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And here are the most recent new releases from Hyperion …
Celestial Dawn is a joyous second album on Signum Classics from Pembroke College Girls' Choir and conductor Anna Lapwood. In barely four years this choir has established itself as one of the leading girls' choirs in the country, and their new programme of contemporary works (many here recorded for the first time) encompasses jazz idioms alongside more conventional works in performances of uninhibited honesty. Established at the pinnacle of their kind for rather longer, of course, The King's Singers also have a new album out—a fourth instalment in their series The Library with eight more of their trademark close-harmony renditions.
1equalmusic this month brings us a 'remastered Jubilee Edition' of Antony Pitts's Jerusalem-Yerushalayim. Performed by Tonus Peregrinus and others, the work is an extraordinary musical cross between Handel’s Messiah, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and classic rock anthems, telling simply but powerfully the Old Testament story of Jerusalem in modern English with ancient Hebrew names for familiar Biblical characters and places.
A new release from the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington and conductor Gianandrea Noseda (on the orchestra's own label) brings us George Walker's Sinfonia No 4, the first in a series to be issued over the coming months and marking the centenary of the composer's birth.
Andrew Arthur and The Hanover Band have made a rollicking new recording of four Bach Harpsichord Concertos. Captured here in resplendent sound, these works set the scene for what was to become the 'piano concerto' and remain firm favourites of the Baroque repertoire. Also on Signum Classics we have Church bells beyond the stars, a recital of inexplicably neglected (four of the five works have never before been recorded) organ works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries performed by Norman Harper on the organ of St George's Metropolitan Cathedral, Southwark.
Violinist Charlie Siem has recorded the Beethoven Violin Concerto along with the composer's two 'romances' for violin and orchestra. Perhaps rather ahead of its time, the concerto had to await its 1844 Mendelssohn/Joachim revival (some four decades after its first performance) before truly entering the repertoire. For this new Signum recording, Oleg Caetani conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra.