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RECORDINGS

All of the commercial recordings are available direct from Volante Opera Productions (link below) along with Vocal and Full Scores of certain works . Digital versions are only available to purchase direct from your preferred platform (iTunes etc.) 

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE RECORDINGS

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Akallabêth and other Tolkien works (Prima Facie 2017)

 

Featuring Tara Mcswiney (soprano), Andrew Henley (tenor), Adam Jondelius (baritone), Nicola Loten (flute), Niamh Ferris (viola), Immanuel Carl Maria Vogt (piano), and Connor Fogel (piano).

Track Listing:

1.  Daeron (Op. 45)

2.  Strider (Tolkien Songs, Op. 9)

3.  Song of the Eagle (Tolkien Songs, Op. 9)

4.  Alive Without Breath (Tolkien Songs, Op. 9)

5.  Drinking Song (Tolkien Songs, Op. 9)

6.  In Western Lands (Tolkien Songs, Op. 9)

7.  Roads go ever ever on (Tolkien Songs, Op. 9)

8.  Shadow-Bride (Op. 33)

9.  The Mystery (Mysteries of Time, Op. 44)

10.  Cywydd (Mysteries of Time, Op. 44)

11.  Graveyard (Mysteries of Time, Op. 44)

12.  The Seven Woods of Coole (Mysteries of Time, Op. 44)

13.  The Queen of Air and Darkness (Mysteries of Time, Op. 44)

14.  Akallabêth (Op. 42)

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The Fall of Gondolin (Prima Facie 2018)

 

A complete demo recording of the work produced by Volante Opera Productions.

Cast:

Ulmo, Lord of the Waters (Bass):  Martin Lloyd

Turgon, the King of Gondolin (Bass):  George Newton-Fitzgerald

Aredhel, his sister (Mezzo-Soprano):  Louise Ratcliffe

Eöl, a dark Elf (Baritone):  Julian Boyce

Maeglin, son of Eol and Aredhel (Bass-Baritone):  Stephen Wells

Ecthelion, Captain of the Guard of Gondolin (Baritone):  Philip Lloyd-Evans

Tuor son of Huor, a mortal man (Tenor):  Simon Crosby Buttle

Voronwë, a mariner of Gondolin (Baritone):  Julian Boyce

Idril Celebrindal, Daughter of Turgon (Soprano):  Anitra Blaxhall

Morgoth, the enemy (Bass):  Laurence Cole

Chorus of unseen voices and people of Gondolin: 

Anitra Blaxhall/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Louise Ratcliffe/Helen Greenaway/

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Laurence Cole

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Beren and Lúthien (Prima Facie 2019)

 

A complete demo recording of the work produced by Volante Opera Productions.

Cast:

Finrod Felagund, the King of Nargothrond (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Sauron, servant of Morgoth (Bass): Jasey Hall

Gorlim, follower of Beren (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Beren, son of Barahir (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Lúthien Tinúviel, daughter of Thingol (Soprano): Angharad Morgan

Thingol Greycloak, King of Doriath (Bass): Martin Lloyd

Melian, his queen (Mezzo-Soprano): Helen Jarmany

Morgoth, the enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

Chorus of unseen voices: Anitra Blaxhall/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Helen Jarmany/Helen Greenaway/

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall

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The Children of Húrin (Prima Facie 2020)

 

A complete demo recording of the work produced by Volante Opera Productions.

Cast:

Morgoth, the enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

Húrin Thalion, Lord of the House of Hador (Spoken): Julian Boyce

Túrin, his son (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Morwen Eledhwen, wife of Húrin (Mezzo-Soprano): Helen Greenaway

Saeros, a councillor of Doriath (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Mablung of the Heavy Hand, a Captain of Doriath (Bass): Stephen Wells

Beleg Cúthalion, a Captain of Doriath (Baritone): Philip Lloyd-Evans

Gwindor, a Lord of Nargothrond (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Finduilas, daughter of the King of Nargothrond (Soprano): Emma Mary Llewellyn

Glaurung, first and greatest of dragons (Bass): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Niënor, daughter of Húrin (Soprano): Angharad Morgan

Dorlas, a woodsman of Brethil (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Brandir, Lord of the men of Brethil (Baritone): Philip Lloyd-Evans

Chorus of unseen voices and peoples of Doriath, Nargothrond and Brethil:

Angharad Morgan/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Louise Ratcliffe/Helen Greenaway/

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall

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Fëanor (Prima Facie 2022)

 

A complete demo recording of the work produced by Volante Opera Productions.

Cast:

Melkor (later Morgoth) the Enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

Fingolfin, Son of King Finwë (Baritone): Philip Lloyd-Evans

Fëanor, Son of King Finwë  (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Mandos, Ruler of the Dead (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Elbereth, Queen of Light (Soprano): Emma Mary Llewellyn

The Elder King, Lord of the Valar (Bass): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Maedhros, Son of Fëanor (Bass-Baritone): Stephen Wells

Maglor, Son of Fëanor (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Celegorm, Son of Fëanor (Tenor Baritone for this recording): Philip Lloyd-Evans

Curufin, Son of Fëanor (Tenor Baritone for this recording): Julian Boyce

Caranthir, Son of Fëanor (Baritone Bass for this recording): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Amrod, Son of Fëanor (Bass): Laurence Cole

Amras, Son of Fëanor (Bass): Jasey Hall

Olwë, King of the Teleri (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

 

Chorus of unseen voices and the voice of Ungoliant:

Paula Greenwood/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Sophie Yelland/Helen Greenaway

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall

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The Nightingale and the Rose, The Sphinx & Hymnus Mysticus (Prima Facie 2022)

 

A complete demo recording of the work produced by Volante Opera Productions.

THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE

Cast (in order of singing):

The Student (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

The Nightingale (Soprano): Angharad Morgan

The Green Lizard/The Yellow Rose Tree (Baritone): Julian Boyce

The Butterfly/The White Rose Tree (Mezzo): Helen Greenaway

The Daisy/The Red Rose Tree (Bass): Jasey Hall

The Beloved: Sophie Yelland

Chorus:

Paula Greenwood/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Sophie Yelland/Helen Greenaway/Simon Crosby Buttle/

David Fortey/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall

THE SPHINX

Baritone Solo: Julian Boyce

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HYMNUS MYSTICUS

Soprano Solo: Emma Mary Llewellyn

Baritone Solo: Julian Boyce

Chorus for these two works:

Angharard Morgan/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Sophie Yelland/Helen Greenaway/Simon Crosby Buttle/

David Fortey/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall

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The War of Wrath (Prima Facie 2023)

 

A complete demo recording of the work produced by Volante Opera Productions.

Cast:

Elbereth, Queen of Light (Soprano): Emma Mary Llewellyn

Círdan, a mariner (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Ulmo, Lord of Waters (Bass): Martin Lloyd

Melian, Queen of Doriath (Mezzo Soprano): Helen Jarmany

Galadriel, sister of Finrod Felagund (Soprano): Angharad Morgan

Thingol, King of Doriath: Martin Lloyd

Maglor, Son of Fëanor (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Curufin, Son of Fëanor (Tenor): Huw Llywelyn

Elwing, wife of Eärendil (Mezzo Soprano): Sophie Yelland

Maedhros, Son of Fëanor (Baritone): Stephen Wells

 Eärendil, Son of Tuor and Idril (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Eönwë, Herald of the Valar (Baritone): Philip Lloyd-Evans

The Elder King (Bass): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Mandos, Lord of Death (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Sauron, Lieutenant of Morgoth (Bass): Jasey Hall

Morgoth, the Enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

Elrond, Son of Eärendil and Elwing (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Chorus of unseen voices:

Rosie Hay/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Stella Woodman/Helen Greenaway

Huw Llywelyn/Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Philip Lloyd-Evans

Julian Boyce/Stephen Wells/Jasey Hall/George Newton-Fitzgerald

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The Complete "Epic Scenes from The Silmarillion" (Prima Facie 2023)

All five works of The Silmarillion collected together with a 128 page booklet contain the complete texts and a guide.  

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Blithe Spirit (Prima Facie 2023)

 

A complete demo recording of the work produced by Volante Opera Productions.

Cast (in order of singing):

 

​Ruth Condomine (Soprano): Rosie Hay

Edith (Soprano): Emma Mary Llewellyn

Charles Condomine (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Dr. Bradman (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Mrs. Bradman (Mezzo): Stella Woodman

Madame Arcati (Mezzo): Helen Greenaway

Elvira (Mezzo): Helen Jarmany

AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS

During the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020/21 Volante Opera Productions, with the extra down time afforded by the numerous lockdowns, began work on recording from home and releasing an archive of Paul's works on youTube.  With the gradual easing of restrictions Volante's primary attention is back with the large scale works but this archive will continue to grow as time and availability allows.

Op. 3 - Three Early Songs

Op. 17 - Folksong Arrangements

Op. 18 - Two Partsongs for male choir

Op. 23 - The Deserted Village

Op. 24 - Three Songs of Faith

Op. 26 - Three Songs of Twilight

Op. 29 - The Arrogance of Youth

Op. 30 - Two Pagan Choruses

Op. 31 - Passacaglia: On The Seashore of Endless Worlds

Op. 33 - Shadow-Bride

Op. 34 - Planctus

Op. 35 - Counterpoint

Op. 38 - Epigrams

Op. 44 - Mysteries of Time

Op. 51 - Rainbow Fanfare

Op. 51 - Rainbow Fanfare

Op. 52 - Two Songs of Protest

Op. 53 - Willow Pattern

Willow Pattern

Op. 54 - Two Chamber Songs

Op. 57 - Sundials

Op. 66 - Hymn of St. Cecilia

Op. 67 - Song of the Road

Op. 70 - The Charge of the Goddess

Op. 71 - The War of Wrath

Op. 73 - The Lord of the Rings

Op. 76 - Folksongs for Voice and Piano

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