The Better Land - Volume Five
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] Rejoice Greatly (Messiah - Handel) Master Raymond Kinsey - Rec. 6/2/33. H.M.V. C. 2556 matrix 2B6269-1 [4.35]

[2] Mighty like a rose (Nevin-Staton) Master Michael Morley   John Mills - piano - Rec. 2/4/51. Decca LM 4543 (10 inch L.P.) matrices DRL818-3b & CADPL817-1 a [1.46]

[3] If I can help somebody (Androzzo) Master Michael Morley Details as track 2 [2.55]

[4] Hark! Hark! the lark (Schubert) Master Ernest Lough George Thalben-Ball - piano - Rec. 30/11/27. H.M.V. B. 2681 matrix Bb12074-2 [2.49]

[5] There is a green hill far away (Mrs C.F. Alexander-Gounod) Master John Bonner - W Lloyd Weber - organ Rec. 9/1/29. Columbia 9832 matrix WAX4530-2 [3.43]

[6] On Wings of Song (England-Mendelssohn) Master Thomas Criddle - Andrew Fenner - piano Rec. 24/2/43. H.M.V. BD 1046 matrix OEA 9973-1 [2.51]

[7] Should he upbraid? (Shakespeare-Sir Henry Bishop) Master John Bonner with piano - Rec. 8/1/29. Columbia C 9840 matrix WAX 4527-2 [4.10]

[8] Angels Serenade - La Seranata (G. Braga) Master John Bonner with orchestra & W. Lloyd Weber - organ Rec. 9/1/29. Columbia 9832 matrix WAX 4529-1 [3.45]

[9] Birdsong at Eventide (Coates) Master Michael Morley - Details as track 2, also issued as 78 r.p.m. disc Decca M. 627 Matrix DR 16013-1 [2.56]

[10] YDeryn Pur -The Dove (arr. Somervell-Williams) Master Cyril Lewis - Rec. 1934. Decca F 5139 matrix TB1392-2 [2.371

[11] A song of long ago (D. Furber-A.E. Adams) Master Trevor Schofield - Rec. 9/5/29. Columbia 5528 matrix A 8988-1 [2.59]

[12] Nearer my God to Thee (Carey) Master John Bookman Herbert Dawson - organ - Rec. 11/7/34. H.M.V. test pressing matrix. Released as H.M.V. B8241 matrix OB3587-2 [3.13]

[13] A brown bird singing (Barrie-Haydn Wood) Master Leslie Day - Rec. 22/6/33. Columbia DB 1147 [3.00]

[14] Lullaby (Brahms) Master Michael Morley Details as track 2 [1.47]

[15] O for the wings of a dove (Mendelssohn) Master Kenneth Purves -Herbert Griffith - organ. Rec. 3/28. Stoll Theatre, Kingsway. Broadcast 247 [3.10]

[16] Father in Heaven* (Largo-Handel) Master Robert Regent James H. Lee - organ - Rec. 19/1/38. Decca private recording, marix CP516 [2.53]

[17] Hallelujah Exsultate Jubilate (Mozart) Master Billy Neely Gerald Moore - piano. - Rec. Abbey Road 22/2/50. H.M.V. B. 10041 matrix OEA 14488-1 [3.00]

[18] Abide with Me (Liddle) Master Derek Barsham Fela Sowande - organ - Rec. Kingsway Hall, 1/11/44. Decca K. 1393 matrix AR 8816-2 [4.56]

[19] Angels Ever bright (Handel) Master Robert Duncan Peel - Rec. 21/9/27. Columbia 9501 matrix WAX 3076-2 [2.57]

[20] With Verdure Clad (Creation-Haydn) Master Raymond Kinsey - Rec. 24/4/33. H.M.V. C. 2571 matrix 2B6514-1 [4.35]

[21] Oh for a closer walk with God (Foster) Master Raymond Kinsey - Rec. 8/9/33. H.M.V. C. 2629 matrix 2B3558-4 [4.02]

[22] Beekeeper's Introit * (arr. G. Dixon) Master Alan Bradbrook - Dr. George Thalben-Ball - organ of the Temple Church. Private recording 1957 [0.561

[23] A song of peace* (Charles V. Stanford) Master Beverley Jones Francis Jackson - organ - Rec. 1954 York Minster. Private tape recording made by the late John Rothera of York [5.281
* Previously unissued material
78 r.p.m. record catalogue numbers and record details given in italics

TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 77.23
Due to the age and condition of some of these recordings, levels of surface noise varies between tracks

Programme notes, research & location of recordings & photographs by Stephen Beet

Recordings restored using the Cedar process, compiled & produced by
Martin Monkman, Amphion Recordings

Acknowledgments:
We are most grateful to all who have been involved with this project since its inception in 1999. They are now too numerous to mention by name but especial thanks must go to Colin Charnley, David Rogers, Martin Carson, and Stuart Orr, who have all provided records. Sonita Cox of E.M.I. Music Archive provided some of the record dates. Eve Barsham has given much professional advice.

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