David Munrow (August 12th 1942 - May 15th 1976) - A discography

Conception & research: Pierre-F. Roberge
For comments, additions and corrections pfr@videotron.ca
Last update: 11/30/2012

This is an "under construction" and for now a quite complete discography of David Munrow.

BIOGRAPHY


For further reading, I suggest one interview that appeared in the Gramophone (May 1974, p. 2009 - David Munrow Talks to Alan Blyth) and "Obituaries" in July 1976 edition of the Gramophone (p. 154). The last one gives to the reader a general understanding of the personality of this "man of manic energy."


CONTENT

This discography is divided into three parts.

This is a quite complete discography, except for part III. A certain amount of typographical corrections are needed and the content will be regularly up-dated.

Pierre-F. Roberge

PART I

Delysé

1967 Original recording (total=1)

  1. Delysé ECB 3201 / DS 3201 [LP, mono / stereo]
    French Court Music of the Thirteenth Century
    Musica Reservata - John Beckett, cond. & Michael Morrow, mus. dir.
    Rec.: 1967

  2. Transatlantic

    1968 Original recording (total=2)

  3. Transatlantic TRA 167 [LP]
    Sir Jon Alot of merrie Englandes musik thyng & ye Greene Knyghte
    The Young Tradition & Early Music Consort
    Rec.: 1968

  4. Transatlantic TRA 172 [LP]
    Galleries
    The Young Tradition & Early Music Consort
    Rec.: 1968

  5. Jay Boy

    1969 Original recording (total=1)

  6. Jay Boy JSL 2 [LP]
    Spinning Wheel
    The Roundtable & David Munrow
    Rec.: 1969

  7. Jay Boy JSL 18 [LP-17cm]
    Saturday Gigue/Scarborough Fair
    The Roundtable & David Munrow
    Rec.: 1969

    Harvest

    1969 Original recording (total=1)

  8. Harvest SHVL 754 [LP]
    Anthems in Eden
    Shirley Collins, Dolly Collins & The early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1969

  9. Abbey

    1969 Original recording (total=1)

  10. Abbey LPB 657 [LP]
    (Music from Shakespeare's time by Guy Woolfenden)
    Royal Shakespeare Wind Band - Guy Woolfenden, dir.
    Rec.: 1968

  11. Harmonia mundi (France)

    1968-1975 Original recordings (total=5)

  12. Harmonia Mundi DR 214 [LP]
    Henry Purcell - Ayres avec flûtes, gambe & clavecin
    Deller Consort
    Rec.: 1968 or prior

  13. Harmonia Mundi DR 215 [LP]
    Alfred Deller Solo - Airs anglais du XVIIe & XVIIIe siècle
    Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré, David Munrow, Richard Lee, Robert Elliott
    Rec.: 1969 or prior

  14. Harmonia Mundi DR 216/7 [LPx2]
    Haendel - Acis & Galatea
    Alfred Deller - Deller Consort - Stour Music Chamber Orchestra
    Rec.: 1969 or prior

  15. Harmonia Mundi HMD 223 [LP]
    Musique à la cour des Tudor
    Deller Consort & Morley Consort
    Rec.: 1970 or prior

  16. Harmonia Mundi HMU 241 [LP]
    Thomas Morley: Oeuvres profanes, Oeuvres sacrées
    Deller Consort - Alfred Deller, dir & Morley Consort - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1975 or prior

  17. Decca/Argo Recordings

    1968-1974 Original recordings (total=9)

  18. Argo ZRG 566 [LP]
    To Entertain a King
    Musica Reservata - Michael Morrow, dir.
    Purcell Consort of Voices - Grayston Burgess, dir.
    Rec.: 1968

  19. Argo ZRG 642 [LP]
    Ecco la primavera - Florentine Music of the 14th Century
    The Early Music Consort - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1969 or prior

  20. Argo ZRG 646 [LP]
    Music of the Waits
    Ensemble - Don Smithers, dir.
    Rec.: 1969

  21. Argo ZRG 667 [LP]
    Doulce mémoire
    Purcell Consort of Voices, Elizabethan Consort of Viols, Grayston Burgess, dir.
    Rec.: 1970 or prior

  22. Argo ZRG 673 [LP]
    Music of the Crusades
    The Early Music Consort - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1970

