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 New British Violin Concertos

Paul Patterson; Kenneth Leighton; Gordon Jacob

Clare Howick (violin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Grant Llewellyn

The mood of the piece is bright and high-spirited with relaxed and good-humoured interplay between the soloist and an orchestra consisting of double woodwind, two horns, two trumpets, timpani,... More…

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In Terra Pax

A Christmas Anthology

Julia Doyle (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone) & Mark Williams (organ and piano)

City of London Choir & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton

The gem here is Finzi's In terra pax… From late in Finzi's life, it is suffused with English pastoral yearning, and baritone Roderick Williams sings beautifully in the outer sections. More…

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Lo how a rose e'er bloometh

Music for Christmas

The Queen's Six

The disc is full of sensitively balanced, expressive performance, most of them sung unaccompanied…A jazzed-up God rest you merry, gentlemen and a chittering Jingle Bells bring fun into the equation,... More…

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$14.25

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On Christmas Night

Carols from St John’s College, Cambridge

John Challenger (organ)

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha

The collective vocal heft of the ensemble's young choral scholars remains a potent weapon under Andrew Nethsinga's direction. He's a man of musical refinement, however, one ready and able to... More…

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Leighton - Orchestral Works Volume 2

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox

Despite its monumental aspect the Sinfonia mistica is essentially a personal, intimate work, and it gets a moving performance here, Richard Hickox judging to a nicety the various movements' complex... More…

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Joy in the morning

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore

out of the bran tub comes my favourite Christmas choral disc of 2009 - Joy in the morning, another wide-ranging collection from Jeffrey Skidmore's excellent Birmingham-based choir, Ex Cathedra.... More…

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Incarnation

Gabrieli Consort & Trebles of Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, Paul McCreesh

a Christmas issue which is genuinely challenging and different…Martin’s music evokes in an extraordinary suggestive manner the theological paradox buried within the Eden story… The Gabrieli’s... More…

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Finzi & Leighton - Cello Concertos

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)

Scottish National Orchestra, Bryden Thomson

The Cello Concerto is arguably Finzi's finest work, written at the very end of his life under the stress of knowing he was terminally ill. At just under 40 minutes it's planned on a massive scale.
The... More…

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Leighton - Sacred Choral Music

Christopher Whitton (organ), Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), James Oxley (tenor)

Choir of St. John’s College Cambridge, Christopher Robinson

Our reviewer summed up: 'In this business of record-reviewing I find, on the positive side, music and performances I like, more that I admire, some that I love, but not much that evokes affirmation... More…

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This Christmas Night

Stephen Farr (organ), Edward Turner (organ)

Choir of Worcester College Oxford

Tired of the same old seasonal chestnuts? Here's your solution - a wonderful collection of carols from the last half-century, mainly by British composers...Stephen Farr directs delectably sensitive... More…

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