Sullivan Orchestral Music

The Tempest / The Merchant of Venice / Overture "In Memoriam"

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sir Vivan Dunn, conductor
Christopher Robinson, organ

Klavier KS 521
Klavier KS 521
Klavier KCD-11033
Klavier KCD-11033

This oft-reissued recording includes music from three early Sullivan works: Incidental Music to The Tempest; Suite from The Merchant of Venice; and, Overture in C, "In Memoriam". The first two are presented only in excerpts.

The recording gives a good idea of Sullivan's talents in other genres. At the time it was made, recordings of Sullivan's non-operatic music were rare. With The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice now available complete and numerous other recordings of "In Memoriam" available, the listener now has many options for studying this part of Sullivan's output.

In addition to the issue history below, follow the hyperlinks to the sections on The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice and Overture in C for additional issues of these items.

Issue History
1972 EMI Stereo LP CSD 3713
Odeon Stereo LP ESD 7057
1973 Klavier Stereo LP KS 521
1980 HMV Greensleeve Stereo LP ESD 7057
1985 Musical Heritage Society Stereo LP MHS 7151
1992 Klavier CD KCD-11033
1999 HMV CD HMV 5 72312 2
2003 Eastney Collection CD RHMSEC 006


  1. HMV 5 72312 2
    HMV 5 72312 2
    The 1999 HMV CD release (HMV 5 72312 2), pictured above, includes the Tempest selections only (coupled with Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream). This item is available only at HMV stores in the U.K. and at HMV's website,
  2. The 2003 Eastney Collection release also includes the Yeomen overture (licensed from Chandos), and the Entrance and March of the Peers (arr. Kappey) performed by the Band of the Royal Marines School of Music.