In a Monastery Garden: characteristic intermezzo                   Back to list of works index                                                                            

 

There are conflicting accounts of the origins of this piece, and when writing my own liner notes I was not aware of all the details.  Here are four accounts:

 

1. From Franciscans Here and There no.34:

 

During Fr. Edgar's noviciate… a visit was made to Chilworth in 1910 by Fr. Edgar's brother, Joseph.  The latter, as J.H. Larway, was a well-known music publisher… He brought with him to Chilworth on this 1910 visit a man who was at that time distinguished as a composer, conductor and musical editor: Albert Ketelbey… Joseph Larway and Albert Ketelbey were taken round the friary and grounds of Chilworth.  During the tour of the woods Ketelbey turned to Joseph Larway and said "I've got an idea.  If I put it on paper, will you publish it."  The idea or inspiration was In a Monastery Garden.

 

Between one thing and another some time elapsed before the various parts were ready for publication…  In 1915 Joseph Larway… took out the copyright…

 

What was the surprise Fr. Edgar had in store for his guests at the 1959 Jubilee of his 50 years in the Order?  Notwithstanding the many moves a friar may have in 50 years Fr. Edgar went up to his cell to bring down a remnant he had stored, and saved from the wreck of many moves.  It was the score of the original MS of Ketelbey's In a Monastery Garden…

           

Asked if he would mind this original score going into the archives of the Province, Fr. Edgar not only agreed, but agreed most willingly, and handed over the MS, which was once described in a musical review as "touching the hearts of millions of people"…

 

2. This account is included in the article In a Monastery Garden, by Albert W. Ketelbey, in Music Masterpieces Part 12 (18th March 1926), page 183:

 

It is highly necessary to feel what one writes, and also to have the right kind of inspiration.  When I was writing In a Monastery Garden, one of my most popular compositions, I was for the time being an imaginary monk, and as in my earlier days I had had certain ascetic inclinations it was not difficult to get myself into a suitable frame of mind.

 

The first inspiration to write the piece came to me during a visit to Scarborough. I happened to drive over to Bridlington one day, and on the way I visited a beautiful old monastery.  Its quietude and its aloofness from the gaiety of the world at its doors seemed to cry aloud for expression through the medium of the orchestra.  I had an idea, and when I returned home I set to work to draw a musical picture of the scene as it had impressed itself upon my mind - the chanting of the monks, the serenity and calm of the landscape, and the emotional aspect generally.

 

I have always thought it a great compliment that many clergymen have asked me to allow them to incorporate the "chant" section of the piece into their church services.

 

3.  The following account was given in Radio Times (4th September 1931) page 203:

 

In a Monastery Garden was commissioned for performance in a seaside resort. The idea for it came to the composer during a visit to a monastery while out motoring.  At first no publisher would take it unless Ketélbey[sic] removed the Kyrie section: but later a publisher bowed to Ketélbey's will, and it became, Kyrie and all, one of the world's "best sellers".

 

4. Ketèlbey's colleague, Herbert C. Ridout, has the following in Behind the needle, 5: Looking over forty years of the gramophone (in The Gramophone November 1940 page 132):

 

It was in October 1915 that we issued a record of a then unknown work called In a Monastery Garden, and I think we must have been animated by the wish to give our friend Albert Ketelbey's piece a good send-off, because the coupling on the record was the more famous Destiny waltz.  But there soon came a time when Monastery Garden stood quite well on its own merits, and became such a success that it pointed out a distinct path for its composer to follow.

 

I know Albert Ketelbey would have prefered [sic] to be identified with the more serious music he had composed and published (some of it under the nom-de-plume of Anton Vodorinski) and, but for a purely accidental happening in connection with his Monastery Garden, this might have well been the case.  The story really began two years or so earlier and in a recording atmosphere, so it is quite apropos here.

           

Among the members of the orchestra regularly employed by Ketelbey for recording was a clarinet player called Scoma.  In the summer months every year, when orchestral engagements in London were at their lowest ebb, Scoma himself conducted an orchestra of his own in Bridlington during the holiday season.  Being great friends with Ketelbey, Scoma asked him if he would write for him an original orchestral work that he could feature as a novelty in his seaside programmes.  That was in 1912.  After paying a visit to Scoma at Bridlington, Ketelbey conceived the idea of In a Monastery Garden and passed the manuscript to Scoma.  The latter soon began to report in excited letters that the little work not only aroused enthusiasm when played, but that he was receiving enquiries as to its publication.  Scoma repeated the performances the following season, and this time declared that he had been pestered with requests for it in published form, rather shrewdly, however, advising the composer against publication for the moment, urging patience until it had been thoroughly tried out.  He played it yet a third year at Bridlington, but this time news of its reception had traveled to London independently, for Ketelbey was approached by several London publishers anxious to secure it. Eventually J.H. Larway was the publisher chosen - at Ketelbey's own terms!

