Saga (5)

Saga (5)

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British label.
Label Code: LC 0336 / LC 00336
SAGA was originally a label by Saga Films Limited, until the 1950s, when the company was taken over by Major Wilfred Alonzo Bank. After the bancruptcy in 1960, the Saga catalogue was acquired, together with Saga Records Ltd., by Marcel Rodd's Allied Records Ltd.
For unofficial releases, see Saga (6). Current label rights are held by Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH.
See also related label Saga FDY.

SAGA RECORDS was the first company in the United Kingdom to break the hold of the major record distributors and lead to the sale of records at much cheaper prices through normal outlets; less than half the normal price. This led to PYE issuing the Golden Guinea range and Decca the Ace of Clubs. Ace of Clubs was introduced to break the pre-existing record club members only business. Saga Records formation led to the creation of Triumph records and RGM Sound under Joe Meek, all of which were financed by Major Wilfred Alonzo Banks and his team from the family business premises at 6/7 Empire Yard (now Empire Square), 538-540 Holloway Road London N7. Without the SAGA record label there would not have been Triumph Records its pop spin off or RGM Sound, no introduction to Major Banks, no financial or commercial backing for Joe Meek at 304 Holloway Road London N7.

HISTORY

Timeline summary:

SAGA Films Limited was incorporated

SAGA record division of SAGA films limited - trading name

Barrington Coupe employed

Barrington-Coupe made a director of SAGA Films Limited 1958

Joe meek recorded George Chakiris for SAGA 1959

Joe Meek approached Major Banks 1959/1960 - enquiry passed over to Barrington-Coupe

Triumph records planned January 1960

Agreement with Barrington Coupe 25th February 1960

First Triumph record released - February 1960

Triumph (superfi) Limited was registered 31st March 1960

Joe Meek pulled out of Triumph involvement the distribution was badly organised - June 1960
See:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Records_%28UK%29 for independent comment.

RGM Sound registered 12th September 1960

SAGA Records Limited was registered 20th September 1960

From Wikipedia -William Barrington-Coupe biography:- The Saga Films and Records Company, of which he was an employee,[4] collapsed in 1960, with the Official Receiver declaring that Barrington-Coupe was chiefly responsible for the company's demise. [5]

SAGA sold to Marcel Rodd's Group - Associated/Allied/Dandy records - completed in 1961

Marcel Rodd' initial releases showed on the sleeves - 'Saga records manufacturers of Dandy Childrens' records'. There is no address

1963 Phillips introduce the first compact cassette player. It was not until 1971 when the Dolby B noise reduction system was introduced that serious music quality was available on cassette.

1982 On October 1st, Sony introduced the first CD Player to the market, the CDP-101, at a cost of $900.

Major Wilfred Alonzo Banks - brief background

Born 24th September 1913 in Barrow Suffolk. Died 29th May 1983 in Penryn Cornwall.

Worked in Family businesses of grocers, bakers, drapers, haulage contractors in Barrow.
Qualified as an ACCA.

Served in the RASC in second world war where he was a commissioned Major and was mentioned in despatches.

On demob was a sub-postmaster in Caledonian Road London which had a shop attached.

Became a distributor of comics, toys and other items. Printed greetings cards and other stationery.

Set up Company to import and distribute toys. Extended range into decorations and display.

Manufactured artificial Christmas trees in Whittlesford Cambridgeshire.

Set a company introduction business called Anglo Industrial Developments with Lord Dudley.

Undertook advisory and business rescue work.

Took over Booth and Robinson Engineering Co. Ltd. Manufacturers of the BOROBIN range of furniture including, probably, the first kitchen stepstool and automatic linen towel dispenser.

Took over SAGA Films Ltd. Leading to Triumph and RGM Sound.

Took over Dorai Replicas Limited (now New Replicas Limited). Artificial flowers and fancy goods.

Took over Thomas Shaw Limited. Old Birmingham manufacturing company. Wrought Iron mirrors, chrome and gold plated tableware etc.

Took over Metalcraft Limited. Sheet metal workers.

Details

Saga Records Limited was created by a change of name on 20th September 1960 from Booth and Robinson Engineering Company Limited. The name was changed back on 17th March 1961 and made available to Marcel Rodd's control. It is not yet clear if SAGA Films, purchased in 1958, was transferred or sold to Marcel Rodd or just the portfolio of films, recordings and rights to use the SAGA names. No cash transaction occurred in Booth and Robinson.

Its initial releases prior to late 1960 were as the 'Record division of SAGA Films Limited'.

Saga Films was setup by a musician called Leonard Cassini. He had the idea of creating short films about the lives of composers and illustrated by still images of the composers' lives but with background music ideally performed by prize winning musicians, conductors and orchestras specialising in that composers work.

Unfortunately he had financial troubles and via contacts approached Major Wilfred Alonzo Banks for help.

