Discography

Palestrina-Hodie Christus Natus Est (1926)

  • Lotti-Crucifixus
  • Dayton Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 10” Victor 20410*
    • 10” Electroia EG136*
    • 10” HMV D1647


Alcock-Celestial Voices (1928)

  • Marsh-Jesus Lover to My Soul
  • Dayton Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 10” Victor 20468*
    • 10” HV B2986*


Palestrina-Hodie Christus Natus Est. (1929)

  • Kolsolyoff-Alleluia Christ Is Risen
  • Alcock- Celestial Voices
  • Dayton Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 10” HMV E535*
    • 10” Electrola EW65*

Palestrina-Exsultate Deo (1929)

  • Dvorak-Going Home
  • Lotti-Crucifixus
  • Dayton Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 12” HMV D1647*
    • 12” Electrola EJ430*

Plestrina-Exaltabo Te, Domine (1929)

  • Nicholsky-O Praise Ye the Name of the Lord
  • Tschensnokaff-Salvation Is Created
  • Dayton Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 12” British Columbia LXC21*

Bach-Motet for Double Choir, Westminster Choir, Williamson (1926)

  • Sing Ye to the Lord-1st Movement
    • 10” Victor 1845*
  • Like as a Father-2nd Movement
    • 12” Victor 14713*
  • Praise Ye to the Lord-3rd Movement

Harris-Symphony for Voices (1937)

  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 12” Victor 14803*
    • 14803*
    • set M427*

Harris-When Johnny Come Marching Home (1938)

  • Spiritual-Water Boy
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 10” Victor 1883*

Harris-Songs for Occupations (194?)

  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 12” Columbia 68347*
    • 68347*
    • set M227*

Robinson-Ballad for Americans (194?)

  • John Baumgartner and Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 2-10” Columbia set C49*

Choral Christmas Music - O Come All Ye Faithful (1942):  Silent Night

  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 10” Columbia 5509*

Choral Christmas Music-Serbian Crib Carol (1942);

  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • Joseph Came Seeking  Resting Place; Song of the Christmas Presents
    • 12” Columbia 17351-D*

Choral Christmas Music-Carillon (1942)

  • Carol of the Bells
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 10” Columbia 36419*

Choral Christmas Music-The Song of Mary (1942); Sing We All Nowell 

  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 10” Columbia 36420*

Brahms-Schicksalslied (In English, Song of Destiny) Op. 54 (1944)

  • New York Philharmonic, Walter;
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • O Heilland, Reiss’ die Himmel auf (In English, Savior Throw the Heavens
  • Wide) a cappella
    • 2-12” Columbia X-233*
    • Columbia SL156
  • Released later with 9th Symphony

Prokofiev-Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 Cantata (1945)

  • Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy Tourell 
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 5-12” Columbia 12156/60*
    • set M580*
  • (In English and Latin)
    • reissued as Columbia ML4247 LP
    • British Columbia LX977/81*
    • Cantoria (France) 15877/81*
    • set D141*

Beethoven-9th Symphony in D minor (1945)

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy
  • Roma Szantho, Jagel, Moscona
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 8-12” Columbia set M591*
    • reissued as 2-12” Columbia set SL150 LP

Beethoven-Symphony No. 9 (1949)

  • The New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter
  • Gonzalez, Milalaidi, Jobin, Harrell
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 8-12” Columbia set MM-900*

Reissued wit Schicksalslied (1951)

  • 2-Columbia SL156 LP

Beethoven-Symphonies Nos. 9 & 8 (1953)

  • The New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter
  • Yeend, Lipton, Lloyd, Harrell 
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 2-12” Columbia set ML186 LP
  • 9th only reissued as
    • Columbia ML5200

Bruckner-Te Deum (1955)

  • The New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter
  • Tend, Lipton, Lloyd, Harrell
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • Columbia ML-4980 LP

Mozart-Requiem (1956)

  • New York Philharmonic, Walter
  • Seefried, Tourel, Simoneau, Warfield
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • Columbia ML-5012 LP

Stravinsky-Persephone (1958)

  • New York Philharmonic, Walter
  • Zorina, Robinson
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • Columbia ML5196 LP

Beethoven-Symphony No. 9 (1958)

  • New York Philharmonic, Walter
  • Yeend, Lipton, Lloyd, Harrell
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • Columbia ML5200 LP
    • reissued as Odyssey 32160322 LP
    • Reissued with Complete Beethoven Symphonies Odyssey 3266001 LP

Handel-Messiah (1958)

  • New York Philharmonic, Bernstein
  • Addison, Oberlin, Lloyd, Warfield
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 2-Columbia M2L-242 LP
    • 2-Columbia M2S-603 LPS
  • Christmas Music
    • Columbia ML 5300 LP
    • Columbia MS 6020 LPS
  • Easter Music
    • Columbia ML 5346 LP
    • Columbia MS 6041 LPS
  • Highlights
    • Columbia MS 6328 LPS

