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BAX DISCOGRAPHY

Compiled by Graham Parlett

 

This is a revised and updated version of the discography that first appeared as Appendix 3 in A Catalogue of the Works of Sir Arnold Bax (OUP, 1999). There are three sections:

 

I.   RECORDINGS OF BAX’S MUSIC

II.  RECORDINGS OF BAX PLAYING THE PIANO

III. RECORDINGS OF BAX SPEAKING

 

The first two sections list all commercial recordings known to have been available for purchase together with samplers and free discs given away with magazines. Performances that are due to be recorded or have been recorded recently but not yet issued are marked ‘forthcoming’; older performances that have never been released are marked ‘not issued’. The arrangement is alphabetical by title (ignoring articles and numerals) with recordings listed in chronological order of original issue. Details comprise the names of the performers, the record company or label, the type of carrier (tape cassette, compact disc, etc.), and the record numbers. In addition to standard abbreviations (movt. for movement, sop. for soprano, va. for viola, etc.), the following are used:

 

CD compact disc

DVD      digital versatile (or video) disc (for film soundtrack)

EP extended-play microgroove record (seven-inch; 45 rpm)

LD laser disc (for film soundtrack)

LP long-play microgroove record (twelve-inch; 331/3 rpm)

LP-10    long-play microgroove record (ten-inch; 331/3 rpm)

MD        mini disc

PP player-piano (pianola)

PR piano roll

SR shellac record (twelve-inch; 78 rpm + a single 80 rpm recording)

SR-10    shellac record (ten-inch; 78 rpm)

TC tape cassette

TP tape (seven-inch reel to reel)

VC video cassette (for film soundtrack)

 

Recordings are stereophonic unless designated (m) for monaural or, in three instances, (m/st) for mono recordings electronically reprocessed to give a stereo effect (RCA Pickwick/Camden and early 1970s Decca Eclipse labels only). At the time of writing (December 2004), the works that have been commercially recorded most often are the Clarinet Sonata (fifteen recordings), Elegiac Trio (fourteen), Fantasy Sonata and Tintagel (thirteen each). No attempt has been made to indicate current availability. Details of non-commercial archive recordings can be found on the website of the British Library Sound Archive: www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/cat.html.

 

 

 

 ‘The Gramophone is on the whole a ghastly invention . . .’

    Arnold Bax writing to May Harrison in 1929

 

 

I. RECORDINGS OF BAX’S MUSIC

 

Adagio ma non troppo see Quartet in E.

 

Apple-Blossom-Time: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 30 (m)not issued. (2) Malcolm Binns. Pearl LP: SHE 565. (3) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABTD 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

At the last: Stephen Foulkes (bar.), Steven Kings (pf.). BMS/EPSS Environs CD: ENV036CD—live recording  (‘Golden Jubilee Songs’). See also Celtic Song Cycle, A.

 

Aufblick see Nocturnes, Two

 

Ballad: (1) Henry Holst (vn.), Frank Merrick (pf.). Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 18 (m). (2) Robert Gibbs (vn.), Mary Wu (pf.). ASV CD: DCA 1127.

 

Bard of the Dimbovitza, The: Jean Rigby (mezz.), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 9715.

 

Berceuse (No.2 from Trois Enfantines): Megan Thomas (sop.), Geraldine Mason (pf.). Cabaletta LP: HRM 2001 (m).

 

Boar’s Head, The: Baccholian Singers of London. HMV LP: CSD 3783; CD: EMI 7243 5 65125 2 8.

 

Burlesque: (1) Harriet Cohen. Duo-Art PR: 0357 (m). (2) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 26 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7014 (m). (3) Richard Deering. Saga LP: Saga 5445. (4) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABTD 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (5) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: 8.557439; also on free CD with the October 2004 issue of Gramophone: GCD1004.

 

Cathaleen-ni-Hoolihan: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins. Chandos CD: CHAN 9879. See also Quartet in E (includes original string quartet version of the tone-poem).

 

Celtic Lullaby: Susan Yarnall (sop.), Steven Kings (pf.). BMS/EPSS Environs CD: ENV036CD—live recording  (‘Golden Jubilee Songs’). See also Celtic Song Cycle, A.

 

Celtic Song Cycle, A: (1) Ellen Frohnmayer (sop. in Nos. 1-4), Philip Frohnmayer (bar. in No. 5), Logan Skelton (pf.). Centaur CD: CRC 2075. (2) Jean Rigby (sop.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Ceremonial Dance: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 10 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Christmas Carol, A: (1) Jane Wilson (sop.), George Trovillo (pf.). US Decca LP: DL 9554 (m). (2) Dorothy Dorow (sop.), Susan Bradshaw (pf.). Jupiter EP: JEP OC33 (m). (3) Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (4) Graham Trew (bar.), Simon Weale (pf.). Classical Recording Company CD: CRC1018-2 (‘The Holy Boy: An Anthology of Songs for Christmas’). (5) Oliver Lepage-Dean (treble). Naxos CD: 8.557129 (‘An Evening Hymn: Works for Solo Treble’).

 

Christmas Carol, A [arr. chorus and organ]: Canterbury Cathedral Choir, Allan Wicks, Stephen Darlington (org.). Grosvenor LP: GRS 1034.

 

Christmas Eve: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1192; TC: ABTD 1192; CD: CHAN 8480; CHAN 9168; CHAN 10158.

 

Concert Piece: Ivo-Jan van der Werff ( va. ), Simon Marlow (pf.). Koch Schwann CD: 367622.

 

Concert Valse in E flat: Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 30 (m)not issued.

 

Concertante for piano (left hand) and orchestra: (1) Harriet Cohen (pf.), Radio Symphonique de Paris, Tony Aubin. Connoisseur Cassettes TC: CPL3 (m). (2) Margaret Fingerhut (pf.), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 9715.

 

Concertante for three wind instruments and orchestra: Gillian Callow (cor.ang.), John Bradbury (cl.), Jonathan Goodall (hn.), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins. Chandos CD: CHAN 9879.

 

Concerto for cello and orchestra: (1) Raphael Wallfisch (vc.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1204; TC: ABTD 1204; CD: CHAN 8494; CHAN X10154. (2) Beatrice Harrison (vc.), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Henry Wood. Symposium CD: Symposium 1150  (m)recording incomplete.

 

Concerto for seven instruments: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos CD: CHAN 9602; movt.III only: on free CD with the May 1998 issue of Gramophone: GCD0598. See also Sonata for flute and harp (original version)

 

Concerto for violin and orchestra: (1) Lydia Mordkovitch (vn.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos CD: 9003; CHAN X10154. (2) Eda Kersey, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult (rec. 1944). Dutton CD: CDLX 7111 (m).

 

Coronation March: (1) London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent. Decca LP: LXT 2793 (m); ACL 137 (m); Eclipse ECS 649(m/st); US-London LP: LL804 (m); LD 9046 (m); CM 9070 (m); Everest LP: 3277E (m); LP-10: LW 5057 (m); Ditto TC: DTO 10119A (m); Decca CD: 425 662-2 (m); Beulah CD: 1PD13 (m); Decca CD: 4730802 (‘The British Music Collection’). (2) London Festival Orchestra, Eric Rogers. Britannia LP: BRI 077. (3) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras. Reader’s Digest LP: RDS 8024; RDS 0001/0002; also in RDS 8031 (eight-disc set: ‘Tunes of Glory’).

 

Coronation March [arr. organ by Garrett O’Brien]: Christopher Herrick. Vista LP: VPS 1055.

 

Cortège: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1204; TC: ABTD 1204; CD: CHAN 8494; CHAN 10158.

 

Country-Tune, A: (1) Homer Samuels. Ampico PR: 68031 (m). (2) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 10 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7011 (m). (3) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1206; TC: ABTD 1206; CD: CHAN 8496; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (4) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: forthcoming.

 

Cradle Song: (1) Anne Thursfield (sop.), [Anon.] (pf.). HMV SR-10: E 410 (m). (2) Kirsten Flagstad (sop.), Waldemar Almo (pf.). Golden Age of Opera LP: EJS338 (m); Simax CD: PSC 1824 (m). (3) Norma Burrowes (sop.), Noel Skinner (pf.). Bax Society LP: BAX LP 1 (m)live recording. See also Irish Songs, Three.

 

Dance in the Sunlight: English Sinfonia, Neville Dilkes. HMV LP CSD 3696; Greensleeves LP: ESD 7100; Greensleeves TC: TC-ESD 7100; Angel CD: 5655822 (‘The Poetry of Nature’). See also Pieces for small  orchestra, Three.

 

Dance of Wild Irravel, The: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1165; TC: ABTD 1165; CD: CHAN 8454; CHAN 9168; CHAN 10158; excerpt: BRIT 0014 (‘Award-winning British Music’).

 

Devil that tempted St Anthony, The: (1) Ruth Harte, Vivian Langrish. Bax Society LP: BAX LP 1 (m). (2) Frank Merrick, Michael Round. Cabaletta LP: HRS 2004; CDN 5002. (3) Seta Tanyel, Jeremy Brown. Chandos LP: ABRD 1295; TC: ABTD 1295; CD: CHAN 8603. Note: A recording by Frank Merrick and Angus Morrison of this and Bax’s other works for two pianos was advertised in 1967 but never made. It would have been issued on the Frank Merrick LP label as FMS 22.

 

Dream in Exile: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 11 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7012 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (3) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: 8.557439.

