Works for Voices and Orchestra

MITTERNACHTSLIED ZARATHUSTRAS [RTII/1 – incorporated in II/6]  
– Noch ein Mal  
Mark Stone, Stephen Barlow Rec.: Feb. 2011
CD: Stone 3060192780109  
   
   
APPALACHIA [RTII/2]  
Cuthbert Matthews, Royal Opera Amateur Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: live Nov. 1935 [G ‘T’]
CD: EMI Great Conductors 575938-2 [2]  
   
BBC Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: Jan. 1938 [G118]
78: Columbia in SDX15/21 [7]  
LP: in World Records SHB32 [5]  
CD: Dutton CDLX7011; Naxos 8.110906, 8.503148 [3]; in Maestro 205228-303 [2], in Membran 224042 [10]; Warner 9029586926 [7]  
   
Schola Cantorum of New York, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, John Barbirolli Rec.: live April 1938
CD: [excpt. only, from 9 after Y to end, with 8 bars missing at Dd] Barbirolli Society SJB1059/60 [2]  
   
RPO Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: Oct. – Dec. 1952 [G322]
LP: Columbia 33CX1112; Fontana CFL1009; Philips GL5690; CBS 61354; Columbia ML4915 (US)  
CD: Sony SMK89429, in SX5K87342 [5]; Pristine PASC450  
   
John Noble, BBC Chorus and Choral Society, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves Rec.: live Aug. 1967
CD: Carlton BBC Radio Classics 15656 91332; in CRQ CD290-291 [2]  
   
Alun Jenkins, Ambrosian Singers, Hallé Orchestra, John Barbirolli Rec.: July 1970
LP: HMV ASD2635, (rehearsal extract only) ALP2641, SLS796 [2]; ESD7099, EMX412081-1; Musical Heritage Society MHS 4566  
Cass: TC-ESD7099, EMX412081-4  
CD: (with rehearsal extract) EMI CMS565121-2 [2], (with reh.) CMS565119-2 [2], 575790-2 [13], (with reh.) 0841752 [18]  
   
[ed. Dorati] Howard University Choir, National Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati Rec.: live Nov. 1971
LP: International Gramophone Society IGS089  
   
London Symphony Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Hickox Rec.: April 1980
LP: Argo ZRG934  
Cass: Argo KZRC934; Decca 425156-4  
CD: 425156-2, 467601-2  
   
Daniel Washington, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Rec.: Apr. 1993
CD: Decca London 443171-2, 473716-2 [2], 4783078 [8]  
   
Andrew Rupp, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis Rec.: Oct. 2010
CD: Chandos CHSA5088  
   
Leon Williams, Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Florida Orchestra, Stefan Sanderling Rec.: Jan. 2012
CD: Naxos 8.572764  
   
Johan Reuter, Aarhus Cathedral Choir, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra Choir, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Bo Holten Rec.: 2011 and 2012
CD: Danacord DACOCD732  
   
 arr. for chorus with piano by B Suchoff  
Elysian Singers of London, Matthew Greenall Rec.: Sept. 1992
CD: Continuum CCD1054; SOMMCD210  
   
   
IM MEERESTREIBEN / SEA DRIFT [RTII/3]  
Dennis Noble, Manchester Beecham Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: Nov. 1928 [G25]
78: unissued  
LP: Beecham Society (US) WHS107  
CD: SOMM-BEECHAM 10  
   
Roy Henderson, Choir, New English Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Bernard Rec.: May 1929
78: Decca S10010/2 [3]  
Int.: Charm  
   
John Brownlee, London Select Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: April & Nov. 1936 [G80]
78: Columbia in SDX8/14 [7]  
LP: in World Records SHB32 [5]  
CD: BEECHAM 3; Naxos 8.110905, 8.503148 [3]  
   
Gordon Clinton, BBC Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: Jan. 1951 [G296]
LP: unissued  
CD: EMI CMS764386-2 [2], in 909915-2 [6], [extracts only] in 909964-2 [4];  
Warner 9029586926 [7]  
   
Bruce Boyce, Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: Apr. & Dec. 1954 [G346]
LP: Philips ABL 3088; CBS 61224; Columbia ML5079  
CD: Sony MPK47680, SBK62752, SMK89430, in SX5K87342 [5]  
   
Heinz Rehfuss, Chor des Suddeutschen Rundfunks, Sinfonieorchester des Rec.: c. 1960 ?
Suddeutschen Rundfunks, Carl Schuricht  (in German)  
CD: Classico Ivano [released 2015]  
   
Carlos Alexander, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Carl Schuricht (in German) Rec.: live b/c March 1963
CD: Archiphon ARC-3; Urania WS121345 [2]  
   
