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Welcome to my Delius site!

Frederick Delius (1862-1934) composed a wealth of singularly masterful musical works.  I hope you enjoy browsing through the pages, pictures, sound files and links I have collected here.   E-mail me with suggestions, problems, or comments.

Special Thanks to:
Jeff Gower - Jeff Driggers - Graeme Fyfe -  Bill Early -  Bill Marsh -  Frank Lieber -  Harry Froehlich - Harold Diamond -  Derek Cox - George Little - Alan Becker - Peter Starkey - Terry Sanderson 

-- Bill Thompson



VIDEOS: DOCUMENTARIES AND DOCUDRAMAS

"Discovering Delius"
(excellent documentary film - now on DVD)


Ken Russell's "SONG OF SUMMER" (1968)

John Bridcut's documentary "Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma" (2012)

Andrew Boyle's docudrama about Delius "Song of the High Hills"
(in Norwegian with subtitles)
Part 1       Part 2      Part 3      Part 4

"THE LOST CHILD"
(Tasmin Little researches legends about Delius' sojourn in Florida)



VIDEOS: CONCERT PERFORMANCES & OTHER

The Walk to the Paradise Garden from "A Village Romeo and Juliet" (Proms 2012)


"A Village Romeo and Juliet" (complete opera)

"Sea Drift" (Bryn Terfel, baritone, BBC Symphony & Chorus, Mark Elder)
Part 1     Part 2

"Songs of Sunset" (NOVA Chorus & Orchestra)

"Songs of Farewell" (BBC Symphony and Chorus)

Piano Concerto in C minor (1906 Revised Version)
(Justin Bird, piano; Indiana University Ad Hoc Symphony Orchestra, Nick Hersh, conductor)


Violin Concerto
(Yuka Ishizuka, violin)


An excerpt of Delius'
"Sleigh Ride" (Winter Night) was used in
the 2010 TV commercial for the Glade Winter Collection.
Watch the video


DELIUS: "BRIGG FAIR" - orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Tate on Italian TV:      
Part 1      Part 2


BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA  conducted by Simon Rattle
performed "BRIGG FAIR" BY DELIUS
at the fabulous
Waldbühne Open Air Stage (outside Berlin)
A DVD of the entire concert is available from www.broinc.com
(Encore DVD 3248) (BRO code 138553)


CONROE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performed "SLEIGH RIDE" BY DELIUS
DECEMBER 7, 2007 AT THE ARK CHURCH - CONROE, TEXAS
Watch the YouTube Video Clip

DELIUS: "BRIGG FAIR" - 4 hand piano arrangement (Duo-Art piano roll played by Percy Grainger and Ralph Leopold)
Watch the YouTube video clip

Jayne Strutt's YouTube Channel has a number of videos with music by Delius and scenes from the Scarborough area


2012: THE DELIUS SESQUICENTENNIAL YEAR!
Article by Lionel Carley about 2012 events
Delius Society 2012 placard

Delius cover article in Gramophone Magazine (February 2012)
Click here for more information on DELIUS 2012


A NUMBER OF DELIUS WORKS WERE PERFORMED
DURING THE 2012 BBC PROMS CONCERTS!
Link to Proms Delius Page

LIST OF UPCOMING DELIUS CONCERTS



Click here for information on past Delius concerts



NEW DELIUS CD RELEASES

The Delius Society's NEW RELEASES Page
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"THE DELIUS COLLECTION"
(originally on Unicorn-Kachana)
was reissued on Heritage Records as a Box Set in July 2012!
Box Cover      Information Sheet

Click here for complete track list and ordering information

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Delius Two-Piano Arrangements - Volume 1 (SOMM 0112)
CD Cover     Simon Callaghan & Hiro Takenouchi
   
Dance Rhapsody No. 1 (arr. Percy Grainger)
Brigg Fair (arr. Philip Heseltine)
Poem of Life and Love (arr. Balfour Gardiner & Eric Fenby)
A Song of Summer (arr. Eric Fenby)
Koanga: La Calinda (arr. Joan Trimble)

Delius Two-Piano Arrangements - Volume 2 (SOMM 0129)
CD Cover    Simon Callaghan & Hiro Takenouchi

Paris (arr. Julius Buths)
Eventyr (arr. Benjamin Dale)
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (arr. R. Schmidt-Wunsdorf)
Fantastic Dance (arr. Bartlett & Robinson)
Summer Night on the River (arr. Philip Heseltine)
Song of the High Hills (arr. Percy Grainger)

NOTE: for a future release (?)
Delius: Piano Concerto (arr. Julius Buths)

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THE DELIUS SONG PROJECT
The Complete Songs of Delius, recorded by Mark Stone, baritone


Volumes 1 and 2 are available now from Stone Records
"To Daffodils" video
Review of Volume 1


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Julian Lloyd-Webber: Evening Songs
(Delius & Ireland songs arranged for cello and piano)

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THE DELIUS 150th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BOX SET ON EMI
Presto Classical page
EMI/Warner Classics page with audio samples
Archived page: "Frederick Delius: Apostle of Nature"

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Visit Presto Classical for information on these and other Delius CD releases



FILM PROJECT: "FREDERICK DELIUS IN FLORIDA"
Click here for information on this production!



  The Delius Festivals in Jacksonville, Florida (1961 to 2004)




"What's New"
A Chronological Listing of Additions to the Delius Site

News, Organizations and Events
 


Delius Fan Survey


Reference Information


ETUDE MAGAZINE article: "DELIUS IN AMERICA" (August 1950):

Sound Files
 


Picture Files


Recordings
 

            (NOTE: These recordings are not currently available)

Scores


Artists performing Delius



Links to Other Delius Sites



Other Links of Interest to Delians


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