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Peerson: A Treatie of Humane Love - Mottects or Grave Chamber Musique (1630)

Peerson: A Treatie of Humane Love - Mottects or Grave Chamber Musique (1630)

James Johnstone (organ)

I Fagiolini, Fretwork

Following on from Fretwork’s acclaimed release on Regent of Sublime Discourses (REGCD341), which featured the complete instrumental music of John Milton and Martin Peerson, I Fagiolini and Fretwork come together with organist James Johnstone for the première recording of Peerson’s A Treatie of Humane Love.

Newly edited by Richard Rastall, this collection of song settings of poetry by Sir Fulke Greville, focusses predominantly on the subject of love, making it an ideal counterpoint to St Valentine’s Day.

Martin Peerson (c1572–1651) has been known since the mid-20th century as an engaging and very performable composer with a highly individual voice; but in his own time he was much respected and published, perhaps the most able of those composers who were not in royal service.

This release is a major contribution to the discography of 17th century English music in incomparable performances from some of the world’s finest artists in the field.

“Fretwork’s musical mastery and I Fagiolini’s trademark incandescent sound are perfectly married in this repertoire…[the directors carry] the music from profundity to gentle humour, spotlighting varied textures and accents within these often-characterful vignettes…from the subtle colours of James Johnstone’s continuo tapestry to sumptuous low vocal notes, the clarity of recording is exceptional” BBC Music Magazine, April 2017 ****

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Glory Revealed - Music From Advent To Candlemas

Glory Revealed - Music From Advent To Candlemas

Bevan, D:



In the Bleak Midwinter


Missa ad praesepe


We wait for thy loving kindness O God


When Jesus our Lord (Christus)


The Blessing of the Light


Lo, He comes with clouds descending

Once in royal David's City

Willcocks, D:

Away in a manger

Wood, C:

Nunc Dimittis in B flat

Michael Dutton (organ)

Newcastle Cathedral Choir, Scott Farrell

Regent - REGCD188



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Belgian Choral Works

Belgian Choral Works

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus


Messe en l’honneur du Saint-Sacrement, Op. 130

Chant de mai, Op 53 No 1


Missa Festiva, Op. 62

Aria for organ, Op. 51a

Lichfield Cathedral Choir and Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir, Philip Scriven

Regent - REGCD241



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Christmas from Worcester

Christmas from Worcester

A tribute to Sir David Willcocks

1 O come, all ye faithful

2 Sussex Carol

3 God rest you merry, gentlemen

4 Ding, dong! merrily on high

5 Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?

6 Angelus ad virginem

7 Once in royal David’s city

8 The infant King

9 Gabriel’s message

10 Unto us is born a son

11 Cherry tree carol

12 Rocking

13 While shepherds watched

14 Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

15 Infant holy, infant lowly

16 It came upon the midnight clear

17 Away in a manger

18 I saw three ships

19 The first nowell

20 Resonemus laudibus

21 O come, O come, Emmanuel

22 Deck the hall

23 Hark, the herald-angels sing

Christopher Allsop (organ)

Worcester Festival Choral Society, Sennet Brass, Peter Nardone

Sir David Valentine Willcocks CBE MC (30 December 1919–17 September 2015) was one of the most influential choirmasters of his age, working with singers of all ages, moulding voices and raising standards in all his work.

Following his early years as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, this Cornish youngster went on to study at Clifton College Bristol, The Royal College of Music for a year and then King’s College Cambridge as organ scholar, where he was to return later in life to bring fame to the choir and college, through the already well-established Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast by the BBC each Christmas Eve.

Between 1950 and 1957 he was organist of Worcester Cathedral, principal conductor of the Three Choirs Festival in 1951, 1954, and 1957, and conductor of the City of Birmingham Choir.

A lasting legacy is his editorship of the early volumes in the Carols for Choirs series. These volumes contain many arrangements by Sir David himself, all of which have become choral classics and well-loved by singers and listeners alike. This recording features twenty three of his best-known arrangements, ranging from exquisite gems of quiet stillness to rousing shouts of majestic praise, sung by the Choir of Worcester Cathedral. The Cathedral Choir is joined by the Worcester Festival Choral Society and Sennet Brass for the magnificent large-scale favourites, including O come, all ye faithful and Hark! the herald-angels sing.

