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. Iím very happy to share these materials.

If you have any other interesting items please let me know - Iím always

eager to add to the archive.


If itís the orchestraís LP records that are of particular interest there are

now some superb, professionally produced restorations available as

downloads from a company based in Oklahoma called Klassic Haus.

There are 7 LSSO titles available and Iím eternally grateful for

the wonderful work that has been carried out by Curt Timmons to bring

out the best in these records. Their website is at Klassic Haus

and I can recommend them without reservation. The sound quality of

the transfers is so good that itís hard to believe that they derive from

old vinyl records. The Havergal Brian LPs have been reissued on a double CD

set from Heritage Records and The Hunting of the Snark has been

reissued on CD by Cameo Classics.




1) PYE†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tippett / Ridout / Mathias / Arnold Klassic Haus

2) ARGO†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dead in Tune / George and the Dragonfly Klassic Haus

3) ARGO†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bliss / Previn / Tippett / Ireland / Kelly / Chappell Klassic Haus

4) UNICORN†††††††††††††††††††††† Brian Symphonies 10 and 21 Heritage Records

5) CBS†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brian Symphony 22 / Suite No.5 / Psalm 23 Heritage Records

6) PERFORMANCE††††††††† Xenakis / Young Klassic Haus

7) VIRGIN††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Instructions for Angels (Commercially available)

8) UNICORN†††††††††††††††††††††† Tippett Shires Suite / Young Virages Klassic Haus

9) CAMEO†††††††††† ††††††††††††††† Hunting of the Snark Cameo Classics




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

††††††††††††††† Klassic Haus


2)††††††††††† 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).

††††††††††††††† Klassic Haus


3)††††††††††† Eric Pinkett radio 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.


4)††††††††††† 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.


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


6)††††††††††† 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.


7)††††††††††† Pinkettís 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.


8)††††††††††† 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)


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

††††††††††††††† LSSO performance from Edinburgh conducted by Russell Parry.


10)††††††††† Verdi Requiem conducted by Jonathan Tilbrook (2002)


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


12)††††††††† 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)


13)††††††††† 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


14)††††††††† Elgar Falstaff,

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


15)††††††††† IvesPutnamís Camp, Five Pieces (arranged by Douglas Young)

††††††††††††††† MessiaenLíAscension conducted by Peter Fletcher (1978)


16)††††††††† NEW Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1 (Oprean), Stravinsky Petrouchka,

††††††††††††††† Wagner Ride of the Valkyries conducted by Peter Fletcher (1984)


17)††††††††† NEW Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 conducted by Stuart Johnson (1986)†††††††††††


18)††††††††† NEW Wagner Mastersingers Overture, Britten Young Personís Guide to the Orchestra,

††††††††††††††† Strauss Don Juan conducted by Stuart Johnson (1987)


19)††††††††† NEW Matthews Symphony No.3, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances conducted by Howard Williams (1987)


20)††††††††† NEW Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade conducted by Stuart Johnson (1987)


21)††††††††† NEW Weber Oberon Overture, Mendelssohn Italian Symphony conducted by Stuart Johnson (1987)


22) †††††††† NEW Kodaly Hary Janos Suite, Verdi Force of Destiny Overture,

††††††††††††††† Rossini Thieving Magpie Overture (excerpt), Shostakovitch Symphony No.10 (excerpts)

††††††††††††††† conducted by Stuart Johnson (1985)




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 - conducted by Russell Parry

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

††††††††††††††† Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6


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 Dvorakís 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. Putnamís 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 (BBC)

††††††††††††††† Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty from 1984

††††††††††††††† Kodaly Hary Janos from 1985


5) †††††††††† EDINBURGH CONCERTS 2002 and 2004

††††††††††††††† Includes excerpts from Dvorak New World Symphony, Holst Jupiter,

††††††††††††††† Gershwin Porgy and Bess, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto,

††††††††††††††† Sibelius Symphony No.2,†† Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses on Weber,

††††††††††††††† Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto, Walton Spitfire Prelude and Fugue.

††††††††††††††† Conducted by Russell Parry.


6)††††††††††† SAARLAND TOUR 1987 - 2 DVDs

††††††††††††††† Includes complete performances of Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade,

††††††††††††††† Britten Young Personís Guide, Strauss Don Juan, Berlioz Roman Carnival

††††††††††††††† and Wagner Mastersingers Overture

††††††††††††††† Conducted by Stuart Johnson.


7)††††††††††† 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).†††




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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††




Over 1,300 photos, press articles, sound and video clips and Eric Pinkettís book ĎTime to Rememberí.