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The Art of Melancholy - Songs by John Dowland / Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Thomas Dunford (lute)
The Art of Melancholy - Songs by John Dowland / Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Thomas Dunford (lute)

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-04-08

Works: John Dowland: Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Go crystal tears,...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Dunford, Thomas [Lute]

Of all English songwriters, John Dowland has enjoyed the most powerful afterlife, his voice unmistakably present in any version of his songs. The preeminent marriage...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (04/06/2013-04/08/2013)....continue...
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Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King
Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-04-08

Works: Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Fairy Queen, Z 629; O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406; Sing, sing, ye druids (from "Bonduca"), song, Z. 574/13; O dive custos; No, resistance is but vain (from "Ma...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; King, Robert; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: ; The King's Consort

This recording of duets by the great composers of the Restoration is one of the gems of Hyperion's catalogue. It features the celebrated countertenors James...continue...
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Byrd: Consort Songs / Robin Blaze, countertenor, Concordia
Byrd: Consort Songs / Robin Blaze, countertenor, Concordia

1 CD / Hyperion / 2013-10-08

Works: William Byrd: Rejoice unto the Lord; Ah silly soul; An aged dame, consort song for voice & 4 viols; O dear life, madrigal for 5 voices; Psalmes, Sonets and Songs; Who likes to love, consort song for ...
Performers: Blaze, Robin
Conductors:
Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)

This mid-priced reissue draws the listener into the richly layered world of Queen Elizabeth I. William Byrd's consort songs tell of courtly love; Sir Philip...continue...
Recording information: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)....continue...
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HYP 55429
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion / Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Ian Bostridge, Nicholas Mulroy, Neal Davies, Roderick Williams. Polyphony
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion / Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Ian Bostridge, Nicholas Mulroy, Neal Davies, Roderick Williams. Polyphony

2 CD / Hyperion / 2013-03-12

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint John Passion, BWV 245
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Davies, Iestyn; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Mulroy, Nicholas; Sampson, Carolyn; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble Polyphony in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic...continue...
Recording information: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (04/10/2012-04/13/2012)....continue...
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Handel: English Arias from Saul, Theodora, Judas Maccabaeus, Solomon / James Bowman, countertenor
Handel: English Arias from Saul, Theodora, Judas Maccabaeus, Solomon / James Bowman, countertenor

1 CD / Hyperion / 2013-01-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: The Choice of Hercules; Esther; Saul; Belshazzar; Theodora; Judas Maccabaeus; Solomon
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Gritton, Susan
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

This mid-priced Hyperion reissue offers a comprehensive program of Handel's arias from such famous English oratorios as Saul, Theodora, Judas Maccabaeus and Solomon. The world-famous...continue...
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Advent at St. Paul's / Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral
Advent at St. Paul's / Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-10-09

Works: Anonymous: Laudes Regiae; Anglican Chant: Matin Responsory (adapted from Palestrina); Jacobus Handl: Ecce concipies; Martin Peerson: Blow out the trumpet; Richard Lloyd: Drop down ye heavens; William...
Performers: Johnston, Robert; Jones, Timothy; Lucas, Andrew; Oxenham, Martin; Royall, Christopher; Scott, John
Conductors: Music], John Scott [Choral
Ensemble: ; Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral

Every year on Advent Sunday, St. Paul's Cathedral in London holds a special Carol Service. This welcome reissue featuring the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral...continue...
Recording information: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England (06/23/1997-06/26/1997)....continue...
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Arias for Guadagni / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Arcangelo
Arias for Guadagni / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Arcangelo

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Saul, HWV 53; Theodora, HWV 68; The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69; Belshazzar, HWV 61; Johann Adolf Hasse: Didone abbandonata; John Christopher Smith: The Fairies; Thomas Arne: ...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards]
Conductors: Cohen, Jonathan
Ensemble: Arcangelo

British countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of the fastest rising stars on the concert and opera circuit. Following his highly acclaimed recording of Porpora cantatas,...continue...
Recording information: St. Silas The Martyr, St. Silas Place, Kentish Town, Lo (08/10/2011-08/12/2011)....continue...
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Handel: Heroic Arias from Amadigi, Rinaldo, Alcina, Ottone et al. / James Bowman, countertenor
Handel: Heroic Arias from Amadigi, Rinaldo, Alcina, Ottone et al. / James Bowman, countertenor