 

Elegiac Trio: (1) Martin Ruderman (fl.), Milton Thomas ( va. ), Lois Craft (hp.). Alco SR: AC 205 (m); LP-10: ALP 1007 (m). (2) Christopher Hyde-Smith (fl.), John Underwood ( va. ), Maria Robles (hp.). Argo LP: ZRG 574. (3) Lucien Grujon (fl.), Walter Mony ( va. ), Kathleen Alister (hp.). RPM LP: RPM 1038S; Westminster LP: WGS-8196. (4) Thomas Prevost (fl.), Jean Dupouy ( va. ), Martine Geliot (hp.). Quantum TC: QM1993; CD: QM 6898. (5) Megan Meisenback (fl.), Bruce Williams ( va. ), Mary Golden (hp.). Centaur CD: CRC 2114. (6) Maarika Järvi (fl.), Paul Cortese ( va. ), Marie-Pierre Langlamet (hp.). Chandos CD: CHAN 9395. (7) Nash Ensemble: Philippa Davies (fl.), Roger Chase ( va. ), Skaila Kanga (hp.). Hyperion CD: CDA66807. (8) Mallarmé Chamber Players: Anna Ludwig Wilson (fl.), Jonathan Bagg ( va. ), Jacqueline Bartlett (hp.). Capstone CD: CPS 8638. (9) Trio Turner: Philippe Pierlot (fl.), Sabine Toutain ( va. ), Isabelle Perrin (hp.). Arion CD: ARN 68423. (10) Debussy-Trio München: Bettina Fuchs (fl.), Gunter Pretzel ( va. ), Rosemarie Schmid-Münster (hp.). Cavalli Records CD: CCD 220 (‘Of’m Weg’: ‘Eine Benefiz-CD für Amnesty International’). (11) Tanis Trio: Nels Lindeblad (fl.), Jean-Baptiste Brunier ( va. ), Anne-Laurence Savin (hp.). Calliope CD: CAL 9265. (12) Mobius: Lorna McGhee (fl.), Ashan Pillai ( va. ), Alison Nicholls (hp.). Naxos CD: 8.554507. (13) Trio Nobis: Clara Novakova (fl.), Joël Soultanian ( va. ), Nicolas Tulliez (hp.). Maguelone CD: MAG 111.149. (14) The Fibonacci Sequence: Anna Noakes (fl.), Yuko Inoue ( va. ), Gillian Tingay (hp.). Deux-Elles CD: DXL 1090. Note: A midi version of this work by Yu Nakajima was available on The Desk Top Symphony Orchestra website in December 2001 (www. homepage1. nifty.com/PICCOLO/p-e.htm).

 

Enchanted Fiddle, The: (1) Norma Burrowes (sop.), Noel Skinner (pf.). Bax Society LP: BAX LP 1 (m)—live recording. (2) Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Enchanted Summer: Anne Williams-King, Lynore McWhirter (sops.), Brighton Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos LP: ABRD 1314; TC: ABTD 1314; CD: CHAN 8625.

 

Enfantines, Trois see Berceuse [No. 2].

 

Epithalamium: (1) Rodolphus Choir, Ralph Allwood, Christopher Hughes (org.). Herald CD: HAVPCD 176. (2) The Ramsey Singers, Mark Fenton, Jeremy Filsell (org.). ASV CD: CD DCA 941 (‘ English Church Music, vol. 5’).

 

Eternity [with orchestra]: Martyn Hill (ten.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1317; TC ABTD 1317; CD: CHAN 8628; CHAN BM1 (sampler disc); CHAN 10159.

 

Eternity [with piano]: Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046; CCD1000 (sampler disc).

 

Fairies, The: (1) Christopher Gillett (ten.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002. (2) Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Fanfare for a Cheerful Occasion: Kneller Hall Trumpeters, Capt. H. E. Adkins. HMV SR: C 2445 (m); Symposium CD: 1336.

 

Fanfares for the Royal Wedding see Royal Wedding Fanfares, Two.

 

Fantasies on Polish Christmas Carols, Five: (1) St Angela’s Singers, Divertimenti, Peter Broadbent. Ensemble TC: ENS 112, ENS 136. (2) Bel Canto Voices, Plymouth Festival Orchestra, Philip Brunelle. Pro Arte LP: PAD-192. See also In Nightly Stillness and Lullay, dear Jesus.

 

Fantasy Sonata: (1) Raymond Jeremy ( va. ), Maria Korchinska (hp.). National Gramophonic Society SR: NGS 118/120 (m); movt. I only: Pearl CD: GEMM CDS 9148. (2) Watson Forbes ( va. ), Maria Korchinska (hp.). Decca SR: AK 941/943 (m). (3) Emanual Vardi ( va. ), Margaret Ross (hp.). Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 3613; TC: MHC 5613. (4) Milton Thomas ( va. ), Susann McDonald (hp.). Klavier LP: KS-570. (5) Michael Ponder ( va. ), Imogen Barford (hp.). Ensemble TC: ENS 123. (6) Rikva Golani ( va. ), Judy Loman (hp.). Marquis Classics CD: MAR 131. (7) Sabine Toutain ( va. ), Isabelle Perrin (hp.). Arion CD: ARN 68423. (8) Evan Wilson (vla), Marcia Dickstein (hp.). RCM CD: RCM 19801. (9) Mobius: Ashan Pillai ( va. ), Alison Nicholls (hp.). Naxos CD: 8.554507. (10) Debussy-Trio München: Gunter Pretzel ( va. ), Rosemarie Schmid-Münster (hp.). Cavalli Records CD: CCD 237 (‘Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeit’). (11) Ivo-Jan van der Werff ( va. ), Hugh Webb (hp.). Koch Schwann CD: 367622. (12) Doris Lederer ( va. ), Jude Mollenhauer (hp.). Centaur CD: CRC 2570 (‘An English Fantasy for viola and harp’).

 

Fantasy Sonata [arr. viola and piano]: Richard Crabtree ( va. ), Charles Matthews (pf.). Olympia CD: OCD 454.

 

Far in a Western Brookland : (1) Graham Trew (bar.), Roger Vignoles (pf.). Meridian LP: E 77031/2; TC: KE 77031/2. (2) Christopher Keyte (bar.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (3) Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Fatherland: Martyn Hill (ten.), Brighton Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos LP: ABRD 1314; TC: ABTD 1314; CD: CHAN 8625.

 

Femmes battez vos marys: Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

Festival Overture [1918 version]: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1278; TC: ABTD 1278; CD: CHAN 8586; CHAN 9168; CHAN 10158.

 

Flute, The: Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

Folk-Tale: (1) Florence Hooton (vc.), Wilfrid Parry (pf.). Lyrita LP RCS 7 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7016 (m). (2) Moray Welsh (vc.), Roger Vignoles (pf.). Pearl LP: SHE 571. (3) Bernard Gregor-Smith (vc.), Yolande Wrigley (pf.). ASV CD: CD DCA 896.

 

From Dusk till Dawn: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos TC: ABTD 1478; CD: CHAN 8863.

 

Frühlingsregen: Christopher Gillett (ten.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002.

 

Garden of Fand , The: (1) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham. HMV SR: DB 6654/5 (m); LP: HQM 1165 (m); Odeon PHQM 1165 (m); EMI CD: CDM 7 63405 2. (2) Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli. Pye LP-10: CCT 31000 (m); LP: GGC 4061 (m); GSGC 14061; GSGC 15017; GSGC 2059; Mercury: MG 50115 (m); MG 90115; TC: ZGGC 2059; PRT CD: PVCD 8380; Nixa CD: NIXCD 6003; Dutton CD: CDSJB 1022 (‘The Barbirolli English Music Album’). (3) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult. Lyrita LP: SRCS 62; CD: SRCD 231; HNH LP: HNH 4034 (also in box HNH3 -4080X); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 1769. (4) Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1066; TC: ABTD 1066; CD: CHAN 8307; CHAN 10156. (5) Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin. CSO CD: CSO 90-07 (from CSO 90/12: ‘The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The First 100 Years’)—live recording. (6) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.553525; also in boxed set (‘British Orchestral Masterpieces Volume 2’).

 

Note: The following disc has no musical connection with Bax’s tone-poem: ‘The Garden of Fand ’, performed by ‘Seven Pines’: a Church of Fand CD (FAND 001). This New Age disc contains ‘Dark orchestral romantic folk songs inspired by love poems of Dermot O’Byrne. O’Byrne was better known as Arnold Bax, the great English composer who devoted his entire life to LOVE: NATURE: MUSIC & ALCOHOL. Another great release distributed through World Serpent [Distribution, Inc.]’.

 

Glamour [with piano]: Christopher Gillett (ten.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002.  

 

Glamour [orch. by Rodney Newton]: Martyn Hill (ten.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1317; TC: ABTD 1317; CD: CHAN 8628; CHAN 10159.

 

Gloria: The Ramsey Singers, Mark Fenton, Jeremy Filsell (org.). ASV CD: CD DCA 941 (‘ English Church Music, vol. 5’).

 

God is born [arr. tenor and piano]: Adam Tunnicliffe (ten.), David Goode (pf.). Metronome CD: METCD1044 (‘Remember Bethlehem’: with pieces sung by Christchurch Cathedral Choir, Stephen Darlington.). See also Fantasies on Polish Christmas Carols, Five.

 

Golden Eagle: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos CD: CHAN 9003; CHAN 10159.

 

Gopak [orchestra] see Russian Suite.

 

Gopak [piano]: Aeolian PP: T 23418 (m); Universal Music Co. Ltd. PP: S 9874 (m); Broadwood Piano Co. Ltd. PP: S 9874 (m); Artistyle PP: 92600 (m). See also Russian Tone-Pictures, Two.

 

Gopak [arr. violin and piano by Louis Godowsky]: Nicola Burton (vn.), Matthew Morley (pf.). Environs TC: ENV 015.

 

Greek Folksongs, Five: (1) BBC Northern Singers, Stephen Wilkinson. Hyperion LP: A66092. (2) Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer. Chandos CD: CHAN 9139.

 

Happy Forest , The: (1) London Symphony Orchestra, Edward Downes. RCA LP: RCA SB 6806; GL 42247. (2) Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1066; TC: ABTD 1066; CD: CHAN 8307; CHAN 10156. (3) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.553608; also on Naxos CD: 8.555082 (‘Music and Video Club Volume 2: British Orchestral Masterpieces’).

 

Hardanger: (1) Ethel Bartlett, Rae Robertson. National Gramophonic Society SR: NGS 158 (m). (2) Frank Merrick, Michael Round. Cabaletta LP: HRS 2004; CDN 5002. (3) Seta Tanyel, Jeremy Brown. Chandos LP: ABRD 1295; TC: ABTD 1295; CD: CHAN 8603.

 

Hill Tune, A: (1) Harriet Cohen. Columbia SR: DX 1109 (m). (2) Frank Merrick. Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 8 (m); Rare Recorded Edition LP: SRRE 129 (m). (3) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 10 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7012 (m). (4) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1207; TC: ABTD 1207; CD: CHAN 8497; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

I have house and land in Kent : Christopher Keyte (bar.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

I heard a piper piping: (1) Astra Desmond (con.), Gerald Moore (pf.). SR-10: Decca M 522 (m). (2) Norma Burrowes (sop.), Noel Skinner (pf.). Bax Society LP: BAX LP 1 (m)—live recording. (3) Elizabeth Harwood (sop.), John Constable (pf.). Conifer LP: CFRA 120; TC: MCFRA 120. (4) Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (5) Ann Murray (sop.), Graham Johnson (pf.). Forlane CD: UCD 16784.

 

I heard a soldier: Peter Savidge (bar.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002.

 

I sing of a maiden that is makeless: (1) Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Shaw. RCA Camden LP: CAL-448 (m); RCA Pickwick/Camden LP: CAS-448 (m/st); Laserlight CD: 21726 (‘Joy to the World’). (2) Norwich Cathedral Choir, Michael Nicholas. Vista LP: VPS 1084. (3) BBC Northern Singers, Stephen Wilkinson. Hyperion LP: A66092. (4) Choir of King’s College, Nicholas Cleobury. EMI LP: EL 270440-1; TC: EL 270440-4; CD: CDC 7 47663 2; CDM 5 65595 2. (5) Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer. Chandos CD: CHAN 9139. (6) Rodolphus Choir, Ralph Allwood. Herald CD: HAVPCD 176. (7) Bristol Bach Choir, Glyn Jenkins. Vocalis CD: VOC10951 (‘Make we Joy’).

 

In Memoriam [orchestra]: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 9715; excerpt: TOD 0001.

 

In Memoriam (1916) [sextet]: (1) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber En- semble. Chandos CD: CHAN 9602. (2) Leslie Reed (cor.ang.), Marcia Dickstein (hp.), Natalie Leggett, Rene Mandel (vns.), Simon Oswell ( va. ), Timothy Landauer (vc.). RCM CD: RCM 19801.

 

In Nightly Stillness [arr. voice and organ]: Forbes Robinson (bass), William Davies (org.). Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 1963. See also Fantasies on Polish Christmas Carols, Five.

 

In Nightly Stillness [arr. voices and organ]: Choir of the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St. Chad, David Saint, John Pryer (org.). Alpha LP: details not traced. See also Fantasies on Polish Christmas Carols, Five.

 

In a Vodka Shop [orchestra] see Russian Suite.

 

In a Vodka Shop [piano]: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 12 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7013 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1207; TC: ABTD 1207; CD: CHAN 8497; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (3) Charles Matthews. Olympia CD: OCD 454. (4) Kumiko Ida. Mittenwald CD: 99008 (‘Lotus Land - British Piano Album’). (5) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: 8.557439.

 

In the Faery Hills: (1) Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1133; TC: ABTD 1133, MBTD 6525; CD: CHAN 8367; CHAN 6525; CHAN 10159. (2) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.553525; also in boxed set (‘British Orchestral Masterpieces Volume 2’); excerpt: 8.554445; MD: 7.554445 (‘Grand Tour of Britain’);

 

In the Manger [arr. tenor and piano]: Adam Tunnicliffe (ten.), David Goode (pf.). Metronome CD: METCD1044 (‘Remember Bethlehem’: with pieces sung by Christchurch Cathedral Choir, Stephen Darlington.). See also Fantasies on Polish Christmas Carols, Five.

 

In the Night: Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Into the Twilight: (1) Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1133; TC: ABTD 1133; CD: CHAN 8367; CHAN 10157. (2) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.557144.

 

Irish Landscape: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Lyrita LP: SRCS 99. See also Pieces for small orchestra, Three.

 

Irish Songs, Five see I heard a piper piping [No. 3].

 

Irish Songs, Three: Mary O’Brien (sop.), Lincoln Mayorga (pf.). Town Hall LP: S22. See also Cradle Song [No. 1] and Rann of Exile [No. 2].

 

Jack and Jone: Christopher Keyte (bar.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

Journey into History: Philharmonia Orchestra, Muir Mathieson. British Film Institute VHS Pal VC: BFIV 116 (‘Volume Six: Famous Friends’).

 

Langueo d’amours: Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

Legend [orchestra]: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos CD: CHAN 9003; CHAN 10157.

 

Legend [piano]: (1) John McCabe. Continuum CD: CCD 1045. (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 


Legend [viola]: (1) Watson Forbes ( va. ), Leonard Cassini (pf.). Delta LP: 12024 (m); SDEL 18024; Summit LP: LSU 3058 (m); TLS 6063; Concert Artist LP: SRCAM 5008; Dover LP: HCR 5260 (m); HCR-ST 7012; TC: ATL-TC-5001. (2) Esther Geldard ( va. ), Alison Proctor (pf.). Environs TC: ENV 009. (3) Paul Coletti ( va. ), Leslie Howard (pf.). Hyperion CD CDA66687; Helios CD: CDH55085. (4) Steven Dann ( va. ), Bruce Vogt (pf.). CBC CD: MVCD1072. (5) Richard Crabtree ( va. ), Charles Matthews (pf.). Olympia CD: OCD 454. (6) Ivo-Jan van der Werff ( va. ), Simon Marlow (pf.). Koch Schwann CD: 367622.

 

Legend [violin]: (1) Henry Holst (vn.), Frank Merrick (pf.). Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 21 (m). (2) Robert Gibbs (vn.), Mary Wu (pf.). ASV CD: DCA 1127.

 

Legend-Sonata: (1) Florence Hooton (vc.), Wilfrid Parry (pf.). Lyrita LP: RCS 6 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7015 (m). (2) Bernard Gregor-Smith (vc.), Yolande Wrigley (pf.). ASV CD: CD DCA 896.

 

Liebesode see Nocturnes, Two.

 

London Pageant: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins. Chandos CD: CHAN 9879.

 

Lord, Thou hast told us: (1) Rodolphus Choir, Ralph Allwood. Herald CD: HAVPCD 176. (2) Saint Clement’s Choir, Philadelphia , Peter Richard Conte. Dorian CD: DOR-90259 (‘Hymns of Heaven and Earth’). (3) Choir of The Scots Church Melbourne, Douglas Lawrence. Move Records CD: MCD066 (‘Praise the Lord his Glories Show’).

 

Lullaby [piano]: (1) Harriet Cohen. Duo-Art PR: 0355 (m). (2) Frank Merrick. Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 7 (m). (3) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 12 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7013 (m). (4) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1206; TC: ABTD 1206; CD: CHAN 8496; CHAN 241-16 (‘Lullaby Classics’); CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (5) Charles Matthews. Olympia CD: OCD 454.

 

Lullaby [voice and piano]: (1) Susan Yarnall (sop.), Steven Kings (pf.). BMS/EPSS Environs CD: ENV036CD—live recording  (‘Golden Jubilee Songs’). (2) Jean Rigby (sop.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136. See also Slumber Song (version with orchestra).

 

Lullay, dear Jesus [arr. voice and organ]: Forbes Robinson (bass), William Davies (org.). Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 1963. See also Fantasies on Polish Christmas Carols, Five.

 

Lyke-Wake, A: Martyn Hill (ten.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1317; TC: ABTD 1317; CD: CHAN 8628; CHAN 10159.

 

Lyrical Interlude: Garfield Jackson ( va. ), Maggini Quartet. Naxos CD: 8.555953. See also Quintet in G (includes earlier version of this movement).

 

Magnificat [SATB and organ]: (1) With organ part played on the piano: BBC Northern Singers, Stephen Wilkinson, Keith Swallow (pf.). Hyperion LP: A66092. (2) Choir of Gloucester Cathedral, John Sanders, Mark Blatchly (org.). Priory TC: PRC 218; CD: PRCD 218. (3) Rodolphus Choir, Ralph Allwood, Christopher Hughes (org.). Herald CD: HAVPCD 176. (4) The Ramsey Singers, Mark Fenton, Jeremy Filsell (org.). ASV CD: CD DCA 941 (‘ English Church Music, vol. 5’). (5) Choir of Worcester Cathedral, Adrian Lucas, Daniel Phillips (org.). Priory TC: PRC 630; CD: PRCD 630.

 

Magnificat [solo voice and piano]: Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

Maiden with the Daffodil, The: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 12 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7013 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABTD 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Malta , G.C.: (1) Substantially complete: RAF Orchestra, Muir Mathieson. Soundtrack for film (not commercially available). (2) Quiet Interlude and Gay March only: London Symphony Orchestra, Muir Mathieson. London SR: T 5054 (m); Symposium CD: 1336 (m). (3) Opening Fanfare, Old Valetta, Air Raid, Intermezzo (Quiet Interlude), Work and Play, March: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Muir Mathieson. Pearl CD: GEM 0101 (m) (‘British Film Music Volume II’). (4) Introduction’ (i.e. the Lento non troppo) and March only: City of Birmingham Orchestra , Marcus Dods. HMV LP: ASD 3797, ED 290109-1; TC: TC-ASD 3797, ED 290109-4. (5) Complete: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenneth Alwyn. Cloud Nine LP: CN 7012; CD: ACN 7012; ASV TC: ZC WHL 2058; CD: CD WHL 2058; Quick (Gay) March, Intermezzo, March only: Cloud Nine CD: CNS 5446; March only: Silva Screen TC: SILVAC3002; CD: SILVAD3002; Finale only: Silva Screen CD: FILMXCD 309. (6) Part 2 only: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Rumon Gamba. Chandos CD: CHAN 10126 (‘The Film Music of Sir Arnold Bax’). Note: Part I was recorded but has not yet been released.

 

Malta , G.C. March [arr. military band by W.J. Duthoit]: The Queen’s Division Normandy Band, Capt. J.W. Taylor. Plantagenet Music Recordings CD: PLAN-1043 (‘Souvenirs’); PMRD9408 (‘The Mediterranean ’).

