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Osian Ellis

hrp, *1928 GB
Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Osian Gwynn Ellis

Osian Gwynn Ellis CBE (born 8 February 1928) is a Welsh harpist and composer, known as the first harpist of the Melos Ensemble and for his musical association with Benjamin Britten.

  • Harp
  • Vocals
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Rock
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Sospiri, Opus 70 on Elgar: Nursery Suite, Serenade, Dream Children & Other Works by Edward Elgar, Paul Goodwin & English Chamber Orchestra
Concerto For Flute And Harp, K. 299; 2nd Movement on Amadeus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
The Carnival of the Animals (1995 - Remaster): The Swan on A Lasting Inspiration by Jacqueline du Pré
Danses for Harp and Orchestra, L.103: Danse sacree et danse profane on Debussy by Claude Debussy
Hymn to Dionysus, Op. 31, No. 2, H. 116 on Hymns from the Rig Veda, Two Eastern Pictures, Hymn to Dionysus by Gustav Holst
Deux Arabesques L. 66 - transr. for harp: No.1 on 19th and 20th-Century Harp Music by Osian Ellis
Le reveil de Flore: Part 2 on Fête de Ballet by Richard Bonynge
Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C, K.299: 2. Andantino on Mozart: The Works for Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Aurèle Nicolet, Concertgebouworkest, David Zinman, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, William Bennett, Grumiaux Trio, Hubert Barwahser, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 74: 1. Allegro moderato on Harp Concertos by Various Artists
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 74: 3. Allegro giocoso on Harp Concertos by Various Artists

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Title Artist Year Type
Crefft Unigryw / The Unique Art Of Osian EllisOsian Ellis2018Compil.
Benjamin Britten - The Folk SongsBenjamin Britten, Felicity Lott, Philip Langridge, Carlos Bonell, Osian Ellis, Graham Johnson2005Album
Harp ConcertosGeorg Friedrich Händel, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Reinhold Glière, Joaquín Rodrigo, Marisa Robles, Osian Ellis1997Compil.
Ravel : Introduction And Allegro, Debussy: Sonata For Flute, Viola And Harp, Roussel: Serenade, Ropartz: Prelude, Marine And ChansonMelos Ensemble Of London, Osian Ellis1997Album
The Essential HolstGustav Holst, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti, Sir Adrian Boult, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood, The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Elgar Howarth, Purcell Singers, Osian Ellis, Imogen Holst1997Compil.
Klarinettenkonzert KV 622, Concert für Flöte Und Harfe KV 299Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Jack Brymer, Claude Monteux, Osian Ellis1996Album
Benjamin Britten - The Folk SongsBenjamin Britten, Felicity Lott, Philip Langridge, Thomas Allen, Carlos Bonell, Osian Ellis, Graham Johnson, Northern Sinfonia1995Album
Georgian Harp MusicOsian Ellis1994Album
Masterworks For The HarpGranville Jones, Philomusica Of London, Osian Ellis, Desmond Dupré, Thurston Dart, Carl Pini, Sir Neville Marriner, Marisa Robles1993Compil.
Wind ConcertiWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Neil Black, Jack Brymer, Alan Civil, Osian Ellis, Claude Monteux, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner1991Album
CanticlesBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears, John Hahessy, James Bowman, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis1990Album
Clymau Cytgerdd / DiversionsOsian Ellis1990Album
Sonata For Violin And Piano / Sonata For Violin And Piano / Sonata For Flute, Viola And Harp / Introduction And AllegroCésar Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Kyung-Wha Chung, Radu Lupu, Osian Ellis, Melos Ensemble Of London1988Compil.
Concerto For Clarinet And Orchestra In A, K.622 / Concerto For Flute, Harp And Orchestra In C, K.299Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emma Johnson, William Bennett, Osian Ellis, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard1985Album
The French ConnectionMaurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Jacques Ibert, Osian Ellis, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner1984Album
Flute Concerto In G, K 313 - Concerto For Flute And Harp - Andante For Flute And OrchestraWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Claude Monteux, Osian Ellis1982Album
A Ceremony Of Carols / Seven English Christmas CarolsBenjamin Britten - Die Wiener Sängerknaben, Osian Ellis1979Album
Lyra Angelica, Concerto Grosso No. 2, Autumn LegendWilliam Alwyn, Osian Ellis, The London Philharmonic Orchestra1979Album
George Frideric Handel * The Water MusicPhilomusica Of London, Granville Jones, Osian Ellis, Desmond Dupré, Thurston Dart1978Album
Folk Song ArrangementsBenjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Osian Ellis1977Album
A Birthday Hansel Etc.Benjamin Britten / Peter Pears, Osian Ellis1976Album
Concerto For Violin And Strings / Sinfonia ConcertanteAndrzej Panufnik, Yehudi Menuhin, Menuhin Festival Orchestra, Aurèle Nicolet, Osian Ellis1975Album
The Art Of Osian EllisOsian Ellis1974Album
A Ceremony Of Carols • Hymn To St.Cecilia • Missa BrevisBenjamin Britten - The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, David Willcocks, Osian Ellis, Ian Hare1972Album
Four Centuries Of Harp Music (Record Two) - 19th & 20th Century Harp MusicOsian Ellis1971Album
The Investiture Of The Prince Of WalesPeter Burton, Osian Ellis, Terry Mead1970Single
Russian RaritiesRichard Bonynge / Joan Sutherland, Osian Ellis, The London Symphony Orchestra1969Album
17th & 18th Century Harp MusicOsian Ellis1969Album
Concertos For Clarinet / For Flute And HarpWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jack Brymer, Hubert Barwahser, Osian Ellis, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis1964Album
Concerto For Harp And Lute In B Flat, Op. 4 No. 6 / Concerto For Harp In F, Op. 4 No. 5 / Concerto Grosso In C (Alexander's Feast)Georg Friedrich Händel / Osian Ellis (Harp), Desmond Dupré (Lute), Granville Jones Directing Philomusica Of London1960Album
HandelPhilomusica Of London, Granville Jones, Osian Ellis, Desmond Dupré1960Album
Tristan And IseultClaire Bloom ,With Harp Accompaniment By Osian Ellis1958Album
Welsh Folk Music For Voice, Harp And 'CelloDavid Ffrangcon Thomas, Osian Ellis1955Album
Songs Of WalesBrychan Powell, Orchestra Of Wales String Section, David Ffrangcon Thomas, Osian Ellis1954Album
De Klassieken 7 - Händel : 2 Orgelconcerten, Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba, Concert Voor Fluit En Harp, HoboconcertGeorg Friedrich Händel - Karl Richter, Osian Ellis, Roger LordAlbum
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