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Thomas ADÈS (1971-)

Works for Solo Piano

Review by Stephen Barber

William ALWYN (1905-1985)

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1930)
Piano Concerto No. 2 (1960)
Derby Day - overture (1960)
Sonata alla Toccata (1947)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Tony Haywood

Symphony No. 5 ('Hydriotaphia') (1973)
Symphony No. 2 (1953)
Lyra Angelica - concerto for harp and orchestra (1954)

Review by Rob Barnett and David Blomenberg

Symphony No. 1 (1949)
Symphony No. 3 (1956)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Jonathan Woolf and John Quinn

Symphony No. 4 (1959)
Sinfonietta for Strings (1970)

Reviews by John Quinn, Rob Barnett and Jonathan Woolf

Elizabethan Dances (1956-57), Aphrodite in Aulis (1932)
The Innumerable Dance - An English Overture (1933)
Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Strings (1943-44)
The Magic Island (1952), Festival March (1951)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Jonathan Woolf and Christopher Thomas

The Moor of Venice (1956; 2001)
Concerto Grosso No. 2 (1948)
Serenade (1932)
Seven Irish Tunes (1936)
Concerto Grosso No. 3 (1964)

Review by John France

Mirages (1970)
Six Nocturnes (1973)
Slum Song (1947)
Seascapes (1980)
Invocations (1977)

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Rhapsody for Piano Quartet (1938)
Sonata impromptu for violin and viola (1939)
Ballade for viola and piano (1939)
Two Songs for voice, violin and piano (1931)
Three Songs to words by Trevor Blakemore (1940)
Violin Sonatina (1933)
Three Winter Poems for string quartet (1948)

Reviews by Ewan McCormick, William Kreindler and Derek Warby

Piano Music Volume 1
Sonata alla toccata (1945-46), Green Hills (1935)
Cricketty Mill (1935), Haze of Noon (1925)
Prelude and Fugue formed on an Indian Scale (1945)
Harvest Home (1938), Fancy Free (1926)
April Morn (1924-26), Fantasy Waltzes (1954-55)

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Piano Music Volume 2
Twelve Preludes (1958), Hunter’s Moon (1932)
Two Irish Pieces (1926), Contes Barbares (1930-33)
Cinderella (1952), Water Lillies (1952)
Night Thoughts (1939), Movements (1961)

Review by Jonathan Woolf

String Quartet No.1 in D minor (1953)
String Quartet No.2 Spring Waters (1975)
String Quartet No.3 (1984)
Novelette (1938-9)

Reviews by John France and Brian Wilson

Overture to a Masque (1940), Concerto Grosso 1 (1943)
Pastoral Fantasia (1939), Five Preludes (1927)
Tragic Interlude (1936), Autumn Legend (1954)
Suite of Scottish Dances (1946)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Jonathan Woolf

Violin Concerto (1937-1939)
Miss Julie Suite (arr. Philip Lane) (1973-1976; 2000)
Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion (1948)

Review by John France

Clarinet Sonata (1962) Oboe Sonata (1934)
Viola Sonata (1941) Suite for Oboe and Harp (1945)
String Trio (1959) Conversations (1950)

Review by John France

Film Music: arranged for wind orchestra

Reviews by Paul Godfrey and Ian Lace

Malcolm ARNOLD (b. 1921)

Symphonies 1-9

Review by Rob Barnett

Complete Symphonies

Reviews by Brian Wilson and Derek Warby

Symphony no 5, op 74 (1961)
Symphony no 6, op 95 (1968)

Review by Adrian Smith

Symphony No. 7 (1973)
Symphony No. 8 (1978)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Paul Serotsky

English Dances Set 1, Op. 27; Set 2 Op. 33 (1950; 1951)
Four Scottish Dances Op. 59 (1957)
Four Cornish Dances Op. 91 (1966)
Four Irish Dances Op. 126 (1986)
Four Welsh Dances Op. 138

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Colin Clarke


String quartets 1 & 2, Phantasy

Review by Michael Cookson

Wind Quintet, Op.2 (1943)
Duo for 2 clarinets, Op. 135, Divertimento (1988)
Grand Fantasia for flute, clarinet and piano (1940)
Suite Bourgeoise for flute, clarinet and piano (c. 1939)
Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet, Op. 37 (c. 1952)
3 Shanties for wind quintet, Op. 4 (1943) & other short works