 

Summary.  There appear to have been two pre-publication versions.  The piano manuscript was with Edgar Larway at Chilworth, while the orchestral parts were with Enrico Scoma at Bridlington.  Even after publication, there is one difference of harmony between the two versions that makes them incompatible. 

 

What none of these accounts mentions is that the first appearance of In a Monastery Garden nationwide was as the recording on Regal records.   This appeared in the Regal catalogue for May 1914, the year before the publication of the sheet music.  This first recording uses a different orchestration from the published one, and has details closer to the piano version.

 

Composer’s synopsis

The first theme represents a poet's reverie in the quietude of the monastery garden amidst beatific surroundings - the calm serene atmosphere - the leafy trees, and the singing birds.  The second theme in the minor, expresses the more "personal" note of sadness, of appeal and contrition.  Presently the monks are heard chanting the Kyrie Eleison (which should be sung by the orchestra) with the organ playing and the chapel-bell ringing.  The first theme is now heard in a quieter manner as if it had become more ethereal and distant; the singing of the monks is again heard - it becomes louder and more insistent, bringing the piece to a conclusion in a glow of exaltation.

 

In a Monastery Garden - orchestral              

Artists

Label

Matrix

Format

Date

Review

Locations

Regal O, male chorus, ?Ketèlbey

Regal G 6688      

28803

10” 78

[May 14]

BL, TM, (TM CD)

Court Symphony O, male chorus, Ketèlbey 

Columbia 564     

6525-3

12” 78

[Sept 15]

BL, (TM CD)

     Re-issue

- Columbia 5067-M

(American)

12” 78

Columbia Symphony O, male chorus, Fagan

Columbia A 5952

49063(American)

12” 78

[June 17] rec.15.01.17

 

BL, WC

     Re-issue (“orchestra, male quartet”)

- Nations Forum 49063

49063

12” 78

[ca.1920]

 

WC

Lyric Symphony O             

Lyric 9102

(American)

12” 78

[Dec 17?]

Mayfair O, ?Byng

HMV 2-558

HO 3789ae

10” 78 single sided

(TM CD)

     Re-issue

- HMV B 872

10” 78

[Feb 18]                

BL

Champion Symphony O

Champion 15168

?

78

[1921] rec. Aug 21

 

 

Hager's Concert O

Okeh 4342

(American)

10” 78

[1921] rec.  Mar 21

www

 

     Re-issue

- Apex 4342

(Canadian)

10” 78

?

www

 

HMV O & Chorus (male quartet), Miro

HMV 216224      

(Canadian)

10” 78

[Jan 21]

WC

Domenico Savino and his Symphony O       

Pathé 20502        

(American)

10½” 78

[June 21] rec.Jan 21

Pathé Symphony O

Pathé 1457          

?

10” 78

[Jan 22]

     Re-issue

- Actuelle 10549 

N 69096

10” 78

[Dec 23]

BL

Gennett Symphony O, Floridia

Gennett 4725      

7499 B

10” 78

[July 21] rec.Aug 21

WC

     Re-issue

- Gennett 9132

(American)

Victor Concert O, male chorus

Victor 35710

A 25387

12” 78

[Oct 21]

WC

- Mayfair O

- HMV C 1045

12” 78

[Mar 22]               

BL,PD 

     Re-issue

- HMV S 8142

(Italian)

12” 78

[May 22]

Peerless O, male chorus

Edison 50812      

7868 (American)

10” 78

[Nov 21] rec.Mar 21

WC

     Re-issue

- Edison 4985

cylinder

[Aug 25]

Scala Salon O

Scala 408

?

10” 78

[Nov 21]

Belle Vue Concert O

Coliseum 1460    

?

10” 78

[Mar 22]

Metropolitan SO, New Stellar Quartet

Banner 2036       

(American)

10” 78

[June 22] rec.Nov 21

     Re-issue

- Regal 9363

10” 78

[Oct 22]

     Re-issue

- Apex 8081

(Canadian)

10” 78

[1923]

WC

Capitol Grand O, Rapée    

Brunswick 2368  

(American)

10” 78

[Mar 23] rec.Dec 22

BL

Grosvenor O

Aco G 15216       

C 5735

10” 78

[Aug 23]

     ?Re-issue (Guardsman O)

- Guardsman 1357

G 315

10” 78

[ca Apr 24]

 

 

     ?Re-issue (Sutherland O)

- Beltona 209

00221

10” 78

 

cat.1926

 

     Re-issue (Sutherland O)

- Beltona 829

C 5735

10” 78

[Oct 25]

Nov 25 p.296

Hager's O (Bohemian O)

Parlophone E 5140

S 7811B, 4342

10” 78

[Feb 24]

Edith Lorand O

Parlophon/Lindström P 1648      

2-6679-2 (German)

12” 78

[Mar 24]

WC

     Re-issue

- Parlophone E 10116

6679

12” 78

[May 24]               