Major Banks was the owner of a large toy and fancy goods importer who was also distributing Christmas decorations and manufacturing artificial Christmas trees. In fact his company had 80% of the Christmas glass ball market in this country. He was a certified accountant (ACCA) and was involved in many company rescues - British Replin was one.

Major Banks took over Saga Films in 1958 and tried to get cinema chains and television interested in showing the films. This was unsuccessful because the films were specialised and had limited general appeal.

Major Banks then considered what assets the Company had and realised that the music was of top quality and perhaps the major record companies would be interested in releasing the music on LP records. He was given short shrift, being told that classical music did not have a large market and that the record companies had enough musicians and orchestras for their own needs. At that time classical records were expensive being priced at around the £3 or over.

Undeterred by the rebuffs the Major approached a mail order company 'Kays' whom he already supplied. He was told that they wanted to include records in their catalogues but all the manufacturers refused to supply them because of the fear that it would effect prices and hurt their retail distribution outlets.

As the recordings had already been made it was only a question of pressing the LP's and getting the sleeves and packaging right. The major record companies were approached to see if they would press the records for SAGA but they refused. Garrod and Lofthouse, one of the best record sleeve producers, were approached and they were happy to design and make the sleeves.

Major Banks was by this time aware that he stood no chance with the UK record industry so he contacted Pathe Vox in France. Pathe Vox were happy to press the LP's for an export customer and gave a quotation. Armed with costings Major Banks returned to Kays buyer and concluded a deal for mail order which allowed them to sell the records at £1.25p. Sales were more than satisfactory in spite of the quality of the material on which the discs were pressed and the competition led to PYE launching the Golden Guinea range in response.

Some time later Major Banks was contacted by Sir Joseph Lockwood (the Chairman of EMI) and a meeting was arranged a EMI's offices. Major Banks was quite concerned at this turn of events and wondered what action EMI might take.

At the meeting Sir Joseph said that he was conducting a review of EMI's group business and had occasion to visit his French subsidiary Pathe Vox. On seeing a large quantity of SAGA records ready for shipment to the UK he was delighted to discover, at last, who was pressing the LP's. Sir Joseph then enquired about the volume being shipped and he was given the figures. He was amazed and shocked that the quantity meant that nearly every one of Saga's Records sold enough to make them number one on the Classical Hit Parade.

Sir Joseph asked Major Banks if EMI could press the records in the UK. Major Banks was delighted as the UK pressings were on a higher quality material than that used by Pathe Vox.

The amount of work involved in running the record business became too great and after a search William Barrington-Coupe was employed as the classical record manager. Barry as he was known had married, in 1956, one of SAGA's performers, Joyce Hatto. Joyce was released on a number of genuine recordings years before the scandal of releases of other artists performance under her name.

Barrington-Coupe in the offices at Empire Yard.

At that time and even today, it was common for an artist or orchestra to have their work released under a pseudonym in order to avoid contractual obligations or to increase their royalty income. There is no evidence that SAGA did this at that time as the performers credentials were the main selling point.

The SAGA 'brand' was reviewed during the early years and the decision was taken to try and capture more of the mainstream market. Light music was recorded and released on the 12 inch LPs and included a record by George Chakiris a leading star in the film of West Side Story and starred in the London Stage version, also Joyce Hatto playing Gershwin, to mention but two.

The 10inch market included musicals such as Cinderella and West Side Story (later released on 12inch). When West Side Story was transferred from America to London, Leonard Bernstein, the composer, requested Lawrence Leonard to conduct the London version - SAGA records were fortunate to have Lawrence Leonard contracted for their 1959 recording.

The 'pop' singles market had Peter Burman as the A&R manager and the singles made little impression on the charts. SAGA did make one notable record by signing up ex RSM Brittain, 'The loudest parade ground voice in the British Army', to record Regimental Rock, the 'B' side was Swinging Sporrans. Brittain brought the 1958 or 1959 Radio Show at Olympia to a halt when he announced his record at the SAGA stand. The stand and Major Banks appear in the following photograph. Note the SAGATONE stereo record player

The 7inch EP market included Classical, Jazz, Folk and other popular forms. The jazz recordings included artists like Mick Mulligan, Al(l)an Ganley and Reg Wale. The folk songs were mainly recorded by Roy Guest who later ran a coffee bar in the West End of London called Bunjies. The record display in the main toy and other businesses showroom at Empire Yard shows an EP by Ken Sykora 'Guitar club' along with many other records. There is also a poster in the background advertising a concert on July 3rd given by Sergio Fiorentio

A range of Amplifiers, tape recorders [TD1 and TD2] and gramophones were introduced under the SAGATONE label. At the same time 3.25 ips and 7.5 ips speed tapes in mono and stereo were released.

In between the tape recorders is a SAGA single, Cat on a Cool Tin Roof, featuring Bert Weedon.

