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Hamilton, Susan (soprano)

Susan Hamilton (soprano)

Scottish soprano Susan Hamilton specialises in Baroque and contemporary music and is in demand as a soloist working with many conductors including Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Jos van Immerseel, Robert King, Ton Koopman, Paul McCreesh, Masaaki Suzuki and John Butt. She has collaborated with many great composers including Richard Allain, Harvey Brough, Pascal Dusapin, Gabriel Jackson, Witold Lutoslawski, James MacMillan, Peter Nelson, Ronald Stevenson, Bill Sweeney and Errollyn Wallen.

She has performed with many leading European orchestras and ensembles including the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, A Sei Voci, Cantus Cölln, Collegium Vocale Ghent, Florilegium, Flanders Recorder Quartet, Gabrieli Consort, Il Gardellino, Irish Baroque Orchestra, The New London Consort, Ensemble Plus Ultra, The Rare Fruits Council and Ricercar Consort.

Susan has appeared at major international festivals in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the US including the Edinburgh International Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, La Folle Journée, Melbourne, St Magnus, Salzburg and Utrecht.

Susan broadcasts regularly on both television and radio. Her solo recordings include A'e Gowden Lyric, a recital of songs by Ronald Stevenson with pianist John Cameron, Dallapiccola's Quattro Liriche di Antonio MachadoOde to St Cecilia's Day with Philippe Herreweghe and The Walsingham Consort Books with La Caccia.


Bach: Mass in B minor
Studio Master: CKD354Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: St Matthew Passion
Studio Master: CKD313Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Barber & Copland: In the beginning – other choral works
CKD117Download only
Handel: Acis and Galatea
CKD319Download only
Handel: Esther
Studio Master: CKD397Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Handel: Messiah
Studio Master: CKD285Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Knüpfer: Sacred Music
CDH55393Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Purcell: Odes, Vol. 7 – Yorkshire Feast Song
CDA66587Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8Download currently discounted
Purcell: The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs
CDS44031/88CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A nun takes the veil 'Heaven-haven'  
Acis and Galatea, HWV49a (Handel)
Agnus Dei (Barber)
Alleluia: Gelobet sei Gott  
Anthony O'Daly  
Beautiful, my delight  
Come with me, under my coat  
Dona nobis pacem  
Erbarme dich  
Esther, HWV50a (Handel)
Four Motets (Copland)
Four Songs, Op 13 (Barber)
Gloria in excelsis Deo & Et in terra pax  
Have mercy on us, O my Lord  
Help us, O Lord  
How can I stay, when love invites? (Assuerus)  
I rage, I melt, I burn! (Polyphemus)  
In the beginning (Copland)
Kommt, lasst uns gehen in die Stadt  
Let down the bars, O death, Op 8 No 2 (Barber)
Mary Hynes  
Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Bach)
Messiah, HWV56 (Handel)
Now persecution shall lay by her iron rod – Tune your harps to cheerful strains (1st Israelite)  
O ruddier than the cherry (Polyphemus)  
Of old, when heroes thought it base, Z333 (Purcell)
Reincarnations, Op 16 (Barber)
She is the sky  
Since your limbs were laid out  
Sing ye praises to our king  
St Matthew Passion, BWV244 (Bach)
Swifter, Isis, swifter flow, Z336 (Purcell)
The coolin'  
The virgin martyrs, Op 8 No 1 (Barber)
Therefore come they, the crowding maidens  
Thou, O Jehova, abideth forever  
To be sung on the water, Op 42 No 2 (Barber)
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (Knüpfer)
What shall be done in behalf of the man?, Z341 (Purcell)

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