Wednesday, 12 June 2013

PLAYLISTS: ON WINGS OF SONG - WEBSTER BOOTH AS SOLOIST

After Episode 12 of this series of podcasts, I will be uploading a new podcast every second week rather than every week.

The latest podcast's playlist appears first, followed by playlists for earlier episodes. You will see the date on which the episode is to be/or has been uploaded. I will add new playlists as new episodes become available. I have included photos of some of the singers featured in these podcasts.

Webster Booth



                                                                                                            Elsie Suddaby (Soprano)

John Cameron (baritone)                                                                                           

                                                                     Dennis Noble

                                                                              Jussi Bjorling

                                                                     Lotte Lehmann
                                                               
                                                               Richard Tauber


                                                                     Isobel Baillie
 Sir Malcolm Sargent

  Gwen Catley                                                      Kathleen Ferrier
                                      












Malcolm McEachern
                                                        Webster Booth, Joan Cross
                                                       Robert Irwin
Gladys Ripley


  Harold Williams                    Oscar Natzka













                                                                        Joan Hammond
















Heddle Nash 

Playlist - Episode 14 - 16 November 2013



What if ‘tis I am chosen, Heavenly Aida AIDA (Verdi) Webster Booth, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Sargent,  21 October 1943, HMV C3379.

O, for the Wings of a Dove (Mendelssohn) Elsie Morrison

Less than the Dust/ Kashmiri Song (Woodforde-Finden) Webster Booth, accompanied by Ernest Lush. Recorded 1944. HMV B9342/3

If You are After a Little Amusement, MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Mozart) Dennis Noble, with Hallé orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded at the Belle Vue, Manchester on 16 March 1943.

Habanera CARMEN (Bizet) Edith Coates with London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Goehr. Recorded 1948

The Bold Gendarmes (Offenbach). Harold Williams and Malcolm McEachern

Largo/Ombra Mai Fu/O Friendly Tree SERSE (Handel) Webster Booth with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Wynne Reeves. Recorded on 28 October 1939 HMV C3130



Playlist - Episode 13 - 19 October 2013



O Loveliness Beyond Compare MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart) Webster Booth with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. Recorded on 21 October 1943. HMV C3402


Foxgloves (Michael Head) Jennifer Vyvyan, accompanied by Ernest Lush, recorded in 1953

My Gallant Crew, Good Morning HMS PINAFORE (G&S) John Cameron
Never Mind the Why and Wherefore HMS PINAFORE (G&S) John Cameron, Elsie Morrison, George Baker

Constanza, Constanza IL SERAGLIO (Mozart) Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron, Recorded 20 December 1943. HMV C3402

The Lass With the Delicate Air (Arne) Elsie Suddaby, accompanied by Reginald Paul (1930s)

Mine be Her Burden DON GIOVANNI (Mozart) Webster Booth with Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. Recorded 21 October 1943. HMV C3030



Playlist - Episode 12 - 21 September 2013



Deeper and Deeper Still/Waft Her, Angels, Through the Skies JEPHTHA (Handel) Webster Booth, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. Recorded on 4 July 1944. HMV C3414


Simple Aveu (Thomé) Leon Goossens (oboe) accompanied by Clarence Raybould.

Love and Music TOSCA (Puccini) Victoria Sladen, recorded on 20 January 1949. HMV B9755

Strange Harmony of Colours/ When the Stars are Brightly Shining TOSCA (Puccini) Webster Booth, with orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite, recorded in 1938. HMV B8803

Le Violette (Scarlatti) Victoria de los Angeles, accompanied by Geoffrey Parsons at a recital in 1980.

The Message (Blumenthal) Webster Booth, with orchestra conducted by George Melachrino, recorded 1948 HMV C3962
 



Playlist - Episode 11 - 7 September 2013



Oh, Maiden, My Maiden FREDERICA (Franz Léhar) Webster Booth, recorded 1934. HMV B8393


Girls Were Made to Love and Kiss PAGANINI (Franz Léhar) Richard Tauber


Beauty’s Eyes (Paolo Tosti) Webster Booth

Die Meinacht ( Brahms) Lotte Lehmann

Ein Schwann (Edvard Grieg) Jussi Bjorling

I Love Thee (Grieg) Webster Booth accompanied by Gerald Moore, Recorded in October 1946. HMV B9497

You are My Heart’s Delight LAND OF SMILES (Léhar) Webster Booth from a broadcast in 1940s and from a medley, conducted by Mark Lubbock recorded on 18 January 1951
 



Playlist - Episode 10 - 24 August 2013



Love in Her Eyes Sits Playing ACIS AND GALATEA (Handel) Webster Booth, with orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded on 8 March 1948. HMV C3796



Agnus Dei MASS IN B MINOR (Bach) Norma Procter


Impatience (Schubert) Webster Booth accompanied by Gerald Moore April 1943, HMV B9314

