New Music Collections, Vol. 1: Choral - works by Anthony Payne, Birtwistle, Saxton, Britten, Finnissy, Skempton et al.
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29Works: Julian Anderson: Four American Choruses; Giles Swayne: Cry; Robert Saxton: I will awake the dawn; Michael Finnissy: Descriptive Jottings of London, for chorus; Richard Rodney Bennett: Spells; Benjami...
Performers: Finnissy, Michael; Howard Skempton [Composer/Accordion]
Conductors: Halsey, Simon; Poole, John; Weeks, James; Willcocks, David; Skidmore, Jeffrey; Cleobury, Stephen; Knussen, Oliver; Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: ; Bach Choir; BBC Singers; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; Ex Cathedra; Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.); London Sinfonietta Voices
NMC explores the rich offerings of its back catalogue in a new mid-price series called New Music Collections. (See what we did there?) Each album...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-09-03Works: Howard Skempton: Ben Somewhere
Conductors: Weeks, James D.E.
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; EXAUDI
This disc contrasts Skempton's choral works - including the dancing, evocative setting of Shelley's The Voice of the Spirits and the spiritual Rise up, my...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2001-05-01Works: Judith Weir: Arise, Arise! You slumbering sleepers; Elena Firsova: Frozen Time; Howard Skempton: La Gora di Mulino; Philip Cashian: Music for the Night Sky; Piers Hellawell: A White Room
Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble of London
2 CD / NMC Classics / 1999-06-24Works: Eleanor Alberga: If the Silver Bird could speak for piano; Only a wish away for piano; David Bedford: Toccata for piano; Sunset over Stac Pollaidh for piano; Diana Burrell: Constellations 1 & 2 for p...
Performers: Myers, Thalia
"The idea was marvelous: to commission short piano pieces from 50 prominent British composers, each in the format of a Beethoven bagatelle. The results are...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-12-25Works: Howard Skempton: Lento for Orchestra
Conductors: Wigglesworth, Mark
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-12-24Works: John Dowland: Complaint, P 63; Galliard to Lachrimae, P 46; Lachrimae; Judith Weir: The Romance of Count Arnaldos; Colin Matthews: Cantata on the Death of Antony; Strugnell's Haiku; Simon Bainbridge:...
Performers: Wiegold, Mary
Conductors: Muldowney, Dominic; Tippett, Michael
Ensemble: Composers Ensemble
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21Works: Michael Finnissy: Reels for Piano; Short, but....; Freightrain Bruise; Autumnall; Kemp's Morris; Stanley Stokes, East Street 1836; Chris Newman: Grooving through Old Tombs; News of My Own; Le repos s...
Performers: Finnissy, Michael