A brilliant and innovative recording engineer called Joe Meek, after financial trouble and dissatisfaction with his employers, on hearing of SAGA films interest in expanding its popular music business, approached Major Banks and William Barrington-Coupe, who was looking after SAGA films classical side. Major Banks was heavily involved with preparations for the most important annual exhibition, the Harrogate Toy Fair, in January and had little time to follow up the approach, so it was handed over to Barrington-Coupe to progress.

See http://www.joemeekpage.info/triumph_1_E.htm for a largely accurate and detailed account of Triumph and Joe Meek's later life.

Before that approach, in 1959, SAGA issued an LP of George Chakiris which Joe engineered. George Chakiris was in London from 1958 for two years performing in the stage production of West Side Story and he went back to America to perform in the film version in 1961. It was this recording which first introduced Joe to SAGA.

Joe recorded a single of George Chakiris for the Triumph label which made 49 in the charts, it did not make an impression or launch his 'pop' career, it is believed that he was a bit miffed about that and denied that he had made that record in a radio interview.

Joe's track record was impressive (see John Repsch's book 'The Legendary Joe Meek'). As Major Banks was heavily involved with his toy business and Barrington-Coupe had, for some years, been handling the administration of SAGA and its venture into popular music, it was agreed to form a record company, so Major Banks financed the formation of Triumph (Superfi) Sound with Joe and Barry as its directors. Its first release, 'Just too late' by 'Peter Jay and the Blue Men' occurred in February 1960 before the company was officially registered on 31st March 1960.

See :- http://www.joemeekpage.info/triumph_1_E.htm

SAGA's distribution department launched Triumph records into a new target market in the UK (the 13 to 19 ages) and were distributed through the normal retail channels. To back up the label to this target audience Triumph had short programme on Radio Luxembourg, hosted by Rick(y) Wayne (an ex wrestler). Rick recorded for TRIUMPH and later became a Mr World and Mr Universe.

After Barrington-Coupe's devolvement with Joe Meek the Major and Joe formed RGM Sound on 25th July 1960 and Telstar as it's biggest hit.

Saga was eventually sold to Marcel Rodd who continued to release new material under this label. One of the first releases was 'Harry Walton' Jazzmen - The Condon Touch'. The initial pre-release cuttings and pressings were made before the sale to Marcel Rodd - (white label pressing in G N J Banks archives). When Marcel Rodd finally released it, the record XID 5041, showed at the foot of the sleeve "Saga records manufacturers of Dandy Childrens' records". There is no address. The indication is that the Allied/Associated record companies or SAGA records as a limited company did not exist under Marcel Rodd's control until later. The record sleeve of this release is:-

There were many well known classical artists and orchestras recorded by Saga. Light music and musicals also appeared on its label including West Side Story under its British conductor Lawrence Leonard. SAGATONE was the label on amplifiers, tape recorders and gramophones.

Sergio Fiorentino sleeves which cover the SAGA records division (which are Fiorentino) and the later Marcel Rodd pressings (some of which may not be Fiorentino) are shown here. The image was on a Sergio Fiorentino website believed to have been created by Ernst Lumpe - a notable classical expert.

Notable artists appearing on this group of record labels include: The Tornados, The Honeycombs, John Leyton, Michael Cox, Eileen Joyce, Joyce Hatto, Sergio Fiorentino, Fou T'song, Alan Loveday.

The SAGA records division became, for a short period, SAGA Records Limited by a change of name from Booth and Robinson Engineering Company Limited (still currently owned by the Banks family). The name was changed back later

The tape and record library is now in the British museum's sound archives (together with later music of the Marcel Rodd era) and is managed by SAGA Continuation Limited.

Sources

Major Banks, Triumph records and Joe Meek feature in John Repsch's Book 'The Legendary Joe Meek' and the Stage show 'Telstar'.

A film 'Telstar' is being made for release in 2008 with Kevin Spacey playing the role of Major Banks. The film theme tune is being sung by Duffy. Duffy will sing the theme tune Please Stay which was a 1966 record for Joe’s Liverpool group The Cryin’ Shames.

There are many articles in the Gramophone, New Musical Express and the Record Mirror in the late 1950's and early 60's.

