This is the full list of items currently in the collection.

If you have any interest in any of them please email me

at John.Whitmore@btinternet.com or give me a call on

01457 875434 or 07887 822990. I’m very happy to share these materials.

If you have any other interesting items please let me know - I’m always

looking to add to the archive.




If it’s the LP records that are of particular interest there are now some

excellent professionally produced LP restorations available as downloads

from a company based in Oklahoma called Klassic Haus.

Currently there are 8 LSSO titles available but this could potentially

increase in the coming months so please keep checking out the site.

Their website is at http://www.klassichaus.us and I recommend their

products without reservation. The sound quality of these transfers is so good

it’s hard to believe that they derive from old vinyl records.




Musical Journeys - Jack Smith's original cine films transferred to DVD with an added soundtrack

performed by the LSSO. Two volumes, each one running for 3 hours.


Volume I               1960 to 1964                        Volume II             1965 to 1971                                              




1) PYE                                   Tippett / Ridout / Mathias / Arnold  (Go to Klassic Haus - see above)

2) ARGO                               Dead in Tune / George and the Dragonfly (Go to Klassic Haus - see above)

3) ARGO                               Bliss / Previn / Tippett / Ireland / Kelly / Chappell (Go to Klassic Haus - see above)

4) UNICORN                       Brian Symphonies 10 and 21 (Go to Klassic Haus - see above)

5) CBS                                   Brian Symphony 22 / Suite No.5 / Psalm 23 (Go to Klassic Haus - see above)

6) PERFORMANCE          Xenakis / Young (Go to Klassic Haus - see above)

7) VIRGIN                            Instructions for Angels

8) UNICORN                       Tippett Shires Suite / Young Virages (Go to Klassic Haus - see above)

9) CAMEO                           Hunting of the Snark




1)            *NEW ITEM*

                Tippett Conducts Tippett and Ives”


                Tippett Shires Suite (Cheltenham 1970) conducted by Tippett, Tippett Prologue, Interlude

                and Epilogue (Bath, 1969) conducted by Tippett, Tippett Piano Concerto (Seow, Bristol 1982)

                conducted by Peter Fletcher, Ives Circus Band conducted by Tippett (Cheltenham 1970)

                and Peter Fletcher (Austria 1984), Tippett Fanfare conducted by Stuart Johnson (Italy 1986).

                (Go to Klassic Haus for this restoration - see above)


2)            Eric Pinkett interview (1974) with musical excerpts, running for 37 minutes.

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Cheltenham, 1970) conducted by Tippett with The Two Imps,

Facade and Roman Carnival from a 1964 Hinckley concert.


3)            A Composer and an Orchestra. 60 minute documentary about Tippett and the LSSO

including musical excerpts and interviews with Eric Pinkett and Sir Michael Tippett.


4)            Hark the Herald Angels Sing. The BBC television programme from Christmas Day, 1975.


5)            Glinka, Butterworth, Hamilton (1969) conducted by Pinkett, Tippett Prologue, Interlude

and Epilogue (Bath, 1969) conducted by Tippett, Dead in Tune (1968) from the TV broadcast.


6)            Pinkett’s Personal Choice.  A desert island discs style interview (1969) and a programme

about the Pye record (1968). Over 70 minutes of interview time with musical excerpts.


7)            Kelly New Orleans Suite, Bliss Lady of Shalott conducted by Eric Pinkett (1975),

                Carter Pocahontas, Young Lament on the Destruction of Forests conducted by Peter Fletcher (1984)


8)            Masterprize 2001. Live concert with award to the LSSO given by Sir Colin Davis.

                 LSSO performance from Edinburgh conducted by Russell Parry.


9)            Verdi Requiem conducted by Jonathan Tilbrook (2002)


10)          Mahler Symphony No.5 conducted by Peter Fletcher (Germany, 1981)


11)          Ives Circus Band, Bartok Miraculous Mandarin,  Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini (Germany, 1981)

                conducted by Peter Fletcher, Tippett A Child of Our Time (Part 1) conducted by Willi Gohl (1976),

                Wagner Tannhauser Overture conducted by Stuart Johnson (1990)


12)          The Russlan Album. Six different versions of Russlan & Ludmilla by Glinka.