  23. Argo ZPR 180 / 183 [LPx3]
    William Shakespeare: As you like it
    Marlowe Society, University of Cambridge - George Rylands, dir.
    Rec.: 1971 or prior

  24. Argo ZRG 728 [LP]
    The Triumphs of Maximilian I
    The Early Music Consort - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1972

  25. Argo ZRG 746 [LP]
    The amorous flute
    David Munrow, Oliver Brookes, Robert Spencer, Christopher Hogwood
    Rec.: 1972/1973

  26. Argo D40D3 [LPx3]
    Festival of Early Music - Music from 14th Century Florence, Music of the Crusades & The Triumphs of Maximilian
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rel.: 1977

    London SU 7005 [LPx2]
    The Medieval Super Concert - Music from 14th Century Florence & Music of the Crusades
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rel.: ca 1977

  27. Decca SET 593/4 [2 LPs]
    Claudio Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Virgine
    Gomez, Bowman, Tear, Langridge, Shirley-Quirk, Rippon, Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra, Salisbury Cathedral Boys' Choir, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, David Munrow Recorder Ensemble - John Elliott Gardiner, dir.
    Rec.: 1974

  28. BBC Radio Classics

    1970-1971 Original recordings (total=4)

  29. BBC Records RESL 1 [45 rpm-17cm]
    The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Theme and Incidental Music
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1970 or prior

  30. BBC Records RESL 4 [45 rpm-17cm]
    Elizabeth R - Theme and Incidental Music and song
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1970 or prior

  31. BBC Records REC 91S [LP]
    David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London play music by David Cain
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1971 or prior

  32. BBC Radio Classics 15656 91877 [2 CDs]
    Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Virgine
    Cantelo, Beale, Esswood, Partridge, Elwes, Thomas, Hogwood, Lee, Munrow, Louis Halsey Singers, London Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, London Bach Orchestra - Louis Halsey, cond.
    Rec.: 1971

  33. World Record Club

    1970 Original recordings (total=1)

  34. World Record Club ST 1108 [LP]
    Music of the Royal Courts of Europe 1150-1600
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1970 or prior

  35. Oryx

    1970 Original recording (total=1)

  36. Oryx EXP 46 [LP]
    The medieval sound
    David Munrow, Gillian Reed, Christopher Hogwood
    Rec.: 1970 or prior

  37. HMV/EMI - Angel

    1971-1976 Original recordings (total=17)

  38. EMI (His Master's Voice) HQS 1249 [LP]
    Pleasures of the court - Festive dance music by Susato & Morley
    Early Music Consort of London & The Morley Consort - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1971

  39. HMV ASD 2713 [LP]
    Johann-Sebastian Bach - Harpsichord Concertos, vol. 2
    Menuhin Festival Orchestra - Yehudi Menuhin, cond.
    Rec.: 1971 or prior

  40. HMV CSD A9001 [LP]
    Henry VIII and his six wives
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1972

  41. Classics for Pleasure (EMI) CFP 40010/11 or TC-CFPD 4448 [2-LPs] or [2-Cassettes]
    Johann-Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerti
    Virtuosi of England - A. Davison, dir.
    Rec.: 1972 or prior

  42. HMV CSD 3738 [LP]
    Music for Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1972 or prior

  43. HMV CSD 3740 [LP]
    French songs
    King's Singers & The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1973 or prior

  44. Angel S 370250 [LP]
    The King's Singers sing of courtly pleasures
    The King's Singers & The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow
    Rel.: ca 1972

  45. EMI (His Master's Voice) SLS 863 [LP]
    The Art of Courtly Love
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1973 or prior

  46. EMI (His Master's Voice) SLS 866 [LPx2]
    Johann-Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1-6, BWV 1046-51
    London Philarmonic Orchestra - Sir Adrian Boult, cond.
    Rec.: 1973 or prior

  47. HMV HQS 1415 [LP]
    Renaissance Suite (from the film "La course en tête")
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1974 or prior

  48. HMV CSD 3751 [LP]
    Dufay - Choral and Instrumental Work
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1973

  49. HMV ASD 3028 [LP]
    David Munrow & Neville Marriner: Telemann - Sammartini - Handel
    Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Neville Marriner
    Rec.: 1974 or prior

  50. HMV CSD 3761 [LP]
    Praetorius - Dances and Motets
    The Early Music Consort of London & The boys of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St. Alban - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1973

