Vernon Handley

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The widely seen conductor Handley was known particularly for his dozens of recordings of music by composers of the British Isles.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Elgar: Symphony No. 1
1980 Elgar: Symphony No. 1 EMI Music Distribution
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Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches 1-5; Sea Pictures
1981 Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches 1-5; Sea Pictures EMI Music Distribution
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Elgar: Symphony No. 2
1981 Elgar: Symphony No. 2 EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: Job
1984 Vaughan Williams: Job EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture; Delius: Summer Night on the River
1984 Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture; Delius: Summer Night on the River Chandos
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Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending; Dives & Lazarus; The Wasps Suite
1985 Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending; Dives & Lazarus; The Wasps Suite EMI Music Distribution
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Britten: Four Sea Interludes/Passacaglia/Bridge: Suite The Sea/Bax: On The Sea-Shore
1986 Britten: Four Sea Interludes/Passacaglia/Bridge: Suite The Sea/Bax: On The Sea-Shore Chandos
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Finzi: Cello Concerto; Leighton: Suite 'Veris Gratia'
1986 Finzi: Cello Concerto; Leighton: Suite 'Veris Gratia' Chandos
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Frederick Delius: Florida Suite/North County Sketches
1986 Frederick Delius: Florida Suite/North County Sketches Chandos
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Sir Arnold Bax: Spring Fire; Symphonic Scherzo; Northern Ballad No.2
1986 Sir Arnold Bax: Spring Fire; Symphonic Scherzo; Northern Ballad No.2 Chandos
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Virtuoso Kettledrum Concertos
1986 Virtuoso Kettledrum Concertos Koch Schwann
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Simpson: Symphony Nos. 6 & 7
1987 Simpson: Symphony Nos. 6 & 7 Hyperion
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Sir Arthur Bliss: A Colour Symphony; Checkmate Suite
1987 Sir Arthur Bliss: A Colour Symphony; Checkmate Suite Chandos
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Flos Campi-Suite
1987 Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Flos Campi-Suite EMI Music Distribution
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Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1; Sigurd Jorsalfar; Symphonic Dances; Two Elegiac Melodies
1987 Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1; Sigurd Jorsalfar; Symphonic Dances; Two Elegiac Melodies Chandos
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Robert Simpson: Symphony No. 9
1988 Robert Simpson: Symphony No. 9 Hyperion
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Vaughan Williams: The Nine Symphonies
1988 Vaughan Williams: The Nine Symphonies EMI Music Distribution
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E.J. Moeran: Symphony in G Minor; Overture for a Masque
1988 E.J. Moeran: Symphony in G Minor; Overture for a Masque Chandos
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Stanford: Symphony No. 5; Irish Rhapsody No. 4
1988 Stanford: Symphony No. 5; Irish Rhapsody No. 4 Chandos
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Stanford: Symphony No. 6; Irish Rhapsody No. 1
1988 Stanford: Symphony No. 6; Irish Rhapsody No. 1 Chandos
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Delius Orchestral Works
1989 Delius Orchestral Works EMI Music Distribution
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Charles Villiers Stanford: Piano Concerto No. 2; Concert Variations upon an English Theme "Down Among the Dead Men"
1989 Charles Villiers Stanford: Piano Concerto No. 2; Concert Variations upon an English Theme "Down Among the Dead Men" Chandos
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E.J. Moeran: Three Rhapsodies; In the Mountain Country
1989 E.J. Moeran: Three Rhapsodies; In the Mountain Country Chandos
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Elgar: Cello Concerto arr. Viola; Bax: Phantasy for Viola & Orchestra
1989 Elgar: Cello Concerto arr. Viola; Bax: Phantasy for Viola & Orchestra Conifer
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Rutland Boughton: Symphony No 03/Oboe Concerto No 01
1989 Rutland Boughton: Symphony No 03/Oboe Concerto No 01 Hyperion
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Sir Arnold Bax: Choral Works
1989 Sir Arnold Bax: Choral Works Chandos
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Walton: Symphony No. 1; Variations on a Theme by Hindemith
