St Cecilia Orchestra

Ripon’s renowned St Cecilia Orchestra is much more than just an orchestra.
At its most spectacular it is an exceptionally fine and very large symphony orchestra, often working with top class international soloists and capable of giving high-quality performances


St Cecilia Orchestra Repertoire

Including works performed by the Mowbray Ensemble and the Mowbray Orchestra

Adams, John

A Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Albinoni, Tomaso

Adagio for Strings & Organ
Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op 9, No 2
Trumpet Concerto in Bb, Op 7, No 3

Alford, Kenneth

'March: 'Colonel Bogey'

Anderson, Leroy


Arne, Thomas

Rule Brittania

Arnold, Malcolm

Flute Concerto No 1
Four Cornish Dances
Four English Dances (Set 1)
Tam O'Shanter
Concerto for 2 Violins & Strings
Grand Grand Overture

Bach, arr. Stokowski

Toccata & Fugue in D minor

Bach, J S

Brandenburg Concerto No 1
Brandenburg Concerto No 2
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G
Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat
Cantata No 51 (Jauchzett Gott)
Cantata No 78
Cantata No 80 (Ein Feste Burg)
Cantata No 82 (Ich Habe Genug)
Cantata No 140 (Wachet Auf)
Cantata No 147 (Herz und Mund)
Christmas Oratorio
Concerto for Violin & Oboe
Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins
Magnificat in D
Mass in B minor
St John Passion
Suite No. 2 in B minor
Suite No. 3 in D
Violin Concerto in E Major
Motet Lobet den Herrn
Piano concerto in D minor, BWV 1052

Barber, Samuel

Adagio for Strings

Barry, John

'Suite: 'Dances with Wolves'

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for Orchestra
Romanian Folk Dances
Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta

Bax, Arnold


Beethoven, L van

Choral Fantasia
Egmont Overture
Mass in C
Missa Solemnis
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G
Triple Concerto
Prometheus Overture & Finale
Romance in G for Violin
Romance in F for Violin
Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 3
Symphony No. 4 in B flat
Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 8
Symphony No. 9
Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Meerstille und Gluckliche Fahrt
Violin Concerto
Leonora Overture

Bennett, Richard Rodney

Jazz Calendar

Berlioz, Hector

Nuits d'Ete
Overture Carnival Romain
Shepherds' Farewell
Symphonie Fantastique

Bernstein, Leonard

'Overture 'Candide'
Symphonic Dances (WSStory)
Chichester Psalms

Bizet, Georges

Habanera (Carmen)
Symphony in C
Carmen Suite

Blake, Howard

'All God's Creatures'

Bliss, Arthur

'March from 'Things to Come'

Borodin, Alexander

In the Steppes of Central Asia
Polovetsian Dances

Boyce, William

Symphony No 1 in B flat

Brahms, Johannes

Academic Festival Overture
Double Concerto
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Piano Concerto No. 2
Violin Concerto
German Requiem
Hungarian Dance No. 1
Hungarian Dance No. 6
St Anthony Variations
Serenade No. 2 in A Major
Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Tragic Overture
Symphony No. 4 in E minor
Hungarian Dance No. 3
Symphony No. 3 in F

Britten, Benjamin

Cantata Saint Nicholas
Psalm 150
Serenade for Tenor, Hn & Str.
Simple Symphony for Strings
Young Persons' Guide
War Requiem
Sea Interludes

Bruch, Max

Double Concerto for Cl & Va.
Romance for Viola
Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor

Bruckner, Anton

Graduals & 2 Aequale
Mass in F minor
Te Deum
Mass in E minor

Camilleri, Charles

Village music for Strings (UK Premiere)

Canteloube, Joseph

Chants d' Auvergne

Carbonelli, Giovanni (arr. Kelsey)

Praeludium in D minor

Carpenter, Gary

The Lamplighter
The Lamplighter

Carter, Andrew

2 Songs from "Benedicite"

Chabrier, Emmanuel

Joyeuse Marche

Chopin, Frederic

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor

Coates, Eric

'March: 'The Dam Busters'

Copland, Aaron

Appalachian Spring (Chamber version)
Clarinet Concerto
Quiet City
Appalichian Spring (Full Orchestral version)
Fanfare for the Common Man

Corelli, Arcangelo

Christmas Concerto

Cornelius, Peter

Drei Weihnachtslieder

Debussy, Claude

Danses Sacree et Profane
L'Apres Midi d'un Faune
La Mer

Delius, Frederick

La Calinda (Koanga)
Walk to the Paradise Garden

Dodson, Peter

Eucharistia (Wld. Pr)
Patchwork for Ripon (Wld. Pr)
Song of the Sea God (Wld. Pr)
Strings for Xenophon (Wld.Pr)

Doppler, Anton (arr. Kelsey)

Andante & Rondo for 2 Flutes

Dukas, Paul

Fanfare 'La Peri'
Villanelle for Horn & Orchestra
The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Durufle, Maurice


Dvorak, Anton

Cello Concerto
Slavonic Dance No. 9
Symphony No. 8 in G
Serenade for Wind
Symphony No. 9 (New World)
Silent Woods for Cello & Orchestra
Hussite Overture
Serenade for Wind
Slavonic Dance No 3
Slavonic Dance No 8
Stabat Mater

Elgar, Edward

Chanson de Matin
Cello Concerto
Elegy for Strings
Enigma Variations
Fantasia & Fugue in C minor (Bach)
Introduction & Allegro
Overture Cockaigne
Pomp & Circumstance No. 1
Pomp & Circumstance No. 4 in G
Romance for Bassoon
Sea Pictures
Serenade for Strings
Symphony No. 1in A flat
The Dream of Gerontius
The Kingdom
The Music Makers
Violin Concerto

Faure, Gabriel

Cantique de Jean Racine
Elegie for Cello & Orchestra
Masques et Bergamasques

Fenby, Eric

Overture 'Rossini on Ilkla Moor'

Finzi, Gerald

Dies Natalis
Intimations of Immortality
Clarinet Concerto

Foley, Dean

Partita for Jo (Wld. Pr.)

Francaix, Jean

Sept Danses for Wind
Neuf Pieces Caracteristiques for Wind
Divertissement for Bassoon & Strings
L'Horloge de Flore

Franck, Cesar

Symphony in D minor

Gabrieli, Giovanni

Canzona No XVI for Brass

German, Edward

Just So Songs (Arr. Kelsey)

Gershwin, George

Rhapsody in Blue

Glinka, Mikhail

Overture Russlan & Ludmilla

Gounod, Charles

Petite Symphonie for wind

Grieg, Edvard

Holberg Suite for Strings
Piano Concerto
Peer Gynt Suite No 1

Handel, G. F.

Chandos Anthem No 9
Dettingen Te Deum
Dettingen Anthem
Israel in Egypt
Let thy hand be Strengthened
Messiah (arr. Mozart)
My Heart is Inditing
Oh Praise the Lord
Organ Concerto Op. 4, No 1
Organ Concerto No. 10
The King Shall Rejoice
Zadok the Priest
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Ode for St Cecilia's Day

Harvey, Jacques

The Wakeman of Ripon (arr. Kelsey)

Haydn, Joseph

Cello Concerto in C
Maria Theresa Mass
Missa Brevis (St. Joannis)
Nelson Mass
St Nicholas Mass
Sinfonia Concertante
Spring from The Seasons
Symphony No 60 (Il Distratto)
Symphony No 83 La Poule
Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford)
The Creation
Toy Symphony
Trumpet Concerto
Symphony No. 85 (La Reine)
Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)
Symphony No. 99
Te Deum
Symphony No 22, The Philosopher

Hindemith, Paul

Symphonic Metamorphoses

Holst, Gustav

Lyric Movement for Viola
St. Paul's Suite for Strings
Suite The Planets

Howells, Herbert

Hymnus Paradisi

Humperdink, Engelbert

Overture Hansel & Gretel

Ibert, Jacques


Ives, Charles

The Rainbow
The Unanswered Question

Janacek, Leos


Kern, Jerome

'Can't help Lovin' (Showboat)

Khachaturian, Aram


Kioulaphides, Victor

Idillio Sinfonico

Kodaly, Zoltan

Summer Evening

Lalo, Edouard

Two Aubades

Lambert, Constant

Rio Grande

Lanner, Joseph

Malapou Galop

Lehar, Franz

Merry Widow (excerpts)

Liszt, Franz

Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C minor
Piano Concerto No 1
Piano Concerto No 2

MacKerras, Charles

Pineapple Poll

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony No. 1
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 2 (Ressurection)

Martinu, Bohuslav

Serenade No. 1
Serenade No. 3
Sinfonia Concertante
Divertimento (Serenade) No 4

Mendelssohn, Felix

Overture Hebrides
St Paul
Octet for Strings
Violin Concerto
Symphony No 4, (Italian)
Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture
Midsummer Night's Dream - Nocturne
Midsummer Night's Dream - Rupeltanz

Milhaud, Darius


Monteverdi, Claudio

Beatus Vir
Vespers (1610)

Mozart, W. A.

Aria 'Non so piu'
Arietta 'Voi che sapete'
Ave Verum Corpus
Bassoon Concerto
Clarinet Concerto
Concerto for Flute & Harp
Flute Concerto in G
Horn Concerto No 3, K447
Oboe Concerto
Piano Concerto in D minor
German Dance (Sleighride)
Divertimento in D, (K131)
Divertimento in D, (K136)
Exsultate Jubilate
Haffner Serenade, K250
March in D (Haffner), K249
Mass in C minor (K427)
Missa Brevis in D
Missa Brevis in F
Musical Joke
Overture Magic Flute
Piano Concerto in C major, K467
Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments (K361)
Sinfonia Concertante (Vn/Va
Sinfonia Concertante (Wind)
Symphony No. 25 in G minor
Symphony No. 29 in A
Symphony No. 33 in B flat
Symphony No. 39 in E flat
Symphony No. 40 in G minor
Symphony No. 41 in C
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
Violin Concerto in D, K218
Divertimento in F, (K138)
Serenade in C minor for Wind
Symphony No 36 in C
Symphony No 31 in D (Paris)

Mussorgsky, Modeste

Pictures at an Exhibition
Night on a Bare Mountain

Norman, Monty

Themes from 007

Novak, Jan

Baletti a 9 for Wind

Offenbach, Jacques

Overture Orpheus aus Enfers

Orff, Carl

Carmina Burana

Parry, Hubert


Pergolesi, Giovanni

Stabat mater dolorosa

Piazzolla, Astor


Poulenc, Francis

Organ Concerto
Flute Sonata (orch. Berkeley)

Prokofiev, Sergei

Cinderella Suite No 1
Peter & the Wolf
Romeo & Juliet Suite No 1
Classical Symphony

Puccini, Giacomo

Crisantemi for String Orchestra
La Boheme (complete Opera)
Messa di Gloria
Tosca (complete Opera)

Purcell, Henry

Chaconne (arr. Britten)
My Heart Inditing
Ode to St. Cecilia 1692
Fairy Queen (Excerpts)

Quilter, Roger

Children's Overture

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Symphony No. 2 in E minor
Piano Concerto No 1 in F# minor
Piano Concerto No 4 in C minor

Ravel, Maurice

La Valse
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Suite Mother Goose
Piano Concerto in G

Respighi, Ottorino

Ancient Airs and Dances (Suite 1)
Suite 'The Birds'
Church Windows

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai


Rodrigo, Joaquin

Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre

Rossini, Gioacchino

Overture The Thieving Magpie
Overture William Tell
Cenerentola Overture
Overture Thew Silken Ladder
Overture The Silken Ladder

Rutter, John

Where Icicles Hang
Angel's Carol
The Gift of Life

Saint-Saens, Camille

Cello Concerto No 1
Danse Macabre
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)
Cello Concerto

Schmitt, Florent

Lied et Scherzo for Wind

Schubert, Franz

Symphony - Mass in A flat
Mass in E flat
Symphony No. 5 in B flat
Symphony No. 8 in B minor

Schumann, Robert

Piano Concerto
Konzertstuck for 4 Horns

Shchedrin, Rodion

Carmen Suite for Strings & Percussion

Shephard, Richard

The Musicians of Bremen

Shore, Howard

Suite: 'Fellowship of the Ring'

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
Festival Overture
Jazz Suite No. 2
Piano Concerto No. 2
Symphony No. 5 in D
Symphony No. 9
Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)
Cello Concerto

Sibelius, Jean

Karelia Suite
Romance in C for Strings
Suite Pelleas et Melisande
Symphony No. 1 in E minor
Symphony No. 2 in D
Symphony No. 5 in E flat
Valse Triste
Violin Concerto

Spohr, Louis


Stainer, John


Stanford, Charles Villiers

Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem

Strauss, Johann (II)

Blue Danube Waltz
Emperor Waltz
'Overture 'Die Fledermaus'
Perpetuum Mobile
Polka Feuerfest
Polka Im Krapfenwald'l
Thunder & Lightning Polka
Overture Waldmeister
Laughing Song (Die Fledermaus)

Strauss, Richard

Also Sprach Zarathustra (Opening)
Don Juan
Duett - Concertino
Ein Heldenleben
Four Last Songs
Horn Concerto No. 2
Oboe Concerto
Rosenkavalier 1st Waltz Sequence
Suite in B flat for Wind
Till Eulenspiegel
Serenade for Wind
Symphony for Wind

Stravinsky, Igor

Dumbarton Oaks
Firebird Suite (1945)
Pulcinella Suite
Symphony of Psalms
The Soldier's Tale

Sullivan, John B

Lazy Tango

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilych

Capriccio Italienne
Nutcracker Suite
Piano Concerto No. 1
Overture Romeo & Juliet
Symphony No. 5
Sleeping Beauty Ballet Music
Swan Lake Ballet Music
Violin Concerto
Overture 1812
Rococo Variations
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 6
Serenade for Strings

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Viola Concerto

Tin, Christopher

The Drop the Contained the Sea (UK Pr)

Vaughan Williams, R

Fantasia on Christmas Carols
5 Variants on Dives & Lazarus
Sea Symphony
Serenade to Music
Tallis Fantasia
The Lark Ascending
Dona Nobis Pacem
Fantasia on Greensleeves
Sancta Civitas
Oboe Concerto

Verdi, Giuseppe

Il Trovatore (complete opera)

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concerto Grosso in D Minor
Magnificat in G minor

Wagner, Richard

Ride of the Valkyrie
Seigfried Idyll
Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Prelude Die Meistersinger

Waldteufel, Emil

Skaters' Waltz

Walton, William

Belshazzar's Feast
Crown Imperial
March: "Orb & Sceptre"
Two pieces from Henry V
Viola Concerto
Facade (The complete entertainment)
March: "Crown Imperial"

Weber, Carl Maria von

Overture Der Freischutz
Concertino for Clarinet
Bassoon Concerto

Webern, Anton

Langsamer Satz for Strings

Weill, Kurt

Dreigroschenmusik 1928

Whelan, Bill


Williams, John

Suite: 'Harry Potter'
Suite: 'Star Wars'
Theme from 'Schindler's List'

Wiren, Dag

Serenade for Strings

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

Chamber Symphony

Wood, Sir Henry

Fantasia on British Sea Songs

Ysaye, Eugene

Harmonies du Soir

Zimmer, Hans

Pirates of the Caribbean (at World's End)

Zoran, Eric

'Cartoon' for 13 solo strings and harpsichord