 

Market Girl, The: (1) Richard Greager (ten.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (2) Gordon Pullin (ten.), Roger Fisher (pf.). Privately issued CD (‘The English Tenor Repertoire, Volume One’) available from Gordon Pullin, Treakles, Kettlebaston, Suffolk, IP7 7QA; Macdonald Music Services, 14 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3GG; Audiosonic (Gloucester) Ltd., 6 College Street, Gloucester, GL1 29E. (3) Jean Rigby (sop.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Mater, ora filium: (1) Leeds Festival Chorus (1925), Albert Coates. HMV SR: D 1044/5 (m); Amphion CD: PHI CD 182 (m) (‘The British Choral Tradition, vol. 1’); Symposium CD: 1336 (m). (2) BBC Chorus, Leslie Woodgate. Columbia SR: ROX 179/82 (m); ROX 8041/39 (m); US Columbia 11156/7D, set M 386  (m) (English Music Society, vol. 2) (3) BBC Northern Singers, Stephen Wilkinson. Hyperion LP: A66092. (4)  John Oliver Chorale, John Oliver. Northeastern Records LP: NR 229. (5) Choir of King’s College, Nicholas Cleobury. EMI LP: EL 27 0440 1; TC: EL 27 0440 4; CD: CDC 7 47663 2; CDM 5 65595 2; excerpt on CDZ 5 69599 2; EMI CD: 69599 (‘Centenary Collection’); also in 5757952 (‘A Vaughan Williams Choral and Vocal Collection’). (6) Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer. Chandos CD: CHAN 9139. (7) Rodolphus Choir, Ralph Allwood. Herald CD: HAVPCD 176. (8) Gloriae Dei Cantores, Elizabeth C. Patterson. Paraclete TC: GDC 020; CD: GDCD 020. (9) St. Louis Chamber Chorus and Washington University Chamber Choir. St. Louis Chamber Chorus CD: SLCC94 (‘Choral Masterpieces’). (10) 2nd alto part played on the piano: Saffron Choral Cassettes (for the RNIB) [no number]. Note: This is from ‘A unique series of recordings designed to help [blind] singers learn their parts by Quintus Benziger’; each cassette features one separate voice-part from a choral work played on the piano.

 

May-Night in the Ukraine [orchestra] see Russian Suite.

 

May-Night in the Ukraine [piano] see Russian Tone-Pictures, Two.

 

Me suis mise en danse: Janet Baker (con.), Gerald Moore (pf.). EMI LP: ASD 2929; TC: TC-ESD 1024394.

 

Mediterranean [orchestra]: (1) New Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Goossens. HMV SR: C 1620 (m); US Victor SR: 9788 (m); Symposium CD: 1336 (m). (2) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult. Lyrita LP: SRCS 62; CD: SRCD 231; Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 1769; HNH LP: HNH 4034 (also in box HNH3 -4080X). (3) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1204; TC: ABTD 1204; MBTD 6538; CD: CHAN 6538; CHAN 8494; Conifer (Aspects) TC: ASPC 3061; CD: ASP 5061; CHAN 10155. (4) Northern Sinfonia of England , Richard Hickox. EMI CD: CDC 7 49933 2; CDM 5 66542 2. (5) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult. BBC CD: BBCRD 9127—live recording.

 

Mediterranean [piano]: (1) Harriet Cohen. Duo-Art PR: 0355 (m). (2) Eugène d’Albert. Polydor SR: 66032 (m); LP: Veritas VM 110 (m); Concert Artist/Fidelio TC: CH4-TC-4013 (m). (3) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 10 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7011 (m). (4) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Mediterranean [arr. two pianos, three hands by H. Rich]: Cyril Smith, Phyllis Sellick. LP: HMV CLP 3563 (m); CSD 3563.

 

Mediterranean [arr. violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz]: Jascha Heifetz (vn.), Emmanual Bay (pf.). Victor SR: 10-1293 (m); HMV LP: EC 193 (m), ARM 4-0946 (m); RCA CD: 09026 61737 2 (m).

 

Merrily to Bethlehem [arr. voices and piano]: Finchley Children’s Music Group, Murray Stewart, Elizabeth Shepherd (pf.). Conifer Classics TC: 75605513404; CD: 75605513402 (‘The only Christmas Album you’ll ever need’). See also Fantasies on Polish Christmas Carols, Five.

 

Milking Sian , A: (1) Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (2) Jean Rigby (sop.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Morning Song: (1) Harriet Cohen (pf.), [orchestra], Dr Malcolm Sargent. Columbia SR: DX 1361 (m); DX 1838 (m); LP: HMV HLM 7148 (m); Symposium CD: 1336 (m). (2) Margaret Fingerhut (pf.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1226; TC: ABTD 1226; CD: CHAN 8516; CHAN 10154 (‘Orchestral Works, Volume 1’).

 

Morning Watch, The: Huddersfield Choral Society, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins. Chandos CD: CHAN 10164.

 

Mountain Mood, A: (1) Harriet Cohen. Columbia SR: DX 1109 (m). (2) John Clegg. Alpha LP: 148c (m). (3) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 30 (m)—not issued. (4) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Moy Mell: (1) Ethel Bartlett, Rae Robertson. National Gramophonic Society SR: NGS 102 (m). (2) Frank Merrick, Michael Round. Cabaletta LP: HRS 2004;  CDN 5002. (3) Seta Tanyel, Jeremy Brown. Chandos LP: ABRD 1295; TC: ABTD 1295; CD: CHAN 8603.

 

Moy Mell [arr. two pianos, three hands by Lionel Salter]: Cyril Smith, Phyllis Sellick. MK LP: D-011283-4 (m); D-003150 (m).

 

My Eyes for Beauty pine see Songs for tenor and string quartet, Two.

 

Nereid: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 30 (m)not issued. (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABTD 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (3) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: 8.557439.

 

Nocturne [orchestra] see Russian Suite.

 

Nocturne [piano] see Two Russian Tone-Pictures.

 

Nocturnes, Two: Christine Bunning (sop.), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins. Chandos CD: CHAN 10164.

 

Nonet: (1) Joseph Slater (fl.), Léon Goossens (ob.), Frederick Thurston (cl.), Maria Korchinska (hp.), Griller String Quartet, Victor Watson (d.b.). Columbia SR: ROX 182/4 (m) (‘English Music Society, vol. 2’); Dutton CD: CDAX 8014 (m). (2) Harmonia Ensemble. Giulia CD: GS 201009; ASdisc CD: AS 5005; Arts Music CD: 47328-2. (3) Nash Ensemble: Philippa Davies (fl.), Gareth Hulse (ob.), Michael Collins (cl.), Skaila Kanga (hp.), Marcia Crayford (vn.), Elizabeth Wexler (vn.), Roger Chase (va.), Christopher van Kempen (vc.), Duncan McTier (d.b.), Ian Brown (cond.). Hyperion CD: CDA66807.

 

Northern Ballad No. 1: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult. Lyrita LP: SRCS 62; CD: SRCD 231; Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 1769; HNH LP: HNH 4034 (also in box HNH3 -4080X).

 

Northern Ballad No. 2: (1) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos LP: ABRD 1180; TC: ABTD 1180; CD: CHAN 8464; CHAN 10155. (2) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Downes. BBC Radio Classics CD: 15656 9159-2.

 

Northern Ballad No. 3: Spurious alternative title for Prelude for a Solemn Occasion.

 

November Woods: (1) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult. Lyrita LP: SRCS 37; CD: SRCD 231; HNH LP: HNH 4038. (2) Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1066; TC: ABTD 1066; CD: CHAN 8307; CHAN 10156. (3) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields , Sir Neville Marriner. Philips CD: 454 444-2. (4) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.554093. (5) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis. Warner Classics CD: 2564 61550-2—live recording (‘The Royal Prom’, 30 July 2003 ).

 

Now is the Time of Christymas: (1) New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Gary Miller, John Blanchard (fl.), Dean X Johnson (pf.). Virgin Classics CD: VC7 59121-2 (0777 7591212 8). (2) Gloriae Dei Cantores, Elizabeth C. Patterson, Patrick Clark (fl.), David Chalmers (pf.). Paraclete TC: GDC 020; CD: GDCD 020.

 

Nunc Dimittis: (1) Choir of Gloucester Cathedral, John Sanders, Mark Blatchly (org.). Priory TC: PRC 218; CD: PRCD 218. (2) The Ramsey Singers, Mark Fenton, Jeremy Filsell (org.). ASV CD: CD DCA 941 (‘ English Church Music, vol. 5’). (3) Choir of Worcester Cathedral, Adrian Lucas, Daniel Phillips (org.). Priory TC: PRC 630; CD: PRCD 630.

 

Nympholept: (1) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1203; TC: ABTD 1203; CD: CHAN 8493; CHAN 9168; CHAN 10158. (2) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.555343.

 

O Dame get up and bake your pies: (1) Iris Loveridge (pf.). Lyrita LP: RCS 12 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7013 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABTD 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

O dear! what can the matter be?: (1) Megan Thomas (sop.), Geraldine Mason (pf.). Cabaletta LP: HRM 2001 (m). (2) Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (3) Claire Campbell-Tokar (lyric sop.), Susan Genaw (pf.). Silver Flutes Production TC: RYA 3930. (4) Bernadette Greavy (mezz.), Hugh Tinney (pf.). Marco Polo CD: 8.225098 (‘A Sheaf of Songs from Ireland ’); also in 8.557559-60 (‘English Song’).

 

O Mistress mine see Songs for tenor and string quartet, Two.

 

Octet: Margaret Fingerhut (pf.), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos CD: CHAN 9602.

 

Of a Rose I sing a Song: Charlotte Seal (hp.), David Fletcher (vc.), Jeffrey Box (d.b.), BBC Northern Singers, Stephen Wilkinson. Hyperion LP: A 66092.

 

Oliver Twist: (1) Harriet Cohen (pf.), Philharmonia Orchestra, Muir Mathieson. Rank VC: 0054; Rank/Carlton VC: RCC 3056; Carlton DVD: 37115 00233; with theatrical trailer: Criterion DVD: OLI040DVD (‘The Criterion Collection’); Criterion LD: UPC 037429128121; Samuel Goldwyn Home Entertainment/ Hallmark Home Entertainment: ABV-7419. (2) Excerpts only (taken from the original music tracks): Harriet Cohen (pf.), Philharmonia Orchestra, Muir Mathieson. Columbia SR: DX 1516/17 (m); American Columbia MX 330 (m); LP-10: ML 2092 (m); Ariel LP: CBF 13 (m); Pearl CD: GEM 0100 (m) (‘British Film Music - Volume I’); Symposium CD: 1336 (m).  (3) Fagin’s Romp and Finale: Rank SR: FM 27-28 (m), ‘direct soundtrack recording’. (4) Fagin’s Romp and Finale: National Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann. Decca LP: PFS 4363; TC: KPFC 4363; LP: 411 837-1 1DV; TC: KPFC 4363; 411 837-4; London LP: SPC 21149; CD: 448 954-2 LPF; Decca CD: 4730802 (‘The British Music Collection’). (5) Muir Mathieson’s Concert Suite and other excerpts: Eric Parkin (pf.), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenneth Alwyn. Cloud Nine LP: CN 7012; CD: ACN 7012; ASV TC: ZC WHL 2058; CD: CD WHL 2058; Fagin’s Romp only: Silva Screen TC: SILVAC 3002; CD: SILVAD3002; FILMCD-180-1 (‘Cinema Century: A Musical Celebration of 100 Years of Cinema’); Six excerpts only: Silva Screen CD: FILMXCD 309. (6) Complete: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Rumon Gamba. Chandos CD: CHAN 10126 (‘The Film Music of Sir Arnold Bax’); finale only: CHAN 241-12 (‘British Film Classics’).

 

On a May Evening: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 30 (m)—not issued. (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABTD 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 


On the Sea-shore [ed./orch. by Graham Parlett]: Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos LP: ABRD 1184; TC: ABTD 1184; CHAN 8473; CHAN 10157.

 

Orchestral Pieces, Four see Dance of Wild Irravel, The [No. 4]. See also Pieces for small orchestra, Three [rev. versions of Nos. 1-3].

 

Out and Away: Richard Greager (ten.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

Overture, Elegy and Rondo: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth. Marco Polo CD: 8.223102; Naxos CD: 8.555109.

 

Overture to Adventure: (1) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Lyrita CD—not issued. (2) Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock. Classico CD: CLASSCD 254.

 

Overture to a Picaresque Comedy: (1) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Hamilton Harty. Columbia SR: LX 394 (m); Dutton CD: CDLX 7016 (m); Symposium CD: SYMPCD1169 (m); Symposium 1336 (m). (2) New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, Dmitri Mitropoulos. Off the Air Club LP: 8 (m). (3) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Igor Buketoff. RCA Victor LP: RB-6730 (m); SB-6730; LM 3005 (m); LSC 3005. (4) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1204; TC: ABTD 1204; CD: CHAN 8494; CHAN 10158. (5) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.555343.

 

Pæan [orchestra]: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1165; TC ABTD 1165; CD: CHAN 8454; CHAN 9168; CHAN 10158.

 

Pæan [piano]: (1) Harriet Cohen. Columbia SR-10: DB 1786 (m) (‘ Columbia History of Music by Ear and Eye, vol. V’). (2) Frank Merrick. Frank Merrick Society LP: [FMS] 3 (m). (3) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 11 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7012 (m). (4) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Parting: Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Phantasy for viola and orchestra: Rikva Golani ( va. ), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Conifer LP: CFC 171; TC: MCFC 171; CD: CDCF 171; excerpt: CDCF 706 (sampler disc); The Boots Company’s Classical Collection TC: DDC 507; CD: DDD 507; excerpt: BMG CD: 74321879462 (‘The National Trust Music Collection’).

 

Pieces for flute, Four: (1) Kathleen Moy (fl.), John Simons (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRIAD 001. (2) Kenneth Smith (fl.), Paul Rhodes (pf.). ASV CD: CD DCA 768; ASV CD: DCACD0768.

 

Pieces for small orchestra, Three: English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate. EMI LP: EL 27 0592 1; TC: EL 27 0592 4; CD: CDC 7 47945 2; CDM 7 64200 2. See also Irish Landscape [No. 2] and Dance in the Sunlight [No. 3]. 

 

Pièces sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré, Cinq see Suite on the Name Gabriel Fauré.

 

Poisoned Fountain, The: (1) Arthur Whittemore, Jack Lowe. LP: Victor LM 1705 (m); EP: WDM 1705 (m); Capitol P 8550 (m); SP 8550. (2) Ruth Harte, Vivian Langrish. Bax Society LP: BAX LP 1 (m). (3) Frank Merrick, Michael Round. Cabaletta LP: HRS 2004; CDN 5002. (4) Seta Tanyel, Jeremy Brown. Chandos LP: ABRD 1295; TC: ABTD 1295; CD: CHAN 8603. (5) David Bradshaw, Cosmo Buono. Sync TC: C4171; Connoisseur Society CD: CD4171. (6) Joshua Pierce, Dorothy Jones. Koch CD: 3-7013-2. 

 

Prelude for a Solemn Occasion: (1) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1204; TC: ABTD 1204; CD: CHAN 8494; CHAN 10155. (2) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Downes. BBC Radio Classics CD: 15656 9159-2. Note: The title ‘Northern Ballad No.3’, which appears on the documentation with these two recordings, was never used by Bax and has no justification.

 


Princess’s Rose Garden, The: (1) Malcolm Binns (pf.). Pearl LP: SHE 565. (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABTD 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Quartet for piano and strings: John McCabe (pf.), English String Quartet. Chandos LP: ABRD 1113; TC: ABTD 1113; CD: CHAN 8391.

 

Quartet in A [1902]: Divertimenti Ensemble: Paul Barritt, Rachel Isserlis (vns.), Jonathan Barritt ( va. ), Josephine Horder (vc.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7131.

 

Quartet in E [1903]: (1) Movt. II only: Maggini Quartet. Naxos CD: 8.555953 (recorded as ‘Adagio ma non troppo “Cathaleen-ni-Hoolihan”’); excerpt on free CD with the January 2003 issue of Gramophone: GCD0103 (misidentified in the documentation as an Allegro from the String Quartet No.3). (2) Complete: Divertimenti Ensemble: Paul Barritt, Rachel Isserlis (vns.), Jonathan Barritt ( va. ), Josephine Horder (vc.). Dutton CD: forthcoming. See also Cathaleen-ni-Hoolihan (orchestrated version).

 

Quartet No. 1 for strings: (1) Wilson String Quartet. National Gramophonic Society SR: [NGS] 153/5 (m). (2) Griller String Quartet. Decca SR: AK 1009/12 (m). (3) English String Quartet. Chandos LP: ABRD 1113; ABTD 1113; CD: CHAN: 8391. (4) Maggini Quartet. Naxos CD: 8.555282; movt. III: Naxos CD: 8.520102 (‘Classical Heat’); also on free CD with the January 2002 issue of Gramophone: GCD0102.

 

Quartet No. 2 for strings: (1) Mistry String Quartet. Chandos TC: ABTD 1427; CD: CHAN 8795; excerpt: CHAN BM2 (sampler disc). (2) Maggini String Quartet. Naxos CD: 8.555282. Note: The designation ‘in A minor’ printed on the disc and in the booklet is incorrect.

 

Quartet No. 3 for strings: (1) Amici String Quartet. Gaudeamus LP: KRS 31. (2) Maggini Quartet. Naxos CD: 8.555953. Note: The excerpt on the free CD with the January 2003 issue of Gramophone (GCD0103) is identified in the documentation as being an Allegro from this work but is actually an excerpt from the Adagio non troppo of the String Quartet in E.

 

Quintet for harp and strings: (1) Laura Newell (hp.), Stuyvesant String Quartet. Philharmonia LP: PH 102 (m); PH 119 (m). (2) Skaila Kanga (hp.), English String Quartet. Chandos LP: ABRD 1113; TC: ABTD 1113; CD: CHAN 8391. (3) Nash Ensemble: Skaila Kanga (hp.), Marcia Crayford (vn.), Iris Juda (vn.), Roger Chase ( va. ), Christopher van Kempen (vc.). Hyperion CD: CDA66807. (4) Marcia Dickstein (hp.), Natalie Leggett, Rene Mandel (vns.), Simon Oswell ( va. ), Timothy Landauer (vc.). RCM CD: RCM 19801. (5) Mobius: Alison Nicholls (hp.), Kanako Ito, Philippe Honoré (vns.), Ashan Pillai (va.), Martin Storey (vc.). Naxos CD: 8.554507; excerpt: on free CD with the October 2000 issue of Gramophone: GCD1000.

 

Quintet for oboe and strings: (1) Léon Goossens (ob.), International String Quartet. National Gramophonic Society SR (80 rpm): NGS 76/77 (m); Oboe Classics CD: CC2005 (m) (‘Rare Goossens’). (2) Earl Schuster (ob.), Classic String Quartet. Classic Editions LP: CE 1030 (m). (3) I. Wilson (ob.), Hoffman String Quartet. Brolga LP: BZM 06 (m). (4) Helen Powell (ob.), Sylvia Sutton, Avril MacLennon (vns.), Janet Schlapp ( va. ), Robert Glenton (vc.). Bax Society LP: BAX LP 1 (m)live recording. (5) Bert Lucarelli (ob.), Manhatten String Quartet. Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 3521; TC: MHC 5521. (6) Sarah Francis (ob.), English String Quartet. Chandos LP: ABRD 1114; TC: ABTD 1114; CD: CHAN 8392. (7) Pamela Woods (‘Pamela Pecha’ on Carlton reissue) (ob.), Audubon String Quartet. Telarc CD: CD-80205; IMP CD: IMP 30367 0103-2; Carlton CD: 30367 01032. (8) Nash Ensemble: Gareth Hulse (ob.), Marcia Crayford, Iris Juda (vns.), Roger Chase ( va. ), Christopher van Kempen (vc.). Hyperion CD: CDA66807. (9) Gordon Hunt (ob.), Tale Quartet. BIS CD: CD-763.

 

Quintet for oboe and strings [arr. oboe and string orchestra by Barbirolli]: Evelyn Rothwell (ob.), Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli. BBC Legends CD: BBCL4100-2.

 

Quintet for piano and strings: David Owen Norris (pf.), Mistry String Quartet. Chandos TC: ABTD 1427; CD: CHAN 8795. Note: A recording of this work with Frank Merrick as the pianist was advertised in 1967 but never made. It would have been issued on the Frank Merrick LP label as FMS 20.

 

Quintet for strings [1933]: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos CD: CHAN 9602.

 

Quintet in G [1908]: Edited by Paul Barritt: Divertimenti Ensemble: Paul Barritt, Rachel Isserlis (vns.), Jonathan Barritt ( va. ), Josephine Horder, Sebastian Comberti (vcs.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7131. See also Lyrical Interlude (revised version of slow movement).

 

Rann of Exile: (1) Anne Thursfield (sop.), [Anon.] (pf.). HMV SR-10: E 410 (m). (2) Peter Dawson (bar.), Gerald Moore (pf.). HMV SR-10 (m): B 8866 (m); LP: EX 29 0911 3 (m); TC: EX 29 0911 5 (m). (3) Peter Savidge (bar.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002. (4) Christopher Keyte (bar.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (5) Yvonne Kenny (sop.), Caroline Almonte (pf.). ABC Classics CD: 476 158-1. See also Irish Songs, Three.

 

Red Autumn: Seta Tanyel, Jeremy Brown. Chandos LP: ABRD 1295; TC: ABTD 1295; CD: CHAN 8603.

