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A Select Discography

 The first part of this Discography is of recordings that are currently or have recently been available. A few relevant couplings are mentioned. However normally only the work by Gerald Finzi is shown.

I have not shown all pieces available in compilations. However one important release is ‘Gerald Finzi’ on Decca’s British Music Collection [4688072]. This is a compilation of released and previously unavailable material.

The Second part is a list of the famous and collectable Lyrita Records. These of course are only available from specialist second-hand record dealers and can command very high prices.

A virtually complete discography is given in 'Gerald Finzi - A bio-biography, John C. Dressler (1997) This is comprehensive up to a year or so before publication.

Current and Recent Recordings

A Young Man's Exhortation

Hyperion
CDA 66161
Martyn Hill and Clifford Benson


All this Night

Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

Before and After Summer

Hyperion
CDA 66161
Stephen Varcoe and Clifford Bensen

Cello Concerto

Naxos
8.555766
Tim Hugh with Northern Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths
Chandos
CHAN 8471 and CHAN 9949
Raphael Wallfisch with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley [coupled with Kenneth Leighton’s Suite ‘Veris Gratia’

Clarinet Concerto

Philips
454 438-2
Andrew Mariner with Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Mariner
Naxos
8.553566
Robert Plane with Northern Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths
Hyperion
CDA 66001
Thea King with Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Alun Francis
ASV
CDDCA 787
George McDonald with Northern Sinfonia conducted by Steuart Bedford
EMI
CDM7 63372
Emma Johnson with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Groves
Nimbus
NO 5101
Alan Hacker with English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton
RCA
RD 60437
Richard Stoltzman with Guildhall String Ensemble

Dies Natalis

Conifer
75605 51285 2
Rebecca Evans with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley
Hyperion
CDA 66876
John Mark Ainsley with the Corydon Orchestra conducted by Matthew Best
Decca
425 660-2
Philip Langridge with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox
Decca
4688072
Philip Langridge with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox
Philips
454 438-2
Ian Bostridge with Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Mariner
EMI
CDM 565588 2
Wilfred Brown with English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Finzi
EMI
CDM7 63372
Wilfred Brown with English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Finzi

Earth and Air and Rain

Decca
4688072
Benjamin Luxon with David Willison
Hyperion
CDA 66161
Stephen Varcoe and Clifford Benson

Eclogue

Naxos
8.555766
Peter Donohoe with the Northern Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths
EMI
CDM7 64738 2
Howard Shelley with City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox [with Ferguson Piano Concerto and Amore langueo]
EMI
CDM7 49227
Howard Shelley with City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox
Nimbus
NI 5366
Martin Jones with English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton

Elegy

Hyperion
CDA 66192
Levon Chilingirian and Clifford Benson [with Ferguson Octet, Bagatelles and 2nd Violin Sonata]

Fall of the Leaf

EMI
CDM7 64721
Northern Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox

Farewell to Arms

Conifer
75605 51285 2
Toby Spence with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley

Five Bagatelles

Naxos
8.553566
Robert Plane with Northern Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths
Hyperion
CDA 66014
Thea King and Clifford Benson
ASV
CDDCA 787
Emma Johnson and Malcolm Martineau
Chandos
CHAN 8549
Gervase de Peyer and Gwenneth Pryor

Five Bagatelles Arranged for Flute and Piano

ASV
CDDCA 862
Kenneth Smith and P. Rhodes

Five Bagatelles Arranged for Clarinet and Strings

 RCA
RD 60437
Richard Stoltzman with Guildhall String Ensemble 

For St Cecilia

Decca
425 660-2
Philip Langridge with the London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox
Decca
4688072
Philip Langridge with the London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox

God is Gone up

Emi
CDM 565595 2
Kings College Choir, Cambridge conducted by Stephen Cleobury
BIS
CD004
Lulea Chamber Choir conducted by Elnar Isacson
Hyperion
CDA 66374
St Paul's Cathedral Choir with Andrew Lucas and John Scott (organ)
Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

Grand Fantasia and Toccata

Naxos
8.555766
Peter Donohoe with the Northern Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths
EMI
CDC 7 64720
Philip Fowke with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox

I Said to Love

Hyperion
CDA 66161
Stephen Varcoe and Clifford Benson

Interlude for oboe and strings

Chandos
Chan 7132
Goossens Family Collection – Leon Goossens with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet
Conifer
75605 51285 2
Nicholas Daniel with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley

In Terra Pax

Decca
4688072
Donald Sweeney with Winchester Cathedral Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Hill.
Decca
425 660-2
Norma Burrowes and John Shirley Quirk with the Richard Hickox Singers and the City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox

Intimations of Immortality

Hyperion
CDA 66876
John Mark Ainsley with the Corydon Singers and the Corydon Orchestra conducted by Matthew Best
EMI
CDM 764720
Philip Langridge with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox

Introit in F major

Naxos
8.553566
Lesley Hatfield with Northern Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths

In Years Defaced

Chandos
CHAN 9888
John Mark Ainsley with London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox

Let us Garlands Bring

Decca
4688072
Bryn Terfel with Malcolm Martineau
Conifer
75605 51285 2
Michael George with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley
Chandos
CHAN 8743
Stephen Varcoe with City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox

Let us now praise famous men.

Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

Lo, the full Final Sacrifice

Decca
4688072
Oxford New College Choir conducted by Edward Higginbottom.
EMI
CDM 565595 2
Kings College Choir, Cambridge conducted by Stephen Cleobury
Hyperion
CDA 66078
Worcester Cathedral Choir conducted by Adrian Partington and Donald Hunt.
Hyperion
CDA 66374
St Paul's Cathedral Choir with Andrew Lucas and John Scott (organ)
Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

Love's Labours Lost Suite

Nimbus
NI 5101

Magnificat

EMI
CDM 565595 2
Kings College Choir, Cambridge conducted by Stephen Cleobury
Decca
425 660-2
Richard Hickox Singers and the City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox
Decca
4688072
Richard Hickox Singers and the City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox
Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

My Lovely One

Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

New Year Music (Nocturne)

Philips
454 438-2
Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Mariner

Oh Fair to See

Hyperion
CDA 66015
Ian Partridge with Clifford Benson [with songs by Milford, Farrar, Gurney and Gill] 

Prelude

Chandos
CHAN 9888
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox
Nimbus
NI 5101
English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton
RCA
RD 87761
Guildhall String Ensemble conducted by Robert Salter

Requiem da Camera

 [With Britten’s Cantata Misericordium and Holst’s Psalms 86 and 148]
Chandos
CHAN 8997
Britten Singers with City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox

Romance

Decca
4688072
Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Mariner
Philips
454 438-2
Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Mariner
Chandos
CHAN 9888
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox
Nimbus
NI 5101
English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton
RCA
RD 87761
Guildhall String Ensemble conducted by Robert Salter

Seven Unaccompanied Part Songs

Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

Severn Rhapsody

Naxos
8.553566
Northern Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths

Three Short Elegies

Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

Three Soliloquies from ‘Love’s Labours Lost’

Naxos
8.553566
Northern Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths

Till Earth Outwears

Hyperion
CDA 66161
Martyn Hill and Clifford Benson

To A Poet

Hyperion
CDA 66015
Stephen Roberts and Clifford Benson [with songs by Milford, Farrar, Gurney and Gill] 
Hyperion
CDA 66161
Stephen Roberts with Clifford Benson

Two Sonnets

Conifer
75605 51285 2
Rebecca Evans with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley

Violin Concerto

Chandos
CHAN 9888
Tasmin Little with London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox

Welcome Sweet and Sacred Feast

Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

When I set out for Lyonnesse

Conifer
75605 51285 2
Toby Spence with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley

White Flowering Days

Chandos
CHAN 8936
Finzi Singers with Paul Spicer

Lyrita Recordings (all these are vinyl)

SRCS 38
(1968)

Before and After Summer; I said to Love; Till Earth Outwears

John Carol Case - baritone
Robert Tear - tenor
Howard Ferguson -piano
SRCS 51
(1971)

Earth and Air and Rain; A Young Man's Exhortation

John Carol Case - baritone
Neil Jenkins - tenor
Howard Ferguson - piano
SRCS 75
(1975)

Intimations of Immortality

Ian Partridge - tenor
Guildford Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra
Conducted by Vernon Handley
SRCS 84
(1977)

Fall of the Leaf (Elegy); Introit; Nocturne (New Year Music) Prelude; Romance; Severn Rhapsody; Three Soliloquies

Rodney Friend - violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
SRCS 92
(1979)

Clarinet Concerto; Eclogue; Grand Fantasia and Toccata

John Denman - clarinet
Peter Katin -piano
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted Vernon Handley
SRCS 93
(1979)

Farewell to Arms; In Terra Pax; Let us Garlands Bring; Two Milton Sonnets

Ian Partridge - tenor
Jane Manning - Soprano
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted -Vernon Handley
SRCS 112
(1979)

Cello Concerto

Yo-Yo Ma - cello
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted -Vernon Handley

 
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