Robert Shaw, 1916-1999
I started this discography in the summer of 1999, based largely on the works presently in print and those from my own collection. Since then it has grown with contributions of information from email correspondents, and gleaned from online library catalogs and archives. It it still incomplete. If you know of other releases not listed here, especially old vinyl releases, please email me. Many thanks to all of those who have contributed information to this discography. Special thanks go to Nick Jones and Nola Frink of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Looking for copies of these recordings? See Where to buy these CDs at the bottom of this page.

A note on the RCA numbering system: releases coded LM are monaural and LSC are stereo. Many of Shaw's recordings were released in both formats. For additional information about record catalog codes, see Howard S. Friedman's article on this subject.

 
1944
Bizet / Hammerstein: Carmen Jones
78 rpm, Decca #DA-366, DA-29133-29138, DL-9021
1945
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Nicolai Berezowsky conducting, Robert Shaw, choral director
RCA Victor Recordrama 78 rpm #VM-1000, DM-1000, 33 1/3 rpm VIC-1396
Thanks to Wayne Kline for information about this recording.
LM-1168
"Leonard Warren Sings: Operatic Arias and Sea Shanties"
78 and 33 1/3 rpm, #LM-1168
Some of these selections have been re-released on the CD, "Leonard Warren: Opera Arias and Concert Songs", available through Amazon.com. According to Wayne Kline, the 33 1/3 release had a slightly different title.
M-995
Bernstein: On The Town (excerpts)
RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein conducting, 78 rpm (4 record set), RCA Victor #M/DM-995

I feel like I'm not out of bed yet; Lonely Town; On the Town ballet music; Lucky to be Me; Some Other Time; Dream in the subway; Dance of the Great Lover; Dream Sequence.

Hindemith: Six Chansons
RCA Victor Chorale, 78 rpm, RCA Victor #11-8868

The Doe, A Swan, Since All is Passing, Springtime, In Winter, Orchard

Y-13
VY13
Milne: In Which A House Is Built At Pooh Corner
Narrated by Robert Shaw, 78 rpm, #Y-13 and #V-Y13
This information was contributed by Michael Parker
According to Shaw's biography, this record won some sort of award for Best Children's Record, but the bio doesn't say which award.
ERA-56
Beloved Hymns
RCA Victor Chorale, RCA Victor Red Seal, ERA-56 (45 rpm) and 11-9177 (78 rpm)

The Bells of St. Mary's, Onward Christian Soldiers, The Lord's Prayer, Holy Holy Holy

1946
A Treasury of Grand Opera
RCA #LM-1074, LM-1847
LM-6102
LM-6070
RCA-7981
Bizet: Carmen
RCA Victor Chorale, RCA SO, Rise Stevens (mezzo), Robert Merrill (baritone), Fritz Reiner conducting, RCA #LM-1007,LM-6070, LM-6102
Re-released by RCA in 1990
Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes
RCA Victor Chorale, #M/DM-1076
LM-1112
MO-1077
"Christmas Hymns & Carols, Vol. 1"
RCA Victor Chorale, RCA Victor Red Seal, #LM-1112 and MO-1077 (4 record set)
Re-recorded in 1954 by the Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA #LM/LSC-2139.
Paul Weber provided invaluable his assistance in straightening out this most confusing of Shaw's recordings.

Joy to the World, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Angels We Have Heard on High, O Come O Come Emanuel, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, Away in a Manger (aka Luther's Cradle Hymn), God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, We Three Kings, The First Noel, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, The Shepard's Carol, The Coventry Carol, Patapan, My Dancing Day, I Wonder as I Wander, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Carol of the Bells, Lo How a Rose 'er Blooming, Go Tell it on the Mountain, I Sing of a Maiden, Echo Hymn, Wassail Song, Deck the Halls. Scan of track listing from LM-1112 back cover.

MDM-1087
Bach: Arias from Cantatas 12, 81, 112, The Christmas Oratorio and The St. Matthew Passion
Handel: He shall feed His flock from The Messiah
11 spirituals including Were you there?, Deep River and Go down Moses.
Marion Anderson (soloist), #M/DM-1087
Available from the Musical Heritage Society
"Set Down Servant" and "Soon-a will be done "
Robert Shaw Chorale, 45 rpm, RCA Victor #10-1277
Bach: Magnificat
RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra, #M/DM-1182
LM-25
Bach: Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, dearest master) and No. 4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden" (Christ lay in the bonds of death}
RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra, #LM-9035 and LM-25
LM-1100
Bach: No. 140 "Wachet auf, Ruft uns die Stimme" (Sleepers, Awake!) and No. 131 "Aus der tiefe"
Robert Shaw Chorale and RCA Victor Orchestra, RCA Victor #LM-1100
This information was contributed by Peter Lemberg
DM-1117
Blitzstein: Airborne Symphony
Leonard Bernstein conducting, narrated by Robert Shaw, RCA Victor #M/DM-1117
This recording has been re-released on CD as part of Sony's Bernstein Century series
1947
VDM-1146
MDM-1146
Bach: Mass in B Minor
RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra, 78 rpm, RCA Victor #VDS/MDM-1146
This information was contributed by Uri Golomb. Cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor.
Poulenc: Petites Voix
Women of the RCA Victor Chorale, 78 rpm single, RCA Victor #10-1409
LM-6001
Beethoven: Symphony #9
Boston SO, Berkshire Music Festival Chorus, Serge Koussevitzky conducting, #LM/DM-1190, LM-6001
LM-6004
Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem
RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra, Eleanor Steber and James Pease (soloists), LM-6004
Bizet: Carmen
RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra, Gladys Swarthout (Carmen), Erich Leinsdoff conducting, DM-1078
Thanks to LSACO1029@aol.com for this information
1948
LM-6711
Brahms: Gesang der Parzen
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Toscanini conducting, RCA Victor #LM-6711
Of this recording, Bradley Taylor says it was "recorded in 1948 and not released until this album in 1967 which was a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Toscanini's birth.". Brad also contributed the album cover.
LM-1848
Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah (highlights)
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Stokowski conducting, Rise Stevens & Robert Merrill, RCA Victor Red Seal, #LM -1848
1949
VMO-1314
"Onward Christian Soldiers"
RCA Victor Chorale, RCA Victor #LM-85 / #VMO-1314 (45 RPM)
This information was contributed by Bradley Taylor

Onward Christian Soldiers; Holy, Holy, Holy; O God, Our Help In Ages Past; All Creatures of Our God and King; All People That On Earth Do Dwell; Now The Day Is Over

LM-6132, 1968 re-release cover
Verdi: Aïda
RCA SO, Toscanini conducting, RCA Victor #LM-6132
Excerpts re-released by RCA in 1990 on CD-60326, a compilation of Toscannini's recordings
Cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor
Bach: Aus der Tiefe
RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra, RCA Victor, 45 RPM
Cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor
LM-136
"Music of the 16th Century"
RCA Victor Chorale, RCA Victor #LM-136
Cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor

Agnus Dei, Lift Up Your Hands, etc.

LM-1088
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Poulenc: Mass in G Major
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor, #LM-1088
Cover image contributed by Dan and Marilyn, Proprietors of D'Antiques
LM-1800
"Six Schubert Songs"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor #LM-1800
Lourdes Pilgrims' Hymn and O Lord, I am not Worthy
Robert Shaw Chorale, Richard Rivers, (baritone), 45 RPM single, RCA 49-0813 (10-1511)
Thanks to Robert Crockett for this information.
1950
LM-1712
Mozart: Requiem
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA SO, #LM/WDM-1712
Cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor
LM-2000
Cherubini: Requiem Mass in C Minor
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Toscanini conducting, RCA Victrola, #LM-2000
Re-released in 1976, #VL-42949 and on CD in 1990 by RCA/BMG, #60272-2RG, along with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
WDM-1414
Verdi: Rigoletto
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor Orchestra, Renato Cellini, RCA Victor, #LM-1104, LM-6021 and WDM-1414 (45 rpm)
LM-6111
RCA-60300
Verdi: Falstaff
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Toscanini conducting, originally released by RCA Victor Gold Seal, #LM-6111
Re-released in 1990 by BMG, #60300-2RG and #60251-2RG.
LM-108
WDM-1559
"Hymns of Thanksgiving"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM-108 / #WDM-1559 (45 RPM)
This information was contributed by Bradley Taylor

O Worship the King; For The Beauty of The Earth; Praise to the Lord; O God Beneath Thy Guiding Hand; Come Ye Thankful People Come; For All The Saints

ERA-44
LM1117, 1956 re-release
"Great Sacred Choruses"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM-1117 (78 rpm and the 1956 33 1/3 lp), #VDM-1478 (45 rpm), WEPR-44 / ERA-44 (45 rpm, 4 tracks)
This information and the 1956 cover art was contributed by Bradley Taylor

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah; Haydn: The Heavens Are Telling from The Creation; Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus; Beethoven: Hallelujah from The Mount of Olives; Mendelssohn: He Watching Over Israel from Elijah; Berlioz: Thou Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwellings from L'Enfance du Christ; Gounod: Sanctus from St. Cecilia Mass; Stainer: God So Loved The World from The Crucifixion

LM-1800
ERA-43
ERA-43 alternate
LM-96
"Sweet and Low"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor #LM-1800, LM-96 and WEPR-43/ERA-43 (45 rpm, excludes the six Schubert songs)
Track listing contributed by Pat O'Neill. First cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor.

Sweet and Low, In the Gloaming, None But the Lonely Heart, The Rosary, Through the Years, Ave Maria, All Thro' the Night, Brahms' Lullaby, plus the 6 Schubert songs released in 1949.

LM-1124
LM-1124 alt cover
WEPR-34
WEPR-34
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (highlights)
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA SO, Rise Stevens & Robert Merrill, Bennett conducting, RCA Victor #LM-1124 and WEPR-34 (45 rpm set)
LM-7026
Strauss: Die Fledermaus (excerpts)
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA SO, Fritz Reiner conducting, RCA Victor, #LM/VLM-1114 and LRM-7026
LVT-3000
Bach: The Passion According to St. John
Robert Shaw Chorale, Collegiate Chorale, RCA Victor Orchestra, #LM-6103 and LVT-3000. Re-released on the RCA label under the title, "Vault Treasures"
This information was contributed by John Carter Thanks to Bradley Taylor for the cover image.
LM-1146
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Robert Shaw Chorale, Marian Anderson, RCA SO, Reiner conducting, #LM-1146
LM-74
"Gems from Sigmund Romberg Shows, Vols. 3, 4 and 5"
Robert Shaw Chorale, Romberg conducting, #LM-93, LM-74 and LM-138

The Blue Paradise, May Wine, Rosalie, You'll Remember Vienna, Golden Days, Riff Song

WDM-1445
"Margaret Truman - American Songs"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA SO, #LM-57 and WDM-1445 (45 rpm)
Some information contributed by Larry at Irvington Music. Track listing contributed by Bradley Taylor.

The Bird, Bunker Hill, Song Over a Child, Go Congregation Go, My Love is Gone to Sea, Over the Hills Far Away, I am the Rose of Sharon, The Death of General Washington, Beneath a Weeping Willow's Shade, My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free

Debussy: Sirenes
Robert Shaw Chorale Women, Stokowski SO, Stokowski conducting, #LM-1154
1951
LM-1201, 1951 release
LM-1201, 1958 re-release cover
"A Treasury of Easter Songs"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, LM-1201
Cover images contributed by Bradley Taylor.

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today, Hilariter, This Joyful Eastertide, Salem, Maria Magdalena, Do-Don't Touch-A My Garment, Easter Anthem, Love Is Come Again, Now April Has Come, Ehre Sei Dir Christe, Christ The Lord Hath Risen, The World Itself Keeps Easter Day, Easter Eggs, Tenebrae Factae Sunt, 'Tis Finished, On Easter Morn At Break of Day, That Virgin's Child, O Sons And Daughters, Calvary, Ah Lord, Thy Dear Sweet Angels Send

LM-6018
RCA-60326
Verdi: Requiem
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA SO, Toscanini conducting, #LM-6018
Re-released by RCA in 1990 on CD-60326, a compilation of Toscannini's recordings.
Thanks to Bradley Taylor for the cover image of the original release and to Albert Sanchez Moreno for factual corrections about the recording.
7981
Bizet: Carmen
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor SO, Gladys Swarthout (mezzo), Reneto Cellini conducting, RCA Victor, #7981, DM-1078, and LM-7001
"Milanov sings!"
Zinka Milanov, Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor SO, RCA Victor, #LM 1777 and ERB-19 (45 rpm)
Some tracks also released on "The Art of Zinka Milanov", #VICS-1336

Ritorna vincitor; O patria mia; Pace, pace, mio, dio; Suicidio!; Son giunta! Grazie o dio.

1951 release
1954 and 1958 Camden release
1987 Camden release
another Camden release
Delta 2000 release
Joy to the World
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA/Camden #CAD1448 and CAL-448 RE, Laserlight, Delta #21726 (2000 release)

The extent of disagreement about this single recording is astonishing. I have been told with great authority that it's a remastering of the 1946 recording, the 1951 recording, the 1954 recording and the 1957 recording of "Christmas Hymns & Carols Vol. I".

In an effort to settle this question, I purchased a copy of the 1958 release of "Joy to the World" on eBay. This is Camden CAL-448-RE with the orange cover. Under the track list on the reverse are these words: "Recorded on 12/6/45, 12/8/45 and 6/5/46". A scan of the back cover is provided. This was pieced together from four scans, since my scanner is not large enough to handle an entire album cover in one pass. If you are viewing this using Internet Explorer, you may wish to turn off the automatic image resizing function.

For those interested in trivia, the Echo Hymn is called the Christmas Hymn on the earliest release, and the carol in which "the angels did say", is spelled in the English fashion in 1957, The First Nowell, and in the French form, The First Noel, in later releases.

Information about this recording has been supplied by Bradley Taylor, Mike Mendon and Chip Arcuri. Ellen Carnahan supplied track listing of the 1957 recording. I am appreciative to all of these individuals for their assistance.

Joy to the World/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/Angels We Have Heard on High, O Come O Come Emanuel/ O Little Town of Bethlehem/Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful/Away in the Manger/God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, We Three Kings/The First Noel/Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Shepherd's Carol/Coventry Carol/Patapan, My Dancing Day/I Wonder as I Wander/Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Carol of the Bells/Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming/Go Tell it on the Mountain, I Sing of a Maiden/Echo Hymn/Wassail Song/Deck The Halls

1952
RCA-60256
Beethoven: Symphony #9
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Toscanini conducting, RCA Victorola, #VIC 8000
Re-released by RCA in 1991 on CD
ALP-1391
RCA-6643
Verdi: Il Trovatore
Robert Shaw Chorale, Cellini conducting, LM-7011, ALP-1391 & CD6643
Rereleased on CD in 1990 by RCA
LM-1711
LM1711 alternate cover
Now we go a caroling
"Christmas Hymns and Carols, Vol. II"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor, #LM-1711 and VIC-1509
Also called "Merry Christmas from Robert Shaw", "Christmas Greetings from Robert Shaw" and in 1970, "Now We Go A-Caroling: A Christmas Sing-In". A subset of this recording, with some additional tracks, was released as "Songs for Christmas Time". This recording is included in the Musical Heritage Society/BMG 1994 re-issue called "Christmas with the Robert Shaw Chorale".
Thanks to Richard Weiner for the stock number of the original recording, to R. Bobiak for information about the 1970 re-release, and Chris Borowiec who supplied the 1970 cover art.

I saw three ships, O Tannenbaum, Allon Gay Gay Bergères, The Holly and the Ivy, Fum Fum Fum, Hacia Belén, Ya Viene la Vieja, La Virgen Lava Pañales, The Cherry Tree Carol, Mary Had a Baby, So Blest a Sight, How Unto Bethlehem, A Virgin Unspotted, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Good King Wenceslas, The Boar's Head Carol, Christ Was Born on Christmas Day, How Far is it to Bethlehem, The March of the Kings, Here Mid the Ass and the Oxen Mild, Touro-Louro-Louro, Carol of the Birds, O Magnum Mysterium, What Child Is This, Masters in This Hall, Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Act II
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Toscanini conducting, #LM-1850
1953

LM-6106
Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, #LM-6084, LM-6106; re-released in 1998 on EMI Classics CD66778 & CD6510
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA SO, Cellini conducting, soloists: Bjoerling, De Los Angeles, Merril, Milanov, Warren
Thanks to Albert Sanchez Moreno for factual corrections about this recording.
Read the review
Verdi: La Forza del Destino (excerpts)
Robert Shaw Chorale, Cellini and Perlea conducting, #LM-1916
LM-6013
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Toscanini conducting, RCA Victor #LM-6013
Re-released on CD in 1990 by RCA/BMG, #60272-2RG, along with the Cherubini Requiem.
Cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor
"Great Songs of Faith and Bach Arias"
Marian Anderson, RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra, RCA, #LGT/LCT-1111
Composite of recordings made between 1941 and 1946

Kreuz und Krone sind verbunden : from Cantata no. 12, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen ; Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen : from Cantata no. 81 of the same name ; Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist : from Cantata no. 112, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt ; Bereite dich, Zion : from the Christmas oratorio ; Erbarme dich, mein Gott : from the Passion according to St. Matthew ; All is fulfilled : from the St. John Passion / Bach -- But the Lord is mindful of His own : from St. Paul ; O rest in the Lord : from Elijah / Mendelssohn -- He shall feed His flock; He was despised and rejected : from Messiah / Handel

Bach: Komm, Jesu, Komm
Schubert: Mass in G
Brahms: Der Abend, Nächtens and Zum Schluss
Robert Shaw Chorale, LM-1784, RCA Victor
Cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor
1954
"With Love From A Chorus"
Robert Shaw Chorale Men, RCA Victor, #LM-1815 and 549-5111 (45 rpm, 6 tracks)
This information was contributed by RETPATHEDR@aol.com

Juanita, Aura Lee, Wait for the wagon, Love's old sweet song, When You and I Were Young, Maggie, Lorena, Sweet Genevieve, L'il Liza Jane, Seeing Nellie Home, Grandfather's Clock, Bonnie Eloise, Stars of the Summer Night, Home Sweet Home, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Good Night Ladies

LM-6112
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera
Thanks to Bradley Taylor for the cover image.
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Toscanini conducting, #LM-6112, soloists: Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill, Herva Nelli, Claramae Turner, Virginia Haskins, George Cehanosky, Nicola Moscona, Norman Scott.
3 record set. Recorded on January 17th and 24th, 1954
Boito: Mefistofele prologue
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri and Te Deum
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Toscanini conducting, #LM-1849
"Bach Cantatas and Arias"
Robert Shaw Chorale, LM-6023
Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah (excerpts)
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC SO, Stokowski conducting, RCA Victor #LM-1848
1955
LM-1893
LM-1893
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe
Boston SO, Charles Munch conducting, New England Conservatory Chorus and Alumni Chorus, RCA Victor #LM-1893
1956
"Beloved Hymns"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor
"My True Love Sings"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM-1998, 549-5251 (45 rpm, 6 tracks). 549-5252 (45 rpm, 6 tracks)
Thanks to Bradley Taylor for the cover image.

Lady John Scott, Annie Laurie, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, When Love is Lind, Johnny has Gone for a Soldier, I Know My Love, Comin' thro' the Rye, Black Black Black, Da Unten im Thale, Flow Gently Sweet Afton, Treue Liebe, Adiós Catedral de Burgos, Auprós de ma blonde, He's gone Away, A Red Red Rose, Al olivo, In Stiller Nacht, The Soldier Boy, Fa una canzone

1957
"A Mighty Fortress"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor, LSC-2199

A mighty fortress, Glorious things of Thee are spoken, All people that on Earth do dwell, Now the day is over, Fairest Lord Jesus, Praise to the Lord, Rise up, o men of God, O God beneath thy guiding hand, All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name, O God, our help in ages past, Prayer of Thanksgiving, Now thank we all our God, All creatures of our God and King.

LM-2139, 1957 release coverERA-117
"Christmas Hymns and Carols, Vol. I"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, LM/LSC-2139 and ERA-117 (EP)
This recording is included in the Musical Heritage Society/BMG 1994 re-issue called "Christmas with the Robert Shaw Chorale". Thanks to Ellen Carnahan for the cover art and track listing.

O Come All Ye Faithful/The First Nowell/O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Come O Come Emanuel/ Away in a Manger/Silent Night, Joy to the World/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/Angels We Have Heard On High/ Christmas Hymn (aka Echo Hymn)/Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming/Hark the Herald Angels Sing, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen/My Dancing Day/I Wonder as I Wander, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabelle/Patapan/We Three Kings, Coventry Carol/ I Sing of a Maiden/Shepherd's Carol, Go Tell It on the Mountain/Carol of the Bells/Wassail Song/Deck the Halls. Scan of track listing from album cover

"Deep River and Other Spirituals"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM/LSC-2247
This information was contributed by Pat O'Neill

Deep River, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, I Wanna be Ready, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, This Ol' Hammer, This Little Light o' Mine, Who is That Yonder, Lord If I Got My Ticket, Soon One Mornin', There is a Balm in Gilead, Soon-a will be Done, My Lord What a Mornin', Dry Bones, Ain'-a That Good News, Set Down Servant

1958
"On Stage With Robert Shaw"
Robert Shaw Chorale; RCA Victor Orchestra, RCA Victor, #LM-2231

Hallelujah, Dancing in the dark, All the things you are, Romany life, September song, Wunderbar, Oklahoma, Yesterdays, Wintergreen for president, Gone, gone, gone, Through the years, Buckle Down Winsocki

"The Stephen Foster Songbook"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM-2295 (mono) and 61253 (stereo)
Re-released on CD in 1993 by RCA

Ring de Banjo, Oh Susanna, Beautiful Dreamer, Gentle Lena Clare, Gentle Annie, Nelly Bly, Way Down in Ca-I-Ro, Some Folks, My Old Kentucky Home Goodnight, Laura Lee, Old Black Joe, Camptown Races, Dolcy Jones, Steal Away, Thou Art the Queen of My Song, Nobody Knows (Duh Trouble I See), Old Folks at Home, I Want to Die Easy, Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming, Dere's No Hidin' Place


Bach: Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, dearest master) and No. 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ lay in the bonds of death}
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor SO, RCA Victor #LSC/LM-2273
Bach: No. 56 Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (I will carry the cross with gladness) and No. 82 Ich habe genug (Oh Lord, 'tis enough)
RCA Victor Orchestra and Chorus, Mack Harrell, #LM/LSC-2312
1959
"What Wondrous Love"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor, #LM/LSC-2403
Thanks to Bradley Taylor for the cover image and track listing.

Begin, My Soul; O Thou in Whose Presence; Bright Canaan; To God Our Strength; I Will Arise; Amazing Grace; Death Shall Not Destroy; God of My Justice; What Wondrous Love; Saints Bound for Heaven; Broad is the Road; Pensive Dove; When Jesus Wept; Zion's Soldier; His Voice as the Sound; Morning Trumpet; Garden Hymn; Worthy the Lamb.

LSC-2402
FTC-2013
"A Chorus of Love from the Men of the Robert Shaw Chorale"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor, #LSC-2402 and FTC-2013 (audio tape)

Vive l'amour, Die Lorelei, Marianina, Turn ye to me, Auld lang syne, Green grow the rashes, Stodolé pumpa, My bonnie, La tarara, L'amour de moy, Loch Lomond, Passing by, Down by the Sally gardens, Du du liegst mir im Herzen, Darling Nellie Gray

"Operatic Choruses"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM-2416
This information was contributed by Pat O'Neill

Selections from Carmen, The Tales of Hoffmann, Faust, Nabucco, Otello, Il Trovatore, Lohengrin, Rigoletto, Die Mmeistersinger, Mignon, Cavalleria Rusticana, Die Fledermaus

1960
Hovhaness: To the God Who is in the Fire
Krenek: The Bell-Tower
Phillips: The Teturn of Odysseus
Fine :Fantasia
Riegger: Symphony
Schuller: String Quartet #1
University of Illinois Varsity Men's Glee Club and Percussion Ensemble
Bach: Mass in B Minor
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, RCA Victor, #LSC-6157, LM-6100 & CD63529
Re-released in a 2-CD set in 1999 by BMG
1960 Grammy Award Winner for Best Classical Choral Performance
"The Immortal Victor Herbert"
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, RCA Victor Red Seal, LM-2515, LSC-2515 and FTC-2086 (audio tape), arrangements by Robert Russell-Bennett
Cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor.

The Streets of New York, Every Day is Ladies Day with Me, Kiss Me Again, Thine Aline, I Want What I Want When I Want It, Tramp Tramp Tramp, A Kiss in the Dark, Gypsy Love Song, March of The Toys, Ah Sweet Mystery of Life, I'm Falling in Love with Someone, Sweethearts, When You're Away, Italian Street Song

"Sea Shanties"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor, #LM/LSC-2551, re-released in 1981 as #AGL1-4085

Blow the Man Down, Stormalong John, Bound for the Rio Grande, Shenandoah, A-Roving Swansea Town, Good-Bye, Fare Ye Well, Santy Anna, Lowlands, Tom's Gone to Hilo, What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor, Drummer and the Cook, Shaver, Spanish Ladies, Haul Away Joe, Whup! Jamboree

1961
"I'm Goin' to Sing: Sixteen Spirituals"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM/LSC-2580
Track listing contributed by Bradley Taylor.

Ride On, King Jesus; Sometimes I Feel Like a Moanin' Dove; That Lonesome Valley; I Got Shoes; Go Down Moses; My Soul's Been Anchored; I Got a Key; Same Train; Steal Away; Nobody Knows (Duh Trouble I See); Poor Mourner; John Saw duh Numbuh; I Want to Die Easy; Dere's No Hidin' Place; My God Is a Rock; I'm Goin' to Sing

Vaughn Williams: Mass in G
Robert Shaw Chorale
This information was contributed by John Morris
"23 Glee Club Favorites"
Robert Shaw Chorale Men, RCA Victor Red Seal, #LM-2580, LSC-2598 and FTC-2107 (audio tape)
This information was contributed by Dave Poole

Whiffenpoof Song, Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl, Old Tom Wilson (Kentucky Mountain Song), An den Frühling Die Rose stand im Tau, Once in Our Lives, Five Reasons, 'Tis Women, Ich schwing mein Horn ins Jammertal, The Testament, Old Ark's A-Moverin', Gaudeamus Igitur, Old Man Noah, Come Again, Sweet Love, De Animals A-Comin', Shall I, Wasting in Despair?, Winter Song, The Pope, April Is in My Mistress' Face, Integer Vitae, Twilight, Brothers, Sing On!

RCA 63709
BMG 63709
"Hallelujah! and Other Sacred Choruses"
Cleveland SO and Chorus, RCA Victor, BMG/RCA Victor 63709
Re-released on CD in 2001

Handel: Messiah / Hallelujah; Brahms: A German Requiem / How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place; Mozart: Requiem / Lacrimosa; Beethoven: Missa solemnis / Kyrie; Haydn: The Creation / The Heavens are Telling; Mendelssohn: Elijah / He Watching Over Israel; Schubert: Mass in G / Credo; J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Rest Well

Beethoven: Symphony #9
Cleveland Orchestra and Choir, Szell conducting, Sony Classical
Re-released on CD in 1991
1962
LSC-2662
RCA-60814
"This Is My Country"
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, RCA #LSC-2662, re-released on CD in 1991 by BMG Classics, #60814
This collection was released over the years under several different names including "America the Beautiful", "The Battle Cry of Freedom: Patriotic Songs and Anthems", "Classic Patriotic Choruses".

Battle Hymn of the Republic, Dixie, America, The Battle Cry of Freedom, America the Beautiful, Tenting on the Old Camp Ground, Columbia the Gem of the Ocean, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, God Bless America, From the Halls of Montezuma (Marines'Hymn), Yankee Doodle, Anchors Aweigh, Chester, The Wild Blue Yonder (U.S. Air Force), The Bonnie Blue Flag, The Caissons Go Rolling Along, Lorena, Star-Spangled Banner

VCM-7023
"Yours is My Heart Alone & All Time Favorites"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA SO, Bennett conducting, 2 LP set, #VCM-7023 / VCS-7023
"Yours is My Heart Alone" was also released as "All the Best, Vol. 1". "All Time Favorites" was also released as "All the Best, Vol. 2".
This information was contributed by Pat O'Neill and Mary Lichlyter
Yours is My Heart Alone: Yours Is My Heart Alone from 'The Land Of Smiles'; She Didn't Say Yes from 'The Cat and The Fiddle'; Drinking Song from 'The Student Prince'; Indian Love Call from 'Rose Marie'; Something Seems Tingle-ingleing from 'High Jinks'; My Hero from 'The Chocolate Soldier'; March of the Toys/ Toyland; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise from 'New Moon'; I Love You So from 'The Merry Window'; The Night Was Made For Love from 'The Cat And The Fiddle'; Every Little Movement from 'Madam Sherry'; Giannina Mia from 'The Firefly'; Song Of The Vagabonds from 'The Vagabond King'; Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life/ I'm Falling in Love With Someone.
All Time Favorites: Anvil Chorus, Darling Nellie Gray, I'm Falling in Love with Someone, Shenandoah, September Song, Wiffenpoof Song, Hallelujah Chorus, Deep River, What Wondrous Love, A Mighty Fortress, Bach Mass excerpt, Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Extra tracks on All the Best, Vol. 2: The Sound Of Music, Ave Maria, Laudate Dominum from Vesperae Soleness De Confessore, Sing Sing.
1963
"A Festival of Carols"
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, re-released on CD by RCA in 1987, #6429-2-RG

Good Christian Men Rejoice, Silent Night, Patapan, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Shepherd's Carol, Go Tell It On The Mountain, O Sanctissima, Joy to the World, Away in a Manger, Fum Fum Fum, March of the Kings, I Wonder as I Wander, We Three Kings, My Dancing Day, What Child is This?, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Angels We Have Heard on High, Coventry Carol, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, Carol of the Bells, Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light, The First Nowell, O Little Town of Bethlehem, I Saw Three Ships, Deck the Halls.

RCA-68805
"The Many Moods of Christmas"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor SO, Arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett, LM-2684
Re-released on CD-68805 in 1997 by RCA. These same arrangements were released by the Atlanta SO and Chorus in 1983.

Good Christian Men Rejoice, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Patapan, Angels We Have Heard on High, O Come All Ye Faithful, Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light, O Sanctissima, First Nowell, Joy to the World, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger, I Saw Three Ships, Fum Fum Fum, March of the Kings, Deck the Halls, What Child Is This?

LM-2627
FTC-3143
"Robert Shaw Chorale on Tour"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM-2676 and FTC-3143 (audio tape)

Three Psalms from Vesperae solennes de confessore, Friede auf Erden (Peace on earth), Three Harvest Home chorales, Trois chansons, The Nightingale (Russian folk song), Sometimes I feel like a moanin' dove.

Britten: Ceremony of Carols, Rejoice in the Lamb and Festival Te Deum
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor, LM-2759 and LSC-#2751
1964 Grammy winner for Best Classical Choral Performance. Included in the Musical Heritage Society/BMG 1994 re-issue called "Christmas with the Robert Shaw Chorale".
1964
"Songs of Faith and Inspiration"
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, RCA Victor, #LM-2760
Re-released on CD in 2001

The Lost Chord, Ave Maria (Schubert & Bach-Gounod versions), Panis angelicus, The Holy City, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, Nearer My God to Thee, Were You There, Kol nidre, & Sleepers Awake

Whittaker: Behold, He Cometh with Clouds
Roy: Canticle of the Sun
Murray: Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
Smith: In Memoriam, Beryl Rubinstein
Wilding-White: Paraphernalia
Cleveland Composers' Guild, Kulas Choir, released by Composers Recordings, #CRI-182-SD
Poulenc: Gloria
Stravinski: Symphonie des Pasaumes
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor SO, RCA Victor, #LM/LSC-2822
1965 Grammy Award Winner for Best Classical Choral Performance
1965
"Robert Shaw Chorale On Broadway"
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, RCA, arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett, #LM/LSC-2799 and FTC-2202 (audio tape)
This information was contributed by Pat O'Neill. Thanks to Bradley Taylor for the cover image.

Hello, Dolly!, Sunrise Sunset, Standing on the Corner, Lost in the Stars, There is Nothin' Like a Dame, Wouldn't it be Loverly, With a Little Bit of Luck, A Real Nice Clambake, They Call the Wind Mariah, Seventy-Six Trombones, The Sound of Music, New York New York

Vivaldi: Gloria and Kyrie Eleison
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, RCA Victor Red Seal, #LSC-2883 and FTC-2222 (audio tape)
1966
Handel: The Messiah, 1752-53 edition
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, RCA Red Seal, #LM-6175
This information was contributed by ggpterrance@aol and Harry Penninger
1966 Grammy Award Winner for Best Classical Choral Performance
"Sing to the Lord"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM/LSC-2942
This information was contributed by Pat O'Neill. Thanks to Bradley Taylor for the cover image and track listing.

Sing to the Lord; God is Seen; A Charge to Keep I Have; Come, Ye That Love the Lord; How Firm a Foundation; Come Away to the Skies; Lord, What is Man; Hark, I Hear; Good Morning, Brother Pilgrim; Calvary's Mountain; Come and Taste; Teach Me the Measure; The Hebrew Children; O Happy Souls; When I Can Read My Title Clear; Shout On

Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes
RCA Victor Chorale, LSC-2864 and FTC-2218 (audio tape)
Thanks to Bradley Taylor straightening out my confusion on this release.
1967

Handel: The Messiah, 1752-53 edition
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra, RCA Victor LSC-2966 and CD-61368
Highlights of this recording were released on CD in 2001
1968
1968 release
1992 release
2000 release
"Irish Folk Songs"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA, #LM-2992, CD-63646
Re-released on CD in 1990

A Ballynure Ballad, Avenging and Bright, The croppy boy, The girl I left behind me, Has sorrow the young days shaded, I know where I'm going, Johnny, I hardly knew you, The Minstrel Boy, My gentle harp, The parting glass, Silent, O Moyle, Sing, Sing, Tis pretty to be in Balinderry, To Ladies' Eyes, We may roam through this world, Wearin' of the Green

1975
QTV-S34639
ACD8409
ACD8409b
"Christmas with Robert Shaw"
Originally released on vinyl by Turnabout/VOX #QTV-S 34639; re-released on CD by Allegretto, ACD8409

O Come O Come Emmanuel, And There Were Shepherds, Break Forth, Gloria in Excelsis, Et in Terra Pax, Allegro non molto from The Four Seasons/Winter, Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, Dormi Jesu, Farandole, Jesus Shepherd My Beginning, Lully Lullay Thou Little Tiny Child, The Shepherd's Farewell, Adeste Fideles, Dona Nobis Pacem, Hallelujah Chorus.

Cherubini: Requiem Mass in C Minor
Kent State University Orchestra and Chorus
1976
QTVS3467
"Nativity: A Christmas Concert with Robert Shaw"
Atlanta SO and Chorus, RCA, Turnabout, #Vox Quadraphonic QTV-S3467/48
Thanks to Albert Sanchez Moreno, Peter Stelling and Kendric Smithfor information about this recording. According to Stelling, "Nativity" was the ASO's first foray into commercial recording.

O Come O Come Emmanuel, And There Were Shepherds, Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light, Gloria in Excelsis, Et in Terra Pax, Allegro non molto from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming, There Is A Rose In Flower, So Blest A Sight, Largo from Vivaldi Four Seasons, Dormi Jesu Farandole, Introduction and March & Shepherd's Dance from Menotti's "Amahl and The Night Visitors", Adoration of the Magi from Respighi's "Trittico Botticelliano", Jesus Shepherd My Beginning, The Coventry Carol, The Shepherds' Farewell, Adeste Fideles, Dona Nobis Pacem, Hallelujah Chorus

1977
Songs for a Summer Night
Songs for a Summer Night
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA RI33934
Track listing contributed by Bradley Taylor

Beautiful Dreamer, Love's Old Sweet Song, When You and I Were Young Maggie, Loch Lomond, My Gentle Harp, Oh Susanna, Stars of the Summer Night, Home Sweet Home, Darling Nellie Gray, The Minstrel Boy, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Come Where My Love Lies Darling, Laura Lee, My Bonnie, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charmes, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Good Night Ladies

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Romeo and Juliet Suite
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Atlanta SO, Vox
1978
Borodin: Prince Igor: Overture and Polovtsian Dances
Stravinski: Firebird
Atlanta SO, Telarc, #DG-10039
Originally released on vinyl, re-released on CD-80039
1983
Orff: Carmina Burana
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80056

80087
DG10087
"The Many Moods of Christmas"
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, Arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett, CD-80087
Re-released in 1983 with different cover art, but under the same CD number.

Good Christian Men Rejoice, Silent Night, Patapan, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Santissima, Joy to the World, Away in a Manger, Fum Fum Fum, March of the Kings, What Child is This, Hark the Herald Angels Sings, Bring the Torch Jeanette Isabella, Angels We Have Heard on High, Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light, The First Nowell, O Little Town of Bethlehem, I Saw Three Ships, Deck the Halls

1984
Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80092
Handel: The Messiah Favorite Choruses and Arias
Atlanta SO and Chamber Chorus, Telarc, CD-80103
Handel: The Messiah (complete version)
Atlanta SO and Chamber Chorus, Telarc, CD-80093
This performance was also released on VHS by Video Artists International and Video Treasures, Inc.
1985
"Choral Masterpieces"
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80119

Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives / Hallelujah; Mozart: Ave verum corpus; Bach: Mass in B minor / Kyrie eleison; Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Passion Chorale; Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ / Shepherds' Farewell; Mendelsshon: Elijah: Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains; Bach: Mass in B minor / Dona nobis pacem; Handel: Messiah / Worthy is the Lamb and Hallelujah; Duruflé: Requiem / Sanctus; Rachmaninov: Vespers / Bogoroditse Devo; Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem / Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen; Haydn: The Creation / The Heavens are Telling; Berlioz: Requiem / Rex Tremendae

Berlioz: Requiem
Verdi: Te Deum
Boito: Mefistofele
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Morehouse-Spelman Chorus, Young Singers of Callanwolde, Telarc, CD-80109
1986 Grammy winner for Best Classical Album, Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Vocal Solo Performance & Best Engineered Classical Recording.
Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
Berlioz: Les nuits d'été
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80084
1986 Grammy winner for Best Orchestral Performance
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Poulenc: Gloria
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Sylvia McNair (soprano), Telarc, CD-80105
Thanks to Byron L. Tapley for information about this out-of-print recording. Both works were later released on other CDs.
1986
Mozart: Requiem
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80128
PDL2-1119
The Golden Voices of the Robert Shaw Chorale
Robert Shaw Chorale, 2-record set, RCA PDL2-1119
Thanks to Bradley Taylor for contributing the cover scan and the track listing.

Il Trovatore: Act II Anvil Chorus; Lohengrin: Act III Bridal Chorus; Faust: Act IV Soldiers' Chorus; Die Fledermaus: Act II Bruderlein Und Schwesterlein; Medley: Yankee Doodle - Chester; America The Beautiful, When Johnny Comes Marching Home; Battle Hymn of The Republic; New York, New York; Standing on the Corner; Sunrise, Sunset; Seventy Six Trombones; A Mighty Fortress; All Hail the Pow'r of Jesus' Name; Deep River; Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

1987
Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
Commissioned in 1945 by Robert Shaw
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80132
1988 Grammy winner for Best Choral Performance.
Fauré: Requiem
Duruflé: Requiem
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80135
1988 Grammy winner for Best Engineered Classical Recording
Verdi: Requiem and operatic choruses
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80152
1988 Grammy winner for Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Album & Best Engineered Classical Recording
Winner of the 1989 Gramophone Magazine Award for Best Choral Work
"Encores A la Francaise"
Works for symphony and organ by Poulenc, Dupre, Franck, Bach, etc.
Atlanta SO, Michael Murray (organist), Telarc, CD-80104
Bach: Mass in B Minor
Robert Shaw Chorale, unnamed chamber orchestra, Melodiya C10 26061 002
3 record set. Recorded live on November 27, 1962 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire. Florence Kopleff (contralto), Seth McCoy (tenor)
Thanks to Bradley Taylor for the cover image and recording details.
1988
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Schicksalslied, Nänie, Gesang der Parzen
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80176
Poulenc: Mass in G major and Motets for Christmas and Lent
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Telarc, CD-80236
Mozart: Great Mass in C
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80150
Rorem: String Symphony, Sunday Morning, Eagles
Atlanta SO, New World, NW353-2
Some tracks on this disc conducted by Louis Lane. 1989 Grammy winner for Best Orchestral Recording.
1989
Britten: The War Requiem
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Atlanta Boy Choir, Telarc, CD-80157
1990 Grammy winner for Best Choral Performance and for Best Engineered Classical Recording.
Vivaldi: Gloria
Bach: Magnificat
ASO Chamber Chorus, Telarc, CD-80194
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80181
1991 Grammy winner for Best Choral Performance
Singleton: Shadows, After Fallen Crumbs, A Yellow Rose Petal
Atlanta SO, Nonesuch, #79231-2
1990
Schubert: Mass #2 and Mass #6
Atlanta SO, Symphony Chorus, Chamber Chorus, Telarc, CD-80212
Beethoven: Mass in C, Elgiac Song, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80248
Rachmaninoff: Vespers
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Telarc, CD-80172
Bach: Mass in B Minor
Atlanta SO and Chamber Chorus, Telarc, CD-80233
1991
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80254
Janácek: Glagolitic Mass
Dvořák: Te Deum
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80287
Mahler: Symphony of a Thousand, #8
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Atlanta Boy Choir, Ohio State Chorale, Ohio State Symphonic Choir, Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, University of South Florida Chorus, Telarc, CD-80267
1992
Haydn: The Creation
Atlanta SO and Chamber Chorus, Telarc, CD-80298
Paulus: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Concertante, Symphony for Strings
Atlanta SO, New World Records, NW363-2
1993
Beethoven: Symphony #9
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Pro Arte, 3430/3545
Philip Glass: Itaipu, The Canyon
Itaipu was commissioned by Shaw in 1989
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Sony Classical, SK46352
"Amazing Grace: American Hymns and Spirituals"
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Telarc, CD-80325

To God Our Strength (Psalm 81), Ride on, King Jesus, Come Away to the Skies, Poor Mourner, Wondrous Love, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, God Is Seen, Dere's No Hidin' Place, Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal, My God Is a Rack, Bright Canaan, Sometimes I Feel Like a Moanin' Dove, Amazing Grace, I Got Shoes, His Voice as the Sound, Soon One Morning, I Will Arise, Same Train, Saints Bound for Heaven, Lord, If I Got My Ticket

Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes, New Liebeslieder and Seven Songs of Evening
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Telarc, CD-80326
Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major
Atlanta SO, Peter Serkin (soloist), Pro Arte, #3459
1994
"Songs of Angels - Christmas Hymns and Carols"
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Telarc, CD-80377

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Mary Had a Baby, Angels We Have Heard on High, Hacia Belen Va Un Borrico, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Christ Was Born on Christmas Day, How into Bethlehem?, March of the Kings, Boar's Head Carol, Coventry Carol, O Tannenbaum, Deck the Halls, Masters in This Hall, Cherry Tree Carol, My Dancing Day, We Three Kings of Orient Are, Away in a Manger, Touro-Louro-Louro, Good Christian Men Rejoice, So Blest a Sight, Holly and the Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, Good King Wenceslas, What Child Is This?, Wassail Song, Susanni, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, In the Bleak Midwinter, Fum, Fum, Fum

Szymanowski: Stabat Mater
Poulenc: Stabat Mater
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80362
Shubert: Songs for Male Chorus
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Telarc, CD-80240
"Grand and Glorius: Great Operatic Choruses"
Atlanta SO and Choruses, Telarc, CD-80333

Handel: Acis and Galatea / Happy We!; Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / When I am Laid in Earth...With Drooping Wings; Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Zhivi I Zdravstvui; Bizet: Carmen / Les Voici; Beethoven: Fidelio / O Welche Lust!; Wagner: Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Wach'auf!, Lohengrin / Treulich Geführt, Tannhäuser / Beglückt' Darf Nun Dich and Freudig Begrüssen Wir; Verdi: Il Trovatore / Vedi! Le Fosche Notturne Spoglie, Rigoletto / Zitti, Zitti, Nabucco / Va, Pensiero; Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Que Interminabile Andirivieni!; Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana / Regina Coeli

5243141
5243141 reverse
"Christmas with the Robert Shaw Chorale"
This is a CD compilation of three vinyl LPs: Christmas Hymns & Carols, Vol. 1 (1957), Christmas Hymns & Carols, Vol. 2 (1952), and Rejoice in the Lamb (1964). It is available only from both The Musical Heritage Society and BMG Music. Many thanks to Richard H. Weiner for his persistance in seeking this recording and to Chip Arcuri for supplying the release date.
1995
"Evocation of the Spirit"
Górecki: Totus Tuus
Pärt: Magnificat
Barber: Agnus Dei (choral version of Adagio for Strings)
Martin: Mass
Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Telarc, CD-80406
Read the review
"The Power and The Majesty: Essential Choral Classics"
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Telarc, CD-80397

Verdi: Requiem / Dies Irae and Tuba Mirum; Duruflé: Pie Jesu; Orff: Carmina Burana / O Fortuna; Mozart: Requiem / Dies Irae, Rex Tremendae, Confutatis and Lacrimosa ; Borodin: Prince Igor (excerpt); Bach: Mass in B minor / Kyrie Eleison; Handel: Messiah / Hallelujah Chorus; Berlioz: L' Enfance du Christ / Shepherds' Farewell; Fauré: Requiem / Sanctus; Haydn: Die Schöpfung / The Heavens are Telling; Verdi: Nabucco / Va, Pensiero; Rachmaninov: Nyne Otpushchayeshi; Berlioz: Requiem / Dies Irae

Mendelssohn: Elijah
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80389
1996
John Adams: Harmonium
Rachmaninoff: The Bells
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80365
1998 Grammy winner for Best Choral Performance.
"Appear & Inspire"
Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Debussy: Trois Chansons
Ravel: Trois Chansons
Poulenc: Un Soir de neige
Badings: Trois Chansons Bretonnes
Argento: I Hate and I Love
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Telarc, CD-80408
Read the review
1997
"A Robert Shaw Christmas: Angels on High"
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Telarc, CD-80461

O Come Emmanuel, Alleluia, The First Nowell, The Carol of the Birds, Allon Gay Bergères, A Hymn to the Virgin, O Magnum Mysterium, Rejoice and Sing, Ave Maria, What is This Lovely Fragrance, Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, Sing Lullaby, While Be My Sheep, Break Forth O Wonderous Heavenly Light, Heavenly Light, Adeste Fideles, Britten's Ceremony of Carols.

CDD266
Brahms: Concerto for Piano #1 in D minor
Atlanta SO, Peter Serkin (soloist), Pro Arte, CDD-266
"Absolute Heaven"
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Telarc, CD-80458

Boito: Mefistofele Prologue; Poulenc: Mass / Agnus Dei; Mozart: Great Mass / Kyrie; Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives / Hallelujah; Rachmaninov: Vespers / Bless the Lord, O My Soul; Duruflé: Requiem / Sanctus; Dvořák: Te Deum Laudamus [excerpt]; Vivaldi: Gloria / Et in terra pax; Bach: Magnificat in D / Suscepit Israel; Fauré: Requiem / Pie Jesu; Verdi: Requiem Mass: Libera me; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana/ Regina Coeli; Schubert: Mass #2 / Benedictus; Berlioz: Requiem / Rex tremendae; Mahler: Symphony of a Thousand / Finale

1998
Barber: Prayers of Kierkegaard
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Bartok: Cantata Profana
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80479
1999 Grammy winner for Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Recording & Best Engineered Classical Recording.
"Gloria! - Music of Praise and Inspiration"
Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Shubert, Haydn, etc.
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Telarc, CD-80519

Gloria: Gloria in excelsis, Mass in b: Sanctus, Messiah: And suddenly there was with the angel-Glory to God, The Creation: Awake the Heavens, Mass No.2 in G: Gloria, Missa solemnis: Gloria, Requiem Sanctus, Heavenly Light, Te Deum: Aeterna fac, Verspers: Slava V Vyshnikh Bogu (Glory to God in the Highest), Requiem: Sanctus, Mass in G: Gloria, Alleluia, Mass: Sanctus, Magnificat.

1999
Dvořák: Stabat Mater
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80506
This was Maestro Shaw's final recording, and the disc includes a delightful NPR interview.
2000 Grammy nominee for Best Classical Album and Best Engineered Classical Album.
Brahms: A German Requiem
Utah SO, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Craig Jessop conducting, Telarc CD-80501
English interpretation by Robert Shaw. Shaw had intended to release this himself, but died three weeks before the planned recording date.
2000
"O Magnum Mysterium"
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Telarc, CD-80531

If Ye Love Me, A New Commandment, O vos omnes, O magnum mysterium (3 versions), Vespers (praise the name of the Lord), Der entfernte, Wonderous Love, Amazing Grace, Sometimes I feel like a moanin' dove, Totus Tuus

Hale Smith: Evocation, Toussaint L'Ouverture 1803
Boston Musica Viva, Composers Recordings Inc.
Shaw conducts one of the three tracks on this disc.
2001
Great Choral Classics
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80577

Verdi: "Gloria all'Egitto" from Aïda, Faure: "Agnus Dei" from Requiem, Bach: "Magnificat anima mea" from Magnificat, Orff: "In taberna quando sumus" from Carmina burana, Bernstein: II. (Psalm 23 - Psalm 2:1-4) from Chichester Psalms, Poulenc: "Laudamus Te" from Gloria, Schubert: "Kyrie" from Mass No. 2 in G Major, Dvořák: "Tui Nati vulnerati" from Stabat Mater, Verdi: "Te Deum" from Four Sacred Pieces, Haydn: "Sing to God" from The Creation, Bach: "Osanna in excelsis" from Mass in B Minor, Vivaldi: "Cum Sancto Spiritu" from Gloria, Brahms: "Selig sind die Toten" from Ein deutsches Requiem

Robert Shaw, Master of the First Art, Volume I
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Atlanta Boy Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Robert Shaw Festival Singers, a consortium of Boston University, The Ohio State University, and The University of California at Los Angeles
Telarc, distributed by the Classical Public Radio Network
Thanks to Scott Henderson for this information and the cover scan

Orff: O Fortuna from Carmina Burana; Haydn: The Heavens are Telling from The Creation; Rachmaninoff: Bogorordiste Devo; Verdi: Dies irae from Requiem; Durufle: Sanctus from Requiem; Beethoven: Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives; Thompson: Alleluia; Vivaldi: Gloria in excelsis from Gloria; Barber: Agnus Dei; Brahms: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungenn from German Requiem; Victoria: O magnum mysterium; Berlioz: Rex tremendae from Requiem; Mozart: Ave verum corpus; Bach: Dona nobis pacem from Mass in b minor; Schubert: Das Dörfchen; Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium; Handel: Hallelujah from Messiah

2002
80602
Elegy
Atlanta SO and Chorus, Telarc, CD-80602

Stabat Mater dolorosa; Poulenc: "Fac ut ardeat" from Stabat Mater; Mozart: Ave verum corpus; Mozart: "Offertorium" from Requiem; Faure: "Sanctus" from Requiem; Durufle: "Lux aeterna" from Requiem; Poulenc: "Benedictus" from Mass in G major; Verdi: "Ave Maria" from Quattro Pezzi Sacri; Poulenc: "Bois meurtri" from Un soir de neige; Beethoven: "Elegiac Song"; Hindemith: "Come, lovely and soothing Death" from When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom'd; Brahms: Schicksalslied; Schoenberg: "Friede auf Erden"

2004
Robert Shaw, Master of the First Art, Volume II
Telarc, distributed by the Classical Public Radio Network
Thanks to Scott Henderson for this information
Unknown Release Date
"Great Love Songs and Ballads"
RCA Red Seal
This information was contributed by Mary Lichlyter

Through the years, Thine alone, Beautiful Dreamer, Romany Life, Darling Nellie Gray, The night was made for love, A kiss in the dark, All the things you are, Come where my love lies dreaming, Gypsy love song, Dancing in the dark, Vive l'amour, I love you so, My bonnie, Yesterdays, Laura Lee, Kiss me again, Nelly Bly. Du du liegst mir im Herzen, Indian love call, Shenandoah, I know where I'm going, Die Lorelei, Loch lomond, The minstrel boy

"The Death of Nathan Hale"
No indication of label or performers.
"Songs For Christmas Time"
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor
Except for Kentucky Mountain Ballad, this appears to be a subset of "Christmas Hymns and Carols, Vol. 2".

So blest a sight, A Virgin Unspotted, The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Cherry-tree Carol, Kentucky Mountain Ballad, Mary had a Baby, How unto Bethlehem, among others.

Gounod: Chorus, Deposons Les Armes; Gloire Immortelle De Nos Aieus, from Faust
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor SO, Renato Cellini, conductor, RCA 60205-2-RG
Byrd: Christ Rising Again
No indication of label or performers.
"Just A Song"
Robert Shaw Chorale

Just a Song, Good Night Ladies, Aura Lee, I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen and others


This information was contributed by Tom Smith, who is interested in locating a copy of this album.
Operetta Cameos
Operatta Cameos
Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Red Seal R263428, 2 LP set

Tramp Tramp Tramp, 'Neath the Southern Moon, Italian Street Song, I'm Falling in Love with Someone, Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life, Giannina Mia, Donkey Serenade, Gypsy Love Song, Romany Life, Sweetheart Waltz, Summer Serenade, Sweethearts, When You're Away, Song of Love, Drinking Song, Stouthearted Men, One Kiss, Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, Lover Come Back, Wanting You, Vilia, I Love You So, Farewell to Dreams, Will You Remember, I'll See You Again, Zigeuner, The Mounties, Rose Marie, Indian Love Call.

"Angela mia" & "Easter parade"
Men of the Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA 10-4214 and E4RB-0010, 78 rpm
Grand Opera Gala for Orchestra and Chorus, Vol. 2
Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra, Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Red Seal R230027
Thanks to Michael Parker for this information.

Ride Of The Valkyries, Grand March from Aïda, Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, Bacchanale from Sampson and Delilah, Waltz Scene from Faust, Polanaise from Eugene Onegin, etc.

Poulenc: Gloria
Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Michael Murray (organ), Sylvia McNair (soprano), Telarc
Cover image contributed by Bradley Taylor
Available from Amazon.com
Dear People...Robert Shaw "Dear People . . . Robert Shaw"
by Joseph A. Mussulman
 
"The Robert Shaw Reader"
by Robert Blocker
Of Interest
The New York Public Library Online Catalog also holds the following:
  • "Gilgamesh" by Nicolai T. Berezowsky, adapted by Robert Shaw and Alice Berezowsky, Boosey and Hawkes, 1947
  • "Liebeslieder Waltzes" by Johannes Brahms, edited by Robert Shaw, G. Schirmer, 1961
  • "The Shaw-Parker Book of Christmas Carols" by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, G. Schirmer, 1991
  • Two videotape recordings of the Atlanta SO and Chorus performing "The Messiah", one from 1988 and the second from 1991
The Library of Congress holds the following recording:
  • Howard Brucker interviews Robert Shaw, Hale Smith, and T.J. Anderson about Scott Joplin, ragtime, and Joplin's opera, "Treemonisha". Originally recorded in 1972 for use by the Voice of America, this recording exists on 2 reels of 1/4" analog audio tape, 7 1/2 ips, double track, mono.
  • Music America Loves Best, NBC radio broadcast 15 Apr 1945, dedicated to the memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt performed by Thomas L. Thomas with Robert Shaw leading the RCA Victor Chorale. Shelf #RWA 6896 B3-4. 1/4" analog audio tape, 7.5ips, double-track mono.
  • CBS-Chrysler radio broadcast, 25 Oct 1945, variety program with multiple performers. Robert Shaw Chorale performs Set Down Servant, Heavenly Light, Soon a-will be Done and Navy Day Salute (Anchors Away, Waves of the Navy, Eternal Father Strong to Save).
  • Hovhaness: The Mysterious Mountain, Shaw conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 25-26 Jan 1958, unpublished recording, RGA 4118 track 7, 1 digital sound cassette
The Yale University Library holds the following:
The Carnegie Hall online gift shop lists the following Robert Shaw Choral Workshop Video Volumes in limited quantity:
  • Brahms: A German Requiem
  • Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
  • Berlioz: Requiem
  • Britten: War Requiem
  • Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
  • Verdi: Requiem
  • Mendelssohn: Elijah
  • Haydn: The Creation and The Seasons
 
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Telarc has recently re-issued nearly every Shaw recording from the CD era (1978+) except for the Christmas discs.

If you are trying to find copies of out-of-print CDs or old vinyl recordings, your best bet is to establish a Favorite Search on Ebay.com.

 

Last updated 30 May 2005
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