 

Rhapsodic Ballad: (1) Rohan de Saram. Pearl LP: SHE 547. (2) Raphael Wallfisch. Chandos LP: ABRD 1209; TC: ABTD 1209; CD: CHAN 8499.

 

Rogue’s Comedy: (1) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Lyrita CD—not issued. (2) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: 10122.

 

Romance, A: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 26 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7014 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABTD 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Romantic Overture: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos CD: CHAN 9003; CHAN 10159.


 

Rosc-catha: Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1133; TC: ABTD 1133, MBTD 6525; CD: CHAN 8367; CHAN 6525; CHAN 10157.

 

Roundel: (1) Peter Savidge (bar.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002. (2) Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Royal Wedding Fanfares, Two [arr. by Capt. M. Roberts]: (1) Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Capt. M. Roberts. HMV SR-10: B 9616 (m); Symposium CD: 1336 (m). (2) No. 1 only: Band of H. M. Royal Marines, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Vivian Dunn. Columbia LP: TWO 285. (3) No. 1 only: Band of the Scots Guards, Capt. Duncan Beat. EMI LP: EMC 3179. (4) No. 2 only: Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Capt. M. Roberts. EMI LP: ALP 1043 (m) (brief excerpt from a recording of the actual ceremony). (5) No. 2 only: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Philip Jones. Decca LP: SDD 274; SPA 419; TC: SPA 500; Argo TC: KCSP 500; Decca CD: 430 369-2; 436 404-2; 4730802 (‘The British Music Collection’). (6) No.1 only: [Performers unknown]. World Record Club LP: SM 406 (‘ Land of Hope and Glory, volume 6’). (7) Nos.1 and 2: Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Capt. M. Roberts. Pearl CD: GEM 0161—live recording of complete ceremony.

 

Russian Suite: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1356; TC: ABTD 1356; CD: CHAN 8669; CHAN 10159. See also piano versions under Gopak, Nocturne and In a Vodka Shop (piano version).

 

Russian Tone-pictures, Two: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 26 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABTD 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (3) Charles Matthews. Olympia CD: OCD 454. (4) Guy Jonson. Libra CD: MNU 9910. See also Gopak [piano], Gopak [arr. violin and piano] and Russian Suite.

 

Saga Fragment: Margaret Fingerhut (pf.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1195; TC: ABTD 1195; CD: CHAN 8484; CHAN 10159.

 

St Patrick’s Breastplate: Huddersfield Choral Society, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins. Chandos CD: CHAN 10164.

 

Salzburg ’ Sonata see Sonata in B flat.

 

Sarabande: (1) Peter Savidge (bar.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002. (2) Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

Scherzo [piano]: Malcolm Binns. Pearl LP: SHE 565. See also Symphonic Scherzo (revised orchestral version).

 

Scherzo [arr. player-piano]: Aeolian PP: T 951 (m); Universal Music Co. Ltd. PP: S 13620 (m); Broadwood Piano Co. Ltd. PP: S 13620 (m); Artistyle PP: 93519 (m).

 

Serpent Dance: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 10 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Shieling Song: Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

Sinfonietta: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth. Marco Polo CD: 8.223102; Naxos CD: 8.555109.

 

Slave-Girl, The: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 30 (m)not issued. (2) Malcolm Binns. Pearl LP: SHE 565 (title misprinted on sleeve as ‘Slave Dance’). (3) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561.

 

Sleepy Head: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 26 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos TC: ABRT 1372; CD: CHAN 8732; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Slumber Song: Martyn Hill (ten.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1317; TC: ABTD 1317; CD: CHAN 8628; CHAN 10159. See also Lullaby (original version with piano).

 

Sonata for cello and piano: (1) Florence Hooton (vc.), Wilfrid Parry (pf.). Lyrita LP: RCS 7 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7016 (m). (2) Bernard Gregor-Smith (vc.), Yolande Wrigley (pf.). ASV CD: CD DCA 896.

 


Sonata for clarinet and piano: (1) Stanley Drucker (cl.), Leonid Hambro (pf.). Odyssey LP: Y 30492; Sony CD: SMK 58932; SBK 62750. (2) John Denman (cl.), Hazel Vivienne (pf.). Revolution LP: RCF 009; Concert Artist/Fidelio TC: FED-TC-038. (3) Janet Hilton (cl.), Keith Swallow (pf.). Chandos LP: ABRD 1078; DBRD 4001; TC: ABTD 1078; DBTD 4001; CD: CHAN 8683. Note: The designation in ‘B flat’ on this disc is incorrect; it is scored for a clarinet in B flat. (4) Murray Khouri (cl.), Peter Pettinger (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1038. (5) Emma Johnson (cl.), Malcolm Martineau (pf.). ASV TC: ZC DCA 891; CD: CD DCA 891. (6) John Denman (cl.), Paula Fan (pf.). British Music Label CD: BML 009. (7) Klara Stanic (cl.), Damjana Zupan (pf.). Environs TC: ENV 028. (8) Heather Nicoll (cl.), Anna Rastoptchina (pf.). Environs TC: ENV 032. (9) John Leenders (cl.), Mariann Ábrahám (pf.). MP Classic CD: MPCD 9501. (10) Michael Collins (cl.), Ian Brown (pf.). Hyperion CD: CDA66807. (11) Paul Meyer (cl.), Eric Le Sage (pf.). Denon CD: DEN 18016. (12) Gervase de Peyer (cl.), Gwenneth Pryor (pf.). Radiant Master CD: GDP 1004. (13) Charles West (cl.), Susan Grace (pf.). Klavier CD: KCD 11076. (14) Lars Aabo (cl.), Semion Balshem (pf.). Rondo CD: RCD 837. (15) Robert Plane (cl.), Benjamin Frith (pf.). Naxos CD: forthcoming.

 

Sonata for flute and harp: (1) Emily Beynon (fl.), Catherine Beynon (hp.). Metier CD: MSV CD92006. (2) Philippe Pierlot (fl.), Isabelle Perrin (hp.). Arion CD: ARN 68423. (3) Angela Wiegand (fl.), Marcia Dickstein (hp.). RCM CD: RCM 19801 (recorded as ‘Sonatina’). (4) Mobius: Lorna McGhee (fl.), Alison Nicholls (hp.). Naxos CD: 8.554507. See also Concerto for seven instruments (later arrangement).

 

Sonata for two pianos: (1) Ethel Bartlett, Rae Robertson. National Gramophonic Society SR: [NGS] 156/158 (m). (2) Frank Merrick, Michael Round. Cabaletta LP: HRS 2004, CDN 5002. (3) Seta Tanyel, Jeremy Brown. Chandos LP: ABRD 1295; TC: ABTD 1295; CD: CHAN 8603.

 

Sonata for viola and piano: (1) Lionel Tertis ( va. ), Arnold Bax (pf.). For details of this recording see section III below. (2) William Primrose ( va. ), Harriet Cohen (pf.). Columbia SR: ROX 179/182 (m); ROX 8039/45 (m) auto (‘English Music Society, vol. 2’); US Columbia 11181/4D (m), set M 386; Pearl CD: GEMM CD 9453 (m); Doremi CD: DHR-7708 (m) (‘William Primrose Collection, vol. 1’); Biddulph CD: LAB 148.  (3) Herbert Downes ( va. ), Leonard Cassini. Delta LP: DEL 12028 (m); Summit LP: LSU 3073 (m); Revolution LP: RCB 1. (4) Emanuel Vardi ( va. ), Abba Bogin (pf.). Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 3613; TC: MHC 5613. (5) Milton Thomas ( va. ), Doris Stevenson (pf.). Klavier LP: KS-570. (6) Michael Ponder ( va. ), John Alley (pf.). Ensemble TC: ENS 123. (7) Duncan Ferguson ( va. ), Hester Dickson (pf.). Environs TC: ENV 010. (8) Hartmut Lindemann ( va. ), Ben Martin (pf.). Tacet CD: TACET 35. (9) Ivo-Jan van der Werff ( va. ), Simon Marlow (pf.). Koch Schwann CD: 367622. (10) Doris Lederer ( va. ), Jane Coop (pf.). Centaur CD: CRC 2660.

   

Sonata in B flat for piano (‘ Salzburg ’): Movt. II only: Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CD 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

Sonata in E flat for piano: (1) Movt. II only: John Simons. Ensemble TC: TRIAD 001. (2) Noemy Belinkaya. Ensemble TC: ENS 136; Bnai Brith TC: MSCB BB 104. (3) John McCabe. Continuum CD: CCD 1045; excerpt: CCD1000 (sampler disc). (4) Michael Endres. Oehms CD: forthcoming. See also the orchestrated version:  Symphony No. 1.

 

Sonata in E for clarinet and piano [1901]: Robert Plane (cl.), Benjamin Frith (pf.). Naxos CD: forthcoming.

 

Sonata in F for violin and piano: Robert Gibbs (vn.), Mary Mei-Loc Wu (pf.). ASV CD: DCA 1098.

 

Sonata in G minor for violin and piano: Robert Gibbs (vn.), Mary Mei-Loc Wu (pf.). ASV CD: DCA 1127.

 

Sonata No. 1 for piano: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 10 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7011 (m). (2) Frank Merrick. Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 7 (m). (3) Joyce Hatto. Revolution LP: RCF 010; Concert Artist/Fidelio TC: FED-TC-011; Concert Artist CD: CACD 9011-2 (forthcoming).  (4) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1206; TC: ABTD 1206; CD: CHAN 8496; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (5) Marie-Catherine Girod. Opes 3D CD: 3D 8008; 3D Classics 122184. (6) Joseph Long. Privately recorded CD: WJL1 (‘Late Flowering of the Romantic Piano Sonata’, obtainable from Joseph Long, 25 Nethermains Road , Muchalls, Aberdeen AB39 3RN). (7) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: 8.557439. (8) Michael Endres. Oehms CD: forthcoming.

 

Sonata No. 2 for piano: (1) Frank Merrick. Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 6 (m). (2) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 11 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7012 (m). (3) Peter Cooper. Pye LP: GGC 4085 (m); GSGC 14085; GSGC 2061; TC: ZGGC 2061. (4) Malcolm Binns. Pearl LP: SHE 565. (5) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1206; TC: ABTD 1206; CD: CHAN 8496; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (6) John McCabe. Continuum CD: CCD 1045. (7) Marie-Catherine Girod. Opes 3D CD: 3D 8008; 3D Classics 122184. (8) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: 8.557439. (9) Michael Endres. Oehms CD: forthcoming

 

Sonata No. 3 for piano: (1) Frank Merrick. Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 7 (m). (2) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 12 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7013 (m). (3) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1207; TC: ABTD 1207; CD: CHAN 8497; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (4) Marie-Catherine Girod. Opes 3D CD: 3D 8008; 3D Classics 122184. (5) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: forthcoming. (6) Michael Endres. Oehms CD: forthcoming.

