George Vass

George Vass

DISCOGRAPHY

Lyrita SRDCD2350
MICHAEL HURD
The Aspern Papers

Owen Gilhooly baritone
Pippa Goss soprano
Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano
Louise Winter mezzo-soprano
Ulster Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: 12-14 September 2011, Ulster Hall, Belfast
Available online from Lyrita Recorded Edition



Guild GMCD7383
JOHN JOUBERT
Concerto for oboe and string orchestra, Op 160
KENNETH LEIGHTON
Concerto for oboe and string orchestra, Op 23
JOHN McCABE
Oboe Concerto
plus chamber works by Cecilia McDowall and Britten

Jinny Shaw oboe
Orchestra Nova
George Vass conductor
Recorded: 22-23 November 2011, St Silas-the-Martyr, London
Available online from Guild Music


Champs Hill Records CHRCD053
STEPHEN McNEFF
A Voice of One Delight
Frafalle di Neve
plus other vocal works by McNeff

Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano
Orchestra Nova Ensemble
George Vass conductor
Recorded: 1 October 2012, the Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex
Available online from Champs Hill Records


Toccata Classics TOCC0166
DAVID MATTHEWS
Piano Concerto, Op 111
plus works for solo piano

Laura Mikkola piano
Orchestra Nova
George Vass conductor
Recorded: 25 October 2013, Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School, Kent
Available online from Toccata Classics


Dutton Epoch CDLX7292
CECILIA McDOWALL
Great Hills for solo violin, two flutes and string orchestra
Crossing the Bridge for string orchestra
Pavane for chamber orchestra
Rain, Steam and Speed for chamber orchestra
Theatre of Tango for baritone, solo violin and chamber orchestra
The Shipping Forecast for narrator, choir and string orchestra

Jeremy Huw Williams baritone
Tamas Kocsis violin
Madeleine Easton violin
Kathryn Thomas and Joanna Shaw flutes
Andrew Hobday narrator
Choir of Merton College, Oxford
Ulster Orchestra
Orchestra Nova
George Vass conductor
Recorded: 15 September 2011, Ulster Hall, Belfast and 4 February 2012, St Silas-the-Martyr, London
Available online from Dutton Epoch


Dutton Epoch CDLX7290
JOHN McCABE
Les Martinets Noirs - concerto for two violins and string orchestra
Rainforest I - for chamber ensemble
Rainforest II - for trumpet and string orchestra
Caravan - for string orchestra

Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo violins
Angela Wheelan trumpet
Orchestra Nova
George Vass conductor
Recorded: 22-23 February 2012, Henry Wood Hall, London
Available online from Dutton Epoch


Dutton Epoch CDLX7277
JOSEPH HOLBROOKE
Ballet 'Aucassin et Nicolette', Op 115
Saxophone Concerto in B flat, Op 88
RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT
Seven Country Dances for saxophone and string orchestra

Amy Dickson saxophone
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: May/June 2011, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow
Available online from Dutton Epoch


Somm SOMMCD 246
WILLIAM MATHIAS
Piano Concertos No 1, Op 2
Piano Concerto No 2, Op 13
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Fantasia for piano and orchestra

Mark Bebbington piano
Ulster Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: May 2011, Ulster Hall, Belfast
Available online from SOMM Recordings


Dutton Epoch CDLX7269
MICHAEL HURD
The Widow of Ephesus - a chamber opera in one act
Mr Owen's Great Endeavour - a ballad cantata

Pippa Goss soprano
Louise Winter mezzo-soprano
Michael Bundy baritone/narrator
Orchestra Nova
City of Canterbury Chamber Choir
George Vass conductor
Recorded: October 2010, Henry Wood Hall, London
Available online from Dutton Epoch

Naxos 8.572524
LYDIA KAKABADSE
The Mermaid
The Phantom Listeners

Kit Hesketh-Harvey narrator
Emma Brain-Gabbott soprano
Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano
Michael Bundy baritone
Instrumental Ensemble
George Vass conductor
Recorded: February 2010, St Michael's Church, Highgate, London N6


