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METIER is one of Europe's premier labels for contemporary music, with first recordings of many works by major composers from around the world. The "Re-Appraisal series" also includes new visions of classical works, and the Metier World and Metier Jazz labels are self-explanatory!
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SKU 92035
$12.99
Even Such is Time - British Choral Music
Fine modern British choral music by
VOCES SACRAE, directed by Judy Martin,
one of the UK's most respected and sought-after choirs.
Tracks:
Michael Berkeley: EIGHT MOTETS
Amen dic vobis
Ascendit Deus
Beati mortui
Jubilate Deo
Laetentur Coeli
Qui me dignatus est
Requiem aeternam
Veritas mea

Magnus Williamson: MISSA TERTIA
Gabriel Jackson:
I look from afar
O sacrum convivium
Tomorrow ye go forth

Bob Chilcott:
Even such is time
Love
Steal away

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SKU 92036
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Animal Heaven
Songs by British composers (Scottish in fact) with the unusual accompaniment of recorder, cello and harpsichord, performed by musicians all of whom are at the top of their field.

Alison Wells (soprano), John Turner (recorder),
Keith Elcombe (harpsichord) and Jonathan Price (cello)
play:
Edward Harper:
Lights Out

Kenneth Leighton:
Animal Heaven
Sally Beamish:
Four Findrinny Songs
Roger Williams:
Oh! Mr Lear!
David Johnson:
God, Man and the Animals
Lyell Cresswell:
Prayer to appease the Spirit of the Land
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SKU 92037
$23.99
Varied Air: Charles Ives Piano Music (2CD)
PHILIP MEAD in an acclaimed 2CD set of Ives piano music including the two Sonatas (Sonata no. 2 with Helen Brammen, flute, and Elena Artemonova, viola)

Tracks:
Piano Sonata no. 1
Piano Sonata no. 2
Studies no. 2,9, 20, 21,22, and 23
Three-Page Sonata
Waltz-Rondo
Five Take-Offs.
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SKU 92038
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Anthony Powers: Fast Colors
Leading Northern English ensemblePSAPPHA play fine music by Anthony Powers:

Fast Colours
Double Sonata
In Sunlight
Quintet
Another Part of the Island
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SKU 92039
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The Nursery - Songs for Children
Delightful and amusing, these songs for children reflect a time of innocence, and the feeling that all is well with the world.
SANDRA LISSENDEN (soprano) and KATHARINE DURRAN (piano) play:

Thea Musgrave (wds M. Lindsay) -
"A Suite o' Bairnsangs":
The Man in the Moon : Daffodils : Willie Webster
A Child's Prayer at Night : The Cherry Tree
Harold Fraser-Simson (wds a.a. milne):
Halfway Down : Disobedience : The King's Breakfast
Sneezies : Bad Sir Brian : The Emperor's Rhyme
At the Zoo : The Christening : The Four Friends
Missing : Twice Times : Wind on the Hill
Buckingham Palace : If I were King : Lines and Squares
Market Square
Edward German (wds R. Kipling):
When the Cabin Portholes : The First Friend : The Camel's Hump
I keep Six Honest Serving Men : There was never a Queen like Balkis
Rolling down to Rio
Modest Mussorgsky: "The Nursery":
With Nanny : In the Corner : The Beetle
With the Doll : Bedtime Prayer : Sailor the Cat
Riding the Hobbyhorse
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SKU 92040
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Invisible Cities
Sparse, astringent and deeply focused works by British composer Alwynne Pritchard
performed by Topologies (Ian Pace,piano; Darragh Morgan & Chris George (violins), Alan Thomas (guitar), Guy Cowley (clarinet), Bridget Carey (viola) and Betsy Taylor (cello)

Spring
Piano Quintet: Barbara Allen
Nostos ou Topos
Matrix
Kit
Der Zwerg
Der Glucklose Engel
Invisible Cities
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SKU 92041
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Feasibility Studies: The Scottish Flute Trio
The unique sound of the SCOTTISH FLUTE TRIO with Tim Williams (percussion) in superb music - modern yet very approachable and tuneful - from three leading mainstream classical composers and the great jazz-man Django Bates.

Tracks:
Thea Musgrave:
Voices from the Ancient World
Gordon McPherson:
Three Minute Philosophy *
Edward McGuire:
Celtic Knotwork
Django Bates:
Bird Tableau

* this piece is actually 13 minutes long, not 3!
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SKU 92042
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Wind-Up: Music by Fabrice Fitch and Paul Archbold
Awarded "Critics' Choice" in 2001 by Gramophone Magazine, this acclaimed CD is a fine introduction to two very different composers. Performed by top contemporary musicians.