 

Sonata No. 4 for piano: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 26 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7014 (m). (2) Frank Merrick. Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 8 (m). (3) Joyce Hatto. Revolution LP: RCF 010; TC: FED-TC-011; Concert Artist CD: CACD 9011-2 (forthcoming). (4) Movt. II only: John McCabe. Decca LP: SDD 444. (5) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1207; TC: ABTD 1207; CD: CHAN 8497; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (6) Marie-Catherine  Girod. Opes 3D CD: 3D 8008; 3D Classics 122184. (7) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: forthcoming. (8) Michael Endres. Oehms CD: forthcoming.

 

Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano: (1) 1920 version: Henry Holst (vn.), Frank Merrick (pf.). Concert Artist LP: LPA 1099 (m); Revolution LP: RCB 20; Concert Artist/Fidelio TC: ATL-TC-5005; Concert Artist CD: CACD 9022-2 (m). (2) 1945 version: Erich Gruenberg (vn.), John McCabe (pf.). Chandos TC: ABTD 1462; CD: CHAN 8845. (3) 1945 version: Robert Gibbs (vn.), Mary Mei-Loc Wu (pf.). ASV CD: DCA 1127.

 

Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano: (1) Henry Holst (vn.), Frank Merrick (pf.). Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 18 (m). (2) Erich Gruenberg (vn.), John McCabe (pf.). Chandos TC: ABTD 1462; CD: CHAN 8845. (3) Tasmin Little (vn.), Martin Roscoe (pf). Global Music Network CD: GMNC 0113. (4) Robert Gibbs (vn.), Mary Mei-Loc Wu (pf.). ASV CD: DCA 1098.

 

Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano: (1) Henry Holst (vn.), Frank Merrick (pf.). Frank Merrick Society LP: FMS 18 (m). (2) Nicola Burton (vn.), Matthew Morley (pf.). Environs TC: ENV 015. (3) May Harrison (vn.), Charles Lynch (pf.). Symposium CD: Symposium 1075 (m)recording incomplete. (4) Robert Gibbs (vn.), Mary Mei-Loc Wu (pf.). ASV CD: DCA 1098.

 

Sonatina for flute and harp see Sonata for flute and harp.

 

Sonatina for cello and piano: (1) Florence Hooton (vc.), Wilfrid Parry (pf.). Lyrita LP: RCS 6 (m); Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7 (m). (2) Bernard Gregor-Smith (vc.), Yolande Wrigley (pf.). ASV CD: CD DCA 896.

 

Song in the Twilight, The: (1) Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (2) Stephen Foulkes (bar.), Steven Kings (pf.). BMS/EPSS Environs CD: ENV036CD—live recording  (‘Golden Jubilee Songs’). (3) Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Songs for tenor and string quartet, Two: Richard Edgar-Wilson (ten.), Coull String Quartet. Somm CD: SOMMCD222.

 

Spring Fire: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos LP: ABRD 1180; TC: ABTD 1180; CD: CHAN 8464; CHAN 10155; movt. I only: TOD 0001; excerpt from ‘In the Forest before Dawn’ on video of Geoff Hamilton’s Paradise Garden (end credits). BBC Worldwide Publishing VC: BBCV6187.

 

Spring Rain see Frühlingsregen.

 

Suite on the Name Gabriel Fauré: Marie-Catherine Girod. Opes 3D CD: 3D 8008; 3D Classics 122184 (recorded as ‘Cinq pièces sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré’).

 

Summer Music: (1) Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1066; TC: ABTD 1066; CD: CHAN 8307; CHAN 10156. (2) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.557144; 8.557320 (‘Green and Pleasant Land’).

 

Symphonic Scherzo: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos LP: ABRD 1180; TC: ABTD 1180; CD: CHAN 8464; CHAN 10155. See also Scherzo (original piano version)

 

Symphonic Variations: (1) Joyce Hatto (pf.), Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Revolution LP: RCF 001; Concert Artist/Fidelio TC: FED-TC-001; Concert Artist CD: CACD 9021-2. (2) Margaret Fingerhut (pf.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1226; TC: ABTD 1226; CD: CHAN 8516; CHAN 10209.

 

Symphony No. 1: (1) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Myer Fredman. Lyrita LP: SRCS 53; CD: SRCD 232; Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 1586. (2) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1192; TC: ABTD 1192; CD: CHAN 8480; also in CHAN 8906-10; MHS 5550783. (3) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.553525; also in boxed set (‘British Orchestral Masterpieces Volume 2’). (4) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 10122 (boxed set of complete symphonies); movt. III: on free CD with the October 2004 issue of Gramophone: GCD 1004. See also Sonata in E flat  (original piano version).

 

Symphony No. 2: (1) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Myer Fredman. Lyrita LP: SRCS 54; Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 1632. (2) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1203; TC: ABTD 1203; CD: CHAN 8493; also in CHAN 8906-10; MHS 5550783; excerpt from movt. III: CHAN 8601 (sampler disc). (3) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.554093; excerpt: on free CD with the June 1999 issue of Gramophone: GCD0699. (4) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 10122 (boxed set of complete symphonies).

 

Symphony No. 3: (1) Hallé Orchestra, John Barbirolli. HMV SR: C 3380/5 (m); C 7593/8 (m) (auto); EMI LP: EX 29 0107 3 (m); TC: 29 0107 5 (m); CD: CDH 7 63910 2 (m); Dutton CD: CDLX 7111 (m). (2) London Symphony Orchestra, Edward Downes. RCA LP: RCA SB 6806; GL 42247. (3) Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Myer Fredman. ABC LP: L38227; TC: C38227. (4) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1165; TC ABTD 1165; CD: CHAN 8454; also in CHAN 8906-10; MHS 5550783. (5) Brief excerpt from rehearsal sequence: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Henry Wood. Symposium CD: Symposium 1150 (m). (6) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.553608; excerpt: on free CD with the February 2000 issue of Gramophone: GCD0200; movt. II only: Naxos CD: 8.555303 (‘Nominations for the Gramophone Awards 2000’). (7) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 10122 (boxed set of complete symphonies); excerpt on free CD with the December 2003 issue of Gramophone: GCD1203.

 

Symphony No. 4: (1) Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Concert Artist LP: LPA 1097 (m); SLPA 1097; Revolution LP: RCF 002; Concert Artist/Fidelio TC: FED-TC-009; Concert Artist CD: CACD 9009-2  (2) Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1091; TC ABTD 1091; CD: CHAN 8312; also in CHAN 8906-10; MHS 5550783. (3) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.555343; excerpt on free CD with the May 2002 issue of Gramophone: GCD0502. (4) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 10122 (boxed set of complete symphonies).

 

Symphony No. 5: (1) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard. Lyrita LP: SRCS 58; Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 1652. (2) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1356; TC: ABTD  1356; CD: CHAN 8669 (also in CHAN 8906-10 and MHS 5550783). (3) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.554509; excerpt on free CD with the July 2000 issue of Gramophone: GCD0700. (4) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 10122 (boxed set of complete symphonies).

 

Symphony No. 6: (1) New Philharmonia Orchestra, Norman Del Mar. Lyrita LP: RCS 35 (m); SRCS 35; Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 1198. (2) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1278; TC ABTD 1278; CD: CHAN 8586; also in CHAN 8906-10; MHS 5550783. (3) Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock. Classico CD: CLASSCD 254. (4) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.557144. (5) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 10122 (boxed set of complete symphonies).

 

Symphony No. 7: (1) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard. Lyrita LP: SRCS 83; CD: SRCD 232; HNH LP: HNH 4010. (2) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1317; TC ABTD 1317; CD: CHAN 8628; also in CHAN 8906-10; MHS 5550783. (3) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.557145. (4) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 10122 (boxed set of complete symphonies).

 

Tale the Pine-trees knew, The: (1) Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Concert Artist LP: LPA 2002 (m); Revolution LP: RCF 003. (2) Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1133; TC: ABTD 1133; CD: CHAN 8367; CHAN 10157. (3) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.554509.

 

Tamara [suite arr. and orch. by Graham Parlett]: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins. Chandos CD: CHAN 9879.

 

Targo, La: Christopher Keyte (bar.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046.

 

Te Deum: The Ramsey Singers, Mark Fenton, Jeremy Filsell (org.). ASV CD: CD DCA 941 (‘ English Church Music, vol. 5’).

 

This Worldes Joie: (1) BBC Northern Singers, Stephen Wilkinson. Hyperion LP: A66092. (2) Gloucester Cathedral Choir, John Sanders. Alpha LP: ACA 526. (3) Choir of King’s College, Nicholas Cleobury. EMI LP: EL 27 0440 1; TC: EL 27 0440 4; CD: CDC 7 47663 2; CDM 5 65595 2. (4) Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer. Chandos CD: CHAN 9139. (5) Rodolphus Choir, Ralph Allwood. Herald CD: HAVPCD 176. (6) Schola Cantorum of Oxford , Mark Shepherd. Guild CD: GMCD 7139. (7) Gloriae Dei Cantores, Elizabeth C. Patterson. Paraclete TC: GDC 020; CD: GDCD 020.

 

Threnody and Scherzo: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos CD: CHAN 9602. Note: A performance by the bassoonist Robert Thompson with the strings and harp of the LSO was recorded in the 1980s but never released.

