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Opéra Baroque / Maria Bayo, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux, Gerald Finley, Simon Keenlyside. Jacobs, Christie [39 CDs +3 DVDs]
Opéra Baroque / Maria Bayo, Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux, Gerald Finley, Simon Keenlyside. Jacobs, Christie [39 CDs +3 DVDs]

43 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-02-11

Works: Orazio Vecchi: L'amfiparnasso, madrigal comedy; Cipriano de Rore: Anchor che col partire, madrigal; Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 8; Hor che'l ciel e la Terra; Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Aria...
Performers: Abete, Antonio; Bowen, John; Haller, Salome; Kiehr, Maria Cristina [Soprano Vocal]; Müller-Molinari, Helga; Rensburg, Kobie van; Torres, Victor; Zeffiri, Mario
Conductors: Visse, Dominique; Hillier, Paul; Jacobs, René
Ensemble: ; Concerto Vocale; Les Arts Florissants

This set is truly a marvel, both in its musical excellence and in the quality of its presentation. Through superb performances of works both famous...continue...
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Monteverdi: Heaven and Earth / Sampson; Gilchrist. King's Consort
Monteverdi: Heaven and Earth / Sampson; Gilchrist. King's Consort

1 CD / Vivat / 2013-09-10

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo; Madrigals, Book 6; Concerto. Settimo libro de madrigali; Chiome d'oro, Canzonetta (Livre 7) a 4 voci con violini; L'Incoronazione di Poppea; A Dio, Florida bella, madrigal ...
Performers: Bowen, John; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Cooper, Julie; Daniels, Charles; Evans, Robert; George, Michael [Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Moore, Diana; Outram, Rebecca; Sampson, C...
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

Fourth release on the new VIVAT label features an outstanding collection of vocal music by Claudio Monteverdi.

14 glorious tracks present an exquisitely varied program

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Recording information: St. Jude's CHurch, London NW11 (2002-01-18&2002-02-07_2002-)....continue...
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British Composers: A Celebration / EMI
British Composers: A Celebration / EMI

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Edward Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a no 4; Symphony no 1 in A flat, Op. 55; Ave Maria, Op. 2 no 2; Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83; Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1; Falstaff; Dream Chil...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]; Bowen, John; Bramma, Harry; Brown, Wilfred; Dilkes, Neville; Donohoe, Pete...
Conductors: Collingwood, Lawrance; Willcocks, David; Boult, Adrian; Walton, William; Harding, Daniel; Robinson, Christopher; Wordsworth, Barry; Finzi, Christopher; Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Goodall, Reginald; Da...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Britten String Quartet; London Music Group; The Band of the Royal Military School of Music

Taking a panoramic view of British music between the ends of the 19th and 20th centuries, this fascinating collection features some 30 composers. From the...continue...
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The  Complete Christmas Celebration / Stephen Cleobury
The Complete Christmas Celebration / Stephen Cleobury

7 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2010-11-09

Performers: Armstrong, T.; Barter, Robin; Bowen, John; Briggs, David; Cleobury, Stephen [Organ/Conductor]; Green, Graham; Haynes, Simon; Hughes, Christopher; Lamb, Jonathan; Robertson, Roland
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot; Hogwood, Christopher; Gergiev, Valery; Ratzinger, Georg; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Regensburger Domspatzen

This 7-CD budget price box includes the complete Christmas Oratorio, the complete Messiah and the complete Nutcracker ballet in top-notch performances that have been huge...continue...
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Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al
Vaugham Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers, et al

4 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music; Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ); Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Flos campi; Dona nobis pacem; Hymns (4) for Tenor, Viol...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Allen, Thomas; Barratt, Christine; Best, Jonathan; Bowen, John; Connell, Elizabeth; Connell, John; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Davies, Maldwyn; Dawson, Anne; Dawson, Lynne [Sopr...
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Orchestra; Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra

Issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Vaughan Williams' death, this collection is tantalizing: it starts with one of the best-selling discs in the Hyperion...continue...
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The Christmas Spirit
The Christmas Spirit

2 CD / Decca Imports / 2007-10-23

Works: Henry John Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's City, carol; Charles Gounod: Ave Maria; Christmas Traditional: Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French); The Holly and the Ivy (English); Work(s); Good King Wen...
Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Blades, James; Bowen, John; Briggs, David; Cleobury, Stephen [Organ/Conductor]; Corkhill, David [Conductor/Percussion]; Pavarotti, Luciano; Preston, Simon [Conductor/C...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Karajan, Herbert von; Rutter, John; Adler, Kurt Herbert; Jones, Philip; Guest, George; Davis, Carl; Willcocks, David; Munchinger, Karl; Boult, Adrian; Marriner, Sir Neville; Bonyng...
Ensemble: ; King's College Choir of Cambridge
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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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Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love / Hickox, Varcoe, et al
Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love / Hickox, Varcoe, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-07-24

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love
Performers: Bannatyne-Scott, Brian; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Bowen, John; Claycomb, Laura; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Lloyd-Morgan, Richard; Loges, Stephan; Maxwell, Donald [Bass-...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

Aside from the EMI recording made by Davies and the New Philharmonia Orchestra (breifly offered as an import, and nearly impossible to obtain), Vaughan Williams'...continue...
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Vaughan Williams, Finzi & Bax - Sacred Music / Cleobury
Vaughan Williams, Finzi & Bax - Sacred Music / Cleobury

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2000-10-10

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor; Gerald Finzi: Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice, for chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op. 26; Anthems (3) for chorus & organ, Op 27; Magnificat for chorus & organ (o...
Performers: Asch, David van; Blyth, Bruce; Bowen, John; Doveton, Robin; Eaton, John; Farnes, Richard [Conductor]; Robertson, Roland
Conductors: Willcocks, David; Cleobury, Stephen

Note: This title is rare and is considered a collector’s item. It is priced according to its common market value. If the record label that...continue...
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EMI 65595
Silent Night - 25 Carols of Peace and Tranquility
Silent Night - 25 Carols of Peace and Tranquility

1 CD / Decca / 1999-10-19

Works: Franz Xaver Gruber: Silent Night; Harold Edwin Darke: In the bleak mid-winter; Traditional: Child in the Manger; Cradle Song; Born on earth the Divine Christ child; Suo Gan; In dulci jubilo; The infa...
Performers: Atkinson, Lynton; Bowen, John; Briggs, David; Briggs, David [Organ]; Choir of St. John's Church, Elora; Clare College Choir & Orchestra, Cambridge; Cleobury, Stephen; Haynes, Simon; Hitch, Mary; Hugh...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Rutter, John; Guest, George; Willcocks, David; Willcocks, David, Sir; Hill, David
Ensemble: ; Clare College Choir; Clare College Orchestra; King's College Choir, Cambridge; St. John's College Choir, Cambridge; Winchester Cathedral Choir

"Silent Night" is a collection of 25 peaceful and tranquil Christmas Carols. This is the perfect music to be played after a holiday dinner or...continue...
Silent Night: 25 Carols of Peace & Tranquility delivers just what the title promises: a relaxing collection of traditional holiday songs like "Away in a Manger," "Rocking," and "In Dulci Jubilo," perf...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Elijah / Daniel, Terfel, Fleming, Bardon, et al
Mendelssohn: Elijah / Daniel, Terfel, Fleming, Bardon, et al

2 CD / Decca / 1997-10-14

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bardon, Patricia; Bowen, John; Crabtree, Libby; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Doughty, Stephen; Fleming, Renee; Fulgoni, Sarah; Moses, Geoffrey; Munro, Matthew; Terfel, Bryn...
Conductors: Daniel, Paul
Ensemble: Edinburgh Festival Chorus

"Paul Daniel and Bryn Terfel ensure that this is one of the most dramatic performances of the oratorio on disc, operatic in the best sense...continue...
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Abide With Me - 50 Favourtie Hymns
Abide With Me - 50 Favourtie Hymns

2 CD / Decca Imports / 1996-06-03

Works: John Goss: Hymn; Henry Purcell: Christ is made the sure foundation; Melchior Teschner: All glory, laud and honor; Edward Miller: Hymn; New English Hymnal: The Day of Resurrection! (tune Ellacombe), n...
Performers: Alan, Hervey; Anderson, Alexander; Blades, James; Blyth, Bruce; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Bowen, John; Brown, Wilfred; Byram-Wigfield, Timothy [Organ]; Choir, Paisley Abbey; Cleobury, Stephen [...
Conductors: Smart, Charles; Hill, David

Personnel: Heather Harper (soprano); Neil Mackie , Wilfred Brown, John Bowen (tenor); Roland Roberts (baritone); Hervey Alan (bass voice); Bruce Blyth (treble); Stephen Cleobury (descant); Timothy B...continue...
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Handel: Messiah
Handel: Messiah

2 CD / HBDirect Imports / 1992-12-04

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Amps, Kym; Asch, David van; Bowen, John; Davidson, Angus [Countertenor Vocal]; Doveton, Robin; Parker, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Peacock, Adrian
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Ensemble: Scholars Baroque Ensemble
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Handel: The Messiah / The Scholars Baroque Ensemble
Handel: The Messiah / The Scholars Baroque Ensemble

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1992-10-13

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Amps, Kym; Atherton, Diane; Banda, Pál; Bicknell, Susan; Blackadder, David; Bowen, John; Charlston, Terence; Coxwell, Janet; Davidson, Angus; Doveton, Robin; Gibbs, Charles; Gould, David; Howa...
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Ensemble: Scholars Baroque Ensemble
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Rachmaninov: Vespers / Matthew Best, Corydon Singers
Rachmaninov: Vespers / Matthew Best, Corydon Singers

1 CD / Hyperion / 1991-05-01

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Ave Maria
Performers: Bowen, John
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Singers
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Gruber, Mendelssohn and Gauntlett
Gruber, Mendelssohn and Gauntlett

1 CD / Decca / 1984-09-17

Works: Henry John Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's City, carol; George Ratcliffe Woodward: Up! good Christian folk, and listen, for chorus & orchestra; Philip Ledger: On Christmas Night; Christmas Tradition...
Performers: Barter, Robin; Bowen, John; Briggs, David; Green, Graham; Haynes, Simon; Hughes, Christopher; King's College Choir, Cambridge; Lamb, Jonathan; Robertson, Roland
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: King's College Choir of Cambridge

Recording information: King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England.

16 traditional carols done by this classic Christmas choir. This is what carols were meant to sound like. ~ Michael Erlewine...continue...
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