Signum Classics

Dorothy Howell Orchestral Signum SIGCD763

Howell: Orchestral Works (Signum Classics)

Excellent performances of a raft of previously unheard Dorothy Howell scores though Lamia eclipses them all [JW]

Puccini Symphonic Suites Rizzi Signum SIGCD778

Puccini: Symphonic Suites (Signum Classics)

Newly edited Puccini operatic suites receive glowing performances [PCG]

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Jenkins: The Armed Man (Signum Classics)

An arrangement for smaller forces that still makes as much impact [DJB]

A te Puccini Gheorghiu Signum SIGCD780

Angela Gheorghiu: A Te, Puccini (Signum Classics)

Not my cup of tea – in spite of some sensitive, nuanced singing, Gheorghiu’s vibrato is now too much to stomach [GF]

Noel Coward and Friends: A Most Marvellous Party (Signum Classics)

What an absolutely splendid party! Darling, I couldn’t have liked it more [PT]

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New Millenium (Signum Classics)

Anyone who cares about the role of music in the liturgy today should hear this disc [JQ]

Palimpsest Saxophone and Choir Signum SIGCD766

Palimpsest: New Works from Old for Saxophone and Choir (Signum Classics)

Provocative and substantial listening fare. No dearth of grace or awe [RB]

The King’s Singers (ensemble): Wonderland (Signum Classics)

Challenging works commissioned and inimitably performed by the King’s Singers [LW]

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Advent Live Vol. 3 (Signum Classics)

Andrew Nethsingha’s farewell to St John’s – a beautiful disc and a culminating celebration [ST]

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Advent Live Vol. 3 (Signum Classics)

A varied and very enjoyable programme of music for Advent [JQ]

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Bach & MacMillan: Motets & Sacred Songs (Signum)

Imaginative and technically stunning singing from this outstanding chamber choir [GPJ]

Bach, MacMillan: Motets & Sacred Songs (Signum Classics)

A very rewarding disc [JQ]

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Brescianello: Opus 1 Libro Secondo (Signum Classics)

Brescianello’s chamber music I have heard confirms his qualities. I am looking forward to the next volumes [JV]

Roth: The Traveller, Earth and Sky (Signum Classics)

A welcome addition to the representation on disc of Alec Roth’s music [JQ]

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Mahler: Lieder (Signum Classics)

An exceptionally fine Mahler recital [JQ]

Forqueray: Jupiter (Signum Classics)

(Déjà Review) The arrangements are interesting, the music delightful and melodically satisfying [KM]

Mahler: Lieder (Signum Classics)

Followers of Dame Sarah Connolly will no doubt derive a lot of pleasure from this issue, but I wish she had recorded it a couple of years earlier [GF]

Respighi: Orchestral Works (Signum Classics)

Revival of a collection of appealing, less familiar Respighi [SV]

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Magnificat 3 (Signum Classics)

A rather special disc [JQ]

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Ferrabosco: Music to Hear … (Signum Classics)

A beautifully played selection of pieces from Ferrabosco’s Lessons of 1609 which should be on the shelves of all who love the viol [GPu]

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McDowall: Da Vinci Requiem (Signum Classics)

A prominent composer of vocal and choral music represented by performances of two fine, serious works [WH]

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Anthems for the 21st Century (Signum Classics)

(Déjà Review) A most stimulating collection and it is hard to imagine that it could be performed better [JQ]

Reade: A Celebration (Signum Classics)

Kindly lyricism … easily assimilated, easily enjoyed [RB]

Brahms: The Sextets (Signum Classics)

(Déjà Review) Few performances are fresher [CC]