Elgar: The Collector's Edition (30 CD box set, WavPack)

Composer: Edward Elgar
Audio CD
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Number of Discs: 30 CD box set
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Label: EMI Classics
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CD 01
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55
1 – I. Andante: nobilmente e semplice. Allegro
2 – II. Allegro molto
3 – III. Adagio
4 – IV. Lento. Allegro
Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

5 – Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra Op. 47
Sinfinia of London with Allegri Quartet
Sir John Barbirolli

CD 02
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63
1 – I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente
2 – II. Larghetto
3 – III. Rondo (Presto)
4 – IV. Moderato e maestoso
Halle Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

5 – Elegy Op. 58
6 – Sospiri Op. 70
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

CD 03
Falstaff: Symphonic Study in C minor Op. 68
1 – I. Falstaff and Prince Henry
2 – II. Eastcheap… [fig. 17]
3 – Dream Interlude: ‘Jack Falstaff…’ [fig. 76]
4 – III. Falstaff’s march… [fig. 81]
5 – Interlude: Gloucestershire. Shallow’s orchard – The new king – The hurried ride… [fig. 102]
6 – IV. King Henry V’s progress… [fig. 114]
Halle Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

7 – Cockaigne (In London Town) – Concert Overture Op. 40
8 – Froissart – Concert Overture Op. 19
Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

CD 04
Variations on an Original Theme “Enigma” Op. 36
1 – Theme (Andante)
2 – I. C.A.E. (the composer’s wife)
3 – II. H.D.S-P. (Hew David Steuart-Powell)
4 – III. R.B.T. (Richard Baxter Townshend)
5 – IV. W.M.B. (William Meath Baker)
6 – V. R.P.A. (Richard Penrose Arnold)
7 – VI. Ysobel (Isabel Fitton)
8 – VII. Troyte (Troyte Griffith)
9 – VIII. W.N. (Winifred Norbury)
10 – IX. Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger)
11 – X. Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny)
12 – XI. G.R.S. (George Robertson Sinclair)
13 – XII. B.G.N. (Basil G. Nevinson)
14 – XIII. Romanza: * * * [Lady Mary Lygon]
15 – XIV. Finale: E.D.U. (the composer)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches Op. 39
16 – March No. 1 in D
17 – March No. 2 in A minor
18 – No. 3 in C minor
19 – No. 4 in G
20 – March No. 5 in C
Philharmonia Orchestra – New Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

Serenade in E minor Op. 20
21 – I. Allegro piacevole
22 – II. Larghetto
23 – III. Allegretto. Come prima
Sinfonia of London
Sir John Barbirolli

CD 05
Sea Pictures Op. 37
1 – I. Sea Slumber-Song (Roden Noel)
2 – II. In Haven (Capri) (C. Alice Elgar)
3 – III. Sabbath Morning at Sea (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
4 – IV. Where Corals Lie (Richard Garnett)
5 – V. The Swimmer (A. Lindsay Gordon)
Janet Baker – contralto
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85
6 – I. Adagio. Moderato
7 – II. Lento. Allegro molto
8 – III. Adagio
9 – IV. Allegro. Moderato – Allegro, ma non troppo
Jacqueline du Pre – cello
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli

CD 06
Violin Sonata in E minor Op. 82
1 – I. Allegro
2 – II. Romance (Andante)
3 – III. Allegro non troppo
Hugh Bean – violin
David Parkhouse – piano

Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61
4 – I. Allegro
5 – II. Andante
6 – III. Allegro molto. Cadenza (accompagnata: Lento). Allegro molto (Tempo I)
Hugh Bean – violin
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves

CD 07
Nursery Suite
1 – I. Aubade (Awake) (Allegretto)
2 – II. The Serious Doll (Andantino)
3 – III. Busy-ness (Allegro molto)
4 – IV. The Sad Doll (Andantino)
5 – V. The Wagon (Passes) (Allegretto)
6 – VI. The Merry Doll (Allegro molto)
7 – VII. Dreaming (Lento)
8 – Envoy (Coda)
Severn Suite Op. 87
9 – I. Worcester Castle (Introduction)
10 – II. Tournament (Toccata)
11 – III. Cathedral (Fugue)
12 – IV. Commandery (Minuet)
13 – V. Coda
Suite from “The Crown of India” Op. 66
14 – Ia. Introduction (Allegro)
15 – Ib. Dance of Nautch Girls (Allegretto)
16 – II. Menuetto (Moderato)
17 – III. Warriors’ Dance (Allegro)
18 – IV. Intermezzo (Andantino)
19 – V. March of the Mogul Emperors (Moderato maestoso)
20 – Coronation March Op. 65
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves

CD 08
Organ Sonata in G Op. 28 (orch. Gordon Jacob)
1 – I. Allegro maestoso
2 – II. Allegretto
3 – III. Andante espressivo
4 – IV. Presto (comodo)
The Wand of Youth Music to a Child’s Play
Suite No. 1 Op. 1a
5 – I. Overture (Allegro molto)
6 – II. Serenade (Andantino)
7 – III. Minuet (Old Style) (Andante)
8 – IV. Sun Dance (Presto)
9 – V. Fairy Pipers (Allegretto)
10 – VI. Slumber Scene (Moderato)
11 – VII. Fairies and Giants (Presto)
The Wand of Youth Music to a Child’s Play
Suite No. 2 Op. 1b
12 – I. March (Alla marcia: Allegro moderato)
13 – II. The Little Bells (Scherzino) (Allegro molto)
14 – III. Moths and Butterflies (Dance) (Allegretto)
15 – IV. Fountain Dance (Allegretto comodo)
16 – V. The Tame Bear (Allegro moderato)
17 – VI. The Wild Bears (Presto)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley

CD 09
Three Bavarian Dances
1 – I. The Dance (Sonnenbichl) (Allegretto giocoso)
2 – II. Lullaby (In Hammersbach) (Moderato)
3 – III. The Marksman (Bei Murnau) (Allegro vivace)
4 – Chanson de nuit Op. 15 No. 1
5 – Chanson de matin Op. 15 No. 2
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Op. 86
6 – Fantasia
7 – Fugue
8 – Overture in D minor
9 – In the South (Alassio) – Concert Overture Op. 50
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult

CD 10
1 – Carillon Op. 75
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 35 (orch. Elgar)
2 – III. Marche funebre (Lento)
Grania and Diarmid Incidental Music Op. 42
3 – I. Incidental Music
4 – II. Funeral March
5 – Polonia Symphonic Prelude Op. 76
6 – Caractacus Op. 35: Triumphal March
7 – Imperial March Op. 32
8 – Empire March (1924)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult

CD 11
1 – Beau Brummel: Minuet
Dream Children – Two pieces for small orchestra Op. 43
2 – I. Andante
3 – II. Allegretto piacevole
4 – Salut d’amour Op. 12
5 – Minuet Op. 21
6 – May Song
7 – Rosemary (that’s for remembrance)
8 – Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra Op. 62
9 – Sevillana Op. 7
10 – Serenade lyrique
Three Characteristic Pieces Op. 10
11 – I. Mazurka
12 – II. Serenade mauresque
13 – III. Contrasts
14 – Carissima
15 – Mina
Northern Sinfonia Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Lawrance Collingwood

CD 12
Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84
1 – I. Moderato. Allegro
2 – II. Adagio
3 – III. Andante. Allegro
John Ogdon – piano
Allegri Quartet

String Quartet in E minor Op. 83
4 – I. Allegro moderato
5 – II. Piacevole (poco andante)
6 – III. Finale (Allegro molto)
Music Group of London
7 – Serenade
8 – Concert Allegro Op. 46
John Ogdon – piano

