9 New Releases

Decca, the UK's best-selling classical label, releases 9 further titles in The British Music Collection. This series contains many classic recordings of British Music which are currently unavailable, alongside critically acclaimed performances from the Universal Classics archive.

Oustanding performances of British Music

Arthur Bliss
470 186-2 (2CD)
Frank Bridge
470 189-2

Frederick Delius
470 190-2 (2CDs)

Gustav Holst
470 191-2 (2CD)
Herbert Howells
470 194-2
470 195-2
Michael Tippett
470 196-2 (2CD)
Peter Warlock
470 199-2

William Walton
470 200-2

These 9 releases include many gems from the Decca archive, including Arthur Bliss conducting his own compositions; the rarely heard Piano Concerto by Delius; Holst's chamber opera masterpiece, Savitri; a disc of Church Music by Herbert Howells; songs by Ireland, Rubbra and Quilter; Tippett's Byzantium and a disc of delightful music by Peter Warlock. Decca are also pleased to publish a 1996 recording by Andrew Litton and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - released here for the first time. This recording contains three masterpieces by William Walton - Variations on a theme by Hindemith, Concerto for Viola and Orchestra and the Façade Orchestral Suites I & II.

Second Release
Thomas Arne
470 372-2
Richard Rodney Bennett
470 371-2
Henry Rowley Bishop
470 381-2
Geoffrey Burgon
470 380-2
Frederic Delius
470 375-2
Hubert Parry
470 378-2
John Stainer
470 379-2
Charles Stanford
470 384-2
Walton Centenary Edition
470 508-2 [4CDs]

Universal Classics, 22 St Peter's Square, London W6 9NW

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