Mozart: Requiem

Hannah Davey (soprano), Sarah-Jane Lewis (contralto), Christopher Turner (tenor), Frazer B. Scott (bass), OSJ Voices, Orchestra of St John's, John Lubbock (conductor)

Mozart: Requiem - OSJCD002This recording, conducted by John Lubbock, uses the edition published by Bärenreiter, supervised by H.C.Robbins Landon. In addition Lubbock has sought to use the publication by Breitkopf & Härtel, which gives the trombones more music to play. Opening this release is Ave Verum Corpus, a fourteenth-century Eucharistic hymn which has attracted numerous composers. Mozart’s version is deeply expressive and haunting, a miniature masterpiece.  More >>

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Fauré: Requiem

Ilona Domnich (soprano), Johnny Herford (baritone), OSJ Voices, Orchestra of St John's, John Lubbock (conductor)

Fauré: Requiem etc. - OSJCD01St John’s Smith Square is one of London’s most popular Classical music venues, the building is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture that has survived fire, lightning, bomb plots and the Blitz. The beauty of the building is matched by an exceptional acoustic. The Orchestra of St John's Smith Square has launched its own record label OSJAlive. The label’s first release is John Lubbock’s critically acclaimed interpretation of Faure’s Requiem performed at the venue in April 2013 featuring Ilona Domnich (Soprano) and Johnny Herford (Bass) with the Orchestra of St John’s and the OSJ Voices. The CD includes the World Premiere performance of John Lubbock’s moving orchestration of Faure’s “Eight Songs”, originally written with piano accompaniment.  More >>

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A Babe is Born: Music for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Côr Cadeirlan Bangor Cathedral Choir, J. Paul Booth (director), Martin J. Brown (organ)

A Babe is Born: Music for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany - WHR046This is the début recording of the mixed choir of Bangor Cathedral, under the direction of J. Paul Booth.  A Babe is Born: Music for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany brings together some popular carols (some sung in Welsh) with some lesser known items, including the world première recording of Ian Higginson's exquisite Balulalow, written for the choir in 2014.  With sensitive organ playing from Martin J. Brown, this album is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas celebrations.  More >>

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O My People

Antiphon, directed by Matthew Cann

O My Prople - WHR038A collection of sublime 20th and 21st century a cappella choral music, including several world première recordings. Recorded in the magnificent acoustic of the Lady Chapel in Exeter Cathedral, UK, works include Elgar’s Lux aeterna, Sanders’ The Reproaches and Whitacre’s A Boy and a GirlMore >>

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