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English Chamber Orchestra

The English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) is based in London. The full orchestra regularly plays concerts at Cadogan Hall, and the ECO Ensemble performs at Wigmore Hall. It is also the resident orchestra at Grange Park Opera, and regularly tours in the UK and internationally.

The ECO has its roots in the Goldsbrough Orchestra, founded in 1948 by Lawrence Leonard and Arnold Goldsbrough. The group took its current name in 1960, when it expanded its repertoire beyond the Baroque period for the first time. Its repertoire remained limited by the group's size, which has stayed fairly consistently at around the size of an orchestra of Mozart's time. Shortly afterwards, it became closely associated with the Aldeburgh Festival, playing in the premieres of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Owen Wingrave, Curlew River and several other of his works. Britten conducted the orchestra on several occasions, and made a number of records with the group.

The orchestra did not at this time have a principal conductor, but worked closely with a succession of guest conductors including Raymond Leppard, Colin Davis and Daniel Barenboim. In 1985 Jeffrey Tate was appointed the ensemble's first principal conductor.

Albums
'Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014' (HYP201410)
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014
HYP201410  Download-only monthly sampler  
'Arnold, Britten & Maconchy: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Arnold, Britten & Maconchy: Clarinet Concertos
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55060  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Blake, Lutosławski & Seiber: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66215)
Blake, Lutosławski & Seiber: Clarinet Concertos
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66215  Archive Service  
'Boughton: The Immortal Hour' (CDD22040)
Boughton: The Immortal Hour
Buy by post £8.40 CDD22040  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) Composers of World War I  
'Britten, Maconchy & Arnold: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Britten, Maconchy & Arnold: Clarinet Concertos
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'Britten: Saint Nicolas & Hymn to Saint Cecilia' (CDH55378)
Britten: Saint Nicolas & Hymn to Saint Cecilia
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55378  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Bruckner: Requiem & other sacred music' (CDA66245)
Bruckner: Requiem & other sacred music
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'Duruflé & Fauré: Requiem' (CDA67070)
Duruflé & Fauré: Requiem
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'Duruflé: Requiem & Four Motets' (CDA66191)
Duruflé: Requiem & Four Motets
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'Fauré & Duruflé: Requiem' (CDA67070)
Fauré & Duruflé: Requiem
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'Fauré: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA30008)
Fauré: Requiem & other choral works
Buy by post £8.50 CDA30008  Hyperion 30th Anniversary series  
'Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music' (CDA66292)
Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music
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'Lutosławski, Seiber & Blake: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66215)
Lutosławski, Seiber & Blake: Clarinet Concertos
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'Maconchy, Arnold & Britten: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Maconchy, Arnold & Britten: Clarinet Concertos
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'Martucci: La Canzone dei Ricordi; Respighi: Il Tramonto' (CDH55049)
Martucci: La Canzone dei Ricordi; Respighi: Il Tramonto
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'Mendelssohn: Choral Music' (CDH55268)
Mendelssohn: Choral Music
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'Mozart: Clarinet Concerto & Clarinet Quintet' (CDA66199)
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto & Clarinet Quintet
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'Respighi: Il Tramonto; Martucci: La Canzone dei Ricordi' (CDH55049)
Respighi: Il Tramonto; Martucci: La Canzone dei Ricordi
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'Seiber, Blake & Lutosławski: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66215)
Seiber, Blake & Lutosławski: Clarinet Concertos
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'Süssmayr: Concerto movement; Tausch: Double Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55188)
Süssmayr: Concerto movement; Tausch: Double Clarinet Concertos
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'The Clarinet in Concert' (CDD22017)
The Clarinet in Concert
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'Vaughan Williams: Choral Works' (CDS44321/4)
Vaughan Williams: Choral Works
Buy by post £22.00 CDS44321/4  4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs' (CDA66420)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs
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'Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs' (CDA30025)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs
Buy by post £8.50 CDA30025  Hyperion 30th Anniversary series  
On other labels
'Todd: Lux et veritas' (SIGCD394)
Todd: Lux et veritas
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'Poulenc: Concerto for organ' (CKD178)
Poulenc: Concerto for organ
CKD178  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Tavener: The Veil of the Temple' (SIGCD367)
Tavener: The Veil of the Temple
SIGCD367  Download only  
'Todd: The Call of Wisdom & other choral works' (SIGCD298)
Todd: The Call of Wisdom & other choral works
SIGCD298  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Celtic Blessing (Todd)
A 'l folto bosco, placida ombría  No 6 of La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
Absolved in the mirror  Cycle 7 No 2 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Agnus Dei  Movement 4 from Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
Alleluia  Cycle 7 No 8 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Alleluia! Lobet den Herrn, ihr Diener  First line to Psalm 112 (Bruckner)
Alleluia, Theos Erastos  Cycle 2 No 6 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Among angels (Todd)
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes  First line to No more sorrow (Todd)
Antiphon  No 5 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Apocalyptic primordial call  Cycle 7 No 1 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Ave Maria, Op 23 No 2 (Mendelssohn)
Awake thou that sleepest  Cycle 8 No 2 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Beatitudes of St Isaac the Syrian  Cycle 2 No 9 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Cantava 'l ruscello la gaia canzone  No 2 of La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
Clarinet Concerto (Blake)
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622 (Mozart)
Clarinet Concerto in G minor, Op 29 (Rietz)
Clarinet Concerto No 1, Op 20 (Arnold)
Clarinet Concerto No 2, Op 115 (Arnold)
Come, my way, my truth, my life  First line to The Call, No 4 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Come, stranger sent from God!  First line to Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop, Movement 5 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Concertino for clarinet and string orchestra (Seiber)
Concertino for organ, strings and percussion (Petit)
Concertino No 1 (Maconchy)
Concertino No 2 (Maconchy)
Concerto for organ, strings and timpani in G minor (Poulenc)
Concerto for two clarinets No 1 in B flat major, Op 27 (Tausch)
Concerto for two clarinets No 2 in B flat major, Op 26 (Tausch)
Concerto movement for basset clarinet in D major (Süssmayr/Freyhan)
Cosmic rising  Cycle 8 No 7 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Dance preludes (Lutosławski)
Death, I hear thy summons and I come  First line to The death of Nicolas, Movement 9 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Domine Jesu Christe  Movement 3 of Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Easter  No 1 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Famine tracks us down the lanes  First line to Nicolas and the pickled boys, Movement 7 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughan Williams)
Fear not  Part 1 of Among angels (Todd)
Find only joy  Part 2 of Among angels (Todd)
Fior di ginestra, io sono lo scolar  No 3 of La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Flos Campi (Vaughan Williams)
For forty years our Nicolas  First line to His piety and marvellous works, Movement 8 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
For peace (Todd)
Four Short Pieces for piano, Op 70 (Martucci)
Già v'ebbe un uomo, nel cui tenue spirto  First line to Il Tramonto (Respighi)
God of strength  Cycle 6 No 3 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
God's creation  Cycle 2 No 2 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Gospel of St John  Cycle 2 No 7 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Hail, veil of the temple  Cycle 7 No 6 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
He journeys to Palestine  Movement 4 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Hesychast meditation  Cycle 7 No 4 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
His piety and marvellous works  Movement 8 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Holy Mary  Cycle 2 No 5 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Holy, holy, holy  First line to Sanctus, Movement 3 from Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
How beautiful they are (Spirit Voices)  Act 1 Scene 2 No 12 of The Immortal Hour (Boughton)
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!  First line to Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams)
I got me flowers  No 2 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
I sing because …  Extract from Songs of love (Todd)
Il Tramonto (Respighi)
In paradisum  Movement 9 of Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Into beauty  Cycle 8 No 3 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Jesus having risen from the tomb  Cycle 6 No 6 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Jesus prayer  Cycle 5 No 3 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Knights Templar in the temple church  Cycle 8 No 5 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Konzertstück in F major (Heinze)
