David Gordon - Classical Discography




J. S. Bach: Magnificat  (also Vivaldi "Gloria")

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra   •  Robert Shaw, conductor
with Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano;
David Gordon tenor; and William Stone, baritone
Telarc CD # CD-80194 (CD title: "Gloria")

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Franz Schubert: Mass in G Major

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra  •  Robert Shaw, conductor
with Dawn Upshaw, soprano, David Gordon, tenor,
and William Stone, baritone

Telarc CD # CD-80212

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

Boston Symphony Orchestra • Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Rudolf Serkin soloist in Choral Fantasy and in Concerto #3
With Faye Robinson, Mary Burgess, Lili Chookasian,
Kenneth Riegle, David Gordon, and Julian Robbins.

Telarc CD # CD-80063

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Absolute Heaven: essential choral masterpieces

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra • Robert Shaw, conductor

A sampler of choral-orchestral blockbuster recorded by Robert Shaw for Telarc between 1979 and 1993. Includes "Benedictus" from Schubert Mass in G Major with Dawn Upshaw and William Stone  (see above)
Telarc CD # CD-80458

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Bach Tenor Arias with Flute 

Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra

Greg Funfgeld, conductor  •  Emily Newbold, flutist

Includes 7 arias and the Suite in B Minor

Newport Classics CD # NPD 85582

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G. F. Handel: Acis and Galatea

Seattle Symphony Orchestra • Gerard Schwarz, conductor

David Gordon sings the title role of Acis in this complete
digital recording of a great baroque operatic masterpiece
with Dawn Kotowski, Glen Siebert, Jan Opalach

Delos CD # DE 3107

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A Distant Mirror:
Music of the Calamitous 14th Century

A wonderful collection of early music by Machaut and others
with the The Folger Consort and guest artists.

This 1979 analog recording was re-released in the late 1990s
as Delos CD #DE1003.

The disk also includes "Shakespeare's Music",
another 1979 recording by the same ensemble.

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Engineer's Choice

A sampler of favorite tracks from Delos recording engineer John Eargle,

including an excerpt from "Treestone" (see just below)

Other performers on this CD include Janos Starker, Bella Davidovich,
the Roger Wagner Chorale, Arlene Auger, London Symphony, et al.

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Igor Stravinsky:  Pulcinella

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Christopher Hogwood, conductor

(complete original version, for soprano, tenor and baritone)

This was the first recording of "Pulcinella" to include the
original 18th Century music Stravinsky used in writing the work.

Originally released in 1990 as Decca CD #4256142

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Stephen Albert:  TreeStone    (premiere recording)

New York Chamber Symphony • Gerard Schwarz, conductor;

Lucy Shelton, soprano; David Gordon, tenor

Lusty, passionate, operatic music for soprano, tenor and orchestra by Stephen Albert, recipient of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Text from James Joyce, with music to match.

Originally released by Delos International

Naxos CD # 8.559708

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Christmas in Leipzig 

Bach Choir of Bethlehem • Greg Funfgeld, conductor

(J.S. Bach Cantatas Nr. 63 and 65
plus the Sanctus from the Mass in B Minor)

with Sylvia MacNair, Janice Taylor,David Gordon, Daniel Lichti

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J. S. Bach:  Wachet Auf!

Bach Choir of Bethlehem • Greg Funfgeld, conductor

Cantata BWV 56 - Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen
Cantata BWV 140 - Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme
with Henriette Schellenberg, David Gordon, Daniel Lichti

Dorian CD # DOR-90127

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Ottorino Respighi: Laud to the Nativity

The Philadelphia Singers

Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra • Michael Korn, conductor

also featuring Benita Valente, soprano, Maureen Forrester, alto

RCA CD # 7787-2-RC (CD title: "Ceremonies of Carols")

This charming CD is out of print but widely available online.

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J. S. Bach:  Mass in B Minor  

Ama Deus Ensemble • Valentin Radu, conductor

A complete recording of J. S. Bach's masterpiece

with Julianne Baird, Lori Gratis, and Kevin Deas

performed on historic instruments

Vox CD # VOX2 7524  (2-disk budget set)

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Maurice Wright: 
Cantata for Tenor, Tape, and Percussion

with Tom Jones, percussionist    (premiere recording)

A wild 20-minute adventure for two live performers
and electronic soundtrack.

Produced in 1980 by the 20th Century Consort
which has now become the  21st Century Consort

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Stephen Albert: Into Eclipse    (premiere recording)

5 Arias for Tenor and chamber orchestra

The 20th Century Consort • Christopher Kendall, conductor

A vivid and dramatic work for tenor and chamber ensemble
by the recipient of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Nonesuch Electra CD # 79153-2

Sadly now out of print. Used copies available here.



The eminent Musical Heritage Society recording series no longer exists, and neither is does this lovely recording, originally released in 1983.

Tina and David dreamed it up and made it happen, and it was a world class team of musical friends and colleagues.

Dreames and Imaginations

Elizabethan Songs for Tenor and Consort of Viols

David Gordon, tenor

With Scott Reiss, Elaine Scott Banks, Tina Chancey,
Robert Eisenstein, Wendy Gillespie and Mary Springfels, viols

Scott Reiss, recorder

Curt Wittig, engineer

David Gordon and Tina Chancey, co-producers




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