from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 2011
|Howells: Choral Music|
Howells’ ‘Coll. Reg.’ settings immediately set the benchmark for twentieth-century liturgical composition and led to the composer being besieged by requests from cathedrals and collegiate chapels for other such ‘custom-built’ settings. A generous ...» More
|Howells: Choral Music|
A true master and exponent of the British choral music tradition, Herbert Howells' compositions and settings are brought to life in this collection of his secular and sacred works. Performances come from the youthful talents of The Rodlofus Choir, ...» More
|O magnum misterium|
'A gloriously sung collection … captures the tranquil pastoral mood of Christmas Eve. The recording could hardly be bettered' (The Penguin Guide ...
'Polyphony is superb … the most completely recommendable new issue for Christmas I've found so far' (The Independent on Sunday)» More
|A Christmas Present from Polyphony|
'Stephen Layton directs the performances and deserves major credit for the very high standards evident on this compilation' (BBC Music Magazine)
'This is a disc for listening to in peace, after the Christmas Day festivites are over and the visitors have gone' (The Daily Telegraph)» More
'An extremely well-sung traditional carol collection. The concert makes a great appeal by the quality of the singing and the beautiful digital recordi ...
'A model of its kind' (The Times)» More
|Christmas at St John's Cambridge|
'David Hill's Advent programme imaginatively mingles antiphons, carols, hymns and motets. Favourites alternate with relative rarities such as Edward N ...
'This recording holds some of the most exquisite choral singing I have ever heard. They must be one of the finest choirs in England. Not only is the t ...» More
|Epiphany at St Paul's|
Hyperion’s series of St Paul’s recordings is graced by an addition dedicated to music for Epiphany. The programme embraces music from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, from Bach to Bingham, and includes many long-established favourites by We ...» More
|Journey into light – Music for Advent & Christmas|
'This album provides a lovely programme of music. The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge perform beautifully and the album contains a lot of wonderful ...» More
|What sweeter music|
'What Sweeter Music' is a real festive treat, with a sumptuous collection of songs and carols for Christmas—touching on traditional favourites (Silent Night, Away in a Manger), modern classics (The Lamb, What Sweeter Music ...» More