Argo (UK jazz, classical, and spokenword label)

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Founded in 1951 as an independent label, argo was taken over by British Decca in 1957, then by PolyGram in 1980 when the latter acquired British Decca. It was wound up in 1988. Decca relaunched the argo imprint in 1990. The argo catalogue is currently controlled by Universal Music Group.

Annotation last modified on 2013-05-21 08:54 .

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Songs From Jamaica Edric Connor and The Carribeans Vinyl 30 RG33 [none]
Richard Burton Reads 15 Poems By Dylan Thomas Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas 12" Vinyl 15 RG 43
The Crucifixion Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge (unknown) 18 RG 320-ZRG 5320
Wind Quintets The London Wind Quintet 12" Vinyl 4 ZRG 5326
October Woman Michael Garrick Quintet 12" Vinyl 10 ZDA 33
Promises Michael Garrick Sextet 12" Vinyl 10 ZDA 36
Anthem Michael Garrick Quintet Vinyl 2 ZFA 92
Before Night/Day Michael Garrick Quintet 12" Vinyl 6 EAF 115
Oats and Beans and Barley: Children's Songs Pat Shuldham-Shaw, Esme Lewis & The Choir of Hampstead Garden Suburb Junior School Vinyl 23 ZDA 44
Works for Harpsichord Rameau; George Malcolm 2×12" Vinyl 21 + 22 ZRG 5491/2
Harmoniemesse Haydn; Spoorenberg; Watts; Young; Rouleau; Choir Of St John's College Cambridge; The Academy Of St Martin-in-the-Fields; George Guest 12" Vinyl 6 ZRG 515 [none]
Songs and Dances From Bulgaria Various Artists Vinyl 16 RG 562
Black Marigolds Michael Garrick Septet 12" Vinyl 9 ZDA 88
Eton Choirbook (Record 2) Purcell Consort Of Voices, Choristers Of All Saints, Margaret Street, Grayston Burgess 12" Vinyl 6 ZRG 557
Passion According to St. Matthew Richard Davy; Purcell Consort Of Voices, Choristers Of All Saints Margaret St., Grayston Burgess 12" Vinyl 2 ZRG 558 [none]
Serenade for Strings / Souvenir de Florence Tchaikovsky, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 12" Vinyl 8 ZRG 584 [none]
The Heart Is a Lotus Michael Garrick Sextet 12" Vinyl 8 ZDA 135
Oak, Ash & Thorn Peter Bellamy 12" Vinyl 12 ZFB 11
Keep A-Runnin'-It's The Yetties! The Yetties 12" Vinyl 16 ZFB 16 [none]
The Jason Lodge Poetry Book Gothic Horizon 12" Vinyl 13 ZFB 26
Luytens: Suddenly It's Evening / Bedford: Music For Albion Moonlight Elisabeth Lutyens, David Bedford 12" Vinyl 2 ZRG 638 [none]
The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Alan Loveday 12" Vinyl 4 ZRG 654 [none]
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings / Grieg: Holberg Suite Dvořák, Grieg; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner 12" Vinyl 10 ZRG 670 [none]
Scotia! The Clutha 12" Vinyl 18 ZFB 18 [none]
The Songwainers The Songwainers 12" Vinyl 13 ZFB 31
Visions de l'Amen Olivier Messiaen; John Ogdon, Brenda Lucas 12" Vinyl 7 ZRG 665 [none]
Songs of Love and War: Music of the Crusades Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow Vinyl 19 ZRG 673 [none]
The World of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Volume 2 Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger Vinyl 14 SPA-A 216
Edge of Time Norma Winstone 12" Vinyl 7 ZDA 148 [none]
Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo / Holy Moses The King’s Singers 12" Vinyl 16 ZDA 149
Tomorrow's Another Day..... Gothic Horizon 12" Vinyl 12 ZDA 150 [none]
Cold Mountain Michael Garrick Trio 12" Vinyl 7 ZDA 153
Home Stretch Blues Michael Garrick Band Vinyl 8 ZDA 154
Dorset Is Beautiful The Yetties 12" Vinyl 17 ZFB38 [none]
Bonnie Dobson Bonnie Dobson 12" Vinyl 12 ZFB-79
Merlin's Isle of Gramarye Peter Bellamy 12" Vinyl 15 ZFB 81
Music for the Royal Fireworks / Water Music (1971 recordings) Handel; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 12" Vinyl 21 ZRG 697
Poèmes pour Mi / Chants de Terre et de Ciel Olivier Messiaen; Noelle Barker, Robert Sherlaw Johnson 12" Vinyl 15 ZRG 699 [none]
