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Orchestral | Chamber | Instrumental | Vocal and Choral | Stage

Music by other composers conducted by Sir Arthur Bliss

This discography aims to include all published commercial recordings. Recordings are arranged in chronological order for each work, and the various formats in which they have been issued are listed as fully as possible. Much work has still to be done to establishing the dates and places of recording, and to complete the list all published issues. 
Last revised April 2016

Orchestral (and band) Music

An Age of Kings 1960
Recorded: 1970? Arr. Frank Erikson. 
Performers: 
Knightsbridge Symphonic Band, Geoffrey Brand, cond.
  LP (7"): Gallery Records, EPG 222A, p1970 R:
Recorded: 1975? Arr. Frank Erikson.
Performers: 
Band of the Coldstream Guards, Trevor Sharpe, cond.
  LP: Pye, GH 603, p1975 R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea Arr. Frank Erikson. 
Performers: 
Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A. Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     
Baraza (from Men of Two worlds: Piano, orchestra, men's voices) 1945
Recorded: 1946 Performers: Eileen Joyce, pf; National SO, M. Mattheson
  78: Decca, K 1174, [1946?] 
CD: Dutton, CDLXT 2501, p1995
R: -
Recorded: 1990, January 13-16, Concert Hall of Czecho-Slovak Radio, Bratislava Performers: Silvia Cápová, pf; Slovak Philharmonic Male Choir, Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adriano
  CD: Marco Polo 8.223315, p1990
CD: Naxos, 8.223315, 2009, p1990
R: 12/91
     
Belmont Variations (brass band, arr. F. Wright) 1963
Recorded: 1970? Performers: Brighouse & Rastrick band, Hargreaves
  LP: Pye, GGL0407 (mono), 1970
LP: Pye, GSGL10407 (stereo)
R:
Recorded: 1976? Performers: GUS (Kettering) Band, Geoffrey Brand
  LP: EMI, TWOX1053, p1976 R:
Recorded: ???? Performers: Whitburn Burgh band
  LP: Lismor, NA 112 R:
Recorded: 1983, 30 January, Whitworth Hall, Manchester. Performers: Besses o' th' Barn Band, Roy Newsome  
  CD: Chandos: CHAN 4525, c1993
Cassette: Chandos: BRTD4525
R: -
     
Caesar and Cleopatra (Suite from the film music, ed. Giles Easterbrook & Malcolm Binney) 1944
Recorded: 2000 Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orch., Gamba
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 9896, p2001 R:
Recorded: 2012, 29-31 October, on the Harrison and Harrison organ in Durham Cathedral Overture; arr. Robert Gower. Performers: Tom Bell
  CD: Regent Records, REGCD409, p2013 R:
     
Call to Adventure(March for military band) 1961
Recorded: 1964? Arr. Duthoit. Performers: Band of HH.M., Royal Marines, F. Vivian Dunn
  LP (45rpm): EMI Mono 7EG 8866, p1964 R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea Arr. Duthoit. Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A.Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     
Ceremonial prelude (for brass and organ) 1965
Recorded: 1965, December 28, Westminster Abbey Performers: Simon Preston, (brass of the) New Philharmonia Orch., A. Bliss
  LP: HMV, ALP 2264, p1966
LP: HMV, ASD 2264, p1966
CD: EMI, 0946 3 70564 2 4, p2006
R:
Recorded: 2005, 12-14 June, Hamilton Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver CO Performers: Joseph Galema, organ ;The Denver Brass, Lowell Graham, cond.
  CD: Klavier, K11165, p2007 R:
     
A Colour Symphony (Movements: Purple, Red, Blue, Green) 1921 (rev. 1932)
Recorded: 1955 November 23-24, Kingsway Hall Performers: LSO, A. Bliss
 

LP: Decca, LXT 5170 (mono), [1956]
LP: Decca Ace of Clubs, ACL 239 (mono), 1964
LP: Decca Eclipse ECS 625, 1971
CD: Dutton, CDLXT2501, p1995
CD: Heritage, HTGDC 221, 2011
CD: Vocalion, 2CDBO 9818, p2013
CD: Decca, 478 7946, p2015 (Decca-the mono years 1944-1978, disc 8)

R: 8/95
Recorded: 1976, 27-27 September, Abbey Road Studios, no. 1 Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orch., Charles Groves
  LP: HMV - ASD 3416, p1977
CD: EMI CDM 7 69388 2, p1988
CD: EMI 7243 5 86589 2 7, p2005
CD: EMI 2564 614724, p2015 (Sir Charles Groves conducts British music - on 24 CDs)
 
Recorded: 1986, March 25-27, Ulster Hall, Belfast. Performers: Ulster Orch, V. Handley
 

LP: Chandos ABRD 1213, 1987
CD: Chandos CHAN 8503, 1987
CD: Chandos CHAN 7073, 1997
CD: Chandos CHAN 10221X, 2004

R: 4/87
Recorded: 1991, Jan 5-6, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea Performers: BBC Welsh SO, B. Wordsworth
  CD: Nimbus NI 5294 R: -
Recorded: 1995 Performers: English Northern P.O, D. Lloyd-Jones
  CD: Naxos 8 533460, p1996 R: 10/96
Recorded: 2006, January 17-18
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Performers: BBC National orchestra of Wales, R. Hickox
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 10380, p2006 R:
     
Concerto for cello and orchestra 1970
Recorded: 1970, June ?, Snape Maltings Performers: M. Rostropovich, English Chamber Orch., B. Britten
  CD: Intaglio, INCD 7151, p1992 R:
Recorded: 1976, 14-15 June, Guildhall, Southampton Performers: Arto Noras, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Berglund
  LP: HMV ASD 3342, p1977
Cassette: HMV TC-ASD 3342, p1977
CD: EMI 7243 5 86589 2 7, p2005
R:
Recorded: 1989, June, in the First Church of the Nazarene, Edmonton, Canada Performers: Schauna Rolston, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Uri Mayer
  Cassette: CBC Records, SMC 5105, p1991
CD: CBC Records, SMC 5105, p1991
R:
Recorded: 1989, November 5-6, Ulster Hall, Belfast Performers: R. Wallfisch, Ulster Orch, V. Handley
  Cassette: Chandos, ABTD 1443, p1991
CD: Chandos, CHAN 8818, p1991
CD: Chandos CHAN 7073, 1997
CD: Chandos CHAN 10221X, 2004
R: -
Recorded: 1993, Feb 15/July 13, Walthamstow Assembly Hall Performers: R. Cohen, RPO, B. Wordsworth
  CD: Argo, 443 1702ZH, p1994
CD: Decca, 470 186-1, p2001
R:
Recorded: 1995, 10th and 11th July, Leeds Town Hall, England Performers: Timothy Hugh, English Northern Philh, D. Lloyd-Jones
  CD: Naxos 8 553383, p1996 R: 1/97
     