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-05-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: Amadigi di Gaula; Giulio Cesare in egitto; Rinaldo; Ariodante; Serse; Giustino; Ottone, Re di Germania; Alcina
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Goodwin, Paul [Oboe, Conductor]; Mackintosh, Catherine; Ward, Jeremy
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

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HYP 55370
Zelenka: Sacred Music / Sampson, Outram, Blaze, Gilchrist, George, Harvey
Zelenka: Sacred Music / Sampson, Outram, Blaze, Gilchrist, George, Harvey

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-02-14

Works: Jan Dismas Zelenka: Litaniæ de Venerabili Sacramento, for soloists, chorus, instruments & continuo in C major, ZWV 147; Regina coeli, antiphon for 2 sopranos, alto, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola & c...
Performers: Blaze, Robin; George, Michael [Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Outram, Rebecca; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

Recording information: Air Studios, London (03/06/2002-03/09/2002)....continue...
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HYP 55424
Porpora: Cantatas Nos. 7 - 12 (1735) / Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Porpora: Cantatas Nos. 7 - 12 (1735) / Iestyn Davies, countertenor

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-10-11

Works: Nicola Porpora: Or Che Una Nube Ingrata, cantata for contralto & continuo; Oh se fosse il mio core, cantata for voice & continuo, Op. 1/10; Destatevi, o pastori, for voice & continuo, Op. 1/9; Oh! Di...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards]
Conductors: Cohen, Jonathan
Ensemble: Arcangelo

Young countertenor Iestyn Davies makes his highly anticipated Hyperion solo debut with an enchanting disc of cantatas by the Italian composer Nicola Porpora. Porpora's ability...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London (12/10/2010-12/13/2010)....continue...
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My Spirit Hath Rejoiced /  John Scott /Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral
My Spirit Hath Rejoiced / John Scott /Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-06-14

Works: Tertius Noble: Evening Service in B minor, Op 6; Herbert Howells: Gloucester Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Herbert Murrill: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in E major; Basil Harwood: Evening Service in A ...
Performers: Beaven, Nigel; Dearnley, Christopher; Green, Alan [Audio Engineer]; Hall, Peter; Pooley, George; Shaw, Geoffrey; Stafford, Ashley
Conductors: Music], John Scott [Choral
Ensemble: ; Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral

"The performances of this lovely music are uniformly superb" - Fanfare...continue...
Recording information: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England (1988-03-07&1988-03-08&1988-)....continue...
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Gombert: Missa Tempore paschali; Magnificat octavi toni / Henry's Eight, Jonathan Brown
Gombert: Missa Tempore paschali; Magnificat octavi toni / Henry's Eight, Jonathan Brown

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-04-12

Works: Nicolas Gombert: Magnificat Octavi Toni; Missa Tempore Paschali for 6 voices; Adonai, Domine Iesu Christe; In illo tempore; O Rex gloriae
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Underwood, Giles; Watkin, Toby
Conductors: Brown, Jonathan
Ensemble: ; Henry's Eight

"This second instalment of Gombert from Henry's Eight is cause for celebration. Gombert has found worthy champions" - Gramophone

"A magnificent piece ... beautifully poised singing"...continue...
Recording information: Ante-Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (12/29/1996-12/31/1996)....continue...
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Scarlatti, Hasse: Salve Regina; Cantatas & Motets
Scarlatti, Hasse: Salve Regina; Cantatas & Motets

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-01-11

Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina, motet for soprano, strings & continuo in A major; Alessandro Scarlatti: Su le sponde del Tebro, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins, trumpet & continuo; Infirmata...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Steele-Perkins, Crispian [Trumpet]; York, Deborah
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

In the eighteenth century, the cantata was considered to be the supreme test of a composer’s artistry. On this disc, three fine examples by Alessandro...continue...
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My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord
My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-10-12

