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Cyril SCOTT (1879-1970)

Piano Quintet No. 1 (1911?)

Reviews by Philip R Buttall and Stephen Vasta

Violin Sonata No. 1, Op.59 (1908)
Sonata Melodica (1950)
Violin Sonata No. 3 (1955)

Reviews by John France and Bob Briggs

Sir John STAINER (1840-1901)

The Crucifixion (1887)

Reviews by Jonathan Woolf, John Quinn and Michael Cookson

Patric STANFORD (1939-2014)

Symphony No.1 The Seasons (1972)
Cello Concerto (1974)
Prelude to a Fantasy - The Naiades (1980)

Reviews by Nick Barnard and Paul Corfield Godfrey

Sir Charles Villiers STANFORD (1852-1924)

Requiem, op. 63 (1896)
The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan (excerpts) (1879)

Reviews by Michael Cookson and Em Marshall

Morning, Evening & Communion Services in C, op. 115 (1909)
Te Deum, Benedictus, Three Latin Motets, op. 38
Prelude in G, op. 105/3 (1908)
Evening Service in G, op. 81 (1902)
Postlude in D minor, op. 105/6 (1908)
For lo, I raise up, op. 145 (1914)

Review by Christopher Howell

Symphony no.4 in F major, op.31 (1888)
Symphony no.7 in D minor, op.124 (1911)

Reviews by Christopher Howell and John Quinn

Symphony No. 2 in D minor, ‘Elegiac’ (1880)
Symphony No. 5 in D major, ‘L’Allegro ed il Penseroso’, Op. 56 (1894)

Reviews by Kevin Sutton, John Quinn and Christopher Howell

Sonata in F major for Clarinet and Piano, op. 129 (1911)
Fantasy no.1 for Clarinet and String Quartet (1921)
Fantasy no.2 for Clarinet and String Quartet (1922)
Three Intermezzi for Clarinet and Piano, op. 13 (1879)
Piano Trio no.3 in A minor, op. 158 (1918)

Reviews by Christopher Howell and Michael Cookson

Symphony No. 6 in E flat major, ‘In honour of the life-work of a great artist: George Frederick Watts’ Op. 94 (1905)
Symphony No. 3 in F minor ‘Irish’, Op. 28 (1887)

Reviews by John Quinn and Christopher Howell

Symphony 1 (1876)
Clarinet Concerto (1903)

Reviews by John France and John Quinn

Piano Trio 1 in E flat major op.35 (1889)
Legend (1893)
Irish Fantasies op.54 (1894)
Piano Quartet 2 in C minor op.133 (1913)

Reviews by Christopher Howell and John France

Piano Trio No. 2 in G minor, Op. 73 (1898/99)
Piano Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 15 (1879)

Review by Michael Cookson

Stabat Mater, Op. 96 (1906)
Song to the Soul, Op. 97b (1913)
The Resurrection, Op. 5 (1875)

Reviews by John Quinn and John France

Robert STILL (1910-1971)

String Quartets 1-4

Reviews by John France and Nick Barnard

Sir Arthur SULLIVAN (1842-1900)

L’Île enchantée (1864)
Thespis (1871)

Review by Raymond Walker
Victoria and merrie England

Review by Rob Maynard

Pineapple Poll (arr. Mackerras)
Symphony in E "Irish" (1866)

Reviews by Michael Greenhalgh and Stephen Vasta

Giles SWAYNE (1946-)

Magnificat I (1982)
The silent land (1997)
Ave verum corpus (2003)
Stabat mater (2004)

Reviews by Robert Hugill and John Quinn

Thomas TALLIS (c.1505-1585)

Spem in alium
Salve intemerata
Missa salve intemerata
With all our heart
Discomfort them, O Lord
I call and cry to thee, O Lord
8.557770 & 6.110111

Reviews by Kevin Sutton, John Quinn (CD) and Robert Hugill (SACD)

John TAVENER (b. 1945)

God is with us-Christmas Proclamation
Song for Athene; The Lamb; The Tiger
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Funeral Ikos
Two Hymns to the Mother of God
Love bade me welcome; As One who has slept
The Lord's Prayer; Svyati-"O Holy One"

Review by Christopher Thomas

Lament for Jerusalem (2002)

Reviews by Robert Hugill and John Quinn

Michael TIPPETT (1905-1988)

A Child Of Our Time (1944)

Reviews by Gwyn Parry-Jones and John Quinn

Piano Sonata No. 1 (1936-7, rev. 1942)
Piano Sonata No. 2 (1962)
Piano Sonata No. 3 (1973)

Reveiws by Dominy Clements and David Blomenberg

String Quartet 1 in A major (1934-35, rev. 1943)
String Quartet 2 in F sharp major (1941-1942)
String Quartet 4 (1977-78)

Reviews by John France and Tony Haywood

String Quartet No. 3 (1945-46)
String Quartet No. 5 (1990-91)

Review by Gavin Dixon

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)

Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 9

Review by Gerald Fenech

Mass in G minor
Motets: Lord, Thou hast been our refuge; Prayer to the Father of Heaven; O vos omnes; O clap your hands; O taste and see
Anthem: O how amiable
Hymn: Come, down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)

