Recordings

Concertino for Bassoon, Strings, Percussion and Harp
Graham Salvage-bassoon, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia
cond. Gavin Sutherland
English Bassoon Concertos ASV CD WHL 2132 (2002)
In a review of this CD of English Bassoon Concertos for Manchester Sounds Vol 3 –2003 Michael Kennedy, the distinguished music critic, writes; “Peter Hope’s work is also called Concertino and is the most recently composed- in 2000 when he was 70. It is also the most adventurous and wide ranging of the four, with a rhythmically tense first movement, a slightly Gershwinesque ‘blues’ slow movement in which the bassoon has a jazzy duet with the vibraphone and a finale in Latin American mood. I hope other bassoonists will take up this entertaining work”
british recorder concertos
Concerto for Recorder, Strings, harp and percussion (Birthday Concerto)
John Turner – recorders with the Camarata Ensemble
cond. Philip McKenzie
British Recorder Concertos Dutton Epoch CDLX 7154 (2005)
brammal hall dances

Bramall Hall Dances
John Turner – recorders, Neil Smith – guitar (2002)
Hat Box Cameo 2020 (May 2003)

momentum suite for strings

Momentum- Suite for Strings
Northern Sinfonia
cond. David Lloyd-Jones
English String Miniatures Vol 4 Naxos 8.555070 (2002)

Overture – Scaramouche
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
cond. Gavin Sutherland
British Light Overtures Vol 2 ASV WHL 2137 (2003)

Four French Dances
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
cond. Gavin Sutherland
“Entente Cordiale” ASV WHL 2147 (2003)

Kaleidoscope
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Gavin Sutherland
British Light Music Discoveries ASV WHL 2144
Ring of Kerry Suite
Playful Scherzo
Petit Point
Irish Legend Suite
Various orchestras and conductors
British Light Music Heritage ASV CD WLZ 250 (2 CD set) (2002)
Ring of Kerry Suite
Light Music Society Orchestra Vocalion CDLK 4182 (2003)
( this is a remastered issue of the original EMI recording)

Jaunting Car (1st movement, Ring of Kerry)
New London Orchestra
cond. Ronald Corp
British Light Music Classics Vol 4 Hyperion CDA 67400

The Peter Hope Collection
A collection of my Light music written for Mozart Edition in the 1960s. Copies from Mozard Edition or from me.

Recorded arrangements

Mexican Hat Dance (1)Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
cond. Barry Wordsworth
British Light Classics 2 – Warner Classics 2564 62020-2 (late 2005)

Three American Sketches
1: Marching Through Georgia
2: Black is the Colour of my True Love’s Hair
3: Camptown Races

Majorcan Fantasy
Mexican Hat Dance
The Lark in the Clear Air

(2) BBC Concert Orchestra cond. Vernon Handley
The Essential British Light Music Collection Classic FM 75605 57003 2

Royal Ballet Sinfonia cond. Gavin Sutherland
British By Arrangement CD WHL 2155 (May 2004)

Neapolitan Songs – Jose Carreras, English Chamber Orchestra
Philips CD 400 015-2

Con el Corazon – Alfredo Kraus,Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife
Zafiro (Spain) 50512650 2 CD’s

Jaume Aragall 2 CD’s -2005 and 2006- various popular tenor songs with Symphony Orchestra Diskmedi (Spain)

Peter Hope has also worked as arranger for several Spanish “pop” singers and also for the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia on recordings of traditional music. Details on request!

During the 80’s there were a number of LP’s including

An Album of Tosti songs recorded by Jose Carreras with the English Chamber Orchestra– I’m not sure if this is available on CD but some of the songs have been used on compilations of Carreras eg The Essential Carreras (Philips)

The Spirit of Christmas – an album of Christmas Carols The London Symphony Orchestra John Alldis Choir cond Colin Davis (Philips)

Dennis O’Neill Sings – Various songs BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra cond. Andrew Greenwood (BBC records)

Stuart Burrows Sings – Various songs National Philharmonic Orchestra cond Robin Stapleton (BBC records)
[both the above were off-shoots of series of television programmes for which I was the principal arranger]

T’estim i t’estimare.
A CD of Catalan songs beautifully sung by Jose Carreras. Autumn 2006.
Discmedi 4229-02
Rosas a Rosalia – Amancio Prada, Real Filharmonica de Galicia
Fono music (Spain) CD-8102

Sacred Songs – Jessye Norman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Philips CD 400 019-2

Recorded compositions

Peter Hope: Songs and Chamber Music
Dutton Epoch CDLX 7192

Serenade for String Trio
Bramall Hall Dances
Four Sketches for Oboe Bassoon and Piano
A Herrick Garland for countertenor
Divertimento for guitar and string trio
James Bowman, Craig Ogden, Stephane Rancourt,
Graham Salvage, David Francis, Peter Lawson Manchester Camerata Ensemble

Peter Hope’s Songs and Chamber Music
In the International Record Review
November 2007, Piers Burton-Page writes: “….the music is often fresh, energetic, spontaneous, accessible. It is beautifully varied and immensely well crafted and never feels commercial; it is not light music and for me avoids any sense of easy pastiche or pastoralism.”

Peter Hope Music