Concerto for piano and orchestra 1938
Recorded: 1939, June 10, New York Performers: Solomon, New York PO, A. Boult
  CD: APR, APR 5627, p2003 R:
Recorded: 1943, January 12-13, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Performers: Solomon, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, A. Boult
  78 rpm: HMV C 3348-52 
78 rpm: HMV auto C 7583-7
78 rpm: HMV EB 226030
LP (mono): World Record H 125
LP (mono): World Record in box RLS 701
CD: EMI, CDH 7 63821 2, c1991
CD: Naxos 8.110682, [2003]
R: 6/2003
Recorded: 1952 Performers: Noel Mewton-Wood, Utrecht Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr
 

LP (mono): Nixa CLP 1167
LP (mono): Concert Hall Society CHS 1167
CD: British Music Society, BMS101CDH, p2003
CD: Pristine Audio, PASC 153, p2009 (Transfer and XR remastering by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio, March 2009)

R:
Recorded: 1962, May 6 & 10, Abbey Road Performers: Trevor Barnard, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sargent
  LP (mono): HMV ALP 1948
LP (stereo): HMV ASD 499
LP (stereo): HMV in box SLS 508002
LP (mono): Angel 36100
LP (stereo): Angel S 36100
CD: The Divine Art, 2-4106, p2000
CD: Warner Classics, 2564 634 121, on disc 15 of 18(Malcom Sargent, The great recordings), 2014
R: 1/01
Recorded: 1980, September 25-26, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Performers: P. Fowke, RLPO, D. Atherton
  LP: Unicorn, DKP 9006, p1981
Cassette: Unicorn, UKC2029, p1990
CD: Unicorn, UKCD 2029, p1990
R: 8/90
Recorded: 2003, 12-13 Sept
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Performers: Peter Donohoe, Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
  CD: Naxos, 8.557146, p2004 R: 1/04
     
Concerto for two pianos and orchestra 1950
Recorded: 1970, 18-19 June, De Montfort Hall, Leicester Performers: Cyril Smith, Phyllis Sellick; City of Birmingham S.O.; Sir Malcolm Arnold
  LP: HMV ESD 7065, p1970
Casette: TC-ESD 7065, p1970
LP: HMV ASD 2612, [??]
CD: EMI 7243 5 86589 2 7 (2 CD set), p2005
R: -
Recorded: 2003, 12-13 Sept
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Performers: Peter Donohoe, Martin Roscoe, Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
  CD: Naxos, 8.557146, p2004 R: 1/04
     
Concerto for violin and orchestra 1955
Recorded: 1955, November 9-11, Kingsway Hall Performers: A. Campoli, LPO, A. Bliss
  LP: Decca, LXT 5166 (mono), [May 1956]
LP: London, LL 1398 (stereo?), [October 1956]
LP: Ace of Clubs, ACL 317 (mono), [May 1969]
LP: Eclipse, ECS 783 (missing about one and a quarter minutes), [March 1976]
CD: Beulah, 1-3PD10, [April 1995]
CD: Decca, 478 7946, p2015 (Decca-the mono years 1944-1978, disc 8)
R: 9/95
Recorded: 1968, Dec 16 Performers: A. Campoli, BBCSO, A. Bliss
  CD: BBC Classics 15656 91842, p1996 R: 2/97
Recorded: 2006, January 17-18
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Performers: Lydia Mordkovitch, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, R. Hickox
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 10380, p2006 R:
Recorded: 2015, July 6-8 and/or 2016, June 13
Watford Colosseum
Performers: Lorraine McAslan, BBC Concert Orchestra, Martin Yates
  CD: Dutton Epoch, CDLX 7342, p2017 R:
     
Discourse 1957, rev. 1965
Recorded: [1957] 1957 version. Performers: Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney
  LP: First Edition Records, LOU 592 (mono), [1959]
CD: First Edition FECD 1904, [2005]
(British modern v. 1)
R: -
Recorded: 1979, 28-29 August, Great Hall, Birmingham University 1965 version. Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley
  LP: HMV, ASD 3878, p1980
CD: EMI 7243 5 86589 2 7 (2 CD set), p2005
R: -
Recorded: 1995, February, ABC Music Centre, Brisbane, Australia. 1965 version. Performers: Queensland SO, C. Lyndon-Gee
  CD: Naxos, 8 553698, p1999 R: 8/99
     
"Edinburgh" (Overture) 1956
Recorded: 1956, December 21, Live studio broadcast, BBC Home Service Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, A. Bliss. Introduced by the composer.
  CD: Pristine XR, PASC 460, p2016 R:
Recorded:G-1979, August 28-29, Great Hall, Birmingham University Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley
 

LP: HMV, ASD 3878, 1980
CT: EMI, EG 7 69388 4, 1988?
CD: EMI, CDM 7 69388 2, c1988
CD: EMI, 098 2922 (5-CD set), 2011

R:
     
Fanfare for a Coming Age 1973
Recorded: 1977, February 20-21, St Peter's Church, Morden Performers: Locke Brass Consort, James Stobart
  LP: RCA, RL 25081, p1977
CD: Chandos, CHAN 6573, c1992, p1977
R:
     
Fanfare for a dignified occasion (for brass) 1947
Recorded: 1977, February 20-21, St Peter's Church, Morden Performers: Locke Brass Consort, James Stobart
  LP: RCA, RL 25081, p1977
CD: Chandos, CHAN 6573, c1992, p1977
R:
     
Fanfare for Heroes 1930
Recorded: 1970? Performers: Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, T. le M. Sharpe
  LP: Sound News Studies, SM 122, [1970?] R:
Recorded: 1977, February 20-21, St Peter's Church, Morden Performers: Locke Brass Consort, James Stobart
  LP: RCA, RL 25081, p1977
CD: Chandos, CHAN 6573, c1992, p1977
R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A.Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     
Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London (for brass-3 groups) 1967
Recorded: 1967, November 19, Royal Festival Hall Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, conductor
  CD: BBCL 4267-2, 2009, p19677 R:
Recorded: 1977, February 20-21, St Peter's Church, Morden Performers: Locke Brass Consort, J. Stobart
  LP: RCA, RL 25081, p1977
CD: Chandos, CHAN 6573, c1992, p1977
R:
Recorded: 1979 Performers: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, E. Howarth
  CD: London, 430 369-2, c1991
CD: Decca, 470 186-2, p2001
R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A.Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
Recorded: 2012, October 29-31, on the Harrison and Harrison organ in Durham Cathedral Arr. Robert Gower. Performers: Tom Bell
  CD: Regent Records, REGCD409, p2013 R:
     
First Guards : march (orchestrated by W.J. Duthoit) 19562
Recorded: 1970? Performers: Band of the Grenadier Guards; Major F.J. Harris
  LP (45rpm): Decca, DFE 6499, 1970 R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A.Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     
Gala fanfare (orchestrated by W.J. Duthoit) 1962
Recorded: 196-? Performers: [Unnamed band]
  LP?: Chappell, C 868 R:
Recorded: 196-? Performers: Royal Artillary Alanbrooke Band ; Pinkey
  LP: Lismor, LILP 5078, [196-?] R:
Recorded: 1970 Performers: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Elgar Howarth
  LP: Decca, Ace of Diamonds SDD 274, p1970
CD: London, 430 369-2, c1991
CD: Decca, 470 186-2, p2001
R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A.Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     
Greetings to a city 1961
Recorded: 1970 Performers: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Elgar Howarth
  LP: Decca, Ace of Diamonds SDD 274, p1970
CD: London, 430 369-2, c1991
CD: Decca, 470 186-2, p2001
R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A.Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     
Homage to Shakespeare (for trumpets) 1964
Recorded: 1977, February 20-21, St Peter's Church, Morden Performers: Locke Brass Consort, J. Stobart
  LP: RCA, RL 25081, p1977
CD: Chandos, CHAN 6573, c1992, p1977
R:
     