 

Tintagel: (1) New Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Goossens. HMV SR: C 1619/20 (m); US Victor SR: 9787/8 (m); Symposium CD: 1336 (m). (2) London Symphony Orchestra, George Weldon. Columbia LP: 33SX 1019 (m); TP: CCT 655 (m); Dutton CD: CDCLP 4002 (m). (3) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult. Decca LP: LXT 5015 (m); Decca (Ace of Clubs): ACL 113 (m); London LL 1169 (m); CM 9122 (m); Decca (Eclipse) EC2 647(m/st); Ditto TC: DTO 10119B (m); Belart CD: 461 3542 (m); Decca CD: 4730802 (‘The British Music Collection’). (4) London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli. HMV LP: ALP 2305 (m), ASD 2305; Greensleeves LP: ESD 7092; Greensleeves TC: TC-ESD 7092; Angel LP: S-36415; EMI CD: CDC 7 47984 2; CDM 5 65110 2; HMV 5 68469 2; also in EMI British Composers label CD: 5757902 (boxed set: ‘Barbirolli Collection’). (5) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult. Lyrita LP: SRCS 62; CD: SRCD 231; Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 7016; HNH LP: HNH 4034 (also in box HNH3 -4080X). (6) Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1091; TC: ABTD 1091, MBTD 6538; CD: CHAN 6538, CHAN 8312, CHAN 9168; CHAN 10156; Conifer (Aspects) TC: ASPC 3061; CD: ASP 5061; excerpt: on Technics CD: unnumbered sampler disc (‘Music Lovers [sic] Choice’ Vol. 1. A selection of classical music by the Critics of Gramophone Magazine’ offered in a 1990 subscription promotion); excerpt on free CD issued with the June 1998  issue (No. 99) of Classic CD: CCD/99/06/98; Chandos CD: CHAN 7047 (‘The Water Planet’); excerpt: on ANNI 0020(2) (Chandos ‘Twentieth Anniversary Highlights’ CD); ANNI 0025 (Chandos ‘Twenty-fifth Anniversary Sampler’ CD). (7) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Downes. BBC Radio Classics CD: 15656 9159-2. (8) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis. BBC CD: MM63—live recording: free CD with the November 1997 issue of the BBC Music Magazine. (9) Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock. Classico CD: CLASSCD 254. (10) Virginia Symphony, JoAnn Falletta. Hampton Road Classics CD: HRC004 (‘Seascapes’). (11) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos CD: 8.557145. (12) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos CD: CHAN 10122 (boxed set of complete symphonies). (13) Minnesota Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner. Minnesota Orchestra CD (in vol.8 of a twelve-CD boxed set: ‘Minnesota Orchestra at One Hundred: A Collections of Recordings and Broadcasts’—live recording).

 

To Eire : (1) Peter Savidge (bar.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002. (2) Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (3) Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

To the Name above every Name: Christine Bunning (sop.), Huddersfield Choral Society, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins. Chandos CD: CHAN 10164.

 

Toccata: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 30 (m)—not issued. (2) Joyce Hatto (pf.). Revolution LP: RCF 010; TC: FED-TC-011; Concert Artist CD: CACD 9011-2 (forthcoming). (3) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561.

 

Traditional Songs of France see Femmes battez vos marys, Langueo d’amours, Me suis mise en danse, Sarabande and La Targo.

 

Treue Liebe: Peter Savidge (bar.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002.

 

Trio in B flat: (1) Borodin Trio: Rostislav Dubinsky (vn.), Yuli Turovsky (vc.), Luba Edlina (pf.). Chandos LP: ABRD 1205; TC: ABTD 1205; CD: CHAN 8495. (2) Pirasti Trio: Nicholas Miller (vn.), Alison Wells (vc.), Jeffrey Sharkey (pf.). ASV CD: CD DCA 925. (3) Gould Piano Trio: Lucy Gould (vn.), Alice Neary (vc.), Benjamin Frith (pf.). Naxos CD: forthcoming.

 

Trio in one movement [1906]: (1) Elizabeth Holborn (vn.), Thomas Tatton ( va. ), Robert MacSparren (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRIAD 001. (2) Lucy Gould (vn.), Robert Plane (cl.), Benjamin Frith (pf.). Naxos CD: forthcoming. Note: This recording is with the viola part arranged for clarinet, as sanctioned by Bax.

 

Truth about the Russian Dancers, The: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos TC: ABTD 1478; CD: CHAN 8863.

 

Valse [harp]: Marcia Dickstein. RCM CD: RCM 19801.

 

Walsinghame: Martyn Hill (ten.), Brighton Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Chandos LP: ABRD 1314; TC: ABTD 1314; CD: CHAN 8625; excerpt: Albany CD: TROY 095 (sampler disc).

 

Watching the Needleboats: Myron Myers (bass), Erik Levi (pf). Musical Heritage Society LP: MHS 912016; TC: MHC 312016K (‘Pomes Penyeach’).

 

Water Music: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 10 (m). (2) Joyce Hatto. Revolution LP: RCF 010; TC: FED-TC-011; Concert Artist CD: CACD 9011-2 (forthcming). (3) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1207; TC: ABTD 1207; CD: CHAN 8497; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (4) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: forthcoming.

 

What is it like to be young and fair?: (1) Cambridge University Madrigal Society, Boris Ord. Columbia LP: 33CX 1063 (m). (2) Exultate Singers, Garrett O’Brien. RCA LP: GL 25062; TC: GK 25062. (3) Bristol Bach Choir, Glyn Jenkins. Priory CD: PRCD 352. (4) Cambridge University Chamber Choir, Timothy Brown. Gamut CD: GAM CD 529; IMCD 703.

 

What the Minstrel told us: (1) Iris Loveridge (pf.). Lyrita LP: RCS 11 (m). (2) Charles Matthews. Olympia CD: OCD 454. (3) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 

When I was one-and-twenty: Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

When we are lost: (1) Susan Yarnall (sop.), Steven Kings (pf.). BMS/EPSS Environs CD: ENV036CD—live recording  (‘Golden Jubilee Songs’). (2) Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

Whirligig: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 30 (m)—not issued. (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos CD: CHAN 9561; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set).

 


White Peace, The: (1) John McCormack (ten.), Gerald Moore (pf.). HMV SR-10: DA 1791 (m); HMV Ireland SR: IR 299 (m); LP: HQM 1176 (m); HLM 3037 (m); EX 29 0911 3 (m); TC: EX 29 0911 5 (m); Pearl CD: GEMMCDS9188  (m); Pearl CD: GEMMCD9243 (‘Music of the Night – Songs’) (m); Symposium CD: 1165 (m). (2) Kirsten Flagstad (sop.), Waldemar Almo (pf.). Golden Age of Opera LP: EJS 238 (m); Simax CD: PSC 1824 (m). (3) Frederick Harvey (bar.), Gerald Moore (pf.). HMV LP: CLP 3587 (m); CSD 3587. (4) Norma Burrowes (sop.), Noel Skinner (pf.). Bax Society LP: BAX LP 1 (m)—live recording. (5) Patricia Wright (sop.), Rosemary Barnes (pf.). Continuum CD: CCD 1046. (6) Claire Stadtmueller (sop.), Michael Strauss (pf.). Sweetpeace CD: [no number] (‘Sweet Peace: International Songs for Peace’). (7) Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136. (8) Felicity Lott (sop.), Graham Johnson (pf.). ASV CD: GLD4003 (‘My Own Country. An English Song Collection’).

 

Winter Legends: (1) Margaret Fingerhut (pf.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson. Chandos LP: ABRD 1195; TC: ABTD 1195; CD: CHAN 8484; CHAN 10209. excerpt: BRIT 0014 (‘Award-winning British Music’); epilogue only: free CD with the April 1997 issue of Gramophone: GCD0497. (2) Harriet Cohen (pf.), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Clarence Raybould. Connoisseur Cassettes TC: CPL 5 (m); Symposium CD: forthcoming. Note: The conductor is misidentified as ‘Sir Adrian Boult’ on the Connoisseur Cassettes TC.

 

Winter Waters: (1) Iris Loveridge. Lyrita LP: RCS 12 (m). (2) Eric Parkin. Chandos LP: ABRD 1206; TC: ABTD 1206; CD: CHAN 8496; CHAN 10132 (four-CD set). (3) Ashley Wass. Naxos CD: forthcoming.

 

Work in Progress: (1) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley. Lyrita CD—not issued (rec. 1994).

 

Youth: (1) Peter Savidge (bar.), David Owen Norris (pf.). Ensemble TC: TRI 002. (2) Stephen Foulkes (bar.), Steven Kings (pf.). BMS/EPSS Environs CD: ENV036CD—live recording  (‘Golden Jubilee Songs’). (3) Ian Partridge (ten.), Michael Dussek (pf.). Dutton CD: CDLX 7136.

 

II. RECORDINGS OF BAX PLAYING THE PIANO

 

(1) Bax: Sonata for viola and piano: Lionel Tertis ( va. ), Arnold Bax (pf.). Columbia SR: WAX 4949/54 (m)—not issued; Pearl LP: GEMM 201 (m); CD: GEMM CD 9918 (m). Note: Recorded on 27 May 1929 , evidently with some trepidation: ‘I have to record my viola sonata with Tertis to-morrow (Oh help!!)’ (from a letter to May Harrison ).

 

(2) Delius: Violin Sonata No. 1: May Harrison (vn.), Arnold Bax (pf.). HMV SR: C 1749/50 (m); Pearl CD: GEMM CD 9436-8 (m); Claremont CD: CD GSE 78-50-47 (m); Symposium CD: Symposium 1140 (m); Harmonia Mundi CD: APR 7017 (m) (The Auer Legacy, vol. 3). Recorded on 1 and 26 June 1929 .

 

(3) Delius: Violin Sonata No. 3: May Harrison (vn.), probably Arnold Bax (pf.). Symposium CD: Symposium 1075 (m). Note: This was a private recording dating from about 1937 found amongst May Harrison ’s effects. The labels on the original discs do not give the performers’ names, but on hearing the recording over fifty years later Eric Fenby had no hesitation in identifying the pianist as Bax, who had played the piano part at its first performance, on 6 November 1930 at the Wigmore Hall. If the pianist is not Bax, it may be Charles Lynch.

 

III. RECORDINGS OF BAX SPEAKING

 

Note: (1) and (3) are in the sound archives of the BBC, and (2) in those of RTÉ. Only (3) is commercially available.

 

(1) ‘Sir Edward Elgar’: First broadcast on ‘Music Magazine’, BBC Home Service, 14 July 1946 (MY1). Re-broadcast on ‘Music Magazine’, Radio 3, on 24 December 1972 .

 

(2) A brief interview with Eamonn Andrews: Recorded in 1947. Re-broadcast by RTÉ, 6 November 1983 .

 

(3) No. 3 in the series ‘British Composers’: A talk recorded at the Maida Vale Studios on 6 May 1949 (MY1 (X/13389)). Date of first broadcast not traced. Re-broadcast on Radio 3, 3 October 1973 . Excerpts broadcast on the Bax centenary programme ‘The Golden Age has Passed’, first broadcast on Radio 3 on 6 November 1983 . Revised versions broadcast on 7 November 1983 and 19 February 1984 . Commercially issued in 2003 on Symposium CD: 1336 (m).

 

 

Discography updated December 2004