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Discography of Simpson's Works with Reviews

This is a categorised list of recordings. Albums that contain works in more than one category are listed in each category. Compositions with titles shown in a lighter colour are simply out-of-category at that point in the list. The book icons publisher link to publisher contact details of the work.

For convenient navigation, the following links go to the category sections:
symphonies, concerti, other orchestral music, music for brass band, string quartets, other chamber music, music for keyboard, vocal music

Note: Deryk Barker's Horenstein Discography lists several unreleased recordings of the first 3 Simpson Symphonies.

Symphonies

EMI Classics 5757892

Symphony No. 1 (1951) Published by Lengnick

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult

Recorded: January 1956
Format: CD
Label: EMI Classics
Catalogue No.: 5757892
Barcode: 0724357578929
Released: November 2002

This CD is a re-release of His Master's Voice BLP 1092, a 1956 33⅓ rpm mono recording that was previously reissued as HMV 20 Series HQM 1010 by EMI in 1966, with Fricker Symphony No. 2. The new CD includes the Fricker symphony along with Orr's Symphony in One Movement.

Review by A.P. (Gramophone, April 1957)
Review by M.M. (Gramophone, March 1966)
Review by Tony Haywood (MusicWeb International, December 2002)

Hyperion CDA66890

Symphony No. 1 (1951) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 8 (1981) Published by Faber

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

Recorded: July 1996
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66890
Barcode: 0034571168906
Released: November 1996

Review by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine)

Hyperion CDA66505

Symphony No. 2 (1955–56) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 4 (1971–72, part-revised 1973) Published by Lengnick

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

Recorded: July 1992
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66505
Barcode: 0034571165059
Released: October 1992

Review by Karl W. Nehring (The $ensible Sound)
Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, December 1992)

NMC Recordings NMC D109

Symphony No. 3 (1961–62) Published by Lengnick
Clarinet Quintet for clarinet and string quartet (1968) Published by Lengnick

The Aeolian String Quartet (Sydney Humphreys and Raymond Keenlyside, violins; Margaret Major, viola; Derek Simpson, cello); Bernard Walton, clarinet; London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jascha Horenstein

Recorded: 1971 (Quintet), 1970 (Symphony)
Format: CD ADD
Label: NMC Recordings
Catalogue No.: NMC D109
Barcode: 0675754906023
Released: April 2006

This performance of the Clarinet Quintet was previously released with String Quartet No. 1 played by the Aeolian String Quartet, on Unicorn LP UNS 234. This CD is a re-release of Unicorn-Kanchana UKCD2028 on the NMC Ancora series of re-issues.

Review by Stephen Johnson (Gramophone, June 1990)
Review by Rob Barnett (MusicWeb International, April 2006)

Hyperion CDA66728

Symphony No. 3 (1961–62) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 5 (1972) Published by Lengnick

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

Recorded: May 1994
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66728
Barcode: 0034571167282
Released: March 1994

Review by Karl W. Nehring (The $ensible Sound)
Review by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine)

Hyperion CDA66280

Symphony No. 6 (1977) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 7 (1977) Published by Faber

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

Recorded: September 1987
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66280
Barcode: 0034571162805
Released: April 1988

Review by Karl W. Nehring (The $ensible Sound)

Hyperion CDA66299

Symphony No. 9 (1985-87) Published by Faber

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

Recorded: February 1988
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66299
Barcode: 0034571162997

The final track is an illustrated talk on the work by the composer.
Audio extracts and sleeve notes (PDF) available at Hyperion.

Review by Karl W. Nehring (The $ensible Sound)
Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, December 1988)

Hyperion CDA66510

Symphony No. 10 (1988) Published by Lengnick

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

Recorded: February 1991
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66510
Barcode: 0034571165103
Released: September 1991

Hyperion CDA67500

Symphony No. 11 (1990) Published by Lengnick
Variations on a theme of Carl Nielsen for orchestra (1983) Published by Lengnick

City of London Sinfonia, conductor Matthew Taylor

Recorded: December 2003
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA67500
Barcode: 0034571175003
Released: August 2004

Audio extracts and sleeve notes (PDF) available at Hyperion.

