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Choir Archivist Roy Pugh is gradually assembling a new data base giving full details of each recording made by the Orpheus.
*Up to 1960
*The 1960s
*The 1970s
*The 1980s
*The 1990s
*The 2000s
*The 2010s


Our recordings have always been in great demand on radio programmes. and have featured on television  in such programmes as "Liverpool 1" , "Midsomer Murders" (HTV) , "The One Show"  (click here) and the film "A  Mind To Kill: Rest Not Secure" (C5) 

Succesful ventures into the "pop" world have included recordings with chart-topping T'Pau and The Alarm. The involvement with the latter band led to television appearances on "Top of the Pops" and "Wogan" . In 2008 the Choir recorded the Cardiff Castle Suite, composed by David Mitcham.
In 2009 Synth-Pop legend Howard Jones wrote music for the Orpheus which was recorded on his 'Ordinary Heroes' Album. See our special feature.

click on the title on 'Soon you'll go' on the music player


Our recordings made since 1979, the year Alwyn Humphreys was appointed our Musical Director, contain over two hundred of his arrangements. They provide an abundance of proof of his widely recognised flair for arranging music for male choirs.

Several of the Orpheus recordings have been reviewed in The Gramophone.


Major Awards
Music Retailers' Association Award -
Best Choral Record of the Year

1985 ~ YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE ~ Grasmere

1988 ~ I'll WALK BESIDE YOU ~ Grasmere

1990 ~ LAND OF MY FATHERS ~ Grasmere ~ With the BTM Band


Silver Discs
1989 ~ CHANCE (A New South Wales) ~ IRS Records - with The Alarm

1991 ~ CHRISTMAS FROM THE LAND OF SONG ~ EMI
(With the Pontarddulais and Treorchy Male Choirs and the Band of the Welsh Guards)


Recordings  
including new and compilations
( For a list of our recordings currently available on CD and / or tape please visit our on-line shop)


ABC Classics

2008 Folklorica: From the Valleys


Allegro Distrubted Lines

2001 The Best of Wales - A Musical Celebration   a compilation CD


Alto Take Two label

2012 Welsh Male Voice Choir Tradition Morriston Orpheus -  a compilation of tracks first released  1959-61 


A-Play

2001 Great Hymns sung by the Welsh Choirs


Authentic

2002  From the Heart of Wales   compilation CD


Bandleader 

1990 Bandanza (The Great Berlin Band Show) LP

1999 MOC Presents the Sounds of Cardiff Arms Park LP This recording reached 4th place in the Classic Chart in New Zealand and 9th in the FM Classic Chart in the UK.

2001 Great Rugby Anthems 24 Favourite Tunes  CD compilation

2002 The Best of Wales CD compilation

2010 Best of British Military Music. CD Compilation

2010 World's Greatest Male Choirs  MP3 compilation

2012 March of the Irish  (X5 Music Group)  MP3 compilation


Bay Enterprises  / Bay Records

2011 Bryn Yem Meets The Morriston Orpheus  an MP3 release of the 1978 LP   (link to the original LP)


BBC

1969 Gymanfa Ganu, Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston LP In the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales 

2001 Songs of Praise Christmas Album 2001

2002 Songs of Praise Christmas Album 2002

2009 Melodies for You CD chosen by Alan Titchmarch. Compilation 

2010 The Songs of Praise Christmas Carols Album


Best of British

2003 A Choral Spectacular 3 CD compilation of MOC and other choirs


Bianco

2001 You'll Never Walk Alone CD (from 1985 LP)


Black Mountain Records 

1993 Welsh Choral Favourites Vol.2. Unwn yn y Gan (United in Song). With 7 other local male choirs LP


BMG

2001 National Trust Music Collection 3CDs (compilations)


Carlin Music

1990 National Music - Wales  compilation CD


Carinco AG

2007 I'll Walk Beside You  (from the 1988 original LP)


Castle ~ Sanctuary

1997 Land of Song ~ Welsh Choral Classics. compilation


Castle  Communications

1992 Land of my fathers  double CD compilation. Various choirs


Classical Communications Ltd  [The Gift of Music Label]