  51. HMV SQ CSD 3781 [LP]
    Greensleeves to a Ground
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1976

  52. EMI (His Master's Voice) "Angel Series" SLS 988 (box) / SAN 391-392 (discs) [LPx2]
    Instrument of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1973 / 1974

  53. EMI (His Master's Voice) SLS 5022 [LPx2]
    The Art of the Recorder
    David Munrow
    Rec.: 1975 or prior

  54. EMI (His Master's Voice) SLS 5049 (box) / ASD 3229-3231 (discs) [LPx3]
    The Art of the Netherlands
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1975

  55. EMI (His Master's Voice) ASD 3166 [LP]
    Purcell - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1692 & 1694)
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1975

  56. EMI (His Master's Voice) SLS 5064 [LPx2]
    Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Virgine
    Ameling, Burrowes, Brett, Johnson, Tear, Hill, Knapp, Noble, Choir of King's College, The Early Music Consort of London (- David Munrow, dir.) - Philip Ledger, cond.
    Rec.: 1975

  57. HMV SQ ASD 3393 [LP]
    Monteverdi's Contemporaries
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1975

  58. EMI (His Master's Voice) SLS 5136 [LPx3]
    The Art of David Munrow
    David Munrow and various artists
    Rec.: 1971-1976

    Vanguard

    ca 1975 Original recording (total=1)

  59. Vanguard VQS 30049 50 [LP]
    Johann-Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerti
    English Chamber Orchestra - Johannes Somary, cond.
    Rec.: 1975 or prior

  60. DG Archiv

    1975 Original recording (total=2)

  61. DG Archiv Produktion 2710 019 [3 LPs]
    Music of the Gothic Era
    Rec.: 1975

  62. DG Archiv Produktion 2533 321 [LP]
    Morales - Choral Works
    Pro Cantione Antiqua, Early Music Consort of London - Bruno Turner, dir.
    Rec.: 1975

  63. Schwann "Hören & Lernen" HL 00 211 [LPx5]
    Spektrum Music vol. 3
    Musikkunde in Biespielen
    Rel.: 1986 or prior

    BASF/Harmonia mundi

    1975 Original recording (total=1)

  64. BASF/Harmonia mundi 25 22 286-1 [LP]
    Love, lust, piety and politics Music of the English court from King Henry V to VIII
    Rec.: 1975

  65. Philips

    19.. Original recording (total=6)

  66. Philips 839 714 LY [LP]
    Music from the Time of Christopher Columbus
    Musica Reservata - John Beckett, dir.
    Rec.: march 1968

  67. Philips 839 753 LY [LP]
    Music from the 100 Years War - Musique du temps de la guerre de Cent Ans - Musik aus dem Hundertjährigen Krieg
    Musica Reservata - John Beckett, dir.
    Rec.: 1968 or prior

  68. Philips 802 904 LY [LP]
    Music from the Decameron - Musique du Decameron - Musik aus der zeit von Boccaccios Decamerone
    Musica Reservata - John Beckett, dir.
    Rec.: 1969 or prior

  69. Philips 6500-085 [LP]
    Music from the Court of Burgundy - Musiqueà la Cour de Borgogne - Musik am Hofe von Burgund
    Musica Reservata - John Beckett, dir.
    Rec.: 1971 or prior

  70. Philips 6500-102 [LP]
    16th Century Italian Dance Music
    Musica Reservata - John Beckett, dir.
    Rec.: 1970

  71. Philips 6505-001 [LP]
    De Falla: Harpsichord Concerto - Rafael Puyana (and first recording of works by Orbón, De Selma y Salaverde, de Arauxo)
    Rafael Puyana & various ensembles
    Rec.: 1972 or prior

  72. Philips 6700 045 [2 LPs]
    Johann-Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-51
    Musica Reservata - John Beckett, dir.
    Rec.: 1971

  73. Philips 6747 004 [LPx5]
    Lieder und Tänze aus dem 13. - 16. Jahrhundert
    Musica Reservata - John Beckett, dir.
    Rel.: ca 1980

  74. Philips 6747 416 [LP]
    Monteverdi: Madrigals book VII
    Rec.: 19..

  75. CBS [Video]

    1973 Video Recording (total=1)

  76. CBS/FOX No. 1298 [Video-VHS]
    Zardoz
    John Boorman, film dir.
    Rec.: 1973 or prior

  77. Granada Television International [Video]

    Video Recording (total=1)