Homocord String O, alto?, male chorus, organ             

Homochord HD 540               

17200

10” 78

[Mar 24]

BL

Metropolitan Opera House O (Aelioan Symphony O), Papi

Vocalion 35038  

Ny 13028 (American)

12” 78

[July 24]

- Sutherland O

- Beltona 5013

Ny 13028

12” 78

[Dec 24]

BL

- Albany Symphony O

- Aco F 33072

Ny 13028

12” 78

[Jan 25]

Mar 25 p.389

Court SO, chorus, Ketèlbey

Columbia 564     

6525-4

10” 78

[Oct 24]

?BL

     Re-issue

- Columbia 5067-M

(American)

10” 78

Warwick Orchestra

Duophone A 1004

 

12” 78

[1925?]

 

 

Jack Hylton and his O

HMV

rec.July 26, not issued

Court SO, chorus, Leggett                 

Columbia 564R  

WAX 1679-1

10” 78

[Sept 26]

BL, (TM CAS)

     Re-issue

- Columbia 5067-M

?AX 1676

10” 78

 

 

WC

Victor Concert O 

Victor 20186       

35842-3

12” 78

[1926] rec.Aug 26

     Re-issue? (Victor Symphony O)

- Gramófono AF 205

(Spanish)

12” 78

 

 

WC

     Re-issue  (New Light Symphony O, Bourdon)

- HMV C 1397

A 35842

12” 78

[Oct 27] 

 

BL

     Re-issue? (Victor Concert O, Bourdon)

- Victor 35808

(American)

12” 78

?

 

WC

Frank Westfield's O

Parlophone E 5727

1082-2

10” 78

[Mar 27]

WC

Regal O, Raybould             

Regal G 6688      

WA 5601-2

10” 78

rr.31.5.27

Royal Artillery Band (strings) 

Velvet Face 719  

12” 78

[Aug 27]

Odeon Künstler O, male chorus

Odeon O 6529

XXB 7827

12” 78

[Nov 27]

 

 

     Re-issue

- Columbia G-50077-D

 

 

 

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Odéon 170060

 

12” 78

 

 

WC

     Re-issue (Grosses Odeon-(Künstler-)Orchester/Dajos Bela Salonmusik)

- Odeon O 6562

XXB 7827 (German)

12” 78

[Nov 27]

 MMU, cat.1928

WC

     Re-issue (Gran Orquesta Odeón (Berlin))

- Odeón 173100

XXB 7827 (Spanish)

12” 78

[ca.1940]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Odeon O 11689

Be 9940-0 (German)

10” 78

[May 32]

cat.1932

WC

     Re-issue

- Lindström B 47311

Be 9940-0 (German)

10” 78

?

 

WC

     Re-issue (Grosses Odeon-Künstler-Orchester, male chorus)    

- A 161218

Be 9940-0 (German)

10” 78

?

 

WC

Grosses Parlophon Streich-Orchestra, male chorus, Dobrindt

Parlophon/Lindström P 9176

2-20439

12” 78

[Nov 27]

MMU

WC

     Re-issue (Grand Symphony Orchestra)       

- Parlophone E 10646

2-20439

12” 78

Jan 28 p.340

BL

Edison Concert O, Schloss, male chorus

Edison 52403R

18614 (N 326)

78

[1928] rec.July 28

 

 

Symphony O, Chapple                      

Broadcast 109    

Z 33

8” 78

[1928?]

BL

     Re-issue?

- Broadcast 1066

(French)

8” 78

?

 

WC

     Re-issue?

- Broadcast B 1001

(French)

78

?

 

WC

     Re-issue (“orchestra, cinema organ”)

- Orchestrola 0102               

Z 33 (German)

8” 78

?

MMU

WC

Nellie Walker (c), Concert O, chorus, Ketèlbey (original label omits Walker)

Columbia 9403   

WAX 3107-2, 3108-2

12” 78, 2 sides

[July 28] rec.Nov 27

July 28 p.61

BL, PD, TM, (TM CAS)

     Re-issue

- Columbia Cinema Sercvice

YBX 11

WAXD 25

12” 33

[Feb 31]

     Re-issue

- Evergreen Melodies C 62

CD

[1999]

excerpt only       

PD, TM

     Re-issue

- Naxos 8.110870               

CD

2004

BL, NX, PD, TM

Fred Kitchen & his Astoria Cinema O

Dominion A 47   

1029

8” 78

[Jan 29]

Feb 29 p.408

(Streich-Orchester)              

Derby 5641/G 5641/DO 5641

LB 257(German)

8” 78

[1929] rec.Aug 29

MMU

 

Eddie Cole, Gandino [Mantovani] and his O, male chorus, harmonium

Imperial 2199     

5331-2

10” 78

[Jan 30]

BL, (TM CD)

Orchestra, William Daly

Speak-o-Phone

?