John Shirley-Quirk, BBC Chorus and Choral Society, BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Rudolf Kempe
 Rec.: b/c April 1963
CD: in CRQ CD307-8 [2]  
   
John Noble, Liverpool Philharmonic Chorus, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves Rec.: June 1973
LP: EMI ASD2958  
Cass: TCC2-POR54295  
CD: CDM565113-2 , 585896-2 [3], 0841752 [18], 680513-2 [5]; Warner 2564614724 [24]  
   
John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Hickox Rec.: April 1980
LP: Argo ZRG934  
Cass: KZRC934; Decca 425156-4  
CD: London 425156-2; Decca 440323-2, 448170-2 [2], 470375-2 [2], 467601-2  
   
Brian Rayner Cook, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras Rec.: live Sept. 1980
Archive: NSA C961/23  
   
Thomas Hampson, Welsh National Opera Chorus & Orchestra, Charles Mackerras Rec: Aug. 1989
Cass: Argo 430206-4  
CD: Argo 430206-2; Decca 4783078 [8]  
   
Bryn Terfel, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox Rec.: Feb. 1993
CD: Chandos CHAN9214; CHAN10868  
   
Thomas Allen, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis Rec.: live Aug. 1993
Archive: NSA 1CD0066147  
   
Paul Whelan, Three Choirs Festival Chorus, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Donald Hunt Rec.: live Sept. 1996
Archive: NSA H7779/1  
   
Thomas Hampson, Bach Choir, BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox Rec.: live July 2004
CD: BBC Music Magazine BBCMM345  
   
Roderick Williams, Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir, Halle Orchestra, Mark Elder Rec.: live March 2011
CD: Halle CDHLL7535  
   
Leon Williams, Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Florida Orchestra, Stefan Sanderling Rec.: Jan. 2012
CD: Naxos 8.572764  
   
Johan Reuter, Aarhus Cathedral Choir, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra Choir, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Bo Holten Rec.: 2011 and 2012
CD: Danacord DACOCD732  
   
   
EINE MESSE DES LEBENS / A MASS OF LIFE [RTII/4]  
Rosina Raisbeck, (Sylvia Fisher), Monica Sinclair, Charles Craig, Bruce Boyce, London Philharmonic Choir, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestra, Thomas Beecham (in German) Rec. Nov. & Dec. 1952; Jan., Apr. & May 1953 [G324]
LP: Columbia 33CX1078/9 [2]; Fontana CFL1005/6 [2]; CBS 61182/3 [2]  
CD: [with talk] Sony SM2K89432 [2], in SX5K87342 [5]; Pristine PASC270  
(and download); Beulah 6PD4 [2]  
   
Heather Harper, Yvonne Minton, Ronald Dowd, John Cameron, mixed choirs, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (in English) Rec.: live Sept. 1966
Archive: NSA H5145/3  
   
Heather Harper, Helen Watts, Robert Tear, Benjamin Luxon, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves (in German) Rec.: March 1971
LP: HMV SLS958 [2]  
CD: CMS764218-2 [2], in 095405-2 [5], in 0841752 [18]; Warner 2564614724 [24]  
   
Kiri Te Kanawa, Pamela Bowden, Ronald Dowd, John Shirley-Quirk, BBC Chorus & Choral Society, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Norman Del Mar (in German) Rec.: live May 1971 (b/c June 1971)
CD: Intaglio INCD702-2 [2]  
Archive: Music Preserved A00360; NSA 1CD0061546  
   
Heather Harper, Sarah Walker, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Summers, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Scottish National Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (in German) Rec.: live Sept. 1984
Archive: NSA C961/7  
   
Teresa Cahill, Yvonne Minton, Justin Lavender, David Wilson-Johnson, Brabants Orchestra, Richard Armstrong  (Dutch Radio, in German) Rec.: May 1992
Archive: NSA 1CDR0027065-1CDR0027066  
   
Joan Rodgers, Jean Rigby, Nigel Robson, Peter Coleman-Wright, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Richard Hickox (in German) Rec.: live July 1996
Archive: NSA H7422/1  
   
Joan Rodgers, Jean Rigby, Nigel Robson, Peter Coleman-Wright, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Richard Hickox (in German) Rec.: July 1996
CD: CHAN9515 [2]  
   
Janice Watson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Andrew Kennedy, Alan Opie, Bach Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill (in German) Rec.: Nov. 2011
CD: Naxos 8.572861/2 [2]  
   
– Prelude to Part 2 No. 3  
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: February 1938 [G123]
78: unissued  
LP: in World Records SHB32 [5]  
CD: SOMM-BEECHAM 8; CD: Warner 9029586926 [7] (incorrectly titled)  
   
– Prelude to Part 2  
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: May 1948 [G259]
78: unissued  
LP: in World Records SHB32 [5]  
   
