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Laureates of the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1958-1990) - Vocalists Vol. 2

Laureates of the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1958-1990) - Vocalists Vol. 2
ID: RDCD00380
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices

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Songbook - English cathedral music.

Songbook - English cathedral music.
ID: DCD34097
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Choral and Organ

This ‘songbook’ is unique to the Schola Cantorum choristers of Tewkesbury Abbey. “Essentially, it's a showcase for the Abbey trebles,” their Director of Music Benjamin Nicholas explains. “We’ve been assembling our own Songbook for quite a while now - the songs the trebles sing, from time to time, in boys-only concerts, and that they are taught in individual singing lessons. I’ve always been keen to build each boy up as a soloist, not necessarily with the express idea of them singing lots of solos, but so that they can learn to sing in a soloistic way.”

This is evident most of all in the distinctive singing of 11- year-old Laurence Kilsby, whose gifts won him the BBC Chorister of the Year competition in 2009. On this recording, he features as soloist in two Shelley settings by Roger Quilter, the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria and in John Ireland’s beautiful, sincerely-felt Passiontide motet Ex Ore Innocentium from 1944.

Laurence Kilsby (treble), Helen Porter (piano), Carleton Etherington (organ)
The trebles of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, Benjamin Nicholas (director)

Track listing

1 Music, When Soft Voices Die
Roger Quilter
2 Vater Unser
Arvo Pärt
3 Fairest Isle (Address To Britain)
Henry Purcell
4 Love’s Philosophy
Quilter
5 The Land Of Spices
Gabriel Jackson
6 Whispers
Howard Skempton
7 O Salutaris Hostia
Léo Delibes
8 Ex Ore Innocentium
John Ireland
9 The Flower
Philip Wilby
10 A Song At Evening
Richard Rodney Bennett
11 Ave Maria
J.S. Bach / Charles Gounod
12 Nymphs And Shepherds
Purcell
13 Dutch Carol
James MacMillan
14 I Will Give My Love An Apple
trad., arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
15 Linden Lea
Vaughan Williams
16 Dirge For Fidele
Vaughan Williams
17 Somewhere
Leonard Bernstein
18 Sure On This Shining Night
Samuel Barber
19 At The River
Robert Lowry, arr. Aaron Copland
20 The Lord’s Prayer
John Tavener, arr. Barry Rose
21 Wedding Introit
MacMillan
22 I Sing Of A Maiden
Patrick Hadley
23 Skye Boat Song
trad., arr. Percy Grainger
24 How Can I Keep From Singing?
Lowry, arr. John Scott

Total playing time [66:42]
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The Shadow Side - contemporary song from Scotland

The Shadow Side - contemporary song from Scotland
ID: DCD34099
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Voices

Irene Drummond, soprano
Iain Burnside, piano

For many years Irene Drummond has been the leading exponent of contemporary song in Scotland. With her partner Iain Burnside -- peerless in this music -- she offers a fascinating snapshot of her repertoire on this recording. From the rarified sparseness of James MacMillan, to the sustained luminosity of Paul Mealor, and the emotionally charged dramatic outbursts of John McLeod, The Shadow Side explores a world of half-lights and visceral intensity.


Track listing

1 Three Soutar Settings: Ballad
James MacMillan (b1959)

2-6 The Web: Five Love Songs*
Edward McGuire (b1948)

7 Three Soutar Settings: The Children
MacMillan

8-10 3 Poems of Irina Ratushinskaya*
John McLeod (b1934)

11-12 Two songs from Lasses, Love and Life*
arr. John Maxwell Geddes (b1941)

13 Three Soutar Settings: Scots Song
MacMillan

14 The Shadow Side of Joy Finzi
Judith Bingham (b1952)

15-16 Two songs from Songs: Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect*
Lewis Forbes (b1987)

17-19 Between Eternity and Time
Paul Mealor (b1975)

20 A Red, Red Rose*
arr. Roderick Williams (b1965)

Total playing time [69:04]

*denotes first recording
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The Airmen - Martin Shaw Songs

The Airmen - Martin Shaw Songs
ID: DCD34105
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Song, Piano

Sophie Bevan soprano
Andrew Kennedy tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Iain Burnside piano


Despite a compositional career spanning both World Wars, remarkably little is known about Martin Shaw’s music. It has yet to enjoy the revival of interest that has benefitted the legacies of close friends such as Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Ireland. His songs range from the whimsical and effervescent to the deeply melancholic, and will be a revelation to many. In rescuing these gems from obscurity, Iain Burnside and his singers have given new life to an unjustly neglected figure.

Track listing

1 Venizel Short
2 Jack Overdue Pudney
3 The Melodies You Sing Bax
4 The Airmen Armour
5 Over The Sea Boulton
6 Pity The Poor Fighting Men Kipling
7 The Egg-Shell Kipling
8 The Land Of Heart’s Desire Yeats
9 The Conjuration Hung-So-Fan
10 The Merry Wanderer Shakespeare
11 Bab-Lock-Hythe Binyon
12 Child Of The Flowing Tide G. Dearmer
13 Full Fathom Five Shakespeare
14 Bird Or Beast? C. Rossetti
15 The Little Waves Of Breffny Gore-Booth
16 Come Away, Death Shakespeare
17 Brookland Road Kipling
18 Summer C. Rossetti
19 The Bubble Song M. Dearmer
20 The Dip Parry
21 The Rivulet Larcom
22 I Know A Bank Shakespeare
23 Perilous Ways Currie
24 Heffle Cuckoo Fair Kipling
25 Old Clothes And Fine Clothes Pride
26 Over The Sea With The Soldier Boulton
27 When Daisies Pied Shakespeare
28 At Columbine’s Grave Carman
29 Wood Magic Buchan
30 Tides Pride
31 Ye Banks And Braes Burns
32 The Accursed Wood Boulton
33 The World’s Delight Ould
34 The Banks Of Allan Water Lewis
35 Invictus Henley
36 Cuckoo traditional

Total playing time [77:35]
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Insomnia - A Nocturnal Voyage in Song - W.Berger, baritone - I. Burnside, piano

Insomnia - A Nocturnal Voyage in Song  - W.Berger, baritone - I. Burnside, piano
ID: DCD34116
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

William Berger baritone
Iain Burnside piano

For his solo debut on disc, William Berger has devised an ingenious sequence of seventeen songs describing a sleepless night experienced by a man who reflects on his love for an unnamed woman. From Viennese classicism to fin-de-siècle Romanticism, shadowy English pastoral to the contemporary worlds of Richard Rodney Bennett and Raymond Yiu, this wide-ranging programme is brought to nuanced life by this outstanding young baritone. The indefatigable Iain Burnside provides lucid and imaginative accompaniment. Together, their performances vividly capture the full gamut of nocturnal emotions.

Track listing

19:30
1 Abendempfindung
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

21:30
2 Nuit d’étoiles
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
3 Le grillon
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
4 Claire de lune
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

22:30
5 The Night
Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
6 Tired
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
7 Dream-Song
Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936)

23:30
8 Auf der Bruck
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Midnight
9 Um Mitternacht
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

01:00
10 Schon streckt’ ich aus im Bett
Wolf
11 Mandoline
Fauré
12 Sérénade toscane
Fauré
13 Nicht länger kann ich singen
Wolf

03:00
14 Sonnet (2011)
Raymond Yiu (b. 1973)
15 Oh! quand je dors
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
16 Und steht Ihr früh am Morgen auf
Wolf

06:00
17 Morgen!
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Encores
18 Der Mond kommt still gegangen
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
19 Viens! Les gazons sont verts!
Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Total playing time [55:42]
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From a city window - Songs by Hubert Parry

From a city window - Songs by Hubert Parry
ID: DCD34117
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Ailish Tynan soprano
Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
William Dazeley baritone
Iain Burnside piano

Recorded in the music room of Parry’s boyhood home- Highnam Court in Gloucestershire - this disc sees three of our finest singers shed an illuminating light on an area of the repertoire that has rarely graced the concert hall in recent times. As English song came into full flower at the turn of the twentieth century, Parry's substantial contribution to the genre became somewhat buried. Iain Burnside and his singers rediscover what has been forgotten by historical accident, and what a treasure chest of song they have found! Combining an innately English sensibility with a technical fastidiousness that owes much to the lieder of Brahms, Schumann and Wolf, every one of these songs demonstrates Parry’s fundamental concern for sincerity and proper declamation of the words. Still best known for two short choral works, Hubert Parry is at last undergoing something of a revival, and these beautifully articulated performances return his songs to the heart of his output, where the composer always felt they belonged.


Track listing

1 Good-night
2 To Lucasta on Going to the Wars
3 Sleep
4 Where shall the Lover Rest
5 What Part of Dread Eternity
6 Julia
7 From a City Window
8 My Heart is like a Singing Bird
9 Looking Backward
10 Proud Maisie
11 The Faithful Lover
12 Bright Star
13 Crabbed Age and Youth
14 Nightfall in Winter
15 Grapes
16 O Never Say that I was False of Heart
17 Dirge in Woods
18 A Girl to her Glass
19 There
20 O Mistress mine
21 Whence
22 Willow, Willow, Willow
23 And Yet I Love Her till I Die
24 Lay a Garland on my Hearse
25 Armida’s Garden
26 If Thou would’st Ease thine Heart
27 A Welsh Lullaby

Total playing time [69:06]
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Michael Marra with Mr McFall's Chamber - Recorded live on tour 2010

Michael Marra with Mr McFall's Chamber - Recorded live on tour 2010
ID: DCD34092
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Songs

Michael Marra
Mr McFall's Chamber

'Marra's music has broad horizons. His songs' subjects roam across Mull and Shetland, over the Canadian prairies, to Schenectady, New York home of swing-era jazz broadcasting and down into Mexico. But his muse is governed by sound Dundonian principles, including the futility of going in the huff and the folly of vanity.'
- The Herald, May 2010

‘Mr McFall's chamber are the jewel in the Scottish musical crown, continually pushing the envelope of repertoire and style.''
- The Scotsman, June 2010


Track listing

1 Intro
2 The Lonesome Death of Francis Clarke
Michael Marra arr David McGuinness

3 The Slave’s Lament
Robert Burns arr Robert McFall

4 Intro
5 Hamish (the goalie)
Michael Marra arr Robert McFall

6 The Beast
Michael Marra arr Robert McFall

7 Intro
8 Niel Gow’s Apprentice
Michael Marra arr David McGuinness

9 Intro
10 Happed in Mist
Michael Marra arr Robert McFall

11 Intro
12 The Clock
Michael Marra arr Robert McFall

13 Monkey Hair
Michael Marra arr Robert McFall

14 Intro
15 Schenectady Calling Peerie Willie Johnson
Michael Marra arr Robert McFall

16 Intro
17 Pius Porteous
Michael Marra arr Robert McFall

18 Intro
19 Green Grow the Rashes
Robert Burns arr David McGuinness

20 Intro
21 Farlow
Michael Marra arr Robert McFall

22 Intro
23 Frida Kahlo’s visit to the Tay Bridge Bar
Michael Marra arr Robert McFall

Total playing time [60:58]
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Maria Callas sings Casta Diva (from Norma) by Bellini

Maria Callas sings Casta Diva (from Norma) by Bellini
ID: IDIS6647-48
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Great Performers

Maria Callas sang the role of Norma many times. This release brings together many of her performances of the famous “Casta Diva” from this opera, including live and studio recordings from 1949-1958. The live performances from Rome and Milan are extraordinary.

Turin (7th March, 1949) Buenos Aires (9th July, 1949) Mexico City (May, 1950) London (18th November, 1952) Trieste (19th November, 1953) Milan (April/May, 1954) Rome (29th June, 1955) Milan (7th December, 1955) Rome (2nd January, 1958) Paris (19th December, 1958)
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O Virgo Benedicta - Music of Marain Devotion from Spain's Century of Gold

O Virgo Benedicta - Music of Marain Devotion from Spain's Century of Gold
ID: DCD34086
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Renaissance

The Marian Consort:
Gwendolen Martin & Emma Walshe - Sopranos
Rory McCleery Countertenor / Director
Nicholas Scott - Tenor
Steffan Jones, Baritone / Christopher Borrett -Bass

For their debut recording, the six-strong Marian Consort explores music from late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Spain. This fascinating programme celebrates the rich compositional fruits of the Siglo de Oro’s intensely competitive musical culture. These luminary works - all dedicated to the Virgin Mary - demand performances of great intelligence and vocal commitment. The youthful Marians respond absolutely, bringing hushed intimacy and bristling excitement to some of the most gorgeously searing lines in the history of European polyphony.

1 Regina caeli - Juan Navarro
2 Maria Magdalene - Francisco Guerrero
3 Kyrie from Missa Maria Magdalene - Alonso Lobo
4 Ave Virgo sanctissima - Francisco Guerrero
5 Gloria from Missa Ave Virgo sanctissima - Juan Esquivel
6 O Virgo benedicta - Rodrigo Ceballos
7 Credo from Missa Ave Virgo sanctissima - Juan Esquivel
8 Ave Regina caelorum - Alonso Lobo
9 Sanctus from Missa Maria Magdalene - Alonso Lobo
10 O sacrum convivium - Sebastián de Vivanco
11 Benedictus from Missa Maria Magdalene - Alonso Lobo
12 Magnificat Primi Toni - Sebastián de Vivanco
13 Pastores loquebantur - Francisco Guerrero
14 Agnus Dei from Missa Sancta et immaculata - Francisco Guerrero
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Voci dell'Anima

Voci dell'Anima
ID: BAR2013-05
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal Ensemble

Musiche per ensemble vocale e pianoforte con strumento d’epoca
Gruppo Vocale Heinrich Schütz
Carlo Mazzoli, Fortepiano
Roberto Bonato, Direttore
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