This CD launches yet another Hyperion series. This time we are turning our attention to the rich heritage of music sung in the Anglican church, the English hymn, which has never been systematically preserved on disc. The hymns are recorded by the mixed voices of Wells Cathedral Choir under their director, Malcolm Archer, who has made a speciality of the music and is the composer of one of the hymns. This first CD presents 22 familiar hymns from the 20th century. Composers include Vaughan Williams, John Ireland and Herbert Howells.
|Mozart: Wind Serenades|
'This disc, full of imaginative and musicianly playing, can be firmly recommended' (Gramophone)
'One of the most enjoyable records of Mozart's wind music to appear for a long time. A delight!' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)» More
|Smetana: Dreams and Polkas|
|Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah|
The music in this third Gimell anthology dedicated to Tallis comes from both early and late in his career. Separated by perhaps forty years it is hard to believe they were all written by the same man.» More
|Albert: Piano Concertos|
'As usual for this series, the performances are beyond reproach … one could not imagine a better advocate' (Gramophone)
'Brilliantly performed … an unqualified success … In Hyperion's outstanding 'Romantic Piano Concerto' series this is one of the most success ...» More
|Saint-Saëns: Violin Concertos|
'Hyperion holds a trump card in Philippe Graffin, whose elegant, emotionally charged playing is strongly reminiscent of the young Menuhin (he has a si ...
‘Philippe Graffin is fully equal to [the] formidable technical demands, and also strikes an essential spark illuminating the music’s character and pas ...» More