A magazine called Thunderbolt published by the Joe Meek Society gives information about Joe Meek, his artists and general history of his involvement in the record business. http://www.rhis.co.uk/jmas/thunderbolt.html
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
8T 5031 Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3  album cover Johann Sebastian Bach, Hamburger Kammerorchester, Harry Newstone Johann Sebastian Bach, Hamburger Kammerorchester, Harry Newstone - Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3(8-Trk) Saga (5) 8T 5031 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5031 Brandenburg Concertos, Nos. 1, 2 & 3  album cover Johann Sebastian Bach By Hamburg Chamber Orchestra* Johann Sebastian Bach By Hamburg Chamber Orchestra* - Brandenburg Concertos, Nos. 1, 2 & 3(LP) Saga (5) 5031 UK 1962 Sell This Version
5037 Symphony No. 3 In E Flat, Opus 55 ("Eroica ")  album cover Beethoven* - George Hurst Conducting The Royal Danish Orchestra* Beethoven* - George Hurst Conducting The Royal Danish Orchestra* - Symphony No. 3 In E Flat, Opus 55 ("Eroica ")(LP, RE) Saga (5) 5037 UK 1972 Sell This Version
5056 Mendelssohn  album cover The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens - Mendelssohn(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5056 UK 1972 Sell This Version
5146 Quartet In E Flat, Opus 12 / Quartet In E Minor, Opus 44, No. 2  album cover Mendelssohn*, The Fine Arts Quartet Mendelssohn*, The Fine Arts Quartet - Quartet In E Flat, Opus 12 / Quartet In E Minor, Opus 44, No. 2(LP, RE) Saga (5) 5146 UK 1971 Sell This Version
5160 Violin Concerto No. 1 / Piano Concerto No.1 / Suite From 'Cinderella'  album cover Richter*, Oistrakh* - Prokofiev* Richter*, Oistrakh* - Prokofiev* - Violin Concerto No. 1 / Piano Concerto No.1 / Suite From 'Cinderella'(LP) Saga (5) 5160 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5161 Cello Suites 3 & 6  album cover Bach*, Janos Starker Bach*, Janos Starker - Cello Suites 3 & 6(LP, RE) Saga (5) 5161 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5166 Introduction And Polonaise Brillante / Grand Duo Concertante On Themes From Meyerbeer's 'Robert Le Diable' / Cello Sonata In G Minor, Op. 65  album cover Chopin* - Navarra* Chopin* - Navarra* - Introduction And Polonaise Brillante / Grand Duo Concertante On Themes From Meyerbeer's 'Robert Le Diable' / Cello Sonata In G Minor, Op. 65(LP) Saga (5) 5166 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5174 Boris Godunov  album cover Mussorgsky*, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni Mussorgsky*, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni - Boris Godunov(LP) Saga (5), Saga (5) 5174 UK & Europe 1963 Sell This Version
5175 La Traviata  album cover Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata (Album, Comp) 5175 UK 1963 Sell This Version
5203 String Quartets/ Streichquartette/ Quatuors a Cordes No. 1, (1908); No. 2 (1917)  album cover The Fine Arts Quartet, Béla Bartók The Fine Arts Quartet, Béla Bartók - String Quartets/ Streichquartette/ Quatuors a Cordes No. 1, (1908); No. 2 (1917)(LP) Saga (5), Saga (5) 5203 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5205 String Quartets No. 5, (1934) No. 6 (1939)  album cover Béla Bartók, The Fine Arts Quartet Béla Bartók, The Fine Arts Quartet - String Quartets No. 5, (1934) No. 6 (1939)(LP, Ltd) Saga (5) 5205 UK 1961 Sell This Version
5225 Salisbury Cathedral Choir  album cover The Choir Of Salisbury Cathedral Salisbury Cathedral Choir(LP) Saga (5) 5225 UK 1964 Sell This Version
5231 Brahms Violin Concerto In D Major Opus 77  album cover Brahms*, David Oistrakh*, State Radio Symphony Orchestra Of The U.S.S.R.* , Conducted By Kyril Kondrashin* Brahms*, David Oistrakh*, State Radio Symphony Orchestra Of The U.S.S.R.* , Conducted By Kyril Kondrashin* - Brahms Violin Concerto In D Major Opus 77(LP, Blu) Saga (5) 5231 UK 1971 Sell This Version
5245 The Seven Last Words Of Our Saviour On The Cross Op. 51   album cover Franz Joseph Haydn*, Aeolian String Quartet Franz Joseph Haydn*, Aeolian String Quartet - The Seven Last Words Of Our Saviour On The Cross Op. 51 (LP) Saga (5), Saga (5) 5245 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5248 Andrés Segovia Segovia Plays Bach (Album) 5248 UK 1964 Sell This Version
5249 Quartets For  Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon And Horn No.1 In F Major, No.4 In B Flat Major, No.5 In D  Major, No.6 In F Major  album cover Rossini*, Samuel Baron, David Glazer, Bernard Garfield, John Barrows Rossini*, Samuel Baron, David Glazer, Bernard Garfield, John Barrows - Quartets For Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon And Horn No.1 In F Major, No.4 In B Flat Major, No.5 In D Major, No.6 In F Major(LP) Saga (5) 5249 UK 1972 Sell This Version
