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In this new album, Westminster Abbey rings with the voices of the choir and organ lifted in the great hymns which, familiar to all, are a vital part of our national character and history. The recording brings the experience of Abbey occasions—from royal weddings to state funerals to regular services—into the home.
The singing of hymns has its roots in the earliest days of the Christian church and remains a central part of the liturgy. In the Anglican church, and nowhere more so than in Westminster Abbey, this is a tradition that thrives, and where tunes from the sixteenth century sit happily alongside fervent Methodist outpourings, profound Victorian sentiment, the ‘rediscoveries’ of Vaughan Williams, and arrangements by the Abbey’s musicians of today.
|Brahms: The Piano Concertos|
This attractively priced double set is one of Stephen Hough’s most important recordings. Brahms’s two piano concertos are monumental in scale, impassioned and truly romantic. They require and receive here both great virtuosity and intimacy from th ...» More
|Busoni: Late Piano Music|
Marc-André Hamelin is indisputably the king of Busoni pianists. This generously priced triple album offers most of Busoni’s mature works and the widest selection of pieces from the Klavierübung so far recorded, many of them for the first time.» More
|Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts|
This staggering performance of Berlioz's 'Grand Mass for the Dead' features a force of over 400 performers …» More
|Gounod: The complete works for pedal piano & orchestra|
The Romantic Piano Concerto series reaches 62 and makes an interesting (although temporary) departure: these four works are for pedal piano. Italian pianist Roberto Prosseda, who gave the first modern performance of Gounod’s Concerto for pedal pia ...» More
|Widor: The Organ Symphonies, Vol. 3|
The third volume in our series of Charles-Marie Widor’s Organ Symphonies, performed by Joseph Nolan on the magnificent Cavaillé-Coll organ of La Madeleine, Paris.» More
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Gabriel Brown, George Cooper, Frederick Frostwick, Samuel Grindlay, Seung-Youn Han, Alexander Hill, John Hindley, Alexander Kyle, Siu Oh Lam, Omar Lingemann, Andrew Liu, Daniel Loane, Benjamin MacLean, Hugo Millard, Jordan Mwangola, Thomas Nettle, Antony Perillo, Bede Porter, Harry Shaw, Dominic Stokes, Cottrell van Wingerden
alto: Simon Gay, Michael Lees, David Martin, Benjamin Turner
tenor: William Balkwill, Jim Clements, Mark Dobell, Leigh Nixon, Julian Stocker, Simon Wall
bass: James Birchall, Francis Brett, Jonathan Brown, Julian Empett, Lawrence Wallington, Stuart Young
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|Byrd: The Great Service & other works|
'A very polished and confident performance. Quinney gives equally fluent renditions of the Voluntary and 'Fancie for My Lady Nevell', completing a dis ...
'The Choir of Westminster Abbey revels in the score's complexity, animating the dialogues within its ten-part texture with clarity and conviction ...» More
|Trinity Sunday at Westminster Abbey|
'James O'Donnell proves himself master of two Westminster traditions: the Collegiate Abbey style is as assured as his former 'continental' Cathedral p ...
'This is glorious music sung to perfection' (American Record Guide)» More
|The Feast of St Edward at Westminster Abbey|
'Anglican music can be heard at its best from Westminster Abbey … a varied programme stylishly performed' (Choir & Organ)
'Early notice is served of how well the Abbey's choristers are currently singing … an admirably varied programme, with excellent Hyperion recordi ...» More
|Elgar: Great is the Lord & other works|
'The Abbey Choir … give an excellent account of themselves, the trebles especially singing with the confidence of professional musicianship and w ...
'The Westminster Abbey Choir delivers its organ-accompanied programme with beautiful tonal colour and blend' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
|The Feast of Michaelmas at Westminster Abbey|
'The disc is a splendid and colourful addition to the Abbey Choir's recordings of special services. They themselves are in fine form, sovereign (as be ...
'The choir, atmospherically recorded in the Abbey itself, sings this demanding repertoire with its customary zeal and a well-blended sound, and the pe ...» More
|The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey|
The Choir of Westminster Abbey, under its inspirational director, James O’Donnell, continues its exploration of the repertoire of the liturgy in the Abbey with music for the Feast of the Ascension. The works recorded here represent a wide range of th ...» More
|Mary and Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey|
This disc tells the story of the religious and political turmoil that engulfed England in the sixteenth century, and from which composers of liturgical music could find no escape. They were forced to follow the changing edicts about permitted texts a ...» More
|A Christmas Caroll from Westminster Abbey|
Hyperion presents a delightful and unusual selection of music for Christmas from the Abbey Choir. It encompasses all the diverse themes of Christmas which have inspired composers across the ages: light shining in darkness; the tenderness of mother an ...» More
|The Feast of Saint Peter the Apostle at Westminster Abbey|
Another fascinating collection from Westminster Abbey, recreating a particular liturgical event. This disc contains music one might hear if visiting the Abbey on its patronal feast, that of St Peter the Apostle. The programme broadly follows the s ...» More
|O praise the Lord|
The Choir of Westminster Abbey under their inspirational director James O’Donnell delves into the Abbey’s vaults for this latest fascinating disc. The triumphant mood of the Restoration required much glorious liturgical music, and the Abbey was ho ...» More
|Music from the reign of King James I|
Westminster Abbey has been the focus of British royal occasions for centuries, and the early seventeenth century saw the most dazzling musicians of the age writing music for the Court in all its various incarnations. This fascinating disc presents ...» More
|Tye: Missa Euge bone & Western Wynde Mass|
Individual, unpredictable and startlingly beautiful—this is the sound-world of 16th-century English composer Christopher Tye, a direct contemporary of Thomas Tallis. Henry VIII was an admirer of Tye’s sparse, a cappella choral works, asserting ‘En ...» More
|Music for Remembrance|
Throughout the past century Westminster Abbey has been a focus of national remembrance on Armistice Day. This latest album from its Choir is a programme of memorial music composed in England and France in the shadow of two World Wars. The main fea ...» More