Mahler-Symphony No. 2 (1959)

  • New York Philharmonic, Walter
  • Condari; Forrester
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
    • 2-Columbia M2L-256 LP
    • 2- Columbia M2S-601 LPS
    • reissued as 2-Odyssey Y2-30848 LPS

Beethoven-Symphonies Nos. 9 and 8 (1960)

  • Columbia Symphony, Walter
  • Cundari, Rankin, DaCosta, Wilderman
  • Westminster Choir, Martin
    • 2-Columbia M2L-264 LP
    • 2-Columbia M2S-608 LPS
  • Reissued with Complete Beethoven Symphonies 
    • 7-Odyssey Y7-30051 LPS

Beethoven-Missa Solemnis (1962)

  • New York Philharmonic, Bernstein
  • Farrell, Smith, Lewis Borg
  • Westminster Choir, Martin
    • 2-Columbia M2L-270 LP
    • 2-Columbia M2S-619 LPS

Prokofiev-Alexander Nevsky (1962)

  • New York Philharmonic, Shippers
  • Chookasian
  • Westminster Choir, Martin
    • Columbia ML-5706- LP
    • Columbia MS-6306 LPS
    • reissued as Odyssey Y31014 LPS

Beethoven-Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra (1965)

  • New York Philharmonic, Bernstein; Serkin
  • Westminster Choir, Martin
  • With Beethoven 3rd Piano Concerto
    • Columbia ML6016 LP
    • Columbia MS6616 LPS
  • Reissued with Complete Beethoven Concertos, Serkin
    • 4-Columbia D4S740 LPS
  • Reissued with Beethoven 9th Symphony, Bernstein; Julliard Chorus
    • 2-Columbia M2S794 LPS

Janacek-Slavonic Mass (1965)

  • New York Philharmonic, Bernstein
  • Pilarczyk, Martin, Gedda, Gaynes
  • Westminster Choir, Brown
    • Columbia ML-6137 LP
    • Columbia MS-6737 LPS

Verdi-Requiem (1966)

  • Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy;
  • Amara, Forrester, Tucker, London
  • Westminster Choir, Lynn
    • 2-Columbia M2L-307 LP
    • 2-Columbia M2S-707 LPS

Verdi and Toscanini (Released in 1967 in England only)

  • Nabucco, Act III
  • Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
  • Hymn of the Nations, plus overtures and solos
  • NBC Symphony, Toscanini
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • (Recorded in 1943)
    • 2-RCA Victor RB 16133/4 LP ES

Verdi-Hymn of the Nations (1969)

  • Nabucco, Act III
  • Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
  • NBC Symphony, Toscanini; Peerce 
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • plus Verdi Te Deum, Shaw Chorale
  • (Recorded in 1943)
    • Victor LM-6041 LP ES

Brubeck-Gates of Justice (1970)

  • Orback, Boatwright, Brubeck Trio
  • Westminster Choir, Carwithen
    • Decca 710175 LPS

Brahms-A German Requiem, Op. 45 (In German) (1973)

  • New York Philharmonic, Walter; Sigfried, London
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • (Recorded in 1954)
  • Odyssey in 1954
    • Odyssey Y31015 LP

Messiaen: Le Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ (1975)

  • The National Symphony; Antal Dorati 
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir; Flummerfelt
  • London-Decca
  • Winner of Le Prix du President de le Republique

Wagner: Das Liebesmahl der Apostel (1975)

  • The New York Philharmonic; Pierre Boulez
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir; Flummerfelt
  • Columbia

Haydn-Mass No. 12 in Bb (Harmoniemesse) (1976)

  • New York Philharmonic, Bernstein;
  • Blegen, Von Stack, Reigel, Estes 
  • Westminster Choir, Flummerfelt
    • Columbia M-33267 LPS

Poulenc-Gloria (1977)

  • New York Philharmonic, Bernstein; Blegen 
  • Westminster Choir, Flummerfelt
    • Columbia 34551 LPS

Haydn-Lord Nelson Mass (1977)

  • New York Philharmonic, Bernstein;
  • Westminster Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Columbia M-35100

J. S. Bach-Six Motets

  • Westminster Choir, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, 
  • Anne Ackley, Sharon Alexander, sopranos; Frauke Haasemann, alto; 
  • Thomas Faracco, tenor, Daniel Pratt, bass; Daniel Beckwith, positive.
  • Wilhelm Ehmann, conductor  
  • Horace Grenell, producer. 
  • Recorded by R.C.A. Victor.
  • Library of Congress Catalogue #78-750651
  • Copyrights:  C1978; P. Westminster Choir, 1978.

