NEW RELEASES, DEBUTS and NOTABLY FORTHCOMING
To accompany the slow and steady approach of a New England winter, MSR is pleased to present a panoramic array of recordings of great artists in performance of great music.
First up is the debut release of the St. Charles Singers under director Jeffrey Hunt. In Bushes & Briars, they perform 25 American folk songs from the Oxford University Press books. Coming in the door any day now is pianist Robert Cassidy's Pathways in a program of works by Chopin, Debussy and contemporary American conmposer Joel Feigin. Another recording debut is in, this being the New York City Children's Chorus under Mary Huff in Simple Gifts, a beautiful collection of American and British Art Songs of the 20th century. In The Piazzolla Project, chamber ensemble enhake presents Prepárense, a flavorful collection of Piazzolla favorites in all new arrangements by group member M. Brent Williams. Michael O'Connor's period instrument group Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band under the direction of Douglas Hedwig is heard in a smile-inducing program of traditional band music by Thomas Coates: The Father of Band Music in America. Right behind the band comes the brilliant young organist Todd Fickley in the second volume of The Bach Project, which employs the fascinating Hauptwerk system. Heading back to South America, flutist Elena Yarritu in her second release on MSR is heard in Emigrantes, featuring rather sultry flute music from Argentina. Finally, MSR releases its first orchestral SACD, featuring American conductor Lance Friedel and the London Symphony Orchestra in a deeply compelling performance of Bruckner's Symphony No.5. A hybrid disc, it plays as a standard 2-channel stereo disc, but on an SACD player and surround system provides stunningly engineered 5.0 Super Audio sonics. Turn. It. Up.
Stay tuned, and remember to Turn It Up.
FINES FACULTATIS COGNITOS TRANSGREDERE
BUSHES & BRIARS
Folk Songs for Choirs - Books 1 & 2
Edward Bairstow, John Byrt, Edward T. Chapman, Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Donald James, E.j. Moeran, John Rutter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter Warlock, David Willcocks
ST. CHARLES SINGERS
Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Joel Feigin
Debut Recording on MSR Classics
American and British Art Songs of the 20th Century
Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Ernest Charles, Aaron Copland, John Jacob Niles, Ralph Vaughan Williams
NEW YORK CITY CHILDREN'S CHORUS