Gile's Farnaby's Dream Band Gile's Farnaby's Dream Band 12" Vinyl 16 ZDA 158 [none]
The Triumphs of Maximilian I Early Music Consort of London & David Munrow 2×Vinyl 10 + 8 ZRG 728
L'estro armonico Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 6 ZRG 733-4 [none]
Up In Arms The Yetties 12" Vinyl 16 ZDA 100 [none]
Troppo Michael Garrick 12" Vinyl 6 ZDA 163
The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien read by Nicol Williamson 4×12" Vinyl 2 + 2 + 2 + 2
The Yetties of Yetminster The Yetties 12" Vinyl 15 ZDA 168 [none]
Life in the Old Dog Yet Stanley Holloway 12" Vinyl 14 ZDA 170 [none]
Symphony of Psalms / Canticum Sacrum Igor Stravinsky; The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, The Philip Jones Ensemble, Simon Preston 12" Vinyl 7 ZRG 799
Barber: Adagio for Strings / Ives: Symphony no. 3 / Copland: Quiet City / Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune no. 10 / Creston: A Rumor Barber, Ives, Copland, Cowell, Creston; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 12" Vinyl 7 ZRG 845
Doctor Who and the Pescatons Victor Pemberton; narrated by Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen and Bill Mitchell 12" Vinyl 2 ZSW 564 [none]
Piano Music Liszt; Rhondda Gillespie 12" Vinyl 10 ZK 9 [none]
Requiem Mozart; Ileana Cotrubaş, Helen Watts, Robert Tear, John Shirley‐Quirk, Academy and Chorus of St. Martin‐in‐the‐Fields, László Heltay, Neville Marriner 12" Vinyl 2 ZRG 876 [none]
Laudate Dominum (Venetian Music by the Gabrielis and Bassano) Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, Dr. Bernard Rose 12" Vinyl 13 ZRG 857
Scandinavian Music Grieg, Sibelius, Nielsen, Dag Wirén; The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner 12" Vinyl 18 ZRG 877
Festive Brass Philip Jones Brass Ensemble 12" Vinyl 11 ZRG 912
Pavane / Pelleas et Melisande / Masques et bergamasques Suite / Fantasie for Flute Fauré; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 12" Vinyl 10 ZRDL 1003 [none]
Allegri: Miserere Various Artists CD 10 410 005-2 028941000521
Romantic Organ Music Peter Hurford CD 10 410 165-2 028941016522
Pavane / Pelleas et Melisande / Masques et bergamasques Suite / Fantasie for Flute Fauré; Academy of St. Martin‐in‐the‐Fields, Neville Marriner CD 10 410 552-2 028941055224
Sinfonia Concertante / Violin Concerto No. 2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown, Josef Suk CD 6 411 613-2 028941161321
3 Chorals César Franck; Peter Hurford CD 5 411 710-2 028941171023
Toccata J.S. Bach; Peter Hurford CD 4 411 824-2 028941182425
Coronation Mass, K. 317 / Missa Solemnis, K. 337 Mozart; Margaret Marshall, Ann Murray, Rogers Covey‐Crump, David Wilson-Johnson, King’s College Choir, Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury CD 11 411 904-2 028941190420
O Come All Ye Faithful Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury CD 16 414 042-2 028941404220
The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner CD 12 414 486-2 028941448620
Missa in angustiis 'Nelsonmesse' Joseph Haydn; Richard Hickox, City of London Sinfonia, London Symphony Chorus CD 11 028941446428
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / Fantasia on Greensleeves / The Lark Ascending / Five Variants on Dives and Lazurus Vaughan Williams; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner CD 4 414 595-2 028941459527
Music for the Royal Fireworks / Water Music (1971 recordings) Handel; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner CD 21 414 596-2 028941459626
Holy, Holy, Holy Choir of King’s College, Cambridge CD 16 414 609-2 028941460929
Grieg / Sibelius / Nielsen / Wirén Grieg, Sibelius, Nielsen, Wirén; Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner CD 18 417 132-2
