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GILBERT & SULLIVAN: For He Is an Englishman
The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, The New Symphony Orch of London/Isidore Godfrey
London 414 283

Ladie of the British stage
(L-R) Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, by John Singer Sargent; Dame Nellie Melba; Lillie Langtry; Sarah Bernhardt by Jules Bastien Lepage

JAMES: Mae Hen Wlad fy shaden
The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs (including Côr Meibion y Bala a’r Cylch, Côr Meibion Bro Dysynni, Côr Meibion Llanfair Caereinion, Côr Meibion Madog, Côr Meibion Maelgwn, Côr Meibion Penybontfawr, Côr Meibion Powys, Brymbo Male Voice Choir, Newtown & District Males Voice Choir, Rhos Male Voice Choir, Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir, Orpheus Male Voice Choir Rhosllannerchrugog), Timothy Stuart (org)/Roland Morris
Decca 466 352

Norwich Cathedral Choir/Michael Nicholas, Neil Taylor (org)
Priory PRCD 405

Nellie Melba (sop), Jan Kubelik (vln)
Romophone 81011

BUTTERWORTH: A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody
London Phil/Sir Adrian Boult
Lyrita SRCD 245

Elgar, Butterworth, Koechlin, and Queen Victoria
(L-R) Edward Elgar; George Butterworth; Charles Koechlin; Queen Victoria in 1887

ELGAR: Sospiri
BBC SO/Sir Adrian Boult
EMI CDH 7 63134

KOECHLIN: Seal Lullaby, from The Jungle Book
Iris Vermillion (mezzo), Ralf Lukas (bar), RIAS Chamber Choir/Radio SO, Berlin/David Zinman
RCA 09026 61922

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: 3rd movement of A London Symphony
London SO/Andre Previn
RCA RD 89826

GILBERT & SULLIVAN: Imperial March; There’s a little group of isles beyond the wave
The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, Royal Phil/Royston Nash
Decca 473 662

Jemima Puddleduck; Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers in 1907
Illustration from Jemima Puddleduck by Beatrix Potter;
1907 production of The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan


Gallery: Expo Belle Epoque - a visual tour 1880-1914