Works: Charles Villiers Stanford: Evening Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) in C major, Op. 115; Thomas Attwood Walmisley: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D minor; Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Evening Cant...
Performers: Beaven, Nigel; Bevan, Maurice; Dearnley, Christopher; Edwards, James; Green, Alan [Audio Engineer]; Hall, Peter; Lowe, Steven; Royall, Christopher; Shaw, Geoffrey; Stafford, Ashley
Conductors: Music], John Scott [Choral

'This rich anthology is presented with breathtaking skill and soul-stirring animation by one of the world's greatest choirs' (Gramophone)

'Superlatively beautiful' (The American Organist)...continue...
Recording information: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England (03/18/1987-03/20/1987)....continue...
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Arvo Pärt: Triodion / Stephen Layton
Arvo Pärt: Triodion / Stephen Layton

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-10-12

Works: Arvo Pärt: Dopo la vittoria, little cantata for chorus; Nunc dimittis, for chorus; ... which was the son of..., for chorus; I am the True Vine; Littlemore Tractus, for chorus & organ; Triodion, ...
Performers: Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; James, David
Conductors: Layton, Stephen

In celebration of their thirtieth birthday, Hyperion is re-issuing thirty landmark titles from the back catalogue at mid-price. These discs include benchmark recordings of great...continue...
Recording information: Temple Church, London, England (01/02/2003-01/05/2003)....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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Cesti: Le Disgrazie D'amore
Cesti: Le Disgrazie D'amore

2 CD / Hyperion / 2010-01-12

Works: Antonio Cesti: Le disgrazie d'Amore, opera in a prologue & 3 acts; Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Balletto dei Ciclopi, for orchestra; Arias (2), for orchestra; Ballo delle Scimmie, for orchestra; Fine B...
Performers: Fedi, Elena Cecchi; Natale, Carlos; Oro, Martin
Conductors: Ipata, Carlo

Cesti was one of the most illustrious representatives of the seventeenth-century Venetian school of opera composers. He had an eventful and successful life and, like...continue...
Recording information: Villa Agostini della Seta, Corliano, San Giuliano Terme (02/09/2009-02/15/2009)....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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Golden Age of English Polyphony / Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
Golden Age of English Polyphony / Harry Christophers, The Sixteen

10 CD / Hyperion / 2009-11-10

Works: Robert Fayrfax: Aeternae Laudis Lilium for 5 voices; Missa Albanus for 5 voices; Gregorian Chant: Archangeli Michaelis interventione, for chorus; John Taverner: Kyrie "Leroy", for 4 voices; Missa "O ...
Performers: Nicholson, Paul [Harpsichord, Organ]; Royall, Christopher
Conductors: Christophers, Harry

When The Sixteen embarked upon their recording career back in 1982, few would have been able to predict quite how successful they would become, or...continue...
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Handel: Messiah / Layton, Polyphony
Handel: Messiah / Layton, Polyphony

2 CD / Hyperion / 2009-11-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Clayton, Allan; Davies, Iestyn; Doyle, Julia; Foster-Williams, Andrew
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia

Annual live performances of Handel's Messiah at St John's Smith Square with Polyphony and Stephen Layton have become one of the highlights of the musical...continue...
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From the Vaults Of Westminster Cathedral
From the Vaults Of Westminster Cathedral

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-10-13

Works: Gregorian Chant: Rorate coeli, antiphon, mode 1; Mass X, Alme Pater; Psalm 2; Alleluia, Dominuis dixit; Ecce advenit, introit; Vidimus stellam, alleluia; Tomás Luis de Victoria: Descendit angelu...
Performers: Alder, Stephen; Allsopp, David; Keay, Nicholas; Martin, Matthew; Titus, Graham
Conductors: Baker, Martin

'Splendid singing illuminates these works from the vaults of Westminster ... The Monteverdi Missa a 4 is especially virile and mellifluous ... Throughout, the choral...continue...
Recording information: Westminster Cathedral, London, England (07/09/2007-07/13/2007)....continue...
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Byrd: Assumpta es Maria / Andrew Carwood, The Cardinall's Musick
Byrd: Assumpta es Maria / Andrew Carwood, The Cardinall's Musick

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-09-08

Works: William Byrd: Propers for the Mass of the Nativity of the Virgin, for 5 voices (Gradualia, Book 1); Quem terra, pontus, aethera; Salve regina; O gloriosa Domina; Gradualia, Volume 1; Memento, salutis...
Performers: Balkwill, William; Budd, Jeremy [Vocals]; Craig, Patrick; Evans, Robert; Gould, David [Vocals]; Lane, Carys-Anne; MacDonald, Robert [Bass Voice]; Osmond, Cecilia; Outram, Rebecca; Stocker, Julian
Conductors: Carwood, Andrew
Ensemble: The Cardinall's Musick

In this latest volume from The Cardinall's Musick's acclaimed Byrd series, the composer's overtly Catholic agenda is clearly displayed. All of the music on this...continue...
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English Lute Songs / Robin Blaze, Elizabeth Kenny
English Lute Songs / Robin Blaze, Elizabeth Kenny

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-03-10

Works: Robert Johnson: Full fathom five; Where the bee sucks; Fantasie for lute; Anonymous, English: Last of the Queenes Maskes for voice & lute; Thomas Campion: Faire, if you expect admiring; John Dowland:...
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Kenny, Elizabeth [Theorbo]

'English Lute Songs' covers a variety of styles by composers such as Blow, Dowland, Campion, Lawes and Purcell, with works for voice and lute and...continue...
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"Mr Henry Purcell's most Admirable Composures" / Bowman, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-01-13

Works: Henry Purcell: We sing to Him whose wisdom form'd the ear, Z 199; Prophetess, Z 627; How long, great God, Z 189; History of King Richard II, Z 581; Music for a while; King Arthur, or The British Wort...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; King, Robert; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]; Orsler, Helen
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

"James Bowman must surely be the finest vocal interpreter of Purcell today. His grasp of sentiment, his sense of timing, and his enunciation, are unsurpassed."...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas BWV 54, 169, 170 / King, Bowman
Bach: Cantatas BWV 54, 169, 170 / King, Bowman

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-11-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170; Cantata no 54, "Widerstehe doch der Sünde," BWV 54; Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" B...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Fisher, Gillian; King, Robert; Pott, Charles
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

"James Bowman is on impressive form and his admirers need not hesitate here." -The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs...continue...
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Handel: Dettingen Te Deum, Zadok the Priest, Organ Concerto no 14 / Layton, Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, et al
Handel: Dettingen Te Deum, Zadok the Priest, Organ Concerto no 14 / Layton, Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 "Dettingen"; Organ Concerto in A major (no 14), HWV 296a; Coronation Anthem
Performers: Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Firth, Robin; Lowrey, Christopher; Marlow, Richard
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Cambridge Trinity College Choir

The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, is one of Britain's great mixed choirs. Under its new director, the mercurial Stephen Layton, it has reached new...continue...
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Handel: Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno / Invernizzi, Oro, Marchi, et al
Handel: Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno / Invernizzi, Oro, Marchi, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2008-05-13

Works: George Frederick Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Performers: Aldrich, Kate; Durmuller, Jorg; Invernizzi, Roberta; Oro, Martin
Conductors: Marchi, Alessandro de

'Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno' is a landmark in baroque music. "The triumph of Time and Enlightenment" is Handel's first oratorio, a product...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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Stradella: San Giovanni Battista / De Marchi, et al
Stradella: San Giovanni Battista / De Marchi, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-01-08

Works: Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni Battista, oratorio
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Akselberg, Fredrik; Fedi, Elena Cecchi; Herrmann, Anke; Oro, Martin
Conductors: Marchi, Alessandro de

Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682) - until he was murdered in Genoa - enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, collaborating with distinguished...continue...
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Britten: A Boy was Born, Wedding Anthem, etc / Best, Corydon
Britten: A Boy was Born, Wedding Anthem, etc / Best, Corydon

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-10-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Boy was Born, Op. 3; Festival Te Deum in E major, Op. 32; Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30; Wedding Anthem, Op. 46
Performers: Chance, Michael; Coxwell, Janet; Hayes, Quentin; Salmon, Philip; Seers, Mary; Trotter, Thomas; Unwin, Roderick
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Singers; Westminster Cathedral Choir

