Symphony in G minor (1924-37)

David Grundy and Shrewsbury SO


New live recording
Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra cond. David Grundy
Recorded in Shrewsbury Abbey, 28th November 2001
Producer: Andrew Rose


1 - Allegro 15'26"
2 - Lento 12'51"
3 - Vivace 6'25"
3 - Lento - Allegro molto 16'08"

Technical note:
MP3 Quality: 128kbps stereo Fraunhofer IIS encoded MP3 files

Recording ©2002 Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Rose.
Copyright notice: The files here are provided for educational and listening use only, and are not to be used for any profitable gain.


David Grundy conducting Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra

Performances of Moeran's Symphony in G minor, are very few and far between - for those who'd travelled many miles to Shrewsbury Abbey on a blustery November evening in 2001 this was the first - and may unfortunately be the last - opportunity to hear this wonderful work in the flesh.

With this in mind I took along my Hi-8 camcorder and a pair of professional microphones and set up a tripod in the central aisle of the Abbey to make a recording of the concert. I'm delighted to say that the Orchestral Committee has agreed to making this concert freely available on the Internet to visitors of this site.

The Symphony is by no means an easy work to play, as the various commercial recordings testify, and would at first sight seem far too ambitious a project for any amateur orchestra to embark upon. I am happy to report that the Shrewsbury Symphony more than do justice to the work, and even for those who have heard the various recordings made down the years since its debut in 1943, there are revelations here that make this a worthwhile download. It is also a good indication of what an accomplished amateur orchestra can expect to achieve with a work of this complexity.

Symphony page at



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"I took along my Hi-8 camcorder and a pair of professional microphones and set up a tripod in the central aisle of the Abbey..."


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