The Better Land - Volume Two
Detailed Track List

Some of these tracks are issued for the first time ever. The original 78 rpm recordings have been digitally restored using the Cedar process. Due to the age of the recordings, the level of surface noise varies between tracks.

The information is as presented on the original 78 rpm recordings.

[1] Jerusalem (Parry-Blake)   Master Denis Barthel   Rec.   Temple Church, London     Dr. George Thalben Ball -  on the famous Father Smith organ    24th.  February 1932    H.M.V.  4285  [2.25]

[2] Silent Worship (Handel-Somervell)  Master Derek Barsham   Phyllis Spurr - piano    Rec. 1946  Decca F8913  [2.55]

[3] Passing By  (E. Purcell-Herrick)   Master Derek Barsham    Phyllis Spurr - piano    Rec. 1946  Decca F8913 [2.10]

[4] Ninepenny Fiddle* (Trad- arr. Moore)  Master Billy Neely   Gerald Moore - piano    Recorded May 1950   Unpublished recording  [2.40]

[5] Lark in the Clear Air * (Trad - based on ancient air, written by Sir Samuel Ferguson    C 1850)   Master Billy Neely  Gerald Moore- piano     Recorded May 1950   Unpublished recording  [2.35]

[6] Cradle Song   (Schubert-Claudius)  Master Denis Wright    Gerald Moore -piano    Recorded 4th. October 1941  H.M.V. B. 9231   [3.15]

[7] I'll Walk Beside You  (Murray-Lockton)   Master Derek Barsham    String acc. con. Phillip Green  Recorded 1946  Decca M.611   [3.00]

[8] Beyond the Dawn  (Sanderson-Weatherly)  Master Derek Barsham Rec. As [7]    [2.55]

[9] The Birds  (Britten-Belloc)  Master Billy Neely  Gerald Moore - piano     Recorded May 1950  H.M.V. 10041   [2.10]

[10]    Child & the Twilight * ( arr Moore)  Master Billy Neely   Gerald Moore - piano    Recorded May 1950  Unpublished recording  [2.25]

[11]    Remember now thy Creator * (Sterndale-Bennett)  Masters Harold Langston & Denis Barthel    With the choir of the Temple Church, London  Acc. Dr. George Thalben Ball     Recorded 3rd. July 1930   Unpublished recording    [3.15]

[12]    Lullay Myn Lyking  (Trad 15th Cent-Terry)  Master Denis Barthel & the Choir of the    Temple Church, London.  Dr. George Thalben Ball - piano.   Recorded 2nd February 1932    H.M.V. B. 3976   [2.05]

[13]    Uncle Mac's Fovourite Hymns  All Things Bright & Beautiful, There's a Friend for Little Children, & Once in Royal David's City  (A.&. M.)   Master Denis Wright with the Greenbank Children's  Choir  with Uncle Mac (Derek McCulloch)  Frank A. Taylor - organ and Uncle David (Eric David Davis) Pianoforte. Con. Leslie   Woodgate.  Recorded  1941  H.M.V.B.D. 978/9 [4.35]

[14]    Hymn that I Sang as a Boy (Miller-Burnaby)  Master Graham Payn   Recorded    Rex 8028 a  [3.20]

[15]    Meadowsweet*(April)   Master Graham Payn    Recorded 1933   B.B.C. Transcription disc   [2.55]

[16]    Anchor Song   ( Smith )   Master Derek Barsham    Phyllis Spurr - piano    Recorded 1946   Decca M615  [2.45]

[17]    A Fairy Story by the Fire (Merikanto)   Master Billy Neely  Gerald Moore - piano    Recorded 1950   H.M.V.  B. 10150   [2.45]

[18]    Vergin Tutt 'Amor (Francesco Durante)  Master Billy Neely    Gerald Moore - piano    Recorded 1950  H.M.V. B. 10096   [3.30]

[19]    Star of Bethlehem   (Adams-Weatherly)   Master Derek Barsham  Fela Sowande - organ     Recorded Kingsway Hall, May  1945  Decca K1113  [4.50]

[20]    As Pants the Hart (Spohr)   Master Thomas Meddings   with the choir of the Temple Church,    London.  Dr. George Thalben Ball - Father Smith organ    Recorded October 1935    H.M.V. B. 8380    [3.10]

[21]    Il Mio Bel Foco  (Benedetto Marcello-Baker)   Master Billy Neely  Gerald Moore - piano    Recorded 1950   H.M.V. B. 10096    [3.15]

[22]    Nymphs & Shepherds* (Purcell)  Master Derek Barsham   Nancy Phillips - violin     Children's Hour Broadcast    B.B.C. Transcription disc 12PD 21565  [3.15]

[23]    Cherry Ripe* (Hurn-Herrick)   Master Billy Neely   Havelock-Nelson piano    Children's Hour Broadcast  1949  B.B.C. Direct Disc recording [2.10]

[24]    Halleluja  (Easter Hymn dating from 1623)   Master Denis Barthel Acc. By Dr. George Thalben Ball on the famous Father Smith Organ in the Temple Church, London.    Recorded  1933   H.M.V. B.9231   [2.40]

[25]    Star of God * (Coates-Murray)   Master Derek Barsham    Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall (Boys' Brigade Physical Phantasmagoria) March 1946   Direct Disc Recording    [3.20]
   
* denotes recordings published for the first time ever

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