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Bach-Walton
The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet
(arranged music of J.S. Bach)
Discography

Complete Recordings

1

William Walton Conducts Bach Wise Virgins [T-1]
The Walton Edition - Walton Conducts Walton

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [17:54]

William Walton

Sadler's Wells Orchestra

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RCA Victor M-817
EMI Classics 65003
EMI Classics

Jul 24 & Aug 8, 1940

2 X 12" 78 rpm
CD:
4-CD / TT:

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
Listen on YouTube: Bach-Walton The Wise Virgin: Part 1 [8:43] + Part 2 [9:30]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach / Walton: DIE KLUGEN JUNGFRAUEN / THE WISE VIRGINS (Ballet-Suite, Teil 1/2) Bach / Walton: DIE KLUGEN JUNGFRAUEN / THE WISE VIRGINS (Ballett-Suite, Teil 2/2)

2

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, Ballet Suite [T-4]
The Boult Historical Collection - The Wise Virgins [Belart]
[T-4]
Walton: Portsmouth Point / Scapino / Siesta / The Wise Virgins Suite [Naxos]
[T-4]

 
 

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [19:29 / 19:34]

Adrian Boult

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Joseph Shadwick (Solo Violin)

London 9179
Decca LXT-5028 / LW-5157
Belart 461359
Naxos Classical Archives 9.80598

Oct 21, 1954

10" LP / TT:
CD / TT:
CD / TT: 38:28

Recorded in London, England.
Watch on YouTube: Bach-Walton The Wise Virgin: Mvt. 5 [3:42]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image The Wise Virgins - Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach/Walton) LPO Sir Adrian Boult

3

Bach: "The Wise Virgins" Ballet Suite (arr. Walton); Scarlatti: "The Good-Humoured Ladies" Ballet Suite (arr. Tommasini).

 

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet []

Franz Litschauer

Vienna State Opera Orchestra

-

Vanguard (Nixa) PVL-7024
Eclipse

c1955

LP / TT:

Recorded at the Brahmssaal of the Musik Verein, Vienna, Austria.

4

The Good Humoured Ladies; The Wise Virgins [T-1]
Glazunov/Scarlatti-Tommasini/Bach-Walton

 

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [21:14]

Robert Irving

Concert Arts Symphony Orchestra

-

Capitol P-8583
EMI Classics 65911
Angel Records

Apr 4-6, 1961

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 72:20
CD / TT:

Recorded at Manhattan Center Ballroom, New York City, New York, USA.
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5

Szell/Boulez/Lane/Cleveland Orchestra: Ravel - Walton - Schubert [T-1]

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [17:03 / 16:53]

Louis Lane

The Cleveland Orchestra

-

Columbia M-31241
CBS-61433
Locked in the Vault Reissues Vol. 45

Apr 3, 1970

LP / TT:
LP / TT:
CD / TT: 76:17

Recorded at Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

6

Walton: The Bear / Facade / The Wise Virgins [T-1]
A Walton Collection [Box Set]

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [19:28 / 19:11]

Louis Frémaux

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

-

HMV ASD-3317
EMI Classics 573998
EMI Classics

Sep 1-2, 1976

LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 105:07
8-CD / TT:

Recorded at Bedworth Civic Center, Birmingham, England.
Listen on YouTube: Bach-Walton The Wise Virgin: Mvt. 5 [6:14]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image The Wise Virgins

7

Walton: Belshazzar's Feast / The Wise Virgins / Siesta For Small Orchestra/Henry V Suite [T-1]

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [19:28]

Sir Charles Mackerras

English Chamber Orchestra

-

Carlton 91612
BBC Radio Classics

Mar 28, 1982

CD / TT: 66:20

Recorded at Barbican Hall, London, England.
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8

Walton: The Quest / The Wise Virgins [T-1]
Walton: The Complete Works [Box Set]

 

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [19:46 / 19:36]

Bryden Thomson

London Philharmonic Orchestra

-

Chandos CHAN-8871

Mar 6-7, 1990

CD / TT: 61:49

Recorded at St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London, England.
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9

Walton: The Quest; The Wise Virgins [T-1]

 

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [18:12]

David Lloyd-Jones

English Northern Philharmonia

-

Naxos 8.555868

Jul 11-12, 2001

CD / TT: 62:37

Recorded at The Great Hall, Leeds University, England.
Listen on YouTube: Bach-Walton The Wise Virgin: Mvt. 4 [1:54]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach-Walton "Ah! How ephemeral" from 'The Wise Virgins' Suite

10

Sir William Walton & Constant Lambert: Ballet Music [T-1]

 

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins - complete ballet [26:43]:
Sleepers Wake [2.37], The Saviour is born today [4.21], What God hath done, is rightly done [3.12], Lord, hear my longing [2.00], See what His love can do [2.52], Ah! How Ephemeral [2.02], Sheep may safely graze [6.09], What God hath done is rightly done [1.30], Praise be to God [1.40]
Arranged by Philip Lane

Barry Wordsworth

BBC Concert Orchestra

-

ASV 1168

Mar 18-19, 2003

CD / TT: 63:52

Recorded at Watford Coliseum, England.
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11

Bach Métamorphoses: Stokowski, Walton, Holst, Elgar, Talmi, Webern, Respighi [T-1]

 

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [19:13]

Yoav Talmi

Orchestre Symphonique de Québec

-

ATMA Classique 2570

Mar 26-27, 2008

CD / TT: 74:24

Recorded at Salle Louis-Fréchette Grand Théâtre de Québec, Québec, Canada.
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12

BBC Proms 2010 - Bach Day 4 - The Wise Virgins

 

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [20:21]

Andrew Litton

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

-

YouTube

Aug 14, 2010

Video / TT: 20:21

Recorded & filmed live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England.
Watch on YouTube: Bach-Walton The Wise Virgin: Part 1 [11:04] + Part 2 [9:17]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image BBC Proms 2010 - Bach Day 4 - The Wise Virgins part 1 BBC Proms 2010 - Bach Day 5 - The Wise Virgins part 2

13

Life With Lewis Dalvit: Wise Virgin Suite: Bach/Walton

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [20:27]

Lewis Dalvit

East Tennessee Regional Symphony ?