12” 78

rec.1931

 

WC

String O, chorus, organ (Madame Tussaud’s Cinema)               

Broadcast Twelve 5206

L 0786

10” 78

[Jan 31]

Feb 31 p.448

BL

Westminster Light Symphony O,  (Dempsey says cond  Ivy or Hartley)

Decca K 604        

GA 3287-2 (or GB 3282-2?)

12” 78

[Nov 31]

Nov 31 p.227

BL, TM, (TM CD)

     Re-issue

- Decca 25641

 

12” 78

 

 

WC

Musical Dawson's Famous Chorus of Canaries, orchestra              

Broadcast 888

213

9” 78

Oct 32 p.182

BL, (TM CD)

Commodore Grand O, male chorus, Muscant

Broadcast Super Twelve 3284

1274 XX

10” 78

[Mar 33]

Mar 33 p.404

BL

Commodore Grand O, male chorus, organ,Muscant

Regal MR 1239

?

10” 78

[Apr 34]

Apr 34 p.444

BL

orchestra, chorus, Kostelanetz

Andre Kostelanetz Collection

private collection

Tape

rec.25th Nov 36

 

WC

Brunswick Salon O

Brunswick 8482

?

78

[ca.1938]

 

 

Concert O, tenor, male chorus, Ketèlbey

Decca F 7615

DR 4752-1

10” 78

[Nov 40]

Dec 40 p.154-5

BL,,(TM CD)

CBC O & Chorus, Kostelanetz

Andre Kostelanetz Collection

private collection

CD

rec.June 41

 

WC

Columbia Salon O

Columbia 36234

?

78

[1939] rec.Aug 39

 

 

Harry Sosnik & his O, “fox-trot”

Decca 4089

69932

78

[1942] rec.Nov 41

 

WC

orchestra, Kostelanetz

Andre Kostelanetz Collection

private collection

CAS

rec.10th Jan 46

 

WC

André Kostelanetz and his O               

Columbia 7522-M or 7523-M

XCO 36848

12” 78

[1947] rec.Sep 46

WC

     Re-issue

- Columbia DX 1482

XCO 36848-A

12” 78

[May 48]

May 48 p.190

BL, PD

     Re-issue

- Columbia MM 681

(French)

12” 78

?

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Regal M 10038

XCO 36848 (Spanish)

12” 78

[1952]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Columbia 44779

 

EP

 

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Columbia A 681

 

EP

 

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Columbia CL 791

[1955?]

Library of Congress

     Re-issue

- Columbia L 4151

(Argentine)

LP

[1961]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Columbia ML 4065

 

LP

 

 

 

Grand Orchestre (Symphonique) Odéon, chorus

Odéon 250307

(French)

10” 78

[1947]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Versailles VER 34007

(French)

LP

?

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Odéon SOE 3565

(French)

EP

[1960]

 

WC

New Promenade O, Wardour Singers, Robertson 

London R 10019

(American)

[1948?]

Library of Congress

Melachrino Strings, chorus, Melachrino

HMV B 9714      

OEA 13466-2

10” 78

[Jan 49]

Jan 49 p.135

BL

     Re-issue

- Victor EPB 1004

(American)

EP

 

 

WC

New SO of London, Robinson              

Decca LK 4080

LP

[June 54]

July 54 p.73, Mar 55 p.464-465

BL

     Re-issue

- Decca LW 5120

10” LP

[Aug 54

PD

     Re-issue

- Ace of Clubs 1044

LP

[1961]

BL, (TM CD)

     Re-issue

- Eclipse ECS(+ECM) 2016

LP

1969

Feb 70 p.1332

BL, PD, TM

     Re-issue

- Decca DDX 190039

(Dutch)

LP

1969

 

 

     Re-issue

- Decca NUX 390044

(Dutch)

LP

1969

 

 

     Re-issue

- Guild GLCD 5182

 

CD

Nov 2011

LMS Spring 12

 

Rochester Pops O, Gould

Columbia CL 560

(American)

10” LP

[1954]

     Re-issue

- Columbia AL 47

(American)

10” LP

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- Philips NBE 11045

cat.Oct 56

Nov 56 p.226

BL

     Re-issue

- Philips SBF 174

SP

Nov 59 p.251

     Re-issue

- Philips GO 6605R

(French)

10” LP

[1959]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Philips SO 6605R

(Dutch)

10” LP

 

 

 

Wilhelm Stephan mit seinem grossen Konzertorchester                                          

Deutsches Grammophon 79376

5998 LHN

10” 78

?