Dutton Epoch CDLX7261
DAVID MATTHEWS
Violin Concerto No 1, Op 31
Oboe Concerto, Op 57
Violin Concerto No 2, Op 74
After Sunrise, Op 82

Philippe Graffin violin
Nicholas Daniel oboe
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Nova
George Vass conductor
Recorded: April 2010, St Jude-on-the-Hill, London NW11
July 2010, The Lighthouse, Poole
Available online from Dutton Epoch


Dutton Epoch CDLX7259
EDWARD ELGAR
Concert Allegro, Op 41 (realised by Iain Farrington)
works for solo piano

Iain Farrington piano
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: July 2010, The Lighthouse, Poole
Available online from Dutton Epoch


Dutton Epoch CDLX7257
PAUL PATTERSON
Violin Concerto, Op 72
Viola Concerto, Op 101
Cello Concerto, Op 90

Tamas Andras violin
Sarah-Jane Bradley viola
Alice Neary cello
Orchestra Nova
George Vass conductor
Recorded: April and July 2010, St Jude-on-the-Hill, London NW11
Available online from Dutton Epoch


Dutton Epoch CDLX7251
JOSEPH HOLBROOKE
The Pit and the Pendulum, Op 126 - fantasie for orchestra
Cello Concerto in E flat, Op 103 'The Cambrian'
Symphony No 4 in B minor, Op 95
Pandora

Raphael Wallfisch cello
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: April 2010, The Friary, Liverpool
May 2010, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow
Available online from Dutton Epoch


THIS IS THE TRUTH
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
plus twenty other wide-ranging Carols for Christmas

Michael Bundy baritone
Apollo Singers
William Whitehead organ
George Vass conductor
Recorded: February 2009, Highgate Parish Church, London
Available online only from This is the Truth website


Dutton Epoch CDLX7241
SIR DONALD TOVEY
The Bride of Dionysus - excerpts from the opera

Sally Silver soprano
Yvonne Fontane mezzo-soprano
Robert Johnston tenor
Michael Bundy baritone
Belfast Philharmonic Choir
Ulster Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: May 2009, Ulster Hall, Belfast
Available online from Dutton Epoch


Dutton Epoch CDLX7230
CECILIA McDOWALL
Laudate - for mezzo-soprano soloist, chorus and small orchestra
I have done what is mine to do - anthem for unaccompanied chorus
Now may we singen - carol for unaccompanied chorus
Radnor Songs - song cycle for soprano and small orchestra
A Canterbury Mass - for unaccompanied chorus
Five Seasons - cantata for chorus, oboe, harp and string orchestra

Rachel Nicholls soprano
Katherine Allen mezzo-soprano
City of Canterbury Chamber Choir
Ilid Jone oboe
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec harp
Orchestra Nova
George Vass conductor
Recorded: February 2008, St Clement's Church, Sandwich, and February 2009, St Jude-on-the-Hill, London
Available direct from Cecilia McDowall


Dutton Epoch CDLX7197
CECILIA McDOWALL
Stabat Mater - for baritone soloist, children's choir, mixed chorus and orchestra
On Angel's Wing - cantata for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir, piano and percussion
Lonely Hearts - for upper voices and chamber ensemble
Three Latin Motets - for unaccompanied chorus
Deus, qui claro lumine - for unaccompanied chorus
Annunciation - carol for unaccompanied chorus

Charlotte Mobbs soprano
Eamonn Dougan baritone
City of Canterbury Chamber Choir
Joyful Company of Singers
St Catherine Singers, Haberdashers' Aske's Girls School
South Hampstead High School Singers
Gretel Dowdeswell piano
Nigel Shipway percussion
Orchestra Nova
Orchestra Nova Ensemble
George Vass, Peter Broadbent conductors
Recorded: March 2007, London
Available direct from Cecilia McDowall


Dutton Epoch CDLX7189
DAVID MATTHEWS
From Sea to Sky, Op 59 - overture for small orchestra
A Congress of Passions, Op 62a - cantata for mezzo-soprano, oboe and string orchestra
Aubade, Op 83 - for chamber orchestra
Movement of Autumn, Op 98 - song-cycle for soprano and chamber orchestra
Total Tango, Op 80a - for string orchestra
The Sleeping Lord, Op 58 - for soprano and ensemble
Goodnight Song, Op 102a - for string orchestra