Reviews by Michael Cookson and Christopher Howell

Overture: Beckus the Dandipratt, op.12 (1945)
Fantasy on a Theme of John Field, op.116 (1975)
Concerto for two pianos (three hands) (‘Concerto for Cyril and Phyllis’), op.104 (1969)
Concerto for piano duet and strings, op.32 (1951)

Reviews by Bob Briggs and Brian Wilson

Cello Concerto, Op. 136 (1988/2000)
Concertino for Flute and Strings, Op. 19a (1948/2000)
Fantasy for Recorder and String Quartet, Op. 140 (1990/2001)
Saxophone Concerto (1942/1994)
Symphony for Strings, Op. 13 (1946)

Review by Rob Barnett

Samuel ARNOLD (1740-1802)

Six Overtures Op.8 (1771)
Macbeth: Incidental Music (1778)
Polly (Opera) – Overture (1777)

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf, Glyn Pursglove and John France

Polly (1777)

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Glyn Pursglove

Charles AVISON (1709/10–1770)

Twelve Concertos Op.6

Rewviews by Johan van Veen and Jonathan Woolf

Six Concertos Op. 3 (1751)
Eight Concertos Op. 4 (1755)

Review by Robert Hugill

Michael William BALFE (1808-1870)


Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

Edgar BAINTON (1880–1956)


Review by Rob Barnett

Tony BANKS (b. 1950)

SIX Pieces for Orchestra

Review by Oleg Ledeniov

FIVE Pieces for Orchestra

Review by David Dunsmore

Granville BANTOCK (1868-1946)

Hebridean Symphony (1915)
Old English Suite (1909)
Russian Scenes (1899)

Review by John France

Arnold BAX (1883-1953)

Symphony No. 3
The Happy Forest

Review by Christopher Webber

Symphony No. 2
November Woods

Reviews by Richard Adams, Rob Barnett and Ian Lace

Symphony No. 5 (1932)
The Tale the Pine Trees Knew (1931)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, John Phillips and Ian Lace

Overture, Elegy and Rondo (1927)
Sinfonietta (1932)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Kevin Sutton

String Quartet No. 1 (1918)
String Quartet No. 2 (1925)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Terry Barfoot

Symphony No. 4 (1931)
Nympholept (1915)
Overture to a Picaresque Comedy

Review by Rob Barnett and Terry Barfoot

String Quartet No. 3 (1936)
Lyrical Interlude for string quintet (1908)
Adagio ma non troppo Cathaleen-ni-Hoolihan (1903)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Ian Lace

Symphony No. 6 (1934)
Into the Twilight (1908)
Summer Music (1920)

Reviews by Ian Lace and Rob Barnett

Symphony No. 7 (1939)
Tintagel (1919)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Ian Lace

Piano Sonata No. 1 (1910)
Piano Sonata No. 2 (1919)
Dream in Exile - Intermezzo (1916)
Burlesque (1920)
Nereid (1919)
In a Vodka Shop (1915)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Graham Parlett and John France

Violin Sonata No.1 in E major (1910-15 revised 1920, 1945) Violin Sonata No.3 (1927)
Original second and third movements of the First Sonata (1910)

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Michael Cookson

Piano Sonata No.3 in G sharp minor (1926)
Piano Sonata No.4 in G major (1934)
Water Music
Winter Waters (1915)
Country Tune (1920)
O Dame Get Up and Bake Your Pies (1945)

Reviews by Colin Clarke and Tony Haywood

Tintagel (1919)
The Garden of Fand (1916)
The Happy Forest (1921)
The Tale the Pine Trees Knew (1931)
November Woods (1917)

Review by John Quinn

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B flat (1946)
Clarinet Sonata in D (1934)
Folk-Tale for Cello and Piano (1918)
Clarinet Sonata in E (1901)
Romance for Clarinet and Piano (1901)
Trio in One Movement for Piano, Violin and Clarinet (1906)

Reviews by Tony Haywood and Em Marshall

Viola Sonata (1922)
Concert Piece for viola and piano (1904)
Legend for viola and piano (1929)
Trio in one movement for violin, viola and piano Op.4 (1906)

Review by Em Marshall, Jonathan Woolf, Terry Barfoot and Michael Cookson

Violin Sonata No. 2 (1915)
Ballad for Violin and Piano (1916)
Legend for Violin and Piano (1915)
Sonata in G minor: Allegro appassionato (1901)
Sonata in F major (1928)

Reviews by Ian Lace and Michael Cookson

Music for two pianos
Festival Overture (1909), The Poisoned Fountain (1928)
Moy Mell (1916), Sonata for two pianos (1929)
The Devil That Tempted St. Anthony (1928)
Red Autumn (1931), Hardanger (1927)

Review by Dan Morgan and Bob Briggs

Symphonic Variations (1916-18)
Concertante for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra (1949)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Ian Lace

Piano quintet (1915)

Reviews by Ian Lace and John France

Winter Legends (1929-30)
Morning Song ‘Maytime in Sussex’ (1946)
Saga Fragment (1932)

Review by John France

Choral Works

Reviews by Rob Barnett, John France & Michael Wilkinson

William Sterndale BENNETT (1816-1875)

Sextet in F sharp minor, Op.8 (1835)
Chamber Trio, Op.26 (1839) 
String Quartet in G major, WoO17 (1831)

Review by Stephen Greenbank

Arthur BENJAMIN (1893-1960)


Review by Rob Barnett

Lennox BERKELEY (1903-1989)

Mont Juic Op.12/Op.9 (1937) (jointly composed with Benjamin Britten)

Review by Hubert Culot

Five Poems op.53 (1958)
Night covers up the rigid land, op.14 no.2
Lay your sleeping head, my love, op.14 no.2b

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

Sacred Choral Music
Crux Fidelis Op.43 (1955), Missa Brevis Op.57 (1960)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Op.99 (1980), Three Latin Motets (1972), The Lord is my Shepherd Op.91 no.1 (1975), Mass for Five voices Op.64 (1964), Look up, sweet babe Op.43 no.2 (1955), A Festival Anthem Op.21 no.2 (1945), Toccata from Three pieces for organ Op.72 no.1 (1966-8)

Reviews by Gary Higginson, Robert Hugill and John Quinn

Sonatina for Violin and Piano Op.17 (1943)
Five Short Pieces for Piano Op.4 (1937)
Andantino for Cello and Piano Op.21 No.2a (1945)
Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo (1939)
Mazurka for Piano Op.101b (1982)
Duo for Cello and Piano Op.81 No.1 (1971)
Six Preludes for Piano Op.23 (1945)
Concertino for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano Op.49 (1955)

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Terry Barfoot

String Quartet No.1 Op.6 (1935)
String Quartet No.2 Op.15 (1941)
String Quartet No.3 Op.76 (1970)

Review by Hubert Culot

Six Preludes Op. 23 (1945)
Sonata Op. 20 (1941-5)
Five Short Pieces Op 4 (c. 1934)
Sonatina for four hands Op. 39 (1954)
Theme and Variations for four hands Op 73 (1968)
Palm Court Waltz Op. 81 No. 2 for four hands (1971)

Review by Stephen Barber

Trio for violin, horn and piano, Op.44 (1944)
Sonatina for flute and piano, Op.13 (1939)
Viola Sonata Op.22 (1945)
Quintet, Op.90 for piano and winds (1975)

Review by John France

Lord BERNERS (1883-1950)

Caprice péruvien
Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement

Review by Gary Higginson

Judith BINGHAM (1952-)

Salt in the Blood (1995)
The Darkness Is No Darkness (1993)
First Light (2001)
The Snows Descend (1997)
The Secret Garden (2004)


Reviews by John Quinn, Christopher Howell and Robert Hugill

Jacob’s Ladder (2007)
St Bride, Assisted by Angels (2000)
Prelude and Voluntary [from Missa Brevis] (2003)
Annunciation I (2000) Hope (1989/2003)
Into the Wilderness (1982) The Gift (1996)
Vol de nuit (2004) Gothick (1973/2009)
Incarnation with Shepherds Dancing (2002/2003)
Ancient Sunlight (2003)