5263 Aida  album cover Verdi*, Chorus* And Orchestra Of Teatro Communale, Firenze* Verdi*, Chorus* And Orchestra Of Teatro Communale, Firenze* - Aida(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5263 Europe 1972 Sell This Version
5277 Schumann's Frauenliebe Und Leben And Songs By Schubert And Brahms  album cover Schumann* / Schubert* / Brahms* : Janet BakerMartin Isepp Schumann* / Schubert* / Brahms* : Janet BakerMartin Isepp - Schumann's Frauenliebe Und Leben And Songs By Schubert And Brahms (Album) 5277 UK 1972 Sell This Version
5284 Symphonies No. 3 And No. 7   album cover Sibelius*, The Scottish National Orchestra*, Sir Alexander Gibson* Sibelius*, The Scottish National Orchestra*, Sir Alexander Gibson* - Symphonies No. 3 And No. 7 (LP) Saga (5) 5284 UK 1974 Sell This Version
5285 Church Music  album cover Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell, The New College Oxford Choir Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell, The New College Oxford Choir - Church Music(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5285 UK 1966 Sell This Version
5291 Quintet For Clarinet & Strings In A Major, K581, Divertimento In D, K136  album cover Mozart*, Thea King, Aeolian String Quartet Mozart*, Thea King, Aeolian String Quartet - Quintet For Clarinet & Strings In A Major, K581, Divertimento In D, K136(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5291 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5292 Sonata In D, K448 For Two Pianos / Sonata In F, K497 For Four Hands  album cover Mozart*, Livia Rev Mozart*, Livia Rev - Sonata In D, K448 For Two Pianos / Sonata In F, K497 For Four Hands(LP) Saga (5) 5292 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5295 Tchaikovsky*Sergio Fiorentino And The Hamburg Pro Musica Conducted By George Hurst Tchaikovsky*Sergio Fiorentino And The Hamburg Pro Musica Conducted By George Hurst - Piano Concerto No 1 In B Flat Minor Op. 23(LP) Saga (5) 5295 UK 1968 Sell This Version
5304 Songs Of Sir Edward Elgar  album cover Mary Thomas, John Carol Case, Daphne Ibbott, Sir Edward Elgar Mary Thomas, John Carol Case, Daphne Ibbott, Sir Edward Elgar - Songs Of Sir Edward Elgar(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5304 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5305 Saint-Saens Cello Concerto Op.33, Prokofiev Cello Sonata Op.119  album cover Moscow Radio Orchestra* - Gregory Stolyarov* / Mstislav Rostropovich , Sviatoslav Richter Moscow Radio Orchestra* - Gregory Stolyarov* / Mstislav Rostropovich , Sviatoslav Richter - Saint-Saens Cello Concerto Op.33, Prokofiev Cello Sonata Op.119(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5305 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5311 Piano Trios 16 & 27  album cover Gilels*, Rostropovitch* & Kogan*, Haydn* Gilels*, Rostropovitch* & Kogan*, Haydn* - Piano Trios 16 & 27 (Album) 5311 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5328 The Organ Of Brompton Oratory  album cover Ralph Downes The Organ Of Brompton Oratory(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5328 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5331 Organ Concertos No 4 And No 10  album cover G.F. Händel*, Jan Jansen, Orchestra Of De Nederlandse Kantorei*, Maarten Kooy G.F. Händel*, Jan Jansen, Orchestra Of De Nederlandse Kantorei*, Maarten Kooy - Organ Concertos No 4 And No 10(LP) Saga (5) 5331 UK 1971 Sell This Version
5333 Oboe Concerto In C Major, K314; Bassoon Concerto In B Flat Major, K191  album cover Mozart*, Maarten Kooy, Orchestra Of The Netherlands Kantorei Mozart*, Maarten Kooy, Orchestra Of The Netherlands Kantorei - Oboe Concerto In C Major, K314; Bassoon Concerto In B Flat Major, K191(LP) Saga (5) 5333 UK 1971 Sell This Version
5334 Vivaldi & Albinoni  album cover Orchestra of De Nederlandse kantorei, Maarten Kooy Orchestra of De Nederlandse kantorei, Maarten Kooy - Vivaldi & Albinoni(LP) Saga (5) 5334 UK 1971 Sell This Version
5335 Complete Piano Music  album cover Igor Stravinsky, Thomas Rajna Igor Stravinsky, Thomas Rajna - Complete Piano Music(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5335 UK 1968 Sell This Version
5337 The Four Seasons - Die Vier Jahreszeiten - Les Quatre Saisons  album cover Vivaldi*, Benedetto Pavello - Violin, Parma Collegium Musicum , Conductor - Giovanni Pervido Vivaldi*, Benedetto Pavello - Violin, Parma Collegium Musicum , Conductor - Giovanni Pervido - The Four Seasons - Die Vier Jahreszeiten - Les Quatre Saisons(LP, RP) Saga (5) 5337 UK 1974 Sell This Version
