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  1. Bruckner Mass No. 2
  2. English Wind Band Classics
  3. Vivaldi Concertos
  4. Dvořák Stabat Mater
  5. Collins Sibelius Cycle
  6. American Wind Band Classics
  7. Bruckner Mass No.3
  8. American Wind Band Classics II
  9. British Brass
  10. Colin Davis conducts Overtures

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Beulah's First 20 Years

On August 25th 1993 three titles were released to record stores by the newly created Beulah label. They are still available as downloads.

1PD1

Live at the Crystal Palace

1993

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1PD2

Crystal Palace Champions

1993

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1PD3

Sir Henry's Themes and Variations

1993

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These and all our other albums released over the past twenty years are listed here.

To celebrate 20 years we have five compilations for your listening enjoyment:-
Brass and Military
Instrumental
Orchestral
Remastered 78s
Singing

Music from the Proms 2012

The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts held over  eight weeks from July to September is London's biggest annual music festival. Visit our Proms page where we list music being perfomed this year that is available from us.

New from iTunes

Problems at iTunes - iTunes are experiencing problems with classical music downloads and all new releases are currently suspended. Some of our releases appear only at Amazon for the present, the release of other titles will be delayed. Beulah Extra (see below) is not affected .

Reveiws are by Brian Wilson at
Music Web International
rachmaninoff symphony number 3 and symphonic dances
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"As you might expect, all concerned give a fine performance on this Beulah reissue of a recording originally issued in the UK on HMV. Though I didn’t think it a problem, you may find the Russian brass of the period a little fruity, which some find hard to take."

mahler symphony number 5
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"The performance may have been the first to be recorded in stereo but it remains well worth hearing – powerful and brooding, with almost Wagnerian climaxes, rather than lyrical. The adagietto takes a shade over 7½ minutes – one of the faster tempi on record... still sounding fine in this Beulah transfer."

russian masters volume 3

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russian masters  volume 2

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schumann symphonies numbers 1 and 4 paul paray detriot symphony orchestra
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music of england volume 4
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music of england volume 3
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" I’ve already recommended another St Paul’s collection of English Church Music of a later period, Pelham HUMFREY’s Hear, O Heavens and Maurice GREENE’s O clap your hands which provides a valuable opportunity to hear Alfred Deller’s distinctive tones from a time when he was just about the only counter-tenor in the business (1BX274 – see DL News 2013/12). These works by Humfrey and Greene are also included on Music of England 3 (3PD76), as are the madrigals on 1BX273, which I also reviewed in 2012/12. The other items on 3PD76 are:

• SS WESLEY Magnificat in E [7:23] • Sir Hubert PARRY I was glad [6:20] Festival of English Church Music (1933)/Sir Sidney Nicholson: some surface noise, some harshness of tone and some occasional noises-off apart, these recordings are remarkably good for their age. iTunes reveals the usual ignorance of classical music by attributing all the ‘tunes’ on the album to Sir Sidney Nicholson.

• Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Song of Thanksgiving [14:50] Betty Dolemore (soprano); Luton Choral Society and Girls’ Choir; LPO/Sir Adrian Boult – rec. c.1951. The words spoken by the narrator, Robert Speaight (from Shakespeare and the Bible) no doubt sounded less jingoistic in 1945 when the work was composed and even in the early 1950s when it was recorded. By the time of its re-release on the second side of an LP in 1953, the occasion seemed to have passed and it’s mainly of historical interest now. Betty Dolemore has a rather small but clear voice and the narrator uses the BBC Received Pronunciation of the time. The recording, first released on two Parlophone 78s, was deemed exemplary in its time but it demands some tolerance now.

• Benjamin BRITTEN Missa brevis in D, Op. 63 [10:11] Westminster Cathedral Boys’ Choir/George Malcolm (organ). Britten composed this short mass for these very forces. Recorded live in Westminster Cathedral and first released on a 7" EP in 1960, coincidentally at the same time as the King’s LP of Byrd’s 5-part Mass – their recording of the Missa brevis is available on Classics for Pleasure at budget price, with other Britten choral music – the performance is obviously authoritative and the recording has come up reasonably well, if a trifle shrill and with some extraneous noises. This one item makes the whole album well worth having – the tracks can be purchased separately.

• Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Serenade to Music [12:15] Elsie Morison (soprano), Marjorie Thomas (contralto), Duncan Robertson (tenor), Trevor Anthony (bass); LSO/Malcolm Sargent. I’m a great lover of VW’s music and I once, long ago, played Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice, who utters the beautiful words set here, but I fear the Serenade to Music is not for me – a minority view – nor did this performance do anything to endear me. The recording has come up well. "

annie fischer plays beethoven and mozart
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Couperin Les barricades mysterieuses L Arlequine
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Dvorak Cello Concerto  Pierre Fouriner
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English Church Music by Humfrey and Greene
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English Madrigals by Greaves Morley Weelkes Wilbye
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Haydn 7 last words on the cross griller quartet
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1. Introduzione — Maestoso ed Adagio
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2. Sonata I ("Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt") - Largo
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3. Sonata II ("Hodie mecum eris in paradiso") — Grave e cantabile
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4. Sonata III ("Mulier, ecce filius tuus") — Grave
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5. Sonata IV ("Deus meus, Deus meus, utquid dereliquisti me") — Largo
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6. Sonata V ("Sitio") — Adagio
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7. Sonata VI ("Consummatum est") — Lento
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8. Sonata VII ("In manus tuas, Domine, commendo spiritum meum") — Largo
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9. Il terremoto (Earthquake) — Presto e con tutta la forza
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Mahler symphony number 5 schwarz
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Rameau Gavotte Variée Ingrid Heiler
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Rameau 3rd Concert from Les Indes Galantes
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Rameau Pigmalion Acte de ballet
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Ravel Bolero PCO Cluytens
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Sullivan Patience Overture Pro Arte Malcolm Sargent
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Sullivan Ruddigore Overture Pro Arte Malcolm Sargent
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Sullivan Princess Ida Overture Pro Arte Malcolm Sargent
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Sullivan Cox and Box Overture Pro Arte Malcolm Sargent
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New Ringtones

Vintage British telephone sounds and similar vinage Nigerian telephone exchange operators feature in our latest retro ringtone releases.

Listen to a montage of them.

Critics write

Brian Wilson in a review of all the Beethoven Symphnoies recommends " an inexpensive Beulah Extra reissue of Klemperer’s First Symphony (6-9BX114). For Colin Davis’s wonderful first (HMV) recording of the Seventh Symphony, restored to us by Beulah (15-18BX129)."

Beethoven symphony number one
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2nd movement
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3rd movement
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4th movement
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beetoven symphony number seven
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4th movement
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Bruckner symphony number 4 steinberg
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" Steinberg was an accomplished Brucknerian and though tempi are fairly fast – when most LPs of the Romantic ran to three sides, this fitted on two – I didn’t think it too hurried. I’m not sure which edition was used, so it’s difficult to compare timings, but the slow movement and finale are a couple of minutes shorter than usual."

Wagner Reienzi overture paul paray
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"Though I’d call myself a reasonably committed Wagnerite, the overture is all that I’ve ever heard of Rienzi. It receives a fine, dramatic performance here and the recording hardly sounds its age."

Delibes coppellia dorati
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"Another classic recording brought to life by Beulah colourfully and at an attractive price ... The original LPs were rather strident and that’s been very largely tamed; the sound is slightly drier than modern recordings, but very acceptable."

Strauss blue danube waltz reiner
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Strauss emperor waltz reiner
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Strauss morning papers waltz reiner
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"Reiner’s recordings of Richard Strauss and Bela Bartók remain justly famous but he was also a distinguished Haydn conductor and here he proves that he could turn his hand to the lighter music of that other Strauss, Johann the younger. He even manages to make the Chicago players sound passably like the Vienna Phil – listen to the lilt in Morgenblätter and you might think Willi Boskovsky was at the helm – and the recordings have come up well."

Holst egdon heath sir adrian boult
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"There could be no finer evocation of Hardy’s vision of the Heath in Return of the Native, as envisioned by Holst, than this Boult recording. Strongly recommended alongside several other Beulah releases of Boult performances of English music which you’ll find at http://boult.eavb.co.uk/. "

German 3 dances from nell gwyn sir malcolm sargent
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"The music may be well and truly out of fashion now – it even was in 1962 – but in such idiomatic performances it remains enjoyable. "

Janacek sinfonietta macerras
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"Mackerras went on to record the Sinfonietta again with the Vienna Phil (Decca, various reissues including a Double Decca) and the Czech Phil (Supraphon) but there’s a strong case for reissuing this older version, recorded for Pye in the early 1960s ... I’ve seen this performance described as earthier than his later recordings; it’s certainly got plenty of power and the sound is more than acceptable in this transfer with nary a hint of the surface noise that bedevilled many of the Pye LPs which I owned. "

Ravel piano concerto michelangeli
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"This recording of the Ravel Piano Concerto is rightly regarded as one of the best available, if not the bes ... you’ll go a long way to beat it. The recording sounds very well, with little allowance needing to be made for its age. "

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