Hymn to Apollo (orchestra) - Original version 1926
Recorded: 2015 May 16-17, Fairfield Halls, Croydon Performers: BBC Symphony Orchestrea, Andrew Davis
 

CD: Chandos, CHSA 5159, p2015

R:
     
Hymn to Apollo (orchestra) - Revised version 1926 (rev. 1965)
Recorded: January 4-5, 1971, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: LSO, A. Bliss
  LP: Lyrita, SRCS 55, p1971
LP: Musical Heritage Society, MHS 3096, 1975
CD: Lyrita, SRCD 225, c1992
R: 9/92
Recorded: 1989 August 22, Ulster Hall, Belfast Performers: Ulster Orch., V. Handley
  Cassette: Chandos, ABTD 1443, p1991
CD: Chandos, CHAN 8818, c1991
CD: Chandos, CHAN 7073, c1997
CD: Chandos, CHAN 241-1, c1999
R:
     
Introduction and Allegro (orchestra) 1926 (rev. 1937)
Recorded: 1955 November 23-24, Kingsway Hall Performers: LSO, A. Bliss
  LP: Decca, LXT 5170 (mono), [1956]
LP: Eclipse, ECS 649 (enhanced stereo)
LP: Eclipse, ECS 783 (enhanced stereo)
LP: London LL 1402
CD: Dutton, CDLXT 2501, p1995
CD: Decca, 470 186-2, p2001
CD: Heritage, HTGDC 221, 2011
CD: Vocalion, 2CDBO 9818, p2013
CD: Decca, 478 7946, p2015 (Decca-the mono years 1944-1978, disc 8)
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017 (mono)
R: 8/95
Recorded: 1969, November 26, Barking Town Hall Performers: LPO, A. Boult
  CD: BBCRD 9127, p1995 R:
Recorded: 1994 Performers: RPO, B. Wordsworth
  CD: Decca 470 186-2, p2001 R:
     
Investiture Antiphonal Fanfare (for the Investiture of Prince of Wales) 1969
Recorded: 1970 Performers: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Elgar Howarth
  LP: Decca, Ace of Diamonds SDD 274, p1970
CD: Decca, 470 186-2, p2001
R:
Recorded: 1991 November 16-17 & 1992 January 26, All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak Performers: LPO, M. Kibblewhite
  CD: Cala, CACD 1010, p1992
Cassette: Cala, CAMC 1010, p1992
R: 2/93
     
3 Jubilant and 3 Solemn Fanfares (No. 1: Fanfare Jubilante) 1943
Recorded: ??? Performers: Trumpeters of the Royal Military School (Kneller Hall), Roberts
  78 (10"): HMV B 9616 R:
Recorded: ??? Performers: Royal Artillery Band, Hays
  LP: Vanguard VRS 9038
Top Rank, RRX 7000 (mono)
R:
Recorded: ??? Performers: Royal Tank Regiment Cambrai Band, Hunt
  LP: Grosvenor, GRX 1003 R:
Recorded: ??? Performers: Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Military band, Herbert
  LP: RCA INTS 1279
RCA HY 1012
R:
Recorded: 1973, June Performers: Band of the Corps of Drums of the Mercian Volunteers
  LP: Heritage HER 1005 (mono) R:
Recorded: 1977, Feb
St Paul's Cathedral
Performers: Trumpeters of the Royal Military School (Kneller Hall), T. Sharpe
  LP: Guild GRSP 7010
CD: Guild GMCD 7010
R:
3 Jubilant and 3 Solemn Fanfares (Nos. 2-3) 1943
Recorded: 1965 Performers: Central Band of the Royal Air Force, Wing Comm. J.L. Wallace
  LP: EMI CLP 1892(mono)(Music for ceremonial occasions, p1965
HMV CSD 1615, p1965
Capitol SP 8685
R: -
     
Kenilworth: Suite (brass band) 1936
Recorded: 1936, Crystal Palace? Performers: Fodens Motor Works Band, Fred Mortimer
  78 (10"): Regal Zonophone, MR 2244, 1936
CD: Beulah, 1PD2, c1993
CD: Choice, CD2 BM2, c1995
CD: Doyen, CD084, [1998?]
R: 11/93
Recorded: 1963 Performers: Harry Mortimer and his All Star Brass
  LP: Columbia, 33SX1530(mono), p1963
LP: Columbia, 33SCX3484 (stereo), p1963
R:
Recorded: 1975? Performers: Virtuosi Brass Band, Harry Mortimer
  LP: Virtuosi Recordings, VR 7506, p1975 R:
Recorded: 1976? Performers: G.U.S. (Kettering) Band, Geoffrey Brand
  LP: Studio Records,TWOX 1053, p1976 R:
Recorded: 1977 Performers: Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Elgar Howarth
  LP: Decca, SXL 6820, p1977 R:
Recorded: 1985, May 19-20, Dewsbury Town Hall Performers: Black Dyke Mills Band, Peter Parkes
  LP: Chandos, CHAN 8570, p1988
CD: Chandos, CHAN 4506, c1992
Cassette: Chandos, BBTD4506, [1992?]
R: 9/93
Recorded: 1998 Performers: Black Dyke Mills Band, J. Watson
  CD: Doyen, CD084, [1998?] R:
     
The Linburn Air (March for military band; orchestrated by Leslie Statham)) 1964
Recorded: 1966? Performers: Regimental Band of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, R.D. McGeachan
  LP: Beltona Records SBE 161, p1966 R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A.Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     
March, 'Homage to a Great Man' (for the State Funeral of Winston Churchill) 1964
Recorded: 1965 Performers: Central Band of the Royal Air Force, J.L. Wallace
  45: HMV 7EG 8899, p1965 R:
Recorded: 1980, 25-26 September, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Performers: RLPO, David Atherton
  LP: Unicorn, DKP 9006, p1981
CD: Unicorn, UKCD 2029, p1990
Cassette: Unicorn, UK 2029, p1990
R: 8/90
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea Arr. W.J. Duthoit. Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A.Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     
Meditations on a theme by John Blow (orchestra) 1955
Recorded: 1966 Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hugo Rignold
  LP: Lyrita SRCS 33, p1966 R:
Recorded: 1975, July 4, Pitville Pump Room, Cheltenham Performers: RLPO, C. Groves
  CD: BBCR 15656 9168-2, p1996 R:
Recorded: 1979 Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley
  LP: EMI, ASD 3878, p1980
CD: EMI, CDC 7 47712 2, p1987
R:
Recorded: 1993, Feb 16 & July 13, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London Performers: RPO, B. Wordsworth
  CD: Argo, 443 170-2, p1994
CD: Decca 470 186-2, p2001
R:
Recorded: 2009, May 11-12, Concert Hall, The Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset Performers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones, conduc
  CD: Naxos, 8.572316, 2010 R:
     