5345 A Recital Of English Songs  album cover Sheila Armstrong A Recital Of English Songs(LP) Saga (5) 5345 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5355 The Classical Guitar  album cover Eric Hill (2) The Classical Guitar(LP, Album) Saga (5), Saga (5) 5355 UK 1974 Sell This Version
5357 Oda Slobodskaya Sings Mussorgsky  album cover Oda Slobodskaya, Ivor Newton, Modest Mussorgsky Oda Slobodskaya, Ivor Newton, Modest Mussorgsky - Oda Slobodskaya Sings Mussorgsky(LP, Ltd) Saga (5) 5357 UK & Europe 1974 Sell This Version
5359 Spanish Music Of The Golden Age  album cover Conjunto Pro Musica De Rosario* Conducted By Cristián Hernández Larguía Conjunto Pro Musica De Rosario* Conducted By Cristián Hernández Larguía - Spanish Music Of The Golden Age(LP) Saga XID, Saga (5) 5359 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5360 La Serva Padrona  album cover Pergolesi*, Virginia Zeani, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni Pergolesi*, Virginia Zeani, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni - La Serva Padrona(LP) Saga (5) 5360 UK 1974 Sell This Version
5363 Die Fledermaus  album cover Johann Strauss Jr., Max Schönherr Johann Strauss Jr., Max Schönherr - Die Fledermaus(LP) Saga (5) 5363 UK 1974 Sell This Version
5370 Preludes  album cover Chopin*, Sergio Fiorentino Chopin*, Sergio Fiorentino - Preludes(LP, RE) Saga (5) 5370 UK & Europe 1974 Sell This Version
5381 Fifth Symphony In E Minor Opus 64  album cover Tchaikovsky* / Hamburg Pro Musica*, George Hurst Tchaikovsky* / Hamburg Pro Musica*, George Hurst - Fifth Symphony In E Minor Opus 64(LP, RP) Saga (5) 5381 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5384 The Harmonious Harpsichord  album cover David Sanger (2) The Harmonious Harpsichord(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5384 UK 1974 Sell This Version
5386 Starker Plays Kodaly  album cover Kodály*, Janos Starker, Arnold Eidus Kodály*, Janos Starker, Arnold Eidus - Starker Plays Kodaly (Album) 5386 UK 1974 Sell This Version
5389 Wanda Landowska Concert  album cover Wanda Landowska Wanda Landowska Concert(LP) Saga (5) 5389 UK 1974 Sell This Version
5395 The Goldberg Variations   album cover David Sanger (2), Johann Sebastian Bach David Sanger (2), Johann Sebastian Bach - The Goldberg Variations (LP, Album) Saga (5) 5395 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5396 Beethoven String Trios  album cover Beethoven*, Kogan*, Barshai*, Rostropovich* Beethoven*, Kogan*, Barshai*, Rostropovich* - Beethoven String Trios(LP) Saga (5) 5396 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5404 Schubert's Best Loved Songs  album cover Martyn Hill, Nina Walker, Franz Schubert Martyn Hill, Nina Walker, Franz Schubert - Schubert's Best Loved Songs(LP) Saga (5) 5404 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5409 A Recital of Spanish Songs  album cover Granados*, Falla*, Turina*, Jill Gomez, John Constable Granados*, Falla*, Turina*, Jill Gomez, John Constable - A Recital of Spanish Songs(LP) Saga (5) 5409 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5411 Dances Of Old Vienna  album cover Orchestra Of The Vienna Volksoper*, Paul Angerer Orchestra Of The Vienna Volksoper*, Paul Angerer - Dances Of Old Vienna(LP) Saga (5) 5411 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5413 Dussek Harp Sonatas  album cover Jan Ladislav Dussek*, Susann McDonald Jan Ladislav Dussek*, Susann McDonald - Dussek Harp Sonatas(LP) Saga (5) 5413 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5415 Tchaikowsky Trio In A Minor (Complete Version)  album cover The Temianka Trio, Henri Temianka, Jeffrey Solow, Doris Stevenson The Temianka Trio, Henri Temianka, Jeffrey Solow, Doris Stevenson - Tchaikowsky Trio In A Minor (Complete Version)(LP) Saga (5) 5415 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5416 Yolanda Marcoulescou Sings Enesco & Roussel  album cover Yolanda Marcoulescou* Sings Enesco* & Roussel* Yolanda Marcoulescou* Sings Enesco* & Roussel* - Yolanda Marcoulescou Sings Enesco & Roussel(LP) Saga (5) 5416 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5419 French Romantic Songs  album cover Martyn Hill, John Constable Martyn Hill, John Constable - French Romantic Songs(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5419 UK 1976 Sell This Version
