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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
A discography of symphonies
Prepared by Michael Herman

This is an extract from the full British symphonies discography.

Links to individual works
A sea symphony A London symphony A pastoral symphony
Symphony 4 Symphony 5 Symphony 6
Sinfonia antartica Symphony 8 Symphony 9

Complete Symphonies

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1952–8)
DECCA 473 241-2DC5 (5 CDs) (2004)
(see individual symphony listings below for further details)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra & New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + English Folk Song Suite, Fantasia on Greensleeves, In the Fen Country, The Lark Ascending, Norfolk Rhapsody No 1, Serenade to Music, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Job, and The Wasps)
EMI 573924-2 (8 CDs) (2000)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Job - A Masque for Dancing, The Lark Ascending, Fantasia on Greensleeves, The Wasps Overture and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
WARNER CLASSICS 256461730-2 (6 CDs) (2004)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + In the Fen Country, The Lark Ascending, Norfolk Rhapsody No 1, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and On Wenlock Edge)
EMI 586 026-2 (7 CDs) (2004)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Oboe Concerto, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves, English Folk Song Suite, Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus and Partita for Double String Orchestra)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 5757602 (7 CDs) (2002)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
(+ Concerto Accademico, Tuba Concerto, The England of Elizabeth and The Wasps Overture)
RCA RED SEAL 82876 557082 (6 CDs) (2004)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves, Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus, Quick March-Sea Songs, Flourish For Glorious John and Norfolk Rhapsody No 1)
RCA RED SEAL 090266146024 (6 CDs) (1993)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
CHANDOS CHAN 9087 (5 CDs) (1992)

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Symphony No. 1 "A Sea Symphony" (1909)

Kazuyoshi Akiyama/Sakae Himoto (soprano)/Koichi Tajiona (baritone)/Osaka Philharmonic Chorus/Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
NIPPON COLUMBIA OP 7103 (LP) (1973)

Howard Arman/Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)/Tommi Hakala (baritone)
MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) Radio Choir/MDR Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig(rec. 2007)
MDR KONZERTE VKJK 0731 (2011)

Sir Adrian Boult/Isobel Baillie (soprano), John Cameron (baritone), London Philharmonic Chorus/London Philharmonic Orchestra
BELART 4501442 (1994)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2907-8 [2 LPs]) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/Sheila Armstrong (soprano), John Carol Case (baritone), London Philharmonic Chorus/London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI CDC 64016
(original LP release: HMV SLS 780 (2 LPs) (1968)

Paul Daniel/Joan Rodgers (soprano), Christopher Maltman (baritone), Bournemouth Chorus/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
NAXOS 8.557059 (2003)

Sir Andrew Davis/Amanda Roocroft (soprano),Thomas Hampson (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus/BBC Symphony Orchestra
TELDEC 4509945502 (1995)

Bernard Haitink/Felicity Lott (soprano), Jonathan Summers (baritone), London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI CDC CDC7 49911-2 (1990)

Vernon Handley/Joan Rodgers (soprano), William Shimell (baritone), Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2142 (1989)

Richard Hickox/Margaret Marshall (soprano), Stephen Roberts (baritone), London Symphony Chorus (amateur)/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Hodie)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968934-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS 790843-2 (1989)

Richard Hickox/Susan Gritton (soprano), Gerald Finley (baritone), London Symphony Chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + The Wasps Overture)
CHANDOS CHSA 5047 (2007)

André Previn/Heather Harper (soprano), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Chorus (amateur)/ London Symphony Orchestra
RCA RED SEAL RD89689 (1987)
(original LP release: RCA SER 5585) (1970)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/T.Smoryakova (soprano), B. Vasiliev (baritone), Leningrad Musical Society Conductors’ Choir, Rimsky-Korsakov Musical School Choir/USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA SUCD 10-00234 (1991)

Sir Malcolm Sargent/Elaine Blighton (soprano), John Cameron (baritone), BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society, Christchurch Harmonic Choir New Zealand/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec.1965)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 5691502 (1995)

Leonard Slatkin/BenitaValente (soprano), Thomas Allen (baritone), Philharmonia Chorus/ Philharmonia Orchestra
RCARED SEAL 09026611972 (1993)

Leonard Slatkin/ Joan Rodgers (soprano), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus, Philharmonic Chorus, Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir/BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 24 (2004)

Robert Spano/Christine Goerke (soprano), Brett Polegato (baritone), Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
TELARC CD80588 (2003)

Bryden Thomson/Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
CHANDOS CHAN 8764 (1989)

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Symphony No. 2 " A London Symphony" (1914, rev. 1920 & 1936)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + The Wasps Overture)
NAXOS 8.550734 (1994)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDSJB1021 (2001)
(original LP release: PYE CCL30104) (1957)

Sir John Barbirolli/London Symphony Orchestra
( + John Ireland: London Obverture)
EMI CDM5 65109-2 (1994)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2305) (1967)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Partita for Double String Orchestra) (1994)
BELART 461 008-2 (1995)  
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2693) (1952)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI CDC7 47213-2 (1986)
(original LP release: ASD 2740) (1971)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
TELDEC 90858-2 (1993)

Sir Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto)
HALLÉ CDHLL 7529 (2011)

Sir Eugene Goossens/Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra (1920 version, rec. 1941)
( + Benjamin Overture to an Italian Comedy, Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Walton Concerto for Violin and Orchestra {Jascha Heifetz – violin})
BIDDULPH WHL016 (1993)
(original LP release {attributed to "Cromwell Symphony Orchestra"}: RCA CAMDEN CAL 186) (1952)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI CDC7 49394-2 (1988)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Prelude & Fugue)
EMI 586592-2 (2006)
(original LP release: Classics for Pleasure CFP40286) (1978)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 8)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2209 (1993)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra (original version)
( + Butterworth: The Banks of Greenwillow)
CHANDOS CHSA 9902 (2001)

Owain Arwel Hughes/National Youth Orchestra of Wales
( + Mathias: Celtic Dances)
DIVINE ART DDV 24135 (2009)

Owain Arwel Hughes/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cockaigne Overture and Ireland: A London Overture)
ASV CDDCA634 (2 CDs) (1989)

Roger Norrington/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Serenade to Music)
Decca 467 047-2DH (2000)
André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Accademico {James Oliver Buswell - violin} and The Wasps Overture)
RCA 60581-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6860) (1972)

André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Lark Ascending {Barry Griffiths – violin})
TELARC CD80138 (1987) 

Sir Malcolm Sargent/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
(included in specially issued set "Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Collector’ Choice")
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 4677 (10 CDs) (2000)
Christopher Seaman/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 {Eva Kupiec – piano} & Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice)
MSO LIVE 476 8363 (2 CDs) (2005)

Christopher Seaman/Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade to Music)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU807567 (2012)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis and Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1)
RCA Red Seal 09026611932 (1993)
Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso)
CHANDOS CHAN 8629 (1989)

Sir Henry Wood/Queen’s Hall Orchestra (rec. 1936)
( + Serenade to Music and The Wasps Overture)
DUTTON LABORATORIES  CDAX8004 (1993)

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Symphony No. 3 "A Pastoral Symphony" (1921)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
NAXOS 8.502503 (2006)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
BELART 461 118-2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2787) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/Margaret Price (soprano)/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
EMI CDC7 47214-2  (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2538) (1970)

Sir Adrian Boult/Valerie Hill (soprano)/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1966)
( + Symphony No. 6)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 5691642 (1995)

Sir Andrew Davis/ Patricia Rozario (soprano)/ BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
TELDEC 0630-13139-2  (1997)

Bernard Haitink/ Amanda Roocroft (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
EMI CD556564-2 (1998)

Vernon Handley/Alison Barlow (soprano)/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 4)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2192 (1992)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Norfolk Rhapsodies Nos. 1 & 2 and The Running Set)
CHANDOS CHSA 5002 (2002)

Sir Roger Norrington/Rosa Mannion (soprano)/London Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 5)
DECCA 458357-2 (1996)

André Previn/Heather Harper (soprano)London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 and 6)
RCA 74321 88680-2 (2003)
(original LP release: RCA SB6861) (1972)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Fantasia On Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 61194-2 (1993)

Bryden Thomson/Yvonne Kenny (soprano)/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto {David Theodore - oboe})
CHANDOS CHAN 8594 (1988)

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Symphony No. 4 in F minor (1935)

Sir John Barbirolli/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1950)
( + Vaughan Williams: Smphony No. 4)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB1064 (2012)

Paavo Berglund/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6,The Wasps Overture, Oboe Concerto {John Williams – oboe} and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 2161462 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3904) (1981)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Serenade to Music)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK89779
(original LP release: CBS 72727) (1969)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
BELART 461117-2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2909) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
EMI CDC 747215-2 (1986)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2375) (1968)

Paul Daniel/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 and Flos Campi {Paul Silverthorne – viola and Bournemouth Chorus})
NAXOS 8.557276 (2005)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
TELDEC 90844-2 (1993)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
EMI CD556564-2 (1998)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 3)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2192 (1992)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 6)
CBS SMK 58933 (c.1992)
(original US LP release: COLUMBIA ML 5158) (1958)

Carlos Kalmar/Oregon Symphony
( + Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, J. Adams: The Wound-Dresser and Ives: The Unanswered Question)
PENTATONE PTC5186393 (2011)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3, 5 and 6)
RCA 74321 88680-2 (2003)
(original LP release: RCA SB6801) (1969)

Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Symphony No. 8)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 9131 (1995)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Fantasia On Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 61194-2 (1993)

Leopold Stokowski/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec.1943)
( + Antheil: Symphony No. 4 and Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad)
CALA CD 0528 (2001)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Accademico {Kenneth Sillito – violin})
CHANDOS CHAN 8633 (1988)

Ralph Vaughan Williams/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec.1937)
( + Symphony No. 5)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9735 (2002)

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Symphony No. 5 in D major (1943)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
NAXOS 8.550738 (1999)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec.1944)
( + Symphony No. 4)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9735 (2002)

Sir John Barbirolli/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Bax: Tintagel) (1995)
EMI CDM5 65110-2
(original LP release: HMV ASD2305) (1967)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
BELART 461118-2 (1995)
( + Symphony No. 3)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2910) (1953)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
EMI CDC7 47214-2  (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2393) (1968)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
TELDEC 90844-2 (1993)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Mass in G minor)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 294 (2008)

Sir Alexander Gibson/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6,The Wasps Overture, Oboe Concerto {John Williams – oboe} and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 2161462 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: HMV ASD143441-1) (1983)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 and The Lark Ascending {Sarah Chang – violin})
EMI CDC 555487-2 (1998)

Vernon Handley/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Flos Campi {Christopher Balmer (viola), Liverpool Philharmonic Choir})
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 5753112 (2002)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX9512) (1988)

Walter Hilgers/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Sea Songs and Tuba Concerto)
GENUIN GEN 86064 (2005)

Carlos Kalmar/Oregon Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cockaigne Overture and Britten: Peter Grimes - 4 Sea Interludes and Passacaglia)
PENTATONE PTC 5186 471 (2012)

Serge Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain and Khovanshchina: Prelude)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD2324 (2007)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphony No. 6)
RETOSPECTIVE REVIVAL RETR 0006 (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1202-2) (1990)

Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Two Pianos {Kenneth Broadway and Ralph Markham (pianos})
VIRGIN CLASSICS CD 790733-2 (1989)

Sir Roger Norrington/London Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 3)
DECCA 458357-2 (1996)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 and 6)
RCA 74321 88680-2 (2003)
(original LP release: RCA SB6856) (1972)

André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
TELARC 80158 (1989)

André Previn/Symphony Orchestra of the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Previn: Reflections)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 55371 (1995)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1980)
( + Sancta Civitas { BBC Radio Chorus})
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 9125 (1995)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
RCA RED SEAL 09026-60556-2 (1993)

Robert Spano/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
(+ Serenade to Music and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
TELARC CD-80676 (2007)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + The Lark Ascending {Michael Davis - violin})
CHANDOS CHAN 8554 (1988)

Ralph Vaughan Williams/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Dona Nobis Pacem)
SOMM 071 (2007)

Martin Yates/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (New Edition, 2008)
( + Wright: Violin Concerto and Momentum)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7286 (2012)

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Symphony No. 6 in E minor (1947, rev. 1950)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus)
SILVERLINE CLASSICS 288239-9 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: VANGUARD 71160 (1966)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NAXOS 8.502503 (2006)

Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5,The Wasps Overture, Oboe Concerto {John Williams – oboe} and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 2161462 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3127) (1975)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Symphony No. 3)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 5691642 (1996)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
BELART 461117-2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2911) (1953)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Hadley: One Morning in Spring, Bax: Mediterranean and Berg: Lyric Suite)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 42562 (2009)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Symphony Orchestra (rec.1949)
(includes both original and revised scherzos)
( + A Song of Thanksgiving and The Lark Ascending {Jean Pougnet –violin})
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9703 (2000)
(original LP release: HMV BLP 1001) (1952)

Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
EMI CDC 747215-2 (1986)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2329) (1967)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and The Lark Ascending {Tasmin Little – violin})
TELDEC 9031-731272 (1990)

Sir Colin Davis/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1998)
( + Elgar: Enigma Variations)
BR KLASSIK ARCHIVE 900705 (2010)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + On Wenlock Edge {Ian Bostridge – tenor} and In the Fen Country)
EMI CD 556762-2 (1999)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI EMINENCE  CD-EMX2230 (1995)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8 and Nocturne)
CHANDOS CHSA 5016 (2003)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphony No. 5)
RETOSPECTIVE REVIVAL RETR 0006 (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1202-2) (1990)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 and 5)
RCA 74321 88680-2 (2003)
(original LP release: RCA SB6856) (1972)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
RCA RED SEAL 09026-60556-2 (1993)

Leopold Stokowski/New York Philharmonic (rec.1949)
( + works by Mozaet, Tchaikovsky, Weinberger and T.Scott)
CALA CD CACD0537 (2004)
(original LP release: CBS 661432) (1974)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Tuba Concerto {Patrick Harrild – tuba})
CHANDOS CHAN 8740 (1989)

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Symphony No. 7 "Sinfonia Antartica" (1952)

Kees Bakels/Lynda Russel (soprano)/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
NAXOS 8.550737 (1998)

Sir John Barbirolli/Margaret Ritchie (soprano)/ Hallé Orchestra
( +Tuba Concerto {Philip Catelinet – Tuba}, Oboe Concerto {Lady Evelyn Rothwell – oboe}, Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus, The Wasps Overture and Fantasia on Greensleeves + Elgar: Serenade, Introduction and Allegro and Cockaigne Overture)
EMI 566 543-2 (2CDs) (1998)
(original LP issue: HMV ALP 1102) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/Margaret Ritchie (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
BELART 461 116 2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2912) (1954)

Sir Adrian Boult/Norma Burrowes (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Wasps - Aristophanic Suite)
EMI CDC7 47216-2  (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2631) (1970)

Ainslee Cox/American Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Simpson: Symphony No. 3 and Elgar: Elegy)
THEO VAN DER BURG (PRIVATE CD) (2007)

Sir Andrew Davis/Patricia Rozario (soprano)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
TELDEC 0630-13139-2  (1997)

Bernard Haitink/Sheila Armstrong (soprano)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI CDC7 47516-2 (1987)

Vernon Handley/Alison Hargan (soprano)/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2173 (1991)

Raymond Leppard/Dominique Labelle (Soprano)/Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
KOSS 2214 (1992)

André Previn/Heather Harper (soprano)/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
RCA GOLD SEAL 60590 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6736) (1968)

Leonard Slatkin/ Linda Hohenfeld (soprano)/Women Of The Philharmonia Chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus, Quick March-Sea Songs)
RCA RED SEAL 09026611952 (1993)

Bryden Thomson/Catherine Bott (soprano)/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Toward the Unknown Region)
CHANDOS CHAN 8796 (1992)

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Symphony No. 8 in D minor (1955)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
NAXOS 8.550737 (1998)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + The Wasps Overture, Tuba Concerto, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus and Fantasia on Greensleeves)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB1055 (2011)
(from BBC broadcast of premiere)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDSJB1021 (2001)
(original LP release: PYE NCT17000) (1956)

Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec.1967)
( + Bax: Quintet for Oboe and Strings, Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring. Elgar: Land of Hope and Glory, Rawsthorne: Street Corner Overture and Walton: Crown Imperial)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4100-2 (2003)

Sir John Barbirolli/New York Philharmonic
(included in collection: "Barbirolli in New York: The 1959 Concerts")
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVE WHRA 6033 (4 CDs) (2010)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
BELART 461 116 2 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL2207) (1960)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI CDC7 47217-2 (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2469) (1969)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
TELDEC 90858-2 (1993)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI CD 557086-2 (2001)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 2)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2209 (1992)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphon No. 6 and Nocturne)
CHANDOS CHSA 5016 (2003)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
RCA GOLD SEAL 60590 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6769) (1968)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus, Quick March-Sea Songs)
RCA RED SEAL 090266 (1993)

Leopold Stokowski/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec.1964)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 9131 (1996)
Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Partita for Double String Orchestra, Two Hymn Tune Preludes and Fantasia on Greensleeves)
CHANDOS CHAN 8828 (1992)

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Symphony No. 9 in E minor (1958)

Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
NAXOS 8.550738 (1999)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Malcolm Arnold: Symphony No, 3)
EVEREST EVC9001 (1995)
(original US LP release: EVEREST SDBR 3006) (1959)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
EMI  CDC7 47217-2 (1987)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2375) (1968)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Job)
TELDEC 4509-98463-2 (1997)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2008)
( + Parry: Elegy for Brahms)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM (2011)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI CD 557086-2 (2001)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 9)
EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX2230 (1995)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
RCA GOLD SEAL 60590 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6769) (1968)

Leopold Stokowski/Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Hovhaness: The Mysterious Mountain, Riegger: New Dance and Creston: Toccata)
CALA CD0539 (2004)

Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8 and Flourish For Glorious John)
RCA RED SEAL 090266 (1993)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto {Howard Shelley – piano})
CHANDOS CHAN 8941 (1992)

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