-

YouTube

Published: Nov 9, 2012

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at...
Watch on YouTube: Bach-Walton The Wise Virgin: Mvts. 1-4 [12:27] + Mvts. 5-6 [8:00]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image LIFE WITH LEWIS DALVIT: WISE VIRGIN SUITE: BACH/WALTON: PART 1,2,3,4. LIFE WITH LEWIS DAL VIT: WISE VIRGIN SUITE: BACH/WALTON: PART 5 AND 6

14

BACH (arr. Walton): The Wise Virgin - UNC Symphony Orchestra - 2013

Bach-Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet [17:46]

Tõnu Kalam

UNC Symphony Orchestra

-

YouTube

Nov 25, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Watch on YouTube: Bach-Walton The Wise Virgin: Mvt. 1 [2:44] + Mvt. 2 [2:11] + Mvt. 3 [3:23] + Mvt. 4 [1:56] + Mvt. 5 [5:38] + Mvt. 6 [1:54]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image BACH (arr. Walton) The Wise Virgins: 1. What God hath done, is rightly done - UNC Symphony - 2013 BACH (arr. Walton) The Wise Virgins: 2. Lord, hear my longing - UNC Symphony Orchestra - 2013 BACH (arr. Walton) The Wise Virgins: 3. See what His love can do - UNC Symphony Orchestra - 2013 BACH (arr. Walton) The Wise Virgins: 4. Ah! How ephemeral - UNC Symphony Orchestra - 2013 BACH (arr. Walton) The Wise Virgins: 5. Sheep may safely graze - UNC Symphony Orchestra - 2013 BACH (arr. Walton) The Wise Virgins: 6. Praise be to God - UNC Symphony Orchestra - 2013

Recordings of Individual Movements

M-1

Bach arr. Walton: Sheep may safely graze; Haydn: Toy Symphony [T-2]

 

Bach-Walton: Aria for Soprano Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 208 (from The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet) []

George Weldon

Philharmonia Orchestra

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Columbia DB-3164 [mx. CA-21813/21814]
Columbia SED-5509

Jul 3, 1951

45 rpm / TT:
45 rpm / TT:

Recorded at EMI Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London, England.

M-2

The Walton Edition - Walton Conducts Walton [T-1]

Bach-Walton: Aria for Soprano Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 208 (from The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet) []

William Walton

Philharmonia Orchestra

-

EMI Classics 65003

Mar 21, 1953

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, England.
Listen on YouTube: Bach-Walton The Wise Virgin: Mvt. 5 [8:40]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image William Walton: Sheep may safely graze (da The Wise Virgins) (1940)

M-3

The Bach Album [T-3]
The Original Jacket Collection: Eugene Ormandy [Box Set]
[T-3]

 

Bach-Walton: Aria for Soprano Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 208 (from The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet) [5:48]

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

-

Sony Classical 727987

May 6 (or 11), 1968

10-CD / TT: 658:03

Recorded at at Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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M-4

Symphonic Bach [T-5]
The Arthur Fiedler Legacy: Symphonic Spectacula [TC-1]

 

Bach-Walton: Aria for Soprano Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 208 (from The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet) [4:40 / 4:44]

Arthur Fiedler

Boston Pops Orchestra

-

Deutsche Grammophon 2584001
Deutsche Grammophon

1976

LP / TT:
2-CD: / TT: 151:36

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M-5

Music You Have Loved [T-1]

 

Bach-Walton: Aria for Soprano Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 208 (from The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet) []

Vilem Tausky

London Symphony Orchestra

Pickwick PDA-036
Orchid ORCD-11017
Pickwick SPR-8511

Sep 23, 26 - 27, 1977

2-LP / TT:

Recorded at St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England.

M-6

A Bach Celebration - Music from Bach Cantatas arranged for solo guitar and chamber orchestra [T-2]

Opening Chorus 'What God hath done is rightly done' (Mvt. 1) from Cantatas BWV 99, adapated to guitar & orchestra by Ronald Ravenscroft, based on William Walton’s orchestration for his ballet The Wise Virgins [2:36]
Recitative (Mvt. 8) and Aria (Mvt. 9) for Soprano from Cantata BWV 208. Orchestration by William Walton. Adapted to guitar & chamber orchestra by Patrick Ross. The soprano part is played on guitar [5:50] [3]

Paul Shure

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Christopher Parkening (Guitar on all tracks, solo on [1]); Allan Vogel (Oboe dámore) [2]; David Shostac & Susan Greenberg (Flutes) [3]; Douglas Davis (Cello) [4]

EMI/Angel 47195

1985

CD / TT: 37:11

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M-7

Tranquillity 2: The Classical Music of Calm [T-5]
Contented Rest - The Timeless Music of J.S. Bach
[T-6]

Bach-Walton: Aria for Soprano Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 208 (from The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet) [6:36]

David Stanhope

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

-

ABC Classics 9807563

Apr 8-11, 2003

CD / TT: 73:46

Recorded at Studio of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hobart, Australia.

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (July 2003 - September 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Teddy Kaufman (March 2007), Teri Noel Towe (April 2007)

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