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Musical London c. 1700: From Purcell to Handel
Musical London c. 1700: From Purcell to Handel

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-01-25

Works: Giovanni Battista Draghi: Romulus and Hersilia, for soprano, two violins, bass viol, and harpsichord; Trio Sonata for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in G minor; Henry Purcell: Tell me, some pitying ang...
Performers: Hyde, Philippa
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

The late seventeenth century was a period of great change in English music. This was a time when the influences of Italian music were ever-increasing....continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)....continue...
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William Boyce: Trio Sonatas / Parley of Instruments
William Boyce: Trio Sonatas / Parley of Instruments

2 CD / Hyperion / 2010-07-13

Works: William Boyce: Trio Sonata no 1 in A minor; Trio Sonata no 2 in F major; Trio Sonata no 3 in A major; Trio Sonata no 4 in G minor; Trio Sonata no 5 in D major; Trio Sonata no 6 in B flat major; Trio ...
Performers: Holman, Peter [Conductor]
Conductors: Holman, Peter;
Ensemble: ; Parley of Instruments

Peter Holman's Boyce offers over two hours of varied and inspiring listening....continue...
Recording information: 10/15/1995-10/21/1995....continue...
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Music for St Paul's / Rogers Covey-Crump; Robin Blaze
Music for St Paul's / Rogers Covey-Crump; Robin Blaze

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-07-13

Works: George Frederick Handel: Te Deum in A major, canticle, HWV 282; Jubilate (Utrecht), canticle for soloists, chorus & orchestra, HWV 279; John Blow: I was glad when they said unto me, for chorus; Willi...
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Forbes, Andrew Dale; Le Brocq, Mark
Conductors: Music], John Scott [Choral; Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

This collection from the Choir of St.Paul's Cathedral was made to mark the tercentenary of the formal opening in 1697 of St. Paul's, rebuilt by...continue...
Recording information: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England (10/13/1997-10/17/1997)....continue...
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Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes / Catherine Bott, Philippa Hyde, Christopher Robson, Roy Goodman, et al
Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes / Catherine Bott, Philippa Hyde, Christopher Robson, Roy Goodman, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2009-11-10

Works: Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Campbell, Colin; Edgar-Wilson, Richard; Gibbs, Charles; Hyde, Philippa; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Robson, Christopher [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Spence, Patricia
Conductors: Goodman, Roy
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

Thomas Arne's 'Artaxerxes' was the first opera seria libretto in English. Arne's work was a huge success in large part because it was an excellent...continue...
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18th Century Keyboard Concertos / Paul Nicholson
18th Century Keyboard Concertos / Paul Nicholson

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-07-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Air and Variations for Harpsichord; Organ Concerto Movement in D minor (Adagio); Thomas Roseingrave: Concerto for organ & orchestra in D major; Thomas Chilcot: Keyboard Conce...
Performers: Nicholson, Paul [Harpsichord, Organ]
Conductors: Nicholson, Paul
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

This recording is, in effect, a miniature history of the English keyboard concerto from its origins to the 1770s. Indeed the first item, the orchestral...continue...
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While Shepherds Watched
While Shepherds Watched

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-10-14

Works: Michael Beesly: While shepherds watched their flocks by night (A Collection of 20 New Psalm Tunes, 1746); Anonymous, English: Let an anthem of praise (A Collection of Tunes, ii. London, 1762); Hark! ...
Performers: Roberts, Timothy [Keyboardist/Conductor]
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments; Psalmody

This jolly disc revives the little-known tradition of 'gallery music', suppressed in Victorian times because it was too cheerful. All fifteen works vitally capture the...continue...
While Shepherds Watch is a collection of traditional holiday songs from English parish churches and chapels. Covering the years 1740-1830, these songs have a traditional feel about them that even the ...continue...
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Thomas Linley Jr: The Song of Moses, Let God arise / Holman, Gooding, Daneman, King, et al
Thomas Linley Jr: The Song of Moses, Let God arise / Holman, Gooding, Daneman, King, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-08-12

