Elgar: Polonia

This page lists all recordings of Polonia, by Edward William Elgar (1857-1934) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Elgar: The Longed-for Light

Elgar: The Longed-for Light

Elgar's Music in Wartime


Elgar:

Polonia

Carillon, Op. 75

for speaker & orchestra

Simon Callow (speaker)

Sospiri, Op. 70

Une Voix dans le Désert

for speaker, soprano & orchestra

Simon Callow (speaker) & Susan Gritton (soprano)

Carissima

Le Drapeau Belge

for speaker & orchestra

Simon Callow (speaker)

Rosemary

The Sanguine Fan, Op. 81

Sursum corda, Op. 11


The outbreak of the Great War caused Elgar much anguish and depression and the music composed during these years reflects his sorrow and deep patriotism.

Apart from Elgar’s early Sursum Corda Op. 11 (composed in 1894), this disc takes us on a musical journey from shortly before the war began to the composer’s last wartime orchestral work, The Sanguine Fan, a shaft of light during the darkest days of the war in 1917. The music on this disc, although not premiere recordings (they were originally recorded by the HMV label), this is the first modern recording not only of these works but also to provide a unique survey of Elgar’s compositions of this time.

Performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and conducted by John Wilson, this CD also includes Susan Gritton and the renowned actor Simon Callow who is the speaker on Le Drapeau Belge Op 79.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“Un Voix dans le désert, Carillon and Le Drapeau Belge are melodramas to wartime verse by the Belgian Emile Cammaerts, vigorously proclaimed by Callow, with a taut solo from Gritton halfway through the first. More interesting agitprop is the purely orchestral Polonia” Sunday Times, 18th November 2012

“Here's a supremely enjoyable Elgar survey centred around a clutch of works composed during the Great War...Throughout, the BBC Concerto Orchestra respond with bright-eyed conviction and commendable polish for John Wilson, whose endearingly communicative, shapely and affectionate readings...hold their own...Elgarians shoudl ceratinly lend an ear to this entreprising and rewarding Somm anthology” Gramophone Magazine, January 2013

“This is a rewarding disc, giving us opportunities to hear some Elgar scores that rarely see the light of day. John Wilson is in evident sympathy with the music and secures consistently fine playing from the BBC Concert Orchestra...The texts are included - though you won’t need them to follow Simon Callow’s speech, so clear is his diction” MusicWeb International, 26th April 2013

“none of these pieces offers first-rate poetry, but Callow’s performance is so commanding that one hardly notices, and he clearly relishes moments such as the opening “Sing, Belgians, Sing!” of Carillon...With excellent performances all-round, the disc is a great place to start if you’re looking to explore the lesser-known works of Elgar.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 5th November 2012

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2013

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Elgar: Violin Concerto

Elgar: Violin Concerto


Elgar:

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

plus cadenza as originally recorded

Tasmin Little (violin)

Polonia

Crown of India, Op. 66: Interlude


The long-awaited and much anticipated recording by Tasmin Little of Elgar’s Violin Concerto will be released this November, 100 years after the work’s first performance. In concert Tasmin Little is closely associated with this concerto, having celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edward Elgar with performances of it on a major tour to Southeast Asia and Australia in 2007; she has also performed the concerto extensively in London: at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, and with the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall. What makes this recording especially interesting is that she has included the cadenza used in the work’s first recording, made in 1916 with Marie Hall. For that occasion, Elgar, amongst other things, added harps to counter the sonic limitations of the acoustic recording process. For those used to hearing the standard version, also included, the result makes for fascinating listening, and the recording will prove a valuable addition to the Elgar discography. The 1916 version of the cadenza has been tracked separately.

Tasmin Little: ‘I have waited a long time to record the Elgar Concerto, a work that I have been playing for twenty years and one which is so close to my heart. In the inspirational Andrew Davis and the RSNO’s commitment, I found exactly the right partnership for this monumental work.’

