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Our featured new release this week is choral music of the Renaissance from Simon Carrington and the Yale Schola Cantorum. Also featured: The Danish String Quartet playing Nordic folk music; virtuoso clarinet from Julian Bliss; and, a Harrison Birtwistle opera. See these and all the latest releases at ClassicsOnline.

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New Releases for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Choral Concert: Yale Schola Cantorum - Taverner, J. / Bennett, R.R. / Gibbons, O. / Tallis, T. (Sing, ye Birds, a joyous Song)
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Choral Concert: Yale Schola Cantorum - Taverner, J. / Bennett, R.R. / Gibbons, O. / Tallis, T. (Sing, ye Birds, a joyous Song)
Delos: DE3458

Simon Carrington and the Yale Schola Cantorum deliver a program featuring mesmerizing sacred music spanning the entire English Renaissance by John Taverner, Thomas Tallis and Orlando Gibbons. The album's centerpiece is The Glory and the Dream: a substantial and moving choral cycle setting Wordsworth's poetry by the late, lamented Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, and with a significant contribution from organist Thomas Murray. "Simon Carrington draws lovely, beautifully balanced and technically assured singing from his accomplished musicians." - American Record Guide


Other Featured New Releases:


Danish String Quartet: Wood Works Danish String Quartet: Wood Works
Dacapo: 8.226081

The Danish String Quartet, currently the house band at both The Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and the BBC3, try their hand(s) at folk music on this new release Dark Wood. Dropping the sheet music, they play traditional folk songs from small Nordic villages in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Norway and Sweden.
   
Clarinet Recital: Bliss, Julian - Debussy, C. / Francaix, J. / Glinka, M. / Milhaud, D. / Prokofiev, S. Clarinet Recital: Bliss, Julian - Debussy, C. / Françaix, J. / Glinka, M. / Milhaud, D. / Prokofiev, S.
Signum Classics: SIGCD384

Nearly 10 years after his debut recital recording, virtuoso clarinetist Julian Bliss returns with a new program alongside pianist Bradley Moore. Their recital combines great works (and some new arrangements) from Russian and French composers of the 19th – 20th centuries. One of the most talented young musicians of our time, and an enthusiastic and prolific chamber player, Julian Bliss' list of professional honors and accomplishments is already lengthy despite his youth.
   
Birtwistle, H.: Gawain [Opera] (M. Angel, A. Howells, F. le Roux, John Tomlinson, Royal Opera House Orchestra, E. Howarth) Birtwistle, H.: Gawain [Opera] (M. Angel, A. Howells, F. le Roux, John Tomlinson, Royal Opera House Orchestra, E. Howarth)
NMC Recordings: NMCD200

Fascination with myth and ritual characters influenced many of Harrison Birtwistle's works. This opera, based on the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain, contains castles, nocturnal apparitions, evil magical powers and a singing decapitated head.


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