Stephen Layton Archive
A wonderful new voice on the British choral scene
Sir Charles Villiers STANFORD (1852-1924) = Choral Music – Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Owain Park and Alexander Hamilton, organists / Trinity Brass / Stephen Layton (cond.) Hyperion
Sir Charles Villiers STANFORD (1852-1924) = Choral Music – Trinity College Choir Cambridge / Owain Park and Alexander Hamilton, organists / Trinity Brass / Stephen Layton (conductor) Hyperion CDA68174 (6/30/17) TT: 81:02 ****: A fine recording and performance of Anglican Music by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford What a nice CD from Hyperion, celebrating the music […]
“Northern Lights” = Works of ERIKS ESENVALDS – Sally Pryce, harp/ Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge/ Stephen Layton – Hyperion
Lovely music that lacks only some needed tension for seasoning.
PART: Peace upon you; Morning Star; The Woman With The Alabaster Box; The Deer’s Cry; Virgencita; Solfeggio; Zwei Beter; Tribute to Caesar; Summa; Memento; Alleluja-Tropus; Da pacem, Domine – Polyphony/ Stephen Layton – Hyperion
Simply one of the best Part albums ever made.
A better birthday celebration could hardly be imagined on this terrific disc.
HANDEL: Chandos Anthems = No. 8, “O come, let us sing unto the Lord”; No. 6a, “As pants the hart”; No. 5a, “I will magnify thee, O God” – Susan Gritton, sop./ Iestyn Davies, alto/ Thomas Hobbs, tenor/ Choir of Trinity College/ Orch. of the Age of Enlightenment / Stephen Layton – Hyperion
We have waited far too long for this second installment—Hyperion should finish these excellent recording post-haste.
BACH: St. John Passion – soloists/ Polyphony/ Orch. of the Age of Enlightenment/ Stephen Layton – Hyperion (2 CDs)
This could be my favorite St. John Passion to date—it is certainly the equal to any other out there.
"Nightingale" = UGIS PRAULINS: The Nightingale; DANIEL BÖRTZ: Nemesis divina; SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: “I”; PETER BRUUN: 2 scenes with Skylark – Michala Petri, recorders/ Danish Nat. Vocal Ens./ Stephen Layton – OUR
An essential disc of world premieres that stuns the senses and absolutely delights the ear.
HERBERT HOWELLS: Requiem; Behold, O God our Defender; A Sequence for St. Michael; Chichester Magnificat and Nunc dimittis; Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing; Te Deum Laudemus – Gloriæ Dei Cantores/ Elizabeth C. Patterson – Gloriæ Dei Cantores (SACD) HERBERT HOWELLS: Requiem; A Hymn for St. Cecilia; Salve regina; Gloucester Service; Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing; St. Paul Service; All My Hope on God – Trinity College Choir, Cambridge/ Jeremy Cole, organ/ Stephen Layton – Hyperion (CD)
The Howells renaissance enjoys a big boost from these two superb recordings.
Beyond All Mortal Dreams: American a Cappella – Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge/ Stephen Layton – Hyperion
Can it be true? American choral music given definitive performances by an English choir? Read on.
ERIKS ESENVALDS Works – Carolyn Sampson, soprano/ Polyphony/ Britten Sinfonia/ Stephen Layton – Hyperion
A new name to me and one to keep an eye out for, presented in grand fashion from Polyphony.