Mêlée fantasque (orchestra) 1921 (rev. 1965)
Recorded: 1971 Performers: LSO, A. Bliss
  LP: Lyrita SRCS 50, p1971
LP: Musical Heritage Society MHS 1919, [197-?]
CD: Lyrita SRCD 225, c1992
R: 9/92
Recorded: 2004, Aug. 9-10
Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow
Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd Jones
  CD: Naxos, 8.557641, p2005 R:
     
Metamorphic Variations (orchestra) 1972
Recorded: 1975, Jan 7, Maida Vale Studio 1 Performers: BBC SO, V. Handley  
  CD BBCR 15656 9268-2, p1996 Review date: -
Recorded: 1991, Jan 5-6
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Performers: BBC Welsh SO, B. Wordsworth  
  CD Nimbus NI15284 Review date: -
     
Music for Strings 1935
Recorded: 1937, March 24 & June 25, Abbey Road Studio no. 1, London Performers: BBCSO, A. Boult
  78: HMV, DB 3257/9
78: RCA Victor, M 464
LP: BBC Artium EMI (50th Anniversary of the BBC Symphony Orchestra), 1980
CD: VAI Audio VAIA 1067-2, 1994
CD: Dutton, CDAX 8016, p1996
R: 1/97
Recorded: 1954, January 27-28, Kingsway Hall. Performers: Philharmonia, A. Bliss
  LP: EMI HMV 20 series HQM 1009,1970
LP: Columbia, 33CX 1205, 1970
CD: EMI, 0946 3 70564 2 4, p2006
CD: Heritage, HTGDC 221, 2011
R:
Recorded: 1966 Performers: CBSO, H. Rignold
  LP: Lyrita, SRCS 33, p1966 R:
Recorded: 1971 Performers: LSO, A. Boult
  CD: BBC Classics, 15656 9263-2 R:
Recorded: 1973 November 20 & 1974 February 20, Studio 1, Abbey Road Performers: LPO, A. Boult
  LP: HMV, ASD 3020, [1974]
CD: EMI, CDM 5 67117 2, 1999
R:
Recorded: 1990 January 28-29, Newcastle upon Tyne Performers: Northern Sinfonia, R. Hickox
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8886, [1991]
CD: Chandos, CHAN 241-1, c1999
R: 7/91
Recorded: 1995, 10th and 11th July, Leeds Town Hall, England Performers: English Northern Phil., D. Lloyd Jones
  CD: Naxos, 8553383, p1996 R: 1/97
     
Music for the wedding of Princess Anne(1. Fanfare (from wedding music for Princess Margaret); 2. Flourish; 3. Hymn interludes) 1973
Recorded: 1973, November 14 Performers: Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
  LP: BBC, BBC Records REW 163, p1973 R:
     
Music for the wedding of Princess Margaret (1. Fanfare for the entrance of the Queen; 2. Fanfare fo the entrance of the bride; 3. Two brass interludes for the processional hymn Christ is made our sure foundation; 4. Fanfare preceding the National Anthem; 5. Fanfare after the signing of the register and preceding Purcell's Trumpet tune and airs 1960
Recorded: 1988, March 14-18, Westminster Abbey Nos. 2 & 5. Performers: London Brass, Martin Neary
  CD: MCA Records, MCA Classics Crimson series, MCAD-25874, p1989
CD: Musical Concepts, MC 144, [2011]
R:
     
The Phoenix (march) : homage to France, August 1944 1944
Recorded: 1946, March 29, Abbey Road Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, C. Lambert
  78: HMV, C3518, [1950]
CD: EMI Classics 5 69743 2 (Les Introuvables de Walter Legge), c1997
CD: Vocalion, 2CDBO 9818, p2013
R:
     
Processional (orchestra) 1953
Recorded: 1976, December
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Performers: Royal Liverpool PO, Charles Groves
  LP: HMV ASD 3341, p1977
Cassette: HMV TC-ASD 3341, p1977
CD: HMV CD-CPF 4567 CDB 7 62932 2, [1990] p1977
CD: EMI 2564 614724, p2015 (Sir Charles Groves conducts British music - on 24 CDs)
R: -
     
Processional (orchestra, arr. for organ) 1953
Recorded: 1977?, Westminster Abbey organ Performer: Christopher Herrick
  LP: Vista VPS 1055, p1977 R: -
     
Pyanepsion(The last movement of the Colour symphony) 1922
Recorded: 2001 Performers: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch., Douglas Bostock
  CD: RPLO/Classico, ClassCD1501, [2003?] R:
     
6 Royal Fanfares and Interludes (brass) 1953
Recorded: 1965 No. 1 only: Performers: Trumpeters of the Royal Airforce Central band, J.L. Wallace
  LP: HMV CLP 1892 (mono), p1965
LP: HMV CSD 1615, p1965
LP: Capitol SP 8685
R: -
Recorded: 1977, February 20-21, St Peter's Church Performers: Locke Brass Consort, James Stobart
  LP: RCA RL 25081, 1977
CD: Chandos CHAN 6573, c1992, p1977
R: -
Recorded: 1992, July 17-19, in the Hall of University College School, London Nos. 5-6 only. Performers: Locke Brass Consort, Michael Kibblewhite
  CD: Koch 37202-2, p1992 R: (12/93)
     
6 Royal Fanfares and Interludes (brass; arranged for organ) 1953
Recorded: 1977? (No. 1, 2 & 5 only) Performers: Christopher Dearnley
  LP: HMV CSD 3766, p1977
LP: HMV HQS 1376, p1977
R:
     
Royal Palaces Suite 1966
Recorded: 2000 Original version Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orch., Gamba
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 9896, p2001 R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4 Arr. Frank Erikson. Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A. Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     
Salute to Lehigh (wind band) 1968
Recorded: 2000, April, Baker Hall, Lehigh University Performers: Wind Ensemble at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania USA, David B Diggs
  CD: Lehigh University, LU8691, 2000 R:
Recorded: 2016?, Baker Hall, Lehigh University Performers: Wind Ensemble at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania USA, David B Diggs
  CD: Bandleader Recordings, BB 39, p2016 R:
     
Set of act tunes and dances by Henry Purcell 1919
Recorded: 2002, Feb. 6-7 Performers: Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Gavin Sutherland
  CD/LP.Cassette: ASV WHL2136, p2003
(with Warlock Delius, Elgar, et al., in volume 2 of British String Miniatures series)
R:
     
Studies, Two (orchestra) 1920
Recorded: 1995, 10th and 11th July, Leeds Town Hall, England Performers: English Northern Philh, D. Lloyd-Jones
  CD: Naxos, 8 553383, p1996 R: 1/97
     
