Sullivan Orchestral Music
The Tempest / The Merchant of Venice / Overture "In Memoriam"
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
This oft-reissued recording includes music from three early Sullivan works: Incidental Music to The Tempest; Suite from The Merchant of Venice; and, Overture in C, "In Memoriam". The first two are presented only in excerpts.
The recording gives a good idea of Sullivan's talents in other genres. At the time it was made, recordings of Sullivan's non-operatic music were rare. With The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice now available complete and numerous other recordings of "In Memoriam" available, the listener now has many options for studying this part of Sullivan's output.
|1972||EMI||Stereo LP||CSD 3713|
|Odeon||Stereo LP||ESD 7057|
|1973||Klavier||Stereo LP||KS 521|
|1980||HMV Greensleeve||Stereo LP||ESD 7057|
|1985||Musical Heritage Society||Stereo LP||MHS 7151|
|1999||HMV||CD||HMV 5 72312 2|
|2003||Eastney Collection||CD||RHMSEC 006|
The 1999 HMV CD release (HMV 5 72312 2), pictured above, includes the Tempest selections only (coupled with Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream). This item is available only at HMV stores in the U.K. and at HMV's website, http://www.hmv.co.uk/.
HMV 5 72312 2
- The 2003 Eastney Collection release also includes the Yeomen overture (licensed from Chandos), and the Entrance and March of the Peers (arr. Kappey) performed by the Band of the Royal Marines School of Music.