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.   
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Band of the Grenadier Guards  conducted by  Major F.J.Harris.
Decca  SKL 4041   1959  STEREO  LP/matrices:  ZAL 3408 -1E / ZAL 3409 -1E.    Recorded: 1958   
Not on CD      Re-edited - May 2012    (WAV's - as don't want to re-convert again to FLAC)   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.