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 Offer,British Composers: A Celebration

Richard Rodney Bennett (piano), Robert Tear (vocals), Ian Hare (piano), Bruce Russell (vocals), Sir Andrew Davis (piano), Richard Lewis (vocals), Monica Sinclair (vocals), Lewis Thomas (vocals), Geoffrey Walls (baritone), John Hauxwell (bass-baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Wilfred Brown...

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Contents

Elgar: The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a: Sun Dance

Work length2:39
$1.30
$1.70
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Lawrance Collingwood
  • Recorded: 1964-03-16
  • Recording Venue: 13 & 16 March 1964, EMI Studio No. 1

Mayerl: Marigold, Op. 78

Work length2:57
$1.30
$1.70
  • Richard Rodney Bennett (piano)
  • Recorded: 1974-11-01
  • Recording Venue: November 1974. Hornsey Town Hall

Britten: Saint Nicolas, Op. 42: The Birth of Nicolas

Work length2:37
$1.30
$1.70
  • Ian Hare (piano), Robert Tear (vocals), Sir Andrew Davis (piano), Bruce Russell (vocals), Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Cambridge Girls' Choir, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1970-07-10
  • Recording Venue: 8-10 July 1970, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Howells: String Quartet 'in Gloucestershire', No. 3: II. Fairly quick, but always rhythmical

Work length2:05
$1.30
$1.70
  • Britten Quartet
  • Recorded: 1995-03-22
  • Recording Venue: 19-22 March 1995 / St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol

Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 55: II. Allegro molto

Work length7:14
$1.30
$1.70
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult
  • Recorded: 1976-10-10
  • Recording Venue: 20 & 25 Sept 1976, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London, and (finale) 10 Oct 1976, Kingsway Hall, London

Walton: Troilus and Cressida, Act 2, Scene II: From isle to isle chill waters (Cressida / Troilus)

Work length2:43
$1.30
$1.70
  • Richard Lewis (vocals), Monica Sinclair (vocals), Lewis Thomas (vocals), Geoffrey Walls (baritone), John Hauxwell (bass-baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sir William Walton
  • Recorded: 1955-05-16
  • Recording Venue: 18-20 April & 16 May 1955 / Kingsway Hall, London

Maw, N: Dance Scenes: IV. Molto allegro

Work length2:33
$1.30
$1.70
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Daniel Harding
  • Recorded: 1995-10-26
  • Recording Venue: 26 October 1995, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Elgar: Ave Maria, Op. 2 No. 2

Work length2:45
$1.30
$1.70
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Christopher Robinson
  • Recorded: 1969-03-08
  • Recording Venue: 6-8 March 1969: Worcester Cathedral

Tyrwhitt-Wilson: The Triumph of Neptune - Suite: VII. Hornpipe (Allegro molto)

Work length1:38
$1.30
$1.70
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Barry Wordsworth
  • Recorded: 1986-05-29
  • Recording Venue: 28 & 29 May 1986 / Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Finzi: Dies natalis, Op. 8: 2. Rhapsody (Recitativo stromentato)

Work length6:30
$1.30
$1.70
  • Wilfred Brown (vocals)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Christopher Finzi
  • Recorded: 1963-09-26
  • Recording Venue: 26 September 1963, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D: III. Romanza (Lento)

Work length12:10
Album only
Album only
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sir John Barbirolli
  • Recorded: 1962-05-09
  • Recording Venue: 8 & 9 May 1962. Kingsway Hall, London

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Work length2:36
$1.30
$1.70
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir
  • Sir Adrian Boult
  • Recorded: 1966-12-23
  • Recording Venue: 23 December 1966. No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Bliss: Checkmate, Ballet Suite: VI. Finale - Checkmate

Work length2:39
$1.30
$1.70
  • Sinfonia of London
  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1960-02-04
  • Recording Venue: 4 February 1960 / Kingsway Hall, London

Britten: Peter Grimes, Op. 33, Act 2, Scene 2: In dreams I've built myself some kindlier home (Peter)

Work length2:54
$1.30
$1.70
  • Tom Culbert (vocals), Peter Pears (vocals), Herbert Dawson (organ), Joan Cross (soprano)
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden, BBC Theatre Chorus
  • Sir Reginald Goodall
  • Recorded: 1993-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 12,14,16-17 July 1948: Studio No.1, Abbey Road

