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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

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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
     

3 Romantic Songs (tenor & piano)

1921

Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     

Rout (soprano and chamber ensemble)

1920/21

Recorded: July 21, 1921 Performers: Stella Power, British Symphony Orchestra, A. Boult
  78: HMV D 574 (two sides), [1921] R: -
Recorded: 1958, 31 March, BBC broadcast Performers: Jennifer Vyvyan, Wigmore Ensemble
  CD: Lyrita REAM.1115, p2015 R: -
Recorded: February 13-14, 1984 Performers: Elizabeth Gale, Nash Ensemble, L. Friend
  LP: Hyperion, A66137 stereo, p1984
CD: Hyperion, CDA66137, p1988
R: -
Recorded: January 4-5, 1971, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: R. Woodland, LSO, A. Bliss
  LP: Lyrita, SRCS 55, p1971
LP: Musical Heritage Society, MHS 3096, 1975
CD: Lyrita, SRCD 225, p1992
R: 9/92
     

Seek ye the Lord (choir & organ)

1956

Recorded: 1998, Bromley Parish Church, March 6-8 Performers: The Collegiate Singers, A. Millinger
  CD: Priory, PRCD 645, p1999 R: 12/99
     

Serenade (baritone & orchestra)

1936

Recorded: January 4-5, 1971, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: J. Shirley-Quirk, LSO, B. Priestman
  LP: Lyrita, SRCS 55, p1971
LP: Musical Heritage Society, MHS 3096, 1975
CD: Lyrita, SRCD 225, p1992
R: 9/92
     

The Shield of Faith (SB, chorus & organ)

1974

Recorded: 1991, March 26-27, All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London Performers: A. Crookes, R. Williams, A. Lumsden, Finzi Sngrs, P. Spicer
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8980, p1991 R: 11/91
Recorded: 1998, Bromley Parish Church, March 6-8 Performers: J. Telford, A. Angus, The Collegiate Singers, A. Millinger, R. Moorhouse
  CD: Priory, PRCD 645, p1999 R: 12/99
     

Simples (song)

1932

Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     

Song of welcome (for soli, chorus and orchestranote)

1954

Recorded: 1954, June 10, Kingsway Hall Performers: Jopan Sutherland, John Cameron, BBC Chorus, Philharmonia Orch., A. Bliss
  CD: EMI, 0946 3 70564 2 4, p2006 R:
     

3 Songs (girls or boys voices & piano) (1. Little Bingo (A farmer's dog lept over the stile) : nursery rhyme, unaccompanied - 2. A widow bird sate mourning : S.A. with piano / [words by] P. B. Shelley - 3. A New Year carol (Here we bring new water) : unaccompanied / anonymous)

1967

Recorded: 2007, 11 & 24 March, All Hallows Church, South Hampstead, London- No. 2. A widow bird sate mourning. Performers: New London Children's Choir, Alexander Wells, piano; Ronald Corp, conductor
  CD: Naxos, 8.572113, p2008 R:
     

3 Songs (voice & piano)

1972

Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     

4 Songs (voice, violin & piano)

1927

Recorded: 2000, November 5, Gateway Recording Studio, Kingston, Surrey Performers: Helen Merehoff, Stephen De Pledge
  CD: ASV CD DCA 1128, p2002 R:
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Geraldine McGreevy, Leo Phillips, John Lenehan
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     

Stand up and bless the Lord your God

1960

Recorded: 1998, 6-8 March, Bromley Parish Church

Performers: C. Paschalides, A. Angus, (The) Collegiate Singers, A. Millinger, R. Moorhouse
  CD: Priory, PRCD 645, p1999 R: 12/99
     

The Tramps (voice & piano)

1916

Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Henry Herford, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R: -
     

Three Jolly Gentlemen (song)

1923

Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: G. McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     

'Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town (song)

1914

Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     

When I was one-and-twenty (song)

1923

Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Henry Herford, Kathron Sturrock
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     

The Women of Yueh (song cycle for soprano and chamber orchestra)

1923

Recorded: February 13-14, 1984 Performers: Elizabeth Gale, Nash Ensemble, L. Friend
  LP: Hyperion, A66137 stereo, p1984
CD: Hyperion, CDA66137, p1988
R: -
     

The World is charged with the grandeur of God (cantata)

