David Gordon - Classical Discography




J. S. Bach: Magnificat  (also Vivaldi "Gloria")

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra   •  Robert Shaw, conductor
with Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano;
David Gordon tenor; and William Stone, baritone
Telarc CD # CD-80194 (CD title: "Gloria")

View details and order this CD on Amazon.com


Franz Schubert: Mass in G Major

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra  •  Robert Shaw, conductor
with Dawn Upshaw, soprano, David Gordon, tenor,
and William Stone, baritone

Telarc CD # CD-80212

View details and order this CD on Amazon.com


Ludwig van Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

Boston Symphony Orchestra • Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Rudolf Serkin soloist in Choral Fantasy and in Concerto #3
With Faye Robinson, Mary Burgess, Lili Chookasian,
Kenneth Riegle, David Gordon, and Julian Robbins.

(A collector's item, it says "David Gordon, baritone")

Released in 1982  Telarc CD # CD-80063

View details and order this CD on Amazon.com

Absolute Heaven: essential choral masterpieces

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra • Robert Shaw, conductor

A collection of vocal and choral music by various composers
includes "Benedictus" from Schubert Mass in G Major
with Dawn Upshaw, David Gordon and William Stone  (see above)
Telarc CD # CD-80458

View details and order this CD on Amazon.com




Bach Tenor Arias with Flute 

Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra • Greg Funfgeld, conductor

David Gordon, tenor •  Emily Newbold, flutist

Includes 7 tenor arias and the Suite in B Minor

Newport Classics CD # NPD 85582

View details and order this CD on Amazon.com




G. F. Handel: Acis and Galatea

Seattle Symphony Orchestra • Gerard Schwarz, conductor

David Gordon sings the title role of Acis in this complete
digital recording of a great baroque operatic masterpiece
with Dawn Kotowski, Glen Siebert, Jan Opalach

Delos CD # DE 3107

Order online at Amazon.comor at the Delos website


A Distant Mirror:
Music of the Calamitous 14th Century

A wonderful collection of early music by Machaut and others
with the The Folger Consort.

This 1979 analog recording was re-released in the late 1990s
as Delos CD #DE1003.

The Delos CD also includes "Shakespeare's Music," another
1979 recording by the same performers.

Order online or listen at Amazon.com


Engineer's Choice

Recording Engineer John Eargle compiled a demo of his favorite tracks. Includes an excerpt from "Treestone" (see Naxos below)

Other performers on this CD include Janos Starker, Bella Davidovich,
the Roger Wagner Chorale, Arlene Auger, London Symphony,
Seattle Symphony,and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

View details and order this CD on Amazon.com


Igor Stravinsky:  Pulcinella

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra • Christopher Hogwood, conductor

(complete original ballet music, with vocal soloists)

Bernadette Manca di Nissa, David Gordon, John Ostendorff

This was the first recording of "Pulcinella" to also include the
original 18th Century music Stravinsky used in writing the work.

Originally released in 1990 as Decca CD #4256142

Recently re-issued by ArkivMusik and available on the Arkiv site
or on Amazon.com or CDUnivers



Stephen Albert: TreeStone    (premiere recording)

New York Chamber Symphony • Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Lucy Shelton, soprano; David Gordon, tenor

Lusty, passionate, operatic music for soprano, tenor and orchestra by Stephen Albert, recipient of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Text from James Joyce, with crazy music to match.

Naxos CD # 8.559708 (Originally issued by Delos)

View the CD on the Naxos Website  or Amazon.com


Christmas in Leipzig 

Bach Choir of Bethlehem • Greg Funfgeld, conductor

J.S. Bach Cantatas Nr. 63 and 65
plus the Sanctus from the Mass in B Minor

with Sylvia MacNair, Janice Taylor, David Gordon, Daniel Lichti

Click here to order from Amazon

J. S. Bach:  Wachet Auf!

Bach Choir of Bethlehem • Greg Funfgeld, conductor

Cantata BWV 56 - Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen
Cantata BWV 140 - Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme
with Henriette Schellenberg, David Gordon, Daniel Lichti

Dorian CD # DOR-90127

Click here to order from Amazon


Ottorino Respighi: Laud to the Nativity

The Philadelphia Singers

Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra • Michael Korn, conductor

with Benita Valente, Maureen Forrester, David Gordon

RCA CD # 7787-2-RC (The CD title is "Ceremonies of Carols")

This charming CD is out of production but widely available online.

CD Universe       Amazon.com



J. S. Bach:  Mass in B Minor  

Ama Deus Ensemble • Valentin Radu, conductor

A complete recording of J. S. Bach's masterpiece

with Julianne Baird, Lori Gratis, and Kevin Deas

performed on historic instruments

Vox CD # VOX2 7524  (2-disk budget set)

View details and order this CD on Amazon.com



Maurice Wright: 
Cantata for Tenor, Tape, and Percussion

with Tom Jones, percussionist    (premiere recording)

A wild 20-minute adventure for two live performers
and electronic sounds on audio tape.

Produced in 1980 by the 20th Century Consort
which has now become the  21st Century Consort

View details and order this CD on Amazon.com


Stephen Albert: Into Eclipse    (premiere recording)

5 Arias for Tenor and chamber orchestra

The 20th Century Consort • Christopher Kendall, conductor

A vivid and dramatic work for tenor and chamber ensemble
by the recipient of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Nonesuch Electra CD # 79153-2

Out of print. Used copies available here.



The eminent Musical Heritage Society recording series no longer exists, and neither is does this lovely recording, originally released in 1983.

Tina and David dreamed it up and made it happen, and it was a world class team of musical friends and colleagues.

Dreames and Imaginations
Elizabethan Songs for Tenor and Consort of Viols

David Gordon, tenor

Elaine Scott Banks, Tina Chancey, Robert Eisenstein,
Wendy Gillespie and Mary Springfels, viols

Scott Reiss, recorder

Curt Wittig, sound engineer

David Gordon and Tina Chancey, co-producers