Devotion (Schumann) Webster Booth, accompanied by Gerald Moore, October 1946 HMV B9497

Lo, Hear the Gentle Lark (Bishop) Gwen Catley, with flute obbligato by
George Burrows

My Object All Sublime MIKADO Harold Williams

Miserere IL TROVATORE (Verdi) Joan Cross and Webster Booth, with Lawrance Collingwood conducting the Sadlers Wells Orchestra. Recorded at Abbey Road, London, 3 November 1938. HMV C3053
 
Playlist - Episode 9 - 10 August 2013
O loss of sight/Total Eclipse SAMSON (Handel) Webster Booth with orchestra conducted by Stanford Robinson. Recorded on 7 February 1947.HMV C3571



O Rest in the Lord ELIJAH (Mendelssohn) Kathleen Ferrier with the Boyd Neel String Orchestra, recorded 1946



Greensleeves (trad) arranged Olive Richardson. Webster Booth with orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson. Recorded HMV B9585

Oft in the Stilly Night (trad) John McCormack

Blow the Wind Southerly (trad) Kathleen Ferrier

She is Far From the Land (Frank Lambert/Moore) Webster Booth, accompanied by Gerald Moore. Recorded 1940.HMV C3171

Sleep, My Saviour, Sleep, Celebrity Quartette – Isobel Baillie, Heddle Nash, Norman Allin, Muriel Brunskill, Recorded 1932.

Excelsior (Longfellow/Balfe) Dennis Noble and Webster Booth with male chorus, recorded in 1939 HMV C3124
 


Playlist - Episode 8 - 26 July 2013



Flower Song CARMEN (Bizet) Webster Booth, with Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded on 12 September 1938. HMV C3030

Lovely Maid in the Moonlight LA BOHÈME (Puccini) Joan Cross and Webster Booth, with Sadlers Wells Orchestra, conducted by Lawrance Collingwood. Recorded 3 November 1938. HMV C3053

How Vain is Man JUDAS MACCABEUS (Handel) Heddle Nash, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded 19 November 1946. HMV C 3550



From Mighty Kings JUDAS MACCABEUS (Handel) Isobel Baillie, with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, recorded on 14 February 1949. Columbia DX1559

My Arms Against the Gorgios/Sound an Alarm JUDAS MACCABEUS (Handel), orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded December 1949 HMV C3939

Ma Bonnie Lad (Folk Song) Kathleen Ferrier

The Little Road to Bethlehem (Michael Head) Webster Booth, with orchestra and Herbert Dawson (organ). Recorded 1947. HMV B9598
 


Playlist - Episode 7 - 13 July 2013



Ah, Love Me a Little MADAM BUTTERFLY (Puccini) Webster Booth and Joan Hammond with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. Recorded on 21 October 1943. HMV C3376

Leanin’ (Sterndale Bennett) Owen Brannigan, with accompaniment by Gerald Moore, recorded on 7 October 1949. HMV C4110

Ah, fill the cup! Ah, Moon of My Delight  IN A PERSIAN GARDEN (Lehmann) Webster Booth, Recorded 1940 HMV B9069

Think on Me (Alicia Anne Scott) Isobel Baillie, accompanied by Gerald Moore. Recorded on 18 June 1942, Columbia DB2080

Morgen (Richard Strauss) Webster Booth with Ernest Lush (piano), Alfredo Campoli (violin). Recorded January 1945. HMV C3418

As I Sit Here (Sanderson) Norman Allin, accompanied by Thomas Best. Recorded 15 June 1939. Columbia DB 1869

Come Into the Garden, Maud (Tennyson/Balfe) Webster Booth with Ernest Lush (piano) and Alfredo Campoli (violin) Recorded January 1945. HMV C3418
 


Playlist - Episode 6 - 29 June 2013

Serenade (Richard Strauss) Heddle Nash, accompanied by Gerald Moore HMV B9412



The Prize Song THE MASTERSINGERS (Wagner) Webster Booth, with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. 29 August 1942, HMV C3309

Be Thou Faithful Unto Death ST PAUL (Mendelssohn) Webster Booth, with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwate, 28 August 1942. HMV C3305

Greeting (Mendelssohn) Kathleen Ferrier and Isobel Baillie

I’m the Factotum THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Rossini) Dennis Noble, with orchestra conducted by Clarence Raybould, 1928.

‘Tis the Spring of all Invention THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Rossini) Webster Booth and Dennis Noble with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron. December 1943. HMV C3398

The English Rose MERRIE ENGLAND (German) Webster Booth, with orchestra conducted by Clifford Greenwood. 18 July 1939. HMV B8947


Playlist - Episode 5 - 22 June 2013



In Summertime On Bredon (Peel) Robert Irwin



A Wand’ring Minstrel MIKADO (Gilbert & Sullivan) Webster Booth with Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Heward, 23 September 1941, HMV C3261



Woman is Fickle RIGOLETTO (Verdi) Webster Booth, orchestra conducted by Lawrance Collingwood, recorded in 1939. HMV B8829



Art Thou Troubled? RODELINDA (Handel) Kathleen Ferrier, London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent, 1946.



