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A Colour Symphony (6)
A Knot of Riddles (1)
A Widow Bird sate Mourning (1)
A child's prayer, op.38 F171 (1)
Adam Zero (3)
American Poems (2) (1)
American Poems (7) (1)
Antiphonal Fanfare for three brass choirs (2)
Bliss (One-step) (1)
Caesar and Cleopatra: Suite (1)
Caesar and Cleopatra (1)
Cello Concerto (2)
Checkmate: Suite (1)
Checkmate (2)
Christopher Columbus: Suite (arr. Adriano) (1)
Clarinet Quintet (6)
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (1)
Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (The old year has ended) (1)
Edinburgh Overture (1)
Elegiac Sonnet (2)
Fanfare for Heroes (1)
Fanfare for a Coming of Age (1)
Fanfare for a Dignified Occasion (1)
Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London (arr. Gower) (1)
Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London (1)
Homage to Shakespeare (1)
Hymn to Apollo (original 1926 version) (1)
Hymn to Apollo (1)
Interludes (2) (1)
Intermezzo (1)
Introduction and Allegro (2)
Kenilworth (1)
Love Songs (2) (1)
Madam Noy (1)
March: The Phoenix (In honour of France) (1)
Masks (4) (1)
May-Zeeh Suite for Piano (1)
Meditations on a theme of John Blow (1)
Melee Fantasque (1)
Men of Two Worlds (1)
» Baraza
Metamorphic Variations (2)
Miracle in the Gorbals: Suite from the ballet (1)
Miracle in the Gorbals (1)
Morning Heroes (2)
Music for Strings (5)
Oboe Quintet, op.21 (3)
Pastoral 'Lie Strewn the White Flocks' (3)
Pastoral for Clarinet and Piano (3)
Piano Concerto in B flat major (5)
Piano Quartet in A minor, op.18 (2)
Piano Sonata (2)
Processional (1)
Romantic Songs (3) (1)
Rout (1)
Royal Fanfares (6) (1)
Royal Fanfare (1)
Seven Waves Away (arr. Gower) (1)
Seven Waves Away: Three Orchestral Pieces (1)
Sing, mortals! (1)
Songs (3) (1)
Songs (4) (1)
String Quartet no.2 in F minor (2)
Studies, op.16 (1)
Study (1)
Suite for piano (1)
The Beatitudes (2)
The Enchantress (1)
The Royal Palaces: Suite (1)
The Tramps (1)
Theme from 'War in the Air' (1)
The rout trot (arr. Gower) (1)
The rout trot (1)
Things to Come (5)
» Attack
» March
Things to come: Suite (7)
Toccata (1)
Triptych (1)
Valses Fantastiques (1)
Viola Sonata, op.91 (4)
Violin Concerto (3)
Violin Sonata, F192 (1)
Wedding Fanfare (1)
Welcome the Queen (5)
When I was one and twenty (1)

Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, CH, KCVO (2 August 1891 – 27 March 1975) was an English composer and conductor.

Bliss's musical training was cut short by the First World War, in which he served with distinction in the army. In the post-war years he quickly became known as an unconventional and modernist composer, but within the decade he began to display a more traditional and romantic side in his music. In the 1920s and 1930s he composed extensively not only for the concert hall, but also for films and ballet.

In the Second World War, Bliss returned to England from the US to work for the BBC and became its director of music. After the war he resumed his work as a composer, and was appointed Master of the Queen's Music.

In Bliss's later years, his work was respected but was thought old-fashioned, and it was eclipsed by the music of younger colleagues such as William Walton and Benjamin Britten. Since his death, his compositions have been well represented on record, and many of his better-known works remain in the repertoire of British orchestras.

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Recent Bliss releases

Walton & Bliss - Violin Concertos
Walton & Bliss - Violin Concertos

£11.95

(Dutton - Epoch)

British Legends: Works for String Quintet by Bliss, Elgar, Kelly, Vaughan Williams
British Legends: Works for String Quintet by Bliss, Elgar, Kelly, Vaughan Williams

£12.95

(Pavane)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Last Night of the Proms
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Last Night of the Proms

£11.50

(RPO)

British Violin Sonatas Vol.2
British Violin Sonatas Vol.2

£12.95

(Chandos)

British Cello Concertos
British Cello Concertos

£12.95

(Chandos - 2-4-1)

Bliss - Morning Heroes, Hymn to Apollo
Bliss - Morning Heroes, Hymn to Apollo

£10.95

(Chandos)

Bax / Dyson / Veale / Bliss - Violin Concertos
Bax / Dyson / Veale / Bliss - Violin Concertos

£12.95

(Chandos - 2-4-1)

The Complete Piano Music of Sir Arthur Bliss Vol.2
The Complete Piano Music of Sir Arthur Bliss Vol.2

£11.50

(Somm)

Arthur Bliss - The Beatitudes
Arthur Bliss - The Beatitudes

£10.50

(Lyrita)

Sir Charles Groves: British Music
Sir Charles Groves: British Music

£62.95

(Warner)