1969

Recorded: January 4-5, 1971, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, P. Ledger (or possibly A. Bliss)
  LP: Lyrita, SRCS 55, p1971
LP: Musical Heritage Society, MHS 3096, 1975
CD: Lyrita, SRCD 225, p1992
R: 9/92
Recorded: 1991, All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, March 26-27 Performers: Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8980, p1991 R: 1/91
Recorded: 1998, Bromley Parish Church, March 6-8 Performers: The Collegiate Singers, members of the New London Orchestra, A. Millinger
  CD: Priory, PRCD 645, p1999 R: 12/99
 

Stage Works (operas, ballets, films)

Adam Zero (ballet)

1946

Recorded: 9 May 1946 Nos. 1, 5-7, 10-13, 15-16. Performers: Covent Garden Orchestra ; Constant Lambert  
  CD: APR 5627, p2003 R:
Recorded: 1959 No. 10. Performers: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, Robert Irving  
  45 (7"): HMV, 7EP 7076 (mono)
LP: HMV, CLP 1070 (mono)
LP: HMV, HQM 1078 (mono)
LP: HMV, SDT 1756 (mono)
LP: Angel, 35521 (mono)
LP: Angel, S 35521 (stereo)1
R:
Recorded: 1971? Nos. 5, 7, 10. Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Lyrita, Lollipop SRCS, p1971
CD: Lyrita, SRCD 225, p2003
R: 9/92
Recorded: 1978, 19-20 December, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. Nos. 1, 2-7, 10-13, 15-16. Performers: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch, Vernon Handley  
  LP: HMV, ASD 3687, p1979
Cassette: HMV, TC-ASD 3687, p1979
CD: EMI, CDC 7 47712 2, p1987
CD: EMI, 7243 5 86589 2 7 (2 CD set), p2005
R:
Recorded: 1999 ?Complete. Performers: English Northern Philh, D. Lloyd-Jones  
  CD: Naxos 8 8553460, p2003 R: 10/96
Recorded: 2012, 29-31 October, on the Harrison and Harrison organ in Durham Cathedral Bridal ceremony; arr. Robert Gower. Performers: Tom Bell  
  CD: Regent Records, REGCD409, p2013 R:
     

Checkmate(Complete ballet)

1937

Recorded: 2004, Aug. 9-10
Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow
Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd Jones  
  CD: Naxos, 8.557641, p2005 R:
Recorded: 2001, May 21-22, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Barry Wordsworth  
  CD: ASV, WLS 255(2 CDs), p2001 R:
     

Checkmate (Ballet - Excerpts: 1. Prologue : the players - 2. Dance of the Red Pawns - 3. Dance of the four Knights - 4. Entry of the Black Queen - 5. The Red Knight's mazurka - 6. Ceremony of the Red Bishops - 9. The attack - 12. Finale: checkmate)

1937

Recorded: 1950? Nos. 1-4, 9 12. Performers: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Robert Irving  
  78's: Columbia, DX 1718-1720 and auto DX 8364-8366, [1950]
LP: Columbia (USA), ML 4362 (mono), [1951]
R:
Recorded: 1956?, Moscow Nos. 3-6, 12. Performers: USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss  
  78: Melodiya, mono?, 026720/1 & 026726/7, [1956?]
LP: Melodiya, mono?, D 3153, [1956?]
R:
Recorded: 1956, December 21, Live studio broadcast, BBC Home Service 4 & 5. Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, A. Bliss. Introduced by the composer.  
  CD: Pristine XR, PASC 460, p2016 R:
Recorded: 1960, 4th February, Kingsway Hall, London Nos. 2-6, 12. Performers: Sinfonia of London, Arthur Bliss  
  LP: World Record Club, T52, mono, 1960
LP: World Record Club, ST52, stereo, 1960
CT: World Record Club, TT52, 1960
LP: EMI, SXLP 30153, [1967]
CT: EMI, CDM7647182, c1993
CD: Heritage, HTGDC 220, 2011
R:
Recorded: 1973
September 15, Royal Albert Hall
Nos. 1-6, 12. Performers: BBCSO, Norman Del Mar  
  CD: BBC MM80, p1999 R: -
Recorded: 1979? Nos. 1, 3-6, 12. Performers: Royal Liverpool SO, Vernon Handley  
  LP: EMI ASD 3687, p1979 R: -
Recorded: 1986
March 25-27
Ulster Hall, Belfast
Selections. Performers: Ulster Orch., V. Handley
 
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 8503, p1987
CD: Chandos, CHAN 241-1, 1999
R: 3/87
Recorded: 1990
June 2-3
Great Hall of Leeds University
Selections. Performers: English Northern Philh, D. Lloyd-Jones  
  CD: Hyperion, CDA66436, p1990 R: 3/91
     

Christopher Columbus (film. Selections)

