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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
'Arnold, Britten & Maconchy: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Arnold, Britten & Maconchy: Clarinet Concertos
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'Blake, Lutosławski & Seiber: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66215)
Blake, Lutosławski & Seiber: Clarinet Concertos
'Boughton: The Immortal Hour' (CDD22040)
Boughton: The Immortal Hour
MP3 £6.40FLAC £6.40ALAC £6.40Buy 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
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'Bruckner: Requiem & other sacred music' (CDA66245)
Bruckner: Requiem & other sacred music
'Duruflé & Fauré: Requiem' (CDA67070)
Duruflé & Fauré: Requiem
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'Duruflé: Requiem & Four Motets' (CDA66191)
Duruflé: Requiem & Four Motets
'Fauré & Duruflé: Requiem' (CDA67070)
Fauré & Duruflé: Requiem
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'Fauré: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA30008)
Fauré: Requiem & other choral works
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'Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music' (CDA66292)
Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music
'Lutosławski, Seiber & Blake: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66215)
Lutosławski, Seiber & Blake: Clarinet Concertos
'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
'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
'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
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'Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs' (CDA66420)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs
'Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs' (CDA30025)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, Mystical Songs
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Complete works available for download
MALCOLM ARNOLD  (1921-2006)
Clarinet Concerto No 1, Op 20 with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Clarinet Concerto No 2, Op 115 with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Scherzetto for clarinet and orchestra with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
HOWARD BLAKE  (b1938)
Clarinet Concerto with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Howard Blake (conductor)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN  (1913-1976)
Movement for clarinet and orchestra with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Saint Nicolas, Op 42 with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
ANTON BRUCKNER  (1824-1896)
Psalm 112 with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
Requiem in D minor with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
MAURICE DURUFLÉ  (1902-1986)
Requiem, Op 9 with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
GABRIEL FAURÉ  (1845-1924)
Requiem, Op 48 with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
GUSTAV ADOLF HEINZE  (1820-1904)
Konzertstück in F major with Dame Thea King (clarinet), James Judd (conductor)
WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI  (1913-1994)
Dance preludes with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Andrew Litton (conductor)
ELIZABETH MACONCHY  (1907-1994)
Concertino No 1 with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Concertino No 2 with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
GIUSEPPE MARTUCCI  (1856-1909)
La Canzone dei Ricordi with Carol Madalin (mezzo-soprano), Alfredo Bonavera (conductor)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN  (1809-1847)
Ave Maria, Op 23 No 2 with Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Christine Barratt (soprano), Janey Mackenzie (soprano), Joya Logan (alto), Jenny Youde (alto), Robin Mace (tenor), Julian Walker (bass), Kenneth Roles (bass), Corydon Singers, John Scott (organ), Matthew Best (conductor)
Verleih' uns Frieden, Op posth. with Corydon Singers, John Scott (organ), Matthew Best (conductor)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  (1756-1791)
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622 with Dame Thea King (basset clarinet), Jeffrey Tate (conductor)
OTTORINO RESPIGHI  (1879-1936)
Il Tramonto with Carol Madalin (mezzo-soprano), Alfredo Bonavera (conductor)
JULIUS RIETZ  (1812-1877)
Clarinet Concerto in G minor, Op 29 with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Andrew Litton (conductor)
MÁTYÁS SEIBER  (1905-1960)
Concertino for clarinet and string orchestra with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Andrew Litton (conductor)
ÉTIENNE SOLÈRE  (1753-1817)
Sinfonie Concertante for two clarinets in F major with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Georgina Dobrée (clarinet), Andrew Litton (conductor)
LOUIS SPOHR  (1784-1859)
Variations in B flat major, WoO15 with Dame Thea King (clarinet), James Judd (conductor)
FRANZ XAVER SÜSSMAYR  (1766-1803)
Concerto movement for basset clarinet in D major with Dame Thea King (basset clarinet), Leopold Hager (conductor)
FRANZ WILHELM TAUSCH  (1762-1817)
Concerto for two clarinets No 1 in B flat major, Op 27 with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Nicholas Bucknall (clarinet), Leopold Hager (conductor)
Concerto for two clarinets No 2 in B flat major, Op 26 with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Nicholas Bucknall (clarinet), Leopold Hager (conductor)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  (1872-1958)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols with Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
Five Mystical Songs with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
Flos Campi with Matthew Best (conductor), Nobuko Imai (viola), Corydon Singers
Serenade to Music with Matthew Best (conductor), Elizabeth Connell (soprano), Amanda Roocroft (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Martyn Hill (tenor), Maldwyn Davies (tenor), Anne Dawson (soprano), Linda Kitchen (soprano), Alan Opie (baritone), Gwynne Howell (bass), Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), John Connell (bass)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A 'l folto bosco, placida ombría  No 6 of La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
Alleluia! Lobet den Herrn, ihr Diener  First line to Psalm 112 (Bruckner)
Antiphon  No 5 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Ave Maria, Op 23 No 2 (Mendelssohn)
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 No 1 (Maconchy)
Concertino No 2 (Maconchy)
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)
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)
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)
Four Short Pieces for piano, Op 70 (Martucci)
Già v'ebbe un uomo, nel cui tenue spirto  First line to Il Tramonto (Respighi)
He journeys to Palestine  Movement 4 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
His piety and marvellous works  Movement 8 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
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)
Il Tramonto (Respighi)
In paradisum  Movement 9 of Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Konzertstück in F major (Heinze)
La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing  First line to Antiphon, No 5 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Love bade me welcome  No 3 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
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)
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)
Notturno  No 1 of Four Short Pieces for piano, Op 70 (Martucci)
Our eyes are blinded by the holiness you bear  First line to Introduction, Movement 1 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
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)
Psalm 112 (Bruckner)
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)
Scherzetto for clarinet and orchestra (Arnold/Palmer)
Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams)
Sinfonie Concertante for two clarinets in F major (Solère)
Su 'l mar la navicella  No 4 of La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
The birth of Nicolas  Movement 2 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
The Call  No 4 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
The death of Nicolas  Movement 9 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
The Immortal Hour (Boughton)
This is the truth sent from above  First line to Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughan Williams)
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)
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