Bliss: Things to Come - Suite

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Arthur Bliss conducts Bliss

Arthur Bliss conducts Bliss


The Beatitudes


Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), Richard Lewis (tenor);

BBC Symphony Orchestra; Festival Choir, Arthur Bliss

Introduction and Allegro


London Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss

Things to Come - Suite


London Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss

Pastoral 'Lie Strewn the White Flocks'


Jacques String Orchestra; BBC Chorus, Reginald Jacques

A Colour Symphony


London Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss

March - The Phoenix (In Honour of France)


Philharmonia Orchestra, Constant Lambert

Dutton - 2CDBP9818

(CD - 2 discs)


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Cinema Spectacular

Cinema Spectacular


Oliver Twist: 2 Lyrical Pieces

Benjamin, A:

An Ideal Husband


Things to Come - Suite

Herrmann, B:


London Philharmonic Orchestra


London Philharmonic Orchestra

North by Northwest

London Philharmonic Orchestra


London Philharmonic Orchestra

A portrait of ‘Hitch’ (from The Trouble with Harry)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Lambert, C:

Suite from Anna Karenina


Hamlet, Op. 116 (selection)

Vaughan Williams:

49th Parallel


Richard III Suite

Escape Me Never Suite

Recording producers: Tony d’Amato (Herrmann); Raymond Few (Shostakovich, Walton, Bax, Benjamin, Lambert, Vaughan Williams, Bliss)

Recording engineers: Arthur Lilley (Herrmann, Shostakovich, Walton: Richard III); Arthur Bannister (Bax, Benjamin, Lambert, Vaughan Williams, Bliss, Walton: Escape Me Never)

Recording locations: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK, December 1968 (Herrmann), March 1974 (Shostakovich, Walton: Richard III); Kingsway Hall, London, UK, November 1975 (Bax, Benjamin, Lambert, Vaughan Williams, Bliss, Walton: Escape Me Never)

Bernard Herrmann made some significant recordings for Decca in the late-1960s/early-1970s, many of these using the company’s then new audio technology, Phase 4, which brought the music into brilliant light. This collection brings together a selection of British Film Music as well as music by Herrmann himself for a series of Alfred Hitchcock films, including Psycho, Marnie and Vertigo (originally released under the title ‘Hitchcock Movie Thrillers’). It also includes a selection from Shostakovich’s dark score for Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

“Spellbinding … a firm favourite … performed with breathtaking precision by the LPO, and both they and the music come across with a thrilling and vivid immediacy” Gramophone Magazine (Herrmann)

“it is the Hitchcock items which are the most enjoyable here: those arresting string which play through the credits of Psycho give way to some wonderfully creepy and atmospheric writing...The bright, exhilarating music Herrmann provided for North by Northwest is brilliantly presented.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4803787

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Bliss conducts Bliss 1

Bliss conducts Bliss 1


Checkmate - Suite

Miracle in the Gorbals - Suite

Things to Come - Suite

Theme and Cadenza for violin

Welcome the Queen

The first release in a composer-conductor series from Heritage focuses on the film and ballet music of Sir Arthur Bliss. These definitive recordings are a ‘must buy’ for lovers of British music.

“Checkmate is a thrilling score that has been recorded on numerous occasions but no other version quite matches the electricity captured here by Bliss and his orchestra...The playing is inspired and the recording is close, bright and involving.” MusicWeb International, 6th November 2013

Heritage composer-conductor series - HTGCD220



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20th Century British Works

20th Century British Works



Things to Come - Suite

London Symphony Orchestra, Muir Mathieson

Lambert, C:

The Rio Grande

Hamilton Harty (piano), Alan Whitehead (male alto)

St. Michael's Singers, Halle Orchestra, Constant Lambert


Fugue in C minor

Symphony Orchestra, John Ansell


Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

Edith Sitwell (narrator), Constant Lambert (narrator)

William Walton


The Curlew

Robert Murchie (flute), John Armstrong (tenor), Terence McDonagh (cor anglais)

International String Quartet, Constant Lambert

Corpus Christi

Peter Pears (tenor), Ann Wood (contralto)

BBC Chorus, Leslie Woodgate

Symposium - SYMPCD1203

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Bliss: Discourse for Orchestra, etc.