 

WC

     Re-issue

Polydor 22376

 

SP

[1954]

?not on this disc

 

     Re-issue                                                                    ペルシャの市場

Polydor DP 1016

(Japanese)

EP

 

 

PD

Eric Robinson O, Robinson (arr. Wilkinson)

Argo RG 40

LP

Mar 55 p.464

BL, (TM CAS)

Wal Berg & son Grand Orchestre, Choeurs Louis Volleman (arr.Walberg)

Voix de son maître 7EGF 162

(French)

EP

[1956]

 

WC

WC

     Re-issue

- Voz de su amo 7ERL1134

(Spanish)

EP

[1958]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Barclay BB42, B 11897

(French)

LP

[1960]

 

WC

WC

     Re-issue (Wal Berg & son Grand Jazz Symphonique)

- Trianon 4555 ETS

(French)

EP

 

 

WC

 

     Re-issue (Wam Berg & son Grand Jazz Symphonique)

- Trianon 5336 TRS

(French)

10” LP

[1964]

 

WC

WC

Gran Orquesta Sinfónica (Madrid), Etcheverry

Philips 432607 AE

(Spanish)

EP

[1957]

 

WC, PD

     Re-issue, may not be on this disc

- Philips 313199 SF

(German)

EP

[1977]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Fontana CFE 15006

 

EP

 

July 58 p.78

BL

Vienna State Opera O, Aliberti (with new introduction)

Westminster WP 6082

 

LP

rec.June 57

 

(TM CD)

 

     Re-issue

- Westminster WST 15005

 

LP

 

WC

     Re-issue

- World Record Club TP 359 

 

LP

1963

 

BL, PD

     Re-issue  Orquesta sinfónica de Baviera, Jenssen

- Dial Discos/Nevada ND 501312

(Spanish)

LP

1978

 

WC, TM

 

     Re-issue  Orquesta sinfónica de Baviera, Jenssen

- Dial Discos NC 501312

(Spanish)

CAS

[1978]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Westminster WGS  8139

(American)

LP

1981

 

TM

 

     Re-issue  Orquesta sinfónica de Baviera, Jenssen

- Dial Discos 102048

(Spanish)

CAS

[1986]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue  Orquesta sinfónica de Baviera, Jenssen

- Dial 960139                        

(Spanish)

CD

1991

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Voix de son maître 2CO 59392502

(French)

LP

 

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Voix de son maître C 24592502

(French)

CAS

 

 

WC

 

Embassy Light Orchestra, Hale

Embassy WEP 1009

(British

EP

[1958]

 

 

 

     Re-issue (Light O, Hale)

- Cupol CEP 192

 

EP

?

 

WC

 

Orchestre du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Bonneau

Ducretet-Thomson 470 C019

(French)

EP

[1958]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Telefunken TFJ 23001

(Spanish)

EP

[1958]

 

WC

 

New SO of London, chorus, organ, Sharples   

Decca SKL 4077 , LK 4329

LP

[1959]

Feb 60 p.434

BL, PD

     Re-issue

- Decca DFE 6613

EP

Feb 60 p.434

BL

     Re-issue

- Decca STO 126

EP

Feb 60 p.434

BL, PD

     Re-issue

- Decca SDGE 71246

(Spanish)

EP

[1960]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Decca SPA 187

LP

1971

July 72 p.253

BL, PD

     Re-issue

- Decca LXT 4329

(Spanish)

LP

[1960]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Decca SKC 4077

(Spanish)

CAS

[1969]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Decca 841203

(Spanish)

CAS

1982

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Decca 452987-2

CD

1997

BL, PD, TM

     Re-issue

- Vocalion CDLF 8143

CD

[2011]

LMS Aut 11

PD

Orchestre symphonique, Amati

Orphée 150012

(French)

EP

[1962]

 

WC

Orchestre symphonique, Killer

Vega V45 P2190

(French)

EP

[1962]

 

WC

Grand Orchestre Symphonique Odéon,chorus

 

(French)

EP

 

perhaps re-issue of O 6562

WC

     Re-issue

Odéon XOC 1019

(French)

LP

[1963]

 

WC

Orchestre symphonique, chorus (?reissue of Killer above)

Vega 45 VJ 411

(French)

EP

[1963]

 

WC

Stuttgart Philharmonic O, male chorus, Mareczek 

Fontana SFL 14141

LP

1967

Jan 70 p.1188

BL, PD, TM, (TM CD)

     Re-issue

- Philips 837494 G7

(French)

LP

cat.1967

WC

     Re-issue

- Philips 730236

(Spanish)

CAS

[1971]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Fontana 6747039

(French)

LP

[1973]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Philips 7431049

(Spanish)

CAS

[1977]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Philips G 03488L

(French)

LP

 

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Philips G 05585

(French)

10” LP

[1967]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Philips 836397 VZ

(French)

10” LP

[1967]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Phillips 839800 G7/GSY

(Swedish)

LP

 

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Philips 7318016

(French)

CAS

 

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Philips 9117 CAA

(French)

CAS

 

 

WC

 

Royal Philharmonic Chorus & O, Rogers

Decca PFS 4170

LP

1969

Nov 69 p.833

BL, TM

     Re-issue

- London SPA 4016

 

LP

[1971]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Decca BPS 2

(British)

LP

1973

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- Decca SPA 356 

LP

[1974?]

