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Vocal Collection, page 96

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Song of Songs - Music by Patrick Hawes

Song of Songs - Music by Patrick Hawes
ID: SIGCD162
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

The composer Patrick Hawes has established a reputation as one of the most popular contemporary English composers working today.

This new disc of choral and organ works centres on the mystery and beauty of the words of the Old Testament, with stunning performances from Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and Patrick’s own choral group Conventus, as well as accompaniment from The English Chamber Orchestra.
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The Frostbound Wood - British Songs by Warlock - Howells, Howard and Roe

The Frostbound Wood - British Songs by Warlock - Howells, Howard and Roe
ID: SIGCD161
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

* world premiere recording

The 20th Century composers Peter Warlock, Herbert Howells, Michael Howard and Betty Roe were all inspired by the music of their country, both in the words they set in song and the music they composed. Tim Travers Brown, accompanied by Jeremy Filsell, explore the counter-tenor's role in British songwriting. Whilst Roe and Howard wrote specifically with the counter-tenor voice in mind, Warlock and Howells did not, providing the counter-tenor with a fantastic opportunity to highlight some of their best works in a new perspective.

This programme forms a delicate balance between modern styles and historical influences featuring the songs 'My Little Sweet Darling' and 'The Night' by Peter Warlock, 'The Painted Rose' by Michael Howard, 'When the Dew is Falling' by Herbert Howells and 'Noble Numbers' by Betty Roe.
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Sonett für Wien - Songs of Erich Korngold

Sonett für Wien - Songs of Erich Korngold
ID: SIGCD160
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Erich Korngold is perhaps best known as the pioneering émigré composer whose grand orchestral scores defined the sound of film during the golden age of Hollywood. As well as this though, his output for voice in the form of Lieder and Song highlighted the strong bond that Korngold forever held with his homeland and the city of Vienna, a place inextricably linked to the High-Romantic style that Korngold so ably perfected.

This collection of songs and lieder are beautifully performed by Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano) and William Dazeley (baritone), accompanied by renowned pianist and broadcaster Iain Burnside.
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What Sweeter Music -Songs and Carols for Christmas -Tenebrae -Nigel Short

What Sweeter Music -Songs and Carols for Christmas -Tenebrae -Nigel Short
ID: SIGCD182
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Christmas Music

Christmas Traditional Composer

Tenebrae is a professional chamber choir, founded and directed by Nigel Short in 2001. Often performing by candlelight, the choir creates an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where medieval chant and renaissance works are interspersed with contemporary compositions. The carefully selected team of singers use the acoustic and atmostphere of the building to enable the audience to experience the power and intimacy of the human voice.

Tenebrae has an exceptionally wide repertoire from early, through renaissance, baroque and classical music, to romantic and twentieth century works, plus a range of specially commissioned pieces, the most recent of which is Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles. What Sweeter Music is a real festive treat, with a sumptuous collection of songs and carols for Christmas - touching on traditional favourites (Silent Night, Away in a Manger), modern classics (The Lamb, What Sweeter Music) and some new light-hearted arrangements (Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas).
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Pachelbel Vespers - The King's Singers - Charivari Agréable

Pachelbel Vespers - The King's Singers - Charivari Agréable
ID: SIGCD198
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Choir

The music contained in this CD represents a selection of Vespers movements written by the organist Johann Pachelbel. They have in common the distinctively sonorous scoring of four or five-part choir, accompanied by a six-part string orchestra to which is added, at the composer’s express request, a bassoon.
‘Charivari Agréable is one of the most versatile Early Music groups around at the moment; under its benign director, Kah-Ming Ng, it appears to be infinitely adaptable, finding musicians who can fit into any of its many and varied programmes’ International Record Review. They represent ‘a new and very exciting phase of the early music revival, one that enriches the existing repertory and can bring us ever closer to the spirit of the original music’ Gramophone.
Described by The Times as a group that has “stayed in character over four decades, yet retuned itself to the times” and by Gramophone as “enchanting the ear from first to last note” The King’s Singers are truly remarkable. They continue to be one of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed vocal ensembles in the world, performing a rich and varied repertoire from Gesualdo to György Ligeti and Michael Bublé. Internationally recognised for their work in the classical field, they retain the sparkle that delights so many fans when they perform much loved numbers from the lighter end of the repertoire. Whatever the music The King’s Singers are instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, their impeccable vocal blend, the flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing.
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O. KLEMPERER IN AMSTERDAM - E. Schwarzkopf, G. Brouwenstijn - Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, etc...