Love Sounds the Alarm ACIS AND GALATEA (Handel) recorded on 8 March 1948 with Warwick Braithwaite conducting (unnamed) orchestra. HMV C3796

O, Ruddier than the Cherry ACIS AND GALATEA (Handel) Owen Brannigan.

On With the Motley PAGLIACCI (Leoncavallo) Webster Booth with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron. Recorded on 21 December 1943. HMV 3379

‘Tis the Day (Leoncavallo) Orchestra conducted by George Melachrino. Recorded in 1949. HMV B9777
 

  Playlist - Episode 4 – 15 June 2013

Is Not His Word Like a Fire? ELIJAH (Mendelssohn) Harold Williams with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent, recorded in 1947.

Ye People, Rend Your Hearts/If With All Your Hearts ELIJAH (Mendelssohn) Webster Booth, with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite, recorded on 28 February 1939 in the Kingsway Hall, London. HMV C3095

Woe Unto Them ELIJAH (Mendelssohn) Gladys Ripley, with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent, recorded in 1947.

Watchman, What of the Night? (Sarjeant), Webster Booth and Dennis Noble with male chorus, recorded in 1939. HMV C3124
Onaway! Awake, Beloved HIAWATHA (Coleridge-Taylor) Webster Booth, with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. Recorded on 4 July 1944. HMV C3407

Gems from CARMEN (Bizet) with Webster Booth, Nancy Evans, Dennis Noble and Noel Eadie, Sadler’s Wells Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded in 1940, HMV C3086.

Playlist – Episode 3 – 8 June 2013

Thine Be Her Burden DON GIOVANNI (Mozart) Webster Booth with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent, recorded on 21 October 1943, HMV C3372

Give Me Thy Hand DON GIOVANNI (Mozart) Dennis Noble, Gwen Catley, with the Hallé orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite, recorded on 7 March 1943 at the Houldsworth Hall, Manchester, HMV B9338

The Lord’s Prayer (Malotte) with Gerald Moore at the piano.

Sound the Trumpet (Purcell), Kathleen Ferrier and Isobel Baillie

For England (Alan Murray) Oscar Natzka, Parlophone R2734

Where E’er You Walk SEMELE (Handel) Webster Booth, with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite on 28 August 1942, HMV C3305

Playlist – 1 June 2013 – Episode 2

All Hail, Thy Dwelling, Pure and Holy, FAUST (Gounod) with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite.Recorded 29 August 1942. C3309

Then Leave Her, FAUST (Gounod) with Webster Booth, Norman Walker and Joan Cross, with Sadlers Wells opera chorus, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Lawrance Collingwood. Recorded 3 March 1939 HMV C3086

Off to Philadelphia in the Morning (Walter Battison Hayes) Norman Walker, accompanied by Gerald Moore. Recorded at Abbey Road studios, 17 March 1952.

Phil, the Fluter’s Ball (Percy French). Webster Booth accompanied by Gerald Moore, December 1940. HMV B9123

Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, LA BOHÈME (Puccini) Webster Booth, with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded on 12 September 1938. HMV C3030



In a Coupé, Webster Booth & Dennis Noble with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded on 29 August 1942. HMV C3309

Will She be Waiting Up? (Sterndale Bennett) Dennis Noble, Recorded on 19 September 1929. Columbia DB 158.


Playlist – Episode 1-  25 May 2013
Theme music: On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn) accompanied by Gerald Moore, Recorded on 12 February 1943. HMV B9315

This One, or That One RIGOLETTO (Verdi) Conducted by Lawrance Collingwood. Recorded 1939. HMV B8829

Ev’ry Valley MESSIAH (Handel) Webster Booth with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded on 28 February 1939. HMV C3087.

O, Had I Jubal’s Lyre JOSHUA (Handel) Gwen Catley, with City of Birmingham orchestra, conducted by Leslie Heward. Recorded on 22 December 1940. HMV B9138

The Lord is a Man of War ISRAEL IN EGYPT (Handel) Harold Williams, Malcolm McEachern. Recorded October 1933. Columbia DX585

Why does the God of Israel Sleep? SAMSON (Handel) conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded December 1949. HMV C3939

Quartet: Fairest Daughter of the Graces RIGOLETTO (Verdi). Webster Booth, Noel Edie, Arnold Matters, Edith Coates, London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite. Recorded at Abbey Road, London on 3 March 1939. HMV C3086

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