The Violin Concerto is complemented by another piece for violin and orchestra, the charming Interlude from The Crown of India, as well as the rarely recorded but imposing Polonia, an inventive and colourful work incorporating much Polish melodic material. This was commissioned by the Polish conductor Emil Młynarski in 1915 and dedicated to Ignacy Jan Paderewski, the pianist-composer and, later, Prime Minister of Poland.

Since coming to prominence as a finalist in the string section of the 1982 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, Tasmin Little has enjoyed an international career, making more than twenty recordings. Highly imaginative in her approach to classical music, she received the 2008 Classic FM / Gramophone Award for Audience Innovation in London for the project ‘The Naked Violin’. Whilst she has made superb recordings of the great popular violin concertos, including those by Bruch, Brahms, and Sibelius, she has made a speciality of recording and performing less familiar repertoire, especially neglected British works. On Chandos, she has released a recording of Finzi’s Violin Concerto to tremendous critical acclaim (CHAN9888).

Sir Andrew Davis is famous for his performances of British music in general, and of the music of Elgar in particular. Last year he had great success with the premiere recording of Elgar’s The Crown of India on Chandos (CHAN10570(2)). Chandos also has a long association with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Over the last thirty years the label, in partnership with the RSNO, has produced a string of award winning CDs, notable among much else for their sound quality. This new CD, recorded in five-channel surround sound, continues that tradition.

“If ever a violin concerto deserved the feminine touch, it is Elgar’s...[Little] knows just how to make her violin sing, subtly swelling and fading through the solo part’s lyrical lines as Elgar penetrates the mysteries and wonder of the feminine soul...[She] is tender, velvet, winsome, always beguiling, never de trop, with complete mastery of the pianissimo caress .” The Times, 12th November 2010 ****

“Little...finds an element of wit in the fast-moving figuration [of the finale], leading to a more tender treatment of the lyrical contrasting sections.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2010

“This may have been a bumper year for this work...but Little brings a profoundly idiomatic nostalgia to this secretive, yearning, wistful yet passionate music. The extras make it an Elgarian must-have” Sunday Times, 28th November 2010 ***

“Little and Davis steer a near-perfect path between the English stoicism and continental passion that lies at the heart of this glorious score. Positioned naturally against the orchestra, Little shares the concerto's surging emotional narrative equally with her accompanists, without the slightest hint of virtuoso ostentation.” Classic FM Magazine, January 2011 *****

“She takes the opening Allegro boldly, and with plenty of confident ardour...Far more than was possible in the early recordings, there is scrupulous balance, with and sometimes within Elgar's rich but always lucid orchestration (he was, after all, a violinist himself) ensuring that the performance does as full justice to the sound as any on record.” International Record Review, December 2010

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - December 2010

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Edward Elgar, Vol. 1 (1994-2000)

Edward Elgar, Vol. 1 (1994-2000)


Elgar:

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Cooke

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major, Op. 39 No. 4

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Cooke

In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin

Une Voix dans le Désert

Peter Hall (narrator), Mette Christina Ostergaard (mezzo-soprano)

Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock

Polonia

Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock


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Elgar: The Crown of India & Piano Concerto

Elgar: The Crown of India & Piano Concerto


Elgar:

Crown of India, Op. 66: Suite

Mette Christina Ostergaard (mezzo-soprano)

Une Voix dans le Désert

Peter Hall (narrator)

Polonia

Piano Concerto

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)

Suite from the Spanish Lady, op. 89

Civic Fanfare


Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock

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Elgar - Marches

Elgar - Marches


Elgar:

Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5, Op. 39

Coronation March, Op. 65

Funeral March

March from Caractacus

Crown of India, Op. 66: March of the Mogul Emperors

Empire March

Polonia


"[Pomp and Circumstance] is still a heck of a tune, given the full treatment here by James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony, along with 10 more equally rousing Elgar marches.” The Observer

