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In 2012 the first volume of Mark Bebbington's 'The Complete Piano Music of Sir Arthur Bliss' was issued on the SOMM label. This is particularly pleasing as Mark is one of the Society's patrons.more detailsVolume 2 appeared in May 2015, on the SOMM label. click here to read David Smith's interview with Mark on Presto Classical about Bliss's piano musicIn April 2013 Tom Bell's 'Masters of the Monarchs' Music' CD showcasing on Durham Cathedral organ works by three twentieth-century Masters of the King's/Queen's Music - Elgar, Bliss and Williamson. Bliss is represented by transcriptions of orchestral works. This came out on the REGENT label.more detailsIn May 2013 from DUTTON came a 2-CD set entitled 'Arthur Bliss conducts Bliss'. Remembering the great performance of The Beatitudes in Coventry Cathedral in 2012 it is interesting to hear on this CD its original performance in Coventry Theatre in 1962. Among other works included are A Colour Symphony and Pastoral.more details
The Arthur Bliss Society
British Violin Sonatas Vol 2Tasmin Littleplays Bliss’s Violin SonataChandos (CHAN 10899)___________________________________________________A new disc called ‘American Winds’ includesBliss’s fanfare Salute to Lehigh University(1968)The Wind Ensemble at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania USA(director David B Diggs)Band Boy  (BB39)___________________________________________________Live Broadcast 1956 -Bliss conducts Music for a Lighter MoodBBC Concert Orchestra : Alfredo Campoli (violin)and Bliss in Conversation with Ronald Fletcheralso Tippett Symphony No 2, world première 1958Pristine Classical (PASC 460)___________________________________________________MORNING HEROESSamuel West, BBC Symphony ChorusBBC Symphony OrchestraSir Andrew DavisChandos (CHAN 5159)and for link to Presto Classical review click here5* review in BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2015 issue page 94 (NB the CD picture above review is incorrect)___________________________________________________The Crown ImperialMarches for 20th Century British Coronationsincludes Welcome the Queen (arr. W. J. Dutholt)London Symphonic Concert BandTom Higgins, DirectorSomm (SOMMCD 0138)___________________________________________________The Complete Piano Music of Arthur BlissVolume OneMark BebbingtonSomm (SOMMCD 0111)The Complete Piano Music of Arthur BlissVolume TwoMark BebbingtonSomm (SOMMCD 0148)___________________________________________________British Clarinet Sonatas Vol 1Pastoralfor Clarinet and PianoMichael Collins (clarinet)Michael McHale (piano)in a CD of British Clarinet SonatasChandos (CHAN 10704)___________________________________________________String Quartet no. 2The Barbirolli Quartet play English musicalso works by Britten, Delius, PurcellNimbus (NI6165)___________________________________________________
The website of the Bliss Archiveincludes a complete list of recordings. Here we concentrate on lhighlighting new discs when they appear._______________________________________________