CD 13
The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38, Part I
1 – Prelude (Lento, mistico – Moderato – Andantino – Come prima)
2 – Jesu, Maria – I am near to death (Gerontius)
3 – So pray for me…Kyrie eleison…Holy Mary, pray for him (Gerontius, semi-chorus, chorus)
4 – Rouse thee, my fainting soul…Be merciful (Gerontius, chorus)
5 – Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus (Gerontius)
6 – I can no more…Rescue him, O Lord (Gerontius, chorus)
7 – Noe from the waters…Novissima hora est (semi-chorus, chorus, Gerontius)
8 – Proficiscere, anima Christiana (Priest)
9 – Go in the name of Angels (chorus, Priest, semi-chorus)
Jenet Baker – mezzo-soprano (The Angel)
Richard Lewis – tenor (Gerontius, Soul of Gerontius)
Kim Borg – bass (Priest, The Angel of the Agony)
The combined Helle Choir and Sceffield Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Eric Chadwick
Ambrosian Singers
Chrus master John McCarthy
Helle Orchestra leader Martin Miner
Sir John Barbirolli

CD 14
The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38, Part II
1 – Andantino
2 – I went to sleep (Soul of Gerontius)
3 – Another marvel…My work is done (Soul, Angel)
4 – It is a member of that family…A presage falls upon thee (Angel, Soul)
5 – But hark!…Low-born clods of brute earth (Soul, Angel, chorus)
6 – Dispossessed, aside thrust (chorus)
7 – I see not those false spirits (Soul, Angel)
8 – There was a mortal……Praise to the Holiest (Angel, semi-chorus, chorus, Soul)
9 – But hark! a grand mysterious harmony (Soul, Angel, chorus)
10 – Thy judgment now is near (Angel, Soul)
11 – Jesu! by that shuddering dread (Angel of the Agony, Soul, semi-chorus, chorus)
12 – Praise to His Name!…Take me away (Angel, Soul, chorus)
13 – Softly and gently (Angel, chorus, semi-chorus)
Jenet Baker – mezzo-soprano (The Angel)
Richard Lewis – tenor (Gerontius, Soul of Gerontius)
Kim Borg – bass (Priest, The Angel of the Agony)
The combined Helle Choir and Sceffield Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Eric Chadwick
Ambrosian Singers
Chrus master John McCarthy
Helle Orchestra leader Martin Miner
Sir John Barbirolli

CD 15
The Apostles Op. 49, Part 1
1 – Prologue
I. The Calling of the Apostles
2 – And it came to pass in those days (tenor)
In the Mountain – Night
3 – The Dawn
4 – Morning Psalm
5 – The Lord hath chosen them (chorus)
6 – II: By the Wayside
III: By the Sea of Galilee
7 – And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples (tenor)
8 – In the Tower of Magdala
Fantasy
9 – This shall ye have of mine hand (Mary Magdalene)
In Caesarea Philippi
10 – When Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi (tenor)
11 – And I will give unto thee (Jesus)
In Capernaum
12 – Turn you to the stronghold (chorus)
Shella Armstrong – soprano (the Blessed Virgin, The Angel)
Helen Watts – contralto (Mary Magdalene)
Robart Tear – tenor (St. John)
Benjamin Luxon – bass (St. Peter)
Clifford Grant – bass (Judas)
John Carol Case – bass (Jesus)
Choir of Downe House School
Director of music Dorothy Dickinson
London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master John Alldis
London Philharmonic Orchestra leader Rodney Friend
Sir Adrian Boult

CD 16
The Apostles Op. 49, Part 2
1 – Introduction
IV. The Betrayal
2 – And now it came to pass (tenor)
3 – Then gathered the Chief Priests and Pharisees (chorus)
4 – Hail, Master! (Judas)
In the Palace of the High Priest
5 – Then Judas, which had betrayed him (contralto)
The Temple
6 – Without the temple
7 – V. Golgotha
8 – VI. At the Sepulchre
VII. The Ascension
9 – We trusted that it had been He (The Apostles)
10 – Give us one heart (The Apostles)
Shella Armstrong – soprano (the Blessed Virgin, The Angel)
Helen Watts – contralto (Mary Magdalene)
Robart Tear – tenor (St. John)
Benjamin Luxon – bass (St. Peter)
Clifford Grant – bass (Judas)
John Carol Case – bass (Jesus)
Choir of Downe House School
Director of music Dorothy Dickinson
London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master John Alldis
London Philharmonic Orchestra leader Rodney Friend
Sir Adrian Boult