Tracks:
PAUL ARCHBOLD:
Études en mouvement
Peter Hill (piano)
Of Crossed Destinies
Hugh Webb (harp)
Pas de Deux
Bridget Carey (viola) & Peter Hill (piano)
Disenchanted Voices
Francesca Henry (flute), Bridget Carey (viola), Hugh Webb (harp)
FABRICE FITCH:
Commentaire en forme de Prologue sur "Filigranes pour les Frères Limbourg"
Filigranes pour les Frères Limbourg

Ensemble Exposé
Structures en Bronze
Barrie Webb (trombone), Julian Warburton (percussion)
Three Pieces from "Wind-Up"
Peter Hill (piano)
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SKU 92043
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Jane Wells: Occasional Music
The Composers Ensemble play accessible and intriguing music by Jane Wells:

Ultramarine
People and Places
One to Another
Wherever Next
Monday's Child
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SKU 92044
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Richard Emsley: Flowforms
Contemporary music for chamber ensemble, solo piano and solo guitar performed by TOPOLOGIES
featuring Ian Pace (Piano)in works by Richard Emsley:

Helter-Skelter
Flow Form
for piano 2
for piano 3
for guitar 1
"...from the swerve of the shore to the bend of the bay..."
finnissys fifty
The Juniper Tree
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SKU 92046
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Night Thoughts: Music by Justin Connolly
Four major works by modernist composer Justin Connolly:
Sonatina no. 2 (Ennead), op. 26
Nocturnal, op. 33
Tesserae F: Domination in Black, op. 15F
Scardanelli Dreams, op. 37

performed by Sue Anderson (mezzo soprano), Nicolas Hodges (piano),
Nancy Ruffer (flutes), Andrew Sparling (bass clarinet),
Corrado Canonici (double bass), Julian Warburton (percussion)

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SKU 92049
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Scorpio: Music by Nicholas Sackman
Refreshingly different and interesting music from British composer Nicholas Sackman:

Scorpio (percussion & piano -1995)
Matthew Dickinson (percussion); Mervyn Cooke (piano)
Time-piece (brass quintet - 1983, rev, 2002)
Fine Arts Brass Quintet
Cross Hands (piano -2002)
Costas Fotopoulos
Koi (flute quartet - 1999)
Carla Rees, Carolyn Hope, Jane Stevens, Emma Willams (flutes)
Sonata for Trombone and Piano (1986, rev. 1999)
Simon Hogg (trombone), Charles Matthews (Piano)
Wind Sextet (2000)
Carla Rees (flute), Helen Barker (oboe), Emily Sutcliffe (clarinet), John Barker (saxophone), Oliver Fitzgerald-Lombard (horn), Adam Treverton-Jones (bassoon)
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SKU 92050
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Finnissy: Lost Lands
Michael Finnissy's music on this CD derives from Central Asian traditional music and jazz - separate and fused - into a unique sound-world.
Performed by Topologies

Tracks:
Dilok
Delal
Kulamen Dilan
Moon's goin' down
Runnin' Wild
Keroiylu
Lost Lands
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SKU 92051
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Schwarz and Rochberg: "Variations"
Two genuine masterpieces of modern musical literature, played by the KREUTZER QUARTET:

Elliott Schwartz: Bellagio Variations
George Rochberg: String Quartet no. 3
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SKU 92053
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Taking Flight : Music by Sadie Harrison
The first CD devoted to Sadie Harrison's music, receiving rave reviews for the music, the performances and the recording alike.
Performed by top British musicians.

Tracks:
Taking Flight
The Kreutzer Quartet
Traceries
Arcosolia
Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin) and Aaron Shorr (piano)
Impresa Amorosa
Aaron Shorr (piano)
Aster
Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), Nancy Ruffer (flute), Gordon MacKay (violin), Bridget Carey (viola), and Neil Heyde (cello)
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SKU 92054
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Transparent Things
Music for piano, tape and electronics by KATHARINE NORMAN
played by Philip Mead(piano)

TRACKS:

Transparent Things + Bells and Gargoyles + Trying to translate
High Force + In the Stream + Fuga Interna (no. 1 - Opposed Sonorities)
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SKU 92055
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Peter Maxwell Davies: Chamber Music
One of the most influential and important of all contemporary composers, Peter Maxwell Davies wrote these pieces between 1952 and 1987.

Quartet Movement Kreutzer Quartet
Five Pieces for Piano Ian Pace
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Guy Cowley & Ian Pace
String Quartet Kreutzer Quartet
Hymnos Guy Cowley & Ian Pace
The Seven Brightnesses Guy Cowley
Little Quartets, nos 1 and 2 Kreutzer Quartet
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SKU 92056
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No Title Required
Chamber music by Priaulx Rainier and Sadie Harrison performed by DOUBLE IMAGE

PRIAULX RAINIER:
Suite for Clarinet and Piano
Andrew Sparling (clt) and David Carhart (pno)
Five Pieces for Keyboard
David Carhart (pno)
Viola Sonata
Bridget Carey (vla) and David Carhart (pno)
SADIE HARRISON:
No Title Required
Double Image
Three Expositions
Carola Nellinger (flute)
After Colonna
Miriam Mowbury (cello) and David Carhart (piano)
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SKU 92057
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Beginner's Mind - Piano Music by Walter Zimmermann (2CD)
Startlingly individual and deceptively simple: the unique sound world of German composer WALTER ZIMMERMANN appears on CD for the first time in this 2-CD set of his piano music performed by IAN PACE

Tracks:

Beginner's Mind (cycle of 45 sections)
Wüstenwanderung
Abgeschiedenheit
Wanda Landowska
Barn Snail Dance
When I'm 84
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SKU 92058
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Wilfred Josephs - Clarinet Sonatas and Quintet
Among contemporary composers, Wilfred Josephs, who died in the mid 1990s, is a voice with tonal, approachable yet individual style. This fine CD presents three little known but extremely well crafted works which deserve fame.

LINDA MERRICK (clarinet) with Benjamin Frith (piano
and the Kreutzer Quartet play:

Clarinet Quintet, op. 135
Clarinet Sonata no. 1, op. 148
Clarinet Sonata no. 2, op. 149
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