Review by Byzantion

Howard BLAKE (b. 1938)

Violin Sonata, op.586 (1973–2007)
Penillion, op.571 (1975/2005)
Piano Quartet, op.179 (1974)
Jazz Dances, op.520a (1976/2008)

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf, Bob Briggs and Rob Barnett

The Passion of Mary, op.577 (2006)
Four Songs of the Nativity, op.415 (1990)

Reviews by Bob Briggs and John Quinn

Spieltrieb, op.594 (2008)
A Month in the Country, op.611 (2010)
Leda and the Swan, op.249a (1977)
String Trio, op.199 (1975/2010)
Walking in the Air (2010)

Reviews by Byzantion and John France

Sir Arthur BLISS (1891-1975)

Piano Quartet (1915)
Sonata for Viola and Piano (1933)
Oboe Quintet (1927)

Reviews by Kevin Sutton (Recording of the Month) and Neil Horner

String Quartet No. 1 in B flat major
Conversations for flute, oboe, violin, viola & cello
String Quartet in A minor

Reviews by Terry Barfoot and Neil Horner

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major (1939)
Sonata for Piano (1952)
Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1950)

Reviews by John Quinn, Ian Lace and Rob Barnett

String Quartet No. 2 (1950)
Clarinet Quintet (1932)

Review by Patrick Waller

Mêlée Fantasque (1921)
Checkmate - complete ballet (1937)

Reviews by John Quinn, Terry Barfoot and Ray Hall

Meditations on a Theme by John Blow (1955)
Metamorphic Variations (1972)

Reviews by John France and John Quinn

York BOWEN (1711-1779)

String Quartet No.2 in D minor Op.41 (c.1918)
String Quartet No.3 in G major Op.46(b) (1919)
Phantasy Quintet for Bass Clarinet and String Quartet Op.93 (1932)

Reviews by Nick Barnard and Stephen Greenbank

Viola Sonata No.1 in C minor Op.18 (1905)
Phantasy for Viola and Piano Op.54 (1918)
Viola Sonata No.2 in F major (1905)

Reviews by Nick Barnard and Em Marshall-Luck

William BOYCE (1711-1779)

Symphonies, op. 2

Reviews by Johan van Veen and Jonathan Woolf

Havergal BRIAN (1876-1972)

Symphony No. 1 The Gothic (1919-1927)

Reviews by John France, Rob Barnett (2004), Paul Serotsky and Rob Barnett (2011)

Comedy Overture – The Jolly Miller (1962)
Violin Concerto in C major (1934-35)
Symphony No. 18 (1961)

Reviews by John France and Jonathan Woolf

Symphony No. 4, 'Das Siegeslied' (1932-33)
Symphony No. 12 (1957)

Review by Colin Clarke

Symphony 2 (1930-31)
Festival Fanfare (1967)

Reviews by Colin Clarke and Derek Warby

Concert Overture: For Valour (1902-06)
Comedy Overture: Doctor Merryheart (1911-12)
Symphony No. 11 (1954)
Symphony No. 15 (1960)

Reviews by John France and Bob Briggs

In Memoriam (1910)
Festal Dance (1908)
Symphony No.17 (1960-1961)
Symphony No.32 (1968)

Reviews by John France and Bob Briggs

Symphony No. 22, Symphonia brevis (1964/65)
Symphony No. 23 (1965)
Symphony No. 24 in D major (1965)
English Suite No. 1, Op. 12 (1905/06)

Reviews by Nick Barnard, Rob Barnett and Michael Cookson
Symphony No. 6 Sinfonia Tragica (1948)
Symphony No. 28 (Sinfonia in C minor) (1967)
Symphony No. 29 in E flat major (1967)
Symphony No. 31 (in one movement) (1968)

Reviews by Steve Arloff and Michael Cookson
Symphony No. 8 in B Flat Minor (1949)
Symphony No. 21 in E Flat Major (1963)
Symphony No. 26 (1966)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, John Quinn and Gary Higginson
The Tinker's Wedding overture (1948)
Symphony No. 7 in C major (1948)
Symphony No. 16 (1960)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Michael Cookson and Jim Westhead

Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941)