The Apostles and the Kingdom – An Illustrated Introduction by Sir Adrian Boult
11 – General Introduction
12 – Introduction to The Apostles and The Kingdom
13 – Motto Themes used for The Principal Characters: Jesus Christ/ Christ, the Man of Sorrows
14 – The Spirit of the Lord
15 – Christ’s Loneliness
16 – The Beatitudes
17 – Judas
18 – St Peter
19 – Motto themes used for Abstract Ideas: The Gospel
20 – The Church
21 – The Fellowship of the Apostles
22 – Three Motto themes only used in The Kingdom. The New Faith (i.e. Christianity)
23 – In the name of Jesus Christ
24 – The Real Presence (i.e. Christ)
25 – Motto theme quoted from The Light of Life
26 – Motto theme quoted from The Dream of Gerontius
Magret Price – soprano (The Blessed Virgin)
Yvonne Minton – contralto (Mary Magdalene)
Alexander Young – tenor (St. John)
John Shirley-Quirk – bass (St. Peter)
London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Frederic Jackson
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult

CD 17
The Kingdom Op. 51
1 – Prelude
I. In the Upper Room
2 – Seek first the Kingdom of God
3 – Men and brethen
4 – O ye priests!
5 – II: At the Beautiful Gate: The singers are before the altar
III. Pentecost
6 – And when the day of Pentecost
7 – And suddenly there came from heaven
8 – Repent and be baptised
Magret Price – soprano (The Blessed Virgin)
Yvonne Minton – contralto (Mary Magdalene)
Alexander Young – tenor (St. John)
John Shirley-Quirk – bass (St. Peter)
London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Frederic Jackson
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult

CD 18
The Kingdom Op. 51
IV. The Sign of Healing
1 – Then they that gladly received his word
2 – And as they spake ….. The sun goeth down
V: The Upper Room
3 – The voice of joy
4 – Thou, Almighty Lord
5 – Our Father
Magret Price – soprano (The Blessed Virgin)
Yvonne Minton – contralto (Mary Magdalene)
Alexander Young – tenor (St. John)
John Shirley-Quirk – bass (St. Peter)
London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Frederic Jackson
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult

Coronation Ode Op. 44
6 – I. Crown the King
7 – IIa. The Queen
8 – IIb. Daughter of ancient Kings
9 – III. Britain, ask of thyself
10 – IV. Hark, upon the hallowed air…Only let the heart be pure
11 – V. Peace, gentle Peace
12 – VI. Land of hope and glory
Dame Felicity Lott – soprano
Alfreda Hodgson – contralto
Richard Morton – tenor
Stephen Roberts – bass
Cambridge University Musical Soclety Chorus
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
New Philharmonic Orchestra
Band of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
Sir Philip Ledger

CD 19
The Light of Life (Lux Christi) Op. 29
1 – I. Meditation
2 – II. Seek Him that maketh the seven stars
3 – III. As Jesus passed by
4 – IV. Be not extreme, O Lord
5 – V. Neither hath this man sinned
6 – VI. Light out of darkness
7 – VII. And when He had thus spoken
8 – VIII. Doubt not thy Father’s care!
9 – IX. He went his way therefore
10 – X. As a spirit didst Thou pass before mine eyes
11 – XI. They brought him to the Pharisees
12 – XII. Thou only hast the words of life
13 – XIII. But the Jews did not believe
14 – XIV. Woe to the shepherds of the flock
15 – XVa. Jesus heard that they had cast him out
16 – XVb. I am the Good Shepherd
17 – XVI. Light of the World, we know Thy praise
Margaret Marshall – soprano (Mother of the Blind Man)
Helen Watts – contralto (Narrator)
Robin Leggate – tenor (The Blind Man)
John Shorley-Quirk – bass (Jesus)
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Edmund Walters
Royal Liverpool philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves

CD 20
The Black Knight Op. 25
1 – Scene I: ‘Twas Pentecost
2 – Scene II: To the banner of the fight
3 – Scene III: Pipe and viol call the dances
4 – Scene IV: To the sumptuous banquet
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Edmund Walters
Royal Liverpool philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves

Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf Op. 30
5 – Introduction: There is a wondrous book (soloists & chorus)
6 – I. Summon now the God of Thunder (bass)
7 – II. The Challenge of Thor (chorus)
8 – III. King Olaf’s Return (tenor)
9 – IV. Recit: Tell how Olaf bore the Cross (bass)
10 – V. The Conversion:: King Olaf’s prows at Nidaros (chorus)
11 – V. The Conversion:: Behold me, my people (tenor, bass, chorus)
12 – V. The Conversion:: As leaps the lights of winter (chorus, bass)
13 – V. The Conversion:: Then o’er the blood-stained Hog-stone (chorus)
14 – V. The Conversion:: O brothers of Iceland (tenor, chorus)
Teresa Cahill – soprano
Philip Langridge – tenor
Brian Rayner Cook – Bass
London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Richard Cooke
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley

CD 21
Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf Op. 30
1 – VI. Recit: Now the child of Ironbeard dead (bass)
2 – VII. Gudrun (soprano, chorus, tenor)
3 – VIII. Recit: How the wraith of Odin old (bass)
4 – IX. The Wraith of Odin (chorus)
5 – X. Recit: Sisters, sing ye now the song (bass)
6 – XI. Sigrid (chorus, tenor, soprano)
7 – XII. Recit: Hark! she flies from Wendland forth (bass)
8 – XIII. Thyri (chorus)
9 – VIV. The gray land breaks to lively green (soprano & tenor)
10 – XV. Recit: After Queen Gunhild’s death (chorus)
11 – XVI. The Death of Olaf (chorus)
12 – Epilogue (soloists & chorus): In the convent of Drontheim
13 – Epilogue (soloists & chorus): As torrents in summer
14 – Epilogue (soloists & chorus): Stronger than steel
Teresa Cahill – soprano
Philip Langridge – tenor
Brian Rayner Cook – Bass
London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Richard Cooke
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley

15 – Spanish Serenade Op. 23 (Longfellow)
16 – The Snow Op. 26 No. 1
17 – Fly, singing bird Op. 26 No. 2
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Edmund Walters
Royal Liverpool philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves

CD 22
Caractacus Op. 35, Scene I
1 – Chorus: Watchmen, alert (British Host)
2 – Solo: Watchmen, alert! the King is here (Caractacus, Sentries)
3 – Recit : Father! Sire, and King (Eigen, Caractacus, Eigen)
4 – Solo: At eve to the greenwood (Eigen)
5 – Trio: On the ocean and the river (Orbin, Caractacus, Eigen)
6 – Chorus: Rest, weary monarch (Spirits of the Hill, Sentries)
Caractacus Op. 35, Scene II
7 – Solo and chorus: Tread the mystic circle round (Arch-Druid, Druids, Druid Maidens)
8 – Chorus (invocation): Lord of dread (Druids, Druid Maidens, Arch-Druid)
9 – Recit: Bard, what read ye? (Arch-Druid, Orbin, Druids, Druids, Druid Maidens, Caractacus)
10 – Solo and Chorus: Leap to the light (Caractacus, Soldiers, Arch-Druid, Orbin)
11 – Chorus: Hence – ere the Druid’s wrath is woke (Druids, Druid Maidens, Orbin, Soldiers)
Sheila Armstrong – soprano (Eigen)
Robert Tear – tenor (Orbin)
Peter Glossop – baritone (Caractacus)
Brian Rayner Cook – bass-bariton (Arch-Druid)
Malcolm King – bass (Claudius)
Richard Suart – bass (A Bard)
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves

CD 23
Caractacus Op. 35, Scene III
1 – Introduction: Woodland Interlude (orchestra)
2 – Chorus: Come! beneath our woodland bow’rs (Youths, Maidens)
3 – Solo: O’er-arch’d by leaves (Eigen, Orbin)
4 – Solo: Last night beneath the sacred oak (Orbin)
5 – Chorus and duet: Come! beneath our woodland bow’rs (Youths, Maidens, Orbin, Eigen)
Caractacus Op. 35, Scene IV
6 – Chorus: Wild rumours shake our calm retreat (Maidens)
7 – Solo: When the glow of the evening had died (Eigen, Maidens)
8 – Chorus: We were gather’d by the river (Soldiers)
9 – Solo and Chorus: O my warriors, tell me truly (Caractacus, chorus)
Caractacus Op. 35, Scene V
10 – Chorus and solo: Captive Britons, see them! (Druid Maidens, A Bard)
Caractacus Op. 35, Scene V
11 – Chorus: The March triumphal thunders
12 – Recit: Unbind his hands (Claudius)
13 – Solo: Heap torment upon torment (Caractacus, Eigen, Orbin)
14 – Chorus and recit: Slay, slay the Briton (Roman Citizens, Claudius)
15 – Solo: I plead not for myself (Caractacus, Orbin, Eigen, Roman Citizens, Claudius)
16 – Quartet: Grace from the Romans! (Eigen, Claudius, Orbin, Caractacus)
17 – Chorus: The clang of arms is over
Sheila Armstrong – soprano (Eigen)
Robert Tear – tenor (Orbin)
Peter Glossop – baritone (Caractacus)
Brian Rayner Cook – bass-bariton (Arch-Druid)
Malcolm King – bass (Claudius)
Richard Suart – bass (A Bard)
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves

CD 24
The Banner of St George Op. 33
1 – Scene I
2 – Scene II. Epilogue (March)
3 – Great is the Lord (Psalm 48) Op. 67
Te Deum and Benedictus Op. 34
4 – Te Deum
5 – Benedictus
Stephen Robert – bariton (3 tr.)
London Symphony Chorus
Chorus master Richard Hickox
Northern Sinfonia of England
Richard Hickox

CD 25
The Spirit of England Op. 80
1 – I. The Fourth of August
2 – II. To Women
3 – III. For the Fallen
4 – Give unto the Lord (Psalm 29) Op. 74
5 – O hearken thou (Offertory) Op. 64
6 – Land of Hope and Glory (arr. Fagge)
London Symphony Chorus
Northern Sinfonia of England
Richard Hickox

CD 26
1 – Ave verum corpus Op. 2 No. 1
2 – Ave Maria Op. 2 No. 2
3 – Ave maris stella Op. 2 No. 3
11 Vesper Voluntaries Op. 14
4 – Introduction
5 – Andante
6 – Angelus Op. 56 No. 1
7 – Give unto the Lord Op. 74
8 – O hearken thou Op. 64
Te Deum and Benedictus Op. 34
9 – Te Deum
10 – Benedictus
Choir of Worcester Cathedral
Harry Bramma – organ
Christopher Robinson – conductor & (4, 5) organ

Organ Sonata [No. 1] in G Op. 28
11 – I. Allegro maestoso
12 – II. Allegretto
13 – III. Andante espressivo
14 – IV. Presto (comodo)
Herbert Sumsion at the organ of Gloucester Cathedral

CD 27
The Music Makers Op. 69
1 – Moderato e nobilmente
2 – We are the music makers
3 – With wonderful deathless ditties
4 – We, in the ages lying
5 – A breath of our inspiration
6 – They had no vision amazing
7 – And therefore to-day is thrilling
8 – But we, with our dreaming and singing
9 – For we are afar with the dawning
10 – Great hail! we cry to the comers
Janet Baker – mezzo-soprano
London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus master Frederic Jackson
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult

The Sanguine Fan Op. 81
11 – A glade
12 – Pan enters piping, then curls up to sleep
13 – A Young Man enters, awaiting someone
14 – Two Girls enter gaily; the Young Man returns the fan which the First Girl has dropped in the excitement of meeting
15 – The Young Man declares his passion for the First Girl and is blindfolded; a quarrel
16 – Echo awakes Pan, who falls in love with her; they dance till exhausted
17 – Three Shepherdess bring gifts for Pan
18 – The First Girl and the Young Man enter, she angry, he pleading; thunder
19 – Echo snatches Pan’s pipes and tempts the Young Man
20 – Echo, now disguised as a mortal, captivates the Young Man
21 – Pan rouses and, full of jealous wrath, pursues the Young Man; thunder and lightning; the Young Man falls unconscious
22 – Echo, sans disguise, runs back to Pan; they embrace madly and run off, the Girl kneels by her prostrate lover; Pan glances back and laughs sardonically
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult

CD 28
The Starlight Express – Incidental Music Op. 78
1 – №1. First Prelude (Overture and Organ-Grinder’s Song 1: To the Children)
Act I “Bourcelles: The Den at La Citadelle”, Scene 1
2 – №2-5. (The Earth had forgotten it’s a star; The Lamplighter passes – Light and hope – The Organ-Grinder is heard – The Star Society)
3 – №6-7. (Daddy’s star story – The Star Cave)
4 – №8-10. (The Gardener comes – A great Un-wumbler’s coming – Jinny tries on the veil)
5 – №11. Interlude (The Organ-Grinder and the Sprites bring Henry’s luggage)
Act I “Bourcelles: The Den at La Citadelle”, Scene 2
6 – №12, 14. (What jolly stars! – Good night) [No.13 omitted]
7 – №15. Second Prelude (Organ-Grinder’s Song 2: The Blue-Eyes Fairy)
Act II “Outside Bourcelles: The Pine Forest”, Scene 1
8 – №17-18. (Orion and the Pleiades – Melody; Organ-Grinder’s Song 3: The Curfew Song) [No. 16 omitted]
9 – №19. Interlude (Home to sleep)
10 – №20-22. (Outside the Star Cave – The Wumbled people call out for Star-Dust – Arrival of the Starlight Express)
11 – №23-25. (Entry of the Sweep – Entry of the Organ-Grinder – Entry of the Gardener)
12 – №26-28. (Entry of the Laugher; Laugher’s Song 1: I’m everywhere – Entry of the Lamplighter – Let’s ask the Organ-Grinder)
13 – №29. (Organ-Grinder’s Song 4: Wake up, you little Night Winds)
14 – №30. Ballet (The Dance of the Little Winds)
15 – №31-32. (The kind old Dustman – Into the Star Cave)
16 – №33. (Loading up with Star-Dust) [Sun Dance from ‘The Wand of Youth’, Suite 1]
17 – №34. Interlude (The Wistaria Pension at night)
Act II “Bourcelles: The Wistaria Pension”, Scene 2
18 – №35-36. (The Lamplighter at work – Off again)
Act II “Bourcelles: The Den at La Citadelle”, Scene 3
19 – №37-38. (The Den at night – Un-wumbling Daddy and Laugher’s Songs 2 & 3: Oh, stars, shine brightly; They’ll listen to my song)
20 – №39-41. (The Lamplighter at work again – Departure of the Sprites – The Dawn Song)
21 – №42. Third Prelude (Organ-Grinder’s Song 5: My Old Tunes)
Act III “Bourcelles: The Den at La Citadelle”, Scene 1
22 – №43-45. (Jane Anne’s Song – Miss Waghorn – The source of life; Daddy’s inspiration)
23 – №46. Interlude (The Waltz of the Blue-Eyes Fairy)
Act III “Outside Bourcelles: The Pine Forest at Night”, Scene 2
24 – №47. (Outside the Star Cave again…Laugher’s Song 4: Laugh a little ev’ry day…Organ-Grinder’s Song 6: They’re all soft-shiny now – Arrival of the Grannie)
25 – №48. (The spirit of Miss Waghorn – Daddy’s tender light – Daddy enters)
26 – №49. (Our Fairyland – Ensemble)
27 – №50. Finale (The Dance of the Pleiades – Song (soprano) – Song (baritone) – The Rising of the Star)
Valerie Masterson – soprano
Derek Hammond-Stroud – bariton
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley

CD 29
Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands Op. 27
1 – I. The Dance (Sonnenbichl)
2 – II. False Love (Wamberg)
3 – III. Lullaby (In Hammersbach)
4 – IV. Aspiration (Bei Sankt Anton)
5 – V. On the Alm (Hoch Alp)
6 – VI. The Marksman (Bei Murnau)
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Chorus master Geoffrey Hughes
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Normann Del Mar

7 – Pleading Op. 48 No. 1
8 – Was it some golden star? Op. 59 No. 3
9 – Oh, soft was the song Op. 59 No. 1
10 – Twilight Op. 59 No. 6
11 – The Torch Op. 60 No. 1
12 – The River Op. 60 No. 2
Robert Tear – tenor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Vernon Handley

13 – The Shower Op. 71 No. 1
14 – My love dwelt in a northern land
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey

Five Part-Songs from the Greek Anthology Op. 45
15 – I. Yea, cast me from heights of the mountains
16 – II. Whether I find thee
17 – III. After many a dusty mile
18 – IV. It’s oh! to be a wild wind
19 – V. Feasting I watch
20 – The Wanderer (1923)
21 – The Reveille Op. 54
22 – 4 Choral Songs Op. 53: Deep in my soul
23 – Jerusalem
Goldsmiths Choral Union
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Owain Arwel Hughes

24 – The National Anthem (arr. Elgar)
Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
New Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Philip Ledger

CD 30
1 – Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op. 39 No. 1
2 – Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2 in A minor Op. 39 No. 2
3 – Pomp and Circumstance March No. 3 in C minor Op. 39 No. 3
4 – Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G Op. 39 No. 4
5 – Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 in C Op. 39 No. 5
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra

6 – The Dream of Gerontius Op. 38: Prelude [- Jesu, Maria…]
Serenade in E minor Op. 20
7 – I. Allegro piacevole
8 – II. Larghetto
9 – III. Allegretto. Come prima
10 – Five Piano Improvisations: No. 4
11 – Salut d’amour Op. 12
12 – Chanson de nuit Op. 15 No. 1
13 – Chanson de matin Op. 15 No. 2
14 – Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op. 39 No. 1: Trio (‘Land of Hope and Glory’) (introduced by Elgar)
15 – Cockaigne (In London Town) – Concert Overture Op. 40
BBC Symphony Orchestra

19 Comments

  1. My dear friend Whatever, I have been some time away due to work and oh my, it looks like you and Rachmaninov have been working really hard these days, so many treasures! My JDownloader is going to burn :!: I have just started to go through all the new uploads and I can’t but thank you (a big and sincere “thank you”) for all your effort and dedication. This site is for the newcomer like the indescribable surprise of finding Ali Baba’s cave and for the usual visitor like a welcoming friend always with a gift (or two, or three, or countless!) at the ready. Thanks a lot for that.

    1. Hahaha… well, to be also honest, as I found so many new and interesting posts (as it happens every time I come back I should say) I decided to start by writing some sort of “general” big thank you in the top one. There are so many good ones that you leave me speechless :oops: and I don’t like to repeat myself writing down a mere “thank you” in each one of them so I prefer to do like this and to write a more long thankful comment here and there. :grin:

  2. Wathever and rachmaninov, which we understand a little bit of classical music (only a little), we know the enormous value of the music that you offer to the scope of all. And the great work and effort that you carry out. Finally I can only end with a huge thanks to the two.

  3. Thank you for these classic tracks! I used to have the Barbirolli Enigma Variations with Serenade in E minor on vinyl and I am so happy the I can listen to them again. I am not familiar with most of what’s here. Logging into this web site certainly broadens my musical horizons!

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