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NMC Recordings featuring the works of
Mark-Anthony TURNAGE   ~   Judith WEIR   ~   John WHITE

NMC D024M Cover Mark-Anthony TURNAGE (b. 1960)___________NMC D024M
On All Fours

Lament for a Hanging Man • On All Fours • Release • Sarabande
Fiona Kimm, mezzo-soprano • Martin Robertson, saxophone • Christopher van Kampen, cello • The Nash Ensemble • Oliver Knussen, conductor
'All four pieces are extremely well played, with Martin Robertson's plangent, mad-tone inflected saxophone audibly at the centre of the sound-world of each, and the recorded sound is vivid' Gramophone
'This CD, combining the intimate and the extrovert is… a valuable introduction to an individual voice of this generation' Tempo
THE WIRE PICK OF 1995
NMC D194 Cover Mark-Anthony TURNAGE (b. 1960)___________NMC D194
UNDANCE

UNDANCE • Crying Out Loud • No Let Up
UNDANCE Band • Tim Murray, conductor • Rambert Orchestra • Paul Hoskins, conductor
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NMC D221 Cover Errollyn WALLEN (b. l958)_________________NMC D221
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Sonata for Cello and Eight Instruments • Four Spencer Pieces • Three Auden Songs • Partita for solo violin • In my craft or sullen art: Goodison Quartet No.4
Paul Watkins, cello ~ The Nash Ensemble ~ Ian Brown, conductor • Huw Watkins, piano • Mark Padmore, tenor • Alina Ibragimova, violin • Mark Padmore, tenor ~ Elias Quartet
“Wallen is that rare kind of composer: genuinely new, a breath of fresh air, someone who takes all of our preconceptions and stands them on their heads in kindly, loving fashion”
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NMC D164 Cover Huw WATKINS (b. l976)____________________NMC D164
In my craft or sullen art

Sonata for Cello and Eight Instruments • Four Spencer Pieces • Three Auden Songs • Partita for solo violin • In my craft or sullen art: Goodison Quartet No.4
Paul Watkins, cello ~ The Nash Ensemble ~ Ian Brown, conductor • Huw Watkins, piano • Mark Padmore, tenor • Alina Ibragimova, violin • Mark Padmore, tenor ~ Elias Quartet
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NMC D106 Cover Judith WEIR (b. 1954)______________________NMC D106
Blond Eckbert       ANCORA

Nerys Jones, soprano • Nicholas Folwell, baritone • Christopher Ventris, baritone • Anne-Marie Owens, mezzo-soprano • Orchestra of English National Opera • Sian Edwards, conductor
'Judith Weir's hour-long chamber opera is a miniature masterpiece. Weir evokes a folk-like setting against the background of the Harz mountains with simple, undulating patterns, endearing in their repetitive naively. But underneath one senses something unsettling… It's brilliantly done, and most economically' London Evening Standard
NMC D137 Cover Judith WEIR (b. l954)________________________NMC D137
The Welcome Arrival of Rain

Natural History • Moon and Star • Heroic Strokes of the Bow • Forest • The Welcome Arrival of Rain
Ailish Tynan, soprano • BBC Symphony Orchestra • BBC Singers • Martyn Brabbins, conductor
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NMC D060 Cover Judith WEIR (b. 1954)_______________________NMC D060
A Night at the Chinese Opera       2CD SET

Frances McCafferty, soprano • Timothy Robinson, tenor • Michael Chance, countertenor • Gwion Thomas, baritone • Michael George, baritone • Adrian Thompson, tenor • Scottish Chamber Orchestra • Andrew Parrott, conductor
'What are those weird, slashing, wondrous orchestral chords? How did she do that?' New York Times
'It is brilliantly funny but alarming, disarmingly simple but rich, tuneful but not nostalgic. The performance is a fine one… one of the most entertaining and approachable operas of recent years' International Record Review
'A captivating musical experience, created by the most individual British composer of her generation' The Wire
THE GUARDIAN PICK OF THE WEEK 2000
NMC D090 Cover Judith WEIR (b. 1954)_______________________NMC D090
Piano Concerto       ANCORA+   2CD SET

Ardnamurchan Point • Arise! Arise! You slumbering sleepers • Distance and Enchantment • El Rey de Francia • I Broke off a Golden Branch • Music for 247 Strings • Piano Concerto • Piano Quartet • Piano Trio • The Art of Touching the Keyboard • The Bagpiper's String Trio • The King of France
William Howard, piano • The Schubert Ensemble • Domus
THE GUARDIAN PICK OF THE WEEK 2003
NMC D196 Cover Judith WEIR (b. 1954)_______________________NMC D196
The Vanishing Bridegroom     2CD SET

The Inheritance • The Disappearance • The Stranger
Ailish Tynan soprano • Anna Stéphany soprano • Andrew Tortise tenor • Owen Gilhooly baritone • Jonathan Lemalu bass baritone
BBC Singers • BBC Symphony Orchestra • Martyn Brabbins, conductor
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NMC D038 Cover John WHITE (b. 1936)________________________NMC D038
Piano Sonatas

Sonatas No.15 • No.29 • No.31 • No.54 • No.55 • No.56 • No.57 • No.75 • No.76 • No.78 • No.86 • No.87 • No.95 • No.104 • No.108 • No.109 • No.121 • No.124
Roger Smalley, piano
'Expressively deadpan, frequently droll, occasionally daft, John White's music is impervious to categorisation, and insidiously enjoyable' HiFi News & Record Reviews
'The recording has considerable depth, but every shade of expression remains clear. Dove Smith's authoritative booklet notes are excellent. An important and long overdue release' BBC Music Magazine
NMC D229 Cover Kate WHITLEY _____________________________NMC D229
I am I say

Viola Concerto • 3 Pieces for Violib and Piano • 5 Piano Pieces • Duo for Vilin and Viola • I am I say
The Multi-Story Orchestra • Christopher Stark conductor • Choirs from Kender, Lyndhurst and John Donne Primary Schools (JD Singers and Community) • Ashley Riches bass • Sarah-Jane Lewis soprano • Shiry Rashkovsky viola • Asher Zaccardelli viola • Eloisa-Fleur Thom violin • Kate Whitley piano • Rolf Hind piano
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NMC D158 Cover Peter WIEGOLD ____________________________NMC D158
Earth & Stars

Kalachakra • Earth, Receive an Honoured Guest • Les Roses • Earth and Stars
Melinda Maxwell cor anglais • Juliet Fraser soprano • Martin Butler piano • notes inégales Southbank Sinfonia • Peter Wiegold conductor
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NMC D213 Cover Ryan WIGGLESWORTH _____________________NMC D213
Echo & Narcissus

Augenlieder • A First Book of Inventions • Echo and Narcissus: A Dramatic Cantata • Violin Concerto • Locke's Theatre
Claire Booth soprano • Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano • Mark Padmore tenor • Barnabás Kelemen violin • RSVP VOICES • Hallé •Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano
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