The website of the Bliss Archiveincludes a complete list of recordings. Here we concentrate on lhighlighting new discs when they appear._______________________________________________
A new disc called ‘A Tribute to Sir Arthur Bliss’ includesIntroduction and Allegro, the March from Things to Comeand the Bliss arrangement of God Save the QueenCRQ Editions (CRQ CD283)(scroll down to Page 36 of 38)___________________________________________________British Violin Sonatas Vol 2Tasmin Littleplays Bliss’s Violin SonataChandos (CHAN 10899)___________________________________________________A new disc called ‘American Winds’ includesBliss’s fanfare Salute to Lehigh University(1968)The Wind Ensemble at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania USA(director David B Diggs)Band Boy  (BB39)___________________________________________________Live Broadcast 1956 -Bliss conducts Music for a Lighter MoodBBC Concert Orchestra : Alfredo Campoli (violin)and Bliss in Conversation with Ronald Fletcheralso Tippett Symphony No 2, world première 1958Pristine Classical (PASC 460)___________________________________________________MORNING HEROESSamuel West, BBC Symphony ChorusBBC Symphony OrchestraSir Andrew DavisChandos (CHAN 5159)Presto Classical review5* review in BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2015 issue page 94 (NB the CD picture above review is incorrect)___________________________________________________The Crown ImperialMarches for 20th Century British Coronationsincludes Welcome the Queen (arr. W. J. Dutholt)London Symphonic Concert BandTom Higgins, DirectorSomm (SOMMCD 0138)___________________________________________________The Complete Piano Music of Arthur BlissVolume OneMark BebbingtonSomm (SOMMCD 0111)The Complete Piano Music of Arthur BlissVolume TwoMark BebbingtonSomm (SOMMCD 0148)Gramophone review___________________________________________________British Clarinet Sonatas Vol 1Pastoralfor Clarinet and PianoMichael Collins (clarinet)Michael McHale (piano)in a CD of British Clarinet SonatasChandos (CHAN 10704)___________________________________________________String Quartet no. 2The Barbirolli Quartet play English musicalso works by Britten, Delius, PurcellNimbus (NI6165)___________________________________________________
In 2012 the first volume of Mark Bebbington's 'The Complete Piano Music of Sir Arthur Bliss' was issued on the SOMM label. This is particularly pleasing as Mark is one of the Society's patrons. Volume 2 was released in May 2015. .You can find David Smith's interview with Mark Bebbington about Bliss's piano music on Presto Classical.In April 2013 Tom Bell's 'Masters of the Monarchs' Music' CD showcasing on Durham Cathedral organ works by three twentieth-century Masters of the King's/Queen's Music - Elgar, Bliss and Williamson. Bliss is represented by transcriptions of orchestral works. This came out on the REGENT label.In May 2013 DUTTON released a 2-CD set entitled 'Arthur Bliss conducts Bliss'. Remembering the great performance of The Beatitudes in Coventry Cathedral in 2012 it is interesting to hear on this CD its original performance in Coventry Theatre in 1962. Among other works included are A Colour Symphony and Pastoral.
Please let us know of any forthcoming recordings you hear about.