RG 500-599, ZRG 500-599, 1967-69

The resumption of ‘ethnic’ music issues after a break of nearly three years with the first in the ‘Living Tradition’ series of field recordings made by Deben Bhattacharya.

Spoken word in yellow, classical in grey, folk (including more of the BBC Radio ballads) in green and some “common sense yoga exercises” in white.

RG 500 ZRG 5500 Erna Spoorenberg (soprano) Bernadette Greevy (contralto) John Mitchinson (tenor) Tom Krause (baritone) St John’s College Choir, Academy of St Martin in the Fields cond George Guest, with Brian Runnet (organ) Haydn – Mass in B Flat (Theresienmesse) Nov 1965
RG 501
ZRG 5501
Bernadette Greevy (contralto), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields cond. Raymond Leppard (harpsichord) Airs by Handel Nov 1966
RG 502 MacColl, Parker, Seeger etc ‘Singing the Fishing’ (BBC Radio Ballad) March 1967
RG 503
ZRG 503
Simon Preston (organ), rec. City Hall, Hull Liszt – Fantasia & Fugue on the Chorale 1967
RG 504
ZRG 504
Forbes Robinson (bass), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields cond. Philip Ledger (harpsichord) Handel – Arias 1967
RG 505
Zrg 505
Elizabeth Vaughan (soprano), Janet Baker (contralto) , Ian Partridge (tenor), Christopher Keyte (bass), Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields cond. David Willcocks. Pergolesi – Magnificat 1967
RG 506
ZRG 506
Academy of St. Martin-in- the-Fields led by Neville Marriner (violin) Rossini String Sonatas Nos 1, 3, 5, 6 1967
RG 507
ZRG 507
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge cond. David Willcocks, Andrew Davis (organ) Herbert Howells – Vocal Works 1967
RG 508 Church, Redgrave, Johnson, Scales, rec.in assoc British Council, dir. Rylands John Milton – Paradise Lost Books 7-8 1967
RG 509 Church, Redgrave, Hordern, Marquand, Johnson, Scales, Squire, dir. Rylands, rec.in assoc British Council John Milton – Paradise Lost Books 9-10, 12 1967
RG 510 Holm, McCarthy, Neville. Dir. Rylands, in assoc British Council John Milton – Paradise Regained (excerpts) 1967
RG 511
ZRG 511
St John’s College Choir, George Guest, London Brass Players, Jonathan Bielby (organ) Ascensiontide Service – Bach, Byrd, Praetorius, Purcell, Vaughan Williams etc Apr 1967
RG 512
ZRG 512
Peter Pears (tenor), Benjamin Britten (piano), Purcell Singers conducted by Imogen Hoist Holst – Songs and Unaccompanied Part Songs Nov 1968
RG 513-RG 514 Jose Ainge, Stephen O’ Reilly (narr.) Yoga
1966
RG 515 ZRG 515 Erna Spoorenberg (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Alexander Young (tenor), Joseph Rouleau (bass), Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields cond. George Guest with Brian Runnett (organ) Haydn – Mass in B Flat ‘Harmoniemesse’ Nov 1966
RG 517 Various poets read their own works. In assoc. with British Council The Poet Speaks Vol 7 – John Betjeman, Robert Graves, Stephen Spender, Kathleen Raine, W. H. Auden, Basil Bunting, William Empson, Patrick Dickinson, R. S. Thomas, Hilary Corke May 1967
RG 518 Various poets read their own works. In assoc. with British Council The Poet Speaks Vol 8 – Philip Larkin, Roy Fuller, Laurie Lee, Charles Causley, Ken Smith, Jon Stallworthy, Dom Moraes, Geoffrey Hill, Charles Tomlimson, Jon Silkin May 1967
RG 519 Various poets read their own works. In assoc. with British Council The Poet Speaks Vol 9 – Hugh MacDiarmid, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Norman MacCaig, Ian Crichton-Smith, Austin Clarke, Louis MacNeice, Seamus Heaney June 1967
RG 520 David Michael Jones David Michael Jones – The Anathemata, In Parenthesis, The Hunt 1967
RG 521 Ian Holm, Marius Goring, Derek Jacobi English Poets – Arnold, Clough, Fitzgerald Sep 1967
RG 522 ZRG 522 Marisa Robles (harp) Harp with variations – Beethoven, Cabezon, Handel, Mozart, Sanz etc. Jan 1968
RG 523
ZRG 523
John Alldis Choir, dir. John Alldis Choral Recital – Bruckner, Scoenberg, Debussy, Messiaen Oct 1967
