We are delighted to team up with Sound and Music to release this collection of works that were recorded between 2004-2006 as part of the Contemporary Voices scheme and are now held in the British Music Collection.
The eight volumes display a huge range of musical styles from choral pieces by Gabriel Jackson and Richard Baker, solo piano works by Tansy Davies and Luke Stoneham, ensemble works by Philip Cashian, Joe Cutler, Graham Fitkin, electro-acoustic works by Paul Whitty and Sam Hayden and electronic sound art by Katharine Norman and Evelyn Ficarra.
All the scores for these works are held in the British Music Collection, an archive that includes over 30,000 scores and recordings from British composers, dating from 1900 to the present day. Sound and Music, the national agency for new music, is working to develop the archive into a 21st century resource for today’s listeners and composers to explore the story of British music. The Collection contains both published and unpublished works, including many pieces that are out of print or hard to obtain. High-profile composers, such as Britten, Tippett, Birtwistle, Maxwell Davies, Cardew, Harvey, Weir, MacMillan, Turnage and Adès, are featured alongside currently emerging or less well-known composers whose work deserves rediscovery.
Through Digital Discoveries, Sound and Music and NMC Recordings hope to make music that has never been released, or that is hard to find, available for composers, performers and listeners to explore and discover.
Purchase all 8 volumes for just £35 PRE-ORDER: Release date 25 November
Over eight hours of music by 28 composers including Richard Ayres, Joe Cutler, Sam Hayden, Graham Fitkin, Tansy Davies, Luke Stoneham, Laurence Crane, Joseph Phibbs, Paul Whitty, Michael Zev Gordon, Geoff Hannan, Richard Baker, Katharine Norman, Andrew Toovey and Gabriel Jackson
Individual volumes are £5.99 (mp3) and £6.99 (FLAC)
Ixion | Elysian Singers Three Strange Angels | CHROMA
Paul Whitty | Paul Newland Richard Baker | Philip Cashian
Andrew Toovey | Laurence Crane Michael Zev Gordon | Joseph Phibbs
Geoff Hannan | Michael Zev Gordon John Cooney | Graham Fitkin
Jonathan Powell | Apartment House New Music Players | Czardas Duo
Vanitas Apartment House
Jonathan Powell | Geoff Hannan | James Saunders Philip Cashian | Michael Zev Gordon
Bryn Harrison | Evelyn Ficarra Martyn Harry | John Webb | Joanna Bailie
Artists: Artists: Apartment House | Stephen Gutman
Ensemble Expose | Catherine Beynon [rout] | Katharine Norman | Evelyn Ficarra
Inigo Alonso Mary Dullea
Jonathan Powell | Mary Bellamy | Luke Richard Ayres | Andrew Toovey | Luke Stoneham
Stoneham | Joe Cutler | Sam Hayden Evelyn Ficarra | Joe Cutler | Tansy Davies
Martyn Harry | Richard Baker Katharine Norman | Paul Whitty | Gabriel Jackson
Sparling/ Myers | [rout] | Apartment House Stephen Gutman
Victoria Johnson | Vanitas Composers:
Composers: Richard Baker | Katharine Norman | Mary Bellamy
Graham Fitkin | Sam Hayden | Paul Newland Ed Hughes | Sam Hayden | Tansy Davies
Alwynne Pritchard | Geoff Hannan | Gabriel Jackson Paul Whitty