BL

     Re-issue

- Decca STBD 10-2

LP

Sept 77 p.518

     Re-issue

- Decca DGS 16

(American)

LP

1980

 

 

 

     Re-issue                              

- Decca 6594064

(Spanish)

LP

1981

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Decca 444786-2LPF

CD

1996

Aug 96 p.60

BL, PD, TM

     Re-issue (Phase 4 Experience Sampler)

- Decca 444788-2

CD

1996

BL

     Re-issue

- TRX 106

[1988]

BL

Franck Pourcel & son grand orchestre  (arr. Pourcel)

Voix de son maître 1551683, 1551703

(French)

LP

?

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Voix de son maître 2CO 6115575

(French)

LP

?

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Readers Digest 40SM

(French)

LP

1974

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Readers Digest 272S

(French)

CAS

1974

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Reader’s Digest 1009-K

(Spanish)

CAS

1980

 

 

Ernest Wilson & his Music, “sequence waltz”                   

Silver Dollar SDX 3961

(British)

EP

1975

 

 

 

Orchester Marcus Österdahl, Arne Lamberth (trumpet), Visavi (song group)

Bosworth BRM 33005

(German)

LP

1975

 

 

 

Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia O, Lanchbery

EMI ASD 3542

LP

1978

July 78 p.261

BL, PD, TM

     Re-issue

- Hörzu 1C 05702986Q

(German)

LP

?

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Angel S 37483

(American)

LP

1978

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- Angel SS 45012

(American)

EP

1979

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- Voz de su Amo 10C 265002986Q

(Spanish)

CAS

[1980]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Voix de son maître 2C 2692986

(French)

CAS

 

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Angel CDC 7478062

 

CD

[1987]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- CD-CFP 4637

CD

1993

Mar 94 p.114

BL, TM

     Re-issue

- TC-CFP 4637

 

AS

1993

Mar 94 p.114

 

 

     Re-issue

- EMI 50112920

(Japanese remastering)

CD

1994 [2007]

 

TM

 

     Re-issue

- EMI Classics 5730002

(German)

CD

[1998]

 

WC

 

     Re-issue

- HMV 5724852

1998

     Re-issue

- EMI Classics 0724 3573 00056

 

CD

[1999]

 

NX

 

     Re-issue

- EMI Classics 0742 3573 00155

 

CD

[1999]

 

NX

 

     Re-issue

- EMI Classics 0094 6352 39959

 

CD

[2006]

 

NX

 

     Re-issue

- EMI Classics 5099 9228 28552

 

CD

[2008]

 

NX

 

     Re-issue

- EMI Classics 5099 9088 79653

 

CD

[2011]

 

NX

 

     Re-issue

- EMI Classics 5099 9327 1552

 

CD

[?2012]

 

NX

 

Ambrosian Chorus, London Promenade O, Faris

Philips 6514 152

LP

1982

Apr 82 p.1423

BL, TM

     Re-issue

- Philips 7337152

 

CAS

1982

Apr 82 p.1423

WC

 

     Re-issue

- Philips 400 011-2PH

CD

1982

Apr 83 p.1152

BL, PD, TM

     Re-issue

- Philips 4626572

CD

1999

BL

     Re-issue

- Decca/Universal 4737202

CD

2003

June 03 p.50

BL, WC, PD

Palm Court Theatre O, Godwin

Chandos CHAN 8856

CD

1990

VLM Winter 91

BL, NX

Slovak Philharmonic Male Chorus, Czecho- Slovak Radio SO, Leaper

Marco Polo 8.223442

CD

1992

Apr 94 p.48

BL, NX, ,PD, TM

     Re-issue

- Naxos 8.553515

CD

1996

BL, NX

     Re-issue

- Naxos 8.554586

CD

     Re-issue

- Naxos 8.554710

CD

1999

TM

     Re-issue

- Sony SMM 4944892, 494489000

(Belgian)

CD

1999

 

 

 

London Promenade O, Gamley

Reader’s Digest 65002

CD

1993

BL

     Re-issue “National Philharmonic O, Gerhardt”

- Reader’s Digest 30592

(French)

CD

1993

 

WC

     Re-issue “National Philharmonic O, Gerhardt”

- Reader’s Digest 20592

(French)

CAS

1993

 

WC

     Re-issue “London Promenade O, Gerhardt”

- Reader’s Digest RCDC 1991

 

CD

1997

 

TM

 

     Re-issue “National Philharmonic O, Gerhardt”

- Reader’s Digest 31052123

(French)

CD

2000

 

WC

orchestra

private recording

CAS

Oct 96

TM

Northstar O

Direct Source

CAS, CD

2000

New London O, Corp

Hyperion CDA 67400

CD

2002

Awards 02 p.69

TM

     Re-issue

- Hyperion CDS 44261-4

CD

2006?

