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...
Anthony Payne (b.1936): Phoenix Mass; The World's Winter; Paean; Horn Trio / John Poole; Jane Manning
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2013-06-25Works: Anthony Payne: Phoenix Mass, for chorus & brass ensemble; Paean, for piano; The World's Winter, for soprano & chamber ensemble; Horn Trio, for horn, violin & piano
Performers: Bradshaw, Susan; Manning, Jane
Conductors: Poole, John; ; Friend, Lionel
Ensemble: Jane's Minstrels; Nash Ensemble; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Phoenix Mass was originally to have been a liturgical setting only for school choir but soon turned into something much bigger and more technically demanding....continue...
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-10-01Works: Robert Saxton: Music to Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ; I Will Awake the Dawn; Concerto for Violin; In the Beginning; Caritas
Performers: Bell, Galloway; Best, Jonathan; Bryson, Roger; Budd, Bruce; Cookson, Brian; Davies, Eirian; Gwynne, David; Hibberd, Linda; Little, Tasmin; Ormiston, Linda; Ventris, Christopher; Wilson, Paul
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Poole, John; Bamert, Matthias; Masson, Diego
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; English Northern Philharmonia; Opera North Chorus
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-09-28Works: Giles Swayne: Cry, for 28 amplified voices
Conductors: Poole, John