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DISCOGRAPHY of WOMEN COMPOSERS' MUSIC

 

This is a discography (list of recordings) of some of the Knight Library's Douglass Room collection.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) designate some recordings for which we own a score.  Note: This discography has not been updated significantly since 2009 and there are many more recordings and scores in our collection now.

For more information on women composers and musicians, see the Guide to Resources on Women in Music on our web page.

 

Individual Composers: W

 

WAGNER, MELINDA

 

Arabesque.
Bridge BRIDGE 9144, p2004.
NOTES:For guitar and percussion.
PERFORMERS:David Starobin, guitar; with George Crumb, percussion.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX11390

Brass quintet no. 1. Maestoso; Ethereal, disembodied; Alternately stately and lilting, frantic.
Summit Records DCD 365, p2003.
PERFORMERS:American Brass Quintet: Raymond Mase and Kevin Cobb, trumpets, flugelhorns; David Wakefield, horn; Michael Powell,trombone; John D. Rojak, bass trombone; with assisting instrumentalists.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX14406

 

WALDO, ELISABETH, 1923-

 

Realm of the Inca.
GNPS 603
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 5762

 

WALKER, GWYNETH, 1947 -

 

Five pieces for flute and guitar.
Musica Femina
DOUGLASS CASSETTE 1189M

Five pieces for flute and guitar.
Lilac D-3
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX882

Raise the roof!
Crystal Records. CD566, p1997.
PERFORMERS: Florida State Brass Quintet.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX5345

See also: Ah! love but a day: songs and spirituals by women composers; Character sketches: solo piano works by 7 American women; and Women's voices: five centuries of song.

 

WARREN, ELINOR REMICK, 1900-

 

Abram in Egypt.
North Citadel CTD 88126, p1998.
PERFORMERS: Ronald Lewis, baritone; Roger Wagner Chorale; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Roger Wagner, conductor.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX9220

Abram in Egypt. [Cantata]
CRI 172
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 385

The legend of King Arthur.
Cambria CD-1043, p1990
PERFORMERS: Thomas Hampson, baritone; Lawrence Vincent, tenor; Polish Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Cracow; Szymon Kawalla, conductor.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX6328

Suite for orchestra.
CRI 172
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 385

We two.
EMI Classics 7243 5 55028 2 7, p1997.
PERFORMERS: Sung and read by Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX4672

See also: The eternal feminine.

 

WATKINS, MARY, fl.20th c.

 

Spiritsong.
Redwood RR 8506
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 6175

 

WATSON, MARY BAUGH, 1890 - 1984

 

See: Fluffy ruffle girls: women in ragtime.

 

WEIGL, VALLY, 1899 - 1982

 

Brief Encounters for Wind Quartet.
Orion ORS 80383
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4486

Dear Earth. (For baritone, horn, piano,violin, cello)
Orion ORS 80383
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4486

Nature Moods.
Composers Recordings SD 326, p1974.
PERFORMERS: George Shirley, tenor; Stanley Drucker, clarinet; Kenneth Gordon, violin; Ilse Sass, piano; Kermit Moore, cello
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 9483

New England Suite.
Composers Recordings SD 326, p1974.
PERFORMERS: George Shirley, tenor; Stanley Drucker, clarinet; Kenneth Gordon, violin; Ilse Sass, piano; Kermit Moore, cello
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 9483

Requiem for Allison. (For mezzo-soprano & strings)
Orion ORS 81410
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4485

Songs Newly Seen in the Dusk. (For mezzo-soprano )
Orion ORS 81410
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4485

Songs of Love and Leaving.
Orion ORS 80383
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4486

Songs of Remembrance. (For mezzo-soprano,cello and piano)
Orion ORS 81410
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4485

Songs of Remembrance. (For mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano)
Leonarda LE 329
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX1340

 

WEIR, JUDITH

 

Distance and enchantment: chamber works.
Collins Classics. 14532, p1995.
PERFORMERS:Susan Tomes (4th work), William Howard (1st and 7th works), and/ or Petra Casen (7th work), piano(s); Schubert Ensemble of London (2nd-3rd works); Domus (5th-6th works)
CONTENTS: The art of touching the keyboard--I broke off a golden branch--El Rey de Francia--The King of France--Distance and enchantment--The bagpiper's string trio--Ardnamurchan Point.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX4722

Romance of Count Arnaldos.
NMC NMC D003, p1991.
NOTES:Songs by various composers for soprano with chamber ensemble of 2 clarinets/saxophones, viola, violoncello, and double bass.
PERFORMERS:Mary Wiegold, soprano; The Composers Ensemble; Dominic Muldowney, conductor.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX10573

Sanctus.
Hanssler 98.931, 1995.
NOTES: Collaborative setting of the Requiem mass text in commemoration of the victims of World War II.
PERFORMERS:Donna Brown, Julie Moffat, sopranos; Ingeborg Danz, contralto; Tobias Janzik, treble; Thomas Randle, tenor; Andreas Schmidt, bass; Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart; Krakauer Kammerchor; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Helmuth Rilling, conductor.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX3260

See also: Contemporary anthology of music by women.

 

WENDELBURG, NORMA

 

Sonata for clarinet and piano.
CRS Master Recordings CD 9358
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2896

 

WHITE, ALICE MARGARET

 

O That We Two Were Maying.
Desto DC 6449
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 5621

 

WHITE, MAUDE VALERIE

 

See:In praise of woman: 150 years of English women composers and Women at an exposition: music composed by women and performed at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

 

WHITEHEAD, GILLIAN, 1941-

 

Fantasia on Three Notes. (For piano)
Kiwi SLD 19
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4562

See also: Contemporary anthology of music by women.

 

WILLIAMS, GRACE MARY, 1906 - 1977

 

Ave Maris Stella.
Chandos CHAN 9617, p1998.
NOTES:For mixed chorus, 2 horns, and harp.
PERFORMERS:Caryl Thomas, harp; Richard Hickox Singers; with additional instrumental soloists.
DOUGLASS  COMPACT DISC CX11687

Ballads.
Lyrita SRCD327, p1996.
NOTES:For orchestra.
PERFORMERS:BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra; Vernon Handley, conductor.
DOUGLASS  COMPACT DISC CX11688                 

Ballads for orchestra.
BBC Artium REGL 381: Distributed by Pye Records, p1980.
PERFORMERS:BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra; Vernon Handley, conductor.
DOUGLASS  PHONODISC DMds 13107                 

Carillons.
Lyrita SRCD.323, p1995.
PERFORMERS:Anthony Camden, oboe; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Charles Groves, conductor.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX6635

The dancers.
Chandos CHAN 9617, p1998.
NOTES:For soprano solo, women's chorus, harp, and string orchestra.
PERFORMERS:Eiddwen Harrhy, soprano; Caryl Thomas, harp;Richard Hickox Singers; City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox, conductor.
DOUGLASS  COMPACT DISC CX11687

Fairest of stars.
Lyrita SRCD327, p1996.
NOTES:For soprano and orchestra.
PERFORMERS:London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Charles Groves, conductor.
DOUGLASS  COMPACT DISC CX11688                 

Fantasia on Welsh nursery tunes.
Lyrita SRCD.323, p1995.
PERFORMERS: London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Charles Groves, conductor.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX6635

Penillion.
Lyrita SRCD.323, p1995.
PERFORMERS: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Charles Groves, conductor
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX6635

Sea sketches.
Lyrita SRCD.323, p1995.
PERFORMERS: English Chamber Orchestra; David Atherton, conductor
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX6635

Six Gerard Manley Hopkins poems.
Chandos CHAN 9617, p1998.
NOTES:For alto and string sextet.
PERFORMERS:Helen Watts, contralto; City of London Sinfonia.
DOUGLASS  COMPACT DISC CX11687

Symphony no. 2.
BBC Artium REGL 381: Distributed by Pye Records, p1980.
PERFORMERS:BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra; Vernon Handley, conductor.
DOUGLASS  PHONODISC DMds 13107                 

Symphony no. 2.
Lyrita SRCD327, p1996.
NOTES:For orchestra.
PERFORMERS:BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra; Vernon Handley, conductor.
DOUGLASS  COMPACT DISC CX11688                 

Trumpet concerto.
Lyrita SRCD.323, p1995.
PERFORMERS: Howard Snell, Ray Allen, trumpets; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Charles Groves, conductor.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX6635

Two choruses.
Chandos CHAN 9617, p1998.
NOTES:For mixed chorus, 2 horns, and harp.
CONTENTS:Two choruses. Harp song of the Dane women;Mariners' song.
PERFORMERS:Richard Hickox Singers;with additional instrumental soloists.
DOUGLASS  COMPACT DISC CX11687

 

WILLIAMS, MARY LOU, 1910 - 1981

 

Mary Lou Williams.
Folkways FS 32843
CONTENTS: Black Christ of the Andes--The devil--Miss D.D.--Anima Christi--A Grand Nite for Swinging--Dirge Blues--Praise the Lord
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 5427

Mary Lou Williams: a keyboard history.
Jazztone J 1206
CONTENTS: Fandangle--Mama, pin a rose on me--Roll 'em--Sweet Sue--Lullaby of the leave--Taurus--Jericho--I love him--Amy--Talk of the town--I love you--Easy blues.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMdl 2300

Mary Lou Williams' blues. (a/k/a Mary Lou blues) [For jazz trio]
Savoy Jazz ZDS 1202
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX895

Mary Lou's Mass.
Mary Records M102
CONTENTS: Praise the Lord--Old Time Spiritual--The Lord Says--Act of Contrition---Kyrie: Lord have Mercy--Gloria--In His Day--Lazarus, the beggar man--Holy, Holy--Our Father--Lamb of God--People in Trouble--One--Praise the Lord.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4172

Zoning.
Mary Records M103. p1974.
CONTENTS:Holy ghost--Zoning fungus--Ghost of love--Medi II--Gloria--Rosa Mae--Olinga--Praise the Lord--Play it momma--Medi I.
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4171

See also: Boogie woogie revisited ; Contemporary anthology of music by women; The History of Jazz; and Jazz piano greats; original piano solo recordings by Moses Asch.

 

WITKIN, BEATRICE, 1916-

 

Breath and Sounds for Tuba and Two Track Electronic Tape.
Opus One 12
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4470

Chiaroscuro. (For cello & piano)
Opus One 10
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4496

Contour. [for piano]
Opus One 10
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4496

Duo for violin & piano.
Opus One 10
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4496

Interludes, for flute & instrumental ensemble.
Opus One 12
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4470

Parameters for Eight Instruments.
Opus One 12
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4470

Prose Poem for soprano, narrator,cello, horn,percussion.
Opus One 10
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4496

Triads and Things for brass quintet.
Opus One 12
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 4470

 

WOLFE, JULIA

 

The Vermeer room.
CRI CD 628, p1992.
NOTES:Excerpts from the Bang on a Can Music Festivals, 1987-1991.
PERFORMERS:Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne; Lorraine Vaillancourt, conductor.
DOUGLASS  COMPACT DISC CX2679                  

See also: Cassatt.

 

WOOD, MARY KNIGHT, 1857 - 1944

 

See: Women at an exposition: music composed by women and performed at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

 

WOODFORDE-FINDEN, AMY, ? - 1919

 

Kashmiri song
PERFORMER: Rudolph Valentino.
Wagner Research Corp. 25M, [195-?]
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMal 1

Kashmiri Song.
Oiseau-Lyre SOL 324
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 2447

See also:In praise of woman: 150 years of English women composers.

 

WOOLF, LUNA PEARL, 1973-

 

Impromptu.
Oxingale Records OX2004: Artemis Classics, p2003.
PERFORMER: Matt Haimovitz, violoncello.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX11454

 

WRIGHT, MARY

 

Lizard belly moon.
CRI CD 671, 1994.
PERFORMERS:Nick Didkovsky, electric guitar; miscellaneous instrumental ensembles; Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Robert Ponto, conductor; Lydian String Quartet.
DOUGLASS COMPACT DISC CX2727

 

WYLIE, RUTH SHAW, 1916 -

 

Psychogram. (For piano)
CRI SD 353
DOUGLASS PHONODISC DMds 5002

 


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