Theme and Cadenza (Memorial Concert) (violin, orchestra) 1946
Recorded: 1955, November 9-11, Kingsway Hall Performers: Alfredo Campoli, LPO, A. Bliss.
  LP: Decca, LXT 5166 (mono), [May 1956]
LP: London, LL 1398, [October 1956]
LP: Ace of Clubs, ACL 317, c1969
LP: Eclipse, ECS 783 (enhanced stereo), [March 1976]
CD: Beulah, 1-3PD10, c1995
CD: Belart, 461 353-2, c1997
CD: Decca, 470 186-2, p2001
CD: Heritage, HTGDC 220, 2011
R: 9/95
Recorded: 1956, December 21, Live studio broadcast, BBC Home Service Performers: Alfredo Campoli, vl, BBC Concert Orchestra, A. Bliss. Introduced by the composer and Lady Bliss.
  CD: Pristine XR, PASC 460, p2016 R:
     
War in the Air (Theme music for Television series) 1954
Recorded: 2000 Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orch., Gamba
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 9896, p2001 R:
     
Welcome the Queen 1954
Recorded: 1954, May 11th, Kingsway Hall, London Performers: Philharmonia, A. Bliss
  78: Columbia, DX 1912, [1954?]
LP (mono): HMV, HLM 7093, [1954?]
CD: EMI, 0946 3 70564 2 4, p2006
R:
Recorded: 1956, December 21, Live studio broadcast, BBC Home Service Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, A. Bliss
  CD: Pristine XR, PASC 460, p2016 R:
Recorded: 1957, June 17, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: LSO, A. Bliss
  LP: Decca, SDD 255, p1959
LP: RCA, SB 2026, p1959
LP: RCA, SRC, 7025 (7", mono), p1959
LP: RCA (USA), LM 2257, p1959
CD: Belart, 450 143-2, c1994
CD: Decca, 470 186-2, p2001
CD: Decca, 480 3783, p2010
CD: Heritage, HTGDC 220, 2011 
R: 11/90
5/94
Recorded: 1980, 25-26 September, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Performers: RLPO, David Atherton
  LP: Unicorn, DKP 9006, p1981 R:
Recorded: 2000 Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orch., Gamba
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 9896, p2001 R:
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea Arr. W.J. Duthoit. Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A.Owen
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
     

Chamber Music

Conversations 1920
Recorded: 1923, 9 February Performers: "Symphony orchestra", A. Bliss
  78: Columbia, L1475-1476 (3 sides), [1923]
CD: Symposium, CD 1202, 2000
R:
Recorded: 195-? Movements 1 & 5 only. Performers: Melos Ensemble
  78: History of Music in Sound, HMS 108, [1950] (mono)
LP: History of Music in Sound, HLP, 26MS 108, [195-]
LP: RCA Victor, LM 6092, [196-?]
R:
Recorded: 1984, 13-14 February Performers: Nash Ensemble
  LP: Hyperion, A66137 stereo, p1984
CD: Hyperion, CDA66137, p1988
R:
Recorded: 2001, 18-20 December, Potton Hall, Suffolk Performers: Maggini Quartet, Nicholas Daniel (ob/cor a), Michael Cox (fl/a fl)
  CD: Naxos, 9.555931, p2003 R:
     
Pastoral (clarinet, piano) 1916
Recorded: 1981?, Church of St. George-the-Martyr, Holborn, London Performers: Thea King (cl), Clifford Benson (pf)
  LP: Hyperion, A66044, p1982
CD: Hyperion, CDA66044, p1982
CD: Hyperion, CDD22027, p1997
R:
Recorded: 1991, 11-13 September, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Performers: Einar Johannesson, Philip Jenkins
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 9079 R: 1/93
Recorded: 1994?, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Emma Johnson, Malcolm Martineau
  CD: ASV, DCA 891, p1994
CD: ASV, PT 1806, p1994
Cassette: ASV, ZCDDCA 891, p1994
R: 7/94
Recorded: XXX Performers: L. Merrick, B. Frith
  CD: Serendipity, SERCD 4000 R:
Recorded: 1999?, Big School, Christ's Hospital, Horsham Performers: Victoria Soames, John Flinders
  CD: Clarinet Classics, CC 0025, p1999 R:
Recorded: 2011, 30 April-1 May, Potton Hall, Suffolk Performers: Michael Collins, Michael McHale
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 10704, 2012. R: -
     
Piano quartet in A minor (op. 5) 1915
Recorded: 2000, 11 July, Gateway Recording Studio, Kingston, Surrey Performers: Chamber Domaine
  CD: ASV CD DCA 1128, p2002 R:
Recorded: 2001, 18-20 December, Potton Hall, Suffolk Performers: Maggini Quartet, Peter Donohoe, piano
  CD: Naxos, 9.555931, p2003 R:
Recorded: 2010, 9 January, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester Performers: Isolani Quartet, with Olga Paliy, piano
  CD: Royal Northern College of Music [private recording from RNCM Chamber Music Festival 2010 : O Albion, the chamber music of the British Isles], p2010 R:
Piano quartet in A minor (op. 5) - Intermezzo - (arr. Watson Forbes for viola and piano) 1915
Recorded: [2010] Performers: Matthew Jones (viola), Michael Hampton
  CD: Naxos, 8572579, p2011 R:
     
Quintet for clarinet and strings 1931
Recorded: 1935? Performers: Frederick Thurston, Griller Quartet
  78: Decca, K 780-783, [1938?]
CD: Clarinet Classics, CC 0005, [1994] (4th mvt only)
CD: Clarinet Classics, CC 0037, p2001
CD: Testament, SBT 1366, p200?
R: 2/94
Recorded: 1963? Performers: Gervase de Peyer, Melos Ensemble
  LP: World Record Club, CM 42 (mono)
LP: World Record Club, SCM 42 (stereo)
LP: HMV, HQS 1299, p1963
LP: Everest, SDBR 3135
R:
Recorded: 1982 Performers: Janet Hilton, Lindsay Quartet
  LP: Chandos, ABRD 1078, p1983
CD: Chandos, CHAN 8683, p1988
CD: Chandos, CHAN 241-1, 1999
R: 2/89
Recorded: 1995, 13th-14th August, St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol Performers: Nicholas Cox, Redcliffe Ensemble
  CD: Redcliffe, RR 010, p1996 R: 11/96
Recorded: 1999, June, Eglise d'Horrues, Belgium 3rd movement only. Performers: Eric Jandrez, Quatuor Scaldis
  CD: Editions Scaldis, ESS 9901, [1999] R: -
Recorded: March 2010, Vettesaal, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany. Performers: Wolfgang Meyer, Eisler Quartett
  CD: Avi Music, AVI 8553216, [2010] R: -
     