1949

Recorded: 1979, 3-4 September, Birmingham Town Hall Alla polacca ; Grave ; Alla marcia (arr. Dods) Performers: City of Birmingham S.O.; Marcus Dods  
  LP: HMV ASD 3797, p1979
CD: EMI 7243 5 86589 2 7 (2 CD set), p2005
R: 12/79
Recorded: 1990, 13-16 January, Concert Hall of Czecho-Slovak Radio, Bratislava Overture; The commision; Don~a Beatriz; Struggles; The messenger; The voyage begins; Mutiny; Land at last; Columbus put into chains; Return to Spain (arr. Adriano). Performers: Bratislava RSO, Adriano  
  CD: Marco Polo 8.223315, p1990
CD: Naxos, 8.223315, 2009, p1990
R: 12/91
     

Conquest of the Air (film. Suite)

1936

Recorded: 1990?, CBS Studios, London. Performers: Philharmonia, Kenneth Alwyn  
  CD: Silva Screen, FILMCD 072, p1990
CD: Silva Screen, FILMCD 713, c1993
R: 2/91
5/93
Recorded: 1992, 10th-12th March, CTS Studios, Wembley Performers: RAF Central Band, H.B. Hingley  
  CD: EMI, Classics for pleasure 7243 5 68575 206, p1992, c1995
Cassette: CPF, TC-CFP4666, p1992
R:
     

The Lady of Shalott (ballet: 1 Act)

1957/8

Recorded: 1968, Dec 16 Performers: BBCSO, A. Bliss  
  CD: BBC Classics 15656 9184-2, p1996 R: 2/97
     

Men of Two Worlds (film. Excerpts, see also Baraza above)

1945

Recorded: 1990 Return to Tanganyika; The challenge; Kisenga's family; Village fire and finale. Performers: Silvia Capova, pf; Slovak Philharmonic Male Choir, Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adriano  
  CD Marco Polo 8.223315, p1990
CD: Naxos, 8.223315, 2009, p1990
 
     

Miracle in the Gorbals (ballet)

1944 - London

Recorded: 1946 Nos. 2-4, 7, 10, 15. Performers: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, Constant Lambert  
  78's: Columbia, DX 1260-1, [1946]
LP(10"): American Columbia, ML 2117, [195-?]
CD: Dutton, CDBP 9761, p2005
R:
Recorded: 1954, January 26, Kingsway Hall Nos. 1-3, 7-10, 12, 15. Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Arthur Bliss  
  LP: Columbia, 33CX1205(mono), 1954?
LP: HMV, HQM 1009 (mono), 1970?
LP: Angel, 25136 (mono), n.d.
CD: EMI, 0946 3 70564 2 4, p2006
CD: Heritage, HTGDC 220, 2011
R:
Recorded: Guildhall, Southampton, 14-15.06.1976 Nos. 1-4, 7-10, 12, 15. Performers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Berglund  
  LP: HMV, ASD 3342, 1977
CT: HMV, TC-ASD 3342, 1977
CD: EMI, CDM 7 69388 2, c1988
R:
Recorded: 1995, February, ABC Music Centre, Brisbane, Australia. Complete. Performers: Queensland SO, C. Lyndon-Gee  
  LP: Naxos, 8.553698, p1999 R: 8/99
Recorded: 2012, 29-31 October, on the Harrison and Harrison organ in Durham Cathedral Intermezzo; arr. Robert Gower. Performers: Tom Bell  
  CD: Regent Records, REGCD409, p2013 R:
     

The Olympians(Opera)

1948

Recorded: 1972, Feb 21, RFH Performers: S. Minty, B. Dickerson, F. Robinson, W. McAlpine, A. Pashley, R. Woodland, E. Bohan, R. Herincx, T. Hemsley, Ambrosian Singers, Polyphonia Orch., B. Fairfax  
  CD: Intaglio, INCD 7552, p1993 R:
     

Tobias and the angel (Opera)

1960

Recorded: 1960, May 17 (broadcast) Performers: T. Anthony, C. Maia, J. Ford, R. Lewis, J. Walters, J. Howe, R. GoldingE. Malbin, R. Patrick, W. Lyon-Brown; London Symphony Orchestra; Norman Del Mar  
  CD: pRISTINE aUDIO, paco 096, c2013 R:
     

Seven waves away (Excerpts from film music)

1956

Recorded: 1990, 13-16 January, Concert Hall of Czecho-Slovak Radio, Bratislava 3 orchestral pieces: Allegro con fuoco; Allegro; Maestoso quasi marcia funebre (arr. Adriano) Performers: Bratislava RSO, Adriano  
  CD: Marco Polo 8.223315, p1990
CD: Naxos, 8.223315, 2009, p1990
R: 12/91
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:
     