1989 Walton: Symphony No. 1; Variations on a Theme by Hindemith EMI Music Distribution
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William Walton: Sinfonia Concertante; John Ireland: Piano Concerto; Frank Bridge: Phantasm for Piano and Orchestra
1989 William Walton: Sinfonia Concertante; John Ireland: Piano Concerto; Frank Bridge: Phantasm for Piano and Orchestra Dutton Digital
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Brahms: Serenade No. 1; Variations on a Theme by Haydn
1989 Brahms: Serenade No. 1; Variations on a Theme by Haydn Chandos
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Classical Favourites with the Ulster Orchestra
1989 Classical Favourites with the Ulster Orchestra Chandos
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Dvorák: Violin Concerto; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
1990 Dvorák: Violin Concerto; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 EMI Music Distribution
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Moeran: Violin Concerto
1990 Moeran: Violin Concerto Chandos
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Moeran: Serenade in G; Nocturne; Warlock: Capriol Suite; Serenade
1990 Moeran: Serenade in G; Nocturne; Warlock: Capriol Suite; Serenade Chandos
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Vaughan Williams: Partita for Double String Orchestra; Concerto for Oboe & Strings; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
1991 Vaughan Williams: Partita for Double String Orchestra; Concerto for Oboe & Strings; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis EMI Music Distribution
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Elgar: Violin Concerto
1991 Elgar: Violin Concerto EMI Music Distribution
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An Irish Rhapsody: The Music of Bax, Moeran, Stanford, Harty
1991 An Irish Rhapsody: The Music of Bax, Moeran, Stanford, Harty Chandos
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Malcolm Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
1991 Malcolm Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 Conifer
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Stanford: Symphony No. 2 in D minor; Clarinet Concerto
1991 Stanford: Symphony No. 2 in D minor; Clarinet Concerto Chandos
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Brahms, Sibelius: Violin Concertos
1992 Brahms, Sibelius: Violin Concertos EMI Music Distribution
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Stanford: Symphony No. 4 in F major; Irish Rhapsody No. 6; Oedipus Rex Prelude
1992 Stanford: Symphony No. 4 in F major; Irish Rhapsody No. 6; Oedipus Rex Prelude Chandos
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Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi; An English Mass
1992 Herbert Howells: Hymnus Paradisi; An English Mass Hyperion
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Herbert Howells: Piano Concerto No. 2; Concerto for Strings; Three Dances
1992 Herbert Howells: Piano Concerto No. 2; Concerto for Strings; Three Dances Hyperion
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Robert Simpson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4
1992 Robert Simpson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 Hyperion
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Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Symphony No. 1/Irish Rhapsody No. 2
1992 Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Symphony No. 1/Irish Rhapsody No. 2 Chandos
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Vaughan Williams: Piano Concertos; John Foulds: Dynamic Triptych
1992 Vaughan Williams: Piano Concertos; John Foulds: Dynamic Triptych Lyrita
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Granville Bantock: Pagan Symphony; Fifine at the Fair; Two Heroic Ballads
1992 Granville Bantock: Pagan Symphony; Fifine at the Fair; Two Heroic Ballads Hyperion
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Nilsson: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Suite for Grand Piano
1992 Nilsson: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Suite for Grand Piano Caprice Records
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William Walton: Symphony No. 1; Prelude and Fugue
1993 William Walton: Symphony No. 1; Prelude and Fugue Sanctuary
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Stanford: Irish Rhapsodies; Clarinet Concerto
1994 Stanford: Irish Rhapsodies; Clarinet Concerto Chandos
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Eugene Goosens: Symphony No. 2; Concertino for Strings; Fantasy for Winds
1994 Eugene Goosens: Symphony No. 2; Concertino for Strings; Fantasy for Winds ABC Classics
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Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No. 2; Concerto for 2 pianos; etc.
1994 Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No. 2; Concerto for 2 pianos; etc. Conifer Classics
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Rubbra: Violin & Viola Concertos
1994 Rubbra: Violin & Viola Concertos Conifer
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Stanford: Symphonies 1-7
1994 Stanford: Symphonies 1-7 Chandos
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6; Symphony No. 9
1995 Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6; Symphony No. 9 EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: Sinfornia Antarica; Serenade to Music
1995 Vaughan Williams: Sinfornia Antarica; Serenade to Music EMI Music Distribution
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Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frederick Delius: Piano Concertos; Gerald Finzi: Eclogue
1995 Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frederick Delius: Piano Concertos; Gerald Finzi: Eclogue EMI Music Distribution
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Geoffrey Bush: Overture, Yorick; Music for Orchestra; Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
1995 Geoffrey Bush: Overture, Yorick; Music for Orchestra; Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 Lyrita
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Granville Bantock: The Cyprian Goddess; The Helena Variations; Dante and Beatrice
1995 Granville Bantock: The Cyprian Goddess; The Helena Variations; Dante and Beatrice Hyperion
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Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Lyric Suite; Piano Concerto
1996 Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Lyric Suite; Piano Concerto Chandos
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Malcolm Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
1996 Malcolm Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 Conifer
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Malcolm Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5
1996 Malcolm Arnold: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 Conifer
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Arnold: Symphony No.9; Concertino for Oboe and Strings; Fantasy for Oboe
1997 Arnold: Symphony No.9; Concertino for Oboe and Strings; Fantasy for Oboe Conifer
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Finzi: Dies natalis
1997 Finzi: Dies natalis Conifer
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Bliss: A Colour Symphony; The Enchantress; Cello Concerto
1997 Bliss: A Colour Symphony; The Enchantress; Cello Concerto Chandos
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Bantock: Sappho; Sapphic Poem
1997 Bantock: Sappho; Sapphic Poem Hyperion
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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2
1998 Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 Intersound
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Malcolm Arnold: Philharmonic Concerto; Anniversay Ouvertre; Peterloo Overture; Etc.
1998 Malcolm Arnold: Philharmonic Concerto; Anniversay Ouvertre; Peterloo Overture; Etc.
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Choral Songs of Sir Edward Elgar
1998 Choral Songs of Sir Edward Elgar Hyperion
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Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries; Overtures to Rienzi, The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser; etc.
1998 Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries; Overtures to Rienzi, The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser; etc. Intersound
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Moeran: Symphony in G minor; Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
1999 Moeran: Symphony in G minor; Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra Chandos
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Bax: The Bard of the Dimbovitza; In Memoriam; Concertante for Piano and Orchestra
1999 Bax: The Bard of the Dimbovitza; In Memoriam; Concertante for Piano and Orchestra Chandos
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Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Nocturne; Overtures
1999 Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Nocturne; Overtures Chandos
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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3, 5 & 8
1999 Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3, 5 & 8 RCA
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Hubert Clifford: Symphony 1940; Edgar Bainton: Symphony No. 2
1999 Hubert Clifford: Symphony 1940; Edgar Bainton: Symphony No. 2 Chandos
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John McCabe: Of Time and the River; Flute Concerto
1999 John McCabe: Of Time and the River; Flute Concerto Hyperion
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Russian Spectacular
2000 Russian Spectacular EMI Music Distribution
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Frederick Delius: Florida Suite; North Country Sketches; On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Air and Dance
2000 Frederick Delius: Florida Suite; North Country Sketches; On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Air and Dance Chandos
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Bantock: Thalaba the Destroyer
2001 Bantock: Thalaba the Destroyer Hyperion
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Bruch, Brahms: Violin Concertos
2001 Bruch, Brahms: Violin Concertos EMI Music Distribution
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Elgar: Enigma Variations; Serenade for Strings; Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Fantasia on a Theme
2001 Elgar: Enigma Variations; Serenade for Strings; Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending; Fantasia on Greensleeves; Fantasia on a Theme EMI Music Distribution
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In a Summer Garden: The Music of Delius
2002 In a Summer Garden: The Music of Delius EMI Classics / EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony; Symphony No. 4 in F minor; English Folk Song Suite
2002 Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony; Symphony No. 4 in F minor; English Folk Song Suite EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: Job; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
2002 Vaughan Williams: Job; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartcia; Serenade to Music; Partita for double string orchestra
2002 Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartcia; Serenade to Music; Partita for double string orchestra EMI Music Distribution
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Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne; Fauré: Masques et bergamasques; Pavane
2002 Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne; Fauré: Masques et bergamasques; Pavane EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor; Symphony No. 9 in E minor; Fantasia for Greensleeves
2002 Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor; Symphony No. 9 in E minor; Fantasia for Greensleeves EMI Music Distribution
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Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat; Sea Pictures
2002 Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat; Sea Pictures EMI Classics / EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D; Flos campi; Oboe Concerto
2002 Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D; Flos campi; Oboe Concerto EMI Music Distribution
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Elgar: Symphony No. 1; Pomp and Circumstance
2002 Elgar: Symphony No. 1; Pomp and Circumstance EMI Classics / EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
2002 Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony EMI Music Distribution
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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius; Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
2002 Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius; Walton: Belshazzar's Feast EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: The Nine Symphonies; Job
2003 Vaughan Williams: The Nine Symphonies; Job EMI Music Distribution
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Classics for Pleasure: Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Intermezzo; Irmelin Prelude; Sleigh Ride
2003 Classics for Pleasure: Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Intermezzo; Irmelin Prelude; Sleigh Ride EMI Music Distribution
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Elgar: Falstaff; Wand of Youth Suites Nos. 1 & 2
2003 Elgar: Falstaff; Wand of Youth Suites Nos. 1 & 2 Warner Classics
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Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings; Violin Concerto; Tippett; Concerto for double string orchestra
2003 Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings; Violin Concerto; Tippett; Concerto for double string orchestra EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan-Williams: Symphonies Nos. 2, 8
2003 Vaughan-Williams: Symphonies Nos. 2, 8 EMI Classics
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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Lt. Kijé Suite
2003 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Lt. Kijé Suite Warner Classics
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George Dyson: St. Paul's Voyage to Melita; Agincourt
2003 George Dyson: St. Paul's Voyage to Melita; Agincourt SOMM
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Bax: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2
2003 Bax: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 Chandos
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Bantock: The Song of Songs; The Wilderness and the Lositary Place; Pierrot of the Minute; Overture to a Greek Tragedy
2003 Bantock: The Song of Songs; The Wilderness and the Lositary Place; Pierrot of the Minute; Overture to a Greek Tragedy Hyperion
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Elgar: Organ Sonata; The Wand of Youth
2003 Elgar: Organ Sonata; The Wand of Youth EMI Music Distribution
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Moeran: Symphony in G minor; Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra; Overture for a Masque
2004 Moeran: Symphony in G minor; Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra; Overture for a Masque Chandos
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Stanford: Six Irish Rhapsodies; Piano Concerto No. 2; Down among the Dead Men
2004 Stanford: Six Irish Rhapsodies; Piano Concerto No. 2; Down among the Dead Men Chandos
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Classical Favourites
2004 Classical Favourites Chandos Collect / Chandos
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Delius: Summer Night on the River; Vaughan Williams: Overture to "The Wasps"
2004 Delius: Summer Night on the River; Vaughan Williams: Overture to "The Wasps" Chandos
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Morean: Rhapsodies Nos.1 & 2; In the Mountain Country; etc.
2004 Morean: Rhapsodies Nos.1 & 2; In the Mountain Country; etc. Chandos
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Eugene Goossens: Orchestral Works
2005 Eugene Goossens: Orchestral Works ABC Classics
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Elgar: Violin Concerto; Introduction & Allegro
2006 Elgar: Violin Concerto; Introduction & Allegro EMI Classics
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Elgar: Violin Concerto; Chausson: Poème
2006 Elgar: Violin Concerto; Chausson: Poème Avie
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Arnold Bax: Tone Poems
2006 Arnold Bax: Tone Poems Chandos
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Handley Conducts Arnold
2006 Handley Conducts Arnold London Philharmonic Orchestra
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York Bowen: Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto
2006 York Bowen: Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto Dutton Vocalion
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Granville Bantock: Overture to a Greek Tragedy; Josef Holbrooke: The Birds of Rhiannon; Cyril Rootham: Symphony No. 1
2007 Granville Bantock: Overture to a Greek Tragedy; Josef Holbrooke: The Birds of Rhiannon; Cyril Rootham: Symphony No. 1 Lyrita
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Bantock: Orchestral Music
2007 Bantock: Orchestral Music Hyperion
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Chisholm: Symphony No. 2; Hold: The Unreturning Spring; Fogg: See Sheen; Merok
2007 Chisholm: Symphony No. 2; Hold: The Unreturning Spring; Fogg: See Sheen; Merok Dutton Vocalion
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Bantock: Omar Khayyám
2007 Bantock: Omar Khayyám Chandos
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Finzi: Nocturne; Severn Rhapsody; Eclogue; etc
2007 Finzi: Nocturne; Severn Rhapsody; Eclogue; etc Lyrita
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Handley Conducts Bax, Bridge, Britten & Stanford
2007 Handley Conducts Bax, Bridge, Britten & Stanford Chandos
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John Joubert: Symphony No. 1
2007 John Joubert: Symphony No. 1 Lyrita
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Patrick Hadley: The Trees So High; Gerald Finzi: Intimations of Immortality
2007 Patrick Hadley: The Trees So High; Gerald Finzi: Intimations of Immortality Lyrita
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Russian Spectacular
2007 Russian Spectacular EMI Music Distribution
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Bainton: Symphony No. 3; Boughton: Symphony No. 1 "Oliver Cromwell"
2007 Bainton: Symphony No. 3; Boughton: Symphony No. 1 "Oliver Cromwell" Dutton Vocalion
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York Bowen: Piano Concerto No. 2; Piano Concerto No. 3; Symphonic Fantasia, Op. 16
2007 York Bowen: Piano Concerto No. 2; Piano Concerto No. 3; Symphonic Fantasia, Op. 16 Epoch Records
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Elgar: Cello Concerto
2008 Elgar: Cello Concerto EMI Classics / Warner Classics
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William Busch: Cello Concerto; Piano Concerto
2008 William Busch: Cello Concerto; Piano Concerto Lyrita
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Premieres & Encores
2008 Premieres & Encores Lyrita
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Bax: Tone Poems, Vol. 2
2008 Bax: Tone Poems, Vol. 2 Chandos
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Delius: Brigg Fair; Choral and Orchestral Miniatures
2009 Delius: Brigg Fair; Choral and Orchestral Miniatures EMI Classics / Warner Classics
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John Joubert, William Mathias: First Symphonies
2010 John Joubert, William Mathias: First Symphonies Lyrita
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Cyril Rootham: Symphony No. 2; Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity
2015 Cyril Rootham: Symphony No. 2; Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity Lyrita
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Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: Job; The Pilgrim's Progress
Vaughan Williams: Job; The Pilgrim's Progress Carlton
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Songs of the Auvergne
Songs of the Auvergne EMI Music Distribution
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Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony No. 2/Symphony No. 8 In D Minor
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony No. 2/Symphony No. 8 In D Minor EMI Music Distribution
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The Malcolm Arnold Edition, Vol. 3: Orchestral, Brass & Piano Music
The Malcolm Arnold Edition, Vol. 3: Orchestral, Brass & Piano Music Decca
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Rubbra: Symphony No.4; Piano Concerto in G; Soliloquy For Cello & Orchestra
Rubbra: Symphony No.4; Piano Concerto in G; Soliloquy For Cello & Orchestra Carlton Classics
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Ferderick Delius: A Song of Summer; Brigg Fair; In a Summer Garden; Eventyr
Ferderick Delius: A Song of Summer; Brigg Fair; In a Summer Garden; Eventyr EMI Music Distribution
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Icon: Vernon Handley - Champion of British Music
Icon: Vernon Handley - Champion of British Music EMI Classics / Warner Classics
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Elgar: The Starlight Express
Elgar: The Starlight Express EMI Classics
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Elgar: The Starlight Express; Delius: Hassan
Elgar: The Starlight Express; Delius: Hassan EMI Music Distribution
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Elgar: Sea Pictures; Symphony No. 1
Elgar: Sea Pictures; Symphony No. 1 London Philharmonic Orchestra / LPO
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Elgar: Enigma Variations; Introduction and Allegro; Serenade for Strings
Elgar: Enigma Variations; Introduction and Allegro; Serenade for Strings EMI Music Distribution
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Delius: Hassan
Delius: Hassan EMI Music Distribution
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The Delius Collection
The Delius Collection Heritage
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Brahms: Overtures Op. 80, 81; Haydn Variations Op. 56a; Serenade No. 2
Brahms: Overtures Op. 80, 81; Haydn Variations Op. 56a; Serenade No. 2 Brilliant Classics
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