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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by George Weldon
HMV XLP 20033. mono matrices: 2YEA 1976 -4N / 2YEA 1977 -2N
Recorded: 1960. EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road
Sir Edward Elgar:
"Sea Pictures", op.37
- (Gladys Ripley, Contralto)
"In the South" (Alassio), op.50
HMV XLP 30008. (Columbia 33SX 1028) 1962 pressing/matrices: XAX 526 -3N / XAX 527 -3N
G.F. Handel, arr. Elgar: Overture in D (Chandos Anthem No. 2)
"Solomon" - Sinfonia; Arrival of the Queen of Sheba / Occasional oratorio - March
Columbia SED 5516 1958 pressing/matrices: 7TCA215 -3N / 7TCA216 -2N
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London Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Weldon Rec: 19 February 1954 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road. Info / sleeve-notes >>>
"Sea Pictures" was supposedly recorded 26 February 1954 @ Abbey Road - so either EMI made a post-production re-recording mess - or the tape was replayed @ Kingsway Hall - adding the Organ that way. In any event the sound is poor-quality - which precluded my adding it to the 2009 post.
The Handel/RPO was issued on CD (Royal Classics ROY 6442 -1994). This mono version was released before the stereo LP and has excellent sound + superb orchestral playing.
Handel/RPO files from February 2012. In the South/Overture: 29 October 2009 post: re-edited.