Hyperion Records

November 2014 Releases
A glorious new Bach Mass in B minor is our Record of the Month for November 2014. Relative newcomers, the singers and instrumentalists of Arcangelo have quickly carved out an enviable reputation; for this fifth Hyperion recording director Jonathan Cohen has co-opted soloists Lydia Teuscher, Ida Falk Winland, Tim Mead, Samuel Boden and Neal Davies. Two further choral releases explore rather more arcane corners of the repertoire: The Brabant Ensemble and Stephen Rice have recorded the Brumel Missa de beata virgine (this plainsong-infused Mass being joined by four motets), while Royal Holloway Choir explores a varied selection of Hymns to Saint Cecilia from Elgar to MacMillan under the direction of Rupert Gough.

Thrilling new keyboard recordings this month: from piano legend Marc-André Hamelin we have wonderfully introspective Debussy Images & Préludes II, award-winning harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has recorded the complete Rameau Pièces de clavecin, and Danny Driver compellingly performs the Schumann Novelletten & Nachtstücke (the former being the composer's longest, but least known, piano cycle and regarded by Schumann as one of his finest works).

Re-issued this month are the perennially popular European Light Music Classics from Ronald Corp and the New London Orchestra, and the opulent Palestrina Missa Hodie Christus natus est, recorded in 2003 by Westminster Cathedral Choir.

'Bach: Mass in B minor' (CDA68051/2)
Bach: Mass in B minor
CDA68051/2  RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs  
'Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & motets' (CDA68065)
Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & motets
CDA68065 
'Debussy: Images & Préludes II' (CDA67920)
Debussy: Images & Préludes II
CDA67920 
'Hymns to Saint Cecilia' (CDA68047)
Hymns to Saint Cecilia
CDA68047 
'Rameau: Pièces de clavecin' (CDA68071/2)
Rameau: Pièces de clavecin
CDA68071/2  2CDs  
'Schumann: Novelletten & Nachtstücke' (CDA67983)
Schumann: Novelletten & Nachtstücke
CDA67983 
'European Light Music Classics' (CDH55477)
European Light Music Classics
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99 CDH55477  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est & other sacred music' (CDH55367)
Palestrina: Missa Hodie Christus natus est & other sacred music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99 CDH55367  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
On other labels
'Chopin: Preludes' (CKD475)
Chopin: Preludes
CKD475  RECORD OF THE MONTH  
'Four Temperaments' (BKD487)
Four Temperaments
BKD487 
'Gibbons: Consorts for viols' (BKD486)
Gibbons: Consorts for viols
BKD486 
'Tavener: Ypakoë & other works' (CKD492)
Tavener: Ypakoë & other works
CKD492 
'Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems' (CKD427)
Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems
CKD427 
'Guiomar Novaes – The complete published 78-rpm recordings' (APR6015)
Guiomar Novaes – The complete published 78-rpm recordings
APR6015  2CDs for the price of 1  
 
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