2013 Spirit of England  - compiliation CD


Classic fm

2013 Fifty Royal Classics   MP3 compilation album


Columbia Gramophone Company Ltd 

(All made early or pre-1960)

Ar Hyd y Nos ~ Rhyfelgyrch Gwr Harlech 78

Dafydd y Carreg Wen ~ Cyfri'r Geifr 78

Si Hei Lwli Mabi ~ Laudamus 78

Yn Dy Waith ~ Non Sum Dignus 78

1953  When Evening's Twilight ~ Linden Lea 78

Rhondda Rhapsody ~ Song of the Valley 78 With Brian Johnson and the Ray Martin Orchestra

Wales Land of Song 45    incl. Men of Harlech

Wales Land of Song 2. 45   Incl. Myfanwy

Your Kind of Music


Conifer Records

1991 Aspects  ( a re-issue of the 1988 recording 'I'll walk Beside You'


Craighall Studios 

1977 British Berlin Tattoo (Jubilee Year Tribute) LP With Massed Military Bands

1981 Berlin Tattoo (Musical Highlights) LP With Massed Military Bands


Crimson

2007 Voices from the Land of Song Compilation CD [Demon Music Group Ltd.]

2008 Rugby Anthems. Compilation CD


Damont 

1978 Gateway to Song. With Bryn Yemm LP

1978 The Old Rugged Cross / Holy City with Bryn Yemm 45 single


Decca
1958 Land of my Fathers LP

1969 The World of Wales in Song LP compilation

1979 The World of Sir Arthur Sullivan LP compilation

1980 Great Welsh Male Voice Tradition  LP and Cassette compilation 

1999 The World of Wales in Song CD compilation (re-issue)


Decca (UMO)