O. KLEMPERER IN AMSTERDAM - E. Schwarzkopf, G. Brouwenstijn - Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, etc...
ID: GM4.0086
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Recording place:Amsterdam
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Anna Cramer - Songs - Nathalie Mees, soprano

Anna Cramer - Songs - Nathalie Mees, soprano
ID: ACDBH051-2
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Anna Cramer was born in Amsterdam on July 15th, 1873. She studied at the Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam, and on her graduation in 1897 she travelled to Germany to study composition with Wilhelm Berger and Max von Schillings. She enjoyed some early successes, and in 1906-07 several of her songs were performed in The Netherlands and Germany. Between 1907 and 1910 her songs op.1 - 4 were published in Germany.

The time she spent in Germany and Austria brought Anna Cramer into close contact with the latest compositional developments of the day. Her songs are products of German romanticism, although she created her own distinctive style. Despite not being avant-garde by the standards of the early twentieth century, Cramer was capable of writing passages of striking modernity. She felt her debt to Wagner and Strauss, and acknowledged the influence of Mahler, Wolf and Berg, but also incorporated features of folk music and cabaret into her songs. It would appear that Cramer often composed with an orchestra in mind, and Jeppe Moulijn’s orchestration of her Sechs Lieder, op.4 is a natural step forward in the exploration of her oeuvre, which is still widely unknown.

Soprano Nathalie Mees performs the lost works of Dutch composer Anna Cramer, discoverd after her death. Ably backed by the Leiderdorps Chamber Orchestra, Mees' light vibrato and monochrome approach highlights the musical treature that has been uncovered and recorded by Aluid Records: A true labour of love.
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Rossini Mezzo - Scenes and Arias - Silvia Tro Santafé - Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra

Rossini Mezzo - Scenes and Arias - Silvia Tro Santafé - Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
ID: SIGCD170
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

If it were not for the operas of Gioachino Rossini, the operatic repetory of the mezzo soprano would lack some of its most interesting characters and music. Silvia Tro Santafé proves herself a true ‘Rossini Mezzo’ in this collection of scenes and arias, accompanied by the excellent Orquesta Sinfónica de Narvarra and Lluís Vich Vocalis.
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The King's Singers - 1605 Treason and Dischord - Music for the Gunpowder plot

The King's Singers - 1605 Treason and Dischord - Music for the Gunpowder plot
ID: SIGCD061
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Choir

Signum Classics are proud to release the fourth disc from The King's Singers on Signum Classics - 1605: Treason and Dischord. On 5 November 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught preparing to detonate 36 barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords unveiling an act of attempted treason that shocked the whole of Europe. What led a group of young Catholic men to risk their lives for their faith? 400 years later the King’s Singers and Concordia illuminate the dangers of hearing Mass in secret, of conspiracy and downfall, and of protestant relief and celebration, through a project of music and prose. The music, structured around Byrd’s perfect 4-part Mass, contains motets by Catholic composers, balanced with protestant anthems celebrating the downfall of the plot, and a commission from the British composer, Francis Pott. Master Tresham: His Ducke reflects on the ‘9/11’ of its day - 5/11/1605. The script, drawing on historic texts and written by Deborah Mackay for the quatercentenary concert series related to this CD, uses the dramatized persona of William Byrd, the most famous composer of his age, to recreate the atmosphere of change and hope in the Jacobean court.
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The King's Singers - Romance du Soir

The King's Singers - Romance du Soir
ID: SIGCD147
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Choir

Combining perennial favourites with wonderful new discoveries, these immediately appealing pieces reflect the much-loved repertoire at the heart of a King’s Singers programme, performed with the skill and flair that distinguishes the group as one of the world’s most popular a cappella ensembles. Includes works by Elgar, Schumann, Schubert and Saint-Saëns, as well as a new piece by popular American composer Libby Larsen.

This latest venture between Signum Classics and The King’s Singers follows hot on the heels of a Live DVD and CD release of their 2008 performance for the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall (SIGDVD005 and SIGCD150), and the 2008 Grammy-nominated album Simple Gifts (SIGCD121).
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