- Recordings of Hector Berlioz' Grande Messe des morts consulted.
- Jean Fournet, cond. Emile Passani Choir and Orchestra. Georges
Jouatte, T. Rec. Sept, 1943, St. Eustache, Paris. Issued in France
c. 1944 as French Columbia LFX 659/69 (eleven 78 RPM discs); in
USA c. 1948 as Columbia MM-769. Reissued on LP in USA, c. 1953,
as Columbia SL-159. Original had notes by Jacques Barzun; reissue
had unsigned notes.
- Theodore Hollenbach, cond. Chorus and Orchestra of the Rochester
Oratorio Society. Ray De Voll, T. Rec. mid-April, 1954, Eastman
Theatre, Rochester NY. Issued in USA c. 1955 as Columbia EL-53;
later reissued as Columbia-Harmony H2L-501. Notes by Leslie G.
- Dimitri Mitropoulos, cond. Konzertvereinigung der Wiener Staatsoper,
Wiener Philharmoniker. Léopold Simoneau, T. Rec. 15 July
1956, Felsenreitschule, Salzburg. Issued in Italy, 1978, as Cetra
Concerto Live LO 509. No notes. Recording includes spoken dedication,
by Mitropoulos, to the memory of Wilhelm Furtwängler.
- Fritz Mahler, cond. Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Hartford
Symphony Chorale (Edgar Wasilieff, William E. Welmers, Assistant
Directors), Hartt Schola Cantorum (Robert Brawley, Director).
David Lloyd, T. Rec. mid-April, 1958, Hartford Bushnell Auditorium,
Hartford CT. Issued in USA, 1958, as Vanguard VRS 1026/7 (mono),
VSD 1006/7 (stereo). Unsigned notes.
- Hermann Scherchen, cond. Choruses of Radiodiffusion-Télévision
Française and Augmented Orchestra of Théâtre
National de l'Opéra. Jean Gireaudeau, T. Rec. mid-April,
1958, Les Invalides, Paris. Issued in USA, 1958, as Westminster
XWN 2227/8 (mono), WST 201 (stereo), SWB 201 (stereo tape). Several
reissues, including Music Guild MS 6201, c. 1970, with notes by
Jacques Barzun, and Turnabout THS 65017/18, c. 1974, with notes
by Joseph Rraunstein.
- Charles Munch, cond. New England Conservatory Chorus (Lorna
Cooke de Varon, Director), Boston Symphony Orchestra. Léopold
Simoneau, T. Rec. 26-27 April 1959, Symphony Hall, Boston. Issued
in USA, 1960, as RCA Victor Soria LD-6077 (mono), LDS-6077 (stereo);
reissues include RCA Victrola VICS-6043, and Red Seal .5 Series
ATL2-4269 (half-speed remastered version). Notes by Richard Mohr.
- Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., con. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
and Chorus. Richard Lewis, T. Rec. 13 December 1959, Royal Albert
Hall, London. Privately issued in USA by Sir Thomas Beecham Society,
c. 1972, as WSA 502/3; includes perf. of Berlioz, Overture Le
roi Lear. Unsigned notes.
- Eugene Ormandy, cond. Temple University Chorus (Robert E.
Page, Director), Philadelphia Orchestra. Cesare Valletti, T. Rec.
1-2 April 1964, Athletic Club, Philadelphia. Issued in USA, 1965,
as Columbia M2L-330 (mono), M2S (stereo). Notes by Robert Lawrence.
- Charles Munch, cond. Chor und Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen
Rundfunks (Choreinstudierung: Wolfgang Schubert). Peter Schreier,
T. Rec. July 1967, Benedikten-Abtei, Ottobeuren. Issued in Germany,
1968, as Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft SLPM 139264-65; reissued
include DGG 2707 032, DGG Privilege 2726 050. Notes by Guy Ferchault,
Charles Munch, Irmgard Scharberth.
- Hovannes Chekijian, cond. State Armenian Chapel Choir of Armenia,
Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Leningrad State Philharmonic
Society (i.e., Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra). No tenor soloist.
Rec. 5 March 1969, Leningrad Philharmonic Hall. Issued c. 1973
in USSR as Melodiya 33CM 03459-62. Unsigned notes.
- Maurice Abravanel, cond. University of Utah Civic Chorale
(Newell B. Wright and John Marlowe Nielsen, Musical Directors),
University of Utah A Capella Choir (Newell B. Wright, Director),
Utah Symphony Orchestra. Charles Bressler, T. Rec. April 1969,
Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City UT. Issued in USA, 1970, as
Vanguard Cardinal VCS-10070 (stereo); reissued c. 1972 as Vanguard
VSQ 30006/7 (quadraphonic). Notes by Joseph Braunstein.
