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Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 'Sinfonia antartica' / Sheila Armstrong, soprano
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 'Sinfonia antartica' / Sheila Armstrong, soprano

2 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2013-09-24

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 5 in D major; Symphony no 7 for soprano, small female chorus & orchestra with narrator ad lib ("Sinfonia Antarti
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: ; London Philharmonic Choir

Both of these concert recordings pre-date Haitink's studio recordings for EMI. The live environment adds a musical insight and spontaneity which is lacking in the...continue...
Recording information: Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London (11/27/1984/12/15/1994)....continue...
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Mozart: Requiem; Bruckner: Te Deum / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Sheila Armstrong. Barenboim
Mozart: Requiem; Bruckner: Te Deum / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Sheila Armstrong. Barenboim

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2013-02-26

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626; Anton Bruckner: Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Garrard, Don; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Pashley, Anne; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: ; New Philharmonia Orchestra Chorus

EMI Classics relaunches the popular EMI Master Series: The definitive series of great classical music from a trove of the most notable and revered classical...continue...
Recording information: All Saint's Church, Tooting, London....continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording EMI 332932
Orff: Carmina Burana / Sheila Armstrong, Gerald English, Thomas Allen
Orff: Carmina Burana / Sheila Armstrong, Gerald English, Thomas Allen

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-03-26

Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; English, Gerald
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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Carmina burana is fun: Carmina burana has emotions that are real. Those are the two distinctive points that come out very clearly in this...continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (11/25/1974-11/27/1974)....continue...
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A Handel Portrait
A Handel Portrait

42 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2011-05-31

Works: George Frederick Handel: The Water Music; Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349; Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; Handel - Bourée; Concerto for Oboe no 3 in G minor, HWV 287; C...
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Balzereit, Charlotte; Borgstede, Michael; Bosgraaf, Erik; Brett, Charles; Bury, Alison; Carolan, Lucy [Harpsichord]; Comberti, Micaela; Corti, Francesco; Gati, Istv...
Conductors: Clark, Robert Haydon; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Haenchen, Hartmut; Lubbock, John; Szostak, Zdzislav; Rolla, János [Violin]; Vitale, Marco; Matt, Nicol; ; Willcocks, David; Wentz, Jed; Cleobury, St...
Ensemble: ; Brandenburg Consort; Consort of London; L'Ecole d'Orphée ; Musica ad Rhenum

A wider survey of Handel’s output could scarcely be imagined, making this the perfect introduction to one of 'our' musical geniuses, whether you are English,...continue...

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BLC 94214
20th Century Classics: Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
20th Century Classics: Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-08-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Fantasia on Greensleeves; The Wasps; The lark ascending; Flos campi; Variants (5) of 'Dives and Lazarus'; Norfolk Rhapsody no 1 in E mino...
Performers: Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Balmer, Christopher; Bowen, Kenneth; Burrowes, Norma; Case, John Carol; Chang, Sarah [Violin]; Dickerson, Bernard; Evans, Wynford; Hayward, Marie; K...
Conductors: Barbirolli, John; Handley, Vernon; Haitink, Bernard; Willcocks, David; Boult, Adrian;
Ensemble: ; London Early Music Group
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EMI 279102A
André Previn - The Great Recordings - The LSO Years 1971-1980
André Previn - The Great Recordings - The LSO Years 1971-1980

10 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-05-19

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie; Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Images for Orchestra; Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony ...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Beroff, Michel [Piano]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; English, Gerald; Haendel, Ida; Lloyd, Peter [Flute]; Loriod, Jeanne; Previn, Andre [Conductor/P...
Conductors: Previn, Andre
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

On April 6, 2009 the musical world celebrated the 80th birthday of one of the most versatile musicians, Andre Previn. Born in Berlin but based...continue...
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EMI 679692
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Paavo, Järvi; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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EMI 175262C
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
Vaughan Williams - The Collector's Edition / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

30 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Symphony no 8 in D minor; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra ("Pastoral"...
Performers: Adler, Larry; Allen, Thomas; Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Aronowitz, Cecil; Asch, David van; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Balmain, Ian; Barlo...
Conductors: Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Silvestri, Constantin; Banks, Eric; Groves, Charles, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm; Barbirolli, John; Hickox, Richard; O'Brien, Brendan; Davies, Meredith; Willcocks, David; Ro...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Madrigal Singers; London Music Group; London Philharmonic Orch...

This 30-CD budget boxed set contains all of the hits, as well as other gems such as 'A Sea Symphony', 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols', 'On...continue...
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Stokowski conducts Baroque Masterworks
Stokowski conducts Baroque Masterworks

2 CD / Cala Records / 2008-07-01

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bean, Hugh; Bowen, Kenneth; Cameron, John
Conductors: Stokowski, Leopold
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
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CALA 538
The Essential Vaughan Williams / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al
The Essential Vaughan Williams / Willcocks, Boult, Bean, Barbirolli, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending; Linden Lea; Fantasia on Greensleeves; House of life; English Folk Song Suite; The Vagabond ("Give to me the life I love"), song for voice & piano (or orche...
Performers: Angas, Richard; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Asch, David van; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bayl, Benjamin; Bean, Hugh; Bostridge, Ian; Bowen, Kenneth; Burrowes, Norma; Case, John C...
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Barbirolli, John; ; Marriner, Sir Neville; Willcocks, David; Bishop, Christopher; Neary, Martin; Moore, Philip; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; King's College Choir, Cambridge; London Music Group; London Symphony Orchestra; The Wallace Collection; Winchester Cathedral Choir; York Minster Choir

This essential collection presents 30 Vaughan Williams favorites on 2 CDs. It includes such classic recordings as 'The Lark Ascending' with Hugh Bean, the 'Tallis...continue...
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EMI 079922
Elgar: The Collector's Edition
Elgar: The Collector's Edition

30 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-11-06

Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55; Introduction and Allegro, for string quartet & string orchestra in G major, Op. 47; Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63; Elegy for Strings, Op. ...
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bean, Hugh; Ben-Tovim, Atarah; Borg, Kim; Bramma, Harry; Cahill, Teresa; Case, John Carol; Chapman, Michael; du Pré...
Conductors: Barbirolli, John; Groves, Charles, Sir; Handley, Vernon; Boult, Adrian; Collingwood, Lawrance; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Hickox, Richard; Robinson, Christopher; del Mar, Norman; ...
Ensemble: ; Allegri String Quartet

Following the releases of the Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert Collector's Edition Boxed sets, EMI Classics is now proud to present the Elgar Collector's Edition. To...continue...
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EMI 036032
George Frideric Handel: Semele
George Frideric Handel: Semele

2 CD / Musical Concepts / 2007-10-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Semele
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Deller, Mark; Fleet, Edgar; Lester, Harold; Palmer, Felicity; Taylor, Neilson; Tear, Robert; Vocals], Justino Diaz [Bass Baritone
Conductors: Somary, Johannes
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MSLC 2003
Vaughan Williams: The Sons of Light;  Holst, Parry
Vaughan Williams: The Sons of Light; Holst, Parry

1 CD / Lyrita / 2007-09-04

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Sons of Light; Gustav Holst: The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18; Hubert Parry: Ode on the Nativity, for soprano, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Cahill, Teresa
Conductors: Willcocks, David; Atherton, David
Ensemble: ; London Symphony Orchestra

Legendary performances on CD for the first time! The Sons of Light was commissioned for the Schools Music Association. The composer's wife wrote the text,...continue...
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LYTA 270
Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works / Haitink, Chang
Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works / Haitink, Chang

7 CD / Warner Classics / 2004-11-02

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"; A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis; Symphony no 3 for soprano or tenor & orchestra...
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bostridge, Ian; Chang, Sarah [Violin]; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Roocroft, Amanda; Summers, Jonathan
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Choir; London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Gemini - Beethoven: Symphonies no 6, 8 & 9 / Giulini
Gemini - Beethoven: Symphonies no 6, 8 & 9 / Giulini

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2004-06-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"; Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93; Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Shirley-Quirk, John; Tear, Robert
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra
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EMI 854902
Handel: Semele / Somary, Armstrong, Watts, Tear, et al
Handel: Semele / Somary, Armstrong, Watts, Tear, et al

2 CD / Vanguard /

Works: George Frederick Handel: Semele
Performers: Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Fleet, Edgar; Lester, Harold; Taylor, Neilson; Tear, Robert; Vocals], Justino Diaz [Bass Baritone
Conductors: Somary, Johannes
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

Semele (1744) is a story of love, ambition and betrayal, illustrated by some of Handel's most memorable music. A stellar cast of oratorio specialists, acclaimed...continue...
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