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Click here to listen to excerpt of Britten Nocturne Timpani Obbligato Movement, Britten Sinfonia, Mark Padmore

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 Awarded 'IRR Outstanding' rating in International Record Review


Eccles: The Judgment of Paris; Three Mad Songs; Crowe/ Booth/ Bickley/ Hulett/ Williams/ Early Opera Company/ Curnyn(Chandos)

Click here to listen to excerpt of Judgement of Paris - 'Awake, awake, thy spirits raise'

Click here to listen to excerpt of Judgement of Paris - 'Hark, hark! the glorious voice of war'

Click here to listen to excerpt of Judgement of Paris - 'O how glorious 'tis to see' (chorus)

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 4/5 stars, Tim Ashley, The Guardian - 'Classy entertainment' 


Click here to listen to excerpt of Symphony No. 3 by Matthew Taylor, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by the composer 

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'Music of substance and integrity... Anyone on the hunt for new music which draws its wellsprings from the great symphonic tradition should lose no time in making its acquaintance...'

Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone

'The undoubted excellence of the performances is further testimony to Taylor’s abilities on the podium , with the detailed but immediate recorded sound a further enhancement - as are the composer’s informative annotations… These are works of real integrity and substance - well worth the attention of all inquiring listeners.'

Richard Whitehouse, International Record Review


Click here to listen to excerpt of Rutter Gloria movt 1 excerpt

Click here to listen to excerpt of Rutter Gloria movt 3 excerpt

Click here to listen to excerpt of Rutter Magnificat movt 3 excerpt

Click here to listen to excerpt of Rutter Magnificat movt 7 excerpt

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'The sound of the choir is full and colourful throughout and the boys produce a very fine sound indeed matching their well-developed sound with mature musicianship.' -- The Organ

'John Rutter has a knack of writing choral music that shows off voices to their best advantage. His festive settings of the Gloria, Magnificat and Te Deum were written over the period 1974-1990. These vivid performances show how thoroughly Rutter can absorb them and make music of exhilarating impact.'
**** -- Daily Telegraph


'I love the confident swagger and tonal punch of the St Albans trebles,with boys and girls united for this uplifting recording,and the whole commitment of the Hertfordshire cathedral's adult voices.
' **** -- Classic fm Magazine

 

'The bright,enthusiastically upbeat sentiments of Rutter's Gloria are specially well suited to youthful voices,and the boys and girls of the combined St Albans choirs disport themselves royally in this recording,pinning the tricksy syncopations of the concluding movement deftly,and relishing their high notes at the soaring conclusion. Performance ****  -- BBC Music Magazine

'Andrew Lucas's St Albans choristers are on sparkling form,with first-class support from organist Tom Winpenny and the Ensemble DeChorum who scrupulously adhere to everyone of the score's markings. More recordings from St Albans please.' -- Gramophone


Click here to listen to excerpt of 'Proclamation' by Robert Davies from the CD 'Proclamation' 

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'The list of players reads like a 'who's who' of world class talent'

'Archibald has given the whole enterprise a musical strength and tonal variety'

'The control and brilliance which the seven trumpeters bring to the American-Czech's modernist Intradas and Interludes transforms what in lesser hands could easily sound workmanlike rather than inspired into something almost other-worldly. Haunting flugel horn sounds alternate with visceral brilliance from the piccolo trumpeters.'

Paul Hindmarsh - Brass Band World

 

Click here to listen to 'Intrada 1' by Karol Husa from the CD 'Proclamation'

Click here to listen to 'Intrada 3' by Karol Husa from the CD 'Proclamation'

Click here to listen to excerpt 1 of Charpentier Fantastique by Paul Achibald, from the CD 'Proclamation'

Click here to listen to excerpt 2 of Charpentier Fantastique by Paul Achibald, from the CD 'Proclamation'


'Hodie Gloriosa' - London Mozart Players Brass Ensemble

Click here to listen to excerpt of Mozart Divertimento in C K187 No 1 Allegro Moderato

Click here to listen to excerpt of Mozart Divertimento in C K187 No 5 Allegro

Click here to listen to excerpt of L'Homme Arme by Richard Harvey

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'Hodie Gloriosa celebrates the old and the new. The repertoire brings together original music by the classical masters with classically inspired pieces by some of Britain's most distinguished contemporary composers. From Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Divertimenti for flutes and trumpets and Ludwig van Beethoven's sombre Equali for four trombones to Harrison Birtwistle's sparkling Hoquetus Petrus and Michael Berkeley's beautiful Among the Lilies, the music on this disc proves the richness and diversity of brass music, played by members of Britain's best-loved chamber orchestra.'


 

Click here to listen to excerpt of Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar

Click here to listen to excerpt 1 of The Planets by Gustav Holst

Click here to listen to excerpt 2 of The Planets by Gustav Holst

 
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