The Tempest (music for stage production - mostly lost) ?
Recorded: 1998, 9-11 February, Henry Wood Hall, London Performers: Toby Spence, Henry Herford, Nash Ensemble, Martyn Brabbins  
  CD: Hyperion, CDA67188/9, p2000 R:
     

Things to come Various suites and selections compiled from the following movements:
1. Prologue; 2. Ballet for children; 3. Attack; 4. Pestilence; 5. The world in ruins; 6. Machines; 7. March; 8 Epilogue (later renamed Theme and Reconstruction); 9. Building of the New World; 10. Attack on the Moon Gun; 11. Epilogue (ed. C. Palmer)

1934-35

Recorded: 1935, March 3 1-5, 7*-8*. Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, A. Bliss  
Recorded: 1935, November? transferred from the film sound track, 1936, 18 February 7-8. Performers: Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, M. Mathieson  
  2-5, 7-8. 78: Decca, K 810-12 (6 sides), [1935?]
2-5, 7-8. 78: American Decca, 25606-8 (6 sides), [1935?]
2-5. CD: Dutton, CDLXT 2501, p1995
2-5, 7-8. CD: Symposium, 1203, p1997
1-5, 7*-8*. CD: Pearl, GEM0101, p2000
2-5, 7-8. CD: Naxos, 8.120597, p2002
R: 2/98
Recorded: 1956, December 21, Live studio broadcast, BBC Home Service 2. Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, A. Bliss. Introduced by the composer.  
  CD: Pristine XR, PASC 460, p2016 R:
Recorded: 1957, June 17, Walthamstow Town Hall 2-4, 6-8. Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: RCA, SB 2026, p1959
LP: RCA, SRC, 7025 (7", mono), p1959
LP: Decca, SDD 255, p1959
LP: RCA (USA), LM 2257, p1959
LP: RCA, LSC 2257, [1957?]
LP: London, STS 15112, p1959
CD: Belart, 450 143-2, p1994
CD: Dutton, CDLXT 2501, p1995
CD: Heritage, HTGDC 220, 2011
CD: Vocalion, 2CDBO 9818, p2013
R:
Recorded: 1967, November 29, Kingsway Hall. 7. Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Reader's Digest, RDS 6322, p1968, 
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:
Recorded: 1975 1, 7-10. Performers: National PO, B. Hermann  
  LP: Decca, PFS 4363, p1976
LP: Decca, SPC 21149, p1976
Cassette: KPFC 4363, [1976]
CD: London, 448 954-2LPF, c1996
CD: Decca, 466 241-2DF2, p2001
CD: Australian Eloquence, 4803787, [2010]
R: -
Recorded: 1976, 27-28 September, Abbey Road Studios, no. 1 1-3, 5, 7, 9-11 . Performers: RPO, C. Groves  
  LP: HMV, ASD 3416, p1977
CD: (March only) EMI, CD-CFP 4332, c1991
CD: EMI 7243 5 86589 2 7, p2005
CD: EMI 2564 614724, p2015 (Sir Charles Groves conducts British music - on 24 CDs)
R: -
Recorded: 1978, September 20-22 7. Performers: LSO, Morton Gould  
  LP: Varese-Sarabande, VCDM1000.20
CD: Varese-Sarabande, VCD47229
R: -
Recorded: XXX (live at RFH) 7. Performers: RPO, M. Mathieson  
  LP: Polydor, 2478019 R: -
Recorded: XXX 7. Performers: Ron Goodwin & his orchestra  
  LP: EMI, TWOX 1007, [196-?] R:
Recorded: XXX 7. Performers: Bournemouth S.O., Dunn  
  CD/LP.Cassette: Polydor, 2383268, [196-?] R:
Recorded: XXX 7. Performers: RPO, Vic Lewis
  LP: DJM, DJLPS 437, [196-?] R:
Recorded: XXX 7. Performers: Lou Whiteson Orch.  
  LP: Rediffusion Music, ZS 9, [196-?] R:
Recorded: XXX 2, 7-8, arr. for band. Performers: Scots Guards band, Howe  
  LP: Philips, 6308 145, [196-?]
LP: Philips, 6436 021, [196-?]
R:
Recorded: XXX 2, 7-8, arr. for band by Beresford. Performers: Fodens Motor Works Band, James Scott  
  LP: Decca, SB 330, [196-?] R:
Recorded: XXX 8, arr. for band by Godfrey. Performers: Royal Artillery Alanbrooke band, Pinkney  
  LP: Lismor, LILP 5078 R:
Recorded: XXX 7, arr. for band. Performers: London Symphonic Band  
  LP: Pye, GGL 30174 (mono)
LP: Pye, GSGL 30174
LP: Marble Arch, MALS 773
R:
Recorded: XXX 7, arr. for band by Cy Payne. Performers: Life Guards Band, Richards  
  LP: CBS, S 650028 R:
Recorded: 1991?, The Band Room, Grove Hall, Bow Road, London E3. 7, arr. for band. Performers: Band of the Metropolitan Police ; Duncan Beat  
  CD: Music Masters, MMCD 420, p1991 R:
Recorded: 1994, July 20, September 20, 22, Hollywood 2-4, 9-11. Performers: Hollywood Bowl Orch, J. Mauceri  
  CD: Philips, 446 403-2PH, c1995 R: 3/96
Recorded: 1995, February, ABC Music Centre, Brisbane, Australia. 1, 5, 9-11, ed. C. Palmer. Performers: Queensland SO, C. Lyndon-Gee  
  CD: Naxos, 8 553698, p1999 R: 8/99
Recorded: [1997] 7, arr. Philip Lane. Performers: K. Bowyer  
  CD: Rege., REGCD121, [1997?] R: -
Recorded: 2000 1-11, ed. Philip Lane. Performers: BBC Phil. O., R. Gamba
  CD: Chandos, CHAN 9896, p2001 R: -
Recorded: 2001, May 2-4, The Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea 2, 7 & 8, arr. Dan Godfrey. Performers: Band of the Scots Guards, Maj. R.A. Owen  
  CD: Specialist Recording Company, SRC 102, p2002 R:
Recorded: 2000? 3, 7. Performers: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Nic Raine, cond.  
  CD: Silva Screen Records, FILMXCD332 or SSD 1112, 2000. (Space 3 - beyond the final frontier, disc 2) R:
Recorded: 2002? 7. Performers: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Nic Raine, cond.  
  CD: Silva Screen Records, FILMXCD 359, p2002 (The science fiction album, disc 4) (Discs 1-2 were issued as vol. 1 in 2002 with no. SSD 1112; issued with 4 discs in 2003? (but dated p2002) with no. FILMXCD359) R:
Recorded: 2012, 29-31 October, on the Harrison and Harrison organ in Durham Cathedral 2 & 7; arr. Robert Gower. Performers: Tom Bell  
  CD: Regent Records, REGCD409, p2013 R:
     

