Walford Davies

This disc was nominated “Editor’s Choice” in The Gramophone, October 2001
Price £11.50, including postage & packing.
Music and two talks by Walford Davies and music dedicated to him by his contemporaries.
Recorded at St. George’s Church, Headstone, Harrow

Solemn Melody, for cello and organ (HWD, arr HWD)

Jesu Dulcis Memoria (HWD)

Interlude in C (HWD)

Fugue in Bb (HWD)

Prelude Elegiaque (dedicated to HWD by Joseph Jongen, Op 47 No 1),

Chorale-Fantasia on Darwell’s 148th (dedicated to HWD by Harold Darke)

Elegy in Bb, for cello and organ (dedicated to HWD by George Thalben- Ball,
arr Fisher)

Chorale Fantasia on The Old 100th (dedicated to HWD by Hubert Parry) 

Memorial Melody in C (HWD)

Reverie for Organ and Two Voices ‘O Jesu, King most wonderful’ (HWD)

Simon Stiggear (treble) Michael Wakeham (baritone)

Chorale for Organ (HWD)

Solemn Melody, for organ (HWD)

Elegy in Bb, for organ (dedicated to HWD by George Thalben-Ball)

The CD also includes BBC archive recordings of Walford Davies discussing

 ‘Remark and Repartee in Music’ from the series

‘Music and the Ordinary Listener’:

Texture and Melody, 5 November 1937

Remark and Balancing Reply, 3 December 1937, recorded 29 November 1937