RG 524 ZRG 524 Erna Spoorenberg (soprano) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner, with Philip Ledger (organ and harpsichord) Mozart – Vocal Works Oct 1967
RG 526
ZRG 526
Boys of All Saints’, Margaret Street, Choir, Purcell Consort cond. Grayston Burgess Now Make we Merthe – Medieval carols Nov 1967
RG 527
ZRG 527
April Cantelo (soprano) , Helen Watts, Shirley Minty (contraltos), Robert Tear, Ian Partridge (tenors), Christopher Keyte (bass), Elizabethan Singers, Viola Tunnard (piano), conducted by Louis Halsey. Schubert – Part Songs Jun 1967
RG 528 ZRG 528 Simon Preston (organ) English Organ Music – Elgar, Leighton, Bridge, Howells, Tippett, Britten Sep 1967
RG 529 ZRG 529 April Cantelo (soprano)Norma Procter (contralto) Michael Maurel (baritone)David Pinto (treble), Finchley Children’s Music Group, cond. John Andrewes Williamson – Julius Caesar Jones Sep 1967
RG 530 ZRG 530 Various Artists – field recordings by Deben Bhattacharya The Living Tradition – The Himalayas Oct 1967
RG 531 ZRG 531 Various Artists – field recordings by Deben Bhattacharya The Living Tradition – Romania Oct 1967
RG 532 ZRG 532 Various Artists – field recordings by Deben Bhattacharya The Living Tradition – The Middle East Oct 1967
RG 533 ZRG 533 Various Artists – field recordings by Deben Bhattacharya The Living Tradition – The Far North 1967
RG 534 Gary Watson, Peter Orr, Flora Robson The English Poets – The Pre-Raphaelites (Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Swinburne, Christina Rossetti, Morris) Jan 1968
RG 535 ZRG 535 a) London Symphony Orchestra b) John Alldis Choir, dir. John Alldis c) Barry Tucknell Horn Quartet Tippett – a) Symphony No 2    b) The Weeping Babe          c) Sonata for Four Horns Jan 1968
RG 536 ZRG 536 Music Group of London: Janet Craxton (oboe), Jack Brymer (clarinet), Roger Birnstingl (bassoon), Alan Civil (horn), David Parkhouse (piano) Maw – Chamber music for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
Rawsthorne – Quintet for wind and piano
Oct 1968
RG 538 MacColl, Parker, Seeger et al The Big Hewer – BBC Radio Ballad 1967
RG 539 MacColl, Parker, Seeger et al The Fight Game – BBC Radio Ballad 1968
RG 541 ZRG 541 April Cantelo (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. by David Willcocks Handel – Chandos Anthem Nos 6 and 10 July 1968
RG 542 ZRG 542 April Cantelo (soprano) Shirley Minto (contralto) Ian Partridge (tenor) Christopher Keyte (bass) St John’s College Choir, Jonathan Bielby (organ) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, dir. George Guest Haydn – Mass in B Flat Heilig Nov 1967
RG 543 ZRG 543 a) Alan Stringer (trumpet) b) Barry Tuckwell (horn) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner a) Joseph Haydn – Trumpet Concerto E flat major, Six Allemandes
b) Michael Haydn – Horn Concerto D major, Six Minuets
Nov 1967
RG 544- RG 545 ZRG 544-ZRG  545     Barbara Jefford, William Squire, Gary Watson, Patrick Garland, Ian Holm, Margaret Rawlings, Tony Church, Denis McCarthy, dir. George Rylands John Milton – Comus (complete), Samson Agonistes (excerpts) Aug 1968
RG 546- RG 547 Read by Emlyn Williams Dylan Thomas – A Boy Growing Up (reminiscences) 1968?
RG 550 ZRG 550 St John’s College Choir, Cambridge A Meditation on Christ’s Nativity – readings and carols Oct 1968
RG 553 ZRG 553 BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Norman del Mar. rec. in assoc. with British Council Gerhard – Concerto  Rawsthorne – Symphony No 3 Feb 1968
RG 554 ZRG 554 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, dir Neville Marriner Mozart – Divertimentos for Strings (x3), Serenade No 6 “Notturna” Feb 1968
RG 555 ZRG 555 Elizabethan Consort of Viols, dir. Thurston Dart (chamber organ), with Donald Weekes, John Russell (baroque violins), Ann Griffiths (triple harp), Robert Spencer (theorbo). Sponsored by British Council Lawes – Consort Music (Sonatas and Suites) Jan 1968
RG 556 ZRG 556
Never issued
King’s College Choir, dir. David Willcocks Gibbons – Viol Anthems              n/i
