Folder containing 6 x 10" 78-rpm discs of Merrie England and 6 x 10" 78-rpm discs of Elijah.
-- Merrie England (Basil Hood and Edward German) - Columbia DB 478/479/480/481/482/483
Recorded and Issued: 1931
Recorded under the personal supervision of Sir Edward German
DB 478 - WA11366: Opening Chorus/The May Queen Comes (The Company); Oh, Where The Dear Do Lie (Nellie Walker and Company)
DB 478 - WA11367: Love Is Meant To Make Us Glad (George Baker, Robert Carr, Dan Jones, Alice Lilley, Nellie Walker);
She Had A Letter From Her Love (Alice Lilley)
DB 479 - WA11368: The Yeomen Of England (George Baker and Company)
DB 479 - WA11369: Long live Elizabeth (The Company); Oh Peaceful England (Edith Furmedge and Company)
DB 480 - WA11370: Finale, Act 1: What Say You, Girl? They Say You Are A Witch! (George Baker, Edith Furmedge, Dan Jones, Nellie Walker & Company)
DB 480 - WA11371: Finale, Act 1 (Part 2): Though I Am Affrighted And Sore Afraid (George Baker, Edith Furmedge, Dan Jones, Alice Lilley & Company)
DB 481 - WA11372: Opening Chorus, Act 2: The Queen Of May (The Company); Quartette: In England, Merrie England (George Baker, Dan Jones, Alice Lilley, Nellie Walker)
DB 481 - WA11373: It Is The Merry Month Of May (Dan Jones, Nellie Walker)
DB 482 - WA11374: The English Rose (Dan Jones)
DB 482 - WA11375: Who Shall Say That love Is Cruel? (Waltz Song) (Alice Lilley)
DB 483 - WA11376: When Cupid First This Old World Trod (George Baker Dan Jones, Alice Lilley, Nellie Walker)
DB 483 - WA11377: Finale : Robin Hood's Wedding (George Baker, Dan Jones, Alice Lilley, Nellie Walker)
-- Elijah (Mendelssohn) - Abridged Version. Columbia DB 1334/1335/1336/1337/1338/1339
Recorded in the Central Hall, Westminster. Orchestra conducted by Stanford Robinson.
This was originally recorded and issued by English Columbia on 15 discs. Columbia selected 6 of the discs and released them as an abridged set.
Recorded and Issued: Believed to be 1930.
DB 1334 -WA10140: (a) As God The Lord (Harold Williams); (b) Overture (The Orchestra)
DB 1334 - WA10112: Recit: Ye People, Rend Your Hearts; Air: If With All Your Hearts (Parry Jones with Orchestra)
DB 1335 - WA10163: Baal, We Cry to Thee (BBC National Chorus with Orchestra)
DB 1335 - WA10170: Lord God of Abraham (Harold Williams with Orchestra)
DB 1336 - WA10144: (a) Cast Thy Burden (Quartette); (b) O Thou Who Makest (Harold Williams); (c) The Fire Descends from Heaven (BBC National Chorus with Orchestra)
DB1336 - WA10114: Recit: Take All The Prophets of Baal; Air: Is Not His Word? (Harold Williams and BBC National Chorus with Orchestra)
DB 1337 - WA10179: Thanks Be To God (Harold Williams and BBC National Chorus)
DB 1337 - WA10141: (a) Man of God; (b) It Is Enough (First Part) (Parry Jones and Harold Williams with Orchestra)
DB 1338 - WA10142: It is Enough (Conclusion) (Harold Williams with Orchestra)
DB 1338 - WA10134: (a) Lift Thine Eyes (Trio, unaccompanied); (b) Watching Over Israel (BBC National Chorus with Orchestra)
DB 1339 - WA10169: O Rest in The Lord (Clara Serena with Orchestra)
DB 1339 - WA10164: And Then Shall Your Light (BBC National Chorus with Orchestra and Organ)
All 12 discs are in excellent condition. The leatherette folder containing the discs has some rubbing along the edges but is in very good condition for its age. Inside the folder, a couple of the sleeves have tears but all the sleeves are intact.
Due to limitations with the number of photographs it is not possible to show pictures of all the discs.