Delius: Violin Concerto: Slower

Work length1:39
$1.30
$1.70
  • Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Meredith Davies
  • Recorded: 1976-06-10
  • Recording Venue: 10 June 1976: No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Holst: Jupiter (from The Planets)

Work length2:19
$1.30
$1.70
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Children's Chorus
  • Sir Andrew Davis
  • Recorded: 1986-01-01

Vaughan Williams: Loch Lomond

Work length3:42
$1.30
$1.70
  • Ian Partridge (vocals)
  • London Madrigal Singers
  • Christopher Bishop
  • Recorded: 1969-11-21
  • Recording Venue: 19-21 November 1969, Kingsway Hall, London

Britten: Canadian Carnival Overture, Op. 19

Work length14:08
Album only
Album only
  • Wesley Warren (trumpet)
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Simon Rattle
  • Recorded: 1982-04-23
  • Recording Venue: 22 & 23 April 1982, Cheltenham Town Hall

Holst: At the Boar's Head, Op. 42 / H. 156: We two saw you four (Prince)

Work length3:45
$1.30
$1.70
  • Philip Langridge (vocals), Richard Suart (vocals), John Tomlinson (vocals), Peter Hall (vocals), Michael George (vocals), David Wilson-Johnson (vocals), Elise Ross (vocals), Felicity Palmer (vocals), Men's voices of the Liverpool Philharmonic Choir (vocals), David Atherton (vocals)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Recorded: 1981-05-13
  • Recording Venue: 12 & 13 May 1981, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Tippett: Divertimento on 'Sellinger's Round': III. Presto

Work length1:50
$1.30
$1.70
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner
  • Recorded: 1995-02-18
  • Recording Venue: 14, 15 & 18 February 1995, Henry Wood Hall, Southwark

Ireland: Greater Love Hath No Man

Work length6:03
$1.30
$1.70
  • Paul Robinson (bass-baritone), Michael Pearce (bass-baritone), Christopher Hughes (organ), Leonard Pearcey (vocals)
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Stephen Cleobury
  • Recorded: 1991-12-19
  • Recording Venue: 16-19 December 1991/ Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Arnold: English Dances, Op. 33: V. Allegro non troppo

Work length3:00
$1.30
$1.70
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Robert Irving
  • Recorded: 1953-06-12
  • Recording Venue: 11 & 12 June 1953, Kingsway Hall, London

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge, on Texts by Alfred E. Housman: II. From far, from eve and morning (Andantino - Più mosso)

Work length2:05
$1.30
$1.70
  • Ian Partridge (vocals)
  • Music Group Of London
  • Recorded: 1987-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 24 & 25 January 1970, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Moeran: Sinfonietta, I. Allegro con brio: II. Tema con variazioni:

Work length0:57
$1.30
$1.70
  • Northern Sinfonia
  • Richard Hickox
  • Recorded: 1988-10-22
  • Recording Venue: 22 & 22 October 1988 / All Saints, Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Bax: Mater Ora Filium

Work length2:26
Album only
Album only
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Stephen Cleobury
  • Recorded: 1985-07-17
  • Recording Venue: 17 July 1985, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Walton: Violin Sonata, II. Variazioni: Var. 6 (Scherzando)

Work length0:35
$1.30
$1.70
  • Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Louis Kentner (piano)
  • Recorded: 1950-05-08
  • Recording Venue: 8 May 1950: No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, Londono

Sullivan, A: Cello Concerto in D: II. Andante espressivo

Work length6:56
$1.30
$1.70
  • Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Recorded: 1986-04-22
  • Recording Venue: 21 & 22 April 1986, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Turnage: Three Screaming Popes after Francis Bacon, for Large Orchestra

Work length1:41
$1.30
$1.70
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Simon Rattle
  • Recorded: 1992-01-26
  • Recording Venue: 26 January 1992: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Arnold: Concerto for Two Pianos, Op. 104: III. Allegro (Three Hands)

Work length3:13
$1.30
$1.70
  • Phyllis Sellick (piano), Cyril Smith (piano)
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Arnold
  • Recorded: 1970-06-19
  • Recording Venue: 18 & 19 June 1970, De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, Op. 34: Fugue (Allegro molto)

Work length2:53
$1.30
$1.70
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Simon Rattle
  • Recorded: 1995-01-28
  • Recording Venue: 28 January 1995, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Elgar: String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 83: II. Piacevole (poco andante)