RG 557 ZRG 557 Boys of All Saints, Margaret Street, Purcell Consort cond. Grayston Burgess. Rec. in assoc. British Council Church Music – The Eton Choirbook May 1968
RG 558 ZRG 558 Boys of All Saints, Margaret Street, Purcell Consort cond. Grayston Burgess, Ian Partridge (tenor), Christopher Keyte. Rec. in assoc. British Council Davy – St Matthew Passion Mar 1968
RG 559 ZRG 559 Various artists incl. Jyotish Chandra Chowdhury, field recordings by Deben Bhattacharya The Living Tradition – Ragas from Benares 1968
RG 560 ZRG 560 Various Artists – field recordings by Deben Bhattacharya The Living Tradition – Portrait of Andalusia 1968
RG 561 ZRG 561 Various Artists – field recordings by Deben Bhattacharya The Living Tradition – Music from Turkey 1968
RG 562 ZRG 562 Various Artists – field recordings by Deben Bhattacharya The Living Tradition – Songs and Dances from Bulgaria 1968
RG 563 ZRG 563 April Cantelo (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields dir. by David Willcocks Handel – Ode for St Cecilia’s Day Jan 1968
RG 565 ZRG 565 Aeolian String Quartet Sydney Humphreys, Raymond Keenlyside(violins), Margaret Major (viola), Derek Simpson (cello) rec. in assoc. British Council Maw – String Quartet  No 1      Wood – String Quartet No 1 Feb 1968
RG 566 ZRG 566 Purcell Consort dir. Grayston Burgess, Musica Reservata dir. Michael Morrow To Entertain a King – Music for Henry VIII and his court Jun 1968
RG 569 ZRG 569 Academy of St Martin-in- the-Fields, with Kenneth Heath (cello) Mendelssohn – Octet in E Flat Major
Boccherini – Cello Quintet
May 1968
RG 570 ZRG 570 Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, dir. George Guest Victoria – Requiem, Four Motets Apr 1968
RG 571 ZRG 571 Simon Preston (organ), New English Singers dir. Preston Brahms – Motets and Chorale Preludes Jun 1968
RG 572 ZRG 572 Purcell Consort of Voices, dir. Grayston Burgess, Musica Reservata, dir Michael Morrow Metaphysical Tobacco – Songs and Dances by Dowland, East and Holborne Jul 1968
RG 573 ZRG 573 Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner Elgar – Works for String Orchestra
ZRG 574 Robles Trio – Marisa Robles (harp), Christopher Hyde-Smith (flute), John Underwood (viola) a) Thea King (clarinet), Delme String Quartet – Jurgen Hess, Galina Solodchin (violins), John Underwood (viola), Joy Hall (cello) bc) John Underwood (viola) a) Ravel – Introduction and Allegro
b) Debussy – Sonata for flute viola and harp
c) Bax – Elegiac Trio
Feb 1970
RG 575 ZRG 575 Academy of St Martin-in- the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner Stravinsky – Apollo, Pulcinella Suite Sep 1968
RG 576 ZRG 576 Purcell Chorus, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Raymond Leppard Voices and Brass – Scheidt, Schein Schutz Jan 1969
RG 577 ZRG 577 George Malcolm (harpsichord), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner Works by Arne and C.P.E. Bach Jul 1968
RG 578 ZRG 578 St John’s College Choir, Cambridge, dir. George Guest Palestrina –Missa Veni Sponsa Christi, Magnificat Sep 1968
RG 579 Sir Michael Redgrave, George Rylands, Barbara Jefford, Richard Pascoe The English Poets – Gerard Manley Hopkins 1969
RG 580 Jill Balcon, Freda Bowie, Ian Holm, Gary Watson Early Victorian Poetry – Clare, E. Bronte, C. Bronte, A. Bronte, E. Barrett Browning 1969
RG 581 RG 582 Ian Holm, Richard Pascoe, Barbara Jefford, David King The English Poets – Thomas Hardy (2 LPs) Jan 1969
RG 583 Various poets read their own works. In assoc. with British Council The Poet Speaks Vol 10 – Edmund Blunden, Andrew Young, Edwin Muir, Geoffrey Grigson, John Wain, Dannie Abse, George Barker, W. S. Graham, Christopher Logue, Edward Lucie-Smith, Edward Brathwaite, B. S. Johnson Nov 1968
ZRG 584 Academy of St Martin-in- the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence in D minor Apr 1969
ZRG 585 John Wilbraham (trumpet) Academy of St Martin-in- the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner Baroque Trumpet Concertos – Albinoni, Fasch, Telemann, Hertel Jul 1969

RG 588 Frank Duncan, Ian Holm, David King Late Victorian Poetry – Wilde, Thomson, Dowson, Johnson, Stevenson, M. Coleridge, Bridges, F. Thompson, Housman Jul 1969

RG 590 ZRG 590 Hazel Holt, Maureen Keetch (sopranos) Paul Esswood (counter-tenor) Ian Partridge, Jack Irons, David Johnston (tenors) Stafford Dean, Geoffrey Coleby (basses) Heinrich Schlitz Choir, London String Players, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Camden Wind Ensemble dir Roger Norrington Glad Tidings – Schutz, Purcell, Anon, Haznmerschmidt, Bouzignac, etc Jan 1969
RG 593 Richard Johnson, Tony Church, Frank Duncan Wilfred Owen – Poems and Letters Dec 1968
RG 594 ZRG 594 Academy of St Martin-in- the-Fields, dir. Neville Marriner Mozart – “Four Early Symphonies” Nos. 13-16 Nov 1968
ZRG 596 Purcell Consort of Voices dir Grayston Burgess, Iona Brown (violin) Alan Lumsden (ophicleide) Jennifer Partridge (piano) Music All Powerful – music to entertain Queen Victoria – Mendelssohn, Sullivan, Walmsley etc May 1969
ZRG 597 Purcell Consort of Voices dir Grayston Burgess, Jennifer Partridge (piano) Music of Albert – Prince of Saxe, Coburg und Gotha Jul 1969
ZRG 598 April Cantelo (soprano) Helen Watts (contralto) Robert Tear (tenor) Forbes Robinson (bass) St John’s College Choir, Stephen Cleobury (organ) Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, dir. George Guest Haydn – Mass in B Flat Mar 1969
RG 599 Peter Ustinov Cautionary Tales – Browning, Lewis Carroll, Hilaire Belloc, Dec 1968

~ by folkcatalogue on June 15, 2010.

3 Responses to “RG 500-599, ZRG 500-599, 1967-69”

  1. Missing Entry:
    RG 500/ZRG 5500 1965
    Haydn – Mass in B Flat ‘Theresienmesse’
    Erna Spoorenberg (soprano), Bernadette Greevy (contralto), John Mitchinson (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone), Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Brian Runnett (organ), Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields conducted by George Guest.

    (from Penguin Stereo Record Guide & Gramophone (reviewed:12/65))

    • cheers for that. i’m going to have to go back over all the earliest entries in the RG/ZRG discography to add details and correct some stuff like release dates that i’ve managed to establish from new sources (including yours). bear with me…in the meantime, thanks

    • Now I see. It’s one I missed altogether! Thanks.

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