Quintet for oboe and strings 1927
Recorded: 1963? Performers: P. Graeme, Melos Ensemble
  LP: World Record Club, CM 42 (mono)
LP: World Record Club, SCM 42
LP: HMV, HQS 1299, p1963
LP: Everest, SDBR 3135
R:
1980? Performers: Bert Lucarelli, Manhattan String 4tet
  LP: Musical Heritage Society, MHS 3521
Cassette: Musical Heritage Society, MHS 5521
R:
Recorded: February 13-14, 1984 Performers: Gareth Hulse, Nash Ensemble
  LP: Hyperion, A66137, p1984
CD: Hyperion, CDA 66137, p1988
R:
1988, 12-14 Sept., Christ the King Chapel, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Cleveland. Performers: Pamela Woods, Audubon Quartet
  CD: Telarc, CD80205, p1989 R: 10/89
1990, Christ the King Chapel, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Cleveland. Performers: Pamela Pecha Woods, Aubudon Quartet
  CD: IMP classics 30367 01032, p1997 R:
1995? Performers: Gordon Hunt, Tale Qt
  CD: BIS, BIS-CD763, p1997 R: 10/97
2001, 18-20 December, Potton Hall, Suffolk Performers: Nicholas Daniel, Maggini Quartet
  CD: Naxos, 9.555931, p2003 R:
2004, 27 January
St Michael's Church, Highgate
Performers: George Caird, Simon Blendis, David Adams, Louise Williams, Jane Salmon
  CD: Oboe Classics, CC2009, p2004 R:
2010, 9 January
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Performers: Kirsten King, oboe; Eblana String Trio, Chris Jones, violin
  CD: Royal Northern College of Music [private recording from RNCM Chamber Music Festival 2010 : O Albion, the chamber music of the British Isles], p2010 R:
     
String Quartet, op. 4, A major c. 1915
Recorded: 2000, 19-21 December, Potton Hall, Suffolk Performers: Maggini Quartet
  CD: Naxos, 8.557108, p2002 R: 11/89
     
String Quartet no. 1 in B flat 1941
Recorded: 1943, 26th & 30th March, & 6th May, Decca Studios, West Hampstead Performers: Griller Quartet
  78: Decca, K 1091/4
CD: Dutton CDBP 9780, p2008
R:
Recorded: 1985, 26-27 March Performers: Delmé Quartet
  CD: Hyperion CDA 66178 R: 11/89
Recorded: 1995, 23-24 July, Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg Performers: Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet
  CD: Troubadisc, TRO-CD 01412, p1996 R:
Recorded: 2000, 19-21 December, Potton Hall, Suffolk Performers: Maggini Quartet
  CD: Naxos, 8.557108, p2002 R: 11/89
     
String Quartet no. 2 1950
Recorded: 1950, 29 September & 25 October, Decca Studios, West Hampstead Performers: Griller Quartet
  33: Decca, LX 3038 (10" mono)
33: London, LPS 299 (10" mono)
33: London, LL 1550 (mono)
CD: Dutton CDBP 9780, p2008
R:
Recorded: 1985, 26-27 March Performers: Delmé Quartet
  CD: Hyperion CDA 66178 R: 11/89
Recorded: 1996, 4-5 February, Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg Performers: Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet
  CD: Troubadisc, TRO-CD 01412, p1996 R:
Recorded: 2011, 21-27 April, Nimbus Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys Performers: Barbirolli Quartet
  CD: Nimbus, NI 6165, p2011 R:
     

Instrumental Music

Bliss (A one step) (for piano) 1922
Recorded: 1976 Performers: Richard Rodney Bennett
  LP: Polydor 2383 391, p. 1976
CD: EMI Classics CDM 5 65596 2 (British piano music of the '20s and '30s)
R:
Recorded: 1991, Feb 21-22, The Maltings, Snape Performers: Philip Fowke
  CD: Chandos CHAN 8979, p1991 R:
Recorded: 2000, September 30, Gateway Recording Studio, Kingston, Surrey Performers: Stephen De Pledge
  CD: ASV CD DCA 1128, p2002 R:
Recorded: 2011, January 3 or 4, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0148, p2015 R:
     
Interludes, Two (for piano) 1925
Recorded: 1989, September 13, St Silas, London NW5 Performers: Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8770, p1991
Cassette: Chandos, ACTD 1408, p1991
R:
Recorded: 2011, January 3 or 4, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0148, p2015 R:
     
Intermezzo (for piano) 1912
Recorded: 2010, August 27 or 2011, January 3, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0111, p2012 R:
     
Masks (4 pieces for piano) 1924
Recorded: 1989, September 13, St Silas, London NW5 Performers: Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8770, p1991
Cassette: Chandos, ACTD 1408, p1991
R:
Recorded: 2011, January 3 or 4, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0148, p2015 R:
     
May-Zeeh (for piano) 1910
Recorded: 2010, August 27 or 2011, January 3, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0111, p2012 R:
     
Miniature scherzo (for piano) 1969
Recorded: 1991, Feb 21-22, Snape Maltings Performers: Philip Fowke
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8979, p1991 R:
Recorded: 2010, August 27 or 2011, January 3, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0111, p2012 R:
     
The Rout Trot (piano) 1927
Recorded: 2000, September 30, Gateway Recording Studio, Kingston, Surrey Performer: Stephen De Pledge
  CD: ASV CD DCA 1128, p2002 R:
Recorded: 1975 Performers: Richard Rodney Bennett
  LP: Polydor, 2383 391, [1975?]
CD: EMI, CDM5 65596-2, [ca. 1992]
R:
Recorded: 1991, Feb 21-22, Snape Maltings Performers: Philip Fowke
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8979, p1991 R:
Recorded: 2011, January 3 or 4, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0148, p2015 R:
Recorded: 2012, 29-31 October, on the Harrison and Harrison organ in Durham Cathedral Arr. Robert Gower. Performers: Tom Bell
  CD: Regent Records, REGCD409, p2013 R:
     
Sonata for Piano 1952
Recorded: 1960, Star Sound Studios, London Performers: Marguerite Wolff
  LP: Academy Records, ACM1, 1960 R:
Recorded: 1974, St George the Martyr, London? Performers: Rhondda Gillespie
  LP: Argo, ZRG 786, p1974 R:
Recorded: 1983, June 26-28, St George the Martyr, Bloomsbury, London Performers: Eric Parkin
  LP: Chandos, DBRD 2006, p1983 R:
Recorded: 1991, Feb 21-22, Snape Maltings Performers: Philip Fowke
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8979, p1991 R:
Recorded: 1991, ??, Royal College of Music Performers: David Brain
 

Cassette: British Music Society, Environs series, ENS 017, c1991

R:
Recorded: 1998, March-November, Melba Hall, University of Malbourne, Australia Performers: Trevor Barnard
  CD: The Divine Art, 2-5011, p1999 R: -
Recorded: 2003, 17th January, Potton Hall, Suffolk. Performers: Peter Donohoe
  CD: Naxos, 8.555931, p2004 R: 1/04
Recorded: 2010, August 27 or 2011, January 3, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0111, p2012 R:
     
Sonata for Viola and Piano 1933
Recorded: 1960? Performers: Watson Forbes, Myers Foggin
  78: Decca, X233-5,[1960?](2 discs)
78: Decca, Z814-6,[196-?](2 discs)
R:
Recorded: 1964 Performers: Herbert Downes, Leonard Cassini
  LP: Delta Records,DEL 12028, c1964
LP: Summit, LSU 3072
LP: Revolution, RCB 1
R:
Recorded: 1970? Performers: Emanuel Vardi, Frank Weinstock
  LP: Musical Heritage Society, MHS 4043, [1970]
Cassette: Musical Heritage Society MHC 6043, p1979
R:
Recorded: 1989, April 19, St Silas, London NW5 Performers: Emanuel Vardi, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8770, p1991
Cassette: Chandos, ACTD 1408, p1991
R:
Recorded: 2001, 18-20 December, Potton Hall, Suffolk Performers: Martin Outram, Julian Rolton
  CD: Naxos, 9.555931, p2003 R:
Recorded: 2004? Performers: Mathew Jones (viola), Michael Hampton
  CD: The Bridge Duo, LIR 001, [2005?] R:
Recorded: 2005? Performers: Doris Lederer (viola), Bruce Murray
  CD: Centaur (Baton Rouge, LA, USA), CRC 2692, [2005?] R:
Recorded: 2007, June 6-8, Potton Hall, Suffolk.