Requiem in D minor, K. 626 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ileana Cotrubaş, Helen Watts, Robert Tear, John Shirley‐Quirk, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner CD 14 417 133-2 028941713322
Barber: Adagio for Strings / Ives: Symphony no. 3 / Copland: Quiet City Barber, Ives, Copland; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner CD 7 417 818-2 028941781826
The Glory of Venice Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Stephen Cleobury : Giovanni Gabrieli CD 9 417 468-2 028941746825
Six Pianos / In C (Piano Circus) Steve Reich / Terry Riley CD 2 028943038027
Organ Concertos Johann Sebastian Bach; Peter Hurford (unknown) 11 425 479-2
Quattro Pezzi Sacri Giuseppe Verdi; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury CD 5 425 480-2 028942548022
Brigg Fair / North Country Sketches / The Walk to the Paradise Garden / In a Summer Garden Delius; Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Sir Charles Mackerras CD 7 430 202-2
A Village Romeo and Juliet Delius; ORF-Symphonieorchester, Arnold Schönberg Chor, Sir Charles Mackerras 2×CD 15 + 10 430275
St Luke Passion Penderecki; Warsaw National Philharmonic Chorus, National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki CD 4 430 328-2 028943032827
Steve Reich: Six Pianos / Terry Riley: In C Steve Reich, Terry Riley; Piano Circus CD 2 430 380-2 028943038022
Mozart: Masses K139 & K257 Choir of King’s College, Cambridge CD 12 421 365-2 028942136526
Hiawatha Coleridge-Taylor; Field, Davies, Terfel, Welsh National Opera, Kenneth Alwyn 2×CD 19 + 14 430356
Piano Circus Steve Reich / Terry Riley CD 2 430 380-2
Songs from America's Heartland Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD 16 430 834-2 028943083423
Symphony No.1 / Cockaigne Overture Elgar; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras CD 5 430 835-2 028943083522
Brightly Shining: Romantic Organ Music Carlo Curley CD 11 430 837-2
Copland: Old American Songs / Ives: Songs Copland, Ives; Samuel Ramey, Warren Jones CD 20 433 027-2 028943302722
String Quartets 1 - 3 Michael Nyman - Balanescu Quartet CD 20 433 093-2 028943309325
The Bohemian Girl Balfe; Nova Thomas, Patrick Power, Jonathan Summers, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Richard Bonynge 2×CD 18 + 16 433324 028943332422
Violin Concerto / On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring / Summer Night on the River / Dance Rhapsodies Delius; Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Tasmin Little (unknown) 9 433 704-2
Symphony in Waves / Musica celestis Aaron Jay Kernis; Lark Quartet, New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz CD 9 436 287-2 028943628723
Adagio / Symphony no. 1 / The School for Scandal Samuel Barber; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman CD 9 436 288-2 028943628822
String Quartet / Piano Quintet Sir Edward Elgar; Mistry Quartet, David Owen Norris CD 6 433 312-2 028943331227
Fitkin: Sextet / Nyman: 1-100 / Seddon: 16 / Rackham: Which Ever Way Your Nose Bends Chris Fitkin, Michael Nyman, Tim Seddon, Simon Rackham; Piano Circus CD 4 433 522-2 028943352222
Violin Concerto / On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring / Summer Night on the River / Dance Rhapsodies Delius; Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Tasmin Little CD 9 433 704-2 028943370424
Nyman: Where the Bee Dances / Bryars: The Green Ray / Westbrook: Bean Rows and Blues Shots John Harle, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Ivor Bolton CD 5 433 847-2 028943384728
The American Virtuoso Alan Feinberg CD 17 436 121-2 028943612128
Desert of Roses, Open Veins, etc. Robert Moran CD 9 436 128-2 028943612821
Byrne, Moran, Lurie & Torke Balanescu Quartet CD 12 436 565-2 028943656528
Discover America Alan Feinberg CD 7 436 752-2
The Essential Michael Nyman Band Michael Nyman CD 12 436 820-2 028943682022