This recording has been supported by a generous legacy to Worcester Cathedral from the estate of the late Sir David Willcocks.

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Sublime Discourses

Sublime Discourses

The Complete Instrumental Music of John Milton and Martin Peerson


Fantazia 1 (G minor) a 5 (M 16)

Fantazia 3 (G major) a 5 (M 18)

Fantazia 2 (A minor) a 5 (M 17)

In Nomine, If that a sinner’s sighs (M 15)

Fantazia 4 (D minor) a 5 (M 19)

Fantazia 5 (A minor) a 6 (M 20)


Fantasia Acquaintance (G minor) a 6 (P III/2)

Almaine (G minor) a 6 (P III/U3)

Fantasia Beauty (G major) a 6 (P III/4)

Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/5)

Piper's Pavan

Fantasia Chowse (D major and minor) a 6 (P III/6)

Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/7)

Fantasia Delicate (D minor) a 6 (P III/8)

Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/9)

Alman (P VI/1)

Fantasia (D minor) a 6 (P III/10)

Almaine (D major) a 6 (P III/11)

Fantasia Attendite a 5 (P III/1)

The Fall of the Leafe

The Primerose (P VI/4)

Fantasia (D minor) a 6 (P III/15)

Fantasia (G major) a 6 (P III/12)

Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/13)

Almaine (G major) a 6 (P III/14)

Numbering from the new edition by Professor Richard Rastall of the complete works of Martin Peerson and John Milton.

Michael Chance (countertenor) & Sophie Yates (virginals)


A major new release from 2009 Gramophone Award-winning artists, FRETWORK.

With additional contributions from Michael Chance and Sophie Yates.

The first recording of the complete instrumental music of two unjustly neglected 17th century English composers, Martin Peerson and John Milton (father of the poet).

Includes all the works for viol consort, all the solo keyboard works and the single song with viol consort accompaniment.

23 of the 25 items are new to the catalogue.

A significant and invaluable contribution to the discography of 17th century English music in incomparable performances from some of the world’s finest artists in this field.

Sadly this was one of the final recordings that Richard Campbell made with Fretwork before his death in March 2011.

“Fretwork here unveils some obscure but engaging works from the golden age of English consort...Fretwork responds with playing that ranges from buoyant and capricious to episodes of high seriousness. Throughout, we hear the flawless technique and luminous sound that have helped to establish Fretwork's reputation as one of today's leading viol consorts.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2012 *****

“This apt album title never seems far away during these exquisitely conceived performances of 20 consort pieces in five or six parts. Fretwork play with gentle mastery of affect...Sophie Yates exercises her beguiling touch in four keyboard pieces by Peerson...The generation of composers active in the years prior to the English Civil War is somewhat forgotten, so this harmonious match of Rastall's scholarly research and Fretwork's fine musicianship is priceless.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2012

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French Flavours

French Flavours


La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczi March

trans WT Best


Variations on Greensleeves


Esquisse No. 1 in E Minor Op. 41 No. 2

Esquisse No. 2 in B Flat Minor Op. 41 No. 3


Ouverture Libanaise


Toccata and Fugue in F sharp minor

from Le Tombeau de Marcel Dupré




The Love for Three Oranges: March

trans Jean Guillou


Trumpet Tune

arr Dupré


Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

trans David Briggs


Nuages ensoleillés sur le Cap Nègre (from Promenades en Provence)

Paul Carr (Organ of St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham)

The first solo recording of the magnificent Walker organ in St Chad’s Cathedral, played by Birmingham-based organist, Paul Carr, in his début recording.

A brilliantly-colourful programme of French and French-inspired works, chosen to match the distinctively-Gallic character of the St Chad’s organ.

Includes many works new to the catalogue.

A must-hear recording of this wonderful recently-built organ, and some little-known new works.

“Paul Carr shows himself to be an imaginative player with an ear for colour. In Dupre's Deux esquisses he has all the virtuosity required.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 ***

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Thomas Trotter: A Shropshire Idyll

Thomas Trotter: A Shropshire Idyll


Three Dances


Voluntary I


Organ Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 28


Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, HWV290, Op. 4 No. 2

arr. Thomas Trotter


Fourths, Mostly


Crown Imperial

Wesley, S S:

Holsworthy Church Bells

played on the carillon of St Laurence Church

DVD/CD set

Thomas Trotter, one of the world’s greatest organists, presents a programme of music to mark the 250th anniversary of the organ in St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow – the church where the ashes of A E Housman, writer of A Shropshire Lad, are buried.

