PHI CD 134: Elsie Suddaby - The Lass with the delicate air Recorded 1924-1951
This CD pays tribute to Leeds born Elsie Suddaby (1893-1980), who was a leading British soprano of the inter-war years and the equal of Isobel Baillee. Suddaby was a pupil of Sir Edward Bairstow and a star of the concert hall for over 40 years. She was a pioneer of both broadcasting and the gramophone. 24 page booklet with 16 illustrations & written tributes by the broadcaster Richard Baker, Dr Francis Jackson, organist emeritus of York Minster & Martin Ellwood.
Detailed biography of this great singer by Martin J. Monkman.
The Lass with the delicate air. Arne. Where the bee sucks. Arne. ii) It was a lover and his lass. Morley. Nymphs and Shepherds. Arne. When I am Laid in Earth. Purcell. Hark the echoing air. Purcell. My heart Ever Faithful. J.S. Bach.
As when the dove. Handel. Rejoice Greatly. Handel. Endless Pleasure. Handel. Let the bright Seraphim. Handel.
With Verdure clad. Haydn. Rosebud & Hark! Hark! the Lark. Franz Schubert. On Wings of Song. Mendelssohn.
Cuttin' Rushes. Stanford. A May Morning. Denza. Charming Chloe. German. Shepherd's Cradle Song. Somervell.
A Spring Morning. Carey. Arr. H.T. Lane Wilson. The Mocking Fairy. Besly. Rec. 5/12/30. The Prayer to Our Lady. Ford. Crystal Spring. The Ash Tree. Mac Cunn. Tree at My Window. Jackson. My little Sweet Darling. Spring.
Johnny wi' the tye. Warlock. Agnus Dei. Mozart.

PHI CD 140: Elsie Suddaby - The Lass with the delicate air Volume 2 Recorded 1924-1949
Orchestral Accompaniments by Barbirolli Beecham Coates Collingwood Sargent

The Lass with the delicate air. Arne. By thy banks, gentle Stour. Boyce. Oh, yes, just so. (Phoebus & Pan) Bach. Conductor: Lawrance Collingwood. Though the reviling tongues assail us. Bach. Conductor: John Barbirolli. O sleep why dost thou leave me so. "Semele" Handel. Conductor Lawrance Collingwood. From 1947 recording of Handel's Messiah conductor Sir Thomas Beecham.Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He shall feed His flock. How beautiful are the feet. I know that my redeemer liveth. To heart ceasing. Purcell. With Isobel Baillie - soprano. Conductor: Sir Hugh Allen. Almond Tree. Schumann. Faith in Spring. Schubert. Benedictus from Schubert's Mass in G. Philharmonic Choir conducted by Kennedy Scott. Cradle Song. Schubert. From Hiawatha by Samuel Coleridge - Taylor: Spring had come. Conductor: John Barbirolli. And he rushed into the Wigwam.
(The Death of Minnehaha). Conductor: Dr. Malcolm Sargent. My mother bids me bind my hair. Haydn. Spring. Henschel. Shepherd, thy demeanour vary. Brown. Love's Garden of Roses. Haydn Wood. Conductor: George Byng. Loch Lomond. Trad. Blackbird Song. Scott. Whither. (Autumn) & The Violet. Delius. Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Concluding section of the final movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir, conductor Albert Coates.