5420 Music for Merchants and Monarchs  album cover James Tyler Music for Merchants and Monarchs(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5420 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5423 A Night In Venice (Eine Nacht In Venedig)  album cover Johann Strauss II*, Bregenz Festival Chorus*, Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Anton Paulik Johann Strauss II*, Bregenz Festival Chorus*, Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Anton Paulik - A Night In Venice (Eine Nacht In Venedig)(LP) Saga (5) 5423 Switzerland 1985 Sell This Version
5424 Partita In B Minor / Chromatic Fantasia And Fugue In D Minor / Italian Concerti In F Major  album cover Elizabeth de la Porte, Bach* Elizabeth de la Porte, Bach* - Partita In B Minor / Chromatic Fantasia And Fugue In D Minor / Italian Concerti In F Major(LP) Saga (5) 5424 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5435 Mozart Piano Music K394, K613, K333  album cover Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, David Ward (10) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, David Ward (10) - Mozart Piano Music K394, K613, K333(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5435 UK 1976 Sell This Version
5438 Music Of The Renaissance Virtuosi  album cover James Tyler Music Of The Renaissance Virtuosi(LP) Saga (5) 5438 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
5449 Ayres And Lute-Lessons  album cover John Dowland Ayres And Lute-Lessons(LP) Saga (5) 5449 UK 1977 Sell This Version
5450 Songs of Love And Death  album cover Norman Bailey Songs of Love And Death(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5450 UK 1977 Sell This Version
5453 Music For Guitar  album cover Villa-Lobos* / Eric Hill (2) Villa-Lobos* / Eric Hill (2) - Music For Guitar 5453 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
5454 The Muses Garden For Delights  album cover The Camerata Of London*, Glenda Simpson And Barry Mason (4) The Camerata Of London*, Glenda Simpson And Barry Mason (4) - The Muses Garden For Delights(LP) Saga (5) 5454 UK 1977 Sell This Version
5455 The Early Guitar  album cover James Tyler The Early Guitar(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5455 UK 1978 Sell This Version
5456 Symphony No. 3, Cortège, Berceuse, Divertissement, Carillon  album cover Louis Vierne - Arthur Wills Louis Vierne - Arthur Wills - Symphony No. 3, Cortège, Berceuse, Divertissement, Carillon(LP, Album, RE) Saga (5) 5456 1977 Sell This Version
5466  Piano Music Of Gabriel Faure - Volume Two  album cover Gabriel Fauré, Albert Ferber Gabriel Fauré, Albert Ferber - Piano Music Of Gabriel Faure - Volume Two(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5466 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
5478 Mozart Marches And Dances  album cover Paul Angerer, Paul Angerer Ensemble, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Paul Angerer, Paul Angerer Ensemble, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart Marches And Dances(LP) Saga (5) 5478 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
5484 Vivaldi* - Hans Martin-Linde* Vivaldi* - Hans Martin-Linde* - Concertos And Sonatas(LP, Album) Saga (5) 5484 UK 1982 Sell This Version
5487 VIERNE 2  album cover David M. Patrick VIERNE 2(LP) Saga (5) 5487 UK 1982 Sell This Version
5490 Beethoven Symphony No. 7 In A Major  album cover Yevgeny Mravinsky*, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra Yevgeny Mravinsky*, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven Symphony No. 7 In A Major(LP, Album, Mono) Saga (5) 5490 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
6902 His Most Important Second War Concert  album cover Duke Ellington His Most Important Second War Concert(LP, Album, RP) SagaPan, Saga (5) 6902 UK 1974 Sell This Version
6909 Vol 4 Groovin' High  album cover Charlie Parker Vol 4 Groovin' High (Comp) 6909 UK 1973 Sell This Version
6914 Great Swing Jam Sessions Volume 1  album cover Various Great Swing Jam Sessions Volume 1(LP, RE) Saga (5) 6914 UK 1973 Sell This Version
6921 Live Concert  album cover George Lewis & His Orchestra* Live Concert(LP, Album) Saga (5) 6921 UK 1973 Sell This Version
6922 The First Esquire Concert Vol. 1  album cover Various The First Esquire Concert Vol. 1(LP, Album, Mono) Saga (5) 6922 UK 1974 Sell This Version
6923 The First Esquire Concert Vol. 2  album cover Various The First Esquire Concert Vol. 2(LP, Album) Saga (5) 6923 UK 1974 Sell This Version
6928 Volume 9, Bird Of Paradise  album cover Charlie Parker Volume 9, Bird Of Paradise(LP, Album, Comp) Saga (5) 6928 UK 1975 Sell This Version
6931 Louis Armstrong Volume 3  album cover Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Volume 3(LP, Comp) Saga (5) 6931 UK 1975 Sell This Version