Reviews by Terry Barfoot and Gary Higginson

Phantasy Quintet
String Quartet No. 1 in G minor
String Quartet No. 2 in A minor

Reviews by Aidan Twomey, Terry Barfoot and Hubert Culot

Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
In the Fen Country
Fantasia on Greensleeves
Concerto Grosso

Review by Roy Brewer

A Sea Symphony (1909)

Reviews by Colin Clarke and John Philips

It was a lover and lass; The Lawyer; The splendour falls; The water mill; Tired; Silent Noon; Searching for lambs; Nocturne; Joy, Shipmate, Joy; Lord, come away!; Come love, Come Lord; Dirge for Fidele
Five Mystical Songs (1909)
On Wenlock Edge (1911)

Review by Rob Barnett

Symphony No. 4 in F minor (1934)
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 (1906)
Flos Campi (1925)

Review by William Hedley, Christopher Thomas and Patrick Weller

Songs of Travel (1904)
The House of Life (1903)
Linden Lea (1908)
Four poems by Fredegond Shove (1924)

Review by Anne Ozorio and Em Marshall

Toward the Unknown Region (1907)
Willow-Wood (1909)
The Voice of the Whirlwind (1947)
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus (1939)
The Sons of Light (1951)

Reviews by Tony Haywood, Christopher Howell and Anne Ozorio

Fantasia on Christmas Carols (1912)
Hodie (This Day) (1954)

Reviews by Brian Wilson and Margarida Mota-Bull

The Wasps suite (1909)
Piano Concerto (1926-31)
English Folk Song Suite (1923)
The Running Set (1933)

Reviews by Michael Greenhalgh and Christopher Fifield

Dona Nobis Pacem (1936)
Sancta Civitas (1925)

Review by John Quinn

Mass in G minor (1921), A Vision of Aeroplanes (1956)
The Voice out of the Whirlwind (1947)
Valiant-for-Truth (1940), Three Choral Hymns (1929)
Nothing is here for tears (1936), A Choral Flourish (1956)
The Souls of the Righteous (1947)

Reviews by William Hedley and John Quinn

A Sea Symphony (1909)

Review by Paul Shoemaker

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910)
Norfolk Rhapsody no.1 (1906 rev.1914)
In the Fen Country (1904)
Fantasia on Greensleeves [1934]
Concerto Grosso (1950)

Review by Christopher Howell and Em Marshall

Ian VENABLES (1955-)

On the Wings of Love, (2005-2006)
Venetian Songs (1994-1995) & other songs

Reviews by John Quinn, John France and Brian Wilson

Complete Works for Piano Solo

Reviews by John France, Rob Barnett and John Quinn

William Vincent WALLACE (1812-1865)

Opera fantasies and paraphrases

Reviews by Raymond Walker and Christopher Howell

Lurline (1860)

Reviews by Göran Forsling and Jonathan Woolf

Maritana (1845)

Reviews by Christopher Howell and Göran Forsling

William WALTON (1902-1983)

Henry V (film score suite)

Review by Rob Barnett

Hamlet (film score suite)
As You Like It (film score suite)

Review by Jane Erb

Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Sinfonia Concertante (1927 version)
Hindemith Variations
March: A History of the English Speaking Peoples

Reviews by Ian Lace and Rob Barnett

Cello Concerto
Violin Concerto

Reviews by Rob Barnett and Ian Lace

String Quartet in a minor
Piano Quartet in d minor

Review by Harry Downey

Coronation Te Deum; Drop, drop slow tears
Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis
Where does the uttered music go?
Jubilate Deo; Cantico del Sole
The Twelve; Set me as a seal upon thine heart
Antiphon; Missa Brevis
Touch her soft lips and part; The Death of Falstaff

Review by Terry Barfoot

The Quest
The Wise Virgins

Review by Terry Barfoot

Belshazzar's Feast (1931)
Crown Imperial (1937)
Orb and Sceptre (1953)

Reviews by John Quinn and Rob Barnett

Songs (complete)

Review by Jürgen Schaarwächter

Peter WARLOCK (1894-1930)

Choral works

Review by Gwyn Parry-Jones

Douglas WEILAND (1954-)

Strinq Quartet No. 5, Op. 51 (2012)
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 50 (2011)

Review by Richard Hanlon

Grace WILLIAMS (1906-1977)

Violin Sonata (1930, rev. 1938)
Sextet [31:37]
Suite for Nine Instruments (1934)
Romanza for Oboe and Clarinet (1940s)
Sarabande for Piano Left Hand (1958)
Rondo for Dancing (1970)

Review by Philip Buttall

Malcolm WILLIAMSON (1931-2003)

Peace Pieces (1970-1)
Résurgnece du Feu (Paques 1959) (1959)
Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell (1966)
Little Carols of the Saints (1971-2)
Elegy -JFK (1964)
Fantasy on ‘This is my Father’s World’ (1975)
Mass of a Medieval Saint (1973)

Review by John France

Charles WOOD (1866-1926)

St Mark Passion (1920)

Reviews by Michael Cookson and John Quinn


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