The Better Land - Volume Four
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.

[1] Come Back (Toselli's Serenade. Words R.H. Elkin) Master Leslie Day Rec. 22nd June, 1933 Columbia DB1147 [2.50]

[2] Abide with me (Lyte-Liddle) Master John Bonner with orchestra. Organist, W.G. Webber. Recorded Christ Church, Westminster Bridge Rd., London. Rec. 9th January, 1929 Columbia 9745 [4.10]

[3] Five Eyes* (Gibbs-Cecil Armstrong) Master Billy Neely Havelock Nelson, piano. B.B.C. Broadcast 9th August, 1949 [1.05]

[4] The Fairy Tree* (Vincent O’Brien, 1870-1948) Master Billy Neely Havelock Nelson, piano. B.B.C. Broadcast, 9th August, 1949 [2.10]

[5] I will sing of Thy Great Mercies O Lord* (Mendelssohn: St. Paul) Master Harold Langston with G. Thalben Ball at the famous Father Smith organ. Rec. Temple Church 31st December 1929 BR2713-2 [3.20]

[6] Pierrot at the dance (Lockton-Drummond) Master Trevor Schofield with piano. Rec. 9th May 1929 Columbia 5528 [3.05]

[7] One night of love (Kahn-Schertzinger) Master Robert Harris accomp. By Leslie Jeffries and his orchestra at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. Rec. 1933 Parlophone R 2102 [3.20]

[8] Hark! Hark! the Lark* (Schubert) Master Brian Moody Ernest Lush, piano. Rec. 26th May 1944 Decca test pressing [2.30]

[9] Slumber dear maid (Handel) Master John Bonner with orchestra. Details as track [2] [3.25]

[10] My heart ever faithful (Bach) Master Raymond Kinsey with orchestra. Rec.24th April 1933 H.M.V.C 2571 [2.55]

[11] The Old Church Bells*# (H.M.Farrar) Master Robert Harris accompanied by Leslie Jeffries and orchestra. Parlophone test record, matrix CE.6633-1 Recorded at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne 26th September, 1934 [3.00]

[12] Love’s old sweet song (Bingham-Molloy) Master Robert Harris Details as track [7] [3.25]

[13] The Trout* (Schubert) Master Brian Moody Ernest Lush, piano. Rec. 26th May 1944 Decca test pressing [2.17]

[14] Nursery Scene, Boris Godounov (Moussorgsky) Master Derek Barsham with Gladys Parr London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor, Stanford Robinson. Rec. 30th April, 1947 Matrix AR11093 issued as Decca1601 [2.10]

[15] Hear my prayer*(Mendelssohn) Master Billy Neely with BBC Concert Choir and organ. Rec. Aeolian Hall, Kingsway November 1950 [4.00]

[16] Star of Bethlehem (Adams) Master John Brookman with Herbert Dawson, organ.Rec. Queenway Hall, 11th July, 1934 H.M.V. B.8241

[17] A Brown Bird Singing (Barrie-Haydn Wood) Master Robert Regent Piano acc. Freda Taylor. Private recording, matrix CP517 [2.46]

[18] I know that my Redeemer Liveth (Handel) Master Ernest Lough with George Thalben-Ball at the famous Father Smith organ of the Temple Church H.M.V. B2656 Rec.22nd December, 1927 [5.55]

[19] Hear ye, Israel* (part1) (Mendenssohn) Master Ernest Lough with George Thalben-Ball at the famous Father Smith organ of The Temple Church, London. Unpublished H.M.V. Test (matrix) recorded August 1927 [2.30].

[20] A song of peace* (C.V.Stanford) Master Beverley Jones, with Francis Jackson on the organ of York Minster. Private tape recording by John Rothera 1954 [5.50]

[21] Birdsongs at Eventide (Barrie-Coates) Master Graham Payn 'Live' performance 1932 [3.05]

[22] Let the bright Seraphim (Handel) Master Raymond Kinsey with orchestra H.M.V.C2556 [4.45]

[23] Angels guard thee (Reilly-Godard) Master John Bonner with orchestra recorded Christ Church Westminster Bridge Road. Organist. W.G. Webber. Rec. September 1929 Columbia DB136

[24] Kitty my love will ya marry me?*# (Trad-arr. Hughes) Master Billy Neely with the B.B.C. Opera Orchestra. Leader, John Sharp; Conductor, Stanford Robinson. Live from Broadcasting House, London, 7th October, 1950 Off-air disc recording [1.00]

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* Previously unissued material #Painstakingly restored from badly damaged disc

78 r.p.m. record catalogue numbers and record details given in italics

Due to the age and condition of some of these discs, levels of surface noise varies between tracks

Recordings restored using the Cedar Process

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