  78. Granada Television International - Film for the Humanities FFH 921-926 [6 VHS VIDEO]
    Early Musical Instruments
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1976 or prior


PART II

Original CD, and re-issues of material listed above (CD, cassette, Video and Laserdisc, etc)

  1. Baroque Music Club 2
    The Medieval Sound David Munrow introduces early medieval instruments
    David Munrow, Gillian Reed, Christopher Hogwood
    Rel.: 2001 or prior

  2. BBC Radio Classics 15656 91877 [CDx2]
    Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Virgine

  3. BBC Radio ZBBC 1925 [CDx5]
    Music by David Cain
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.

  4. BBC records ISBN 0-563-55832-6 [2 double cassettes]
    J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit - Music by David Cain
    The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.

  5. BGO Records BGOCD 442
    Anthems in Eden
    Shirley Collins, Dolly Collins, The early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir. & al.
    Rel.: 1999

  6. BMG Classical Navigator BM810 74321
    Music from the Renaissance - Early Music No 2
    Collegium Aureum; Pro Cantione Antiqua London - Mark Brown, dir.; Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir.

  7. Boston Skyline BSD 121
    Now Make We merthe
    Ensemble - Don Smithers dir.

  8. Boston Skyline BSD 123
    16th Century Italian & French Dance Music

  9. Boston Skyline BSD 138
    Dance Music of the High Renaissance vol. 2

  10. CBS/FOX No. 1298 [Video-VHS]
    Zardoz
    John Boorman, film dir.
    Rel.: ???

    or

    20th Century Fox CAT. #2001305 [DVD]
    Zardoz
    John Boorman, film dir.
    Rel.: 2001

  11. Decca/London Serenata 430 264-2
    Music of the Crusades

  12. Decca Serenata 436 219
    Ecco la primavera - Florentine Music of the 14th century

  13. Decca Serenata 436 998
    The Triumphs of Maximilian I

  14. Decca 440 079 2DM
    The amorous flute

  15. Decca/London 443 482-2 [CDx2]
    Claudio Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Virgine

  16. Decca/London 289 452 967-2 [CDx2]
    Early Music Festival - Ein Fest mit Alter Musik - Festival de Musique ancienne

  17. DG Archiv 415 292
    Music of the Gothic Era

  18. DG Archiv Produktion "Codex" 453 185-2 [2 CDs]
    Music of the Gothic Era

  19. DG Archiv 4439 424-2
    Gregorian - Perotin - Machaut

  20. DG Archiv 445 667 [CDx7]
    Sacred Music of the Renaissance (CD # 6)

  21. DG Archiv 449 082 2 [CDx4]
    The Medieval Experience

  22. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD 77 178
    Adieu Madame - Music at the English Court

  23. Deutsche Harmonia mundi "Baroque Esprit" 05472 77443 2
    Musica Britannica: Dowland - Ford - Morley - Laniere - Lawes - Purcell - Ravenscroft - Tomkins

  24. EMI Reflexe 64 215 [CDx2]
    Art of the Netherlands

  25. EMI Eminence CD-EMX 2134
    Purcell - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1692 & 1694)

  26. EMI CDC 565 4822 [CD]
    Munrow & Marriner: Telemann - Sammartini - Handel
    Rel.: ca 1996

  27. EMI Classics "Rouge et Noir" CZS 7 67 524-2, or CZS 5 69 270-2 (or 7243 5 69 270-2) [CDx2]
    Purcell - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary - Funeral Music - Organ Works

  28. EMI Classics "Forte" CZS 5 68 631-2 (or 7243 5 68 631-2) [CDx2]
    Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Virgine & G. Gabrieli, Scheidt, Schütz

  29. EMI Classics CZS 5 69 555-2 (or 7243 5 69 555-2) [CDx2]
    Musiques de la Renaissance française

  30. EMI (Japan) TOCE-6198
    Music for Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain

  31. Essential ESMCD 461
    The Young Tradition: Galleries / Royston Wood & Heather Wood : No Relation

  32. Harmonia mundi "Musique d'Abord" HMA 190 214
    Henry Purcell: "Olinda" - Theatre Music and Sacred Songs

  33. Harmonia mundi "Musique d'Abord" HMC 90 215
    Alfred Deller: "O Ravishing Delight" - Airs Anglais

  34. Harmonia mundi HMX 290 835 / 837 [CDx3]
    Inoubliable Deller - A Portrait

    Musical Heritage Society 524643F [CDx2]
    Music of the Gothic Era

  35. Nonesuch 71326
    The Pleasures of the Royal Courts

  36. Philips 426 088
    Johann-Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 6 BWV1046, 1047, 1051

  37. Philips 426 089
    Johann-Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4, 3, 5, BWV1049, 1048, 1050

  38. Philips 432 821-2 PM [CD]
    Music from the Time of Christopher Columbus

  39. Royal Classics CD DCL70569-2 [CDx2]
    Johann-Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1-6, BWV 1046-51
    London Philarmonic Orchestra - Sir Adrian Boult, cond.
    Rel.: 2000

