Chaconne Brass Dancing in the Dark
Dancing in the Dark (DXL 1141)
Visionary Quintet Chaconne Brass mark the centenary of the birth of Danish composer Vagn Holmboe with this new CD ‘Dancing In The Dark’ showcasing repertoire from the ensemble's imaginative programmes integrating the brass quintet with technology and improvisation as well as musicians from other ethnicity and cultures.   Aside from Vagn Holmboe's Quintet Op 79, this collection also features the works Edward Longstaff, Richard Baker and Cecilia MacDowall. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Hilary Tann Songs of the Cotton Gras
Songs of the Cotton Grass (DXL 1132)
This highly evocative chamber music and song CD shows Hilary Tann as a reflective and melodic composer, who is at the same time challenging. Her music is a delight and universally accessible - performed here with brilliance and sensitivity by Matthew Jones and Ensemble, also features soprano Elizabeth Donovan. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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North Star
North Star (DXL 1097)
This fantastic collection of trumpet and organ works includes five works from Deborah Callan's growing collection of commissions which receive here their world premiere recording on disc - also includes four solo organ works by composers who have made a significant impact on British composition. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Jazzi Metal
Jazzi Metal (DXL 1087)
John Wallace leads the Royal Scottish Academy Brass in this exciting collection of brass music which draws its inspiration from the vibrant contemporary music scene in Portugual. Some of the pieces contain elements of the jazz vocabulary whilst other explore a wide palette of sounds and textures and much that is virtuosic both in composition and performance. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Light Distance Portuguese Wind Quintets
Light – Distance (DXL 1084)
The Galliard Ensemble's latest CD explores the repertoire for wind quintet of seven contemporary composers - Luís Tinoco, Joly Braga Santos,  Fernando Lopes-Graça, António Pinho Vargas, Alexandre Delgado, Sérgio Azevedo and Eurico Carrapatoso. These sparkling performances, full of the liveliness and skill for which the Galliard Ensemble have become so well known, present these works each with a message of their own, conjured from a wide range of styles and tone colours. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop  
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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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The Fibonacci Sequence Clarinet
Clarinet (DXL 1150)
Distinguished chamber ensemble, The Fibonacci Sequence present their fifth disc in the instrument-led series of recordings focusing on music for clarinet, featuring Julian Farrell. ‘dazzingly good chamber ensemble’ The Times 'no praise can be too high for the Fibonacci Sequence's polished and dashingly committed performances...' Gramophone View Booklet View on the Classical Shop  
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Jeux d'ete DXL 1149
Jeux d’ete – French Wind Quintets (DXL 1149)
One of Britain’s leading ensembles, The Galliard Ensemble, present a wonderful collection of chamber works by French composers Paul Taffanel, Gabriel Pierné, Eugène Bozza, Darius Milhaud and Jean Françaix. View booklet View on The Classical Shop
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Schubert Octet
Schubert Octet (DXL 1145)
One of Britain’s most foremost chamber ensembles, The Fibonacci Sequence perform the sublime masterpiece, The Octet in F by Franz Schubert. Editor's Choice ***** "disc of the year material" Classic FM Magazine, March 2011 "Fibonacci Sequence, one of our finest contemporary chamber music groups, secure their status with a superbly sensitive recording of the fiendishly difficult Schubert Octet. This will remain among the definitive recordings of this masterpiece." Dayton Public Radio, Ohio, USA ‘ dazzingly good chamber ensemble’ The Times' ...no praise can be too high for the Fibonacci Sequence's polished and dashingly committed performances...' Gramophone View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Quartet for the End of Time
Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time (DXL 1133)
Distinguished Chamber Ensemble, The Fibonacci Sequence present the iconic ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ by Messiaen. 'Its dark and solemn beauty is rendered with the sensitivity we've come to expect from the Fibonacci Sequence. Andy Gill, The Independent, Sept '09 "a superlative account of Messiaen's work...played with utter conviction and intensity. High recommended." Gavin Englebrecht, Northern Echo Oct '09 View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Faure and his Circle
Faure and his Circle (DXL 1125)
Featured by the Times as a 'Great British Hope', Kathryn Thomas presents a beautiful collection of flute music by Gabriel Faure and his contemporaries.  Here she is joined by pianist Richard Shaw and guests, Richard Bayliss (horn) and Lawrence Power (viola). "thoughtfully put together and elegantly played." The Guardian "very interesting and very enjoyable, collection of French miniatures...the recording is excellent, crisp and clear..I can wholeheartedly recommend this disc for it is a sheer delight. " Music Web "Flautist Kathryn Thomas plays wonderfully, sporting spry finger technique, sinuous melodic shaping, and a ripe, suptuous tone quality that projects well even in the lowest reaches of the instrument. " 21st Century music. com   View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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The Fibonacci Sequence - Horn
Horn (DXL 1122)
Composed of musicians of international repute, The Fibonacci Sequence explore the repertoire for horn with founder member and renowned horn player Stephen Stirling -features the works of Richard Strauss, Glazunov, Mozart, Koechlin, Nielsen and Poulenc. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Fibonacci Oboe
Oboe (DXL 1121)
Britain’s foremost chamber ensemble, The Fibonacci Sequence spotlight repertoire for oboe by Mozart, Poulenc, Francaix, Alwyn, Elgar, Crusell - features oboist Christopher O’Neal. View booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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