Review by Hubert Culot (MusicWeb International, September 2004)
Review by Arnold Whittall (Gramophone, December 2004)
Interview with Matthew Taylor by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine, Nov/Dec 2004)
Review by Guy Rickards (Gramophone, 2005)
Review by Paul Ingram (Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2005)

Hyperion CDS44191/7

Symphony No. 1 (1951) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 2 (1955–56) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 3 (1961–62) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 4 (1971–72, part-revised 1973) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 5 (1972) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 6 (1977) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 7 (1977) Published by Faber
Symphony No. 8 (1981) Published by Faber
Symphony No. 9 (1985-87) Published by Faber
Symphony No. 10 (1988) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 11 (1990) Published by Lengnick
Variations on a theme of Carl Nielsen for orchestra (1983) Published by Lengnick

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley; City of London Sinfonia, conductor Matthew Taylor

Recorded: 1987-2003
Format: Boxed set, 7 CDs
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDS44191/7
Barcode: 0034571141916
Released: October 2006

Interview with Matthew Taylor by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine, Nov/Dec 2004)
Review by Paul Ingram (Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2005)
Review by Rob Barnett (MusicWeb International, September 2006)
Review by Paul James (Paul James' Modern Music Review)
Review by Pliable (On An Overgrown Path, October 2006)

Concerti

Carlton BBC Radio Classics 15656 91762

Piano Concerto (1967) Published by Lengnick

John Ogdon, piano; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Constantin Silverstri

Recorded: 1967
Format: CD ADD
Label: Carlton BBC Radio Classics
Catalogue No.: 15656 91762

With Rawsthorne Piano Concerto No 2, Concerto for Two Pianos.

Review by Keith Potter (BBC Music Magazine)
Review by Andy Jackson

Other Orchestral Music

Hyperion CDA67500

Symphony No. 11 (1990) Published by Lengnick
Variations on a theme of Carl Nielsen for orchestra (1983) Published by Lengnick

City of London Sinfonia, conductor Matthew Taylor

Recorded: December 2003
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA67500
Barcode: 0034571175003
Released: August 2004

Audio extracts and sleeve notes (PDF) available at Hyperion.

Review by Hubert Culot (MusicWeb International, September 2004)
Review by Arnold Whittall (Gramophone, December 2004)
Interview with Matthew Taylor by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine, Nov/Dec 2004)
Review by Guy Rickards (Gramophone, 2005)
Review by Paul Ingram (Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2005)

Hyperion CDS44191/7

Symphony No. 1 (1951) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 2 (1955–56) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 3 (1961–62) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 4 (1971–72, part-revised 1973) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 5 (1972) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 6 (1977) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 7 (1977) Published by Faber
Symphony No. 8 (1981) Published by Faber
Symphony No. 9 (1985-87) Published by Faber
Symphony No. 10 (1988) Published by Lengnick
Symphony No. 11 (1990) Published by Lengnick
Variations on a theme of Carl Nielsen for orchestra (1983) Published by Lengnick

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley; City of London Sinfonia, conductor Matthew Taylor

Recorded: 1987-2003
Format: Boxed set, 7 CDs
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDS44191/7
Barcode: 0034571141916
Released: October 2006

Interview with Matthew Taylor by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine, Nov/Dec 2004)
Review by Paul Ingram (Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2005)
Review by Rob Barnett (MusicWeb International, September 2006)
Review by Paul James (Paul James' Modern Music Review)
Review by Pliable (On An Overgrown Path, October 2006)

Music for Brass Band

EMI Studio 2 TWO379

Energy: Symphonic Study for brass band (1971) Published by Boosey & Hawkes

The G.U.S. (Footwear) Band, conductor Stanley Boddington

Recorded: 1972
Format: LP Stereo
Label: EMI Studio 2
Catalogue No.: TWO379

On The World Champions Play Test Pieces for Brass, with other music for brass band by Vinter, and Berlioz arr. Wright.

Review by Tim Mutum (4barsrest, April 2008)

Chandos CHAN6573

Canzona for brass band (1958) Published by Lengnick

The Locke Brass Consort, conductor James Stobart

Recorded: 1977
Format: CD ADD
Label: Chandos
Catalogue No.: CHAN6573
Barcode: 0095115657324

With other works by Bliss, Brian, Benjamin, Elgar, Walton, Tippett, Rubbra and Jacob. This CD was previously released as RSA Red Seal LP RL 25081.