  40. Testament SBT-1080
    Two Renaissance Dance Bands / Monteverdi's Contemporaries

  41. Testament SBT-1250
    David Munrow - Henry VIII and his Six Wives
    Rel.: 2004

  42. Testament SBT-1251
    Music from the court of Ferdinand and Isabella
    Rel.: 2004

  43. Testament SBT2-1368 (2 CDs)
    The Art of the Recorder / Instruments of the Middle Ages
    David Munrow et al.
    Rel.: 2005

  44. Vanguard (Arcade) Classics "Everyman" 08 6102 72 [CDx2, Europe]
    Johann-Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerti

  45. Vanguard Classics 513 [Hybrid SACD]
    Johann-Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerti

  46. Virgin Classics Veritasx2 Edition 50003 2
    Renaissance Dance: Susato - Morley - Praetorius - Susato

  47. Virgin Classics Veritas Edition 61283
    Dufay: Missa Se la face ay pale

  48. Virgin Classics Veritas Edition 61284
    The Art of Courtly Love

  49. Virgin Classics Veritas Edition 61288
    Monteverdi's Contemporaries

  50. Virgin Classics Veritas Edition 7243 (or VER) 5 61 289 2 7
    Praetorius Dances from Terpsichore Motets

  51. Virgin Classics Veritas Edition 7243 (or VER) 5 61 333
    Purcell - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1692 & 1694)

  52. Virgin Classics Veritas Edition 7243 (or VER) 5 61 334 [CDx2]
    The Art of the Netherlands

  53. Yamano Music YMCD 1031-1032 (available from Japan) [CDx2]
    Instruments of Middle Age and Renaissance
    David Munrow, instruments

PART III

Releases to appear later in Part II or of marginal interest (samplers, etc.)

  1. Angel 64613 - The Music Of A Victorian Christmas
  2. Angel 66252 - Schubert, Auber, Mendelssohn and others...
  3. Angel 66491 - Centenary Edition 1968-1977, Vol. 8
  4. Angel 66560 - Early Music For Dummies
  5. Angel ???? - Gateway To Classical Music: Early Music
  6. Angel 68202 - Gateway To Classical Music: Volume 1/Volume 2
  7. Angel ????? - Gateway To Classical Music: Early Music
  8. Classics for Pleasure 4332 - These You Have Loved, Vol. 3
  9. Classics for Pleasure 4384 Unforgettable Classics: Trumpet
  10. Classics for Pleasure 4620 - Favorite Baroque Classics
  11. Classics for Pleasure 4690 - Unforgettable Classics: Baroque
  12. Decca "Bach Anniversary" ???? - Essential Bach - 36 of his greatest masterpieces
  13. Philips (Polygram) 454 363 - Handel: Complete Orchestral Works (Conductor: Raymond Leppard, Jaap Schroder. Performer: Neil Black, James Brown, et al.)
  14. Polygram ????? - Heinichen: Dresden Concerti Highlights (Conductor: Reinhard Goebel, Paul McCreesh, et al. Performer: Jonathan Best, Tessa Bonner, et al.)

PART IV

Composer's list

....And thanks to all contributors....
Todd McComb <mccomb@medieval.org>
Nathan Wilkes
John Scott
Jane Pattle
Frank Cone
Jacqueline Bégin (my wife)
Kiran Wagle
Jo Bogaert
Steven McCann
David Cain
Gianpaolo Banelli
Jos Haring
Jon Stringer
Matthew B. Tepper
Rod McDonald
Paul A. Murphy
Harry Holloway
Rachel Sasseville
Jerry Murphy
Alain Fournier
Stefan Dollak
David Hockin
Quentin Kean
Alex Komarovsky
I am waiting.... for others...

Pierre-F. Roberge

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