Kyrie eleison: Chant  Cycle 6 No 4 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
Lamb of God  First line to Agnus Dei, Movement 4 from Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing  First line to Antiphon, No 5 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Light of Christ  Cycle 8 No 6 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Love bade me welcome  No 3 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Man unkind  Extract from St Cuthbert (Todd)
Maranatha  Cycle 8 No 1 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Mary Theotokos  Cycle 7 No 5 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
May the road rise to meet you  First line to A Celtic Blessing (Todd)
May there be peace, may I bring peace  First line to For peace (Todd)
Mother of God  Cycle 7 No 7 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Movement for clarinet and orchestra (Britten/Matthews)
My parents died  First line to Nicolas devotes himself to God, Movement 3 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Mystery of the nothingness of God  Cycle 4 No 2 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Mystical love song of the Sufis  Cycle 1 No 1 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
New Jerusalem: Upanishad hymn  Cycle 8 No 8 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Nicolas and the pickled boys  Movement 7 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop  Movement 5 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas devotes himself to God  Movement 3 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas from Prison  Movement 6 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas sailed for Palestine  First line to He journeys to Palestine, Movement 4 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas was born in answer to prayer  First line to The birth of Nicolas, Movement 2 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
No … svaniti non sono i sogni  No 1 of La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
No more sorrow (Todd)
Notturno  No 1 of Four Short Pieces for piano, Op 70 (Martucci)
O blessed paradise, pray for me  Cycle 3 No 3 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Our eyes are blinded by the holiness you bear  First line to Introduction, Movement 1 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Our Father  Cycle 2 No 4 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Outside the gates of paradise  Cycle 2 No 3 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Persecution sprang upon our Church  First line to Nicolas from Prison, Movement 6 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Pie Jesu  Movement 5 of Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Primordial call  Cycle 1 No 2 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Psalm 112 (Bruckner)
Psalm of creation  Cycle 3 No 2 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Remembrance (Todd)
Rending of the veil of the temple: Maya Atma  Cycle 8 No 4 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Requiem aeternam  First line to Introït, Movement 1 of Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Requiem in D minor (Bruckner)
Requiem, Op 48 (Fauré)
Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise without delays  First line to Easter, No 1 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Sanctus  Movement 3 from Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
Scherzetto for clarinet and orchestra (Arnold/Palmer)
Seek out light  Part 3 of Among angels (Todd)
Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams)
Shántih  Cycle 8 No 9 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Sinfonie Concertante for two clarinets in F major (Solère)
Songs of love (Todd)
St Cuthbert (Todd)
Stay with me, Lord (Todd)
Su 'l mar la navicella  No 4 of La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
Te Deum (Todd)
Te re rem: Ecstatic chant  Cycle 6 No 5 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
That we may love again  Movement 3 of Te Deum (Todd)
The birth of Nicolas  Movement 2 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
The Call  No 4 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
The Call of Wisdom (Todd)
The death of Nicolas  Movement 9 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
The gospel of St John  Cycle 7 No 9 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
The Immortal Hour (Boughton)
The Lord is my shepherd  Movement 4 of Te Deum (Todd)
The Lord's prayer  Cycle 5 No 4 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
This is the truth sent from above  First line to Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughan Williams)
Thrice-Holy Hymn: Resurrection  Cycle 2 No 8 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
Toccata festiva, Op 36 (Barber)
Un vago mormorío mi giunge  No 5 of La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
Variations in B flat major, WoO15 (Spohr)
Verleih' uns Frieden, Op posth. (Mendelssohn)
What God is, we do not know  Cycle 6 No 2 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
You are with me always  First line to Remembrance (Todd)
You have seen the house built (Todd)
You mantle yourself in light  Cycle 5 No 2 of The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
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