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Artist Hyperion Records
Williams, Roderick (baritone)
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Roderick Williams (baritone)

Roderick Williams performs a wide repertoire, from Baroque to contemporary music, in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and is particularly associated with the baritone roles of Mozart. He has also sung premieres of operas by, among others, David Sawer and Sally Beamish.

He has sung concert repertoire with all the BBC orchestras, and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, Manchester Camerata, the Hallé, Britten Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Academy of Ancient Music, The Sixteen, Le Concert Spirituel, Rias Kammerchor and Bach Collegium Japan. His many festival appearances include the BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Cheltenham and Aldeburgh.

Roderick Williams is also an accomplished recital artist and has performed at Wigmore Hall, the Perth Concert Hall, Howard Assembly Room, the Musikverein, Vienna and on Radio 3, where he has participated on Iain Burnside’s Voices programme. His has made numerous recordings, from operas by Vaughan Williams, Berkeley and Britten to Verdi’s Don Carlos with Bernard Haitink, and an extensive repertoire of English song with pianist Iain Burnside. Roderick Williams is also a composer.


Bach: St John Passion
Studio Master: CDA67901/22CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bairstow: Choral Music
Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem
Studio Master: SIGCD368Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Head: Songs
Music for Remembrance
Studio Master: CDA68020Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein  
Barefoot I went and made no sound  
Come, lovely Name  
Domine Jesu Christe  
Farewell to the feasting  
Five Poems of the Spirit (Bairstow)
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet  
I fell in love with a Limehouse lass  
In paradisum  
It is good to be out on the road  
King of Glorie, King of Peace  
Lean out of the window (Head)
Light, stillness and peace lie on the broad sands  
Limehouse Reach  
Lord, I will mean an speak thy praise  
Money, O!  
My sword for the King (Head)
O Lord, in me there lieth naught  
Pie Jesu  
Purse and Scrip  
Requiem aeternam  
Requiem, Op 9 (Duruflé)
Six Poems of Ruth Pitter (Head)
Six Sea Songs (Head)
Songs of the Countryside (Head)
St John Passion, BWV245 (Bach)
Sweet Chance, that led my steps abroad  
Tewkesbury Road (Head)
The Estuary  
The Ring Dance of the Nazarene (Birtwistle)
The Viper  
When I had money, money, O!  
You cannot dream things lovelier (Head)

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