George W Byng

Schubert-Clutsam – Lilac Time – Selection
Lilac Time – Selection, Part 1 (Just a little ring; The Flower; The Golden Song; Yours is my heart)
Lilac Time – Selection, Part 2 (My Sweetest Song of all; Maiden, try to smile; Girls and Boys)
Mayfair Orchestra, George W. Byng
His Master’s Voice C 1098
Matrices Cc 2373-II, Cc 2376-II (3-0812/3)
Recorded 12th January 1923

Download – Schubert-Clutsam – Lilac Time – selection – George W Byng

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Mozart – Don Giovanni – On her contentment (Dalla sua pace); To her I love (Il mio tesoro)
Tudor Davies
, tenor
Orchestra, George W Byng
His Master’s Voice D 957
Matrices Cc 4572-II, 4573-II (single side numbers 2-02073/4)
Recorded 5th May 1924

Mediafire link for Mozart – Don Giovanni – excerpts in English – Tudor Davies, Peter Dawson, Eleanor Jones-Hudson

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Gounod – Faust – Ballet Music
Royal Opera Orchestra, Covent Garden, George W. Byng

Gounod – Faust – Ballet Music – Byng – part 1
Gounod – Faust – Ballet Music – Byng – part 2

Gounod – Faust – Ballet Music – Byng – part 3
Gounod – Faust – Ballet Music – Byng – part 4
Gounod – Faust – Ballet Music – Byng – part 5
Gounod – Faust – Ballet Music – Byng – part 6
Gounod – Faust – Ballet Music – Byng – part 7

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His Master’s Voice C 1462-3
Matrices CR 1443-II, 1444-I, 1445-I, 1446-II (side numbers 5-0677 to 5-0680)
Recorded 13th July 1927, Queen’s Hall, London

Some six years ago, before I had this website I did a transfer of the recording, so the time seemed apt to revisit it for a new transfer. Listening again, I get a sense of Byng’s experience as a theatre conductor – there is great life in these pieces.

Rossini – The Barber of Seville – Overture
National Symphony Orchestra
Zonophone 5569 (10”)
Matrices Yy 16727-II, 16728-II (30-777/8)
Recorded 27th August 1929, Kingsway Hall, London

Side 1: bars 1-5, 11-19, 22-90 + 1st beat of bar 91
Side 2: bars 92-250, 255-264

No conductor is named on the label or in the matrix listings, though George W Byng was the most frequent conductor for other sessions with this group.

Download – Rossini – Barber of Seville – Overture – NSO

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