Works for string quartet
Phantasie Quartet (1905), Novelletten (1904)
Three Idylls (1906), Sir Roger de Coverley (1922)
An Irish Melody – The Londonderry Air (1908)
Sally in Our Alley (1916), Cherry Ripe (1916)
Three Pieces

Review by Jonathan Woolf and Gary Higginson

String Quartet No. 1 (1906)
String Quartet No. 3 (1926)

Review by Rob Barnett

Enter Spring (Rhapsody) (1927)
Summer (Tone Poem) (1914)
Two Poems for orchestra (1915)
The Sea - Suite (1911)

Reviews by John France and Rob Barnett

String Quartet No.2 in G minor (1914-15)
Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor (1909-10)
String Quartet No.4 (1937)

Reviews by Tony Haywood and Terry Barfoot

Piano Music Volume 1
The Fairy Tale (1917), The Hour Glass (1920)
Three Poems (1915), Miniature Pastorals (set 1) (1917)
Three Pieces (1912), In Autumn (1924)
Three Lyrics (1921-4)

Reviews by Christopher Howell and Em Marshall

Piano Music Vol. 2
Piano Sonata (1921-24), Lament for Catherine (1915)
Three Improvisations for the Left Hand (1917)
Three Sketches (1906), Moderato (1903)
Pensées fugitives I (1902), Scherzettino (1902)

Review by William Kreindler

Phantasie Trio (Piano Trio No.1) (1907)
Piano Trio No.2 (1928-29)
Nine Miniatures for Piano Trio (1908)

Review by John France

Piano Quintet in D minor, H49a (1904/12)

Reviews by Philip R Buttall and Stephen Vasta

Piano quintet (1905)

Reviews by Ian Lace and John France


Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

David BRIGGS (1962-)

Choral works

Review by John Quinn and Dave Billinge

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)

Rejoice in the Lamb
Hymn to St. Cecilia
Hymn to St Peter
Hymn to the Virgin
Missa Brevis and other choral works

Review by Harry Downey

Symphonic Suites: Gloriana, Op.52a (1953)
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes, Op.33
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20

Review by Em Marshall

Overture to Paul Bunyan (1939-42) (arr. Colin Matthews, 1977)
Piano Concerto, op.13 (including both original and revised third movement) (1938)
Johnson over Jordan Suite (1939)

Review by Michael Cookson

Canadian Carnival Op.19 (1939)
Violin Concerto Op.15 (1939)
Mont Juic Op.12/Op.9 (1937) (jointly composed with Lennox Berkeley)

Review by Hubert Culot

Serenade for tenor, horn and stings, Op. 31 (1943)
Nocturne, Op. 60 (1958)
Phaedra, Op. 93 (1975)

Reviews by Em Marshall, Kevin Sutton, Colin Clarke and Stephen Hall

Occasional Overture (1946)
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 (1937)
Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op.29: (1943)
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34 ‘Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell’ (1946)

Reviews by Em Marshall and Kevin Sutton

Canticle I– My Beloved is Mine, op.40
Canticle II– Abraham and Isaac, op.51
The Heart of the Matter
Canticle III– Still Falls the Rain, op.55
Canticle IV– Journey of the Magi, op.86
Canticle V– The Death of Saint Narcissus, op. 89

Reviews by Gwyn Parry-Jones and Bruce Hodges

St. Nicolas, Op. 42 (1948)
Christ’s Nativity (1931)
Psalm 150, Op 67 (1962)

Review by Kevin Sutton

On This Island, op.11 (1937)
Fish in the unruffled lakes (1938)
Night covers up the rigid land (1937)
To lie flat on the back (1937)
The sun shines down (1937)
What’s on your mind? (early 1940s)
Underneath the abject willow (early 1940s)
Cabaret Songs (1937-39)
When you’re feeling like expressing your affection (1935?)
Underneath the abject willow (1936)

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

Simple Symphony for Strings, op.4 (1934)
Temporal Variations (1936) (orch. C. Matthews, 1993)
A Charm of Lullabies, op.41 (1947) (arr. C Matthews, 1993)
Lachrymae, op.48a (1976)
Suite on English Folk Tunes, ‘A time there was….’ op.90 (1974)

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

Quatre Chansons Françaises, op.posth. (1928)
Our Hunting Fathers, op.8 (1936)
Les Illuminations, op.18 (1939)

