Concerto for Group and Orchestra
Original version lost
Final revised version, 2011.
3(III=p).2.ca.2.2-188.8.131.52-T+3 (cym, s.cym, BD, SD, TT, toms, tub.bells, xyl, tamb., rute) hp.str. (min.14, 12, 10, 8, 6) Group: gtr, Hammond org., bass gtr, drums, vocal (2nd mvt only)
Duration: 46’ (16’, 19’, 11’)
I. Moderato – Allegro
World Premiere: Royal Albert Hall, London, 24 September 1969
Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Jon Lord)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Malcolm Arnold, conductor
US Premiere: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, 25 August 1970
Deep Purple; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster, conductor
World Premiere of restored and revised version:
Royal Albert Hall, London, 25-26 September 1999
Deep Purple (Steve Morse, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Jon Lord)
London Symphony Orchestra; Paul Mann, conductor
(Revised version dedicated to Malcolm Arnold)
Deep Purple; RPO/Arnold: Harvest SHVL 767 (January 1970).
1st CD issue: EMI CDP 7 94886-2 (1990)
Remastered CD issue: EMI 07243 541006 2 8 (2002) (also on DVD)
Deep Purple; LSO/Mann
Eagle Records, EDGCD 0000124 (2000) (also on DVD)
Deep Purple; New Japan Philharmonic/Mann (2001)
(2 live performances, 24/25 March 2001, recorded in Japan, only available as part of 12-disc Box set: The Soundboard Series (Thompson Music)
Studio Recording: (2011-12)
Jon Lord (organ), Darin Vasilev (guitar), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Steve Morse (guitar), Guy Pratt (bass), Brett Morgan (drums), Kasia Laska (vocals),
Steve Balsamo (vocals), Bruce Dickinson (vocals)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Mann (conductor)
earMusic, September 2012.
B Feldman & Co., Ltd. (EMI Music Publishing)
Full score and parts available on hire
Study Score on sale (forthcoming)
View examples of the work done on the revised score.