Works: Thomas Linley: The Songs of Moses, oratorio; Let God Arise, anthem
Performers: Daneman, Sophie; Forbes, Andrew Dale; Gooding, Julia; King, Andrew [Tenor]
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'Another indispensable release in the English Orpheus series. The adventurous will find their curiosity amply rewarded' (Classic CD)

'One of the best finds yet in Hyperion's...continue...
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German 17th-Century Church Music / Robin Blaze, et al
German 17th-Century Church Music / Robin Blaze, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-05-13

Works: Heinrich Schütz: Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott, SWV 447; Christoph Bernhard: Was betrübst du dich, meine Seele; Johann Rosenmüller: Christum ducem, qui per crucem; Sonate (12) à...
Performers: Blaze, Robin
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'For its combination of excitingly new repertoire and luminous instrumental textures this CD is a must-have for anyone who wants to understand the early baroque'...continue...
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English Classical Violin Concertos / Wallfisch, Holman
English Classical Violin Concertos / Wallfisch, Holman

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-02-12

Works: James Brooks: Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major; Thomas Linley: Concerto for Violin & orchestra in F; Thomas Shaw: Concerto for Violin in G major; Samuel Wesley: Concerto for Violin no 2 in D major
Performers: Holman, Peter [Conductor]; Wallfisch, Elizabeth [Violin/Conductor]
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'It's good to see this fine recording reissued at mid price ... These concertos are attractive, tuneful and extremely accomplished' (Classic FM Magazine)

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Hook, J.C. Bach, Mahon: Clarinet Concertos / Lawson, Harris
Hook, J.C. Bach, Mahon: Clarinet Concertos / Lawson, Harris

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-01-09

Works: John Mahon: Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in F major; Duet for 2 clarinets (or 2 basset horns) no 4 in B flat major; Duet for 2 clarinets (or 2 basset horns) no 1 in F major; Johann Christian Bach: Symp...
Performers: Harris, Michael [Clarinet]; Lawson, Colin
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

"This is a really delightful collection of pieces. Both Lawson and Harris play superbly throughout, blending well together and displaying immaculate intonation" -(BBC Music Magazine)....continue...
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Thomas Linley the younger / Nicholson, et al
Thomas Linley the younger / Nicholson, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-09-12

Works: Thomas Linley: Music for The Tempest; Overture to The Duenna; In yonder grove, cantata; Ye nymphs of Albion's beauty-blooming isle, cantata; Daughter of heav'n, fair art thou!, cantata
Performers: Gooding, Julia; Goodwin, Paul [Oboe, Conductor]; Nicholson, Paul [Harpsichord, Organ]
Conductors: Nicholson, Paul
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments; Parley of Instruments Choir

"An outstanding disc in a trail-blazing series: highly recommended." -BBC Music Magazine...continue...
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Orpheus with his Lute / Holman, Bott, Brown, et al
Orpheus with his Lute / Holman, Bott, Brown, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-05-01

Works: Jeremiah Clarke: Titus Andronicus, incidental music suite (incomplete); John Weldon: Take, O Take Those Lips Away; Dry those eyes which are o'erflowing, song; John Eccles: Can life be a blessing?, so...
Performers: Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Brown, Rachel
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Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'The Parley of Instruments, Rachel Brown, director Peter Holman and the Hyperion recording team all deserve applause' (Gramophone)

'With the programme arranged by play rather than...continue...
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Nativity - Georgian Christmas Music / Holman, Psalmody, etc
Nativity - Georgian Christmas Music / Holman, Psalmody, etc

1 CD / Hyperion / 2003-12-01

Works: John Fawcett: Strike! Seraphs, strike your harps of gold; Joseph Stephenson: Arise and hail the sacred day, carol; William Marsh: The branch, the mighty branch behold, nativity; John Hill: The people...
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'Rasping, rousing and riveting...the freshness and immediacy of the music and musicians are irresistible' (International Record Review)

'It is beautifully played and superbly recorded. A CD...continue...
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