Discourse for Orchestra

revised 1965 version

Miracle in the Gorbals

Things to Come - Suite

Queensland Orchestra, Christopher Lyndon-Gee

Naxos - 8553698

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British Music Collection - Arthur Bliss

British Music Collection - Arthur Bliss


Introduction and Allegro

Cello Concerto

Meditations on a Theme by John Blow

Welcome the Queen

Antiphonal Fanfare for Three Brass Choirs

Flourish for two brass orchestras

Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London

Things to Come - Suite

Theme and Cadenza for violin

“This is an excellent collection of music by Bliss and for the uninitiated it offers a very good introduction to his work. For the more seasoned Bliss collector there may well be opportunities to plug gaps in your collection. All these performances are worth hearing and the sound quality ranges from good – in the 1950s recordings – to first rate.” MusicWeb International, January 2015

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Decca British Music Collection - 4701862

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British Music: Sir Charles Groves

British Music: Sir Charles Groves


On the Quarter-Deck


Rule, Britannia (from Alfred)

The British Grenadiers


English Dances Op. 27 & 33

Symphony No. 2, Op. 40


A Colour Symphony

Morning Heroes


Things to Come - Suite


Symphony No. 8 in B flat minor

Symphony No. 9 in A minor


Cherry Ripe

Enter Spring



The Sea


The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

Coates, E:

By the Sleepy Lagoon

Cinderella Phantasy

From Meadow to Mayfair Suite

London Suite

Music Everywhere 'Rediffusion March'


Dam Busters March

The Three Bears Phantasy

The Three Elizabeths: Springtime in Angus (Elizabeth of Glamis)

Wood Nymphs

Davies, Walford:

March Past of the Royal Air Force


A Mass of Life

A Song of Summer

An Arabesque


Dance Rhapsody No. 1

Eventyr (once upon a time)



North Country Sketches

Paris - Song of a Great City

Sea Drift

Songs of Sunset

A Song of the High Hills


Caractacus, Op. 35

Coronation March, Op. 65

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42 - Funeral March

Imperial March, Op. 32

Nursery Suite

Part-Songs (2), Op. 26

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

Severn Suite, Op. 87

Spanish Serenade 'Stars of the Summer Night'

The Black Knight, Op. 25

Crown of India, Op. 66: Suite

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

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61


Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 26: 2nd Group, H98

Marching Song, Op. 22 No. 2

Ode to Death, H144

Short Festival Te Deum, H145

Two Songs without Words, Op. 22

The Hymn of Jesus, H140

Sullivan, A:

HMS Pinafore: Overture

Iolanthe Overture

Overture di Ballo

Patience Overture

Symphony in E major 'Irish'

The Gondoliers Overture

The Mikado Overture

The Yeomen of the Guard: Overture

Vaughan Williams:

Hugh the Drover


Capriccio burlesco

Crown Imperial

Hamlet and Ophelia: A poem for orchestra

Funeral March from Hamlet

Johannesburg Festival Overture

Orb and Sceptre

Richard III Suite

Richard III - Prelude

Scapino: A Comedy Overture

Spitfire Prelude & Fugue

Wood, Henry:

Hornpipe (Fantasia on British Sea Songs)

The eminent English conductor Sir Charles Groves is today remembered not so much for his breadth of repertoire as for his immense contribution to British music, which he continuously promoted, performed and recorded throughout his professional career. Featuring a wide variety of genres – from symphonies and operas to popular marches and film music excerpts – this special 24-CD compilation pays tribute to Groves’s remarkable achievement, bringing together works by many of the composers who were at the heart of the conductor’s commitment in a selection of authoritative recordings that survey over 100 years of glorious British composition.

Warner Classics - 2564614724

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