- Colin Davis, cond. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (Arthur
Oldham, Chorus Master), Wandsworth School Boys' Choir (Russell
Burgess, Chorus Master). Ronald Dowd, T. Rec. November 1969, Westminster
Cathedral, London. Issued in Holland, 1970, as Phillips 6700 019.
Notes by David Cairns.
- Matthias Büchel, cond. Der Chor des Stadt. Musikvereins Gutersloh;
Die Verstarkte Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Herford; Bläsergruppen
des Heeresmusikkorps und des Luftwaffenmusikkorps, MUnster; Die
Schlagwerkgruppe der Staatl. Musikhochschule, Detmold, William
Johns, T. Rec, November 1969, Oetker-Halle, Bielefeld. Issued
in W. Germany, c. 1979, as Fono FSM 33 018/19. Notes by Dr. Michael
- Donn Weiss, cond, University Chorus (Don Walker, Director
of University Chorus Section IT), University Symphony Orchestra,
Santa Monica College Choir (James E. Smith, Director), El Camino
College Choir (Roger Quadhamer, Director), Pierce College Choir
(James Warren, Director), Brass Ensemble from the UCLA Bands (Clarence
Sawhill, Director), Santa Monica College (J. Frank Turner, Director),
Pierce College (Roman Taylor, Director), El Camino College (Lewis
Hiigel, Director). Kenneth Westrick, T. Rec. 8 March 1972, Schoenberg
Hall, University of California at Los Angeles. Issued privately
c. 1972 as Custom Fidelity CFS-2791-2. No notes.
- Jacob Avshalomov, cond. Oregon State University Choralaires
(Robert Walls, Director), Portland State University Chorus (David
Wilson, Director), Vancouver [WA] Brahms Singers (William Slocum,
Director), Portland Junior Symphony. Jon Gilbertson, T. Rec. 18
Nay 1974, Portland Civic Auditorium, Portland OR. Issued privately,
date unknown, as NWI 2826. Unsigned notes.
- Louis Frémaux, cond. City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
(Gordon Clinton, Chorus Master), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Robert Tear, T. Rec. 19-22 April 1975, Great Hall, Birmingham
University, England. Issued in UK as EMI HMV SLS-982, 1975; in
USA, as Angel SB-3814, 1976 (quadraphonic); later reissued in
UK as EMI Greensleeve ESDW 718 (stereo). Notes by James Harding.
- Leonard Bernstein, cond. Choeurs de Radio France, Orchestre
National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Stuart Burrows, T. Rec. 28-30 September 1975, Les Invalides, Paris.
Issued in USA, 1976, as Columbia Masterworks M2 34202. Some copies
with matrix numbers beginning with QAL are quadraphonic-encoded.
Notes By Randy C. Baer.
- Lorin Maazel, cond. Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra
Chorus (Robert Page, Chorus Master). Kenneth Riegel, T. Rec. August
1978, Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland OH. Issued in UK, 1979, as
Decca D137D2; in USA, 1980, as London OSA-12115. Notes by Geoffrey
- Daniel Barenboim, cond. Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris (Arthur
Oldham, Chorus Master), l'Orchestre de Paris. Placido Domingo,
T. Rec. June-July 1979, Maison de la Mutualité, Paris.
Issued in Germany, 1981, as Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft 2707
229. Notes by Klaus Rönnau, Julian Rushton, François
- André Previn, cond. London Philharmonic Choir (John
Alldis, Chorus Master), London Philharmonic Orchestra. Robert
Tear, T. Rec. October 1980, Walthamstow Town Hall, London. Issued
in UK, 1981, as EMI HMV SLS-5209; in USA, 1981, as Angel DSB-3907.
Digitally mastered recording. Notes by Eric Mason, Suvi Raj Grubb.
- Recordings unavailable, excluded from present research.
Maynard Klein, cond. University of Michigan Choirs and Symphony
Orchestra. Tenor soloist not known. Rec. c. 1967 at University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Issue data not available.
Bruce G. Mclnnes, cond. Amherst College Glee Club and Choir;
Mount Holyoke College Glee Club; Smith College Glee Club; Union
College Glee Club; University of Massachusetts Chorale; University
of Massachusetts Brass Choir; Five College Festival Orchestra.
Jon Humphrey, T. Rec. 3 April 1977, Avery Fisher Hall, New York
NY. Issued (?) c. 1977 as Vogt Quality Recordings CSRV 2560.
- Partial recording, excluded from present research.
Kurt Herbert Adler, cond. National Philharmonic Orchestra
and Chorus. Luciano Pavarotti, in Sanctus only, b/w various
other religious works by other composers. Rec. c. 1975; issued
in UK, 1976, as Decca SXL-6781; in US, c. 1976, as London 26473.
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