2013 Land of My Fathers  'Timeless Welsh Classics'  MP3 compilation


Delta Music

2002 Songs from the Valleys. CD compilation (from 1988)

2003 From the Valleys of Wales CD compilation

2005/6 Land of my Fathers  2CD compilation

2006 Great Choral Voices of Wales CD compilation

2008 Tydi a Roddiast  2CD compilation

2008 The Greatest Choirs in the World. Morriston Orpheus. CD compilation

2010 I'll Walk Beside You  CD and mp3 compilation


Demon Music Group

2007 Voices from the Land of Song  - compilation on the Crimson Productions Label.


Discurio

1999 MOC presents the Sounds of Cardiff Arms Park  CD


Disky

1998 Welsh Favourites 3CDs compilation

1998 The Very Best of Welsh Choirs.  CD  compilation

2000 There'll Always Be An England. CD compilation


Ditto

1988 Great Welsh Choirs  Double Cassette compilation


DLG Digital

2014 All Kinds of Folk  mp3 compilation album


DTOX

2009 Ordinary Heroes


Editions Audiovisuel Beulah

2015 Music of England Vol.9  mp3 compilation album


EMI

1961 The Glory of Wales EP 45rpm

1962 The Glory of Wales LP

1963 Songs from the Green Hills LP

1963 Stiring Choruses  EP 45rpm

1965 The Valley of Song LP 

1967 With Heart and Voice LP 

1967 A Man Alone / Anvil Chorus 45 single

1968 We'll Keep a Welcome LP 

1969 God Bless the Prince of Wales LP

1969 A Heritage of Song LP compilation

1970 Land of Hope and Glory. With GUS Footwear Band LP

1970 Land of My Fathers  LP compilation

1970 This is Christmas LP 

1972 Cartref LP

1972 Morte Criste / Diolch i'r Ior 45 EP

1973 On Route. With The Band of the Welsh Guards LP

1973 Llef LP

1975 The Heart of Wales LP

1976 A Grand Night for Singing. With The Band of HM Royal Marines LP

1977 Sing We Merrily LP . Title track composed for the Choir by the then Conductor - Leslie Ryan 

1978 The Very Best of Gilbert and Sullivan. With The Band of HM Royal LP Marines

1978 Golden and New LP

1980 Say it with Music. With The Band of HM Royal Marines LP

1980 This is Wales  LP compilation

1980 20 Welsh Male Choir Favourites   LP compilation

1982 How Great Thou Art LP

1984 Myfanwy LP

1986 Amazing Grace LP

1986 Festival of Welsh Male Voice Choirs 2LPs compilation 

1987 An Hour of Welsh Male Choirs  (MFP label)- compilation

1989 The MOC Sing the Hits of Andrew Lloyd Webber LP

1989 MOC with Band of HM Royal Marines compilation CD
 
1991 Christmas From the Land of Song . With the Treorchy & Pontarddulais Male Choirs & the Band of Welsh Guards LP 

1991 Welsh Choral Favourites compilation CD

1992 We'll Keep a Welcome. With Treorchy Male Choir and the Band of Welsh Guards LP 

1992 The Magic of the Musicals. Double Album compilation

1992 10,000 Voices at Cardiff Arms Park. CD format

1993 10,000 Voices at Cardiff Arms Park II.  CD format

1994 60 Years of Song LP

1995 Morriston and Friends LP

1996 Best of Wales CD compilation

1996 Christmas with the Stars  (EMI Gold) also released with new covers in 1997 and 2006

1997 Best of Wales  3CDs  (EMI Gold) compilation

1997 Sound of Wales CD (Music for Pleasure EMI) compilation

1997 Showstoppers 3CDs (EMI Gold)

1998 Welsh Male Voice Choirs  CD  compilation

1998 The Best of the Alarm with Mike Peters  CD compilation

2000 Favourite Welsh Choirs  CD compilation

2000 Favourite Showtime  CD compilation (EMI Gold/USA)

2002 Absolute Christmas 2CDs compilation (EVA-EMI)

2003 The Greatest Musicals. 3CDs compilation (EMI Gold)

2005 The Best of Wales 2CDs  (EMI Gold)

2005 Sounds of Wales CD (Australia EMI)

2006 Greatest Hits of the Musicals  3CDs compilation

2007 Christmas Hits ~ Nostalgia - compilation CD

2008 Pure Christmas 3CDs compilation

2008 Absolute Christmas 2CDs and DVD (EVA-EMI)

2009 A Grand Night For Singing EMI Gold. Remastered from the 1976 original analogue recording. Special Feature


Event

2013 A Royal Celebration   MP3 compilation album


Grasmere 

1985 You'll Never Walk Alone LP

1985 Grand Military Concert (Berlin). With Massed Military Bands LP

1987 Hiraeth LP

1988 I'll Walk Beside You LP

1990 Land of My Fathers. With the BTM Band LP

1993 Always on My Mind LP

1994 Land of my fathers (double album CD) reissued in 2001 compilation of MOC recordings from various sources published on the 'Music and Memories' label.

1995 Nessun Dorma LP

1996 Let's Face the Music LP

1998 MOC Sings a Tribute to Elvis Presley LP

1998 Music and Memories ~ The Morriston Orpheus Choir. 2CDs compilation on the 'Music and Memories' label (Grasmere recordings)

2000  Traditional Hymns (Time Music Label) compilation CD

2001 Impossible Dream

2004 Mansions of The Lord


Griffin Record

2012 Folk Songs of the British Isles   MP3 compilation album


Hallmark

1999 Land of Song - more Welsh Choir Favourites compilation CD

2002 Welsh Choirs Magnificent Choral Music. compilation CD

2006 Amazing Grace compilation CD

2008 Essential Hymns and Anthems. 2CD compilation

2008 From the Heart of Wales.  CD compilation


HMV
1950's Myfanwy ~ Delyn Aur 78 Myfanwy was a very popular choice of listeners to the BBC's 'Family Favourites' programme which was broadcast at lunch time each Sunday in the early fifties. They either played it sung by the Treorchy Male Choir or ourselves. Our version became easily identifiable to listeners because at one stage a dog can be heard barking in the background.


Irish Independent

2005 Great Anthems of the World Vol 2  CdDcompilation


IRS Records 

1989 Chance. With The Alarm LP

1989 A New South Wales 45

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Knight Records Ltd

1991 A Golden Hour of Welsh Male Choirs  compilations CD on the Castle label


Marathon Media International

2010 From the Heart of Wales  MP3 compilation from 2003 

2010 With One Voice  MP3 of CD originally issued in 2001


Mastersong

1990 Great Welsh Choirs  3CD boxed set -compilation CDs

2001 Wonderful Welsh Choirs CD

2002 Beautiful Hymns of the Great Welsh Choirs  compilation  CD

2003 Enchanting Welsh Choirs.  2CD compilation

2006 Popular Tunes of the Welsh Choirs  CD compilation


Memory Lane Media Ltd

2012 A Choral Spectacular  MP3 compilation

2014 Songs my Mother Taught Me   Mp3 compilation

2014 Let's Get Away From It All     Mp3 compilation

2014 Yesterday's Britain   Mp3 compilation


Millennium Gold  [ Weton ]

2009 Amazing Grace. Favourite Hymns. Compilation MOC and others

2009 The Lord's Prayer. Favourite Hymns. Compilation MOC and others


Minstrel Records

2015 Dydd Gŵyl Dewi  - an mp3 compilation album. MOC and others


Monitor Records

1989 Amazing Grace LP tracks taken from the '73 record On Route


Midget Music

2012 Morriston Orpheus Choir Vol.1  MP3 compilation

2012 Morriston Orpheus Choir Vol. 2 MP3 compilation


Music Collect Int.

1999 Welsh Male Choir  CD compilation


Music and Memories

1998 The Welsh  Male Voice Choir  CD compilation

2000 Choral Magic    CD compilation


Music Club International

2008 Valleys of Song  (Reader's Digest 3 CD boxed set compilation)


Music Factory Entertainment

2009 Mastermix Wales - a compilation CD - specifically for DJs


Music Masters Ltd

1995 The Heritage Collection ~ Wales. A Musical Journey. A compilation CD  


Music for Pleasure

1988 Myfanwy ( re-release on CV of original LP 1984)

1997 The Sounds of Wales  a double CD compilation album


Music Room Pontardawe

2000 The Magic of Morriston - new recording


Music Wales Ltd

2007 Bread of Heaven Wales Forever   compilation CD- an official album of The Welsh Rubgy Union


NETfx (licensed from SAIN)

2009 Celebrating Classical Music of Wales  compilation double CD


Orange Leisure

2011 Welsh Choral Memories   MP3 compilation album


Parlophone UK

2012 Greatest Hits: Musicals   MP3 compilation album


Past Classics

2010  Proud to be Welsh  MP3 compilation album

2012 Voices from the Valleys  mp3 compilation album

2012 Made in Wales  mp3 compilation album

2013 A Welcome in the Hillside  mp3 compilation album

2013  Welcome to Wales  mp3 compilation album


PCR

2006 Bread of Heaven ~ Official Album of the Welsh Rugby Union

2207 Wales in Union ~ compilation of 'rugby anthems', various artists


Pegasus Dance International

2008 The Best of Welsh Choirs  CD compilation


Phantom Sound and Vision

2001 Flesh and Blood ( MIke Peters /The Alarm) 


Phillips

2000 Musical Tribute to the Queen Mother CD compilation


Pickwick

1988 Songs from the Valleys  CD compilation ( digital re-mastered)


Platium

2000 Best of the Welsh Choirs  a 3CD boxed compilation set MOC and others

2000 Comrades in Arms (reissued in 2003 on Prism label) - a compilation CD

2000 The Heritage of Wales [same CD as 1995 Music Masters release]

2003 Land Of My Fathers. Best of Welsh Choirs.  CD compilation


Prism Leisure  (Grasmere recordings)

2000 Great Hymns of the Welsh Choirs  CD compilation

2000 Land of My Fathers CD compilation (also released on the Platium label)

2003 Best of Welsh Choirs. Comrades in Arms. CD compilation


Pulse  (Castle Pulse)

2002 Welsh Choral Classics - Land of Song. CD compilation

2003 Ambassadors of Song  Double CD compilation

2005 Land of my Fathers. 5CD compilation

2007 Songs for Sunday 2CD compilation


Qualiton 

1958 Comrades in Arms ~ Martyrs of the Arena 45

1958 The Crusaders ~ Cymru'n Un ~ Si Hei Lwli Mabi 45

1965 Triple Triumph -celebrating the Welsh rugby team's victory

1968 /1971 Holiday in Wales ~ compilations LP


Rajon

2003 Ambassadors of Song (Australia) Double CD compilation


Reader's Digest

1991 An Old Fashioned Christmas
(5LPs)

1996 The Wonder of Christmas (5CDs)

2008 Valleys of Song ( 3 CD compilation, various choirs)


Red Box Label

2007 The Sound of Wales ~ The Ultimate Collection  compilation set of 4CDs  Various choirs


River Productions

2010 Rugby Anthems. CD Compilation


Sacem 

1985 International Choral Festival, Nancy, France. With the other choirs who took part in the Festival 45


Saland Publishing

2013  Poetry and music of Wales   MP3 compilation album


Sain 

1985 Macushla. With Wyn Ashton LP 

1997 DVD Gwahoddiad  extracts from TV programmes on S4C

2006 20 Uchaf Emynau Cymru  [20 Best loved Welsh Hymns] CD compilation

2007 One Thrilling Combination

2007 The Great Welsh Choirs CD compilaton, re-issue from '87

2009 Nella Fantasia  Click for a Special Feature

2009 Welsh Gold Star Classics  a compilation CD

2011 To Where You Are  

2013 Famous Hymns of Wales  compilation CD


Sharp Edge Records

2014 Traditional Welsh Songbook  mp3 compilation album


Siren 

1991 The Promise. With T'Pau LP


Spectrum Audio

2008 Ambassadors of Song from Wales  2CD compilation albums


Sonare

2015 Hits of the 80s and 70s CD compilation


Sun

2002 Welsh Choral Favourites - compilation CD


Sunday Independent (Ireland)

2005 Great Anthems of the World Vol.1


T2 Entertainment  (Netherlands)

2012 Most popular choirs CD compilation


Time Music Label

2002 The Best of Welsh Choirs CD compilation

Time Music International [ Time Before label ]

2008 Praise and Glory. A 3CD boxed set. 
Each CD has a separate title: 
    *Hymns we have loved. 
    *Hymns of Praise. 
    *Favourite Hymns


Top Ten Records

2012 A Welsh Easter  MP3 compilation album


Topaz

2011 A Prince and Princess, A Wedding Celebration  MP3 compilation album


Traditions label

 2001 Best of Morriston Orpheus Choir. CD compilation


Travelscape

2015 Northen Journey: Ireland to Wales  CD / MP3 compilation


Trilogy 

1999 Morriston Orpheus Choir Millennium LP 

2000 New Era CD


 

Tring International

no date Songs from the Valleys ( mid 1980s)  
(tracks taken from LP You'll never walk alone)

no date  More Songs from the Valleys (late 1980s)  
(tracks taken from LP  You'll never walk alone and CD Hiraeth)


True Trax

1994 Men of Harlech  CD compilation  various choirs


Twenty First Century Recording Company

2006 Flesh and Blood ( Mike Peters/ The Alarm) MP3 release of 2001 Album


Ultimate Discovery Records


2009 The Ultimate Collection ~ Classical


Virgin

2000 Best Christmas Album in the World ... ever (2) 3CD compilation


Weton-Wesgram

1999 Terra Wales  (published in the Netherlands)


Whole Earth

2009 Land of my Fathers. CD compilation


Word 

1991 With One Voice LP 


World Echoes Records

2015 World's Novelty Champions mp3 compilation


 

World Record Club

 

1965 The Valley in Song,  released in Australia

post 1972 Cartref  released in Australia

post 1974 We'll Keep a Welcome - The Welsh Choirs a 5 LP boxed compilation set featuring Morriston Orpheus, Treorchy Male Voice Choir and songs from Thousand Voices 1970 and 1974


X5 Music Group  (mp3 download)

2009 Hallelujah ~ Choir Songs  compilation album

2011 Christmas Choirs 50 Carols  MP3 compilation album

2011 Christmas Carols  MP3 compilation album

2011 50 Relaxing Christmas Pieces   MP3 compilation album

2012 Christmas Choir   MP3 compilation album 

2014 Discover Russia  MP3 compilation album






 

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