7004 19th Century French Opera  album cover Various 19th Century French Opera(LP) Saga (5) 7004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7010 Gounod: Faust  album cover Various Gounod: Faust(LP, Comp) Saga (5) 7010 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7015 Otello  album cover Giuseppe Verdi, Giovanni Zenatello, Dame Nellie Melba*, Mario Sammarco*, Francesco Tamagno Giuseppe Verdi, Giovanni Zenatello, Dame Nellie Melba*, Mario Sammarco*, Francesco Tamagno - Otello(LP, Album, Comp) Saga (5) 7015 UK 1972 Sell This Version
7018 Les Huguenots  album cover Meyerbeer* Les Huguenots(LP, Comp) Saga (5) 7018 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7026 Caruso In Opera  album cover Enrico Caruso Caruso In Opera(LP, Comp) Saga (5) 7026 UK 1974 Sell This Version
8081 Holiday In Greece  album cover The Olympic Bouzouki Group Vocalist Gorgo (3) The Olympic Bouzouki Group Vocalist Gorgo (3) - Holiday In Greece(12", Album) Saga (5) 8081 UK 1969 Sell This Version
8154 Reggae Meets Pop  album cover The Pacesetters Reggae Meets Pop(LP) Saga (5) 8154 UK 1974 Sell This Version
9219 RC 633 The Classical Harp  album cover Edward Vito, Daniel Guilet, Bernard Robbins, Carlton Cooley, Alan Shulman, Philip Sklar Edward Vito, Daniel Guilet, Bernard Robbins, Carlton Cooley, Alan Shulman, Philip Sklar - The Classical Harp(LP) Saga (5) 9219 RC 633 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
26 611 Aloha Hawaï  album cover The Waikiki 12 And The Islanders (2) The Waikiki 12 And The Islanders (2) - Aloha Hawaï(LP, Album) Dynamic Serie 26 611 France 1976 Sell This Version
5433/4 Louis Daquin Book Of Noels And Organ Works By Louis Marchand  album cover Various, Organ of Ely Cathedral*, Louis-Claude Daquin Various, Organ of Ely Cathedral*, Louis-Claude Daquin - Louis Daquin Book Of Noels And Organ Works By Louis Marchand(2xLP, Comp) Saga (5) 5433/4 UK 1976 Sell This Version
5458/9 Complete Music For Harpsichord  album cover Henry Purcell - Robert Woolley Henry Purcell - Robert Woolley - Complete Music For Harpsichord(2xLP, Album) Saga (5) 5458/9 UK Unknown Sell This Version
844 913 BY GENT MILLE CHANSONS  album cover Le Grand Orchestre De Paul Mauriat GENT MILLE CHANSONS(LP) Saga (5) 844 913 BY Unknown Sell This Version
AAA-ST 4001 New World Symphony  album cover Dvorak* - Philharmonia Orchestra Of Berlin*, Otto Strauss Dvorak* - Philharmonia Orchestra Of Berlin*, Otto Strauss - New World Symphony(LP, Gat) Saga (5) AAA-ST 4001 UK 1959 Sell This Version
AAA-ST 4003 Piano Concerto No 1 In B Flat Minor Op 23  album cover Tchaikovsky*, Sergio Fiorentino And The Hamburg Pro Musica Conducted By George Hurst Tchaikovsky*, Sergio Fiorentino And The Hamburg Pro Musica Conducted By George Hurst - Piano Concerto No 1 In B Flat Minor Op 23(LP) Saga (5) AAA-ST 4003 UK 1959 Sell This Version
AAA-ST 4012 Ballet Suite Sleeping Princess Op 66 / Francesca Da Rimini Op 32  album cover Tchaikovsky*, Lawrence Leonard, Hamburg Pro Musica* Tchaikovsky*, Lawrence Leonard, Hamburg Pro Musica* - Ballet Suite Sleeping Princess Op 66 / Francesca Da Rimini Op 32(LP, Gat) Saga (5) AAA-ST 4012 UK 1959 Sell This Version
CA 5248 Andrés Segovia Plays Bach  album cover Segovia*, Bach* Segovia*, Bach* - Andrés Segovia Plays Bach(Cass) Saga (5) CA 5248 UK 1969 Sell This Version
CA 6917 A Mugsy Spanier Memorial  album cover Muggsy Spanier Featuring Pee Wee Russell Muggsy Spanier Featuring Pee Wee Russell - A Mugsy Spanier Memorial(Cass, Comp) Saga (5) CA 6917 UK 1973 Sell This Version
CA 6918 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Volume 2 Lady Day(Cass, Comp) Saga (5) CA 6918 UK 1974 Sell This Version
DB 100 Real Farm Sounds  album cover No Artist Real Farm Sounds(7", EP, Red) Dandy Records DB 100 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EC 3353-2 Music Of England  album cover Janet Baker, John Shirley-Quirk, John Carol Case, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Janet Baker, John Shirley-Quirk, John Carol Case, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Music Of England(CD, Album) Saga (5) EC 3353-2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
EC 3354-2 Elizabethan Ayres & Dances  album cover James Bowman (2) / Robert Spencer (2) James Bowman (2) / Robert Spencer (2) - Elizabethan Ayres & Dances(CD, Album) Saga (5) EC 3354-2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
EC 3365-2 Music for Merchants and Monarchs  album cover James Tyler Music for Merchants and Monarchs(CD, Album) Saga (5), Emergo Classics B.V. EC 3365-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
EC 3386-2 The Classical Guitar  album cover Eric Hill (2) The Classical Guitar(CD, Album) Saga (5) EC 3386-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version