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Arvo Pärt: Berliner Mass; Magnificat; Seven Magnificat Antiphons; De Profundis; The Beatitudes / Polyphony, Layton
Arvo Pärt: Berliner Mass; Magnificat; Seven Magnificat Antiphons; De Profundis; The Beatitudes / Polyphony, Layton

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-08-12

Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Polyphony

The composer Arvo Pärt has succeeded in capturing the attention of a broad public through his consummate ability to weave a sense of inevitable power...continue...
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Karl Jenkins: Motets / Polyphony, Stephen Layton
Karl Jenkins: Motets / Polyphony, Stephen Layton

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-06-10

Works: Karl Jenkins: I'll make music, motet for chorus; Cantate Domino, motet for chorus; Laudamus te, motet for chorus; Benedictus (from The Armed Man; The Shepherd, motet for chorus; Ave Maria, motet for ...
Performers: Evans, Rachel Ambrose [Soprano (Vocal)]
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Polyphony

Motets is an intimate a capella album that features stunning new choral adaptions of Jenkins previous hit compositions, including 'Agnus Dei' and the hauntingly beautiful...continue...
Recording information: All Hallows Church, Savernake Road, South Hampstead, Lo (01/14/2014-01/16/2014)....continue...
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Essential Tavener / Nicola Benedetti, Stephen Layton, Natalie Clein, Andrew Litton
Essential Tavener / Nicola Benedetti, Stephen Layton, Natalie Clein, Andrew Litton

1 CD / Decca / 2014-02-11

Works: John Tavener: The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?"; The Tyger, for chorus; Song for Athene; The Mother of God, for chorus; The Protecting Veil; Today the Virgin, for chorus; A Hymn to the Mother of...
Performers: Benedetti, Nicola; Clein, Natalie; Grice, Ian le; Rupp, Andrew; Vivian, James
Conductors: Layton, Stephen; Toms, Mikel; Litton, Andrew
Ensemble: ; Choir of the Temple Church; English Chamber Orchestra; Holst Singers; London Philharmonic Orchestra

The death of Sir John Tavener, one of the most popular British composers of recent times, has touched the hearts and minds of many. This...continue...
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John Tavener: The Veil of the Temple / Patricia Rozario, soprano
John Tavener: The Veil of the Temple / Patricia Rozario, soprano

2 CD / Signum Records / 2014-01-28

Works: John Tavener: The Veil of the Temple
Performers: Rozario, Patricia [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Choir of the Temple Church

  • Mr. Tavener considered 'The Veil of the Temple' to be his supreme achievement, the greatest work he'd ever composed.
  • This set captures the key-moments of
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Recording information: The Temple Church, London (2003-06-27_2003-06-28&2003-)....continue...
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Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Katherine Watson; Iestyn Davies; James Gilchrist; Matthew Brook. Stephen Layton
Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Katherine Watson; Iestyn Davies; James Gilchrist; Matthew Brook. Stephen Layton

2 CD / Hyperion / 2013-11-12

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Stephen Layton and the combined forces of the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an impressive line-up of...continue...
Recording information: Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge (01/10/2013-01/14/2013)....continue...
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Handel Chandos Anthems: I Will Magnify Thee - As Pants the Hart - O Come, let us sing unto the Lord etc. / Susan Gritton, Iestyn Davies
Handel Chandos Anthems: I Will Magnify Thee - As Pants the Hart - O Come, let us sing unto the Lord etc. / Susan Gritton, Iestyn Davies

1 CD / Hyperion / 2013-07-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Chandos Anthem no 8 in A, "O Come Let Us Sing Unto the Lord", HWV 253; Chandos Anthem no 6 in E minor, "As Pants the Hart", HWV 251b; I will magnify thee, anthem, HWV 250a
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

Handel's beautiful, intimate settings of liturgical texts written for the First Duke of Chandos are among his less well-known choral works. With this second volume...continue...
Recording information: Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge (07/22/2012-07/24/2012)....continue...
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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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Britten: Sacred and Profane; A.M.D.G.; Five Flower Songs; Choral Dances from Gloriana / Polyphony
Britten: Sacred and Profane; A.M.D.G.; Five Flower Songs; Choral Dances from Gloriana / Polyphony

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-12-11

Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Polyphony
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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; St. Nicolas / Holst Singers; Trinity College Choir. Stephen Layton
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; St. Nicolas / Holst Singers; Trinity College Choir. Stephen Layton

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-10-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42
Performers: Cole, Jeremy; Edwards, Catherine; Higgins, Jonathan; Price, Sally
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Trinity College Choir, Cambridge

Stephen Layton leads the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge and the Holst Singers in two of Benjamin Britten's most popular choral works for Christmastide. The...continue...
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Herbet Howells: Requiem / Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge - Layton
Herbet Howells: Requiem / Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge - Layton

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-04-10

Works: Herbert Howells: Hymn for St Cecilia, for chorus; Salve Regina, for chorus; Gloucester Service; Take him, earth, for cherishing; Magnificat and Nunc dimittis "St Paul's"; Requiem; All my hope on God ...
Performers: Bland, Simon [Organ]; Cole, Jeremy; Partridge, Hannah
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

Herbert Howells was acutely sensitive to the transience of life, having witnessed the loss of friends and contemporaries in the First World War and encountered...continue...
Recording information: Lady Chapel of Ely Catedral and Lincoln Cathedral (07/01/2011-07/06/2011)....continue...
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Poulenc a capella choral works: Half Monk; Half Rascal / Stephen Layton
Poulenc a capella choral works: Half Monk; Half Rascal / Stephen Layton

1 CD / OUR Recordings / 2012-03-27

Works: Francis Poulenc: Sept chansons, for chorus, FP 81; Petites prières (4) de Saint François d'Assise; Ave verum corpus; Un soir de neige, chamber cantata for 6 voices (or chorus), FP 126; ...
Performers: Lykke, Emil; Riis, Adam
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Danish National Vocal Ensemble

Stephen Layton and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble put together a program representing both Francis Poulenc's secular and sacred choral music. He was a man...continue...
Recording information: Garnison's Church, Copenhagen (2008-08-25_2008-08-28&2009-)....continue...
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Ugis Praulins: The Nightingale; Daniel Börtz: Nemesis Divina; et al. / Michala Petri
Ugis Praulins: The Nightingale; Daniel Börtz: Nemesis Divina; et al. / Michala Petri

1 Super Audio CD / OUR Recordings / 2011-11-15

Works: Ugis Praulins: The Nightingale, for chorus; Daniel Börtz: Nemesis divina, for chorus; Sunleif Rasmussen: "I", for chorus; Peter Bruun: 2 Scenes with Skylark, for chorus
Performers: Petri, Michala
Conductors: Layton, Stephen

All World Premiere Recordings featuring the virtuoso Danish National VOKAL Ensemble under the direction of Stephen Layton. Four modern masters explore the musical possibilities of...continue...
Recording information: Christianskirken, Copenhagen, Denmark (08/08/2011-08/12/2011)....continue...
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The British Composers Guide to Britain
The British Composers Guide to Britain

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-08-23

Works: Eric Coates: Knightsbridge March; London Suite; Edward Elgar: Cockaigne (In London Town), concert overture, Op. 40; Severn Suite, Op. 87; Caractacus, Op. 35; Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand; Bri...
Performers: Adni, Daniel [Piano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barrueco, Manuel; Bayl, Benjamin; Bell, David [Organ]; Benson, Garth; Bostridge, Ian; Brannigan, Owen; Bullard, Thomas; Harvey, Frederi...
Conductors: Groves, Charles, Sir; Barbirolli, John; del Mar, Norman; Ord, Boris; Previn, Andre; Layton, Stephen; Cleobury, Stephen; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bishop, Christopher; Irving, Ro...
Ensemble: ; London Music Group; Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)

This bright and breezy guide takes us in 50 stops from London, round Essex and East Anglia, up to Scotland, then - via Wales and...continue...
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Beyond all Mortal Dreams: American a Cappella / Choir of Trinity College
Beyond all Mortal Dreams: American a Cappella / Choir of Trinity College

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-07-12

Works: Rene Clausen: Tonight, Eternity Alone; Steven Stucky: Motets (3) in memoriam Thomas Tallis, for chorus; Ola Gjeilo: Sanctus, for chorus; Phoenix, for chorus; Frank Ferko: Hildegard Triptych, for chor...
Performers: Dayan, Ruby; Partridge, Hannah; Walker, Margaret; Williams, Laurence [Bass vocals]
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

On Beyond All Mortal Dreams, Stephen Layton and his acclaimed Trinity College Choir perform a magnificent selection of American a cappella choral works. The recording...continue...
Recording information: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge (07/02/2010-07/05/2010)....continue...
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Gloria!
Gloria!

2 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2011-05-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D, RV 589; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 427 "Grosse Messe"; Vesperae solennes de conf...
Performers: Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Farnes, Richard [Conductor]; Goode, David; Hopkinson, Thomas; Humphreys, George; Jones, Della; Pinnock,...
Conductors: Preston, Simon; Marriner, Sir Neville; Davis, Colin; Hill, David; Higginbottom, Edward; Layton, Stephen; Phillips, Daniel [Choral]; Darlington, Stephen; Cleobury, Stephen; Rutter, John; Lole, Simon; ...
Ensemble: ; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Capricorn (Ensemble); The English Concert
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Esenvalds: Passion and Resurrection / Carolyn Sampson, Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton
Esenvalds: Passion and Resurrection / Carolyn Sampson, Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-03-08

Works: Eriks Esenvalds: Passion and Resurrection, for voice, chorus & orchestra; Evening, for chorus; Night Prayer, for chorus; A Drop in the Ocean, for chorus; Légende de la femme emmurée (Legend...
Performers: Sampson, Carolyn
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Britten Sinfonia

Latvian composer Eriks Eenvalds’ Passion & Resurrection for strings, choir and soloists is a powerful meditation on the story of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. Eschewing...continue...
Recording information: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (04/10/2010); All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (04/12/2010-04/13/2010)....continue...
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Grainger: Jungle Book / Layton - Polyphony
Grainger: Jungle Book / Layton - Polyphony

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-02-08

Works: Percy Grainger: Shallow Brown, chanty for 1 or 2 voices (solo or chorus) & ensemble (SCS 3); Lukannon; Good-Bye to Love (A Bridal Lullaby), for chorus with optional tenor, harp (or piano) & strings (...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Crabtree, Libby; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Polyphony

This reissue commemorates the 50th anniversary of Grainger’s death in February 1961. Grainger’s Jungle Book cycle was recorded here (for the original Hyperion release) for...continue...
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Grechaninov: Vespers / Layton - Holst Singers
Grechaninov: Vespers / Layton - Holst Singers

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-02-08

Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Holst Singers
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Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst and Other Choral Works
Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst and Other Choral Works

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-10-12

Works: Eric Whitacre: I thank You God for most this amazing day, for soprano & chorus; I hide myself, for chorus; Sleep; i will wade out, for chorus; Go, lovely Rose, for chorus; When David Heard; Hope, Fai...
Performers: Betteridge, Stephen; Fowler, Fran; Heath, Alice; Millett, Robert; Redman, Eva; Rennie, Suzanna
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 (01/03/2005-01/05/2005)....continue...
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John Rutter: Requiem
John Rutter: Requiem

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-10-12

Works: John Rutter: Requiem; Hymn to the Creator of Light; God be in my head; A Gaelic Blessing; Cantate Domino; Open Thou Mine Eyes, for chorus; A Prayer of St. Patrick for chorus; A Choral Fanfare; Birthd...
Performers: Crabtree, Libby; Mannion, Rosa
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...
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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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Ikon II / Stephen Layton
Ikon II / Stephen Layton

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-10-12

Works: Nikolai Golovanov: Otche Nash (Our Father), for choir; Pavel Chesnokov: Salvation Is Created (Spaséñiye sodélal), for choir, Op. 25/5; Let my prayer arise (Da ispravitsa molitva moya),...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen

In 1997, The Holst Singers and Stephen Layton produced a disc that immediately became a cult classic and a best-seller. Ikon, a selection of great...continue...
Recording information: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (01/08/2010-01/11/2010)....continue...
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Briggs: Mass for Notre Dame
Briggs: Mass for Notre Dame

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-06-08

Works: David Briggs: Introït, improvisation for organ; Messe pour Notre-Dame, for chorus & organ; Offertoire, improvisation for organ; Ubi caritas et amor, motet for chorus; Élévation, improv...
Performers: Briggs, David
Conductors: Layton, Stephen

Organist and composer David Briggs studied with Jean Langlais in Paris and was profoundly influenced by the playing of Pierre Cochereau, Organist Titulaire at Notre...continue...
Recording information: Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, England (07/08/2009-07/10/2009)....continue...
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Jan Rokus Van Roosendael: Static Motion
Jan Rokus Van Roosendael: Static Motion

2 CD / Attacca / 2010-05-11

Works: Jan Rokus Van Roosendael: Tala, for orchestra; Irama, for piano & 9 percussionists; Windows, for orchestra; Static Motion, for ensemble; Space of Time, for orchestra; Echo, for wind ensemble & percus...
Performers: De Vink, Grethe
Conductors: De Waart, Edo; Gordon, Jim; Eötvös, Peter; Spanjaard, Ed; Leeuw, Reinbert de; Gruter, Jean; Gronostay, Uwe; Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Amsterdams Blazers Collective; Nieuw Ensemble

What would Mozart's 75th symphony have sounded like if it were written in 1821? How would Mahler's world have developed after his Tenth symphony? Could...continue...
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Baltic Exchange
Baltic Exchange

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-02-09

Works: Ugis Praulins: Missa Rigensis, for chorus; Laudibus in sanctis, for chorus; Maija Einfelde: A cycle of Fricis Barda poems, for chorus; Urmas Sisask: Benedictio, for 8 part chorus; Vytautas Miskinis: ...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen

With choral music at the heart of musical life in the Baltics, it is not surprising that the medium has been a central preoccupation for...continue...
Recording information: Lady Chapel Of Ely Cathedral (08/04/2008-08/06/2008)....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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Darius Milhaud: Choral Works
Darius Milhaud: Choral Works

1 CD / Globe / 2009-09-01

Works: Darius Milhaud: Cantique du Rhône (4), for vocal quartet or chorus, Op. 155; Les Deux cités, cantata for unaccompanied chorus, Op. 170; Devant sa main nue, for women's chorus, Op. 122; Nais...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
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Martinu: Choral Works / Layton, Netherlands Chamber Choir
Martinu: Choral Works / Layton, Netherlands Chamber Choir

1 CD / Globe / 2009-09-01

Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Czech Madrigals (8), H 278; Songs (4) of the Virgin, H 235; Madrigals (4) for chorus, H. 380; Brigand Songs (10), H 361; Dandelion Romance, H 364
Performers: Koele, Heleen
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Choir

Bohuslav Martinu's musical career led him from his native Czechoslovakia to France and the United States. His output was prodigious and diverse, and while he...continue...
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Jackson: Not no faceless Angel / Layton, Polyphony
Jackson: Not no faceless Angel / Layton, Polyphony

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-06-09

Works: Gabriel Jackson: To Morning; Song (I gaze upon you); Cecilia Virgo; Orbis patrator optime; Ave Maria; Hymn to the Trinity (Honor, virtus et potestas); Not no faceless Angel; O sacrum convivium; Lux m...
Performers: Bicknell, Katherine; O'Connell, Clare
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Polyphony

Polyphony's recordings of contemporary choral music are among Hyperion's perennial bestsellers and have introduced thousands of listeners to magical new worlds of sound. On this...continue...
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Handel: Chandos Anthems / Kirkby, Gilchrist, Layton, Academy of Ancient Music
Handel: Chandos Anthems / Kirkby, Gilchrist, Layton, Academy of Ancient Music

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-05-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Chandos Anthem no 9 in E flat, "O Praise the Lord With One Consent", HWV 254; Chandos Anthem no 11 in B flat major, "Let God Arise", HWV 256; Chandos Anthem no 7 in G, "My So...
Performers: Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Kirkby, Emma
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music

The legendary Emma Kirkby, tenor James Gilchrist and Trinity College Choir Cambridge demonstrate the very best Handelian singing England has to offer....continue...
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Lukaszewski: Via crucis / Layton, Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, et al
Lukaszewski: Via crucis / Layton, Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-03-10

Works: Pawel Lukaszewski: Via Crucis, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Polyphony

Stephen Layton's first disc of Lukaszewski choral works was widely praised by listeners entranced by the composer's unique yet accessible musical language. For this new...continue...
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Lukaszewski: O Antiphons, Choral music / Layton, Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Lukaszewski: O Antiphons, Choral music / Layton, Cambridge Trinity College Choir

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-09-09

Works: Pawel Lukaszewski: Beatus vir, Sanctus Paulus, for chorus; Beatus vir, Sanctus Antonius, for chorus; Beatus vir, Sanctus Martinus, for chorus; Lenten Motets (2), for chorus; Ave Maria, for double cho...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen

"Stephen Layton and his Choir of Trinity College Cambridge are committed to this music with an obvious flare and devotion, while Hyperion grants them all...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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Tormis: Songs / Stephen Layton, Holst Singers
Tormis: Songs / Stephen Layton, Holst Singers

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-05-13

Works: Veljo Tormis: Songs (2) after Ernst Enno; Estonian Game Songs, for chorus; Songs (3) from the epic "Kalevipoeg", for chorus; Livonian heritage, for chorus; Singing Aboard Ship; Sügismaastikud (A...
Performers: Cooper, Katy; Head, Christopher; Naish, Paul; Wookey, Nicola; Wookey, Simon
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Holst Singers

"There's so much here to enjoy--and play over again--and it's remarkable how Stephen Layton and his Holst Singers have so convincingly captured the flavor and...continue...
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Poulenc: Gloria & Motets / Layton, Gritton, Polyphony, et al
Poulenc: Gloria & Motets / Layton, Gritton, Polyphony, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-03-11

Works: Francis Poulenc: Gloria in G major; Salve Regina; Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence, for chorus, FP 97; Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, for chorus, FP 152; Exultate Deo
Performers: Gritton, Susan
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir

Stephen Layton and Polyphony continue to blaze a trail as dazzling interpreters of a wide range of choral music. Here they turn to some of...continue...
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Bruckner: Mass in E minor, etc / Layton, Polyphony, et al
Bruckner: Mass in E minor, etc / Layton, Polyphony, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-10-09

Works: Anton Bruckner: Ave Maria; Locus iste, gradual for chorus in C major, WAB 23; Mass no 2, for chorus & winds in E minor, WAB 27; Christus factus est (III), gradual for chorus in D minor, WAB 11; Vexil...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia; Polyphony

The a cappella motets of Anton Bruckner are miniature masterpieces, containing intensely expressive harmonic writing and a feeling of private devotion within a generously scaled...continue...
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Lauridsen: Nocturnes / Layton, Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia
Lauridsen: Nocturnes / Layton, Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-02-13

Works: Morten Lauridsen: Mid-Winter Songs, for chorus & orchestra; Les chansons des roses; I will lift up mine eyes, for choir; O come, let us sing unto the Lord, for chorus; Ave dulcissima Maria, for choru...
Performers: Lauridsen, Morten; Lumsden, Andrew; Sinfonia, Britten
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia

"This is a superb disc on every count. The music is excellent and it's superbly performed. Moreover the performances have been captured in splendid sound......continue...
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Langgaard: Symphonies no 12, 13 & 14 / Dausgaard, et al
Langgaard: Symphonies no 12, 13 & 14 / Dausgaard, et al

1 Super Audio CD / Dacapo / 2007-01-30

Works: Rued Langgaard: Symphony no 12, BVN 318 "Hélsingeborg"; Symphony no 13, BVN 319 "Undertro"; Symphony no 14 ("The Morning")
Conductors: Dausgaard, Thomas; Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Danish National Chorus

"Rued Langgaard was a loon, but a compelling loon. His Fourteenth Symphony has fanciful titles like "Radio-Caruso and forced energy" and "Dads' rush to the...continue...
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Essential Hymns
Essential Hymns

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2006-10-02

Works: John Goss: Hymn; John Stainer: Love Divine, all loves excelling; Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Tune; William Henry Monk: Abide with me; All things bright and beautiful; Hubert Parry: Dear Lord and ...
Performers: Anderson, Alexander; Bowen, John; Brown, Wilfred; Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Farnes, Richard [Conductor]; How, Martin; MacDonald, Charles; Mackie, Neil; Preston, Simon [Conductor/Composer]; Rob...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Rutter, John; Morris, Wyn; Dakers, Lionel; Hill, David; McPhee, George; Willcocks, David; Layton, Stephen; Guest, George; Smart, Charles; Vinden, Maurice; Gardiner, John Eliot; War...
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Glazunov: Complete Solo Piano Music Vol 4 / Stephen Coombs
Glazunov: Complete Solo Piano Music Vol 4 / Stephen Coombs

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-09-12

Works: Alexander Glazunov: Pieces (3) for piano, Op. 25; Barcarolle sur les Touches Noires, for piano; Impromptus (2) for piano, Op. 54; Idylle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 103; Triumphal March for orche...
Performers: Coombs, Stephen
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Holst Singers

"A series that will surely raise this composer's status immeasurably." -Gramophone...continue...

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Villette: Choral Music / Layton, Vivian, Holst Singers
Villette: Choral Music / Layton, Vivian, Holst Singers

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-04-11

Works: Pierre Villette: O sacrum convivium; Hymne à la Vierge, Op 24; Attende, Domine; Notre Pere d'aix, for chorus, Op. 75; Inviolata, for chorus, Op. 66; Tu es Petrus, for chorus, Op. 29; O quam su...
Performers: Cooper, Katy; Vivian, James
Conductors: Layton, Stephen

This pioneering new recording - a showcase for the virtuoso talents of the Holst Singers - presents all fifteen of Pierre Villette's unaccompanied choral works...continue...
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Whitacre: Cloudburst, etc / Layton, Polyphony
Whitacre: Cloudburst, etc / Layton, Polyphony

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-02-14

Works: Eric Whitacre: Songs of Faith (3); Flower Songs (3); Sleep; When David Heard; Cloudburst; This Marriage; Water Night (version for chorus); A boy and a girl; Her sacred spirit soars; Lux Aurumque
Performers: Betteridge, Stephen; Fowler, Fran; Heath, Alice; Millett, Robert; Redman, Eva
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Lady Eleanor Holles School pupils; Polyphony

"This is the work of a significant composer whose artistic talent is genuine and whose success so far has come entirely from the quality, originality,...continue...
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Macmillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross / Polyphony
Macmillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross / Polyphony

1 Super Audio CD / Hyperion / 2005-11-08

Works: James MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross, cantata for choir and string orchestra; On the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, for chorus; Te Deum
Performers: Davidson, Grace; Haworth, Amy; Peacock, Adrian; Thomas, Elin Manahan; Underwood, Giles; Vivian, James; Wall, Simon; Watson, Christopher
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia
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Schubert: The Complete Songs
Schubert: The Complete Songs

40 CD / Hyperion / 2005-11-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Song sketch in C minor, D. 1a; Lebenstraum ("Ich sass an einer Tempelhalle"), song for voice & piano (sketch), D. 39; Hagars Klage ("Hier am Hügel"), song for voice & piano, D. 5...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Anderson, Lorna; Argenta, Nancy; Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen;
Ensemble: Holst Singers; New Company

'For Schubertians who failed to acquire many of the individual releases, this new box, weighing in at around £3 per disc, is an indispensable bargain'...continue...
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MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross / Layton, et al
MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross / Layton, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2005-09-13

Works: James MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross, cantata for choir and string orchestra; On the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, for chorus; Te Deum
Performers: Vivian, James
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia; Polyphony

"... 'On the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin,' for choir and organ, is, by contrast, one of MacMillan's very finest works. Even the very unusual...continue...
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Tavener: Schuon Hymnen, etc / Layton, Polyphony
Tavener: Schuon Hymnen, etc / Layton, Polyphony

1 Super Audio CD / Hyperion / 2005-05-10

Works: John Tavener: Birthday Sleep, for chorus; Butterfly Dreams, for chorus; The Second Coming, for chorus & organ; Schuon Hymnen, for chorus; As one who has slept, for chorus; The Bridal Chamber, for 2 c...
Performers: Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Polyphony

"Tavener finds devoted interpreters in Polyphony... some of the most beautiful choral singing you could ever hope to hear." - BBC Music Magazine...continue...
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Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna, etc / Layton, Polyphony, et al
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna, etc / Layton, Polyphony, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2005-02-08

Works: Morten Lauridsen: Lux aeterna; Madrigali, 6 Fire Songs on Italian Renaissance poems, for chorus; Ave Maria, for chorus; Ubi Caritas et Amor; O magnum mysterium
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia; Polyphony

"The smooth and sensual beauty of Lauridsen's writing comes in part from his study of plainchant and the Renaissance masters. The same influences inform his...continue...
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Tavener: Schuon Hymnen, etc / Layton, Polyphony
Tavener: Schuon Hymnen, etc / Layton, Polyphony

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-10-12

Works: John Tavener: Birthday Sleep, for chorus; Butterfly Dreams, for chorus; The Second Coming, for chorus & organ; Schuon Hymnen, for chorus; As one who has slept, for chorus; The Bridal Chamber, for 2 c...
Performers: Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Polyphony

"I've praised Stephen Layton's Polyphony extravagantly in at least five of their recent recordings, and this one gives me no reason to alter my very...continue...
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This Have I Done For My True Love - Holst: Partsongs
This Have I Done For My True Love - Holst: Partsongs

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-09-14

Works: Gustav Holst: Ave Maria, Op. 9b/H 49; Of one that is so fair, for SATB & chorus, Op. 34/3, H. 130; Carols (2) for chorus, oboe & cello, H. 91; Old English Carols (4), for chorus & piano, Op. 20b, H. ...
Performers: Davies, Jeremy; Davies, Justine; Farrell, Jane; Head, Christopher; Henderson, David; Henderson, Elizabeth; Lee, William Lyon; Loeb, Jessica; Marsh, John; McMaster-Christie, Amos; Parker, Ruth; Simmon...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Holst Singers

'Fascinating... The Holst Singers cover themselves in distinction. A gem' (CDReview)

'A real joy to listen through without interruption' (Gramophone)...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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