                Pinkett 1969, Previn 1973, Pinkett 1976, Groves 1982, Fitz-Gerald 1998 and Fletcher 2004


13)          Tippett A Child of Our Time conducted by Peter Fletcher (1982)


14)          Elgar Falstaff,

                Gershwin Porgy & Bess – Symphonic Picture conducted by Russell Parry (2007)


15)          Ives  Putnam’s Camp, Five Pieces (arranged by Douglas Young)

                Messiaen  L’Ascension conducted by Peter Fletcher (1978)




1)            Eric Pinkett Farewell Concert 1976 - conducted by Eric Pinkett

                Glinka Russlan & Ludmilla, Vivaldi Recorder Concerto (Pugsley),

                Horovitz Trumpet Concerto (Watson), Brahms Violin Concerto - first movement (Wilson),

                Haydn Sinfonia Concertante, Elgar Enigma Variations


2)            Eric Pinkett Memorial Concert 1980 - conducted by Norman Del Mar

                Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet, Haydn Trumpet Concerto (Watson), Mahler Symphony No.1


3)            De Montfort Hall Concert 1981 - conducted by Peter Fletcher

                Wagner Mastersingers Overture, Brahms Violin Concerto (Johnson) Strauss Don Juan,

                Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol


4)            De Montfort Hall Concert 1982 - conducted by Sir Charles Groves

                Glinka Russlan & Ludmilla, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 (Seow),

                Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade


5)            Austria Tour 1984 - conducted by Peter Fletcher


6)            Berlin Tour 1985 - conducted by Stuart Johnson


7)            Tuscany Tour 1986 - conducted by Stuart Johnson


8)            Classic FM Sainsbury Concert 1999

                Rossini William Tell, Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending, Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet,

                Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 conducted by Russell Parry


9)            Reunion Concert 2004 - Bedworth Civic Hall

                Glinka Russlan & Ludmilla, Elgar Enigma Variations (excerpts),

                Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses on Weber, Dvorak New World Symphony,

                Holst Jupiter, Byrd Non Nobis Domine.

                Former players orchestra, leader Russell Gilbert, conducted by Malcolm Fletcher.

                LSSO and combined orchestras conducted by Russell Parry. 


10)          60th Anniversary Gala concert 2008

                The complete concert (Includes Jupiter, Enigma)




1)            THE REUNIONS - 2 DVDs

                1998 Reunion. Includes rehearsals of Brian's 10th symphony and part of the evening concert:

                Candide, Russlan and Bruch Violin Concerto.

                2000 Reunion.  Footage of general socialising.

                2004 Reunion. Includes rehearsals of Russlan and Ludmilla, Enigma Variations

                and Dvorak’s New World Symphony.


2)            TV PROGRAMMES VOLUME I - 2 DVDs

                Overture with Beginners.  Sir Michael Tippett at Corsham in 1965 (ITV).

                Music International. Elgar and Tippett from 1967 (BBC).

                Music! Tippett conducts his Ritual Dances in 1968 (Cinema Film).

                Music Now. Putnam’s Camp in 1969 (BBC).

                The Unknown Warrior. Havergal Brian from 1972 (ITV).

                The Other LSSO. Andre Previn conducts Glinka, Rachmaninov and Beethoven 1973 (BBC).

                Lambert Wilson in 1972. Weston-Super-Mare (amateur footage)


3)            TV PROGRAMMES VOLUME II - 2 DVDs

                If the Music had to Stop. Documentary from 1981 (ITV).

                Girl in a Broken Mirror. Bliss ballet The Lady of Shallot from 1975 (ITV).



                Music Time. Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty from 1984. Kodaly’s Hary Janos from 1985 (BBC).


5)            Time to Remember. A 60 minute history of the orchestra. Includes rehearsal sequences with Tippett,

Previn, Loughran and Eric Pinkett (specially made for the 2000 reunion).   




Over 1,300 photos, press articles, sound and video clips and Eric Pinkett’s book ‘Time to Remember’.