Work length1:44
$1.30
$1.70
  • Chilingirian Quartet (string quartet)
  • Recorded: 1985-07-24
  • Recording Venue: 22-24 July 1985, Henry Wood Hall, Southwark

Warlock: The Lady's Birthday: "Four and twenty drummers all in a row" (Briskly)

Work length2:44
$1.30
$1.70
  • Jennifer Partridge (piano), Baccholian Singers of London (vocal ensemble)
  • Recorded: 1976-07-20
  • Recording Venue: 18-20 July 1976, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Walton: Crown Imperial

Work length8:33
$1.30
$1.70
  • David Bell (organ)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult
  • Recorded: 1977-01-10
  • Recording Venue: 10 January 1977, Kingsway Hall, London

Moeran: Symphony in G Minor: I. Allegro (opening)

Work length2:29
$1.30
$1.70
  • English Sinfonia
  • Neville Dilkes
  • Recorded: 1973-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 12 & 13 March 1973, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Butterworth, G: The lads in their hundreds

Work length2:12
$1.30
$1.70
  • Thomas Allen (bass-baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
  • Recorded: 1989-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 14-16 July 1989, St Martin's, East Woodhay, Berks.

Leigh, W: Concertino for harpsichord and string orchestra: III. Allegro vivace

Work length2:04
$1.30
$1.70
  • Ronald Thomas (director), Neville Dilkes (harpsichord)
  • English Sinfonia
  • Neville Dilkes
  • Recorded: 2001-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 2 June 1971, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Elgar: Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 No. 1

Work length2:37
$1.30
$1.70
  • Harry Bramma (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Christopher Robinson
  • Recorded: 1969-03-08
  • Recording Venue: 6 - 8 March 1969 / Worcester Cathedral

Sullivan, A: Pineapple Poll, Scene 3: Belaye's Solo & Sailors' Drill

Work length3:27
$1.30
$1.70
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Recorded: 1960-10-05
  • Recording Venue: 3 & 5 October 1960, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Gurney: Down by the Salley Gardens

Work length2:35
$1.30
$1.70
  • David Willison (piano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (vocals)
  • Recorded: 2001-01-10
  • Recording Venue: 1975, Assembly Hall, Northwood College

Arnold: Four Cornish Dances Op. 91: 4. Allegro ma non troppo

Work length2:31
$1.30
$1.70
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Arnold, Malcolm Arnold
  • Recorded: 2001-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 13 & 14 June 1972, De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Knussen: Hums and Songs of Winnie-the-Pooh Op. 6, I. Aphorisms: 3. The Hundred Acre Wood - Piglet meets a Heffalump (Nocturne)

Work length1:19
$1.30
$1.70
  • Lisa Saffer (soprano)
  • Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center
  • Oliver Knussen
  • Recorded: 1992-01-01
  • Recording Venue: February 1992, Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, State University of New York at Purchase, New York

Smyth: The March of the Women (last two verses)

Work length1:42
$1.30
$1.70
  • Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano)
  • Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota
  • Philip Brunelle
  • Recorded: 1990-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 4 March 1990, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis

Vaughan Williams: Job - A Masque for Dancing, Scene VII: Pavane of the Sons of the Morning

Work length2:14
$1.30
$1.70
  • Sir Adrian Boult (director)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult
  • Recorded: 1970-08-13
  • Recording Venue: 11-13 August 1970, Kingsway Hall, London

Stanford: 3 Motets, Op. 38: II. Coelos ascendit hodie (Chorus a cappella)

Work length2:10
$1.30
$1.70
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Stephen Cleobury
  • Recorded: 1996-01-16
  • Recording Venue: 13-16 January 1996, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Elgar: Falstaff, Op. 68: Dream Interlude (Symphonic Study)

Work length2:10
$1.30
$1.70
  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 1993-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 8 November 1929: Small Queen's Hall, London

Walton: Henry V - Scenes from the film: 'This day is called the Feast of Crispian' (King Henry)

Work length2:49
$1.30
$1.70
  • Laurence Olivier (vocals)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus
  • Sir William Walton
  • Recorded: 1994-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 27 & 28 Aug, 12 & 13 Oct and 13 Nov 1946, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Berkeley, L: Five Poems by W. H. Auden Op. 58: 5. Carry her over the water

Work length1:28
$1.30
$1.70
  • Thomas Hemsley (bass-baritone), Ernest Lush (piano)
  • Recorded: 2003-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 15 January 1959, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Britten: Paul Bunyan Op. 17 - Prologue excerpt (It isn't very often the conservatives are wrong - But once in a while the odd thing happens)

