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The Welsh Male Voice Choir Tradition: Morriston Orpheus

The Welsh Male Voice Choir Tradition: Morriston Orpheus Morriston Orpheus Choir conducted by Ivor E. Sims Catalogue Number: ALN 1931 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Stereo 1959/61 Time: 63:37 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The special tradition of the Welsh Male Voice Choir ‘wells up from the Valleys’ here in stirring and passionate performances […]

April 1st, 2012
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Byrd: Mass for 5 Voices/ Ave Verum Corpus etc/ Gibbons: Verse Anthems

Byrd: Mass for 5 Voices/ Ave Verum Corpus etc/ Gibbons: Verse Anthems William Byrd (1543-1623): Mass For Five Voices King’s College Choir, Cambridge David Willcocks Catalogue Number: ALC 1182 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 67:00 STEREO 1961 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Mass for 5 Voices) “the serenity of the King’s account, with […]

April 1st, 2012
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J S Bach: Motet BWV227 / Sacred Part-Songs / St John Passion choruses

J S Bach: Motet BWV227 / Sacred Part-Songs / St John Passion choruses King’s College Choir, Cambridge David Willcocks Catalogue Number: ALC 1181 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 70:15 stereo 1961 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “It’s rather nice to go back to the King’s way, to the old firm of Willcocks and […]

April 1st, 2012
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Palestrina Missa Brevis & Missa Lauda Sion, 2 Motets

Palestrina Missa Brevis & Missa Lauda Sion, 2 Motets Pro Cantione Antiqua Mark Brown Catalogue Number: ALC 1178 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 65:47 / DDD, 1991 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Lauda Sion is, in Pro Cantione Antiqua’s sober and elegant account, hardly less beautiful than the Brevis…slightly plangent countertenor complements the […]

April 1st, 2012
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Vivaldi: Music for Vespers

Vivaldi: Music for Vespers Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore Catalogue Number: ALC 1176 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD, 1992 Time 69:51 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “This disc casts helpful light on a side of the Priest-Composer rarely glimpsed, helping further dispel the absurd myth that he wrote one piece several hundred [1] […]

April 1st, 2012
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Shostakovich Symphony No.4

Shostakovich Symphony No.4 WDR Orchestra Rudolf Barshai Catalogue Number: ALC 1169 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD 62:02, 2002 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Barshai’s performance possesses real urgency and weight of sonority …sense of concentration…satisfying formal coherence…Barshai’s credentials with the composer could hardly be better demonstrated” ( © Gramophone) 1. Allegretto poco moderato […]

April 1st, 2012
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Favourite Hymns from England

Favourite Hymns from England Salisbury Cathedral Choir Simon Lole, Director Catalogue Number: ALC 1166 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD Time 71:00 (1999/2005) CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “The foundation stone was laid in 1220 for a new cathedral in St Mary’s Mead, part of Salisbury’s water meadows, for what became one of the […]

April 1st, 2012
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Centenary Album: Very Best of

Centenary Album: Very Best of Kathleen Ferrier Catalogue Number: ALC 1157 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 76:27, AAD 1946/52 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Klever Kaff or The Lass from Blackburn, originally a telephonist then pianist who yearned to sing, combined two things: the personality to communicate with the widest audience, and encourage […]

April 1st, 2012
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ANDRÉS SEGOVIA – MAESTRO

ANDRÉS SEGOVIA – MAESTRO ANDRÉS SEGOVIA Catalogue Number: ALC 1195 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 69:37, Stereo 1961 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY ‘Segovia was in his 95th year when he died in 1987. By then he had become the most famous guitarist of his day and had been responsible for enhancing both […]

April 1st, 2012
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Arie Antiche

Arie Antiche Emma Kirkby Anthony Rooley (lute) Catalogue Number: ALC 1180 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 63:03 1992/3 DDD CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Remembering something joyfully special about those sessions; the place, the music, colleagues, little incidents, can flood back in as we listen ! In the case of anything made at […]

April 1st, 2012
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