Michael's Farewell
Michael’s Farewell (DXL 1039)
John Wallace and Andrew Powell showcase the contemporary repertoire for trumpet and live electronics on this exciting disc of works by Stockhausen and his pupils. "This enterprising disc is the ideal showcase for the more experimental side of trumpeter John Wallace's exceptional talents. He gives characterful, committed performances displaying all manner of weird and wonderful techniques through the wide-ranging demands of these pieces." BBC Music Magazine, November 2002 "The distinguished international trumpeter John Wallace is on top form with the four contrasting works .... John Wallace's performance is excellent throughout and I have nothing but praise for this enterprising CD." Musician Magazine, March 2003 View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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McDowall - Piper's Dream
Cecilia McDowall – Piper’s Dream (DXL 1033)
Piper's Dream is the premier CD recording of Cecilia McDowall's fresh and witty chamber works for flute, piano and wind ensemble. "Cecilia McDowall's music has great depth and charm. She is a highly skilled and inspired composer." Sir James Galway "a brilliant aural palette" David Sonin, CD of the Week - The Ham and High "Performances are as polished as they are sympathetic; the sound is admirably real. A most attractive collection."Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone, October 2002 "Cecilia McDowall is clearly a thoroughly useful composer.... In general these are enjoyable performances, well recorded, of some likeable music." BBC Music Magazine, September 2002.   View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Birtwistle Refrains and Chorus
Refrains and Choruses (DXL 1019)
Formed in 1993, The Galliard Ensemble have a stunning reputation for their performances and recordings of contemporary works. Joining them here for this collection of chamber works by Sir Harrison Birtwistle is acclaimed pianist Richard Shaw. "A brisk, bracing, bravura Birtwistle recital from a young ensemble of considerable merit." Gramophone, November 2001 * Critics Choice 2001 - Gramophone * * Critics Choice 2001 - BBC Music Magazine * * CD of the Week - The OBSERVER * View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Stephen Wilklinson Dover Beach
Dover Beach (DXL 1148)
Premier recording of a cappella choral works by much-loved conductor of BBC Northern Singers Stephen Wilkinson.  Dover Beach presents five short a cappella works interspersed with five arrangements of folk-songs, one each from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Trumpet Masterpieces
Trumpet Masterpieces (DXL 1109)
'Corner stones' of the trumpet repertoire with the works of Hindemith, Martinu, Ravel, Enescu, Hansen and Pilss recorded by internationally and highly versatile trumpeter, James Watson accompanied by pianist Simon Wright. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Opus Number Zoo
Opus Number Zoo (DXL 1025)
Following their award winning disc of the music of Harrison Birtwistle, the Galliard Ensemble present this exciting new collection of twentieth century wind quintets - includes the premier recording of Carrapatoso's Five Elegies. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop  
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