Music by other composers conducted by Sir Arthur Bliss

Arne. Rule Britannia from Alfred; arranged by Malcolm Sargent

?
Recorded: 1967, November 29, Kingsway Hall. Performers: Elizabeth Bainbridge, mezzo soprano, Royal Choral Society, New Philharmonia Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Reader's Digest, RDS 6322, p1968, 
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:

Borodin. Nocturne; arranged by Malcolm Sargent

?
Recorded: 1967, December 5, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Reader's Digest, RDS 6322, p1968, 
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:

Elgar. Cockaigne overture

?
Recorded: 1967, November 29, Kingsway Hall. Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Reader's Digest, RDS 6322, p1968, 
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:

Elgar. Pomp and circumstance march nos. 1-5

?
Recorded: 1957, March 17, Walthamstow Town Hall. Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Decca, SDD 255, 1959
LP: RCA Victor, LM-2257, [1959?] 
CD: (No. 3 only) CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:

Holst. Marching song

?
Recorded: 1967, December 5, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Reader's Digest, RDS 6322, p1968, 
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:

Handel. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon; arranged by Sir Thomas Beecham

?
Recorded: 1967, December 5, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Reader's Digest, RDS 6322, p1968, 
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:

Parry. Jerusalem; additional orchestration by Malcolm Sargent

?
Recorded: 1967, November 29, Kingsway Hall. Performers: Royal Choral Society, New Philharmonia Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Reader's Digest, RDS 6322, p1968, 
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:

Rossini. Il viaggio a Reims (The journey to Rheims). Overture

?
Recorded: 1967, December 5, Walthamstow Town Hall Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Reader's Digest, RDS 6322, p1968, 
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R:

Vaughan Williams. Fantasia on Greensleeves

?
Recorded: 1967, November 29, Kingsway Hall. Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, A. Bliss  
  LP: Reader's Digest, RDS 6322, p1968, 
CD: CRQ Editions, CRQ CD 283, c2017
R: