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William Walton
The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet
(arranged music of J.S. Bach)

Contents

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

William Walton - Short Biography

Mvt.

Title

BWV / Mvt.

Description

1

What God hath done is rightly done

BWV 99

Opening Chorus – Vivace assai

2

Lord, hear my longing

BWV 727

Chorale Prelude –Adagio

3

See, what his love can do

BWV 85/Mvt. 5

Tranquillo

4

Ah! How ephemeral

BWV 26

Opening Chorus – Vicave

5

Sheep may safely graze

BWV 208

Adagio

6

Praise be to God

BWV 129

Moderato

Recordings

Complete Recordings

C-1

The Walton Edition - Walton Conducts Walton

The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet

William Walton

Sadler's Wells Orchestra

-

EMI Classics

Jul-Aug 1940

Time:

C-2

Bach-Walto: The Wise Virgins, Ballet Suite
The Boult Historical Collection - The Wise Virgins

The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet []

Adrian Boult

London Philharmonic Orchestra

-

London 9179
Belart

1955

10" LP / TT:
CD / TT:

 

C-3

The Good Humoured Ladies; The Wise Virgins
Glazunov/Scarlatti-Tommasini/Bach-Walton

The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [21:14]

Robert Irving

Concert Arts Orchestra

-

Capitol
EMI Classics

Sep 1960

LP / TT:
CD / TT:

Other works: not by Bach-Walton

C-4

Szell/Boulez/Lane/Cleveland Orchestra: Ravel - Walton - Schubert

The Wise Virgins, Ballet Suite

Louis Lane

The Cleveland Orchestra

-

Columbia / Locked in the Vault Reissues

Apr 1970

Time: 17:03

Other works: by M. Ravel, W. Walton & F. Schubert

C-5

Walton: The Bear / Facade / The Wise Virgins

The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet

Louis Frémaux

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

-

EMI Records

Sep 1976

Time: 19:28

Recorded at Bedworth Civic Center, Birmingham, England. Other works: The Bear & Façade by W. Walton

C-6

Walton: Belshazzar's Feast / The Wise Virgins / Siesta For Small Orchestra/Henry V Suite

The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet

Sir Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra

-

Carlton / BBC Radio Classics

Mar 1982

Time: 19:28

Other works: Belshazzar's Feast & Henry V

C-7

Walton: The Quest / The Wise Virgins
Walton: The Complete Works

The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet

Bryden Thomson

London Philharmonic Orchestra

-

Chandos

Mar 1990

Time: 19:46

Other work on this CD is The Quest

C-8

Walton: The Quest; The Wise Virgins

The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet

David Lloyd-Jones

English Northern Philharmonia

-

Naxos

July 2001

Time: 18:12

Other works: The Quest & Siesta by W. Walton

C-9

Sir William Walton & Constant Lambert: Ballet Music

The Wise Virgins - complete ballet:
Sleepers Wake [2.37], The Saviour is born today [4.21], What God hath done, is rightly done [3.12], Lord, hear my longing [2.00], See what His love can do [2.52], Ah! How Ephemeral [2.02], Sheep may safely graze [6.09], What God hath done is rightly done [1.30], Praise be to God [1.40]

Barry Wordsworth

BBC Concert Orchestra

ASV

Mar 2003

Time: 26:43

Recorded at Watford Coliseum. Other work: Horoscope by C. Lambert

Recordings of Individual Movements

M-1

The Walton Edition - Walton Conducts Walton

Sheep may safely graze, from The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet

William Walton

Philharmonia Orchestra

-

EMI Classics

Mar 1953

Time:

M-2

A Bach Celebration - Music from Bach Cantatas arranged for solo guitar and chamber orchestra

Recitative (Mvt. 8) and Aria (Mvt. 9) for Soprano from Cantata BWV 208. The orchestration was done by William Walton. Adapted to guitar & chamber orchestra by Patrick Ross. The soprano part is played on guitar

Paul Shure

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Guitar: Christopher Parkening; Flutes: David Shostac & Susan Greenberg

EMI Classics

1985

Time: 5:50

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (July 2003 - May 2007)
Thanks to contributors: Teri Noel Towe (April 2007)


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