RECORDINGS

Presteigne Premieres
Music by Sally Beamish, Michael Berkeley, Martin Butler, Joe Duddell, Christopher Gunning, Thomas Hyde, David Matthews, Matthew Taylor, Huw Watkins, Adrian Williams and Hugh Wood

Amy Dickson saxophone ∙ Rebecca Afonwy-Jones mezzo soprano ∙ Katherine Baker flute ∙ Suzy Willison-Kawalec harp
Presteigne Festival Orchestra · George Vass conductor
Recorded: August 2020
St Barnabas, Ealing, London

Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto,
Six Humoresques
Nors S Josephson Celestial Voyage

Fenella Humphreys violin
BBC National Orchestra of Wales · George Vass conductor
Recorded: January, February 2020
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

James Francis Brown
The Heavens and the Heart, Trio Concertante, Clarinet Concerto

Benjamin Nabarro violin · Rachel Roberts viola · Gemma Rosefield cello
Catriona Scott clarinet · The Choir of Royal Holloway
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: February 2017
St Augustine’s, Kilburn, London

Thomas Hyde
That Man Stephen Ward

Damian Thantrey baritone
Nova Music Opera Ensemble · George Vass conductor
Recorded: June 2016
St John the Evangelist, Oxford

Michael Hurd
The Aspern Papers

Owen Gilhooly baritone · Pippa Goss soprano
Clare McCaldin mezzo · Louise Winter mezzo
Ulster Orchestra · George Vass conductor
Recorded: September 2011, Ulster Hall, Belfast

Oboe Concertos by John Joubert, Kenneth Leighton and John McCabe

Jinny Shaw oboe
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: November 2011
St Silas-the-Martyr, London

Stephen McNeff
Madrigali Dell’Estate

Clare McCaldin mezzo
Orchestra Nova Ensemble · George Vass conductor
Recorded: October 2012
Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex

 
David Matthews
Piano Concerto

Laura Mikkola piano
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: October 2013
Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School, Kent

Cecilia McDowall
Shipping Forecast and other works

Jeremy Huw Williams baritone · Tamas Kocsis violin
Madeleine Easton violin · Andrew Hobday narrator
Kathryn Thomas and Joanna Shaw flutes
Merton College Choir, Oxford · Ulster Orchestra
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: September 2011, Ulster Hall, Belfast
February 2012, St Silas-the-Martyr, London

John McCabe
Les Martinets Noirs, Rainforest I, Rainforest II

Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo violins
Angela Whelan trumpet
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: February 2012
Henry Wood Hall, London

Joseph Holbrooke Aucassin and Nicolette
Richard Rodney Bennett Country Dances

Amy Dickson saxophone
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: May/June 2011
Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

William Mathias Piano Concertos 1 and 2
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia

Mark Bebbington piano
Ulster Orchestra · George Vass conductor
Recorded: May 2011
Ulster Hall, Belfast

Michael Hurd
The Widow of Ephesus 

Pippa Goss soprano · Louise Winter mezzo
Michael Bundy baritone/narrator
Orchestra Nova · City of Canterbury Chamber Choir
George Vass conductor
Recorded: October 2010
Henry Wood Hall, London

Lydia Kakabadse
The Phantom Listeners

Kit Hesketh-Harvey narrator · Michael Bundy baritone
Emma Brain-Gabbott soprano · Clare McCaldin mezzo
Instrumental Ensemble · George Vass conductor
Recorded: February 2010
St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London

David Matthews
Violin and Oboe concertos

Philippe Graffin violin · Nicholas Daniel oboe
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: April 2010, St Jude-on-the-Hill, London
July 2010, The Lighthouse, Poole

Edward Elgar
Concert Allegro

Iain Farrington piano
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: July 2010
The Lighthouse, Poole

Paul Patterson
Concertos for violin, viola and cello

Tamas Andras violin · Sarah-Jane Bradley viola
Alice Neary cello
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: April and July 2010
St Jude-on-the-Hill, London

Joseph Holbrooke
Cello Concerto, Symphony No 4

Raphael Wallfisch cello
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: April 2010, The Friary, Liverpool
May 2010, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

Sir Donald Tovey
The Bride of Dionysus

Sally Silver soprano · Yvonne Fontane mezzo
Robert Johnston tenor · Michael Bundy baritone
Belfast Philharmonic Choir
Ulster Orchestra · George Vass conductor
Recorded: May 2009
Ulster Hall, Belfast

Cecilia McDowall
Laudate, Radnor Songs, Five Seasons

Rachel Nicholls soprano · Katherine Allen
City of Canterbury Chamber Choir
Ilid Jone oboe · Suzanne Kawalec harp
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: February 2008, St Clement’s, Sandwich February 2009, St Jude-on-the-Hill, London

Cecilia McDowall
Stabat Mater, On Angel’s Wing, Latin Motets

Charlotte Mobbs soprano · Eamonn Dougan baritone
City of Canterbury Chamber Choir
St Catherine Singers, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls School
South Hampstead High School Singers
Gretel Dowdeswell piano · Nigel Shipway percussion
Orchestra Nova · George Vass,conductor
Recorded: March 2007, St Giles, Cripplegate, London

David Matthews
From Sea to Sky, The Sleeping Lord, Aubade

Gillian Keith and Rachel Nicholls soprano
Lucie Spickova mezzo · Ruth Bolister oboe
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: February 2007
Henry Wood Hall, London

British Viola concertos by David Matthews, Alwyn, Holst, McCabe and Maconchy

Sarah-Jane Bradley viola
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: July/August 2006
Town Hall, Watford

Sir Donald Tovey
Cello Concerto

Alice Neary cello
Ulster Orchestra · George Vass conductor
Recorded: May 2006
Ulster Hall, Belfast

Sir Donald Tovey
Symphony in D

Malmö Opera Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: May 2005
Malmö, Sweden

SUSIE SELF
Symphony No 2 

Susie Self mezzo soprano
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
George Vass conductor
Recorded: November 2005
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Cecilia McDowall
Seraphim, Dance the Dark Streets

Paul Archibald trumpet · Nicola Eimer piano
Amy Dickson saxophone · Freya Ritts-Kirby violin
Benjamin Griffiths double bass
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: March/April 2005
St Giles Cripplegate, London

Cecilia McDowall
Magnificat, Ave maris stella, Christus natus 

Rachel Nicholls soprano · Frances Bourne mezzo
Parmiter’s Senior Singers · Canterbury Chamber Choir
Sally Pryce harp
Orchestra Nova · George Vass conductor
Recorded: May 2004
St Giles Cripplegate, London