VLM Autumn 06

Salon-Orchester Alfred Beres

Heimklang 1560

(German)

10” 78

?

MMU

 

     Re-issue?

- Adler-Electro 5467

7199

10” 78

?

MMU

WC

 

     Re-issue?

- 188

37199

10” 78

?

 

WC

 

     Re-issue?

- 201

7199

10” 78

?

 

WC

 

Berliner Konzert-Orchester, Evans

Tri-Ergon 1168

2472 (German)

12” 78

?

MMU

WC

Berliner Symphoniker, Collegium Musicum Vocale Berlin, Liebe

Lindström O 28067

Be 142554

10” 78

?

 

WC

 

Brunswick Concert O, vocal quartet

Brunswick 20071

20071A

12” 78

? by 1930

BL, WC

     Re-issue

- Brunswick A 5055

20067B (French)

12” 78

?

MMU

WC

Emil Roósz mit seinem Künstlerkapelle/Orchester

Kristall 1246

C 1572

 

?

MMU

 

     Re-issue

- 19230

C 1572

10” 78

?

 

WC

 

Gamage String O

Gamage G 659

17200

10” 78

?

 

 

 

George Cathie and his O

Victory 50

?

?

? ca.1930

Orchestra, Godfroy Andolfi

Pathé X 96282

(French)

10” 78

?

 

WC

Grand Orchestre, chorus, organ

Pathé 8607

(French)

?12” 78

?

 

WC

Grand Orchestre de Genre, chorus

Omnia 25052

(French)

10” 78

?

 

WC

Grand Orchestre Symphonique, chorus

Parlophone 52017

(French)

12” 78

?

 

WC

Grand Orchestre Viennois

Atout 4071

(French)

10” 78

?

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Colisée 11055

(French)

10” 78

?

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Galfadisc GL 127

(French)

10” 78

?

 

WC

Grosses Salon-Orchester

Artiphon (red label) 9730

(German)

?

MMU

     Re-issue

- Wotama-Elektro 9730A

(German)

?

MMU

The Longines Symphonette

Longines Symphonette LW 169

 

LP

 

 

 

 

Neues Symphonie-Orchester

Electrola EH 85

(German)

?

MMU

Odeon O

Odeon 3224

?

78

?

 

WC

Orchestra, chorus, organ, Schleger

Telefunken/Ultraphon A 1036

18192 (German)

10” 78

?

 

WC

Orchestre Lutèce, chorus

Gramophone L 787

(French)

12” 78

?

 

WC

Orchestre symphonique, chorus

Saphir LDP 5089, 5770

(French)

EP

?

cat.1967

WC

Orchestre symphonique, chorus, Glière

Véga 10586

(French)

LP

[1970s]

 

WC

Parlophon-Künstlerorchester, chorus

Lindström

?

10” 78

?

 

WC

Orchestre de Salon Artiphone

Artiphone A 116

(French)

10” 78

?

 

WC

     Re-issue (Salon-Orchestra Artiphone)

- Artiphon 3138

(German)

10” 78

?

MMU

WC

Robert F. Hilliard Concert Orchestra

RCA Thesaurus 700-300

(American)

16” LP

?

 

WC

 

Sterno String Orchestra

Sterno 240

 

10” 78

?[1920s]

 

 

 

Streichorchester J. Presburg (string orchestra)

Clausophon 278

5897 (German)

10” 78

?

 

WC

(contralto, orchestra, organ, choir)

Homocord 3268

C 1674D, 1675D

12” 78, 2 sides

?

MMU

WC

(orchestre de genre)

BHV-Le Rivolia 1073

(French)

10” 78

?

 

WC

?

Decca SDX 2127

 

EP

?

eBay 2013

 

 

?

Trax Classique TRX CD 106

(French)

CD

?

 

 

 

Ketèlbey’s 1927 recording can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUndW8PH-nM

The Brunswick Concert Orchestra can be heard at http://archive.org/details/AKetelbyFestival-5CutsFrom1927-1930, but this transfer is incomplete

Kostelanetz can be heard at http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/detalle/3163766

Rapee can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5OBkhK2c0U

C 1397 can be heard at http://www.mgthomas.co.uk/Soundfiles/Orchestral/Soundfiles-Orchestral.htm

Odeon 173100 can be heard at http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/detalle/2780859

50812 can be heard at http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/papr:@filreq(@field(NUMBER+@band(edrs+50812r))+@field(COLLID+edison))

 

The Gamley/Gerhardt version has been re-orchestrated, with additional bird calls. It has 6 additional, entirely superfluous chords at the very beginning.

 

 

In a Monastery Garden - military band

Artists

Label

Matrix

Format

Date

Review

Locations

Band of the Honourable Artillery Company

Guardsman 773

1198X

10” 78

[ca Dec 17]

 

 

Browning Mummery (t), Black Diamonds Band, Byng

Zonophone A 276               

Zz3377-2 (Z040199)

12” 78

[Nov 23]

Nov 23 p.116

Band of HM Scots Guards, Wood

Edison Bell Winner 3945

8070r

10” 78

[Jan 24]

BL,PD

Anderson's Military Band, Anderson               

Imperial 1313

3607

10” 78

[Sept 24]

Band of HM Scots Guards, Wood

Radio 812

88023-3

8” 78

[June 28]

June 28 p.23

BL, (TM CD)

National Military Band, chorus

Zonophone A 365               

Zz 16709-II (Z 040222)

12” 78

[Oct 29]

Oct 29 p.207

BL

Kneller Hall Band, Adkins

Sterno 367

?

10” 78

[June 30]

July 30 p.92

Band of HM Scots Guards, Dowell

Winner 5197

12987

10” 78

[Feb 31]

WC

Band of the Honourable Artillery Company, Gibbs 

Piccadilly 741

?

10” 78

[May 31]

July 31 p.54

     Re-issue (St James Military Band)

- May-Fair G 2015

4273

10” 78

 

 

 

Massed Bands of Southern Command  (Tidsworth Tattoo)

HMV B 8217

0EA 208-1

10” 78

[Oct 34]

Oct 34 p.182

BL

Band of the Coldstream Guards, male chorus, Herbert Dawson (organ), Windram

HMV C 3127

2EA 7388-1

12” 78

[1939]

Dec 39 p.258

BL, WC

Canadian Band of the AEF, Farnon

?

?

?

[1945]

     Re-issue

- R Farnon Soc RFS CD 001

CD

VLM Winter 98

Medallion Concert Band, Hermann

Medallion

?

?

     Re-issue

- London HAR 2274

1960

BL, WC

     Re-issue

- London SAH-R 6093

 

 

 

 

 

Harmonie Municipale de Vittel

Corélia CC 87568

(French)

LP

1987

 

WC

Oliver Military Band (=Band of HM Irish Guards)

Oliver 3019

E 420

6” 78

?[1920s]

 

 

     Re-issue (Savana Band)

- Savana 955

E 420

6” 78

?[1924-27]

 

 

 

                              

In a Monastery Garden- brass band

Artists

Label

Matrix

Format

Date

Review

Locations

Big Brass Band, Mortimer

Decca LK 4963, PFS 4143

LP

[1968]

Aug 68 p.283

BL

     Re-issue

- Decca SPA 268

LP

TM

     Re-issue

- Decca SPA 464

LP

[1979]

Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Scott

Grosvenor GRS 1023

[1974]

 

     Re-issue

- Music for Pleasure MFP 50430

(British)

LP

1979

BL

     Re-issue

- Music for Pleasure MFP 50472

LP

?

BL

Swiss Army Brass Band

Amos

 

CD

2000

 

WC

                                               

 

In a Monastery Garden  - piano

Artist

Label

Matrix

Format

Date

Review

Locations

Archive

Charles Blackmore

Meloto Song Roll, Regent 88 note 38068

roll

1921

PD

mr04

Alan Schiller

White Line CDWHL 2051

CD

1991 rec.1990

BL

     Re-issue

- White Line CDWHL 2070

CD

1991

BL

Rosemary Tuck

Marco Polo 8.223699

CD

1993

BL, NX, ,PD, TM

Eric Halstead

private recording

Web

[2002]

(TM CD)

Tommy Strand

Nosag CD 070

CD

[Feb 03] rec.Sep 01

NX

Markus Staab

private recording

 

Web

2008

 

 

 

Robert Armbruster

Duo-Art Roll 7183              

roll

?

online cat 2005

Frank Black

Ampico Roll 88443, 68443

roll

?

online cat.2001

PD

mr03

Frank Black

Universal Roll 41015

roll

?

online cat.2001

Lettie Keyes

Mastertouch Word Roll D 431

roll

?

PD

mr16

?

Meloto Full Scale Standard Roll 55007c

roll

?

PD

mr17

?

Thermodist Full Scale TL 23264c

roll

?

PD

mr14

?

Universal 65-note T 16347c (L 4430)

roll

?

PD

mr05

A roll by Blackmore can be heard at http://parlorsongs.com/issues/2007-11/thismonth/feature.php

Halstead’s recording is at http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/4904175-in-a-monastery-garden-by-ketelbey-mp3

Staab’s version can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKkIK_qqC3o

In a Monastery Garden - organ

Artist

Instrument

Label

Matrix

Format

Date

Review

Locations

Spencer Shaw

(grand organ)

Zonophone A 305

ZR 623-1 (Z 049258)

12” 78

[Oct 26]

BL

     Re-issue

 

- Salabert FL 8

(French)

12” 78

 

 

WC

Reginald Foort

New Gallery Cinema, London

HMV C 1285

CR 652-1

12” 78

[Nov 26]

Dec 26 p.298

BL, WC, PD