– Talks  
Sir Thomas Beecham’s radio talk on A Mass of Life, playing an extract on the piano Rec.: June 1951
LP: in World Records SHB32 [5]  
   
Introductory talk by Beecham Rec.: 1953?
CD: in Sony SM2K89432, in SX5K87342 [5]  
   
   
SONGS OF SUNSET [RTII/5]  
Olga Haley, Roy Henderson, London Select Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: Oct. 1934 [G’S’]
78: unissued  
CD: SOMM-BEECHAM 8 (without final section), SOMM BEECHAM 12-2 (complete, with 2 extra takes)  
   
Nancy Evans, Redvers Llewellyn, BBC Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: live Nov. 1946
Archive: NSA T11735 (incomplete)  
   
Nancy Evans, Redvers Llewellyn, BBC Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: Nov. 1946 [G209]
78: unissued  
LP: [omitting Cease smiling, dear] in World Records SHB54 [6]  
CD: (final section only) SOMM-BEECHAM 8;  
   
Maureen Forrester, John Cameron, Beecham Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: April 1957 [G417]
LP: HMV ALP1983, SXLP30440, EMI EM290323-3 [2]  
Cass: TC-SXLP30440, EM290323-5 [2]  
CD: CDS747509-8 [2], 575788-2, in 094653-2 [2], in 909915-2 [6]; Warner 9029586926 [7]  
   
Janet Baker, John Shirley-Quirk, Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves Rec.: June 1968
LP: HMV ASD2437; Musical Heritage Society MHS4567  
CD: CMS764218-2 [2], in 095405-2 [5], in  0841752  [18]  
   
Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Ambrosian Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Fenby Rec.: Dec.1986
Cass: Unicorn-Kanchana DKPC9063  
CD: DKPCD9063, UKCD2073; Heritage Records HTGCD700 [7]  
   
Sally Burgess, Bryn Terfel, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Richard Hickox Rec.: Feb. 1993
CD: Chandos CHAN9214, [‘They are not long’ only] CHAN10568 [2]; CHAN10868  
   
Henriette Bonde-Hansen, Johan Reuter, Aarhus Cathedral Choir and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra Choir, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Bo Holten Rec.: Oct. & Dec. 2011
CD: Danacord DACOCD721  
   
– They are not long, the weeping and the laughter  
Mark Stone, Stephen Barlow Rec.: Sept. & Dec. 2010
CD: Stone 5060192780062  
   
   
THE SONG OF THE HIGH HILLS [RTII/6]  
Royal Opera Amateur Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: live March 1936
Archive: NSA 1CDR0004376 (incomplete, with ‘wow’)  
   
BBC Choral Society, London Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult Rec.: live July 1946
Archive: NSA T11549 (with some breaks)  
   
Luton Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: live Oct. 1946
Archive: NSA T11549 (incomplete)  
   
Freda Hart, Leslie Jones, Luton Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham Rec.: Nov. 1946 [G203]
78: HMV DB6470/2, DB9151/3 (auto)  
LP: ALP1889; RCA LVT1045; in World Records SHB54 [6]  
CD: EMI CDM 764054-2; Naxos 8.110982/3 [2], in 909915-2 [6]; Warner 9029586926 [7]  
   
Miriam Bowen, Peter Bingham, Liverpool Philharmonic Chorus, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves Rec.: June 1973
LP: HMV ASD2958  
CD: EMI 585142-2 [2], 0841752 [18]; Warner 2564614724 [24]  
   
Rebecca Evans, Peter Hoare, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Rec.: live Dec. 1980
CD: Carlton BBC Radio Classics 15656 91332  
Archive: NSA NP4776BW  
   
Maryetta Midgley, Vernon Midgley, Ambrosian Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Fenby Rec.: April 1983
LP: Unicorn-Kanchana DKP9029  
Cass: DKPC9029  
CD: DKPCD9029, UKCD2071; Heritage Records HTGCD700 [7]  
   
Rebecca Evans, Peter Hoare, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras Rec.: Apr. 1993
CD: Decca London 443171-2, in 470375-2, in 473716-2 [3], 4783078 [8]  
   
Aarhus University Choir, Aarhus Chamber Choir, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Bo Holten Rec.: May 2001
CD: Danacord DACOCD592  
   
Rebecca Evans, Toby Spence, BBC Singers, BBC Philharmonic, Charles Mackerras Rec.: live July 2009
Archive: NSA BBC Worldwide CM0328  
   
Olivia Robinson, Christopher Bowen, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Andrew Davis Rec.: Oct. 2010
CD: Chandos CHSA5088  
   