'This beautifully made record deserves the widest circulation. The sound these choirs make is of great beauty, and is captured in a flawless recording full...continue...
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Awake, Sweet Love... / James Bowman, Miller, King's Consort
Awake, Sweet Love... / James Bowman, Miller, King's Consort

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-08-14

Works: John Dowland: Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantas...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]
Conductors:
Ensemble: The King's Consort

'Restores a dimension of beauty that is often sacrificed in present day performances ... Happy the family that spent its leisure hours with this music,...continue...
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Gibbons: Anthems / Hill, Blaze, Varcoe, Westminster Choir
Gibbons: Anthems / Hill, Blaze, Varcoe, Westminster Choir

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-06-12

Works: Orlando Gibbons: Hosanna to the Son of David; Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints, anthem for voices; This is the record of John; If ye be risen again with Christ, anthem for voices; O Lord, in thy wrath...
Performers: Baldock, Sarah; Blaze, Robin; Farr, Stephen [Organ]

"An essential addition to any collection of English church music." -International Record Review...continue...
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Odes to Saint Cecilia - Draghi, Blow / Holman, et al
Odes to Saint Cecilia - Draghi, Blow / Holman, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-05-08

Works: Giovanni Battista Draghi: From harmony, from heav'nly harmony; John Blow: The Glorious Day is Come, ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1691), for soloists, chorus & ensemble
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Chance, Michael; Cornwell, Joseph; Koc, Jozik; LeBlanc, Suzie [Soprano Vocal]; Wistreich, Richard [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'As ever, the disc is a revelation ... Once heard this infectious music is not easily forgotten, which is a tribute to the enthusiasm and...continue...
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Lawes / Blaze, Kenny, Outram, MacDonald, Carter, Kelly
Lawes / Blaze, Kenny, Outram, MacDonald, Carter, Kelly

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-02-13

Works: William Lawes: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, song for voice & continuo; Oh, let me still and silent lie, for voice & theorbo; Oh, my Clarissa, thou cruel faire, song for voice & continuo; Royall C...
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Carter, William; Kelly, Frances [Harp]; Kenny, Elizabeth [Theorbo]; MacDonald, Robert [Bass Voice]; Outram, Rebecca

"Ultimately this is a disc for conoisseurs--of countertenor singing and of the particular style of 17th-century English song--but anyone who enjoys good singing and congenial...continue...
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Britten: Five Canticles, Purcell Realisations /Rolfe-Johnson
Britten: Five Canticles, Purcell Realisations /Rolfe-Johnson

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-11-14

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain"; Canticle IV; Canticle V; Let the dreadful engines of eternal will, song for bariton...
Performers: Chance, Michael; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Thompson, Michael [Horn]; Vignoles, Roger [Piano]; Williams, Sioned

"Rolfe Johnson is in superb voice...this disc is an outstanding example of his artistry." -Gramophone...continue...
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Christmas at St John's / David Hill, St John's College Choir
Christmas at St John's / David Hill, St John's College Choir

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-11-14

Works: Recorded Sound: Church Bells; Plainchant: Rorate celi desuper, introit; O Sapientia, O Adonai; O Radix Jesse; O Clavis David; O Oriens; O Rex Gentium; O Emmanuel; Hodie Christus Natus Est (Mode 1); C...
Performers: Beer, Quintin; Hill, David; Humphreys, George; Knight, Jonathan; Lardenoye, Lester; Morgan, Peter; Provost, Paul; Robarts, Alexander; Robinson, Christopher [Choral Conductor]; Wilberforce, Richard

Taking as its starting point their world-famous 'Advent Carol Service', the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, is on dazzling form in this imaginative and...continue...
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Britten: Purcell Realizations / Lott, Gritton, Walker, et al
Britten: Purcell Realizations / Lott, Gritton, Walker, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2006-07-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: Purcell Realizations; Purcell Realizations from Orpheus Britannicus; The Queen's Epicedium, for soprano or tenor & piano (Purcell Realization); Purcell Realizations from Harmonia Sa...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bostridge, Ian; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Jackson, Richard; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Keenlyside, Simon; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Rolfe Johnson, An...

