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Julian ANDERSON   ~   Simon BAINBRIDGE   ~   Richard BARRETT   ~   Gerald BARRY   ~   Rupert BAWDEN   ~   David BEDFORD   ~   Richard Rodney BENNETT

NMC D121 Cover Julian ANDERSON (b. 1967)__________________NMC D121
Book of Hours

Eden • Four American Choruses • Imagin'd Corners • Symphony • Book of Hours
BCMG • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus • Sakari Oramo, Oliver Knussen, Martyn Brabbins, Simon Halsey, conductors
'Andersen has become one of the most admired British composers of his generation. Here's why' The Observer
'Beautiful and strongly expressive. Not to be missed' Music Web
GRAMOPHONE AWARD FINALIST 2007 • GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE
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NMC D162 Cover Richard AYRES (b. 1967)_____________________NMC D162
NONCertos

No. 37b for Orchestra • No. 36: NONcerto for Horn • No. 31: NONcerto for Trumpet
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra • Wim Timmermans horn • ASKO Ensemble • Marco Blaauw trumpet • MusikFabrik • Roland Kluttig conductor
'Andersen has become one of the most admired British composers of his generation. Here's why' The Observer
'Beautiful and strongly expressive. Not to be missed' Music Web
GRAMOPHONE AWARD FINALIST 2007 • GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE
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NMC D059 Cover Simon BAINBRIDGE (b. 1952)_________________NMC D059
Ad ora incerta

Four Primo Levi Settings • Ad ora incerta
Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano • Kim Walker, bassoon • BBC Symphony Orchestra • Martyn Brabbins, conductor • The Nash Ensemble
'The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays beautifully, fully cognisant of the weight of the message being conveyed … Required listening if ever there was' BBC Music Magazine
GRAMOPHONE AWARD NOMINATION 2000 • THE SUNDAY TIMES PICK OF 1999

NMC D126 Cover Simon BAINBRIDGE (b. 1952)_________________NMC D126
Viola Concerto

Concertante in moto perpetuo • Fantasia for Double Orchestra • Viola Concerto
BBC Symphony Orchestra • Composers Ensemble • Simon Bainbridge, conductor • Walter Trampler, viola • Nicholas Daniel, oboe • London Sinfonietta • Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
'Beautifully and atmospherically recorded… Lovers of the contemporary English music scene connot afford to ignore it' Music Web

NMC D183 Cover Richard BARRETT (b. 1959)___________________NMC D183
Dark Matter
The Empire of Lights • transmission I • khasma • transmission II • De vita coelitus comparanda • transmission III • Ars magna lucis et umbrae/transmission IV • transmission V • Katasterismoi • Sounds • transmission VI
ELISION • Cikada • Christian Eggen conductor • Deborah Kayser soprano • Richard Barrett live electronics
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NMC D143 Cover Richard BARRETT (b. 1959)___________________NMC D143
Negatives

ne songe plus à fuir • Earth • another heavenly day • negatives • codex I
ELISION
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NMC D117 Cover Richard BARRETT (b. 1959)___________________NMC D117
transmission

abglanzbeladen/auseinandergeschrieben • air • basalt • interference • knospend-gespaltener • transmission
ELISION
'The impressive transmission closes the disc with a tour de force for solo electric guitar and live electronics, using a hybrid sound that mixes acoustic and electric guitar output. Guitarist Daryl Buckley had a hand in devising the guitar timbres that slide effortlessly from dense electronic structures to fast, distorted passages reminiscent of jazz-rock guitarist John McLaughlin' Gramophone

NMC D041S Cover Richard BARRETT (b. 1959)___________________NMC D041S
Vanity
      CD Single
BBC Symphony Orchestra • Arturo Tamayo, conductor
'This CD single presents the biggest work to date by a conspicuously talented composer… The structure as well as the sound world of Vanity is as bold as it is original. A remarkable work' The Sunday Times
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BEST RECORDING OF 1997

