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Nicholas MAW   ~   Peter MAXWELL DAVIES   ~   Stephen MONTAGUE   ~   Dominic MULDOWNEY   ~   Thea MUSGRAVE   ~   Peter Paul NASH

NMC D085 Cover Nicholas MAW (b. 1935)______________________NMC D085
Life Studies       ANCORA

Nicholas MAW Life Studies
Richard Rodney BENNETT Spells

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields • Sir Neville Marriner, director • Jane Manning, soprano • Bach Choir • Philharmonia Orchestra • Sir David Willcocks, conductor
'Maw treads a completely resolved path in his Life Studies between Bergian reserve and Tippettte buoyant ecstasy… This is sheeny brilliant writing and the Academy trounces the challenge' MusicWeb
NMC D157 Cover Peter MAXWELL DAVIES (b. 1934)____________NMC D157
Taverner       OPERA

Taverner
Martyn Hill (Taverner) • David Wilson-Johnson (Jester) • Stephen Richardson (Henry VIII) • Fiona Kimm (Virgin Mary) • Michael Chance (Priest/God) • Quentin Hayes (White Abbot) • Peter Sidhom (Richard Taverner) • Fretwork • BBC Symphony Orchestra • London Sinfonietta Voices • His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts • New London Children's Choir • Terry Edwards chorus master • Ronald Corp chorus master • Stefan Asbury assistant conductor • Oliver Knussen conductor
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NMC D118 Cover Stephen MONTAGUE (b. 1943)________________NMC D118
Southern Lament

A Crippled Ghost at Halloween • After Ives... • Beyond the Milky Way • Chorale for a Millennium Sunset • Dagger Dance • For Merce C. at the Barbican • Haiku • Headless Horseman • Midnight Sun • Night Frost Settles on a Pumpkin • Paramell Va • Southern Lament • Something's in Grandma's Attic • Thanksgiving Hymn
Philip Mead, Stephen Montague, pianos • Elysian Quartet • Nancy Ruffer, flute • London Sousa Band • Monica Acosta, voice
'Terrific performances… all well recorded' Gramophone
NMC D018 Cover Dominic MULDOWNEY (b. 1952)______________NMC D018S
Oboe Concerto       CD SINGLE

Roy Carter, oboe • London Symphony Orchestra • Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
'The Oboe Concerto unfolds with precise logic and a sinewy, voluptuous lyricism … the elegance of the writing has a restrained sensuousness' The Wire
'A series of rapt melodic effusions, the 'songs'… trace out a musical path that becomes ever more lyrical and extrovertly emotional' BBC Music Magazine
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NMC D074 Cover Thea MUSGRAVE (b. 1928)___________________NMC D074
Memento Vitae       ANCORA+

The Seasons • Helios • Memento Vitae • Night Music Nicholas Daniel, oboe • Scottish Chamber Orchestra • BBC Symphony Orchestra • Jac van Steen, Nicholas Kraemer, conductors
'Unquestionably recommendable… Nicholas Daniel is a superb soloist' BBC Music Mgazine
'A strongly recommendable disc which augurs well for NMC's Ancora label' Gramophone
'Full marks, then, to NMC for retrieving these recordings from the archives… a warm welcome too to the entire Ancora project… rare repertoire and excellent performances give the project an inspiringly apt beginning' International Record Review
NMC D153 Cover Thea MUSGRAVE (b. 1928)___________________NMC D153
Turbulent Landscapes

Turbulent Landscapes • Song's for a Winter's Evening • Two's Company
Lisa Milne, soprano • Nicholas Daniel, oboe • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra • BBC Symphony Orchestra • Osmo Vanska, Jirí Belohlávek, conductors
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NMC D167 Cover Thea MUSGRAVE (b. 1928)___________________NMC D167
An Occurance At Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge • Green • Wild Winter I: Lamentations for voices and viols
Jake Gardner, baritone • Gayle Hunnicutt, narrator • London Sinfonietta • Thea Musgrave, conductor • Red Byrd • Fretwork • Scottish Ensemble
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NMC D055 Cover Peter Paul NASH (b. 1950)_____________________NMC D055
Apollinaire Choruses

Symphony No.1 • Apollinaire Choruses
BBC Singers • Simon Joly, conductor • BBC Symphony Orchestra • Martyn Brabbins, conductor
'This showcase for the British composer, Peter Paul Nash, reveals on unsung talent of power and originality' The Sunday Times
'The BBC Symphony Orchestra gives a vivid account, while the BBC Singers demonstrate both their own and the composer's range' The Observer
THE SUNDAY TIMES PICK OF 1997
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