'Altogether a marvellous treat - Another Hyperion triumph' (Classic CD)

'Two irresistible discs - typically painstakingly produced and documented - and would deserve four stars if...continue...
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Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine / King, et al
Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine / King, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2006-06-13

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine; Missa de capella a 6 "In illo tempore"
Performers: Auchincloss, Daniel; Daniels, Charles; Evans, Robert; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Harvey, Peter Harvey; MacDonald, Robert [Bass Voice]; Mulroy, Nicholas; Outram, Rebecca; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: King's Consort

In 1610, disgruntled with his lot as choirmaster to the Duke of Mantua, Monteverdi set about compiling what was to become one of the most...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Sacred Choral Music / Hill, et al
Mendelssohn: Sacred Choral Music / Hill, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-06-13

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Aus tiefer Noth schrei'ich zu dir, sacred piece for tenor, chorus & organ in F major, Op. 23/1; Sacred Pieces (3), Op. 23; Hear my prayer; Psalms (3), Op. 78; Psalm 43 ("Richte mic...
Performers: Clayton, Allan; Crawford, Peter; Davies, Andrew; Humphreys, George; Knight, Jonathan; Lardenoye, Lester; Morton, Peter; Robinson, John

Nowhere is Mendelssohn's creative psyche more poignantly exposed than in his choral works. His desire to create music rewarding for performers and listeners alike is...continue...
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Blow: Anthems / David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir
Blow: Anthems / David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir

2 CD / Hyperion / 2006-06-13

Works: John Blow: God Spake Sometime in Visions for soloists, chorus & orchestra; How Doth the City Sit Solitary; The Lord is My Shepherd; God is our Hope and Strength; I Beheld, and Lo! A Great Multitude; ...
Performers: Alder, Stephen; Bealby-Wright, Sarah; Blaze, Robin; Butterfield, Peter; Campbell, Richard; Chateauneuf, Paula; Childress, Richard; Cochrane, Lisa; Cornwell, Joseph; Denley, Paul; Dunnett, David; Fend...
Conductors: Hill, David
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments; Winchester Cathedral Choir

"Performances that are not likely to be bettered soon. The sound is marvellous." -Fanfare...continue...
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Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music / King, King's Consort
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music / King, King's Consort

11 CD / Hyperion / 2005-11-08

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Magnificat, for 2 vocal soloists, 2 choruses, 2 oboes, 2 strings & 2 continuo in G minor, RV 610a; Lauda Jerusalem in E minor, RV 609; Kyrie, for double vocal soloists, double chorus...
Performers: Atkinson, Lynton; Auchincloss, Daniel; Bellamy, Alexandra; Bickley, Susan; Blackadder, David; Blaze, Robin; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brown, Jonathan; Brown, Rachel; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-...
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: King's Consort

'King has given us the ultimate Vivaldi anthology, abundant in energy, rich with emotion, animation, and color, and enshrined in Hyperion's fabled, warm, and incomparable...continue...
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Handel: Triumph of Time and Truth / Darlow, Fisher, et al
Handel: Triumph of Time and Truth / Darlow, Fisher, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2005-05-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth, oratorio, HWV 71
Performers: Brett, Charles; Fisher, Gillian; Kirkby, Emma; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Darlow, Denys
Ensemble: London Handel Chorus
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Monteverdi: Sacred Music Vol 3 / Robert King, King's Consort
Monteverdi: Sacred Music Vol 3 / Robert King, King's Consort

1 CD / Hyperion / 2005-01-11

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale; Sancta Maria, succurre miseris, motet for 2 sopranos, SV 328; Lauda, Jerusalem, Dominum (I), motet for alto, tenor & bass (from Messa a quatro voci, et ...
Performers: Auchincloss, Daniel; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Evans, Robert; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Outram, Rebecca; Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

"Robert King continues his series of the complete sacred works of Claudio Monteverdi with a program of Vespers psalms, motets, and an exuberant setting of...continue...
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Vivaldi: Cantatas, Concertos and Magnificat / Lamon
Vivaldi: Cantatas, Concertos and Magnificat / Lamon

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-11-09

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: In turbato mare irato, solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in G major, RV 627; Concerto for Violin in D minor; Concerto for strings & continuo in G minor, RV 157; Concerto for S...
Performers: Cunningham, Richard; Forget, Daniele; Ingram, Henry; Kirkby, Emma; Lamon, Jeanne; LeBlanc, Suzie [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Lamon, Jeanne
Ensemble: Tafelmusik; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir

"A delightful programme of familiar and quite unfamiliar Vivaldi." - Gramophone...continue...
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Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, Salve, Sonatas / Grier, et al
Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, Salve, Sonatas / Grier, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-06-01

Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, for double chorus & continuo in C minor; Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 288/L 57; Sonata for Organ in G major, K 328/L S27; Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, ...
Performers: Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Clapton, Nicholas; Grier, Francis; Harris, Charles; Nwanoku, Chi Chi; Pleeth, Anthony [Cello]

'I feel no hesitation in awarding this performance, and recording, full marks' (Hi Fi News)...continue...
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Purcell: Complete Secular Solo Songs / King's Consort, et al
Purcell: Complete Secular Solo Songs / King's Consort, et al

3 CD / Hyperion / 2004-01-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Draw near, you lovers, song for soprano & bass, Z. 462; While Thirsis, wrapt in downy sleep, song, Z. 437; Love, thou canst hear, tho' thou art blind, song, Z. 396; I loved fair Celia,...
Performers: Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; George, Michael [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; King, Robert; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

'...Barbara Bonney verse charme sur charme, et cette parade émotive, tantôt sucrée tantôt salée, tantôt rustique tantôt savante, tantôt d'amour tant&...continue...
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Pärt: Triodion / Stephen Layton, Polyphony
Pärt: Triodion / Stephen Layton, Polyphony

1 CD / Hyperion / 2003-10-01

Works: Arvo Pärt: Dopo la vittoria, little cantata for chorus; Nunc dimittis, for chorus; ... which was the son of..., for chorus; I am the True Vine; Littlemore Tractus, for chorus & organ; Triodion, ...
Performers: Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; James, David; Thomas, Elin Manahan
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Polyphony

"Polyphony find a warmth and colour in Part that even his admirers may be surprised by." - Gramophone...continue...
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Purcell: Complete Sacred Music / King, King's Consort, et al
Purcell: Complete Sacred Music / King, King's Consort, et al

11 CD / Hyperion / 2002-12-01

Works: Henry Purcell: O sing unto the Lord, anthem for soprano, alto, tenor, 2 basses, chorus, 2 violins, viola & organ, Z; O praise God in His holiness, anthem for alto, tenor, 2 basses, chorus, 2 violins,...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Bowes, Tim; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Burrowes, Connor; Campbell, Colin; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Evans, Robert; Fi...
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

"In preparing these performances, King has taken full account of the historical circumstances at the Chapel Royal in the reign of King Charles II. I...continue...
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Handel: The Choice of Hercules / King, Gritton, Blaze, et al
Handel: The Choice of Hercules / King, Gritton, Blaze, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2002-05-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69; Maurice Greene: Hearken Unto Me, Ye Holy Children, anthem for soloists, chorus & ensemble
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Coote, Alice; Daniels, Charles; Gritton, Susan; Harvey, Peter Harvey
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: King's Consort

"First of all, let's escape the trap into which so many catalog listings fall: 'The Choice of Hercules' is NOT the same as 'Hercules'. King...continue...
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Zelenka: Lamentations of Jeremiah / Ainsley, Chance, George
Zelenka: Lamentations of Jeremiah / Ainsley, Chance, George

1 CD / Hyperion / 2002-05-01

Works: Jan Dismas Zelenka: Lamentationes (6) pro hebdomada sancta, for soloists & chorus ("Lamentationes Jeremiæ prophetæ"), ZW
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Chance, Michael; George, Michael [Vocals]
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Ensemble: Chandos Baroque Players

"These soloists are on their accustomed strong form, shading the music with sensitivity and evenness of tone. But the warmly coloured and gently inflected support...continue...
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