Performers: Roger Chase, viola ; Michiko Otaki, piano

  CD: Naxos, 8.572407, p2009 R:
Recorded: 2009, July 10, 11, 13, Phoenix Studios, Budapest, Hungary

Performers: Eniko Magyar, viola ; Tadashi Imai, piano

  CD: Dutton, CDLX 7231, 2009, p2007 R:
     
Sonata for Violin and Piano 1916?
Recorded: 2010 Performers: Rupert Luck (violin), Matthew Rickard
  CD: EM Records, EMRCD 1, p2011 R:
Recorded: 2015, 21-23 September, Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk Performers: Tamsin Little (violin), Piers Lane
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 10899, p2016 R:
     

Study (for piano)

1927
Recorded: 1991, Feb 21-22, Snape Maltings Performers: Philip Fowke
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8979, p1991 R:
     
Suite, B. 6 (for piano) 1912?
Recorded: 2011, January 3 or 4, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0148, p2015 R:
     
Suite, B. 49 (for piano) 1925
Recorded: 1991, Feb 21-22, Snape Maltings Performers: Philip Fowke
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8979, p1991 R:
Recorded: 2010, August 27 or 2011, January 3, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0111, p2012 R:
     
Toccata (for piano) 1925?
Recorded: 1989, September 13, St Silas, London NW5 Performers: Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8770, p1991
Cassette: Chandos, ACTD 1408, p1991
R:
Recorded: 2010, August 27 or 2011, January 3, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0111, p2012 R:
     
Triptych (for piano) 1971
Recorded: 1991, Feb 21-22, Snape Maltings Performers: Philip Fowke
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8979, p1991 R:
Recorded: 2000, September 30, Gateway Recording Studio, Kingston, Surrey Performers: Stephen De Pledge
  CD: ASV CD DCA 1128, p2002 R:
Recorded: 2011, January 3 or 4, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0148, p2015 R:
     
Bach, J.S. Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (arranged for piano by Arthur Bliss) 1932
Recorded: 2011, January 3 or 4, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Performers:Mark Bebbington
  CD: SOMM, SOMMCD 0148, p2015 R:
     

Vocal and Choral Works

2 American Poems (voice & piano) 1940
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Geraldine McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
Recorded: 2009, Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex The return from town. Performers: Felicity Lott, soprano ; Graham Johnson, piano
  CD: Champs Hill Records, CHRCD003 (Call me Flott), 2009 R:
     
7 American Poems (voice & piano) 1940
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Henry Herford, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     
Angels of the mind (voice & piano) 1969
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Geraldine McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
Recorded: 2000, November 5, Gateway Recording Studio, Kingston, Surrey Performers: Helen Meyerhoff, Stephen De Pledge
  CD: ASV CD DCA 1128, p2002 R:
     
At the window (voice & piano) 1925
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     
Aubade fo Coronation morning (SS & chorus) 1953
Recorded: 1990, 27-28 October, in St George's Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol Performers: Bristol Bach Ch, Glyn Jenkins
  CD: Priory, PRCD352, p1992 R: ??
Recorded: 1991, 23-24 June, St George's Church, Cambridge Performers: Cambridge University Chamber Choir, Tim Brown
  CD: Gamut, GAM CD 529, 1991 R:
Recorded: ca. 200-, Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge. Performers: Queens' College Choir, Cambridge, Samuel Hayes
  CD: Guild, GMCD7287, p200- R:
     
Auvergnat (voice & piano) 1943
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     
The Ballads of the Fours Seasons (voice & piano) 1923
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Geraldine McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     
The Beatitudes (soprano and tenor soli, chorus, orchestra, and organ ) 1962
Recorded: 1962, 25 May, BBC broadcast from the Coventry Theatre Performers: Jennifer Vyvyan, Richard Lewis, [Coventry] Festival Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss (conductor)
  CD: Vocalion, 2CDBO 9818  , p2013 R:
Recorded: 1964, 31 August, BBC broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall Performers: Heather Harper, Gerald English, Goldsmiths Choral Union, Royal Choral Society, Wembley Philharmonic Society, BBC Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss (conductor)
  CD: Lyrita, REAM.1115, p2015 R:
     
A Birthday Song for a Royal Child (for the birth of HRH Prince Andrew) (chorus a capella) 1959
Recorded: 1991, 26-27 March in All Hallow Church, Gospel Oak, London Performers: Finzi Singers, P. Spicer
  CD: Chandos, CHAN8980, p1991 R: 11/91
     
A Child's Prayer (song) 1926
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Geraldine McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     
Cradle Song for a Newborn Child (for the birth of HRH Prince Edward) (chorus & harp) 1964
Recorded: 1990, 27-28 October, in St George's Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol Performers: Bristol Bach Ch, Glyn Jenkins
  CD: Priory, PRCD352, p1992 R: ??
     
Elegiac Sonnet (tenor, string quartet & piano) 1954
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Toby Spence, Nash Ensemble
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
Recorded: 2006, 21-23 November, Christ's Hospital, Horsham Performers: James Gilchrist, Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Anna Tilbrook, pf
  CD: Linn, CKD 296, p2007 R:
     
The Enchantress (scena: mezzo-soprano and orchestra) 1951-52
Recorded: 1957, 21 April, BBC broadcast Performers: Pamela Bowden, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Rudolph Schwartz.
  CD: Lyrita REAM.1115, p2015 R:
Recorded: 1989, 5-6 November, in the Ulster Hall, Belfast Performers: Linda Finnie, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8818, p1991
CD: Chandos CHAN 7073, 1997
CD: Chandos CHAN 10221X, 2004
R:
     
The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House (song) 1924
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: T. Spence, K. Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion CDA 67188/9, p2000 R:
     
God save the Queen (arr. Bliss) 1969
Recorded: 1972, 4-5 January, Royal Albert Hall Performers: Norma Procter, Royal Choral Society, London Philharmonic Orch, Arthus Bliss
  LP: Music for Pleasure, CFP 198, 1972
CD: EMI, CDCFP 5014, p1996
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:
Recorded: 1990, June 2-4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London Performers: Royal Philharmonic Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Charles Groves, conductor
  CD: Cirrus Digital Classics, CTV CD 501, p1990 R:
     