– arr. for 2 pianos by Percy Grainger  
Simon Callaghan and Hiro Takenouchi Rec.: ?
CD: SOMMCD 0129  
   
   
AN ARABESQUE / EINE ARABESKE [RTII/7]  
Roy Henderson, London Select Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham (in English) Rec.: live Oct. 1934 [G ’S’]
78: unissued  
CD: SOMM-BEECHAM 8 (Leeds Festival)  
   
Einar Nørby, BBC Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham (in Danish) Rec.: Oct. 1955 [G364]
LP: Fontana CFL1009; Philips GL5690; Columbia ML5268 (US)  
CD: Sony MPK47680, SMK87966, in SX5K87342 [5]; Pristine PASC314 (and  
download)  
   
John Shirley-Quirk, Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves (in English) Rec.: June 1968
LP: ASD2437; Musical Heritage Society MHS4567  
CD: CMS764218-2 [2], in 095405-2 [5], 0841752 [18]; Warner 2564614724 [24]  
   
Thomas Allen, Ambrosian Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Fenby (in English) Rec.: Dec. 1986
Cass: DKPC9063  
CD: DKPCD9063, UKCD2076; Heritage Records HTGCD700 [7]  
   
Johan Reuter, Danish National Opera Chorus, Aarhus Chamber Choir, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Bo Holten (in Danish) Rec.: March 2000
CD: Danacord DACOCD536  
   
   
REQUIEM [RTII/8]  
Heather Harper, Thomas Hemsley, Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves  (in English) Rec.: live Nov. 1965 (b/c July 1966)
CD: Intaglio INCD702-2 [2]  
Archive: NSA 1CD0061546  
   
Heather Harper, John Shirley-Quirk, Royal Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Meredith Davies  (in English) Rec.: Feb. 1968
LP: HMV ASD2397, ED290027-1  
Cass: ED290027-4  
CD: CDZ575293-2, 0841752 [18]  
   
Rebecca Evans, Peter Coleman-Wright, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Richard Hickox  (in English) Rec.: July 1996
CD: Chandos CHAN9515  
   
   
SONGS OF FAREWELL [RTII/9]  
BBC Choral Society, Goldsmiths’ Choral Union, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent Rec.: live March 1950
Archive: NSA T11552 (missing no.3)  
   
Royal Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent Rec.: April 1964
LP: EMI ALP2097, ASD644, ED769534-1  
Cass: ED769534-4, TC-EMX2198  
CD: CD-EMX2198, CDM769534-2, CDZ575293-2, 764569-2, 0841752 [18], 955905-2 [2], Warner Classics 256463412-1 [18]  
   
Ambrosian Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Fenby Rec.: Feb. 1981
LP: Unicorn-Kanchana DKP9008/9 [2]; Musical Heritage Society MHS 824916L [2]  
Cass: RT9008/9 [2]  
CD: DKPCD9008/9 [2], UKCD2077; Heritage Records HTGCD700 [7]  
   
Three Choirs Festival Chorus, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Donald Hunt Rec.: live Aug. 1990
Archive: NSA B7259/1  
   
Waynflete Singers, members of Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox Rec.: Feb. 1993
CD: Chandos CHAN9214; CHAN10868  
   
BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek Rec.: live September 2012
Int: YouTube  [Proms]  
   
   
IDYLL [RTII/10]  
Sylvia Fisher, Jess Walters, BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli Rec.: live Feb.1954
CD: Barbirolli Society SJB1059/60 [2]  
   
Sylvia Fisher, Ronald Lewis, Hallé Orchestra, Basil Cameron (replacing Barbirolli) Rec.: live Aug. 1956
Archive: NSA T4585W  
   
Sylvia Fisher, Jess Walters, Hallé Orchestra, John Barbirolli Rec.: Dec. 1956
LP: Pye CCL30108, GGC4075, GSGC14075, GSGC2055  
Cass: NIXMC6003, ZCGC2055  
CD: NIXCD6003; Barbirolli Society CDSJB1005, SJB1059/60 [2]  
   
Heather Harper, John Shirley-Quirk, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Meredith Davies Rec.: Feb. 1968
LP: HMV ASD2397, ED290027-1  
Cass: ED290027-4  
CD: CDZ575293-2, 0841752 [18]  
   
Felicity Lott, Thomas Allen, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Fenby Rec.: Mar. 1981
LP: Unicorn-Kanchana DKP9008/9 [2]; Musical Heritage Society MHS 824916L [2]  
Cass: RT9008/9 [2]  
CD: DKPCD9008/9 [2], UKCD2073; Heritage Records HTGCD700 [7]  
   
Janice Watson, Andrew Kennedy, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill Rec.: Nov. 2011
CD: in Naxos 8.572861/2 [2]  
– see also Prelude to Margot la Rouge