A specially-tailored programme to showcase the historic stops by Snetzler, as well as the more recent additions in the 19th and 20th centuries. The performance includes Elgar’s monumental Sonata in G, op 28, and a stunning demonstration of supreme virtuosity in Nyman’s Fourths, Mostly, written for Thomas Trotter. The DVD features a performance video of the programme including footage of the church, Ludlow, and the surrounding countryside, and the music is accompanied by quotations from the works of A E Housman.

In extra features Thomas Trotter talks about the music he performs on the recording, and Shaun Ward, Director of Music at St Laurence’s Church, gives a tour of the organ.

An audio CD of the performance programme is also included.

DVD Video

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Volume X - Truro

Volume X - Truro

Bach, J S:

Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV542 'Great'


Prelude & Fugue in B major, Op. 7 No. 1


Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

(arr. Edwin Lemare)


Psalm-Preludes Set 1, Op. 32: No. 3

Saraband (In Modo Elegiaco) No 5 of Six Pieces


Incantation pour un Jour Saint

Chant de Paix (from Neuf Pièces)



Fanfares for Chad

Elegy In Memoriam H W S

The Martydom of St Oswald


Andante sostenuto (2nd movement from Symphonie Gothique, Op 70)

Robert Sharpe (organ)

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Requiem – A thanksgiving for life

Requiem – A thanksgiving for life

Choral works by Sir Philip Ledger


Requiem (A thanksgiving for life)

Adam Lay Ybounden

Advent Calendar

A spotless rose

Jesus Christ the apple tree

In the bleak mid-winter

Lie still and slumber (Two lullabies for Christmas)

Good Christian men, rejoice

If ye love me

Loving Shepherd of thy sheep

Do not stand at my grave and weep

O Master, let me walk with Thee

Christ’s journey

This joyful Eastertide

Sir Philip Ledger – one of the most distinguished living British musicians - former Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, Principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, world-renowned accompanist, conductor and composer.

The first recording entirely devoted to his beautiful compositions.

Includes anthems, carols and his most major work to date: Requiem – A thanksgiving for life.

Tuneful, easily-accessible music, which is rapidly gaining immense popularity on both sides of the Atlantic with both amateur and professional choirs.

Performed by the critically-acclaimed Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge, conducted by the composer and their Director of Music, David Rowland.

“The miniatures on this recording are… nearly all original compositions and are refreshingly unostentatious in their simplicity and careful craftsmanship.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2010

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Music by Gary Higginson


Seven Songs of William Blake [Set 1], Op. 33

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

Motet: Et omnes eandem escam spiritualem ederunt, Op. 130

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

Six Birds, Op. 161

Danielle Perrett (harp)

Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir

Two Studies for solo harp

Danielle Perrett (harp)

Songs with harp

Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano) & Danielle Perrett (harp)

Lead kindly light (from Requiem), Op. 111

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

A song of joy, Op. 165, No. 2

Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano), Danielle Perrett (harp)

Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir & The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

A last confession, Op. 137, No. 2

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

Seven Songs of William Blake [Set 2], Op. 55

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

Sarah MacDonald

The first recording of music by British composer, Gary Higginson.

Born in 1952, Gary Higginson trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Edmund Rubbra, Patric Standford, Buxton Orr and Alfred Nieman. Later, whilst a student at Birmingham University, he continued composition studies under John Joubert.

This collection features a varied selection of his beguiling vocal music, both sacred and secular, together with pieces for solo harp, and include Higginson’s two dramatic cycles of choral songs based on texts by William Blake.

The artists on the recording are internationally-renowned soprano, Charlotte de Rothschild, harpist Danielle Perrett, and two acclaimed choirs: the Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir and the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, directed by Sarah MacDonald.

All works are new to the catalogue.

“There are only thirteen singers in the Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir but, my goodness, they make a nice sound! Here, the ensemble is pretty flawless and the sound these young singers make is keen, fresh and crystal-clear...There is some very well crafted and appealing music on this disc...Collectors who are interested in English choral music will find much to reward them here.” MusicWeb International, 8th May 2013

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