The Hammers (song) 1915
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: T. Spence, K. Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion CDA 67188/9, p2000 R:
     
A Knot of Riddles (baritone & chamber ensemble) 1963
Recorded: 1970, 28-29 April, Barking Town Hall Performers: J. Shirley-Quirk, London CO, W. Morris
  LP : ; Pye Virtuosi Series, TPLS 13036, p1970
Cassette : ; Pye, ZCPC 507, p1970
CD : EMI CDM 67117-2, p1999
R: 10/99
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: H. Herford, Nash Ens, M. Brabbins
  CD: Hyperion CDA 67188/9, p2000 R:
     
Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? (anthem) 1968
Recorded: 1998, March 6-8, Bromley Parish Church Performers: The Collegiate Singers, A. Millinger, R. Moorhouse
  CD: Priory, PRCD 645, p1999 R: 12/99
     
2 Love Songs (voice, piano) 1929
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: H. Herford, K. Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA 67188/9, p2000 R: -
     
Madam Noy (sopano song with ensemble) 1918
Recorded: 1923, February 23 Performers: Anne Thursfield, instrumental ensemble, A. Bliss
  78: Columbia, L1476 (1 sides), [1923] R: -
Recorded: 1958, 31 March, BBC broadcast Performers: Jennifer Vyvyan, Wigmore Ensemble
  CD: Lyrita REAM.1115, p2015 R: -
Recorded: 1984, February 13-14 Performers: Elizabeth Gale, Nash Ensemble, L. Friend
  LP: Hyperion, A66137 stereo, p1984
CD: Hyperion, CDA66137, p1988
R: -
     
Mar Portugues (chorus a cappella) 1973
Recorded: 1991, March 26-27, All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak Performers: R. Hay, S. Carter, J. Bowen, Finzi Sngrs, P. Spicer
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8980, p1991
Cassette: Chandos, ABTD 1568, p1991
R: 11/99
     
Morning Heroes (orator, chorus, orchestra) 1931
Recorded: 1934? Spring offensive. Performers: Basil Maine (with drums)
  78: Decca, F. 5219, [1934]
CD: published with book: Oh, my horses! Elgar and the Great War (Rickmansworth: Elgar Editions), 2001
R:
Recorded: 1974, 23-24 July, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Performers: J. Westbrook, Liverpool Phil Ch, RLPO, C. Groves
  CD: EMI CDM7 63906-2, 1991
CD: EMI 2564 614724, p2015 (Sir Charles Groves conducts British music - on 24 CDs)
R: 10/91
Recorded: 1985, 29 March, to mark the 10th anniversary of the composer's death (not 1982, 12 August), Maida Vale Studios, London. Information supplied by Wendy Sheridan, BBC Chorus researcher, 2017 Performers: Richard Baker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, Charles Groves
  CD: BBC, Radio classics 15656 91992, p1997 R: 12/97
Recorded: 1991 November 16-17 & 1992 January 26, All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak Performers: B. Blessed, East London Chor, Harlow Chor, E. Herts Chor, LPO, M. Kibblewhite
  CD: Cala, CACD 1010, p1992
Cassette: Cala, CAMC 1010, p1992
R: 2/93
Recorded: 2015 May 16-17, Fairfield Halls, Croydon Performers: Samuel West, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestrea, Andrew Davis
 

CD: Chandos, CHSA 5159, p2015

R:
     
2 Nursery Rhymes (clarinet, piano) 1921
Recorded: 1994? Performers: Judith Howarth, Emma Johnson, Malcolm Martineau
  CD: ASV, CCDCA 891, p1994
Cassette: ASV, ZCDCA891, p1994
R: 7/94
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February,
Henry Wood Hall, London
Performers: Geraldine McGreevy, Michael Collins, John Lenehan
  CD: Hyperion CDA 67188/9, p2000 R:
     
O give thanks unto the Lord (anthem) 1965
Recorded: 1998, Bromley Parish Church, March 6-8 Performers: The Collegiate Singers, A. Millinger, R. Moorhouse
  CD: Priory, PRCD 645, p1999 R: 12/99
   
Pastoral,'Lie strewn the white flocks' 1928
Recorded: 1951, 10th January Performers: Nancy Evans, soprano; Gareth Morris, flute; H. Taylor, timp; BBC Chorus ; Reginald Jacques String Orchestra; Reginald Jacques
  78's: Decca AX 565-568, [1951]
CD: Vocalion, 2CDBO 9818, p2013
Pigeon song. CD: Dutton, CDBP 9723, p2002
R:
Recorded: 1970, 28-29 April, Barking Town Hall Performers: Sybil Michelow, Norman Knight, Bruckner-Mahler Choir of London, London Chamber Orchestra, Wyn Morris
  LP: Pye, TLPS 13036, p1970
CD: EMI, CDM 5 67117 2, p1999
R:
Recorded: 1985, 16-17 March, St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith Performers: S. Minty, J. Pearce, Holst Singers, Holst Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton
  CD : Hyperion, CDA 66175, [1988?]
Helios, CDH 55050, p2001
R: 11/88
Recorded: 1990, 18-19 January, All Saints' Church, Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Performers: D. Jones, D. Haslam, Sinfonia Chor, Northern Sinfonia, R. Hickox
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8886
CD: Chandos, CHAN 241-1, c1999
CD: Chandos, CHAN 7008
R: 7/91
     
A Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (unaccompanied womenn's voices) 1973
Recorded: 1992 January 26, All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak Performers: East London Chor, Harlow Chor, E. Herts Chor, M. Kibblewhite
  CD: Cala, CACD 1010, p1992
Cassette: Cala, CAMC 1010, p1992
R: 2/93
     
A Prayer to the infant Jesus (unaccompanied womenn's voices) 1968
Recorded: January 4-5, 1971, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: Ambrosian Singers, Philip Ledger
  LP: Lyrita, SRCS 55, p1971
LP: Musical Heritage Society, MHS 3096, 1975
CD: Lyrita, SRCD 225, p1992
R: 9/92
     
Put thou thy trust in the Lord (ch, org) 1972
Recorded: 1997
April 29-May 1
Westminster Abbey
Performers: Westminster Abbey Ch, M. Baker, M. Neary
  CD: SONY, TV49CD, p1997
CD Sony, SBK 61704
Cassette SONY, TV49MC, p1997
R:
     
Rhapsody (textless duet with ensemble) 1919
Recorded: February 13-14, 1984 Performers: Elizabeth Gale, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Nash Ensemble, L. Friend
  LP: Hyperion, A66137 stereo, p1984
CD: Hyperion, CDA66137, p1988
R: -
     
Rich or Poor (song) 1925
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February,
Henry Wood Hall, London
Performers: H. Herford, K. Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion CDA 67188/9, p2000 R:
     
River Music (chorus a capella) 1967
Recorded: 1991, March 26-27, All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak Performers: R. Hay, S. Carter, J. Bowen, Finzi Sngrs, P. Spicer
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8980, p1991
Cassette: Chandos, ABTD 1568, p1991
R: 11/99