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Benjamin DALE (1885-1943)

Suite for Viola and Piano in D major Op.2 (1906-7)
Introduction and Andante for Six Violas Op.5 (1911)
Phantasy for Viola and Piano Op.4 (1910)

Reviews by Nick Barnard, Rob Barnett & Gary Higginson

Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934)

Marche Caprice, Three Small Tone Poems
American Rhapsody
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Two Pieces for Small Orchestra
A Song before Sunrise
Fantastic Dance

Reviews by Gwyn Parry-Jones and Ian Lace

Violin Sonata in B major (1892)
Violin Sonata No. 1 (1905-15)
Violin Sonata No. 2 (1923)
Violin Sonata No. 3 (1930)

Reviews by Ian Lace and Em Marshall

Appalachia (1903)
Sea Drift (1904)

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

A Mass of Life (1904-5)
Prelude and Idyll (1902/33)

Reviews by William Kreindler, Rob Barnett and Simon Thompson

String Quartet in E minor (1917)
Two Movements from the original version

Reviews by John France, Michael Cookson and Nick Barnard
Choral Works

Reviews by Rob Barnett, John France & Michael Wilkinson

Peter DICKINSON (1934-)

Organ works

Reviews by John France, Hubert Culot and Jonathan Woolf

Lullaby from The Unicorns (1967/82/86)
Mass of the Apocalypse (1984)
Larkin’s Jazz (1989) Five Forgeries (1963)
Five Early Pieces for Piano (1955-1956), Air (1959)
Metamorphosis (1955/57)

Reviews by John France and Jonathan Woolf

Piano music

Reviews by John France and Brian Reinhart

Robert DOCKER (1918-1992)

Legend (1959)
Scène de bal
Three Contrasts
Tabarinage (Buffoonery) (1961)
Scènes de Ballet (1958)
Air and Jig (1963)
The Spirit of Cambria (1972)
Fairy Reel Dance (1958)
Blue Ribbons
Pastiche Variations (1980)

Review by John France

Stephen DODGSON (1924-2013)

Change - Ringers, Roundelay
Divertissement, Hymnus de Sancto Stephano
Intermezzo (Citharae Chordae pro Pace)
Four Poems of John Clare, The Selevan Story

Review by Stuart Sillitoe

String Trio No. 1 (1951)
Sonatina for Solo Violin in B minor (1963)
Caprice after Puck for Solo Viola (1978)
Partita for Solo Cello (1985)
String Trio No. 2 (1964)

Review by Stuart Sillitoe

Septet Variations (1975)
Pastoral Sonata (1953/54, rev.1959/98)
Solway Suite (1974)
Echoes of Autumn (1998)
Sonata for Three (1982)
Capriccio and Finale (1952)

Review by Michael Wilkinson

Jonathan DOVE (1959-)

The Passing of the Year (2000)
In beauty may I walk (2001)
My love is mine (1998)
Who killed Cock Robin? (1996)
It sounded as if the streets were running (2006)
I am the day (1999)
Wellcome, all Wonders in one sight! (1999)
The Three Kings (2001)

Reviews by Paul Godfrey and David McConnell

All you who sleep tonight (1996)
Ariel (1998)
Out of winter (2003)
Cut my shadow (2011)

Review by Paul Godfrey

Sir George DYSON (1883-1964)

At the Tabard Inn – Overture (1943)
Concerto da Chiesa for String Orchestra (1949)
Symphony in G major (1937)

Reviews by Christopher Howell, John Quinn and Rob Barnett

Choral Symphony (1910)
St. Paul’s Voyage to Melita (1933)

Review by John Quinn

Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934)

Complete Symphonies
8.503187 (also available separately on 8.550634 [1], 8.550635 [2] & 8.554719 [3])

Review by Tim Perry

Major Works Boxset
Symphonies, Concertos, Marches, Enigma Variations and other orchestral works
8.505076 (released separately as 8.550489, 8.550634, 80550635, 8.550849 & 8.553564)

Review by Rob Barnett

Symphony 3 (sketches elaborated by A. Payne)

Review by Paul Conway and Tim Perry (on 8.503187)

The Wand of Youth: Suites 1 & 2, Op. 1 (1908)
Dream Children, Op. 43 (1902)
Nursery Suite

Reviews by Terry Barfoot and Michael Cookson

Coronation March, Op. 65 (1911)
Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42: Funeral March (1901)
Pomp and Circumstance Marches Op. 39: No. 1-5
Caractacus, Op. 35: March (1898)
March of the Mogul Emperors, Op. 66 No. 4 (1912)
Empire March (1924)
Polonia, Op. 76 (1915)

Reviews by Patrick Waller and Stephen Vasta

Sacred Choral Music
Ave Maria, Give unto the Lord, Te Deum & Benedictus and other short works

Reviews by John Quinn and Jonathan Woolf

Orchestral Miniatures
Froissart Overture (1890), May Song (1901)
Carissima (1913)
Romance for bassoon and orchestra Op. 62 (1910)
Three Characteristic Pieces Op. 10 (1882-4/1899)
Chanson de Matin Op. 15 No. 2 (1889-90)
Chanson de Nuit Op. 15 No. 1 (1889-90)
Three Bavarian Dances (Op. 27) (1895-97)

Review by William Kreindler and Gary Higginson

Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82 (1918)
Romance for violin and piano, Op. 1 (1878)
Bizarrerie, Op. 13, No. 2 (1889)
Pastourelle, Op. 4, No. 2 (1884)
La Capricieuse, Op. 17 (1891)
Virelai, Op. 4, No. 3 (c.1890)
Mazurka Op. 10, No. 1 (1889)
Idyll, Op. 4, No. 1 (1884)
Chanson de nuit, Op. 15, No. 1 (1897)
Chanson de matin, Op. 15, No. 2 (1897)
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 ‘Liebesgrüss (1888)
Offertoire - Andante religioso (1893)

Reviews by Michael Cookson and Jonathan Woolf

Piano Music
Sonatina in G major (1887 rev. 1930)
Dream Children Op.43 (1902 orchestral version)
Une Idylle Op.4 No.1 (1884)
Carissima (1913), May Song (1901)
Douce Pensée (1882), Echo’s Dance (1916)
Serenade Mauresque Op.10 (1899)
Enigma Variations, Op.36 (1899)

Reviews by John France, Jonathan Woolf and Patrick Waller

Sea Pictures Op.37 (1899)
The Music Makers Op.69 (1912)

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and John Quinn

Part Songs

Reviews by Tony Haywood and Jonathan Woolf

String Quartet in E minor (1918)

Reviews by John France, Michael Cookson and Nick Barnard
Choral Works

Reviews by Rob Barnett and John France
Cello Concerto

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

Howard FERGUSON (1908-1991)

Piano Sonata in F minor, (1938-1940)
Discovery, (1951)
Five Bagatelles (1944)
Partita for Two Pianos (1935-1936)†

Review by Rob Barnett

John FIELD (1782-1837)

Piano Music Volume 2
Nocturnes and Sonatas

Review by Colin Clarke

Piano Concerto 5
Piano Concerto 6

Review by Roy Brewer

Jeremy FILSELL (1964-)

Choral works

Reviews by John Quinn and Dave Billinge

Gerald FINZI (1901-1956)

A Finzi Anthology

Review by Rob Barnett

Clarinet Concerto
Five Bagatelles
Three Soliloquies from "Love's Labour Lost"
Severn Rhapsody

Reviews by Ian Lace and Rob Barnett

Cello Concerto (1955)
Eclogue for piano and orchestra (1929)
Grand Fantasia and Fugue for piano and orchestra (1953)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Terry Barfoot

Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice and other choral works

Review by Michael Cookson

I Said to Love, Op. 19b
Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18
Before and After Summer, Op. 16

Review by John Quinn and Anne Ozorio

Intimations of Immortality op. 29 (1949-50)
For Saint Cecilia op. 30 (1947)

Reviews by Em Marshall, Anne Ozorio, Jonathan Woolf and Rob Barnett

Earth and Air and Rain, op. 15
By Footpath and Stile, op. 2
To a Poet, op. 13a.

Reviews by Anne Ozorio, Gwyn Parry-Jones, Michael Cookson, Em Marshall and Rob Barnett

A Young Man’s Exhortation Op.14 (1926-29)
Till Earth Outwears Op.19a (1927-56)
Oh Fair to See Op.13b (1925-56)

Review by Derek Warby

Dies natalis (1925-1939), Farewell to Arms (1926-8, 1940s)
Prelude for String Orchestra (1929)
The Fall of the Leaf (1929), Two Sonnets (1928)
Nocturne (1928, rev. 1940s)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Robert Hugill and Michael Cookson

Peter Racine FRICKER (1920-1990)

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 8 (1948-49)
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 20 (1952-53)2-53)
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 73 (1976)1976)
Adagio and Scherzo (1943)

Reviews by Stephen Greenbank, Rob Barnett, John France and Bob Stevenson

John GARDNER (1917-)

Midsummer Ale overture Op.73 (1965)
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat major Op.34 (1956)
Symphony No.1 in D minor Op.2 (1947)

Reviews by Dominy Clements and John Quinn

Edward GERMAN (1862-1936)

Tom Jones (1907)

Reviews by Raymond Walker, Ian Lace and Jonathan Woolf

Alexander GOEHR (1932-)

When Adam Fell, Op. 89 (2011)
Two Pastorals, Op. 19 (1965)
Marching to Carcassonne, Op. 75 (2002)

Review by Rob Barnett

Sir Eugene GOOSSENS (1893-1962)

Violin Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op.21 (1918)
Lyric Poem, Op.35 (1919-1920)
Old Chinese Folk-Song, Op.4, No.1 (1912)
Romance (from Act III of Don Juan de Mañara), Op.57 (1937)
Violin Sonata No.2, Op.50 (1930)

Reviews by John France and Nick Barnard

Maurice GREENE (1696-1755)

25 sonnet settings taken from Spenser’s Amoretti (1739)

Review by John France

Edward GREGSON (1945-)

Complete Piano Works

Reviews by Philip Buttall, William Kreindler and John Quinn

String Quartet No. 1 (2014)
Le Jardin à Giverny (1964/2016)
Triptych (2011, rev. 2020)
Benedictus (1988/2021)
String Quartet No. 2 (2017)

Review by John France

Instrumental Music

Review by John France

Ivor GURNEY (1890-1937)


Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and John Quinn

Timothy HAMILTON (1973-)


Reviews by Jim Westhead and Richard Hanlon

Hamilton HARTY (1879-1941)

An Irish Symphony (1904: revised 1915 & 1924)
With the Wild Geese (1910)
In Ireland (1915)

Reviews by John France and Adrian Smith

A Comedy Overture (1906)
Fantasy Scenes (from an Eastern Romance) (1919)
Piano Concerto in B minor (1922)

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Rob Barnett

Alan HODDINOTT (1929-2008)

Landscapes (Ynys Mon), Op.87 (1975)
Two Songs from Glamorgan (1990)
The Silver Hound, Op.121 (1985)
One must always have love, Op.152/3 (1994)
Towy Landscape, Op.190 (2006)
Six Welsh Folksongs (1982)

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

Joseph HOLBROOKE (1878-1958)

Violin Sonata No. 1 Sonatina Op. 6a (1890s)
Horn Trio in D, Op. 28 (c.1906)
Violin Concerto The Grasshopper (Violin Sonata No. 2), Op. 59 (1909-1916)
Mezzo-Tints: L'Extase (version for violin and piano) Op. 55 No. 2 (1913)

Reviews by John France and Rob Barnett

Gustav HOLST (1874-1934)

The Planets (with Colin Matthews’ Pluto, The Renewer)
The Mystic Trumpeter

Review by Colin Clarke

Four Songs for voice and violin, op. 35 (1917)
Six Songs, op. 16 (1904)
Vedic Hymns, op. 24 (1908)
Twelve Humbert Wolfe settings, op. 48 (1929)
Margrete's Cradle Song, Op. 4 No. 2 (1896)
The Heart Worships (1907)

Review by Rob Barnett

Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra Op.49 (1929)
St Paul’s Suite Op. 29 No.2 (1913)
Brook Green Suite (1933)
A Song of the Night for Violin and Orchestra Op.19 No.1
Lyric Movement for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (1933)
A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Strings Op.40 (1922)

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Cotswolds Symphony (1902)
A Winter Idyll (1897)
Walt Whitman Overture (1899)
Indra (1903)
Japanese Suite (1915)

Reviews by Paul Godfrey and John France

Herbert HOWELLS (1892-1983)

Rhapsodic Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet (1919)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1946)
Prelude for Harp (1915)
A Near-Minuet for Clarinet and Piano (1946)
Sonata No. 3 in E minor for Violin and Piano* (1923)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Terry Barfoot and John Quinn

Sir Patrick Spens, Op. 23 (1917)
Hymnus Paradisi (1938/1949)

Review by John Quinn
Piano Music Vol. 1
Phantasy (1917)
Harlequin Dreaming (1918)
My Lord Harewood's Galliard (1949)
Finzi: His Rest (1956)
Summer Idyls (1911)
Siciliana (1958)
Pavane and Galliard (1964)
Petrus Suite (1967-73)

Review by Nick Barnard

Stabat Mater (1959-65)
Te Deum (1944/77)
Sine nomine (1922)

Reviews by Rob Barnett, John Quinn & Nick Barnard

String Quartet No.3 In Gloucestershire (1916-20, rev. late 1930s)
Lady Audrey's Suite, op.19 (1915)
Piano Quartet in A minor, op.21 (1916 rev. 1936)

Reviews by Rob Barnett and William Kreindler

Michael HURD (1928-2006)

Jonah-Man Jazz (1966)
Prodigal (1989)
Rooster Rag (1975)
Swingin’ Samson (1973)
Captain Coram’s Kids (1987)

Reviews by Nick Barnard, John Sheppard and Rob Barnett

John IRELAND (1876-1962)

String Quartet No. 1 in D minor (c. 1895-97)
String Quartet No. 2 in C minor (1897)
The Holy Boy (arr. 1941)

Reviews by Michael Cookson and Em Marshall


Review by John France

Piano Works Volume 3 (includes Piano Sonata (1918))

Reviews by John France and Jonathan Woolf

Phantasie Trio (1908)
Piano Trios 2 (1917) & 3 (1938)
Berceuse, Cavatina, Bagatelle
& The Holy Boy (violin and piano)

Reviews by John France and Michael Cookson

Trio for clarinet, cello and piano (1912-3)
Fantasy Sonata for clarinet and piano (1943)
The Holy Boy for clarinet and piano (1913)
Sextet for clarinet, French horn and string quartet (1898)

Review by John France

A Downland Suite (1932/78)
Sonata in G minor (1923)
Summer Evening (1920)
In a May Morning (from Sarnia) (1940-41)
Soliloquy (1922)
Bagatelle (1911)
Berceuse (1902)

Reviews by Ian Lace and Des Hutchinson

Violin Sonata 1 in D minor (1908-1909 rev.1917)
Violin Sonata 2 in A minor (1915-1917)
Cello Sonata in G minor (1923)

Reviews by John France and Jonathan Woolf

Piano Concerto in E flat (1930)
Legend (1933) First Rhapsody (1906)
Pastoral (1896) Indian Summer (1932)
A Sea Idyll (1900) Three Dances (1913)

Reviews by Dan Morgan, Rob Barnett and John France

Te Deum in F (1907) Benedictus in F (1914) [4.54]
Communion Service in C (1913)
Hymns, Greater Love hath no man (1912)
Elegiac Romance (1902) Evening Service in C (1941)
Capriccio for organ (1911) Four unaccompanied Carols (1927/41)
Ex ore innocentium (1944) Evening Service in F (1915

Reviews by John Quinn, Gary Higginson and Ian Lace


Reviews by John France and Nick Barnard

Gabriel JACKSON (1962-)

Requiem (2008)
In all his works (2009)
I am the voice of the wind (2010)

Review by John Quinn

Nicholas JACKSON (1934-)

Choral works

Reviews by Robert Hugill and John Quinn

Gordon JACOB (1895-1984)

Suite for recorder and string quartet (1957)
Sonatina for treble recorder and harpsichord (1985)
Sonata for recorder and piano (1967)
A Consort of Recorders (1972)
Variations for treble recorder and piano (1962)
Trifles, for treble recorder, violin, cello and harpsichord (1971)

Reviews by William Kreindler, Bob Briggs and Geoff Ogram

Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (1953)

Reviews by Bob Stevenson and Stephen Barber

Maurice JACOBSON (1896-1976)

Mosaic (1949) Salcey Lawn (1946)
The Music Room (1935) The Lord is my shepherd (1936)
Romantic Theme (1910) and Variations (1944)
The Song of Songs (1946) Lament (1941)
Carousal (1946) Humoreske (1948)
Theme and Variations (1943-1947)

Review by Rob Barnett

John JOUBERT (1927-)

Temps perdu, Op. 99 (1984)
Sinfonietta Op. 38 (1962)
The instant moment, Op. 110 (1987)

Review by Stephen Barber

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