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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
CDH55060Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Blake, Lutosławski & Seiber: Clarinet Concertos
CDA66215Archive Service
Boughton: The Immortal Hour
CDD220402CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) Composers of World War I
Britten, Maconchy & Arnold: Clarinet Concertos
CDH55060Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Britten: Saint Nicolas & Hymn to Saint Cecilia
CDH55378Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Bruckner: Requiem & other sacred music
CDA66245
Debussy, Mozart & Glière: Harp Concertos
Studio Master: SIGCD216Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Duruflé & Fauré: Requiem
CDA67070Download only
Duruflé: Requiem & Four Motets
CDA66191
Fauré & Duruflé: Requiem
CDA67070Download only
Fauré: Requiem & other choral works
CDA30008Hyperion 30th Anniversary seriesDownload currently discounted
Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music
CDA66292
Glière, Debussy & Mozart: Harp Concertos
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Lutosławski, Seiber & Blake: Clarinet Concertos
CDA66215Archive Service
Maconchy, Arnold & Britten: Clarinet Concertos
CDH55060Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Martucci: La Canzone dei Ricordi; Respighi: Il Tramonto
CDH55049Helios (Hyperion's budget label)Download currently discounted
Mendelssohn: Choral Music
CDH55268Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Mozart, Glière & Debussy: Harp Concertos
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Mozart: Clarinet Concerto & Clarinet Quintet
CDA66199
Poulenc: Concerto for organ
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Respighi: Il Tramonto; Martucci: La Canzone dei Ricordi
CDH55049Helios (Hyperion's budget label)Download currently discounted
Seiber, Blake & Lutosławski: Clarinet Concertos
CDA66215Archive Service
Sheppard M: The soul rests eternal
SIGCD232Download only
Süssmayr: Concerto movement; Tausch: Double Clarinet Concertos
CDH55188Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Tavener: The Veil of the Temple
SIGCD367Download only
The Clarinet in Concert
CDD220172CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Todd: Lux et veritas
SIGCD394Download only
Todd: The Call of Wisdom & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD298Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Vaughan Williams: Choral Works
CDS44321/44CDs 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
CDA30025Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201410Download-only monthly sampler

Complete works available for download

MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-2006)
Clarinet Concerto No 1, Op 20with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Clarinet Concerto No 2, Op 115with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Scherzetto for clarinet and orchestrawith Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
Toccata festiva, Op 36with Dame Gillian Weir (organ), Raymond Leppard (conductor)
HOWARD BLAKE (b1938)
Clarinet Concertowith Dame Thea King (clarinet), Howard Blake (conductor)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
Movement for clarinet and orchestrawith Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Saint Nicolas, Op 42with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
ANTON BRUCKNER (1824-1896)
Psalm 112with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
Requiem in D minorwith Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Danse sacrée et danse profane, L113with Claire Jones (harp), Paul Watkins (conductor)
MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902-1986)
Requiem, Op 9with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924)
Requiem, Op 48with Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
REINHOLD GLIÈRE (1875-1956)
Harp Concerto in E flat major, Op 74with Claire Jones (harp), Paul Watkins (conductor)
GUSTAV ADOLF HEINZE (1820-1904)
Konzertstück in F majorwith Dame Thea King (clarinet), James Judd (conductor)
WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913-1994)
Dance preludeswith Dame Thea King (clarinet), Andrew Litton (conductor)
ELIZABETH MACONCHY (1907-1994)
Concertino No 1with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Concertino No 2with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
GIUSEPPE MARTUCCI (1856-1909)
La Canzone dei Ricordiwith Carol Madalin (mezzo-soprano), Alfredo Bonavera (conductor)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Ave Maria, Op 23 No 2with 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, K622with Dame Thea King (basset clarinet), Jeffrey Tate (conductor)
Flute and Harp Concerto in C major, K299with William Bennett (flute), Claire Jones (harp), Paul Watkins (conductor)
PIERRE PETIT (1922-2000)
Concertino for organ, strings and percussionwith Dame Gillian Weir (organ), Raymond Leppard (conductor)
FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963)
Concerto for organ, strings and timpani in G minorwith Dame Gillian Weir (organ), David Hill (conductor)
OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-1936)
Il Tramontowith Carol Madalin (mezzo-soprano), Alfredo Bonavera (conductor)
JULIUS RIETZ (1812-1877)
Clarinet Concerto in G minor, Op 29with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Andrew Litton (conductor)
MÁTYÁS SEIBER (1905-1960)
Concertino for clarinet and string orchestrawith Dame Thea King (clarinet), Andrew Litton (conductor)
MIKE SHEPPARD (b?)
A remark you madewith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
An ordinary Tuesdaywith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
Artemis and Orionwith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
Despite the falling snowwith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
Elegy for a lost sonwith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
Ellie's themewith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
Hymnuswith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
Lullabywith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
Prologuewith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
Rippleswith Caroline Dale (cello), Mike Smith (percussion), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
The soul rests eternalwith Caroline Dale (cello), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
Tintinnabulumwith Caroline Dale (cello), Mike Smith (percussion), Steve Sidwell (conductor)
ÉTIENNE SOLÈRE (1753-1817)
Sinfonie Concertante for two clarinets in F majorwith Dame Thea King (clarinet), Georgina Dobrée (clarinet), Andrew Litton (conductor)
LOUIS SPOHR (1784-1859)
Variations in B flat major, WoO15with Dame Thea King (clarinet), James Judd (conductor)
FRANZ XAVER SÜSSMAYR (1766-1803)
Concerto movement for basset clarinet in D majorwith Dame Thea King (basset clarinet), Leopold Hager (conductor)
FRANZ WILHELM TAUSCH (1762-1817)
Concerto for two clarinets No 1 in B flat major, Op 27with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Nicholas Bucknall (clarinet), Leopold Hager (conductor)
Concerto for two clarinets No 2 in B flat major, Op 26with Dame Thea King (clarinet), Nicholas Bucknall (clarinet), Leopold Hager (conductor)
WILL TODD (b1970)
A Celtic Blessingwith Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (piano)
Among angelswith Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)
For peacewith Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (piano)
No more sorrowwith Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (piano)
Remembrancewith Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (piano)
Stay with me, Lordwith Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)
The Call of Wisdomwith Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)
You have seen the house builtwith Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
Fantasia on Christmas Carolswith Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
Five Mystical Songswith Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
Flos Campiwith Matthew Best (conductor), Nobuko Imai (viola), Corydon Singers
Serenade to Musicwith 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 Celtic Blessing (Todd)
A 'l folto bosco, placida ombría  
A remark you made (Sheppard)
Absolved in the mirror  
Agnus Dei  
Alleluia  
Alleluia! Lobet den Herrn, ihr Diener  
Alleluia, Theos Erastos  
Among angels (Todd)
An ordinary Tuesday (Sheppard)
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes  
Antiphon  
Apocalyptic primordial call  
Artemis and Orion (Sheppard)
Ave Maria, Op 23 No 2 (Mendelssohn)
Awake thou that sleepest  
Beatitudes of St Isaac the Syrian  
Cantava 'l ruscello la gaia canzone  
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  
Come, stranger sent from God!  
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  
Dance preludes (Lutosławski)
Danse profane  
Danse sacrée  
Danse sacrée et danse profane, L113 (Debussy)
Death, I hear thy summons and I come  
Despite the falling snow (Sheppard)
Domine Jesu Christe  
Easter  
Elegy for a lost son (Sheppard)
Ellie's theme (Sheppard)
Famine tracks us down the lanes  
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughan Williams)
Fear not  
Find only joy  
Fior di ginestra, io sono lo scolar  
Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Flos Campi (Vaughan Williams)
Flute and Harp Concerto in C major, K299 (Mozart)
For forty years our Nicolas  
For peace (Todd)
Four Short Pieces for piano, Op 70 (Martucci)
Già v'ebbe un uomo, nel cui tenue spirto  
God of strength  
God's creation  
Gospel of St John  
Hail, veil of the temple  
Harp Concerto in E flat major, Op 74 (Glière)
He journeys to Palestine  
Hesychast meditation  
His piety and marvellous works  
Holy Mary  
Holy, holy, holy  
How beautiful they are (Spirit Voices)  
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!  
Hymnus (Sheppard)
I got me flowers  
I sing because …  
Il Tramonto (Respighi)
In paradisum  
Into beauty  
Jesus having risen from the tomb  
Jesus prayer  
Knights Templar in the temple church  
Konzertstück in F major (Heinze)
Kyrie eleison: Chant  
La Canzone dei Ricordi (Martucci)
Lamb of God  
Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing  
Light of Christ  
Love bade me welcome  
Lullaby (Sheppard)
Man unkind  
Maranatha  
Mary Theotokos  
Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
May the road rise to meet you  
May there be peace, may I bring peace  
Mother of God  
Movement for clarinet and orchestra (Britten/Matthews)
My parents died  
Mystery of the nothingness of God  
Mystical love song of the Sufis  
New Jerusalem: Upanishad hymn  
Nicolas and the pickled boys  
Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop  
Nicolas devotes himself to God  
Nicolas from Prison  
Nicolas sailed for Palestine  
Nicolas was born in answer to prayer  
No … svaniti non sono i sogni  
No more sorrow (Todd)
Notturno  
O blessed paradise, pray for me  
Our eyes are blinded by the holiness you bear  
Our Father  
Outside the gates of paradise  
Persecution sprang upon our Church  
Pie Jesu  
Primordial call  
Prologue (Sheppard)
Psalm 112 (Bruckner)
Psalm of creation  
Remembrance (Todd)
Rending of the veil of the temple: Maya Atma  
Requiem aeternam  
Requiem in D minor (Bruckner)
Requiem, Op 48 (Fauré)
Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Ripples (Sheppard)
Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise without delays  
Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Sanctus  
Scherzetto for clarinet and orchestra (Arnold/Palmer)
Seek out light  
Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams)
Shántih  
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  
Te Deum (Todd)
Te re rem: Ecstatic chant  
That we may love again  
The birth of Nicolas  
The Call  
The Call of Wisdom (Todd)
The death of Nicolas  
The gospel of St John  
The Immortal Hour (Boughton)
The Lord is my shepherd  
The Lord's prayer  
The soul rests eternal (Sheppard)
The Veil of the Temple (Tavener)
This is the truth sent from above  
Thrice-Holy Hymn: Resurrection  
Tintinnabulum (Sheppard)
Toccata festiva, Op 36 (Barber)
Un vago mormorío mi giunge  
Variations in B flat major, WoO15 (Spohr)
Verleih' uns Frieden, Op posth. (Mendelssohn)
What God is, we do not know  
You are with me always  
You have seen the house built (Todd)
You mantle yourself in light