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Elgar conducts Elgar

Elgar conducts Elgar

The complete recordings 1914 -1925 in new digital transfers from Elgar’s own record library


Elgar:

Carissima

Recorded on 21st January 1914

The Sanguine Fan, Op. 81

Recorded on 24th February 1920

Fringes of the Fleet

Recorded in July 1917

Charles Mott (baritone)

Carillon, Op. 75

Recorded on 29th January 1915

Henry Ainley (speaker)

Polonia

Recorded on 22nd May 1919

Starlight Express Suite, Op. 78

Recorded on 18th February 1916

Agnes Nicholls (soprano), Charles Mott (baritone)

Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'

Recorded on 28th February 1917

In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

Recorded on 26th October 1923 & 30th December

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Recorded 16th December 1916

Marie Hall (violin)

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Recorded on 16th November 1920

Beatrice Harrison (cello)

Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Recorded on 26th June 1914

Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

Recorded on 22nd May 1919

Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf: A little bird in the air

Recorded on 7th December 1921

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 - Prelude

Softly and gently, dearly-ransomed soul 'Angel's Farewell' (from The Dream of Gerontius)

Recorded on 28th February 1917

The Light of Life, Op. 29 'Lux Christi' - Meditation

Recorded April 1925

Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Recorded on 10th November 1922 & 8th January 1923

Leila Megane (contralto)

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Recorded 1920-21

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major, Op. 39 No. 4

Recorded 26th June 1914

Bavarian Dances (3)

Recorded 26th June 1914 and 28th February 1917

Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (after Bach, BWV 537)

Recorded 7th December 1921 & 26th October 1923

Overture in D minor (after Handel, HWV247)

Recorded 26th October 1923

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a

Recorded 22nd May 1919

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b

Recorded 28th February 1917

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a

Recorded 22nd May 1919 (unpublished takes)

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b: excerpts

Recorded 22nd May 1919 (unpublished takes)

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63

Recorded 5th & 20th March 1924 & 16th April 1925


The Symphony Orchestra & Royal Albert Hall Orchestra

Andrew Neill writes: “Edward Elgar became an early star of the gramophone and the recordings he made (and supervised) between 1914 and 1934 remain among the great contributions to the recorded repertoire… Elgar was absolutely sure of himself as a conductor of his own works… He never tried to disguise the fact that his own music thrilled and delighted him.” This collection includes such gems as Beatrice Harrison playing the Cello Concerto and Fringes of the Flleet and will be of great interest to collectors.

“it’s legitimate to wonder whether a set of Elgar’s acoustic recordings made between 1914 and 1925 merits serious attention. The answer is an emphatic yes.” International Record Review, February 2012

“Elgar’s acoustic recordings have been issued before, but these transfers from the composer’s own gramophone library sound a lot clearer — some of them, paradoxically the earlier ones, remarkably so...this set is a precious historical document, not least for 1917’s charming Fringes of the Fleet.” Sunday Times

“Superb repackaging of Elgar's earliest recordings, before he re-made many works electrically. Sound is limited, but the music-making wonderfully evokes a vanished era.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2012 *****

“Lani Spahr has done a splendid job with these transfers, breathing new life into recordings, the oldest of which is now 99 years old. One takes it as read that the sound is limited but the spirit and character of the music comes across loud and clear. Impressively documented and presented this set is a major document, invaluable as part of our appreciation of one of England’s greatest composers.” MusicWeb International, 19th April 2013

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The British Symphonic Collection

The British Symphonic Collection


includes

Arnold:

Symphony No. 5, Op. 74

Divertimento No. 2

Symphonic Study 'Machines' for brass, percussion and strings, Op. 30

Solitaire: excerpt

Main Titles from The Belles of St Trinian's

Bax:

Symphony No. 6

Tintagel

Overture to Adventure

Coleridge-Taylor:

Symphony in A minor

Cowen:

Symphony No. 6

Delius:

On the mountains

Seven Songs from the Norwegian

Elgar:

Crown of India, Op. 66

Une Voix dans le Désert

Polonia

Piano Concerto: excerpt

Suite from the Spanish Lady, op. 89

Civic Fanfare

Gipps:

Symphony No. 2

Gregson, E:

Concerto for Orchestra

Hoddinott:

Concerto for Orchestra

Holst:

Symphony in F, Op. 8 'The Cotswolds'

Walt Whitman Overture, Op. 7

A Hampshire Suite

McCabe:

Concerto for Orchestra

Vaughan Williams:

Job - A Masque for Dancing

Prelude on an Old Carol Tune


Munich Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock

This 10-CD box set of British orchestral music brings together a mouthwatering selection from the enterprising series of discs that the English conductor Douglas Bostock has made with various orchestras for the Classico label.

Important British composers are certainly featured - there are CDs devoted to Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Bax and Arnold - but this imaginative collection also includes many

surprises, just waiting to be discovered, such as symphonies by Frederic Cowen and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Alan Bush and Ruth Gipps, concertos for orchestra by Edward Gregson, Alun Hoddinott and John McCabe, plus a host of smaller works. The recordings here, many world premieres, date from 1998 to 2005. Altogether a highly enjoyable anthology at a bargain price!

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Sir Adrian Boult: Elgar: The Complete EMI Recordings

Sir Adrian Boult: Elgar: The Complete EMI Recordings


Elgar:

Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'

Froissart Overture, Op. 19

recorded 1971

Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2

Bavarian Dances (3)

The Light of Life, Op. 29 'Lux Christi' - Meditation

Imperial March, Op. 32

recorded 1976

Triumphal March from Caractacus

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

recorded 1970

London Symphony Orchestra

Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5, Op. 39

recorded 1976/7

Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42 - Incidental Music

Dream Children, Op. 43: Two pieces for small orchestra

recorded 1974

Empire March

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a

recorded 1967

Carillon, Op. 75

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b

Polonia

Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (after Bach, BWV 537)

recorded 1973

Overture in D minor (after Handel, HWV247)

Funeral March

Chopin orch. Elgar. recorded 1974

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55

recorded 1976

In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

recorded 1970

Elegy for strings, Op. 58

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sospiri, Op. 70

BBC Symphony Orchestra

The Sanguine Fan, Op. 81

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

recorded 1972

Falstaff - Symphonic Study in C minor, Op. 68

recorded 1973

Nursery Suite

Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (after Bach, BWV 537)

recorded 1949

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

recorded 1965

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

recorded 1972

Paul Tortelier (violoncello)

The Music Makers, Op. 69

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)

London Philharmonic Choir

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Helen Watts (The Angel), Nicolai Gedda (Gerontius), Robert Lloyd (The Priest, The Angel of the Agony)

London Philharmonic Choir & New Philharmonia Orchestra

The Apostles, Op. 49

Sheila Armstrong (The Blessed Virgin), Helen Watts (Mary Magdalene), Robert Tear (St. John), Benjamin Luxon (St. Peter), Clifford Grant (Judas), John Carol Case (Jesus)

Choir of Downe House School & London Philharmonic Choir

The Kingdom, Op. 51

Margaret Price (The Blessed Virgin), Yvonne Minton (Mary Magdalene), Alexander Young (St. John), John Shirley-Quirk (St. Peter)

London Philharmonic Choir

Coronation Ode, Op. 44

Bonus Track

Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Alfreda Hodgson (contralto), Richard Morton (tenor), Stephen Roberts (bass)

Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, New Philharmonia Orchestra & Band of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, Sir Philip Ledger

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

recorded 1945

Pablo Casals (violoncello)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

recorded 1936

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

recorded 1937

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Imperial March, Op. 32

recorded 1937

BBC Symphony Orchestra

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 - Prelude

recorded 1934

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Funeral March

Chopin orch. Elgar. recorded 1932

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63

recorded 1944

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

recorded 1977/8

Ida Haendel (violin)

Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

recorded 1961

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 3 in C minor, Op. 39 No. 3

recorded 1953

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

recorded 1961

Dream Children, Op. 43: Two pieces for small orchestra

recorded 1955

Froissart Overture, Op. 19

recorded 1955

Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5, Op. 39

recorded 1955

In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

recorded 1955

Falstaff - Symphonic Study in C minor, Op. 68

recorded 1950

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a

recorded 1953

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55

recorded 1949

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

recorded 1953

plus:

The Apostles & The Kingdom:

An illustrated introduction by Sir Adrian Boult


Back in 1920, having heard the young Adrian Boult conduct the Second Symphony, Sir Edward Elgar was certain: ‘My reputation in the future is safe in your hands. It was a wonderful series of sounds. Bless you!’ How right Elgar was, as this treasury confirms: the first set to unite all of Boult’s recordings for EMI of a composer he conducted and recorded throughout his long career. We can thereby hear four different versions of the Enigma Variations, recorded between 1936 and 1970, and marvel at their clear-sighted consistency as much as changing nuances of expression over the years.

The oldest recording in this collection, being Sir Adrian’s first of his long association with Elgar, that of the orchestration of the Chopin: Funeral March from his Piano Sonata No. 2, commissioned by the Gramophone Company, was attended by the composer and his daughter.

About a tenth of the total collection is available on CD for the first time in this box set.

This set is part of our series of releases marking 30 years since the conductor’s passing.

“Boult was closely associated with the music of Elgar throughout his career, and this 19-CD set brings together his complete recordings for EMI, including accounts of The Apostles and The Kingdom not currently available separately.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, May 2014

“Most Elgar lovers will surely possess a number of the recordings, but the comprehensiveness of the set makes it extremely valuable.” The Guardian, 20th June 2013 ****

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Elgar- The Collector’s Edition

Elgar- The Collector’s Edition


anon.:

God Save The Queen

(arr. Elgar)

Elgar:

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

Allegri Quartet

Sinfonia of London, Sir John Barbirolli

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63

Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Elegy for strings, Op. 58

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Sospiri, Op. 70

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Falstaff - Symphonic Study in C minor, Op. 68

Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Froissart Overture, Op. 19

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5, Op. 39

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

Sinfonia of London, Sir John Barbirolli

Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Dame Janet Baker

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82

David Parkhouse

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Hugh Bean (violin)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves

Nursery Suite

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Severn Suite, Op. 87

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Crown of India, Op. 66: Suite

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Coronation March, Op. 65

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Bavarian Dances (3)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (after Bach, BWV 537)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Overture in D minor (after Handel, HWV247)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Carillon, Op. 75

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42 - Incidental Music

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Polonia

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Imperial March, Op. 32

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Empire March

David Bell

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Beau Brummel

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Collingwood

Dream Children, Op. 43

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Collingwood

Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Collingwood

Minuet

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

May Song

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Rosemary

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Romance, Op. 62

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Sevillana

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Sérénade lyrique

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Mazurka, Op. 10 No. 1

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Sérénade mauresque, Op. 10 No. 2

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Contrasts, Op. 10 No. 3

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Carissima

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Mina

Northern Sinfonia of England, Sir Neville Marriner

Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

John Ogdon (piano)

Allegri Quartet

String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83

Allegri Quartet

Serenade for piano

John Ogdon (piano)

Concert Allegro, Op. 46

Allegri Quartet

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Lewis (Tenor) & Kim Borg (Bass)

Hallé Choir, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Ambrosian Singers & Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

The Apostles, Op. 49

Sheila Armstrong (Soprano), Helen Watts (Contralto), Robert Tear (Tenor), Benjamin Luxon (Baritone), Clifford Grant (Bass) & John Carol Case (Baritone)

Downe House School Choir, London Philharmonic Choir & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

The Kingdom, Op. 51

Dame Margaret Price (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Contralto), Alexander Young (Tenor) & John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)

