Journey
Paul Phoenix, tenor & Apollo5

Ivor Novello Award winner and double Grammy Award winner Paul Phoenix teams up with a cappella ensemble Apollo5 and orchestra to share tracks on the latest recording from Edition Peters Sounds.

Paul Phoenix, famous as a choirboy, former member of The King’s Singers and founder of Purple Vocals presents some of his favourite tracks, including Nunc Dimittis, the theme-tune from BBC TV’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” which propelled him to stardom in 1979. Other tracks include Pie Jesu by John Brunning and U2’s MLK, important pieces on his musical path. The ‘Journey’ continues with the newly composed folksong arrangement Oh You Wide Steppe on this recording. www.purplevocals.com

Apollo5 has been praised for its engaging and entertaining performances. With repertoire ranging from retro jazz and pop arrangements to classical they are accomplished performers on the concert platform. A part of the VCM Foundation with their home at the Gresham Centre in London, they regularly collaborate with Paul Phoenix. www.apollo5.co.uk

With Andrea Haines, soprano; Craig Burnett, trumpet; Nicholas Riddle, organ;
The British Film Orchestra, conducted by Barnaby Smith


Track listing
1.  Nunc Dimittis - Geoffrey Burgon
2.  Pie Jesu - John Brunning
3.  Child of the Stable’s Secret Birth - Thomas Hewitt Jones
4.  MLK    - U2, arr. Bob Chilcott
5.  Oh You Wide Steppe - Trad. arr. Alexander Levine
6.  Coventry Carol - Trad. arr. Barnaby Smith
7.  On Christmas Night - Thomas Hewitt Jones 


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Journey (EPS002) is available from Edition Peters     
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Carols from Royal Holloway
Festive music and readings for Christmas
The Choir of Royal Holloway, directed by Rupert Gough
With Prunella Scales and Timothy West

The Choir of Royal Holloway is one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain. Its first recording on Edition Peters Sounds brings together the music, atmosphere and ethos of Christmas at Royal Holloway in the Chapel, celebrating with both sacred and secular music. 

The album presents a broad mix of old and new complete with contemporary arrangements of familiar carols and pieces the Baltic states. Several pieces have not been recorded before, including an upper voice setting of William Blake’s The Lamb by American composer George Whitefield Chadwick. New contemporary arrangements include Away in a manger by the Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjeilo. There are three arrangements by Royal Holloway musicians: O little one sweet (by a Royal Holloway choral scholar), Silent Night (by Rupert Gough) and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by a former choral scholar. Also previously unrecorded are original compositions by James Burton and Rihards Dubra.
www.chapelchoir.co.uk


 

Track Listing
1.  O come, O come Emmanuel – arr. John Rutter
2.  Adam lay y’bounden – Howard Skempton
3.  A tender shoot – Otto Goldschmidt
4.  Gabriel’s message – arr. Jim Clements
5.  READING: Softly the night is sleeping
6.  Sussex Carol – arr. David Willcocks
7.  O little town of Bethlehem
8.  Maria Wiegenlied – Max Reger, arr. R. Proulx
9.  Silent Night – arr. Rupert Gough
10.  READING: The Oxen – Thomas Hardy
11.  The Lamb – G.W. Chadwick
12.  Away in a manger – Ola Gjeilo
13.  READING: The Sheepdog – U. A. Fanthorpe
14.  O little one sweet – Alexander Turner
15.  A child’s prayer – Rihards Dubra
16.  Bogoroditsye Dyevo – Arvo Pärt
17.  READING: Christmas – John Betjeman
18.  On Christmas Night – James Burton
19.  O come, all ye faithful – arr. David Willcocks
20.  READING: Christmas Bells – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
21.  Ding dong merrily on high – arr. Mack Wilberg
22.  Sleigh ride – arr. Thomas Trotter (organ solo)
23.  Jingle Bells – arr. Ben Parry
24.  Have yourself a merry little Christmas – arr. Tom Robson

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Carols from Royal Holloway (EPS003) is available from Edition Peters     
from the artists, in select shops and on digital platforms.

 



Fauré: Nocturnes

Daniel Grimwood's recording of Gabriel Fauré's 13 Nocturnes (EPS001), the first release on the label, is available from Edition Peters, on digital platforms and in select shops.

Grimwood relishes the liquid harmonic movement and rich textural elaborations of Fauré’s ruminative, often dark pieces with poise and refinement; even when things get busy, the sound colours are beautiful. 
Stephen Pettitt, Sunday Times

This is an extremely satisfying disc and must rate as one of the finest recordings of these works
Bruce Reader, Classical Reviewer

 

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You can also download the album from iTunesQobuz and Amazon, and find the Nocturnes in sheet music form in the Urtext edition by Roy Howat on the Edition Peters website.

 

To find out more about Daniel Grimwood, visit www.danielgrimwood.co.uk
 

 

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