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Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem / Roderick Williams, Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers
Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem / Roderick Williams, Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers

1 CD / Signum Records / 2014-02-25

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Ring Dance of the Nazarene, for baritone, tombak, chorus & chamber ensemble; Three Latin Motets, for chorus (from the opera "The Last Supper"); Carmen Paschale, motet for cho...
Performers: Davies, Philippa; Gibbs, Charles; Jeffes, Stephen; Tring, Emma [Soprano Vocal]; Tunstall, Helen; Wakeford, Lucy; Webb, Hugh; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Hill, David; Kok, Nicholas
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

2014 heralds the composer Harrison Birtwistle's 80th year. He remains one of the most popular voices in contemporary composition in the UK and beyond. This...continue...
Recording information: BBC Studios Maida Vale (2012-09-20_2012-09-22&2013-)....continue...
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Anthony Payne (b.1936): Phoenix Mass; The World's Winter; Paean; Horn Trio / John Poole; Jane Manning
Anthony Payne (b.1936): Phoenix Mass; The World's Winter; Paean; Horn Trio / John Poole; Jane Manning

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2013-06-25

Works: 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...
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Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata
Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Oliver Knussen: Symphony no 3, Op. 18; Trumpets for soprano & 3 clarinets, Op 12; Ophelia Dances for orchestra, Book 1, Op 13; Coursing for chamber orchestra, Op. 17; Cantata for oboe & string trio (...
Performers: Barry, Elaine; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Hirst, Linda; Mitchell, Ian; Pillinger, Edward
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson; Knussen, Oliver;
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta; Nash Ensemble; Philharmonia Orchestra

"No figure in British contemporary music is more respected than Oliver Knussen" -The Guardian This reissue celebrates composer/ conductor Oliver Knussen's 60th birthday. Works include...continue...
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Bob Chilcott: Requiem / Wells Cathedral Choir
Bob Chilcott: Requiem / Wells Cathedral Choir

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-04-10

Works: Bob Chilcott: Requiem, for 2 voices, chorus, & organ (or orchestra); Salisbury Motets (4), for chorus & organ; Downing Service, for chorus & organ; Pilgrim Jesus, carol for chorus; The Nine Gifts, ca...
Performers: Ashworth, Laurie; Staples, Andrew; Vaughn, Jonathan
Conductors: Owens, Matthew
Ensemble: ; Nash Ensemble

Composer and conductor Bob Chilcott (born 1955) has been steeped in the British choral tradition since he was a boy chorister. A former member of...continue...
Recording information: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2011-05-25_2011-05-26&2011-)....continue...
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David Matthews: Winter Passions / Nash Ensemble
David Matthews: Winter Passions / Nash Ensemble

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2010-07-08

Works: David Matthews: Terrible Beauty, for ensemble; Quartet for Clarinet and Strings; Marina, for ensemble; String Trio no 1; String Trio no 2; Winter Passions, for ensemble
Conductors: Friend, Lionel
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

"Loges [is] powerfully eloquent...In Terrible Beauty, Matthews vividly juxtaposes seductress evocations by Homer of Hera (sung by Bickley, with harp accompaniment) and Shakespeare of Cleopatra....continue...
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Peter Dickinson: Mass of the Apocalypse, Larkin
Peter Dickinson: Mass of the Apocalypse, Larkin

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-11-17

Works: Peter Dickinson: Songs from "The Unicorns"; Mass of the Apocalypse, for speaker, chorus, piano & percussion; Larkin's Jazz; Five Forgeries, for 2 pianos; Early Pieces (5), for piano; Air, for flute; ...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Dickinson, Meriel; Dickinson, Peter; Dobing, Duke; Flinders, John; Herford, Henry; Holland, James; Johnson, David; Maggs, Jo
Conductors: Bolton, Ivor; Friend, Lionel
Ensemble: ; Nash Ensemble

Peter Dickinson weaves together musical styles popular and classical, past and present, using a technique of 'style modulation'. In his Mass of the Apocalypse the...continue...
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Tavener: Canciones Espanolas, Requiem for Father Malachy / King's Singers, et al
Tavener: Canciones Espanolas, Requiem for Father Malachy / King's Singers, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2009-08-11

Works: John Tavener: Canciones españolas, for 2 counter-tenors, 3 flutes, percussion, organ & harpsichord; Requiem for Father Malachy, for voices, chorus & organ
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Carrington, Simon; Holt, Anthony; Hume, Alastair; Kay, Brian; Perrin, Nigel; Smith, Kevin [Countertenor Vocal]; Thompson, Alastair [Tenor (Vocal)]
Conductors: Tavener, John [Composer]
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

These legendary performances are on CD for the first time. Described by Gramophone as possessing an "impeccably manicured vocal blend, enchanting the ear from first...continue...
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Connolly: Verse, Triad no 3, Cinquespaces, etc / Manning, Nash Ensemble, et al
Connolly: Verse, Triad no 3, Cinquespaces, etc / Manning, Nash Ensemble, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-10-14

Works: Justin Connolly: Verse, Op 7b; Triad III, for oboe, viola & cello, Op. 8; Cinquepaces, for brass quintet, Op. 5; Poems of Wallace Stevens (I), for soprano & 7 instruments, Op. 9
Performers: Manning, Jane
Conductors: ; Connolly, Justin
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble; Vesuvius Ensemble
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LYTA 305
Moscheles: Fantasy, Variations, etc / Nash Ensemble
Moscheles: Fantasy, Variations, etc / Nash Ensemble

1 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2006-06-06

Works: Robert Schumann: Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132; Ignaz Moscheles: Fantasy, variations and finale, for piano, clarinet, violin & cello on the Bohemian folksong "To...
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Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

This CD was recorded live at Wigmore Hall on October 8, 2004 and was selected as an 'Editor's Choice' by Gramophone magazine. The Guardian of...continue...
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Turnage: This Silence, etc / Sally Matthews, Nash Ensemble
Turnage: This Silence, etc / Sally Matthews, Nash Ensemble

1 CD / Onyx Classics / 2006-01-10

Works: Mark-Anthony Turnage: This Silence, for octet; True Life Stories, for solo piano; Slide Stride, for piano & string quartet; Baudelaire Songs (2), for soprano & 7 instruments; Eulogy, for viola & 8 in...
Performers: Brown, Ian [Piano]; Hulse, Gareth; Matthews, Sally; Nabarro, Ben; Power, Lawrence; Thorsen, Marianne; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
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Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage is one of the most admired composers of his generation. His works skillfully blend classical and jazz idioms, modernism and tradition....continue...
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Ayuo: Aoi
Ayuo: Aoi

1 CD / Tzadik / 2005-11-22

Works: Ayuo: A Stranger; Aoi no Ue; Ulysses and the City of Dreams - Episode 1; Ulysses and the City of Dreams - Episode 2; On the Morning of March 1, 2005; Mark-Anthony Turnage: This Silence
Performers: Ayuo; Matthews, Sally; Nagasu, Tomoka; Takada, Kazuko; Takahashi, Yuji
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Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

The creator of two of the most fascinating releases on the New Japan series, (Izutsu and Red Moon) Ayuo now turns his hand to one...continue...
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Bainbridge: Ad Ora Incerta, etc / Brabbins, Bickley, et al
Bainbridge: Ad Ora Incerta, etc / Brabbins, Bickley, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1999-10-26

Works: Simon Bainbridge: Ad Ora Incerta; Primo Levi Settings (4)
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Walker, Kim
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn;
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Nash Ensemble
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NMC 059
Holt: ...Era Madrugada, etc / Friend, Kimm, Nash Ensemble
Holt: ...Era Madrugada, etc / Friend, Kimm, Nash Ensemble

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21

Works: Simon Holt: Era madrugada, for flute, clarinet, horn, viola, cello, double bass & piano; Canciones, for voice, flute, oboe, horn, harp & string quintet; Shadow Realm, for clarinet, cello & harp; Spar...
Performers: Hulse, Gareth; Kimm, Fiona
Conductors: Friend, Lionel
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
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Turnage: On all Fours, Sarabande, etc / Knussen, et al
Turnage: On all Fours, Sarabande, etc / Knussen, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21

Works: Mark-Anthony Turnage: On all fours; Lament for a hanging man; Sarabande for Saxophone and Piano; Release
Performers: Brown, Ian [Classical]; Kimm, Fiona; Robertson, Martin; Van Kampen, Christopher
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
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NMC 024
Matthews: The Great Journey / Friend, Nash Ensemble
Matthews: The Great Journey / Friend, Nash Ensemble

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-07-16

Works: Colin Matthews: The Great Journey, for baritone & 8 players; Fuga for chamber ensemble; Night's Mask for soprano & chamber ensemble
Performers: Kwella, Patrizia; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Friend, Lionel
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
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NMC 033
Holloway: Serenade in C, Fantasy-Pieces / Nash Ensemble
Holloway: Serenade in C, Fantasy-Pieces / Nash Ensemble

1 CD / Hyperion / 1998-07-01

Works: Robin Holloway: Serenade in C, for clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello & double bass, Op. 41; Fantasy-Pieces on the Heine 'Liederkreis' of Schumann, Op. 16; Robert Schumann: Liederkreis,...
Performers: Brown, Ian [Piano]; Spence, Toby
Conductors: ; Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

"A contemporary composer takes a nineteenth-century classic - Schumann's song-cycle 'Liederkreis' - and sets it in a musical frame of his own devising...the result, entitled...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording HYP 66930
 
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