Work length1:34
$1.30
$1.70
  • Soloists of the Plymouth Series, Minnesota (vocals)
  • Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota, Chorus of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota
  • Philip Brunelle
  • Recorded: 1987-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 5 & 7 May 1987, Ordway Music Theatre, St Paul, Minnesota

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge: IV. Oh, when I was in love with you

Work length0:45
$1.30
$1.70
  • Philip Langridge (vocals), Howard Shelley (piano)
  • Britten Quartet
  • Recorded: 1990-03-06
  • Recording Venue: 4-6 March 1990, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Farnon: Portrait of a Flirt

Work length2:46
$1.30
$1.70
  • Studio 2 Concert Orchestra
  • Reginald Kilbey
  • Recorded: 1970-06-25
  • Recording Venue: 25 June 1970, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Turnage: Kai - conclusion

Work length1:59
$1.30
$1.70
  • Ulrich Heinen (cello)
  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Sir Simon Rattle
  • Recorded: 1993-06-10
  • Recording Venue: 10 June 1993, Concert Hall, BBC North, New Broadcasting House, Manchester

Britten: Beware! - Three Early Songs: 2. O that I had ne'er been married (Robert Burns)

Work length1:26
$1.30
$1.70
  • Neil Mackie, Roger Vignoles (piano)
  • Recorded: 1986-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 18 July 1986, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Holst: The Perfect Fool, Op. 39 / H. 150: Dance of Spirits of Fire (Allegro moderato)

Work length3:19
$1.30
$1.70
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • André Previn
  • Recorded: 1974-08-04
  • Recording Venue: 3-4 August 1974, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Finzi: Lo, the full, final Sacrifice Op. 26 - conclusion (from O soft self-wounding Pelican!)

Work length4:37
$1.30
$1.70
  • Richard Farnes (organ)
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Stephen Cleobury
  • Recorded: 1985-07-18
  • Recording Venue: 18 July 1985, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Elgar: Dream Children Op. 43: 1. Andante

Work length2:45
$1.30
$1.70
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult
  • Recorded: 1995-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 4, 6 & 11 February 1974, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Vaughan Williams: Hodie - III. Song: It was the winter wild (last verse)

Work length2:20
$1.30
$1.70
  • Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Bach Choir (vocals)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 2000-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 22 & 23 January and 3 February 1965, Kingsway Hall, London

Britten: Diversions for Piano Left Hand, Op. 21: Variation XI (Tarantella)

Work length2:33
$1.30
$1.70
  • Peter Donohoe (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Simon Rattle
  • Recorded: 1990-07-17
  • Recording Venue: 15-17 July 1990, Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick

Warlock: The Curlew, on Poems by William Butler Yeats: II. The lover mourns for the loss of love, "Pale brows, still hands and dim hair"

Work length1:41
$1.30
$1.70
  • Ian Partridge (vocals), Janet Craxton (cor anglais), Hugh Bean (violin), Frances Mason (violin), David Butt (flute), Eileen Croxford (cello), Christopher Wellington (viola)
  • Recorded: 1988-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 11 & 12 June 1973, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Walton: 'Spitfire' Prelude & Fugue - Fugue (conclusion)

Work length2:23
$1.30
$1.70
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Charles Groves
  • Recorded: 1986-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 1 & 2 June 1969, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Quilter: 5 Shakespeare Songs, Set No. 2, Op. 23: III. It was a lover and his lass (Allegretto moderato)

Work length2:36
$1.30
$1.70
  • Graham Johnson (piano), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
  • Recorded: 1991-06-22
  • Recording Venue: 20-22 June 1991, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 'Enigma' X. Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny)

Work length2:24
$1.30
$1.70
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sir John Barbirolli
  • Recorded: 1962-08-27
  • Recording Venue: 9 May & 27 August 1962. Kingsway Hall, London

Parry: I was glad (orchestral version) [conclusion, from O pray for the peace]

Work length2:16
$1.30
$1.70
  • Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus (vocals)
  • New Philharmonia Orchestra, Band of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Recorded: 1977-02-08
  • Recording Venue: 7 & 8 February 1977, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Work length10:16
Album only
Album only
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Richard Hickox
  • Recorded: 1989-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 7 & 8 May 1989, Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset