Artist Hyperion Records
Turner, Bruno (conductor)

Bruno Turner (conductor)

Bruno Turner is a British musicologist, choral conductor, broadcaster, publisher and businessman.

The son of a motor spares magnate, Turner went on holiday to Sweden shortly after the Second World War. Discovering that their wall-covering industry was unaffected due to the country's neutral status, Turner realised the potential in post-war England which he rightfully expected would experience a boom in building after the damage it had experienced. On the spot, he bought vast amounts and had them shipped to England. Despite the fury of his father, Turner proved right in his evaluation and the stock was almost instantly sold out. Upon inheriting the company, Turner fully switched the ailing company from motor spares to wall covering, thereby saving many jobs in a depressed part of London. Furthermore, having experienced a brief spell of unemployment in his youth, Turner sought to create a more humanitarian company where a job would be for life and worked and where redundancy was almost unknown. With his cash flow secure Bruno also turned his attention to promotion of the arts as a commentator and writer and as a conductor. In 1977 he created Mapa Mundi, a company dedicated to publishing Medieval music, a venture that again proved successful. Turner was a Catholic choirmaster, a radio broadcaster and active as a conductor and speaker. He is the founding conductor of Pro Cantione Antiqua of London. He has written frequently on early music, performance practice and the rival elements in singing: 'Counterpoint is only one element in the music, there is expression too and you should allow your voice to be coloured and not sing like an automaton.'


Palestrina: Canticum Canticorum Salomonis – The Song of Songs
CDH55095Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Peñalosa: The Complete Motets
CDH55357Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Adiuro vos, filiae Hierusalem  
Adoro te, Domine Jesu Christe (Peñalosa)
Ave regina caelorum (Peñalosa)
Ave verum corpus (Peñalosa)
Ave, vera caro Christi (Peñalosa)
Ave, vere sanguis Domini (Peñalosa)
Canticum Canticorum Salomonis 'The Song of Songs' (Palestrina)
Caput eius aurum optimum  
Descendi in hortum meum  
Deus, qui manus tuas (Peñalosa)
Dilectus meus descendit  
Dilectus meus mihi  
Domine Jesu Christe, qui neminem (Peñalosa)
Domine, secundum actum meum (Peñalosa)
Duo ubera tua  
Ecce tu pulcher es  
Emendemus in melius (Peñalosa)
Fasciculus myrrhae dilectus meus  
Guttur tuum sicut vinum optimum  
In passione positus (Peñalosa)
Inter vestibulum et altare (Peñalosa)
Introduxit me rex in cellam  
Laeva eius sub capite meo  
Ne reminiscaris, Domine (Peñalosa)
Nigra sum sed formosa  
Nigra sum, sed formosa (Peñalosa)
O Domina sanctissima (Peñalosa)
Osculetur me osculo oris sui  
Pater noster (Peñalosa)
Precor te, Domine Jesu Christe (Peñalosa)
Pulchra es amica mea  
Pulchrae sunt genae tuae  
Quae est ista quae progreditur  
Quam pulchra es, et quam decora  
Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui  
Sancta Maria (Peñalosa)
Sancta mater istud agas (Peñalosa)
Si ignoras te, o pulchra  
Sicut lilium inter spinas  
Surgam et circuibo civitatem  
Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea  
Surge, propera, amica mea  
Tota pulchra es, amica mea  
Trahe me post te  
Transeunte Domino Jesu (Peñalosa)
Tribularer, si nescirem (Peñalosa)
Unica est columba mea (Peñalosa)
Veni, dilecte mi  
Versa est in luctum (Peñalosa)
Vineam meam non custodivi  
Vox dilecti mei  
Vulnerasti cor meum