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Compositeur: SKEMPTON, Howard ((b. 1947))
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Is a British composer and accordionist.

Frozen River Flows - New Noise: Works for oboe

Frozen River Flows - New Noise: Works for oboe
ID: CC2021
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

The 12-page full colour CD booklet has details of each track in English.
There is a biography of New Noise and many photographs.

Fusing together an eclectic mix of classical, electronic, jazz and contemporary music, the British duo New Noise was formed at the turn of the millennium by oboist Janey Miller and percussionist Joby Burgess. New Noise has to date commissioned more than fifty pieces, working with a diverse range of artists including David Bedford, Donnacha Dennehy, Sam Hayden, Simon Holt, Katharine Norman, Nigel Osborne, Howard Skempton and Andy Sheppard. They regularly collaborate with sound designer Matthew Fairclough and trombonist John Kenny, and in 2008 brought together a host of international talent to perform 'Cross Talk', originally programmed to celebrate the 80th birthday of Karlheinz Stockhausen. New Noise has performed throughout the UK including many of the country's leading festivals and venues. Further afield they have performed in the United States and Australia, and their recordings are regularly broadcast around the world. Many of New Noise's performances are supported by education events, and the duo regularly lead composition and performance workshops; from 2001 to 2005 New Noise was ensemble in residence at the Goldsmiths College University of London Electronic Music Studios.
21.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Song of Songs - Laudibus Ensemble - Mike Brewer

Song of Songs - Laudibus Ensemble - Mike Brewer
ID: DCD34042
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal Ensemble

The Song of Songs stands apart from its biblical surroundings as one of the supreme love poems of world literature, a celebration of erotic love in the form of a dialogue between a bridegroom and his bride, invoking all the senses, the fragrance of wine, blossom, fruits and spices. Ranging widely over five centuries, from the relative asperity of Dunstaple to the lush exoticism of Daniel-Lesur, this cherry-picked assortment of sweetmeats is given exultant life by Mike Brewer and Laudibus.
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H. Skempton - The Cloths of Heaven - Choral music and songs - The Exon Singers

H. Skempton - The Cloths of Heaven - Choral music and songs - The Exon Singers
ID: DCD34056
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Choral Collection

World Premiere Recordings.

Best known as a composer of exquisitely quirky miniatures for accordion or piano solo, Howard Skempton has in recent years developed an equally strong affinity for the choral medium. The Exon Singers' programme on this brand new disc includes a new Missa brevis composed especially for the recording, alongside songs and shorter choral pieces constituting a broad survey of Skempton's output over the past twenty-five years.

Track listing
Howard Skempton
1. Upon my lap my sovereign sits
2. O Saviour of the World
3. Locus iste
4. The Song of Songs
5. O Life! for baritone and organ
6. Nature's Fire for organ
7. Adam lay y-bounden

Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (Edinburgh Service)
8. Magnificat
9. Nunc dimittis

Lamentations for baritone and theorbo
10. How sits this city
11. I am the man
12. The anointed Lord
13. For oughtest thou, O Lord

14. Beati quorum via

Emerson Songs for soprano and baritone
15. Music
16. Brahma
17. Pan
18. Xenophanes

19. He wishes for the cloths of Heaven
20. Ave Virgo sanctissima
21-25. Missa brevis (2008)
26. Ostende nobis Domine
27. Recessional for organ

Total playing time [71:16]
15.00 eur Buy

Scotland at Night - Choral settings of Scottish poetry from R. Burns to A. McCall Smith

Scotland at Night - Choral settings of Scottish poetry from R. Burns to A. McCall Smith
ID: DCD34060
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choral and Organ

Choral settings of Scottish poetry from Robert Burns to Alexander McCall Smith

These collaborations between noted 'Edinburghians' Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Cunningham appear on disc here for the first time, in a programme of Scottish poetry settings by some of today's leading composers. From the ethereal tenderness of Cunningham's Lullaby to the muscular angularity of Ronald Stevenson's Medieval Scottish Triptych, Laudibus responds with affection and athleticism to the expert direction of UK choral doyen, Mike Brewer.

Producer’s note: “It was not so sunny when we recorded Scotland at Night…On 3-5 January whilst Laudibus was in Colinton Parish Church in Edinburgh to record this collection, the boiler gave out! Anyway, I offered as much support to the ever-spirited Mike & his crew as I could from the Minister's office (things are quite plush in Colinton, and thankfully the heating system in the Minister's suite runs off a newer-fangled & more efficient boiler!). You would never know that these lush sounds were recorded in a sub-freezing environment!” Paul Baxter

Track listing

1 Dream Angus arr. John Powell
2-7 Scotland at Night - Tom Cunningham
8 My Heart’s in the Highlands - Arvo Pärt
9 So Deep - James MacMillan
10 Address to Edinburgh - Howard Skempton
11 The Gallant Weaver - James MacMillan
12-16 The Painter’s Eye - Tom Cunningham
17-19 A Medieval Scottish Triptych - Ronald Stevenson
20 Ye Banks and Braes arr. Mike Brewer
21 The Seagull - John Hearne

Total playing time [64:17]

premiere recordings except tracks 8, 9, 11, 21
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Into This World This Day Did Come -Carols Contemporary & Medieval

Into This World This Day Did Come -Carols Contemporary & Medieval
ID: DCD34075
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choral and Organ

A significant Christmas release: Geoffrey Webber has put together a fantastic programme which Delphian had fun recording in the glorious acoustics of St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast. Fresh from their 2009 Gramophone Editor's Choice, Webber's choir has put together an intriguing programme in which medieval works illuminate contemporary settings by some of the UK's finest living composers. From the plangent innocence of Sweeney's The Innumerable Christ to the shining antiphony of Burrell's Creator of the Stars of Night, this selection will seduce. Caius, as we've come to expect, combine polish with verve, Webber's meticulous attention to detail floodlit by the bathing acoustics of St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.

Track listing

1 Diana Burrell - Creator of the Stars of Night
2 Judith Bingham - Annunciation
3 Stuart MacRae - Adam lay y-bounden
4 13th-c. English - Edi beo thu
5 Richard Causton -Cradle Song
6 Francis Pott -That yongë child
7 John Dunstaple - Quam pulchra es
8 Gabriel Jackson -Salus aeterna
9 16th-c. English - Salvator mundi Domine
10 Howard Skempton - To Bethlem did they go
11 Judith Bingham - God would be born in thee
12 John Redford - Tui sunt caeli
13 Howard Skempton - Into this world, this day did come
14 William Sweeney - The Innumerable Christ
15 12th-c. English - Verbum Patris umanatur
16 Diana Burrell - Christo paremus cantica
17 Robin Holloway - Christmas Carol
18 15th-c. English - Nowell sing we
19 Judith Bingham - Incarnation with shepherds dancing
20 Gabriel Jackson - Nowell sing we Listen

Total playing time [75:28]

Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber
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Songbook - English cathedral music.

Songbook - English cathedral music.
ID: DCD34097
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Choral and Organ

This ‘songbook’ is unique to the Schola Cantorum choristers of Tewkesbury Abbey. “Essentially, it's a showcase for the Abbey trebles,” their Director of Music Benjamin Nicholas explains. “We’ve been assembling our own Songbook for quite a while now - the songs the trebles sing, from time to time, in boys-only concerts, and that they are taught in individual singing lessons. I’ve always been keen to build each boy up as a soloist, not necessarily with the express idea of them singing lots of solos, but so that they can learn to sing in a soloistic way.”

This is evident most of all in the distinctive singing of 11- year-old Laurence Kilsby, whose gifts won him the BBC Chorister of the Year competition in 2009. On this recording, he features as soloist in two Shelley settings by Roger Quilter, the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria and in John Ireland’s beautiful, sincerely-felt Passiontide motet Ex Ore Innocentium from 1944.

Laurence Kilsby (treble), Helen Porter (piano), Carleton Etherington (organ)
The trebles of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, Benjamin Nicholas (director)

Track listing

1 Music, When Soft Voices Die
Roger Quilter
2 Vater Unser
Arvo Pärt
3 Fairest Isle (Address To Britain)
Henry Purcell
4 Love’s Philosophy
5 The Land Of Spices
Gabriel Jackson
6 Whispers
Howard Skempton
7 O Salutaris Hostia
Léo Delibes
8 Ex Ore Innocentium
John Ireland
9 The Flower
Philip Wilby
10 A Song At Evening
Richard Rodney Bennett
11 Ave Maria
J.S. Bach / Charles Gounod
12 Nymphs And Shepherds
13 Dutch Carol
James MacMillan
14 I Will Give My Love An Apple
trad., arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
15 Linden Lea
Vaughan Williams
16 Dirge For Fidele
Vaughan Williams
17 Somewhere
Leonard Bernstein
18 Sure On This Shining Night
Samuel Barber
19 At The River
Robert Lowry, arr. Aaron Copland
20 The Lord’s Prayer
John Tavener, arr. Barry Rose
21 Wedding Introit
22 I Sing Of A Maiden
Patrick Hadley
23 Skye Boat Song
trad., arr. Percy Grainger
24 How Can I Keep From Singing?
Lowry, arr. John Scott

Total playing time [66:42]
15.00 eur Buy

Advent at Merton - Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Advent at Merton - Choir of Merton College, Oxford
ID: DCD34122
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Christmas Music
Subcollection: Organ

Choir of Merton College, Oxford
Peter Phillips & Benjamin Nicholas conductors
Anna Steppler organ

The beginning of Advent is celebrated with a particular solemnity at Merton. For its second recording the college choir explores the musical riches that adorn this most special time in the church’s year, centring on a newly commissioned sequence of Magnificat antiphons from seven leading composers.

Founded in 2008, the new Choir of Merton College, Oxford is led by newly appointed Organist and fulltime Director of Music Benjamin Nicholas, and Reed Rubin Director of Music Peter Philips. The choir is rapidly emerging as a major force in collegiate choral music. The disc is recorded in the beautiful environs of Merton College Chapel, which has stood at the heart of the College as a place of worship for almost 750 years.

Track listing

1. Ecce concipies -Matthew Martin
2. Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
arr. David Blackwell
3. Rorate caeli desuper -William Byrd
4. Advent Antiphon - James MacMillan
5. Drop down, ye heavens, from above -Judith Weir
6. Alvus tumescit virginis - Michael Praetorius

Seven Advent Antiphons
commissioned by the Chaplain of Merton College
7. O Sapientia - Howard Skempton
8. O Adonai - John Tavener
9. O Radix Jesse - Rihards Dubra
10. O Clavis David - Gabriel Jackson
11. O Oriens - Cecilia McDowall
12. O Rex Gentium -Matthew Martin
13. O Emmanuel - E-riks Ešenvalds

14. Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen -Anton Heiller
15. Ecce Virgo concipiet - William Byrd
16. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen - Michael Praetorius
arr. Jan Sandström
17. Ave Maria - Tomás Luis de Victoria
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ULRICH HEINEN, cello - J.S.Bach - B.A. Zimmermann - Howard Skempton - Simon Holt - Gerald Barry - Hans werner Henze

ULRICH HEINEN, cello - J.S.Bach - B.A. Zimmermann - Howard Skempton - Simon Holt - Gerald Barry - Hans werner Henze
ID: MSV28511
CDs: 2
Type: CD

Cellist Ulrich Heinen has over the years commissioned solo cello pieces from composers Simon Holt, Howard Skempton, and Gerald Barry. He has performed all of them many times, mostly in conjunction with Bach’s cello suites (as demonstrated here) or in connection with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Also included on this recording are two 20th century “classics” - Hans Werner Henze’s Serenade and Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Sonata.
In order that these modern but very accessible pieces receive exposure to a wider audience, they are presented here with five of the six Bach suites - all played on the same cello (at modern pitch). The sixth and final suite is omitted as that asks for a 5-string cello with a top E-string, and have been performed in this manner by Heinen on many occasions.
Ulrich Heinen came to the UK in 1984 at the request of Sir Simon Rattle to become principal cellist of the CBSO. His formidable technique and musicianship have enabled him to further develop his solo career with numerous recitals, concerts and radio broadcasts. He co-founded the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, which is one of Britain’s most important ensembles for contemporary music.
Ulrich Heinen plays a cello by Giovanni Grancino (Milan 1722)
Cello Suites 1-5 (BWV1007-1011)
Sonata for Solo Cello
Six Figures for Solo Cello
Triorchic Blues
Feet of Clay
Serenade for Solo Cello (9 movements, viz:
1 Adagio rubato; 2 Poco allegretto;
3 Pastrorale; 4 Andante con moto, rubato;
5 Vivace; 6 Tango; 7 Allegro marciale;
8 Allegretto; 9 Menuett
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Greatest Hits of All Time - contemporary music for oboe and ensemble - Christopher Redgate, oboe - Kreutzer Quartet - Ensemble Exposé

Greatest Hits of All Time - contemporary music for oboe and ensemble - Christopher Redgate, oboe - Kreutzer Quartet - Ensemble Exposé
ID: MSV28513
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Contemporary music
Subcollection: Oboe

Works for oboe and strings (either string trio or quartet) form a considerable part of the oboe's historic repertoire. Works first appeared in the 1750s and by the 1770s were very popular. Over 100 works survive from this period; the most famous being the Mozart Oboe Quartet in F K370. It is not, however, until the 20th century that works are once again written for this ensemble, many for the renowned British oboists Leon Goossens and Janet Craxton. Surrounding these figures a substantial body of music for oboe and string trio or quartet has been written, the most well known work being Britten’s Phantasy Quartet op 2. The works for oboe and strings represented on this CD, while in many ways being part of this great tradition, offer significantly different ways of writing for the ensemble; taking different compositional and stylistic approaches to the music and particularly in their writing for the oboe. These various approaches demonstrate the potential of this medium; its artistic and aesthetic range. Of the other three works, Finnissy’s two pieces present the oboe as a soloist with an ensemble accompaniment and Redgate’s Éperons for oboe and one percussionist offers a different approach to writing for the instrument in a chamber music setting. Since his time as a student at the Royal Academy of Music, Christopher Redgate has specialised in the performance of contemporary oboe music. This specialisation has inspired many composers to write for him and as a result he has given premiere performances of a great number of works. His performing career has taken him all over the world, working as a soloist and in many ensembles. His performances frequently include the use of electronics and especially of the laptop computer and for many years now he has been including improvisation as a significant part of his recitals. He has been active as a teacher both of oboe and in workshops for composers. He broadcasts regularly for BBC R3 and has several solo CDs available. He has recently contributed three articles to an edition of Contemporary Music Review, is working on a book on the interpretation of contemporary oboe music and contributing a chapter in a new book on the music of Michael Finnissy.
Clarke, James:
Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet,Kreutzer Quartet

Greatest Hits of All Time / Ceci n’est pas une forme, Ensemble Exposé

Fox, C: Oboe Quintet, Kreutzer Quartet

Redgate, R: Quintet for Oboe & Strings, Kreutzer Quartet / Éperons, Julian Warburton (percussion)

Skempton: Garland for Oboe and String Trio, Roger Redgate (violin), Bridget Carey (viola) & Robin Michael (cello)

Christopher Redgate (oboe)

The Kreutzer Quartet includes:

Peter Sheppard Skærved (Violin)
Mihailo Trandafilovski and previously Gordon MacKay (Violin)
Morgan Goff and previously Bridget Carey (Viola)
Neil Heyde (Cello)
12.00 eur Buy

NEW FRENCH SONG - Alison Smart, soprano - Katharine Durran, piano

NEW FRENCH SONG - Alison Smart, soprano - Katharine Durran, piano
ID: MSVCD92100
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

New French Song has created a whole new repertoire of songs by British composers. The artists commissioned twenty exceptional British composers, some of whom were well established, others of whom were yet to receive the recognition they deserve. The composers were asked to set French literature of their choice from the past two hundred years. The result is a fascinating rainbow work covering all the major literary movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, overlapping into the twenty-first century - Romanticism, Symbolism, Surrealism, Cubism, Modernism and post-Modernism.

tracks: O'Regan: Sainte Harrison: ...issu stellaire.. Todd: Le Pont Mirabeau Cowie: Les Hiboux Chilcott: L'enfant dort Casken: Colloque Sentimental Crane: Tour de France Statistics 1902-2003 Gorb: La Cloche Fêlée Jackson: A la Mémoire de Claude Debussy Finnissy: Salomé Keeling: Artemis Wood: Alicante Burrell: Longtemps ce fut l'été Roe: Pourquoi? LeFanu: Billet à Whistler McGuire: Rêves de la Bonne Heure Bingham: La Jeune Morte Redgate: Mirlitonnades Skempton: Le Pont Mirabeau Fitkin: Les Aliments Blancs
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