos, Cello, Flute and for Violin and Chamber Orchestra.
 

Symphony No. 1, Op. 60 (1940)

Norman Del Mar/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD.249 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCD.80) (1975)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Serenade in Four Movements + Michael Berkeley: Horn Concerto {David Pyatt – horn} and Coronach)
CHANDOS CHAN 9981 (2001)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 51 (1956-8)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
LYRITA SRCD.249 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCD.94) (1978)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Voices of the Night + Michael Berkeley: Organ Concerto {Thomas Trotter – organ} and Viola Concerto {Paul Silverthorne – viola})
CHANDOS CHAN 10167 (2003)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 74 (1969)

Sir Lennox Berkeley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Maconchy: Proud Thames Overture, Geoffrey Bush: Music 1957 and Alwyn: Elizabethan Dances)
LYRITA SRCS.57 (LP) (1972)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Sinfonia Concertante + Michael Berkeley: Oboe C oncerto {Nicholas Daniel – oboe} and Secret Garden)
CHANDOS CHAN 10022 (2001)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 94 (1976-8)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Michael Berkeley: Cello Concerto {Alban Gerhardt – cello) and The Garden of Earthly Delights)
CHANDOS CHSA 5014 (2002)


Sinfonietta, Op. 34 (1950)

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


Sinfonia Concertantefor Oboe and Orchestra, Op. 84 (1973)

Richard Hickox/ Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 3 + Michael Berkeley: Oboe Concerto {Nicholas Daniel – oboe} and Secret Garden)
CHANDOS CHAN 10022 (2001)

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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 but most of his other compositions were for the organ.


Symphony in G minor for Organ and Orchestra (1936)

Francis Jackson (organ)/Jonathan Wainwright/University of York Orchestra
( + Jackson: Organ Concerto)
AMPHION PHI CD155 (1991)

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ERIK CHISHOLM
(1904-1965)

Born in Glasgow. He studied at the Scottish National Academy of Music in Glasgow as well as in London at and the University of Edinburgh where Donald Tovey was his teacher of composition. He had an extremely full musical life as a composer, conductor, critic, teacher, academic and operatic administrator and promoter of contemporary music. He went to Cape Town in 1946 where he took the positions of Professor and Director of the South African College of Music. He remained in South Africa until his death. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. Other major orchestral works include Symphony No. 1 (1938, 2 Piano Concertos, a Violin Concerto (1952) and a Concerto for Orchestra (1952).

Symphony No. 2 "Ossian" (1939)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Fogg: Sea Sheen, Merok and Hold: The Unreturning Spring)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7196 (2007)


 
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 Serenade for Strings and a number of suites and shorter works in a lighter vein.
 
Symphony in E-flat major "1940" (1938-40)

Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic
( + Bainton: Symphony No. 2 & John Gough: Serenade)
CHANDOS CHAN 9757 (1999)

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GIDEON FAGAN
(1904-1980)

Born in Somerset, West Cape Province, South Africa. Studied with William Henry Bell at the South African College of Music and later at the Royal College of Music with Ralph Vaughan Williams, Adrian Boult and Malcolm Sargent. He embarked on a conducting career in London and eventually returned to South Africa in this rôle. His other works for orchestra include a Suite for Strings, and a South African Folk Tune Suite.
 
Karoo Symphony (1976-7)

Peter Marchbank/National Symphony Orchestra of the South African Broadcasting Corporation
( + works by Henry Lissant-Collins, Michael Mosoeu and Theo Wendt)
MARCO POLO 8.223709 (1995)

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MURRAY ADASKIN
(1905-2002)

Born in Toronto. After extensive training on the violin he studied composition with John Weinzweig, Darius Milhaud and Charles Jones. He taught at the University of Saskatchewan where he was also composer-in-residence. His musical output was extensive ranging from opera to solo instrument pieces. He wrote an Algonquin Symphony in 1958, a Concerto for Orchestra and other works for orchestra.
 

Ballet Symphony (1951)

Geoffrey Waddington/Toronto Symphony Orchestra
(+ Alexander Brott: Violin Concertino {John Dembrck – violin})
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 71 (LP) (1950s)

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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 other major orchestral works include 2 Piano Concertos, a two Piano Concerto, 2 Violin Concertos, Cello Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Concerto for Strings and Symphonic Sketches.

Symphony No. 1 (1950)

Sir John Pritchard/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
LYRITA SRCD.291 (1995)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.90) (1977)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos 2 and 3)
NAXOS 8.557480 (2005)


Symphony No. 2 for Soprano and Orchestra "A Pastoral Symphony" (1959)

Alan Rawsthorne/V.Ivanova (soprano)/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for String Orchestra + Alan Bush: Symphony No. 2 and Birthday Overture)
MELODIYA D012687-90 (2 LPs) (c.1960)

Nicholas Braithwaite/Tracy Chadwell (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
LYRITA SRCD.291 (1995)

David Lloyd-Jones/Charlotte Ellett (soprano/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos 1 and 3)
NAXOS 8.557480 (2005)


 
Symphony No. 3 (1964)

Norman Del Mar/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
LYRITA SRCD.291 (1995)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG553 (1968)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos 1 and 2)
NAXOS 8.557480 (2005)

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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 2 Piano Concertos, Violin Concerto, Oboe Concerto and "Lyra Angelica" for harp and strings.
 
Symphonies Nos. 1 – 5

Richard Hickox/Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 9429 (3 CDs) (1996)


Symphony No. 1 in D major (1949)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
LYRITA SRCD.227 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.86) (1977)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Symphony No. 2)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDSJB 1029 (2006)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 {Howard Shelley – piano})
CHANDOS CHAN 9155 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NAXOS 8.557648 (2006)


Symphony No. 2 (1953)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5)
LYRITA SRCD.228 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.85) (1975)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1953)
( + Symphony No. 1)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDSJB 1029 (2006)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Derby Day Overture, The Magic Island, Overture to a Masque and Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion)
CHANDOS CHAN 9093 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Lyra Angelica)
NAXOS 8.557647 (2005)


Symphony No. 3 (1955-6)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5)
LYRITA SRCD.228 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.63) (1972)

Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Grieg: Symphonic Dances and Mozart: Symphony No. 29)
SOMM SOMM B23 (2008)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Lydia Mordkovitch – violin})
CHANDOS CHAN 9187 (1993)

David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
NAXOS 8.557648 (2006)


Symphony No. 4 (1959)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
LYRITA SRCD.227 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.76) (1975)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Dances and Festival March)
CHANDOS CHAN 8902 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta for Strings)
NAXOS 8.557469 (2006)


Symphony No. 5 "Hydriotaphia" (1972-3)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3)
LYRITA SRCD.228 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.76) (1975)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta for Strings and Piano Concerto No. 2 {Howard Shelley – piano})
CHANDOS CHAN 9196 (1993)

David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Lyra Angelica)
NAXOS 8.557647 (2005)


Sinfonietta for Strings (1976)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Derby Day Overture, The Magic Island, Six Elizabethan Dances and Festival March)
LYRITA SRCD.229 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.85) (1975)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta for Strings and Piano Concerto No. 2 {Howard Shelley – piano})
CHANDOS CHAN 9196 (1993)

David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
NAXOS 8.557649 (2005)

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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. Additional large orchestral works include a Symphony in 1933 that preceded the numbered cycle as well as a Piano Concerto, a Triple Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra, Concerto for Double String Orchestra and the Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli for Strings.
 
Symphonies Nos. 1 – 4

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + New Year’s Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10330 (3 CDs) (2005)


Symphony No. 1 (1944-5)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
(+ Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 & Suite in D)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 4730922 (2002)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 9500 107 (!976)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto {Howard Shelley – piano})
CHANDOS CHAN 9333 (1995)


Symphony No. 2 (1956-7)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
(+ Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 & Suite in D)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 4730922 (2002)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 535) (1968)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + New Year Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 9299 (1994)

Sir Michael Tippett/BBC Symphony Orcherstra
( + Symphony No. 4)
NMC 104 (c.1990)


Symphony No. 3 for Soprano and Orchestra (1970-72)

Sir Colin Davis/Heather Harper (soprano)London Symphony Orchestra
(+ Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 & Suite in D)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 4730922 (2002)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 662)(1975)

Richard Hickox/Faye Robinson (soprano)/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Praeludium for Brass , Bells and Percussion)
CHANDOS CHAN 9276 (1994)

Raymond Leppard/Josephine Barstow (soprano)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1976)
( + Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 9140 (1995)


Symphony No. 4 (1976-7)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli and Fantasia on a Theme of Handel)
CHANDOS CHAN 9233 (1994)

Sir George Solti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Byzantium)
DECCA 433668  (1993)
(original LP release: DECCA SXDL 7546) (1981)

Sir Michael Tippett/BBC Symphony Orcherstra
( + Symphony No. 2)
NMC 104 (c.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 a total of 6 Symphonies the unrecorded ones are: No. 2 in F major (1963), No. 4 in E flat major (1974), No. 5 in G major (1978-9), No. 6 in E flat major (1983-4) and also a Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra (1954). Other works include a Concerto for Strings, Concerto for Orchestra and Concertos for Piano, Violin, Cello, Oboe and 2 for Clarinet.

Symphony No. 1 in B flat major (1947)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1989)
( + Jabez and the Devil Suite and Concerto in D for Strings)
LYRITA SRCD.203 (2007)


Symphony No. 3 in D major (1967)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Brian: Symphonies Nos. 6 and 16)
LYRITA SRCD.294 (2008)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.78) (1975)

 

 



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