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Elgar: String Quartet; Malcolm Arnold: Sonata for Strings; Robert Simpson: Allegro Deciso / Orch. of St. Paul's / Palmer
Elgar: String Quartet; Malcolm Arnold: Sonata for Strings; Robert Simpson: Allegro Deciso / Orch. of St. Paul's / Palmer

1 CD / Somm / 2015-06-09

Works: Edward Elgar: Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83; Malcolm Arnold: Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 118; Robert Simpson: Quartet for Strings No 3
Conductors: Palmer, Ben
Ensemble: ; Orchestra of St Paul's

This SOMM release brings together the premiere recordings of three works for string quartet in magnificent versions for string orchestra. The Elgar and Arnold Quartets...continue...
Recording information: St. Mary's Church, Walthamstow (03/24/2014-03/25/2014)....continue...
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Elgar: The Spirit of England; With Proud Thanksgiving; Carillon, Op. 75; Incidental music to Binyon's play 'Arthur' (premiere) / Judith Howarth, soprano; Simon Callow, speaker
Elgar: The Spirit of England; With Proud Thanksgiving; Carillon, Op. 75; Incidental music to Binyon's play 'Arthur' (premiere) / Judith Howarth, soprano; Simon Callow, speaker

1 CD / SOMM / 2015-02-10

Works: Edward Elgar: The Spirit of England, songs (3) for soprano/tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 80; With Proud Thanksgiving, for chorus, orchestra & organ; Carillon, Op. 75; King Arthur, incidental music
Performers: Howarth, Judith
Conductors: Wilson, John; Palmer, Bee
Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Paul's; Philharmonia Orchestra

Poet Laurence Binyon is known today for one famous verse from "For the Fallen," the complete poem being the most substantial part of Elgar's The...continue...
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SOMM 255
Edward Elgar: Music for Powick Asylum / Innovation Chamber Ensemble
Edward Elgar: Music for Powick Asylum / Innovation Chamber Ensemble

1 CD / SOMM / 2014-05-13

Works: Edward Elgar: Menuetto, for 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet & bassoon in B flat major; Movements (2), for oboe & string trio; Die Junge Kokette, quadrilles (5) for band; Maude, polka for band; L'Assomoir, q...
Performers: Beyers, Zoe [Orchestra Leader]; Brawn, Victoria [Oboe]; Tattersdill, John; Wilson, Duncan [Trombone]
Conductors: Collett, Barry
Ensemble: ; Innovation Chamber Ensemble

The first-ever recording of Music for Powick Asylum made with a professional orchestra! In 1879, the 21-year-old Elgar was appointed Bandmaster at the Worcester Country...continue...
Recording information: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)....continue...
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Elgar: The Longed-for Light - Elgar's Music in Wartime / Susan Gritton, soprano; BBC Concert Orch., Wilson
Elgar: The Longed-for Light - Elgar's Music in Wartime / Susan Gritton, soprano; BBC Concert Orch., Wilson

1 CD / SOMM / 2012-11-13

Works: Edward Elgar: Polonia, Op. 76; Carillon, Op. 75; Sospiri; Une voix dans le désert, for reciter & orchestra, Op. 77; Carissima; Le drapeau belge, for reciter & orchestra, Op. 79; Rosemary; The Sa...
Performers: Gritton, Susan
Conductors: Wilson, John

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
This recording, subtitled 'The Longed-for Light', is a collection of Elgar's shorter works composed during the first World War, an affair...continue...
Recording information: Watford Colosseum (02/13/2012-02/15/2012)....continue...
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Kodály: Music Makers, etc;  Elgar / Oxford Orchestra, etc
Kodály: Music Makers, etc; Elgar / Oxford Orchestra, etc

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Sarolta Kodály: Kodály's The Music Makers; Zoltán Kodály: The Music Makers, an Ode, for chorus & orchestra; Summer Evening (Nyári este), for orchestra; Edward Elgar: The Musi...
Performers: Kodaly, Sarolta
Conductors: Williams, Howard
Ensemble: Oxford Chamber Choir; Oxford Chamber Orchestra
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New Horizons - Karg-Ellert transcription of Elgar: Symphony no 1, etc / Mark Bebbington
New Horizons - Karg-Ellert transcription of Elgar: Symphony no 1, etc / Mark Bebbington

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55; Alan Bush: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in B minor, Op. 2
Performers: Bebbington, Mark

Your eyes have not deceived you. Indeed, this is a piano transcription of the Elgar First. Following its premiere, the demand for the Symphony was...continue...
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SOMM 69
Beecham Collection - Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36
Beecham Collection - Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma", etc

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Luigi Boccherini: Symphony in D major, G 490; André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Zémire et Azor, opera in 4 acts; Spoken Word: Work(s); Franz Liszt: Die Lorelei, song for voice & orchestra, ...
Performers: Beecham, Thomas, Sir [Conductor]; Civil, Alan; Raisbeck, Rosina
Conductors: Beecham, Thomas
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A concert program of works such as these featured on this recording was familiar fare in the Beecham years. The Boccherini and Gretry come from...continue...
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Elgar: Enigma Variations, Sea Pictures, In the South / Weldon, Philharmonia Orchestra, London SO
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Sea Pictures, In the South / Weldon, Philharmonia Orchestra, London SO

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: Edward Elgar: In the South (Alassio), Concert Overture, Op. 50; Sea Pictures, Op. 37; Enigma Variations
Conductors: Weldon, George
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

George Weldon had a colorful career as a conductor. He was the very popular chief conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra until he...continue...
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SOMM 73
Elgar: The Fringes of the Fleet
Elgar: The Fringes of the Fleet

1 CD / SOMM / 2011-10-11

Works: John Ansell: Plymouth Hoe (A Nautical Overture), for orchestra; Windjammer Overture, for pops orchestra; Edward Elgar: The Fringes of the Fleet, pieces (4) for baritone solo, 3 baritones & orchestra;...
Performers: Lester, Nicholas; Meikle, Laurence; Rock, Duncan; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Higgins, Tom

The major work on this recording is Elgar's The Fringes of the Fleet, here receiving its first fully professional orchestral recording in 92 years....continue...
Recording information: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London NW3 (05/09/2009/05/10/2009)....continue...
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