VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Job/Songs of Travel

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Job/Songs of Travel

Hallé OrchestraSir Mark Elder conductorNeal Davies baritone Hallé CD HLL 7556 Job the dancing masque is beguiling. It brightly glows like a musical rainbow and would light up the most pedestrian of concert halls. It bursts with mesmerising melodies conjured from...
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Folk Songs Volume 1

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Folk Songs Volume 1

Mary Bevan sopranoNicky Spence tenor Roderick Williams baritoneJack Liebeck violinWilliam Vann piano Albion Records ALBCD042 Music aficionados who voraciously feed off the charming wit and harmonies of Ralph Vaughan Williams would do well to take note of this...
JOHN RUTTER: Anthems, Hymns and Gloria for Brass Band

JOHN RUTTER: Anthems, Hymns and Gloria for Brass Band

Blackdyke BandSheffield Philharmonic ChorusNicholas Childs, Darius Battiwalla  Conductors NAXOS 8.574130 For many churches with the right resources John Rutter (B. 1945) is a hero.  As part of his oeuvre he has created a whole series of much-loved anthems...
James Joyce’s Favourite Songs

James Joyce’s Favourite Songs

32 Songs by G. Molyneux Palmer Martyn Hill tenorMeriel Dickinson mezzo sopranoPeter Dickinson  HERITAGE HTGCD175 Organist and composer Geoffrey Molyneux Palmer (1882-1957), though born and educated in England, spent most of his life in Dublin.  His teacher at the RCM...
LYNNE PLOWMAN: The Beachcomber

LYNNE PLOWMAN: The Beachcomber

PRIMA FACIE PFCD135 The Beachcomber comprises 14 short tracks, the longest being just over seven minutes. Threaded throughout are six brief pieces for two percussionists, playing a wide variety of instruments including assorted drums, bells, gongs and tuned bowls. At...
Songs for Sir John: A Tribute to Sir John Manduell

Songs for Sir John: A Tribute to Sir John Manduell

with Richard Baker narrator divine art dda 25210 This collection of compositions by 15 living composers is perfectly described in an introduction by Paul Hindmarsh of the Royal Northern College of Music as a ‘Garland of tributes to Sir John Manduell (1928 – 2017)....