Gillian Keith soprano
Rachel Nicholls soprano
Lucie Spickova mezzo-soprano
Ruth Bolister oboe
Orchestra Nova Ensemble
Orchestra Nova
George Vass
Recorded: February 2007, Henry Wood Hall, London
Available online from Dutton Epoch


Dutton Epoch CDLX7186
DAVID MATTHEWS
Winter Remembered, Op 86
WILLIAM ALWYN
Pastoral Fantasia
JOHN McCABE
Concerto Funebre
GUSTAV HOLST
Lyric Movement
ELIZABETH MACONCHY
Romanza

Sarah-Jane Bradley viola
Orchestra Nova
George Vass
Recorded: July/August 2006, Town Hall, Watford
Available online from Dutton Epoch

Toccata Classics TOCC0038
SIR DONALD TOVEY
Cello Concerto, Op 40
Air for string orchestra

Alice Neary cello
Ulster Orchestra
George Vass
Recorded: May 2006, Ulster Hall, Belfast
Available online from Toccata Classics


Toccata Classics TOCC0033
SIR DONALD TOVEY
Symphony in D, Op 32
Prelude The Bride of Dionysus

Malmo Opera Orchestra
George Vass
Recorded: May 2005, Malmo, Sweden
Available online from Toccata Classics


Seawolf Records SMT-CD-04
SUSIE SELF
Symphony No 2 - Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Susie Self mezzo soprano
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
George Vass
Recorded: November 2005, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Available direct from Selfmademusic


Dutton Epoch CDLX7159
CECILIA McDOWALL
Seraphim - concerto for trumpet, string orchestra and percussion
Dance the dark streets - concerto grosso for piano and string orchestra
Dancing fish - soprano saxophone and string orchestra
Not just a place - tango for solo violin, solo double bass and string orchestra
Dream City - flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet
The case of the unanswered wire - string quartet

Paul Archibald trumpet
Nicola Eimer piano
Amy Dickson soprano saxophone
Freya Ritts-Kirby violin
Benjamin Griffiths double bass
Kathryn Thomas flute
Catriona Scott clarinet
Suzanne Willison harp
Tippett Quartet
Orchestra Nova
George Vass
Recorded: March/April 2005, London
Available direct from Cecilia McDowall


Dutton Epoch CDLX7146
CECILIA McDOWALL
Ave maris stella - soprano, mixed chorus and string orchestra
Magnificat - soprano, mezzo soprano, mixed chorus and small orchestra
Christus natus est - soprano, children's chorus, mixed chorus and small orchestra
A Fancy of Folksongs - mixed chorus and harp

Rachel Nicholls soprano
Frances Bourne mezzo soprano
Parmiter's Senior Singers
Canterbury Chamber Choir
Sally Pryce harp
Orchestra Nova
George Vass
Recorded: May 2004, London
Available direct from Cecilia McDowall


BGS CD108
STEPHEN DODGSON
Concertino for two guitars and string orchestra 'Les Dentelles'

Mark Eden, Christopher Stell guitars
Orchestra Nova
George Vass
Recorded: October 2001, London


MQCD4001
GEORG FREDERICK HANDEL
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Overture 'Esther'
Water Music Suite in F
Trumpet Suite in D
HENRY PURCELL
Fairy Queen Suite
Trumpet Sonata

Timothy Hawes trumpet
Oxford Orchestra da Camera
George Vass
Recorded: September 1993, London


MQCD4002
FREDERICK DELIUS
A Song before Sunrise
Intermezzo Fennimore and Gerda
Two Aquarelles
Two Pieces for Small Orchestra
EDWARD ELGAR
Introduction and Allegro, Op 47
Serenade in E minor, Op 20
GUSTAV HOLST
Brook Green Suite
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Fantasia on Greensleeves
PETER WARLOCK
Serenade for Delius' 50th Birthday

Oxford Orchestra da Camera
George Vass
Recorded: July 1993, London