David Gordon, tenor - 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 is the piano soloist in the Choral Fantasy and in Concerto #3.
Vocal soloists: Faye Robinson and Mary Burgess, sopranos; Lili Chookasian, alto; Kenneth Riegle and David Gordon, tenors;
and Julian Robbins, baritone.

Telarc CD # CD-80063

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Absolute Heaven: Essential Choral Masterpieces

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra • Robert Shaw, conductor

A sampler of choral/vocal blockbusters recorded by conductor Robert Shaw for Telarc between 1979 and 1993. Includes "Benedictus" from Schubert's Mass in G Major with Dawn Upshaw, soprano; David Gordon, tenor; and William Stone, baritone. (see full Schubert CD above)
Telarc CD # CD-80458

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Bach Tenor Arias with Flute 

Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra
Greg Funfgeld, conductor

David Gordon, tenor  •  Emily Newbold, flutist

Includes 7 tenor arias from Bach cantatas
and the Suite in B Minor for Flute and Orchestra

Newport Classics CD # NPD 85582

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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.

This 1979 analog recording was digitally remastered and re-released as Delos CD #DE1003. The disk also includes "Shakespeare's Music," another 1979 recording by the same ensemble. Order online


Engineer's Choice

A sampler CD from Delos featuring favorite tracks from recording engineer John Eargle, including an excerpt from "Treestone" with Lucy Shelton, soprano and David Gordon, tenor. (Originally released on Delos, now on Naxos below)

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

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Igor Stravinsky:  Pulcinella

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Christopher Hogwood, conductor

(Complete ballet music with vocal soloists)

Soloists: Bernadette Manca di Nissa, soprano; David Gordon, tenor; John Ostendorf, baritone.

This is the first recording of "Pulcinella" to include the original 18th Century works which Stravinsky referred to in writing his music. Originally released in 1990 by Decca as CD and LP.

Re-issued by ArkivMusik and available on the Arkiv site




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, soprano; David Gordon and Glen Siebert, tenors; Jan Opalach, bass.

Naxos CD # 8572745  Order online   View on Archive.com

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 crazy music to match written by the composer specifically for these two singers.

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
Soloists Sylvia MacNair, soprano; Janice Taylor, alto;
David Gordon, tenor; Daniel Lichti, baritone.

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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
Soloists: Henriette Schellenberg, soprano; David Gordon, tenor;
Daniel Lichti, baritone.

Dorian CD # DOR-90127

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Ottorino Respighi: Laud to the Nativity

The Philadelphia Singers

Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra 
Michael Korn, conductor

Soloists: Benita Valente, soprano; David Gordon, tenor;
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

Soloists: Julianne Baird, soprano; Lori Gratis, alto;
David Gordon, tenor; and Kevin Deas, baritone.

performed on historic instruments

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

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Maurice Wright: 
Cantata for Tenor, Tape, and Percussion
 (premiere recording)

David Gordon, tenor, and Tom Jones, percussionist

A wild 20-minute adventure for two live performers and a complex electronic soundtrack played on a reel-to-reel tape recorder.

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 no longer exists, and neither does this lovely analog recording, originally released as LP and Cassette in 1983 and later as CD.

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

Scott Reiss, recorder

The consort of viols: Scott Reiss, Elaine Scott Banks, Tina Chancey,
Robert Eisenstein, Wendy Gillespie and Mary Springfels

Curt Wittig, recording engineer

David Gordon and Tina Chancey, co-producers



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