For over twenty years, Britain’s foremost recorder player, John Turner, has composed a carol and sent the score as his Christmas Card. Until now just a personal gift to his friends, John was persuaded to record a selection, which has led to this beautiful album. These carols are also available as vocal scores in the book of the same name by Encore...
Tarik O'Regan, A Celestial Map of the Sky HalléHallé Youth ChoirThe Manchester Grammar School ChoirSir Mark ElderJamie Phillips NMC Recordings "The other star player on this recording is the Hallé Orchestra itself, illuminating with passion and precision the bright colours of O’Regan’s immensely enjoyable and refreshing sound world."- Gramophone Magazine
Hallé, Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, Hallé Children's Choir Stephen Bell (conductor)
Graham Bradshaw (Tibetan singing bowl) Bradley Creswick (leader) David Wright (harpsichord) BBC Symphony Orchestra Tasmin Little (violin, conductor) Chandos CHSA 5175 – 63 mins
Dante Quartet Somm Recordings SOMMCD 0160 – 67 mins
Nadine Benjamin (Mrs Waters) Edward Lee (Harry Benn) Jeremy Huw Williams (Ned Travers) Lontano Ensemble Odaline de la Martinez (conductor) Retrospect Opera RO001 – 120 mins
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano) Manchester Camerata Gábor Takács-Nagy (conductor) Chandos CHAN 10929 – 74 mins
Florian Boesch (baritone) Roger Vignoles (piano) Hyperion CDA68158 – 59 mins