Chandos CHAN4522

Volcano: Symphonic Study for brass band (1979) Published by Winwood

The John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, conductor Major Peter Parkes

Recorded: 1979
Format: CD ADD
Label: Chandos
Catalogue No.: CHAN4522
Barcode: 0095115452226

Recorded live in the Royal Albert Hall, with other music for brass band by Vinter, Huber, Gregson and Calvert.

Hyperion CDA66449

Energy: Symphonic Study for brass band (1971) Published by Boosey & Hawkes
Volcano: Symphonic Study for brass band (1979) Published by Winwood
The Four Temperaments: Suite for brass band (1982) Published by Winwood
Introduction and Allegro on a bass by Max Reger for brass band (1986–87) Published by Winwood
Vortex for brass band (1989) Published by Winwood

The Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band, conductor James Watson

Recorded: August 1990
Format: CD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66449
Barcode: 0034571164496
Released: May 1991

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Dunelm Records (Divine Art) DRD0253

Canzona for brass band (1958) Published by Lengnick

Kensington Symphonic Brass, conductor Russell Keable

Recorded: 6 May 1994
Format: CD
Label: Dunelm Records (Divine Art)
Catalogue No.: DRD0253

Live recording, on Music for Brass and Percussion – 1, with other works by Copland, Britten, Glass, Rubbra, Frescobaldi, Gabrieli, Bliss, grieg, Barber, David. Re-mastered December 2005.

Review by William Kreindler (MusicWeb International, February 2006)

Dunelm Records (Divine Art) DRD0254

The Four Temperaments: Suite for brass band (1982) Published by Winwood

Kensington Symphonic Brass, conductor Russell Keable

Recorded: 31 March 1995
Format: CD
Label: Dunelm Records (Divine Art)
Catalogue No.: DRD0254

Live recording, on Music for Brass and Percussion – 2, with other works by Arvo Pärt, Gabrieli, Purcell, Mussorgsky, Elgar Howarth.

Review by Tim Perry (MusicWeb International, June 2006)

Chandos CHAN4547

Energy: Symphonic Study for brass band (1971) Published by Boosey & Hawkes

Williams Fairey Band, conductor James Gourlay

Recorded: February 1997
Format: CD DDD
Label: Chandos
Catalogue No.: CHAN4547
Barcode: 0095115454725

With other music for brass band by Jenkins, Alwyn, Rubbra, Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

Hyperion CDA67016

Canzona for brass band (1958) Published by Lengnick
Eppur si muove Ricercar e Passacaglia for organ (1985) Published by Lengnick
Media morte in vita sumus motet for SATB chorus, brass and timpani (1975) Published by Lengnick
Tempi for unaccompanied SATB chorus (1987) Published by Roberton

Iain Quinn, organ; Corydon Singers; Corydon Brass Ensemble, conductor Matthew Best

Recorded: 1997-8
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA67016
Barcode: 0034571170169
Released: November 1998

Audio extracts available at Hyperion. Texts included.

Review by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine, 1999)
Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, February 1999)

Dunelm Records (Divine Art) DRD0226

Canzona for brass band (1958) Published by Lengnick

Cambridge University Brass Ensemble, conductor Philip Walsh

Recorded: April 2004
Format: CD
Label: Dunelm Records (Divine Art)
Catalogue No.: DRD0226

20th Anniversary Reunion Concert, King's College Chapel, with other works by Janáček, Barber, Grieg, Gabrieli, Alfred Uhl, Hindemith, Richard Strauss.

String Quartets

Pearl (Pavilion Records) GEM 0023

String Quartet No. 1 (1951–52) Published by Lengnick
String Quartet No. 2 (1953) Published by Lengnick
String Quartet No. 3 (1953–54) Published by Lengnick

Element String Quartet (Ernest Element and Sylvia Cleaver, violins; Dorothy Hemming, viola; Norman Jones, cello)

Recorded: 1953-4
Format: CD ADD (Mono 151)
Label: Pearl (Pavilion Records)
Catalogue No.: GEM 0023
Barcode: 0727031002321
Released: August 1988

Produced from tapes and acetates in the collection of Robert Simpson.

Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, September 1998)

Unicorn UNS234

String Quartet No. 1 (1951–52) Published by Lengnick
Clarinet Quintet for clarinet and string quartet (1968) Published by Lengnick

The Aeolian String Quartet (Sydney Humphreys and Raymond Keenlyside, violins; Margaret Major, viola; Derek Simpson, cello); Bernard Walton, clarinet

Recorded: August 1971
Format: LP
Label: Unicorn
Catalogue No.: UNS234

This LP is no longer available. This performance of the Clarinet Quintet was later released on Unicorn-Kanchana UKCD2028 then later again on NMC Ancora NMC D109 (below).

Review by Robert Layton (Gramophone, August 1971)
Review by Stephen Johnson (Gramophone, June 1990)

Hyperion CDA66419

String Quartet No. 1 (1951–52) Published by Lengnick
String Quartet No. 4 (1973) Published by Lengnick

The Delmé Quartet (Galina Solodchin and John Trusler, violins; John Underwood, viola; Jonathan Williams, cello)

Recorded: February 1990
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66419
Barcode: 0034571164199
Released: November 1990

Audio extracts and sleeve notes (PDF) available at Hyperion.

Hyperion CDA66386

String Quartet No. 2 (1953) Published by Lengnick
String Quartet No. 5 (1974) Published by Lengnick

The Delmé Quartet (Galina Solodchin and John Trusler, violins; John Underwood, viola; Jonathan Williams, cello)

Recorded: October 1989
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66386
Barcode: 0034571163864
Released: July 1990

Audio extracts and sleeve notes (PDF) available at Hyperion.

Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, October 1990)

Hyperion CDA66376

String Quartet No. 3 (1953–54) Published by Lengnick
String Quartet No. 6 (1975) Published by Lengnick
String Trio Prelude, Adagio and Fugue (1987) Published by Lengnick

The Delmé Quartet (Galina Solodchin and John Trusler, violins; John Underwood, viola; Jonathan Williams, cello)

Recorded: July 1989
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66376
Barcode: 0034571163765
Released: March 1990

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, July 1990)

Hyperion CDA66117

String Quartet No. 7 (1977) Published by Lengnick
String Quartet No. 8 (1979) Published by Faber

The Delmé Quartet (Galina Solodchin and Jeremy Williams, violins; John Underwood, viola; Stephen Orton, cello)

Recorded: November 1983
Format: CD AAD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66117
Barcode: 0034571161174
Released: August 1989

Audio extracts and sleeve notes (PDF) available at Hyperion. From LP A66117(S).

Review by Arnold Whittall (Gramophone, September 1984)
Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, February 1990)

Hyperion CDA66127

String Quartet No. 9 (1982) Published by Faber

The Delmé Quartet (Galina Solodchin and John Trusler, violins; John Underwood, viola; Jonathan Williams, cello)

Recorded: March 1984
Format: CD AAD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66127
Barcode: 0034571161273
Released: October 1989

Subtitled 32 Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Haydn. Audio extracts available at Hyperion. From LP A66127(S).

Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, February 1990)

Hyperion CDA66225

String Quartet No. 10 ‘For Peace’ (1983) Published by Roberton
String Quartet No. 11 (1984) Published by Lengnick

The Coull Quartet (Roger Coull and Philip Gallaway, violins; David Curtis, viola; John Todd, cello)

Recorded: June 1986
Format: CD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66225
Barcode: 0034571162256
Released: March 1988

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Hyperion CDA66503

String Quartet No. 12 (1987) Published by Lengnick
String Quintet No. 1 for string quartet, viola (1987) Published by Lengnick

The Coull Quartet (Roger Coull and Philip Gallaway, violins; David Curtis, viola; John Todd, cello); Roger Bigley, viola

Recorded: May 1991
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66503
Barcode: 0034571165035
Released: April 1992

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by Stephen Johnson (Gramophone, July 1992)

Hyperion CDA66905

String Quartet No. 13 (1989) Published by Lengnick
Clarinet Quintet for clarinet and string quartet (1968) Published by Lengnick
String Quintet No. 2 for string quartet, cello (1991–95)

The Delmé Quartet (Galina Solodchin and John Trusler, violins; John Underwood, viola; Jonathan Williams, cello); Thea King, clarinet; Christopher van Kampen, cello