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

Folksong Arrangements 1
Volumes 1-6

Reviews by Evan Dickerson and Em Marshall

Folksong Arrangements 2
Eight Folk Song Arrangements for High Voice and Harp
Orchestral Arrangements

Review by Em Marshall

Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 (1965)
Tit for Tat (1929-1931)
Folk song arrangements

Review by William Hedley

Complete Scottish songs

Review by John France

Albert Herring

Reviews by William Hedley, John France and John Leeman

Gavin BRYARS (1943-)

After Handel’s Vesper (1995)
Ramble on Cortona (2010)
Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal) (2010)

Reviews by Kirk McElhearn, John France and Jonathan Woolf

Anthony BURGESS (1917-1993)

Mr WS, ballet suite for orchestra (1979)
Marche pour une revolution (1989) Mr Burgess’s Almanack (1987) 8.573472

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

George BUTTERWORTH (1881-1916)

Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Folk Songs from Sussex

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Bob Briggs

Francis CHAGRIN (1905-1972)

Symphony No. 1 (1946-59, rev. 1965)
Symphony No. 2 (1965-71)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Michael Wilkinson, Stephen Greenbank and Ian Lace

Bob CHILCOTT (1955-)

Everyone Sang

Review by John Quinn

The rose in the middle of winter & other carols

Reviews by John Quinn, Paul Corfield Godfrey & Simon Thompson

Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda (2016)
Marriage to My Lady Poverty (2012)
Scarborough Fair (2008)
The Real of Heart (2016)
Jazz Songs of Innocence (2011)
Thou, my love, art fair (2015)
The House of the Rising Sun (2008)
Weather Report (2005)
Nidarus Jazz Mass (2012/14)

Review by John Quinn

Nigel CLARKE (1960-)

Pernambuco (1994)
The Miraculous Violin (2000)
Loulan (2002)
Samurai (1995, rev 2007)
Premonitions (1989)
Black Fire (2006)

Review by Carla Rees

Dial ‘H’ for Hitchcock (2016, rev 2019)
Swift Severn’s Flood (2009)
Mysteries of the Horizon (2012)
Earthrise (2010)

Review by Richard Hanlon

Rebecca CLARKE (1886-1979)

Viola Sonata (1919)
Passacaglia (on an old English tune) for viola and piano (c.1941)
Morpheus for viola and piano (c.1918)
Untitled Piece for viola and piano (c.1918)
Dumka for violin, viola and piano (c.1941)
Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale for viola and clarinet (1941)

Reviews by Hubert Culot, Michael Cookson and Jonathan Woolf

Eric COATES (1906-2005)

The Merrymakers (A miniature overture) (1923)
London Suite (London every day) (1932)
Cinderella (1929)
The Selfish Giant (1925)
London Again Suite (1936)
Calling All Workers (1940)
The Dambusters March (1954)

Reviews by Rob Maynard and Marc Rochester

By the Sleepy Lagoon (1930)
Springtime Suite (1937)
Saxo-Rhapsody (1936)
Footlights Waltz (1939)
Four Ways Suite (1927)
The Eighth Army March (1942)
Lazy Night (1931)
Last Love (1939)
High Flight March (1956)
NAXOS 8.555194

Review by John France

Arnold COOKE (1906-2005)

Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (1951)
Sonata for Viola and Piano (1936-7)
Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano (1979-1980)

Review by Gary Higginson

Ronald CORP (1951-)

String Quartet no.1 The Bustard (2008)
String Quartet no.2 (2009)
Country Matters, (1972)

Review by Byzantion

The ice mountain

Review by Byzantion

Frederic CURZON (1899-1973)

Robin Hood Suite & other orchestral works

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey


English String Miniatures
Works by John Rutter, C W Orr, George Melachrino, Peter Dodd, Armstrong Gibbs, Frank Cordell, David Lyon, Roy Douglas and Philip Lane

Reviews by Ian Lace and Colin Scott-Sutherland

English String Miniatures Vol. 2
Works by Frank Bridge, Sir Edward Elgar, Haydn Wood,
John Ireland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frederick Delius, Peter Warlock and Geoffrey Bush

Reviews by John France and Adrian Smith

English String Miniatures Vol. 3
Works by Carlo Martelli, Gerald Finzi, Gustav Holst, William Blezard, Michael Hurd, Haydn Wood and Bruce Montgomery

Reviews by Rob Barnett & Terry Barfoot

British Guitar Music
William Walton - Five Bagatelles
Peter Maxwell Davies - Farewell to Stromness
Alan Rawsthorne - Elegy
Lennox Berkeley - Sonatina for Guitar
Richard Rodney Bennett -Five Impromptus

Review by Göran Forsling

British Piano Concertos
Howard Ferguson (1951)
Roberto Gerhard (1961)
Alec Rowley (1938)
Christian Darnton (1948)

Reviews by Christopher Howell, Rob Barnett, Brian Wilson and John France

Bethlehem Down
Works by Rutter, Holst, Warlock, Britten, Haldey and others

Reviews by William Hedley, Christopher Thomas and Em Marshall

English String Miniatures Vol. 5
Works by Pamela Harrison, John Ireland, Francis Chagrin, Percy Fletcher, Paul Lewis, Albert Cabazon, Thomas Roseingrave and Humphrey Searle

Review by Jonathan Woolf and Michael Cookson

English String Miniatures Vol. 6
Works by Gustav Holst, Paul Carr, Adam Carse, Malcolm Lipkin, Peter Warlock, Paul Lewis, William Lloyd Webber and Lionel Sainsbury

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Gwyn Parry-Jones and Raymond Walker

British Tuba Concertos
Edward Gregson - Tuba Concerto (1978)
Roger Steptoe - Tuba Concerto (1983)
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Tuba Concerto (1954)
John Golland - Tuba Concerto Op. 46 (1980s)

Reviews by Hubert Culot, Rob Barnett and Christopher Thomas

The English Clarinet
Works by Bliss, Finzi, Bax, Hurlstone, W Lloyd Webber, Patterson, German & Roxburgh

Review by Michael Cookson

The Best of British

Review by John Sheppard

Best of British Light Music

Review by John Sheppard

British Music for Cello and Piano
Works by Busch, Cooke, Leighton & Wordsworth

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

British Music for Cello and Piano
Works by Busch, Holbrooke & Wordsworth

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

In Terra Pax

Review by Simon Thompson

English Viola Sonatas
Gordon Jacob - Viola sonata
John Ireland - Cello sonata (trans. Tertis)
Malcolm Arnold - Viola sonata
Frederick Delius - Cello sonata (trans. Outram)
Lennox Berkeley - Viola sonata

Reviews by Bob Briggs and Gary Higginson

British Women Composers
Ethel Smyth - Violin Sonata
Elizabeth Maconchy - Three Preludes
Irène Regina Wienawska - Violin
Phyllis Tate - Triptych
Ethel Barns - La Chasse

Reviews by Bob Briggs and Gary Higginson

The English viola
Arthur Bliss - Viola sonata
Frederic Delius - Violin sonata 3 (arr. viola Tertis)
Frank Bridge - small works

Reviews by Bob Briggs and Jonathan Woolf

English Recorder Music
Works by Lane, Arnold, Pitfield, Gregson, Lyon, Parrott & Bullard

Reviews by Nick Barnard and Gary Higginson

Great British Anthems
Works by Parry, Stanford, Stainer, Naylor, Walton, Holst & Finzi

Reviews by Kevin Sutton and John Quinn

English music for viola
Works by Clarke, Walton, Bridge, Bax, Bliss, Holland & Vaughan Williams

Review by John France

British works for viola & orchestra
Bowen - Concerto
Howells - Elegy
Vaughan Williams - Suite
Walton - Concerto

Review by Michael Wilkinson
Folk Tales - Cello & piano
Bax - Folk tale
Bridge - Spring song, Cradle song
Delius - Elegy, Romance
Elgar - Romance
Moeran - Irish lament, prelude
Vaughan Wiliams - Six Studies, Greensleeves

Reviews by Rob Barnett and John France

British clarinet quintets
Edwin Roxburgh - Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Kit Turnbull - Three Cautionary Tales
Nigel Clarke - Equiano
Martin Ellerby - Epitaph VII

Review by Rob Barnett



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