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13 January 2011

Band of the Grenadier Guards / F.J.Harris: Holst Suite no.1 -&- Rosse / Ansell / Wood - Decca 1959

Gustav Holst:  Suite no.1 for Military Band
Frederick Rosse:  "The Merchant of Venice"  - Portia ~ Doge's March   
John Ansell:  Three Irish Pictures.     
Arthur Wood:  Three Dale Dances     
4 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
Band of the Grenadier Guards  conducted by  Major F.J.Harris 
Decca  SKL 4041  STEREO   1959  LP/matrices:  ZAL 3408 -1E / ZAL 3409 -1E.    Recorded: 1958   
Not on CD      Re-edited - May 2012   Sleeve-note >>>


  1. Yesterday I was reading The Gramophone's review of this LP as I was looking at recordings of music by John Ansell. And today you post it :-)

    Thank you.

  2. I traced this yesterday in W.A.Chislett's section - he liked it - but the Ansell isn't my favourite.
    I can imagine the band played in a similar style in the 1920's..
    BTW -have Liza Lehmann's 'In a Persian Garden' in the 1917 album. Luckily - this has been commercially released: it looks like bits of Berliner's were re-used in my set!

  3. Great stuff. Many thanks, as usual, for some rarities n/a for years.

  4. Dear friend:

    Can you reupload this post, please???

    Ernest Chausson: Poeme de l'amour et de la mer (La fleur des eaux ~ Interlude ~ La Mort d'amour)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Louis de Froment Rec: 9-10 May 1955 - Kingsway Hall. (Decca LX 3150)
    Decca 'Grandi Voci' 417 559 Issued 1987. Matrices: ARL 19113 -1K / ARL 19114 -1K 5 files zip WAV Mega Download


    1. Given the very unsatisfactory situation re: 'Donations' (& the Blogs, generally) I'm not particularly disposed to re-upload files - but as you ask - and this 'went missing' - here they are - I've converted the archived WAV's to FLAC's.