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Chamber & Instrumental Orchestral

All this night
Chamber Ch Birmingham Conservatoire/Paul Spicer • Regent REGCD274 [review]
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936

Before and After Summer
John Carol Case, Howard Ferguson • Lyrita SRCD282 [review][review]
Malena Ernman, Francisca Skoogh • Nytorp Musik NYTORP6 [review]
Stephen Varcoe, Clifford Benson • CDA66161 & Hyperion CDD22070 [review][review]
Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.557644 [review][review][review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]

By footpath and stile
Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.557963 [review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]

Dies natalis
John Mark Ainsley, Corydon O/Matthew Best • Hyperion CDA66876 • CDH55432 [review]
Valdine Anderson, Manitoba CO/Simon Streatfeild • CBC SMCD5204
Ian Bostridge, ASMF/Neville Marriner • Philips 4544382
(Rhapsody) Ian Bostridge, ASMF/Sir Neville Marriner • Decca 4677882 [review]
Wilfred Brown, English CO/Christopher Finzi • EMI 5655882 • EMI 0954332 [review]
Rebecca Evans, Bournemouth SO/Vernon Handley • Conifer 75605 512852
James Gilchrist, Bournemouth SO/David Hill • Naxos 8.570417 [review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]
Susan Gritton, BBC SO/Edward Gardner • Chandos CHAN10590 [review]
Martyn Hill, City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Virgin Classics 7907182
Philip Langridge, London SO/Richard Hickox • Decca 4256602, 4688072 [review] & 4762163 [review]
Mark Padmore, Britten Sinfonia / Jacqueline Shave • Harmonia Mundi HMU807552 [review][review]

Earth and air and rain
John Carol Case, Howard Ferguson • Lyrita SRCD282 [review][review]
James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook • Linn CKD253 [review]
(Rollicum-Rorum) Jonathan Lemalu, Roger Vignoles • EMI 2081232 & 5752032
Benjamin Luxon, David Willison • Decca 4688072 [review]
Stephen Varcoe, Clifford Benson • Hyperion CDD22070 [review][review]
Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.557963 [review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]
Howard Wong, Hein Boterberg • De Rode Pomp GMA061 [review]

Farewell to arms
Richard Brunner, Laurene Lisovich • Gasparo GSCD335 [review]
James Gilchrist, Bournemouth SO/David Hill • Naxos 8.570417 [review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]
Martyn Hill, City London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Virgin Classics 7907182
Ian Partridge, New PO/Vernon Handley • Lyrita SRCD237 [review][review]

For Saint Cecilia
James Gilchrist, Bournemouth SO & Ch/David Hill • Naxos 8.557863 [review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]
Philip Langridge, London SO & Ch/Richard Hickox • Decca 4688072 [review]

God is gone up
U Alberta Madrigal Singers • Arktos 200477
Winchester Cathedral Ch/Sarah Baldock • Herald HAVP275
Wakefield Cathedral Ch/Jonathan Bielby • Priory PRCD749
Hampstead Singers/Mark Denza • Guild GMCD7200
Ch St John's, Elora/Noel Edison • Naxos 8.557493 [review][review]
Salisbury Cathedral Ch/David Halls • Meridian CDE84180
St Alban's Chamber Ch/David Hansell • Lammas LAMM173D [review]
Ch Worcester Cathedral/Donald Hunt • Griffin GCCD4043
Ch Ntl Cathedral/Douglas Major • Gothic 49126
Ch Coventry Cathedral/Daniel Moult • Regent REGCD165
Ch Truro Cathedral Ch/Andrew Nethsingha • Priory PRCD732
Ch Norwich Cathedral/Michael Nicholas • Priory PRCD351
Ch Westminster Abbey/James O’Donnell • Hyperion CDA67680 [review] • Hyperion CDA68167 [review]
Halifax Choral Society/John Pryce-Jones • Naxos 8.553876
Ch Queen’s College, Oxford/Owen Rees • Guild GMCD7276 [review]
Ch St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson • Naxos 8.555792 [review] 8.508017 [review]
Ch Clare College, Cambridge/Graham Ross • Harmonia Mundi HMU907623
Ch Gloucester Cathedral/John Sanders • Priory PRAB106
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral Ch/James Thomas • Regent REGCD295 [review]
Ch Wichester Cathedral/James Tolley • Herald HAVP 303
Ch Lincoln Cathedral/Colin Walsh • Priory PRCD5028 [review]
Ch King's College Cambridge/David Willcocks • EMI 5757952 [review] • EMI 0954332 [review]
Ch Truro Cathedral/Christopher Gray • Regent REGCD377

Intimations of immortality
John Mark Ainsley, Corydon O & Singers/Matthew Best • Hyperion CDA66876 • CDH55432 [review]
James Gilchrist, Bournemouth SO & Ch/David Hill • Naxos 8.557863 [review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]
Philip Langridge, Royal Liverpool PO & Ch/Richard Hickox • EMI 7647202 • EMI 0954332 [review]
Ian Partridge, Guildford PO & Ch/Vernon Handley • Lyrita SRCD238 [review][review][review]

Let us garlands bring
(Come away, It was a lover) Dame Janet Baker, Martin Isepp • Regis RRC1265 [review]  • Heritage HTGCD290/1 [review]
Dame Janet Baker, Geoffrey Parsons • BBC Legends BBL41172
Krzysztof Bobrzecki, Anna Mikolon • Acte Prealable AP0352 [review]
Consortium/Edward Barbieri • Deux-Elles DXL827
Chris Booth-Jones, Igor Kennaway • Magpie Records MAG0502 [review][review]
Russell Braun, Manitoba CO/Simon Streatfeild • CBC SMCD5204
John Carol Case, New PO/Vernon Handley • Lyrita SRCD237 [review][review]
(Come away) Marianne Beate Kielland, Sergej Osadchuk • 2L 2L64 [review]
Jonathan Lemalu, Malcolm Martineau • EMI 5580502
Christopher Maltman, BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins • Hyperion CDA67065 [review]
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Sharolyn Kimmorley • ABC 4767175 [review]
Bryn Terfel, Malcolm Martineau • DG 4459462
Bryn Terfel, Malcolm Martineau • Decca 4688072 [review] & 4762163 [review]
(Mistress) Bryn Terfel, Malcom Martineau • Decca 4765296 [review][review]
Stephen Varcoe, City of London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN8743
Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.557644 [review][review][review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]

Let us now praise famous men
Consortium/Edward Barbieri • Deux-Elles DXL827
Westminster Abbey Ch/James O’Donnell • Hyperion CDA68167 [review]
Ch St John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson • Naxos 8.555792 [review] 8.508017 [review]
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936

To Lizbie Brown
Mark Stone, Stephen Barlow • Stone Records 5060192780000 [review]

Lo the full final sacrifice
Vasari Singers/Jeremy Backhouse • Naxos 8.572504
(Amen) New College Oxford Ch/Edward Higginbottom • Decca 4688072 [review] & 4762163 [review]
Ch Worcester Cathedral/Donald Hunt • Hyperion CDH55009
St. Albans Cathedral Ch, Simon Johnson • Lammas LAMM155D [review]
Ch Queens College, Cambridge/Rupert Jordan • Guild GMCD7155
Salisbury Cathedral Ch/Simon Lole • Griffin GCCD4041 [review]
Gloucester Cathedral Ch/Andrew Nethsingha • Avie AV2072 [review]
Westminster Abbey Ch/James O’Donnell • Hyperion CDA68167 [review]
Ch St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson • Naxos 8.555792 [review] 8.508017 [review]
Ch St. Paul's Cathedral /John Scott • Hyperion CDA66519
Truro Cathedral Ch/Robert Sharpe • Lammas LAMM166D [review]
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936
Ch King's College Cambridge/David Willcocks • EMI 5757952 [review] • EMI 0954332 [review]

Magnificat
Ch New College, Oxford/Edward Higginbottom • Priory PRCD596
Westminster Abbey Ch/James O’Donnell • Hyperion CDA68167 [review]
Arcadian Singers, Oxford U/Matthew O’Donovan • Lammas LAMM137D
Opus 7/Loren Ponten • Loft 1003
Ch St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson • Naxos 8.555792 [review] 8.508017 [review]
Ch King's College Cambridge/David Willcocks • EMI 0954332 [review]

My lovely one
Westminster Abbey Ch/James O’Donnell • Hyperion CDA68167 [review]
Ch St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh/Matthew Owens • Delphian DCD34007
Ch St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson • Naxos 8.555792 [review] 8.508017 [review]
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936
Ch King's College Cambridge/David Willcocks • EMI 5757952 [review]

My spirit sang all day
Exultate Singers/David Ogden • Exultate EX002

Oh fair to see
John Mark Ainsley, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.570414 [review] 8.508017 [review]
(Since we loved) Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake EMI 5759262 [review] & 5568302
Richard Brunner, Laurene Lisovich • Gasparo GSCD335 [review]
James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook • Linn CKD253 [review]
(Since we loved, As I lay) Peter Jeffes, David Woodcock • Symposium 1183
Donald Kaasch, Peter Lockwood • Globe GLO5202 [review]
Stephen Roberts, Clifford Benson • Hyperion CDH55084 [review]
Nathan Vale, Paul Plummer • Somm SOMMCD063 [review]

Only a man harrowing clods
Stephen Varcoe, Clifford Benson • Hyperion CDH55237 [review]

Seven partsongs
(2,3) King's Singers • EMI ?497652
Musica Intima Atma • Classique ACD2227
Ch St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson • Naxos 8.555792 [review] 8.508017 [review]
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936
(3) NC Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham/Rodney Wynkoop • Arsis 145

To a poet
Ian Partridge, Clifford Benson • Hyperion CDH55084 [review]
Brett Polegato, Iain Burnside • CBC MVCD1134
Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.557963 [review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]
Howard Wong, Hein Boterberg • De Rode Pomp GMA061 [review]

Requiem da camera
Britten Singers, City of London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN8997 • Chandos CHAN10783X [review]
City of London Ch, London Mozart Players/Hilary Davan Wetton • Naxos 8573426 [review]

I said to Love
John Carol Case, Howard Ferguson • Lyrita SRCD282 [review][review]
Stephen Foulkes, Colin Hunt • Dunelm DRD0186 [review]
(I said) Mark Stone, Stephen Barlow • Stone Records 5060192780000 [review]
Stephen Varcoe, Clifford Benson • Hyperion CDD22070 [review][review]
Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.557644 [review][review][review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]
Howard Wong, Hein Boterberg • De Rode Pomp GMA061 [review]

Three short elegies
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936
Quink Vocal Ens • Challenge CC72501 [review]

Songs to poems of Robert Bridges
Ch Queens College, Cambridge/Rupert Jordan • Guild GMCD7155
Quink Vocal Ens • Challenge CC72501 [review]

Two sonnets
James Gilchrist, Bournemouth SO/David Hill • Naxos 8.570417 [review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]
Ian Partridge, New PO/Vernon Handley • Lyrita SRCD237 [review][review]

In terra pax
Jane Manning, John Noble, Alldis Ch, New PO/Vernon Handley • Lyrita SRCD237 [review][review]
Libby Crabtree, Donald Sweeney, Winchester Cathedral Ch, Bournemouth SO/David Hill • Decca 4688072 [review] & 4762163 [review]
Julia Doyle, Roderick Williams, City of London Ch, Bournemouth SO/Hilary Davan Wetton • Naxos 8.572102 [review]

Thou didst delight mine eyes
Ch St. John’s College, Cambridge • Etcetera KTC1192
Ch St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson • Naxos 8.555792 [review] 8.508017 [review]
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936

Till Earth outwears
Richard Brunner, Laurene Lisovich • Gasparo GSCD335 [review]
John Mark Ainsley, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.570414 [review] 8.508017 [review]
Martyn Hill, Clifford Benson • Hyperion CDD22070 [review][review]
(Market girl) Peter Jeffes, David Woodcock • Symposium 1183
Robert Tear, Howard Ferguson • Lyrita SRCD282 [review][review]
Donald Kaasch, Peter Lockwood • Globe GLO5202 [review]

Up to those bright and gladsome hills
Ch Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge/Geoffrey Webber • Delphian DCD34104

Welcome sweet and sacred feast
St Albans Abbey Ch/Stephen Darlington • Priory PRCD5036
Ch Magdalen College, Oxford/John Harper • Alto ALC4001 [review]
Westminster Abbey Ch/James O’Donnell • Hyperion CDA68167 [review]
Ch St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson • Naxos 8.555792 [review] 8.557557/8 [review][review][review] 8.508017 [review]
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936

White-flowering days
Cambridge University Chamber Ch/Timothy Brown • Heritage HTGCD213 [review][review]
Ch Queens College Cambridge/Samuel Hayes • Guild GMCD7237
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer • Chandos CHAN8936

In years defaced
John Mark Ainsley, City of London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9888 [review]

A young man's exhortation
John Mark Ainsley, Iain Burnside • Naxos 8.570414 [review] 8.508017 [review]
(Dance) Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake • EMI 5568302
Richard Brunner, Laurene Lisovich • Gasparo GSCD335 [review]
James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook • Linn CKD253 [review]
Martyn Hill, Clifford Benson • Hyperion CDA66161 & CDD22070 [review][review]
(Her temple) Peter Jeffes, David Woodcock • Symposium 1183
Neil Jenkins, Howard Ferguson • Lyrita SRCD282 [review]
(Sigh) Kevin Kyle, Daniel Grimwood • JCL 0515
Mark Padmore, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67459 [review]

 

 

 



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