Christmas with the Westminster Choir (1979)

  • Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
  • Westminster Choir, Joseph Flummerfelt
  • 22 Carols with organ, brass ensemble and harp
  • Daniel Beckwith, organ
  • Recorded by Westminster Recording Division
  • Library of Congress Catalogue #79-750482
  • P.C. Westminster Choir, 1979
  • Princeton, N.J.
  • Westminster Recording Label 
  • reissued on Gothic

The Westminster Choir Sings Folk Songs (1981)

  • 17 American and British folk songs
  • The Westminster Choir, Joseph Flummerfelt
  • Max Wilcox, producer
  • Recorded by Westminster Recording Division
  • Library of Congress Catalogue #81-750376
  • PC Westminster Choir 1981
  • Westminster Recording Label; 
  • reissued on Gothic

Menotti:  Missa “O Pulchritudo” (1981)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joseph Flummerfelt and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra
  • Westminster Recording Label

Liszt: Faust Symphony (1982)

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
  • Men of the Westminster Choir
  • Angel/EMI

Barber:  Anthony & Cleopatra (1983)

  • The Spoleto Festival Orchestra, C. Badea
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • New World Records
  • Grammy Awards (?)

Christmas with the Westminster Choir (1983)

  • 49 Carols with orchestra, organ and piano
  • The New Jersey Symphony
  • Westminster Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Frauke Hassemann, assistant conductor
  • Daniel Beckwith, organ, Glenn Parker, piano
  • Max Wilcox, producer
  • Recorded by Westminster Recording Division
  • 1983 Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc.
  • Westminster Choir, 1983
  • Princeton, N.J.


Hummel: Mass in B Flat, Tantum Ergo

  • Westminster Oratorio Choir
  • New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra
  • John Eric Floreen, conductor 
  • Koch International Classics

Scriabin: Symphony No. 1 (1985)

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Angel/EMI

Berlioz:  Romeo & Juliet (1986)

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
  • Jessye Norman, John Aler, Simon Estes
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Angel/EMI
  • Nominated for Grammy Award

Mahler:  Symphony No. 2 (1986)

  • The New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
  • Barbara Hendricks, Christa Ludwig
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Deutsche Grammophon

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9 (1988)

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
  • Cheryl Studer, Delores Ziegler, Peter Cieffert, James Morris
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Angel/EMI

Wagner:  “Venusberg Lied” (music from Tannhauser) (1989)

  • The New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt

Favorite Hymns and Anthems (1989)

  • The Westminster Choir 
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
  • Gothic Records

Puccini:  Tosca (1991)

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Philips Classics

Leoncavallo:  Pagliacci (1992)

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Philips Classics

O Magnum Mysterium (1992)

  • The Westminster Choir, Joseph Flummerfelt
  • Chesky Records

Dvorak: Stabat Mater (1994)

  • The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Zdenek Macal
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Delos Records

Brahms: Requiem and Schicksalslied (1995)

  • The New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Teldec

Mussorgsky: Heaven and Hell (1997) 

  • The New Jersey Symphony, Zdenek Macal
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Clayton Branard, bass-baritone
  • Delos Records

Singing for Pleasure:  Brahms Choral Music (1996)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
  • Delos International, Inc.

Westminster Choir at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. (1996)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
  • Gothic Records

Britten:  War Requiem (1998)

  • The New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt

Like As A Hart:  Psalms and Spiritual Sings, (1996)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
  • Chesky Records

A Celebration of Spirituals, Hymns and Gospel Songs (2002)

  • Westminster Jubilee Singers
  • J. Donald Dumpson, conductor
  • Westminster Recordings

Heaven to Earth (2004)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
  • Avie Records

30th Anniversary Collection (2008)

  • Westminster Concert Bell Choir
  • Donald E. Allured, director
  • Kathleen Ebling-Thorne, director
  • Westminster Recordings

Jon Magnussen: Music for Limón Dances (2008)

  • Psalm
  • Westminster Kantorei and Fuma Sacra
  • Andrew Megill, director
  • Institute Festival Orchestra
  • Mark Laycock, conductor
  • Albany Records

A Westminster Christmas II (2008)

  • Westminster Choir, Joe Miller, conductor
  • Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Kathleen Ebling-Thorne, director
  • Ken Cowan, organ
  • Westminster Recordings

Flower of Beauty (2009)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joe Miller, conductor
  • Westminster Recordings


Noël (2010)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joe Miller, conductor
  • Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
  • Ken Cowan, organ
  • Westminster Recordings


Legacy (2012)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
  • Westminster Recordings


Living Voices: Music of James Whitbourn (2011)

  • Westminster Williamson Voices
  • James Jordan, conductor
  • Jeremy Powell, soprano saxophone
  • Ken Cowan, organ
  • Jonathan Palmer Lakeland, piano
  • Jacob Ezzo, percussion
  • Naxos


Annelies (2013)

  • Westminster Williamson Voices
  • James Jordan, conductor
  • Arianna Zukerman, soprano
  • The Lincoln Trio
  • Bharat Chandra, clarinet
  • Naxos


The Heart's Reflection: Music of Daniel Elder (2013)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joe Miller, conductor
  • John Hudson, piano
  • Mark H. Foster, percussion
  • Jeffrey D. Grubbs, percussion
  • Westminster Recordings

 

NON-COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS

Brahms-A German Requiem, Op. 45 (1969)

  • NBC Orchestra, Toscanini 
  • Vivianne Della Chiesa, Herbert Janssen
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • (Recorded January 24, 1943)
    • Toscanini Society 2-ATS 1003/04 LP

Beethoven-Choral Fantasy in C Minor, Op. 80 (1970)

  • NBC Orchestra, Toscanini
  • Ania Dorfman, piano
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • (Recorded December 2, 1939)
    • Toscanini Society-ATS 1021 LP

Verdi-Requiem Mass plus rehearsal segment (1970)

  • NBC Orchestra, Toscanini
  • Zinka Milanov, Bruna Castagna, Jussi Bjoerling, Nicola Moscona
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • (recorded November 23, 1940)
    • Toscanini Society 2-ATS 1005/06 LP

Beethoven-Missa Solemnis in D, Op. 123 (1970)

  • NBC Orchestra, Toscanini
  • Zinka Milanov, Bruna Castagna, Jussi Bjoerling, Alexander Kipnis
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • (Recorded December 28, 1940)
    • Toscanini Society 2-ATS 1023-24 LP

Beethoven-Symphony No. 9 (1974)

  • New York Philharmonic, Toscanini
  • Jarmila Novtona, Kerstin Thornburg, Jan Peerce, Nicola Moscona
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • (Recorded December 2m, 1939)
    • 2-ATS 1118/19 LP
  • Complete set of nine symphonies
    • 7-ATS 1120 LP

Verdi-Te-Deum (from Four Sacred Pieces) (1974)

  • New York Philharmonic, Cantell
  • Westminster Choir, Williamson
  • Plus Verdi Requiem, Boston Symphony, New England Conservatory
  • (Recorded April 1, 1956)
    • Bruno Walter Society 2-1G1 340 LP

 

REISSUES

Mozart-Requiem

  • Columbia ML5012.  
  • Reissued in 1977 as Odyssey Y2-35230


Verdi-Requiem

  • Columbia M2S707. 
  • Reissued in 1978 as Odyssey Y2-35230


Christmas with the Westminster Choir (1979)

  • 22 Carols with organ, brass ensemble and harp.
  • Westminster Choir, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia 
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor, Daniel Beckwith, organ.
  • Recorded by Westminster Recording Division.  
  • Library of Congress Catalogue #79-750482.
  • P.C. Westminster Choir, 1979 
  • Princeton, NJ


The Westminster Choir Sings Folks Songs (1981)

  • 17 American and British folk songs
  • Westminster Choir, Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor, Max Wilcox, producer.
  • Recorded by Westminster Recording Division
  • Library of congress Catalogue #81-750376
  • PC Westminster Choir 1981 
  • Princeton, NJ


Christmas with the Westminster Choir (1983)

  • 49 Carols with orchestra, organ and piano.
  • Westminster Choir, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor, Frauke Hassemann, assistant conductor
  • Daniel Beckwith, organ, Glenn Parker, piano
  • Max Wilcox, producer
  • Recorded by Westminster Recording Division
  • 1983 Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc.
  • Westminster Choir, 1983 
  • Princeton, NJ


Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (1986)

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
  • Riccardo Norman, conductor, Jessye Norman, John Aler, Simon Estes
  • The Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Angel/EMI


Mahler:  Symphony No. 2 (1986)

  • New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
  • Barbara Hendricks, Christa Ludwig, 
  • The Westminster Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Deutsche Grammophon


Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9  (1988)

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra; Riccardo Muti, conductor
  • Cheryl Studer, Delores Ziegler, Peter Cieffert, James Morris, 
  • The Westminster Symphonic Choir, Flummerfelt
  • Angel/ EMI

Heaven to Earth (2012)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
  •  Westminster Recordings

Favorite Hymns and Anthems (2013)

  • Westminster Choir
  • Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
  • Westminster Recordings



Key to Abbreviations

‘-78 r.p.m., includes both 10 and 12 inch discs

LP-long playing mono

LPS-stereo

LPES-electronically processed stereo

(date)-date of issue

(All listed long playing records are 12”)

The commercial recordings are listed in approximate order of issue. It should be noted that, in most cases, the release date of the commercial recordings is within a year of the recording data.  Exact recording dates have been included where they can be determined.

* Not available on compact disc from Gothic Records