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NIMBUS NI2712

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LOUIE BELLSON AND HIS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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Nimbus NI 2712

 

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CAMPION CAMEO 2073

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Diversity - Amrywiaeth
John METCALF (b.1946)
Light Music (1997) [11:04]
Alun HODDINOTT (1929-2008)
Sonata (2004) [13:18]
Brian HUGHES (b.1938)
Arithmetical Bagatelles (1999) [9:32]
Jeffrey LEWIS (b.1942)
Night Fantasy (1996) [16:39]
John HEARNE (b.1937)
Solemn and Strange Music (1998) [10:27]
Pwyll ap SION (b.1968)
Emyn (Hymn) [12:10]
Helen and Harvey Davies (piano, four hands)
rec. Ty Cerdd, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 17-18 September 2007
CAMPION CAMEO 2073

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Face to Face
Stephen PLEWS (b. 1961)
The Future of an Illusion [18:11]
Geoffrey KIMPTON (b. 1927)
Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (2000)a [23:02]
Kevin MALONE (b. 1958)
Eighteen Minutes (2002)b [19:42]
Andy Long (violin)a; David Heyes; Dan Styffe (double bass)b;
New World Ensemble/Alan Cuckston, Kevin Malone
rec. United Reformed Church, Macclesfield, May 2006

CAMPION CAMEO 2049 [62:55]

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ASC CS CD45

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Review [DC]

 


Manchester Accents
Terence GREAVES (b.1933)
Rondino for piano and small orchestra (1960) [5:52]
Jonathan Scott (piano)
Anthony GILBERT (b.1934)
Another Dream Carousel (1984 orch.2000) [7:56]
Walter CARROLL (1869-1955)/Eric FOGG (1903-1939)
Seascape: A Children's Suite for small orchestra (ca.1916, 1922-23) [6:59]
John McCABE (b.1939)
Two Dances from 'Mary Queen of Scots' for string orchestra and harp (1975)
Thomas PITFIELD (1903-1999)
Theme and Variations for string orchestra (pub.1951) [13:24]
John MANDUELL (b.1928)
Diversions for chamber orchestra (1969) [15:53]
James LANGLEY (1927-1994)
Four Movements for string orchestra [12:29]
Northern Chamber Orchestra/Nicholas Ward
rec. St. Thomas Church, Stockport, 30-31 October 2000.
ASC RECORDS ASC CS CD45 [68:39]

 

 

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NIMBUS Prima Voce NI 7954/5

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Johann STRAUSS (1825 - 1899)
Die Fledermaus
(1874)
Julius Patzak (tenor) - Gabriel von Eisenstein; Hilde Güden (soprano) - Rosalinde; Kurt Preger (baritone) - Frank; Sieglinde Wagner (contralto) - Prince Orlofsky; Anton Dermota (tenor) - Alfred; Alfred Poell (baritone) - Dr Falke; August Jaresch (tenor buffo) - Dr Blind; Wilma Lipp (soprano) - Adele
The Chorus of the Vienna State Opera, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Clemens Krauss
rec. Musikvereinsaal, Vienna, 22 June, 16-22 September 1950
Die Fledermaus Gala

NIMBUS Prima Voce NI 7954/5

 

 

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NIMBUS NI2513/4

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Review [BBr]

 


Johannes BRAHMS (1770-1897)
Violin Sonatas
Oscar Shumsky (violin and viola); Leonid Hambro (piano)

NIMBUS NI 2513/4

 

 

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NIMBUS NI5414

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Advent Carols from St. John’s
The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson
James Martin (organ)
rec. Chapel of St. John’s College, Cambridge, 18-20 March, 19 July 1994. DDD
NIMBUS NI 5414

 

 

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NIMBUS NI7034

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Review [BW]

 


The Spirit of Christmas Present
BBC Welsh Chorus/John Hugh Thomas
Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards; Huw Tregelles Williams (organ)
rec. no dates given. DDD
NIMBUS NI 7034 [62:07]

 

 

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NIMBUS NI5137

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Review [BW]

 


Thys Yool: A Medieval Christmas
Martin Best Ensemble/Martin Best
rec. Wyastone Leys, Monmouthshire, Wales, 4-5 May 1988. DDD. Ambisonic (UHJ encoded)
Booklet includes Modern English translations but not original Middle English, French and Latin texts.
NIMBUS NI5137 [64:07]

 

 

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SAYDISC CD-SDL417

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Review [Em]

 


Celtic Christmas
Emma Christian (vocal, celtic harp), Arthur Cormack (vocal), Colin McAllister (vocal, bodhran), Julie Murphy (vocal), Robin Huw Bowen (welsh triple harp), Pete Cooper (fiddle, viola), Steafan Hannigan (irish pipes, bodhran, flute), Ceri Rhys Matthews (welsh and breton bagpipes, cittern, chanter), Dougie Pincock (scottish highland pipes, scottish small pipes, bodhran), Dave Townsend (concertina, accordion, vocal).
rec. Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn, November 1995/March 1996
SAYDISC CD-SDL 417 [73:41]

 

 

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Old Christmas Return’d
The York Waits, Robin Jeffrey (lute, guitar, cittern and theorbo), Richard Wistreich (voice)
rec. Forde Abbey, nr Chard, Dorset, February 1992
SAYDISC CD-SDL 398 [50:50]

 

 

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SAYDISC CD-SDL371

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Review [JV]

 


Christmas Now is Drawing Near
Sneak's Noyse (Roddy Skeaping, Lucie Skeaping, Jeremy Barlow, Robin Jeffrey, Mike Brain) with Ray Attfield (voice, hurdy-gurdy, drum), Tim Laycock (voice, concertinas, melodeon)
rec. April 1988, The Meeting House, Frenchay, Bristol, UK. DDD
SAYDISC CD-SDL 371
[53:20]

 

 

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SAYDISC CD-SDL366

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Review [BW]

 


A Tapestry of Carols
Maddy Prior; The Carnival Band
rec. The Meeting House, Frenchay, Nr. Bristol, UK, February 1987. DDD.
Booklet with notes but no texts.
SAYDISC CD-SDL366 [51:05]

 

 

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SAYDISC CD-SDL352

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Review [JQ]

 


A Christmas Cantata.
Geoffrey BUSH (1920-1998) A Christmas Cantata (1947)* [28:34]
Trad Chinese arr. & words by F. R. HADDEN Shiao Bao-Bao*** [3:27]
Trad. Basque arr. Edgar PETTMAN The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came [2:57]
Trad Welsh Ar Gyfer Heddiw’r Bore [1:38]
Trad. Arr. Leslie WOODGATE Silent Night [3:22]
Edward ARTHUR Tua Bethlem Dref **[1:59]
G. HENDRIE As I Outrode This Enderes Night** [1:19]
Trad. Arr. Richard ELFYN JONES Good King Wenceslas** [2:33]
Mair Robins (soprano)/John Macintyre (oboe)/***Michael Bradley (countertenor)/**Michael Griffiths (organ)/Cardiff Polyphonic Choir and*Orchestra/Richard Elfyn Jones
rec. St Augustine’s Church, Penarth, July 1985. DDD
SAYDISC CD-SDL 352 [45:57]

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AMON RA CD-SAR46

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Review [BW]

 


Elizabethan Christmas Anthems
Red Byrd; The Rose Consort of Viols
rec. Forde Abbey, November, 1989. DDD.
Booklet with notes but no texts.
AMON RA CD-SAR46 [59:23]

 

 

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