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Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Recorded live at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 2008

Katharine Fuge (soprano), Matthew Brook (bass)

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner

The recorded sound has great immediacy, and the chorus produces a beautifully sustained and richly coloured vocal tone. Gardiner's flexibility in tempo, phrasing and dynamics (which Brahms favoured)... More…

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JS Bach: St John Passion

Joanne Lunn (soprano), Clare Wilkinson (alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (baritone), Robert Davies (baritone)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

a dramatic, exactingly nuanced, profoundly considered reading, compelling in its integrity and text-driven immediacy...Mulroy's firmly-contoured Evangelist balances the musical and narrative... More…

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JS Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata 63

Reconstruction of Bach's first Christmas Vespers in Leipzig

Julia Doyle (soprano), Joanne Lunn (soprano), Clare Wilkinson (alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

It’s an absolute joy – far too good to keep for Christmas. More…

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Bach, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

Mary Bevan (soprano), Clare Wilkinson (alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass) - Cantatas 1, 3, 6); Joanne Lunn (soprano), Ciara Hendrick (mezzo), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Konstantin Wolff (bass) - Cantatas 2, 4, 5.

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

It has the same sense of freshness as previous releases…[with] a pleasing transparency of texture, and nimbly sprung rhythms under John Butt’s scholarly direction More…

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 Offer Handel: Jephtha

James Gilchrist (Jephtha), Susan Bickley (Storge), Sophie Bevan (Iphis), Robin Blaze (Hamor), Matthew Brook (Zebul) & Grace Davidson (Angel)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

Christophers's taut, vibrant, and beautifully sprung account is bright and dazzling, yet so often the score ought to inhabit the tortured light and shade of Caravaggio...the choruses are finely... More…

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3 CDs

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 New Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Nicholas Mulroy (Evangelist), Matthew Brook (Jesus), Susan Hamilton (soprano), Cecilia Osmond (soprano), Clare Wilkinson (alto), Annie Gill (alto), Malcolm Bennett (tenor) & Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

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 Offer Haydn: The Creation

Sarah Tynan (soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor) & Matthew Brook (bass-baritone)

Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers

an exceptional account of the oratorio from all points of view…but what is wholly exceptional is the diction of both soloists and choir; you can hear every word without referring to the text... More…

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Handel: Messiah

Susan Hamilton (soprano), Annie Gill (mezzo), Clare Wilkinson (alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Edward Caswell (bass)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

The Dunedin Consort's recording of Handel's Messiah strips the work back to how it was performed at its first outing in Dublin. Even less ornate than other 'authentic' performances, it is innately... More…

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Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Charles Daniels (Evangelist), Peter Harvey (Christus), Bethany Seymour, Helen Neeves (sopranos), Sally Bruce-Payne, Nancy Cole (altos), Joseph Cornwell, Julian Podger (tenors), Matthew Brook (basses)

Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Peter Seymour

significant readings that inspire further thinking about this greatest of all Passions. More…

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Bach, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

Katherine Watson (soprano), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), James Gilchrist (tenor) & Matthew Brook (bass)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton

Layton unwraps it with all due festive pomp and circumstance...In a work incontestably smitten with the alto voice, Iestyn Davies triumphs...Gilchrist's relaxed and lyrical Evangelist maintains... More…

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Handel: Esther

Susan Hamilton (Esther), Nicholas Mulroy (Mordecai), Matthew Brook (Haman), Thomas Hobbs (1st Israelite), Robin Blaze (Priest), James Gilchrist (Habdonah / Assuerus) & Electra Lochhead (Israelite Boy); Nicholas Wearne (organ continuo)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

Paradoxically, a two-voices-to-a-part chorus achieves more immediacy than a larger choir, coupled with a stylish and delightfully intimate band. Yet again, Butt demonstrates that less can be... More…

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 New Handel: Acis and Galatea

Susan Hamilton (Galatea), Nicholas Mulroy (Acis), Thomas Hobbs (Damon), Nicholas Hurndall Smith (Coridon), Matthew Brook (Polyphemus)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

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Handel: Ariodante

Joyce DiDonato (Ariodante), Karina Gauvin (Ginevra), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Polinesso), Sabina Puértolas (Dalinda), Topi Lehtipuu (Lurcanio), Matthew Brook (King of Scotland), Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani (Odoardo)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

in Alan Curtis's scrupulously detailed performance, Joyce diDonato's gleaming legato and coloratura are upstaged by the elegance of Karina Gauvin's Ginevra. While diDonato offers recklessly inventive... More…

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 New JS Bach: St John Passion

Nicholas Mulroy (Evangelista), Matthew Brook (Jesus), Robert Davies, Joanne Lunn & Clare Wilkinson

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

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Johann Christoph Bach: Welt, gute Nacht

Julia Doyle, Katharine Fuge, Clare Wilkinson, Jeremy Budd, James Gilchrist, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook & Peter Harvey

The English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Bach of any generation from Gardiner's eminently engaged and engaging forces is self-recommending; yet for its rarity value alone Welt, gute Nacht is as important a release as that of a B minor... More…

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Sullivan, A: Ivanhoe

Janice Watson (Lady Rowena), Geraldine McGreevy (Rebecca), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Ulrica), Toby Spence (Wilfred, Knight of Ivanhoe), Peter Wedd (Maurice de Bracy), Andrew Staples (Locksley/The Squire), Peter Rose (Cedric the Saxon), James Rutherford (Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert), Neal Davies (Richard...