London Philharmonic Choir & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Coronation Ode, Op. 44

Dame Felicity Lott (Soprano), Alfreda Hodgson (Contralto), Richard Morton (Tenor) & Stephen Roberts (Baritone)

Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Band of the Royal Military School of Music & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Philip Ledger

The Light of Life, Op. 29 'Lux Christi'

Margaret Marshall (Soprano), Helen Watts (Contralto), Robin Leggate (Tenor) & John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)

Liverpool Philharmonic Choir & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves

The Black Knight, Op. 25

Liverpool Philharmonic Choir & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves

Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf

Teresa Cahill (Soprano), Philip Langridge (Tenor) & Brian Rayner Cook (Baritone)

London Philharmonic Choir & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Spanish Serenade 'Stars of the Summer Night'

Liverpool Philharmonic Choir & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves

The Snow

Liverpool Philharmonic Choir & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves

Fly singing bird

Liverpool Philharmonic Choir & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves

Caractacus, Op. 35

Peter Glossop (Baritone), Sheila Armstrong (Soprano), Robert Tear (Tenor), Brian Rayner Cook (Baritone), Malcolm King (Bass) & Richard Suart (Bass)

Liverpool Philharmonic Choir & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves

Caractacus, Op. 35

Peter Glossop (Baritone), Sheila Armstrong (Soprano), Robert Tear (Tenor), Brian Rayner Cook (Baritone), Malcolm King (Bass) & Richard Suart (Bass)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

The Banner of St George

London Symphony Chorus & Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox

Benedictus, Op. 34 No. 2

London Symphony Chorus & Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox

Te Deum laudamus, Op. 34, No. 1

London Symphony Chorus & Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox

Great is the Lord (Psalm XLVIII), Op. 67

Stephen Roberts (Baritone)

London Symphony Chorus & Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox

The Spirit of England, Op. 80

Dame Felicity Lott (Soprano)

London Symphony Chorus & Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox

Give unto the Lord (Psalm XXIX), Op. 74

London Symphony Chorus & Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox

O hearken Thou, Op. 64

London Symphony Chorus & Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox

Land of Hope and Glory

(arr. Arthur Fagge)

London Symphony Chorus & Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox

Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 No. 1

Worcester Cathedral Choir, Harry Bramma & Christopher Robinson

Ave Maria, Op. 2 No. 2

Worcester Cathedral Choir, Harry Bramma & Christopher Robinson

Ave maris stella, Op. 2 No. 3

Worcester Cathedral Choir, Harry Bramma & Christopher Robinson

Vesper Voluntaries, Op. 14

Worcester Cathedral Choir, Harry Bramma & Christopher Robinson

Angelus

Worcester Cathedral Choir, Harry Bramma & Christopher Robinson

Organ Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 28

Herbert Sumsion (organ)

The Music Makers, Op. 69

Dame Janet Baker

London Philharmonic Choir & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

The Sanguine Fan, Op. 81

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Starlight Express, Op. 78

Valerie Masterson (Soprano) & Derek Hammond-Stroud (Baritone)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Scenes (6) from the Bavarian Highlands, Op. 27

Pleading, Op. 48 No. 1

Three Songs, Op. 59

Two Songs Op. 60 (The Torch; The River)

Two Part-songs Op. 71

My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land Op. 18 No. 3

Five Part-songs from The Greek Anthology, Op. 45

The Wanderer

The Reveille Op. 54

Four Part-songs Op. 53

Jerusalem

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2 in A minor, Op. 39 No. 2

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 3 in C minor, Op. 39 No. 3

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major, Op. 39 No. 4

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 in C major, Op. 39 No. 5

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 - Prelude

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Five Piano Improvisations

Sir Edward Elgar

Salut d'amour, Op. 12

New Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1 (Trio)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

Also includes 'The Apostles and the Kingdom - An Illustrated Introduction by Sir Adrian Boult' (2006 remaster)


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