Alan Civil


Born: June 13, 1929; Northampton, England   Died: March 21, 1989; London, England  
Alan Civil played classical horn for decades, but is most renowned for one evening of session work. He was the principal horn player in the Philharmonia when George Martin called him to ask if he could provide the French horn obligato on a Beatles song. For the instrumental break of "For No One," Civil played the melancholy French horn solo, something he recalled as difficult to come up with since the Beatles weren't clear about what they Read more wanted, and because the track had been taped in the cracks between B-flat and B-major. Still, he did his job well, and is also heard briefly in the background near the end of the song. It was actually the third studio session he'd played on that day. Civil worked with the Beatles one more time, as part of the large orchestra heard on the dissonant crescendos of "A Day in the Life.".~ Richie Unterberger Read less
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  • 1.
    Phase 4 Stereo - Stereo Concert Series
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002188302 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 41
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa,  Charles A. Zimmerman,  Francis S. Van Boskerck,  George Norton  ... 
    Performer:  Stanley Black,  David Parkhouse,  Alan Loveday,  Robert Merrill  ... 
    Conductor:  Rodney Bashford,  Stanley Black,  Bernard Herrmann,  Edward Downes  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grenadier Guards Band,  London Festival Orchestra,  London Festival Recording Ensemble  ... 
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  • 2.
    Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms: Concertos / Klemperer [6-CD Set]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 43482 Release Date: 01/22/2013   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Liszt,  Robert Schumann,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Alan Civil,  Annie Fischer,  Daniel Barenboim,  Yehudi Menuhin  ... 
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir  ... 
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  • 3.
    Poulenc: Complete Works [20-CD Set]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 972165 Release Date: 11/06/2012   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino,  Jacques Février,  Emmanuel Strosser,  Xavier Phillips  ... 
    Conductor:  François Boulanger,  Georges Prêtre,  John Alldis,  Harry Christophers  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Garde Républicaine Soloists Ensemble,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus  ... 
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    Karajan - 1960s
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001684302 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 82
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Johannes Brahms,  Antonín Dvorák,  Bedrich Smetana  ... 
    Performer:  Shura Cherkassky,  Hilde Rössl-Majdan,  Wilma Lipp,  Anton Dermota  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Hans Priem-Bergrath
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 5.
    Strauss: Horn Concerto No 1, Eine Alpensinfonie / Kempe, Civil, Royal Po
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1428 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Alan Civil
    Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Beecham Collection - Elgar: Variations On An Original Theme, Op. 36
    Label: Somm   Catalog: 22 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Franz Liszt,  André Modeste Grétry,  Luigi Boccherini  ... 
    Performer:  Rosina Raisbeck,  Alan Civil
    Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 7.
    Rawsthorne, Berkeley, Bush / Aeolian Quartet, Music Group Of London
    Label: Lyrita   Catalog: 256 Release Date: 05/13/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alan Bush,  Alan Rawsthorne,  Lennox Berkeley
    Performer:  Alan Bush,  Margaret Major,  Sydney Humphreys,  Thea King  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian String Quartet,  Music Group of London
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  • 8.
    Schoenberg: Suite, Wind Quintet / David Atherton
    Label: London/Decca Enterprise   Catalog: 433083 Release Date: 08/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Antony Pay,  Gervase de Peyer,  Roger Fallows,  Nona Liddell  ... 
    Conductor:  David Atherton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta members
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  • 9.
    Original Masters - Leopold Stokowski
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000150902 Release Date: 11/25/2003   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  William Byrd,  Jeremiah Clarke,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Howard Snell,  David Gray,  Alan Civil
    Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 10.
    Super Audio Cd Sampler - Rqr
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186044 Release Date: 11/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Gioachino Rossini,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni,  Werner Haas,  Daniel Chorzempa,  Nicolai Gedda  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Eliahu Inbal,  Edo De Waart,  Josef Krips  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 11.
    Mozart: 4 Horn Concertos / Civil, Marriner, ASMF
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186105 Release Date: 03/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Alan Civil
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 12.
    More Mozart For Your Mind
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 456597 Release Date: 08/12/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Alan Civil,  Jack Brymer,  Neil Black,  Michael Chapman  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jeffrey Tate
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
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  • 13.
    Mozart: Horn Concertos No 1-4;  Et Al / Alan Civil
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1102 Release Date: 05/01/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Gerald Moore,  Alan Civil
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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