Recorded: February 1997
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66905
Barcode: 0034571169057
Released: September 1997

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by Martin Anderson
Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, October 1997)

Hyperion CDA66626

String Quartet No. 14 (1990) Published by Lengnick
String Quartet No. 15 (1991) Published by Lengnick
Quintet for clarinet, bass clarinet, 3 double-basses or string trio (1981) Published by Lengnick

The Vanbrugh Quartet (Gregory Ellis, violin (Quartets only); Elizabeth Charleson, violin; Simon Aspell, viola; Christopher Marwood, cello); Joy Farrall, clarinet; Fiona Cross, bass clarinet

Recorded: August 1992
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66626
Barcode: 0034571166261
Released: March 1993

Audio extracts and sleeve notes (PDF) available at Hyperion.

Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, September 1993)
Review by David Wright (MusicWeb International, July 1999)

Hyperion CDA67138

Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV1080, Contrapunctus I–XIV for string quartet ()

The Delmé Quartet (Galina Solodchin and John Trusler, violins; John Underwood, viola; Jonathan Williams, cello)

Recorded: November 1999
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA67138
Barcode: 0034571171388
Released: September 2000

Robert Simpson's arrangement of the Art of Fugue for string quartet. Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by Paul Shoemaker (MusicWeb International, April 2003)

Other Chamber Music

Unicorn UNS234

String Quartet No. 1 (1951–52) Published by Lengnick
Clarinet Quintet for clarinet and string quartet (1968) Published by Lengnick

The Aeolian String Quartet (Sydney Humphreys and Raymond Keenlyside, violins; Margaret Major, viola; Derek Simpson, cello); Bernard Walton, clarinet

Recorded: August 1971
Format: LP
Label: Unicorn
Catalogue No.: UNS234

This LP is no longer available. This performance of the Clarinet Quintet was later released on Unicorn-Kanchana UKCD2028 then later again on NMC Ancora NMC D109 (below).

Review by Robert Layton (Gramophone, August 1971)
Review by Stephen Johnson (Gramophone, June 1990)

Hyperion CDA66376

String Quartet No. 3 (1953–54) Published by Lengnick
String Quartet No. 6 (1975) Published by Lengnick
String Trio Prelude, Adagio and Fugue (1987) Published by Lengnick

The Delmé Quartet (Galina Solodchin and John Trusler, violins; John Underwood, viola; Jonathan Williams, cello)

Recorded: July 1989
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66376
Barcode: 0034571163765
Released: March 1990

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, July 1990)

Hyperion CDA66503

String Quartet No. 12 (1987) Published by Lengnick
String Quintet No. 1 for string quartet, viola (1987) Published by Lengnick

The Coull Quartet (Roger Coull and Philip Gallaway, violins; David Curtis, viola; John Todd, cello); Roger Bigley, viola

Recorded: May 1991
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66503
Barcode: 0034571165035
Released: April 1992

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by Stephen Johnson (Gramophone, July 1992)

Hyperion CDA66905

String Quartet No. 13 (1989) Published by Lengnick
Clarinet Quintet for clarinet and string quartet (1968) Published by Lengnick
String Quintet No. 2 for string quartet, cello (1991–95)

The Delmé Quartet (Galina Solodchin and John Trusler, violins; John Underwood, viola; Jonathan Williams, cello); Thea King, clarinet; Christopher van Kampen, cello

Recorded: February 1997
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66905
Barcode: 0034571169057
Released: September 1997

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by Martin Anderson
Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, October 1997)

Hyperion CDA66626

String Quartet No. 14 (1990) Published by Lengnick
String Quartet No. 15 (1991) Published by Lengnick
Quintet for clarinet, bass clarinet, 3 double-basses or string trio (1981) Published by Lengnick

The Vanbrugh Quartet (Gregory Ellis, violin (Quartets only); Elizabeth Charleson, violin; Simon Aspell, viola; Christopher Marwood, cello); Joy Farrall, clarinet; Fiona Cross, bass clarinet

Recorded: August 1992
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66626
Barcode: 0034571166261
Released: March 1993

Audio extracts and sleeve notes (PDF) available at Hyperion.

Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, September 1993)
Review by David Wright (MusicWeb International, July 1999)

NMC Recordings NMC D109

Symphony No. 3 (1961–62) Published by Lengnick
Clarinet Quintet for clarinet and string quartet (1968) Published by Lengnick

The Aeolian String Quartet (Sydney Humphreys and Raymond Keenlyside, violins; Margaret Major, viola; Derek Simpson, cello); Bernard Walton, clarinet; London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jascha Horenstein

Recorded: 1971 (Quintet), 1970 (Symphony)
Format: CD ADD
Label: NMC Recordings
Catalogue No.: NMC D109
Barcode: 0675754906023
Released: April 2006

This performance of the Clarinet Quintet was previously released with String Quartet No. 1 played by the Aeolian String Quartet, on Unicorn LP UNS 234. This CD is a re-release of Unicorn-Kanchana UKCD2028 on the NMC Ancora series of re-issues.

Review by Stephen Johnson (Gramophone, June 1990)
Review by Rob Barnett (MusicWeb International, April 2006)

Hyperion CDA66695

Quartet for horn, violin, cello and piano (1976) Published by Lengnick
Trio for horn, violin and piano (1984)

Richard Watkins, horn; Pauline Lowbury, violin; Caroline Dearnley, cello; Christopher Green-Armitage, piano

Recorded: December 1993
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66695
Barcode: 0034571166957
Released: June 1994

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, December 1994)

Hyperion CDA66737

Violin Sonata (1984) Published by Lengnick
Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano (1988-89) Published by Lengnick

Pauline Lowbury, violin; Christopher Green-Armitage, piano (Sonata); Ursula Smith, cello; Elizabeth Burley, Piano (Trio)

Recorded: December 1993
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66737
Barcode: 0034571167374
Released: March 1995

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine)

Olympia OCD 710

Variations and Fugue for recorder and string quartet (1959)

John Turner, recorder; the Camerata Ensemble (Richard Howarth and Julia Hanson, violin; Tom Dunn, viola; Jonathan Price, cello)

Recorded: December 2000
Format: CD DDD
Label: Olympia
Catalogue No.: OCD 710
Released: January 2002

With other pieces for recorder and chamber ensembles by various composers.

Review by Hubert Culot, Colin Scott-Sutherland (MusicWeb International, January 2002)

Music for Keyboard

Hyperion CDA66827

Piano Sonata (1946) Published by Lengnick
Variations and Finale on a theme of Haydn for piano (1948) Published by Lengnick
Michael Tippett, his mystery for piano (1984)
Variations and Finale on a theme by Beethoven for piano (1990) Published by Lengnick

Raymond Clarke, piano

Recorded: August 1995
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA66827
Barcode: 0034571168272
Released: February 1996

Audio extracts available at Hyperion.

Review by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine, 1996)
Review by Roderick Swanston (Classic CD Magazine, April 1996)
Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, May 1996)

Hyperion CDA67016

Canzona for brass band (1958) Published by Lengnick
Eppur si muove Ricercar e Passacaglia for organ (1985) Published by Lengnick
Media morte in vita sumus motet for SATB chorus, brass and timpani (1975) Published by Lengnick
Tempi for unaccompanied SATB chorus (1987) Published by Roberton

Iain Quinn, organ; Corydon Singers; Corydon Brass Ensemble, conductor Matthew Best

Recorded: 1997-8
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA67016
Barcode: 0034571170169
Released: November 1998

Audio extracts available at Hyperion. Texts included.

Review by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine, 1999)
Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, February 1999)

Vocal Music

Hyperion CDA67016

Canzona for brass band (1958) Published by Lengnick
Eppur si muove Ricercar e Passacaglia for organ (1985) Published by Lengnick
Media morte in vita sumus motet for SATB chorus, brass and timpani (1975) Published by Lengnick
Tempi for unaccompanied SATB chorus (1987) Published by Roberton

Iain Quinn, organ; Corydon Singers; Corydon Brass Ensemble, conductor Matthew Best

Recorded: 1997-8
Format: CD DDD
Label: Hyperion
Catalogue No.: CDA67016
Barcode: 0034571170169
Released: November 1998

Audio extracts available at Hyperion. Texts included.

Review by Martin Anderson (Fanfare Magazine, 1999)
Review by David Fanning (Gramophone, February 1999)