Hyperion Records

Artist Hyperion Records
Burton, James (conductor)
© Russell Duncan

James Burton (conductor)

Born in London, James Burton studied music at Cambridge University and orchestral and opera conducting at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore with Frederik Prausnitz and Gustav Meier. As a boy he was head chorister at Westminster Abbey and while still a student enjoyed a professional singing career giving countless performances as a member of The Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen and Polyphony. Since completing his conducting studies, he has developed into one of Britain’s leading young conductors and, as well as working in operatic and orchestral fields, he has earned a formidable reputation for his work with choirs.

Recent engagements have included his debut with the RLPO, and conducting at a special concert to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Hallé. In 2007 he succeeded Richard Hickox as Music Director of the St Endellion Easter Festival. He has been Musical Director of Schola Cantorum of Oxford since 2002, and he also works frequently in Manchester where he is Choral Director at the Hallé, and has received outstanding critical coverage for his work with Mark Elder, the Hallé Choir and the Hallé Youth Choir which he founded in 2003.

James’s guest conducting has included work with The Gabrieli Consort, Netherlands Radio Choir, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Oxford Philomusica, Durham Sinfonia and in summer 2008 he will work with the Choir of the OAE at the BBC Proms. His opera work has included Donizetti Imelda de Lambertazzi with Opera Rara and the OAE, and he is senior music staff at Garsington Opera where productions have included Ariadne auf Naxos, Arabella, The Rake’s Progress, Tchaikovsky’s Cherevichki and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mayskaya Noch’.

Albums
'Dreamland' (HYP41)
Dreamland
Buy by post £4.50 HYP41  Super-budget price sampler  
'Rautavaara: Choral Music' (CDA67787)
Rautavaara: Choral Music
Buy by post £5.25 CDA67787  Please, someone, buy me …  
'Thompson: The Peaceable Kingdom & other choral works' (CDA67679)
Thompson: The Peaceable Kingdom & other choral works
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67679 
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Alleluia (Thompson)
At the last, tenderly  First line to The last invocation (Thompson)
Ave maris stella  First line to Canticum Mariae virginis (Rautavaara)
But these are they that forsake the Lord – For ye shall go out with joy  Movement 6 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Canción de jinete  Movement 1 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Canticum Mariae virginis (Rautavaara)
Ciudad sin sueño  Movement 3 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Con la rueda, el aceite, el cuero y el martillo  First line to Fragmentos de agonía, Movement 1 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Córdoba  First line to Canción de jinete, Movement 1 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Cuando sale la luna  First line to La luna asoma, Movement 3 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Die erste Elegie (Rautavaara)
El grito  Movement 2 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
El Tiempo  First line to Meditación primera y última, Movement 2 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Fare Well (Thompson)
Fecit potentiam  Movement 3 of Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Fragmentos de agonía  Movement 1 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Gloria  Movement 5 of Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
Have ye not known?  Movement 7 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Howl ye  Movement 4 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Ikävyys 'Melancholy'  Movement 1 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
La elipse de un grito  First line to El grito, Movement 2 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
La luna asoma  Movement 3 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
La muerte  First line to Malagueña, Movement 4 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Laulu oravasta 'Song of the squirrel'  Movement 2 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Makeasti oravainen 'Slumber sweetly, little squirrel'  First line to Laulu oravasta 'Song of the squirrel', Movement 2 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
Malagueña  Movement 4 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Mass of the Holy Spirit (Thompson)
Meditación primera y última  Movement 2 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Mi hämäryys, mikävyys 'What gloominess, what misery'  First line to Ikävyys 'Melancholy', Movement 1 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
No duerme nadie por el cielo. Nadie, nadie  First line to Ciudad sin sueño, Movement 3 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Our joyful'st feast (Rautavaara)
Quia respexit – Et misericordia  Movement 2 of Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Say ye to the righteous  Movement 1 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Suscepit Israel  Movement 4 of Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Sydämeni laulu 'Song of my heart'  Movement 3 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
The last invocation (Thompson)
The noise of a multitude  Movement 3 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
The paper reeds by the brooks  Movement 5 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Tuonen lehto, öinen lehto! 'Grove of Tuoni, grove nocturnal!'  First line to Sydämeni laulu 'Song of my heart', Movement 3 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
Wer, wenn ich schriee, hörte mich denn aus der Engel  First line to Die erste Elegie (Rautavaara)
Woe unto them  Movement 2 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Ye shall have a song  Movement 8 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
   English   Français   Deutsch