O SING JOYFULLY – Worcester College Boys' Choir OXCD-136
Evensong is the principal service sung by the choirs of Worcester College Chapel, as well as by choirs across the University. This programme presents a collection of music representative of the typical Oxford Evensong today, recognising its centuries of history and the vast canon of music written for almost every aspect of its liturgy, much of which has links to the University. Directed by Thomas Allery.
ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT – Exeter College Chapel Choir OXCD-135
Directed by Tim Muggeridge
, with organist Bartosz Thiede
, this is the first recording of festive music since it became a mixed-voice choir in 1996, exactly twenty years ago. It is also the choir’s first project that has come to fruition using the resource of crowdfunding. This means that every penny you spent on purchasing it goes directly into supporting the choir’s growing performance and outreach work.
EIGHT SONNETS – David Goode (Piano), Richard Lloyd Morgan (Baritone) OXCD-134
Music by David Goode, Words by Francis Warner. Score and CD available from Colin Smythe Publishers.
More Archive Recordings (1960-76). The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford OXCD-130
To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of his birth next year, Bernard Rose
directs The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
in a selection of mainly BBC Choral Evensong
broadcasts from the 1960s together with extracts from a concert given in Amsterdam in 1976. Also included is a rare opportunity to here the choirs of Magdalen & New College singing part of The Great Service
by William Byrd from another BBC broadcast.
David Gammie plays the organ at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon KBP107
Recorded in October 2006 by Clarity Sound, Cranbrook, Kent to raise funds for the organ restoration fund. Built by J W Walker & Sons in 1912, the organ has 3 manuals and 50 speaking stops. OxRecs is pleased to sell this title on behalf of KB Productions.
Song of Wisdom (St John's College Choir, Oxford) OXCD-131
St John’s first admitted women students in 1979 and in October 2013, the two-thousandth woman matriculated. This milestone has been marked through a series of events in 2014 and 2015 to celebrate, inspire and sustain the achievements of the College’s women, and this CD has been released as part of those celebrations. Including a new anthem written by Richard Shephard
On a lighter Note OXCD-128
Frikki Walker (Director of Music at St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow) plays a selection of mostly lighter repertoire that has proved popular with audiences in the concert halls played in over the years, and particularly at the daily organ concerts in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The Church Music of Samuel Sebastian Wesley OXCD-129
Following on from last year’s release which received many favourable reviews St Peter’s College Chapel Choir directed by Roger Allen have recorded a CD devoted entirely to the works of Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Let there be Light OXCD-127
The Chapel Choir of Trinity College, Oxford
is delighted to release their forth CD on the OxRecs
label. The choir directed by Benjamin Morrell,
is under the professional eye of Ralph Allwood
, previously Precentor and Director of Music at Eton College. On this release the choir sings a varied selection of European sacred music.
BLITZ REQUIEM – The Bach Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Hill
Text by Francis Warner, Music by David Goode. Score and CD available from Colin Smythe Publishers.
Six Anthems (The Choir of King's College, Cambridge) OXCD-123
This CD is the outcome of over a decade's collaboration between three friends: David Goode as composer, Francis Warner as librettist, and Stephen Cleobury as choirmaster.
Anthems and Motets of the English Romantic Tradition (St Peter's College Choir) OXCD-121
The anthems and motets in this collection are representative of the revival in the fortunes of English Cathedral music that took place in the mid to late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Chapel Choir is a mixed voice ensemble of around twenty-five voices and directed by Roger Allen
& David Quinn.
Southwell Splendour 2 OXCD-120
The Nicholson organ of Southwell Minster played by Paul Hale
. The programme which has been conceived for your enjoyment is designed not only to be a satisfying concert in its own right, but to demonstrate how astonishingly versatile this organ is. Everything played on it sounds musical and effective. This instrument is a splendid example of British organ building at its imaginative best.
The Spires Resound OXCD-117
The Queen’s College has a strong musical tradition, and the mixed-voiced chapel choir of twenty-eight singers directed by Owen Rees is recognized as one of the finest such groups in Oxford and Cambridge. This 30 minute CD is available for only £5.00.
Sing we now of Christmas OXCD-115
The third in a series of recordings from the Chapel Choir of Trinity College, Oxford who sing a selection of Christmas favourites recorded in the generous acoustic of Keble College Chapel. Directed by Solomon Lau, with organist Michael Papadopoulos.
Archive Recordings from Magdalen College Choir, Oxford 1906-60 OXCD-116
This anthology of early recordings by Magdalen College Choir
. From the late Victorian period to 1960. Includes material recorded over a century ago on the Odeon label, May Morning from a Pathé Newsreel soundtrack, and BBC choral evensong broadcasts.
Only available to purchase from the college.
St Peter's College 50th Anniversary Concert OXCD-114
to celebrate 50th anniversary of St Peter's College. Featuring the Choir & Orchestra. Programme includes Michael Tippett Spirituals
, Gerald Finzi Lo, the full final Sacrifice
, Elgar 'Cello Concerto
, Vaughan Williams An Oxford Elegy
Only available to purchase through the College.
Following on from the success of their previous CD release, St Mary's Cathedral Choir, Glasgow
directed by Frikki Walker
has recorded a selection of carols.
Tracks include Angels' Carol (Rutter), Ding! dong! merrily on high (Wilberg), and In the bleak mid-winter (Gregson-Williams) who is better known for his soundtrack compositions for films such a Shrek! Order your copy now for next Christmas.
A Year in Wadham Chapel OXCD-112
Directed by Katie Pardee with Organist Julian Littlewood. This private commission features music sung in Wadham Chapel over the year. Includes two tracks played on the 1877 Henry Willis organ.
Organ Showcase (Vol 4)
French Romantic Favourites from Hull City Hall OXCD-110
All the works recorded on this disc were to a large extent inspired by the organs of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. This limited edition recording has just been released and can currently only be only be purchased from Roger Fisher's personal website.
Following on from their recent appearance on BBCTV's Songs of Praise
during the summer of 2010, the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow
have released another CD recording featuring a selection of tracks which demonstrates that they are one of Scotland's finest choirs. Directed by Frikki Walker
Tudor Church Music from Durham Cathedral OXCD-106
Following the success of OXCD-101 [More sweet to hear] Organs and Voices of Tudor England
, this companion CD features the Wetheringsett organ, and uses editions primarily based on Durham manuscripts. A comprehensive 24pp colour booklet discusses issues arising from using material in the original part books and accompanied by this replica organ which is based upon a design and pitch used around the time these works were composed and performed. Durham Cathedral Choir and Durham Consort of Singers are directed by James Lancelot with Keith Wright - Organist.
Let God Arise OXCD-81
The Choir of St John's College, Oxford
. Some ten years after this recording was first made, this CD is available once more owing to popular request. With repertoire from some of the greatest of our British composers (including Parry, Howells, Stanford, Stainer, Wesley), it features a rarely-heard work by Bruce Montgomery, one time organ scholar at St John's. Recently re-released by popular demand.
The Grand Organ of Chester Cathedral OXCD-104
Philip Rushforth, who was appointed Director of Music at Chester Cathedral in 2007, demonstrates his musical virtuosity in a recital which is framed by two substantial works by Healey Willan.
Philip Rushforth plays the Organs of Southwell Minster and Chester Cathedral OXCD-103
With a selection of further items played on the organ of Chester Cathedral, Philip Rushforth supplements these with selected tracks previously available works played on the highly successful Southwell Splendour CD, which is now only available to download.
A Celebration of Candlemas... OXCD-102
directs the Choir of Oriel College,
with organists Alexander Morrison
and David Maw
. The music on this recording represents the liturgical celebrations which take place in College on this day, with elaborate and joyful settings for both Communion service and Evensong.
Organs & Voices of Tudor England OXCD-101
directs the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
with organist Magnus Williamson
. Featuring the Wetheringsett and Wingfield organs as provided by The Early English Organ Project
, Royal College of Organists. A 40-page booklet describes the history and use of these type of organs during the Reformation with both sacred and secular, choral and keyboard interpretations of music performed at the time.
World without end OXCD-100
The Chapel Choir of Trinity College, Oxford commemorates the 450th anniversary of this foundation with a recording of music covering the last four centuries. Directed by Katie Lee, with organist Peter Dutton.
By Purling Streams OXCD-98
Following the success of their previous CD, The Borromini Ensemble (Alan Davis – Recorder, Sarah Westwood – Soprano, Jean Gubbins – Violoncello, Richard Silk – Harpsichord), plays a selection Baroque Pastoral Music from England, France, and Italy.
Service Music of Basil Harwood OXCD-95
A selection of lesser-known Morning Service arrangements are included in this recording by the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Oxford, where Basil Harwood was organist at the turn of the 19th century. Directed by Robert Webb with Peter Parshall (organ).
Deep River OXCD-96
directs the prize-winning chamber choir Oxford Pro Musica Singers
, here featuring Jacqueline Dankworth
for their seventh CD. Feel the Spirit
contains arrangements of seven well-known spirituals performed on this recording with a chamber orchestra, together with other contemporary works by Bob Chilcott and Harvey Brough.
Weelkes' Ninth Service OXCD-97
who is probably better known with the vocal ensemble VOCES SACRAE
, directs the mixed-voice choir at Worcester College, Oxford
. In September 2003, she took up the post of Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The cover design is by local artist Nicholas Mynheer and was specially commissioned for the CD.
Second Thoughts DAS.102-2
The Dartington Trio
, Michael Evans
, and John Bryden
– Piano) perform trios by Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms. But why Second Thoughts
? Because the composers' alternative scoring makes for a refreshing look at these masterworks which are usually performed with flute and clarinet rather than violin) and horn (rather than 'cello).
The Dartington Piano Duo (John Bryden & Andrew Wendon) play duets by Brahms, Schubert, and W Mozart. The recording has been made on Andrew Wendon's Steinway Concert Grand previously chosen by Vladimir Ashkenazy for his CD recordings of the music of Chopin.
Coronation Anthems OXCD-93
The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Oxford directed by Robert Webb, and accompanied by Peter Parshall (organ), perform a popular selection of Coronation anthems recorded during a concert in the cathedral during the summer of 2002.
Scherzi Musicali OXCD-91
The Borromini Ensemble (Alan Davis – Recorder, Sarah Westwood – Soprano, Jean Gubbins – Violoncello, Richard Silk – Harpsichord) perform works spanning the whole period of the Italian Baroque, from the birth of the seconda pratica to the late Baroque of Vivaldi.
La Nativité du Seigneur (Messiaen) OXCD-86
Louise Marsh plays Messiaen from Wakefield Cathedral. Each meditation in the booklet is accompanied by a visual representation depicted by Michael Anderson.
Ystym Colwyn Hall OXCD-74
Roger Fisher plays an all-Bach recital on the Peter Collins organ at Ystym Colwyn Hall, a private residence in the heart of Wales.
Town Hall Organ Classics OXCD-71
Leeds City Organist and Director of Music at the Minster, Simon Lindley plays a selection of popular classics on the organ of Leeds Town Hall.
The Organs of Eton College Vol 1 OXCD-65
Eton Music Scholars play four contrasting organs at probably the UK's best-known public school. Volume 1 features the Snetzler chamber organ and the Hill organ in Main Chapel.
The Organs of Eton College Vol 2 OXCD-66
Eton Music Scholars play four contrasting organs at probably the UK's best-known public school. Volume 2 features the Lewis/Hunter organ in Lower Chapel and the Flentrop in School Hall.
The Organs of Cambridge Vol 2 OXCD-59
An extended anthology of fourteen organs from the City and University of Cambridge. This title was one of four CDs originally released, the remaining three are available to download only. Various organists including Stephen Cleobury, Anne Page, Richard Marlow
. This volume features the organs of Pembroke, Clare & Caius Colleges, and The Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs.
The Organs of Oxford Vol1 OXCD-41
First anthology of eight organs from the City and University of Oxford. Various organists including Stephen Darlington
and James Dalton.
Volume 1 has the last recording of the Sheldonian pipeorgan
which is no longer in use. Volume 2 featuring Christ Church Cathedral, Holywell Music Room, the University Church, and Oxford Town Hall is available to download only.
La Réjouissance, a trumpet ensemble with organ accompaniment plays festive Baroque trumpet music from the French and English courts. Rousing music from Purcell, Stanley, Handel, Lully, Mouret & Charpentier.