NMC D022 Cover Gerald BARRY (b. 1952)_____________________NMC D022
Chamber Music

‘______’ • Au milieu • Bob • Piano Quartet No.1 • Sextet • Sur les pointes • Swinging tripes and trillibubkins • Triorchic Blues
Nua Nós • Noriko Kawai, piano • Dáirine Ni Mheadhra, conductor
'This is the most exciting, most sheerly intense new music to have come my way for a long, long time' Classic CD
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE CRITICS' CHOICE 1995 • CLASSIC CD AWARD NOMINATION 1995

NMC D122 Cover Gerald BARRY (b. 1952)_____________________NMC D122
The Intelligence Park
      Double Disc
Richard Jackson, bass-baritone • Paul Harrhy, tenor • Stephen Richardson, bass • Angela Tunstall, soprano • Nicholas Clapton, countertenor • Buddug Verona James, contralto • Almeido Ensemble • Robert Houlihan, conductor
'It seems an even better piece now than it did 15 years ago: one moment grotesquely funny; the next touchingly beautiful. There is real pathos in some of the characters too, while an air of absurdity is ever-present.' The Guardian

NMC D197 Cover Gerald BARRY (b. 1952)_____________________NMC D197
The Importance of Being Earnest
     
Barbara Hannigan soprano • Peter Tantsits tenor • Joshua Bloom baritone • Katalin Károlyi mezzo-soprano • Hilary Summers contralto • Alan Ewing bass • Benjamin Bevan bass • Joshua Hart speaker • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group • Thomas Adès conductor


NMC D093 Cover Rupert BAWDEN (b. 1958)___________________NMC D093
The Sailor's Tale

Beasts of the Sea • The Donkey Dances • The Sailor's Tale • Two Studies
Alexander Grove, tenor • Flora Mclntosh, mezzo-soprano • Andrew Heggie, baritone • The Creakes Sinfonia • Gary Cheung, conductor • BBC National Orchestra of Wales • The Nash Ensemble • Rupert Bowden, conductor
'A well produced CD and a good introduction to an appealing, quirky composer' Musical Pointers
'A worthwhile introduction to a talented and versatile composer' Music Web

NMC D049 Cover David BEDFORD (b. 1937)____________________NMC D049
Twelve Hours of Sunset

Alleluia Timpanis • Recorder Concerto • Symphony No.1 • Twelve Hours of Sunset
Piers Adams, recorders • BBC Symphony Orchestra • Crouch End Festival Chorus • Jac van Steen and Manyn Brabbins, conductors
'Someone who can combine the shimmering sounds of Sixties texture music with greater consonance than most would dare deserves his place in the sun' BBC Music Magazine

NMC D169 Cover Ed BENNETT (b. 1975)________________________NMC D169
My Broken Machines

Ed BENNETT Stop-Motion Music • Slow Down • Cartoon Music • Monster • for JF • My Broken Machines • Ghosts
Garth Knox, viola d’amore • Paul Roe, bass clarinet • The Fidelio Trio • Decibel • ConTempo Quartet

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NMC D085 Cover Richard Rodney BENNETT (b. 1936)______________NMC D085
Spells
      ANCORA
Richard Rodney BENNETT Spells • Nicholas MAW Life Studies
Jane Manning, soprano • Bach Choir • Philharmonia Orchestral • Sir David Willcocks, conductor • Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields • Sir Neville Marriner, director
'Jane Manning [in Spells] is in splendid voice — try the 'Spell of Safekeeping' — where she is at her wonderful best. Two brilliant retrievals from the fearsome mid-1970s' Music Web

NMC D155 Cover Richard Rodney BENNETT (b. 1936)______________NMC D155
Songs Before Sleep

Richard Rodney BENNETT A Garland for Marjory Fleming • Songs before Sleep • A History of the Thé Dansant • Dream-Songs • Tom O'Bedlam's Song • this is the garden • Voyage • A Song at Evening
Sophie Daneman, soprano • Iain Burnside, piano • Roderick Williams, baritone • Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano • Benjamin Hulett, tenor • Oliver Coates, cello

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