Favourite Hymns from St. Paul’s GCCD 4058

Price: £12.99 22 Great Hymns from St. Paul’s – St.Paul’s Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer A superb new popular collection from the glorious sound of  St. Paul’s Many hymns here have direct connections with St Paul’s, either through the text or the music (or both), and a number of others enjoy links with the cathedral. St Paul’s acts as a focal point for the faith and… Read More

Once Were Christmas Angels (Top Uk Boy Trebles sing Christmas Carols) GCCD 4057

Price: £8.99 “Once Were Angels : Christmas” Something different & wonderfully enjoyable! The new Boy Trebles compilation awaited by collectors from the 25-year period covered by Abbey Label. Once were Angels (4040) was a big success and this one is enthusiastically awaited for Xmas 2006.  It is much more intimate than a normal carols record and focusses on the purity of sound of the best boy trebles and will… Read More

Patrick Gowers: Choral & Organ Music GCCD 4056

Sheffield Cathedral Choir, Neil Taylor Price £12.99 Toccata & Fugue; Libera, Me / II; Viri Galilaei; Advent Sequence 4 parts: Ad te Levavi; Populus Sion ; Gaudete; Memento Nostri ; Holy, Holy, Holy; Balulalow; Occasional Trumpet Voluntary Patrick Gowers (born 1936) has never been a typical 20th century composer, much more moved by jazz and later inspired to write stage, film and TV music alongside people like… Read More

Songs of the Sea and Folk GCCD 4084

Price: £7.99 “This collection features songs drawn from opposite corners of England which during the 20th century experienced catastrophic decline in their traditional local industries: Cornwall now relies heavily on tourism and Tyneside has become a centre for science-based technology.  Traditionally, both have maintained a proud tradition of community music-making and we feature sea songs… Read More

YOUR SWEETEST NOTES (new music incl Laurisden’s O Magnum Mysterium) GCCD 4055

Price: £12.99 Director: David Dunnett;  Organ: Julian Thomas Tracklist [1]    Ye choirs of new Jerusalem   (Charles V. Stanford)     5:01 [2]    Prevent us, O Lord  (William Byrd)                           2:34 [3]    Come my way  (David Cooper)                                    2:28 [4]    My beloved spake (Patrick Hadley)                             2:52 [5]    A Song of Hosea  (Michael Nicholas)**                       3:09 [6]    St. Peter… Read More

The Virgin Mary’s Journey (Anthems to the Virgin from 15th to 20th centuries) GCCD 4054

Price £6.99 The Virgin Mary’s Journey; Salisbury Cathedral Choirs Director of Music: David Halls; Organist:  Daniel Cook Track list [1]     A spotless rose (Herbert Howells)                                        3.18 [2]     Ave Maria  (Marcel Dupré)                                                  2.41 [3]     Ave Maria (Max Reger) ORGAN                                         3.48 [4]     Magnificat in G (Charles Villiers Stanford)                           4.05 [5]     O magnum mysterium (Francis Poulenc)                               3.12 [6]     Prayer for a new… Read More

JANACEK: The Lord’s Prayers GCCD 4042

CATHEDRAL CHOIR, OXFORD Directed by Stephen Darlington, Andrew Carwood (tenor), Clive Driskill-Smith (organ), Victoria Davies (Harp), Aline Nassif (Piano) Griffin has assembled a world-class team here for discovery recordings of Janacek’s beautiful shorter church works. The reaction last spring when BBC Radio 3 broadcast a live performance of “The Lord’s Prayer” ( Otčenáš ) was astounding, predicting exceptional interest in this recording. Another notably beautiful piece is “On the… Read More

“Middle Ages Music” with the Forbury and Holbein Consorts, and Trinity Baroque GCCD 4001

Price: £8.99 Attractive quality performances in excellent sound, of a lively selection of 22 pieces. These throw a light on the variety of music including instrumental dances which represent the period 1200-1480. Including: Se je souspir; Verbum Patris; Angelus ad Virginem; Ecco la Primavera; Deo Gracias; Je ne fais plus; O Rosa Bella; Douce Dame;… Read More

“Close of Day” Music for and from Hampton Court Palace CSACD 3051

“Close of Day” Music for and from Hampton Court Palace by the Chapel Choir, with the organ played and  the brass ensemble directed by Gordon Reynolds Price: £8.99 The Griffin label will include three recordings made in Hampton Court Palace, and this one I particular is ideal for release just before the main foreign tourist season begins in the UK. Since the worldwide success of the film “Shakespeare in… Read More