We can at last hear what Sullivan conceived - and it's impressive...It deserves the first-rate performance it receives from David Lloyd Jones, a worthy stand-in for Hickox, working with an excellent... More…

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3 CDs

$29.00

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Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Werner Güra (Evangelist), Stephen Morscheck (Jesus), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass) & Bertrand Grunenwald (bass)

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Schola Cantorum of Oxford & Maîtrise de Paris, John Nelson

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Vaughan Williams - Sancta Civitas

Christina Pier (soprano) & Matthew Brook (baritone), Matthew Brook (baritone) & Andrew Staples (tenor)

The Bach Choir & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Winchester Cathedral Choristers & Winchester College Quiristers, David Hill

David Hill directs both these works with a strong sense of their overall shape…Anyone coming to these works for the first time through these recordings is unlikely to be disappointed. More…

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 New Mozart: Requiem

Joanne Lunn (soprano), Rowan Hellier (alto), Thomas Hobbs (tenor) and Matthew Brook (bass)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

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Vaughan Williams: A Cotswold Romance & Death of Tintagiles

Rosa Mannion (soprano), Thomas Randle (tenor) & Matthew Brook (baritone)

London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox

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 New Bach, J S: Mass in B minor, BWV232

Susan Hamilton (soprano), Cecilia Osmond (soprano), Margot Oitzinger (alto), Thomas Hobbs (tenor) & Matthew Brook (bass)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

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Britten: The Choral Edition

Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer

The bulk of Britten's choral output, repackaged at budget level from full-price originals. Wonderfully sympathetic performances, rich recording. A top bargain for the Britten centenary. More…

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JS Bach: Magnificat & Kuhnau: Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern

Johanna Winkel (soprano), Johannette Zomer (soprano), James Laing (countertenor), Zachary Wilder (tenor) & Matthew Brook (bass-baritone)

Arion Orchestre Baroque, Alexander Weimann

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Rameau: Anacreon

Matthew Brook (Anacréon), Anna Dennis (Chloé) & Agustín Prunell-Friend (Batile)

The Choir of the Enlightenment & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Jonathan Williams

Rameau fans will rejoice over this world premiere recording … there’s elegant, expressive heart-warming singing from Matthew Brook and Anna Dennis. One of the chief pleasures lies in the band’s... More…

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A. Scarlatti & Handel: Dixit Dominus

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Esther Brazil (mezzo-soprano), Sally Bruce-Payne (mezzo-soprano), Guy Cutting (tenor) & Matthew Brook (bass-baritone)

Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford & The Brook Street Band, Owen Rees

Rees's perceptive direction keeps the contrasting layers balanced and he has assembled a strong solo team- headed up by Elin Manahan Thomas and Matthew Brook - to complement the attentive playing... More…

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In chains of gold

Dunedin Consort: Susan Hamilton (Soprano), Clare Wilkinson (Mezzo soprano), Ashley Turnell (Tenor), Warren Trevelyan-Jones (Tenor), Matthew Brook (Bass), John Kitchen (Organ)

The singers luxuriate in the glowing acoustics of Midlothian’s Crichton Collegiate Church, lending warmth to immaculate performances of Tallis’s restful evening motet, O nata lux, Byrd’s intricate... More…

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The People's Mass

Dunedin Consort: Susan Hamilton (1st soprano), Libby Crabtree (2nd soprano), Kate Hamilton (alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (baritone), Noel Mann (bass)

The singing is excellent More…

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Britten Choral Edition Volume 1

Andrew Carwood (tenor), Andrew Lumsden (organ), Belinda Yates (soprano), Carys Lane (soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), Julie Cooper (soprano), Kathryn Cook (alto), Matthew Brook (bass), Richard Wyn-Roberts (alto), Simon Preece (bass)

Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer

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The Sunlight on the Garden: The Songs of Stephen Wilkinson

Mhairi Lawson (soprano), Clare Wilkinson (mezzo), James Gilchrist (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Anna Markland (piano), Ian Buckle (piano)

[Clare Wilkinson] compares him to Finzi, Gurney and Quilter. There are, however, elements of expressionism in his music, an emotional concentration and a sharp sense of irony that make him at... More…

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Dover Beach: Choral Music

Stephen Wilkinson & Choir

expertly performed by a choir of 21 singers, under the composer's direction. Freshly melodic music, with imaginatively contoured part-writing. More…

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