Suite for solo viola, small chorus and small orchestra
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Directed by Stephen Darlington, English Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Roger Best.
Romance for violin and orchestra. Inspired by a poem of the same name by George Meredith.
Nicola Benedetti with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton.
Eight movements for solo viola and orchestra completed in 1934. Dedicated to violist Lionel Tertis, who premiered the work on November 12, 1934 at the Queen's Hall in London under the baton of Malcolm Sargent.
Maxim Rysanov (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jiri Belohlavek
Written for Philip Catelinet, principal tubist of the London Symphony Orchestra. Catelinet was the soloist in the premiere on 13 June 1954, with Sir John Barbirolli conducting.
JáTtik Clark tuba Corvallis-OSU Symphony recorded in concert March 2, 2014.
For Violin and String Orchestra in D minor: I. Allegro pesante".
Nora Grumlikova, Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Maag
The dedicatee, Harriet Cohen, gave the first performance on 1st February in 1933 with Adrian Boult conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Queen's Hall in London. Vaughan Williams later adapted it for two pianos. He began the work in 1926 but did not complete it until 1931. The concerto is in three movements which play without a break.
Ashley Wass soloist, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Judd.
Written in 1944, for oboist Léon Goossens and first performed in Liverpool that year. The scheduled London premier having been cancelled due to German bombing.
Robin Canter (oboe), London Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Judd.
Written between 1940-41 and based on music which the composer wrote for the wartime movie, 'The 49th Parallel'. The piece was dedicated to Phyllis Sellick.
Peter Jacobs soloist
Based on a hymn tune (Song 13) written by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) and originally written for piano solo. Dedicated to Harriet Cohen who premiered the work in 1930.
Harriet Cohen soloist