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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)
8.573167

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
8.557143

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)
8.572261

Reviews by Ian Lace and Em Marshall

Appalachia (1903)
Sea Drift (1904)
8.572764

Review by Paul Corfield Godfrey

A Mass of Life (1904-5)
Prelude and Idyll (1902/33)
8.572861-2

Reviews by William Kreindler, Rob Barnett and Simon Thompson

Peter DICKINSON (1934-)

Organ works
8.572169

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)
8.572287

Reviews by John France and Jonathan Woolf

Piano music
8.572654

Reviews by John France and Brian Reinhart

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)
8.572733

Reviews by Paul Godfrey and David McConnell

Sir George DYSON (1883-1964)

At the Tabard Inn – Overture (1943)
Concerto da Chiesa for String Orchestra (1949)
Symphony in G major (1937)
8.557720

Reviews by Christopher Howell, John Quinn and Rob Barnett

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)
8.554719

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
8.557166

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)
8.557273

Reviews by Patrick Waller and Stephen Vasta

Sacred Choral Music
Ave Maria, Give unto the Lord, Te Deum & Benedictus and other short works
8.557288

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)
8.557577

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)
8.557984

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)
8.570166

Reviews by John France, Jonathan Woolf and Patrick Waller

Sea Pictures Op.37 (1899)
The Music Makers Op.69 (1912)
8.557710

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and John Quinn

Part Songs
8.570541

Reviews by Tony Haywood and Jonathan Woolf

Howard FERGUSON (1908-1991)

Piano Sonata in F minor, (1938-1940)
Discovery, (1951)
Five Bagatelles (1944)
Partita for Two Pianos (1935-1936)†
8.572289

Review by Rob Barnett

John FIELD (1782-1837)

Piano Music Volume 2
Nocturnes and Sonatas
8.550762

Review by Colin Clarke

Piano Concerto 5
Piano Concerto 6
8.554221

Review by Roy Brewer

Jeremy FILSELL (1964-)

Choral works
8.573111

Review by John Quinn

Gerald FINZI (1901-1956)

Clarinet Concerto
Five Bagatelles
Three Soliloquies from "Love's Labour Lost"
Severn Rhapsody
Romance
Introit
8.553566

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)
8.555766

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Terry Barfoot

Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice and other choral works
8.555792

Review by Michael Cookson

I Said to Love, Op. 19b
Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18
Before and After Summer, Op. 16
8.557644

Review by John Quinn and Anne Ozorio

Intimations of Immortality op. 29 (1949-50)
For Saint Cecilia op. 30 (1947)
8.557863

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.
8.557963

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)
8.570414

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)
8.570417

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Robert Hugill and Michael Cookson

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)
8.570406

Reviews by Dominy Clements and John Quinn

Edward GERMAN (1862-1936)

Tom Jones (1907)
8.660270-71

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)
8.573052

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)
8.572860

Reviews by John France and Nick Barnard

Maurice GREENE (1696-1755)

25 sonnet settings taken from Spenser’s Amoretti (1739)
8.572891

Review by John France

Ivor GURNEY (1890-1937)

Songs
8.572151

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and John Quinn

Hamilton HARTY (1879-1941)

An Irish Symphony (1904: revised 1915 & 1924)
With the Wild Geese (1910)
In Ireland (1915)
8.554732

Reviews by John France and Adrian Smith

A Comedy Overture (1906)
Fantasy Scenes (from an Eastern Romance) (1919)
Piano Concerto in B minor (1922)
8.557731

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf and Rob Barnett

Jospeh 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)
8.572649

Reviews by John France and Rob Barnett

Gustav HOLST (1874-1934)

The Planets (with Colin Matthews’ Pluto, The Renewer)
The Mystic Trumpeter
8.555776

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)
8.557117

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)
8.570339

Review by Jonathan Woolf

Cotswolds Symphony (1902)
A Winter Idyll (1897)
Walt Whitman Overture (1899)
Indra (1903)
Japanese Suite (1915)
8.572914

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)
8.557188

Reviews by Rob Barnett, Terry Barfoot and John Quinn

Sir Patrick Spens, Op. 23 (1917)
Hymnus Paradisi (1938/1949)
8.570352

Review by John Quinn

Michael HURD (1928-2006)

Jonah-Man Jazz (1966)
Prodigal (1989)
Rooster Rag (1975)
Swingin’ Samson (1973)
Captain Coram’s Kids (1987)
8.572505

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)
8.557777

Reviews by Michael Cookson and Em Marshall

Songs
8.570467

Review by John France

Piano Works Volume 3 (includes Piano Sonata (1918))
8.570461

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)
8.570507

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)
8.570550

Review by John France

Violin Sonata 1 in D minor (1908-1909 rev.1917)
Violin Sonata 2 in A minor (1915-1917)
Cello Sonata in G minor (1923)
8.572497

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)
8.572598

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
8.573014

Reviews by John Quinn, Gary Higginson and Ian Lace

Gabriel JACKSON (1962-)

Requiem (2008)
In all his works (2009)
I am the voice of the wind (2010)
8.573049

Review by John Quinn

Nicholas JACKSON (1934-)

Choral works
8.570959

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)
8.572364

Reviews by William Kreindler, Bob Briggs and Geoff Ogram

 

 



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