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  • producing high quality recordings of outstanding work by British composers
  • working with leading artists and ensembles
  • promoting these recordings to expand worldwide audiences for contemporary music
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Hugh Wood - Wild Cyclamen

Hugh Wood - Wild Cyclamen is released on NMC Recordings on CD and various download formats. Pre-order here: http://nmcshop.co.uk/buy/wild-cyclamen-0/ Composer Hugh Wood is known for his powerfully communicative and lyrical music and this latest release presents a selection of songs spanning his career. They are set to poems by DH Lawrence, Robert Graves, Laurie Lee and Lawrence Durrell, exploring themes of youth, love, lust and longing. Wild Cyclamen (2006) – a song-cycle from twelve individual, unrelated poems by Robert Graves – depicts the rise and fall of a love affair. Hugh Wood explains: “Graves wrote no such cycle but I’ve dared to construct one. It doesn’t achieve too strong a story-line, but the songs are meant to be sung in a fixed order”. NMC D201 Tracklisting: 1 - 5 Laurie Lee Songs 6 - 10 DH Lawrence Songs 11 - 16 The Isles of Greece 17 - 28 Wild Cyclamen ------------------------- NMC Recordings is a record label and registered charity (no. 328052), established in 1989 to record and promote the best in British contemporary classical music. -------------------------

Next Wave Retrospective

From Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival the Next Wave composers discuss their involvement in the project. In partnership with Sound and Music, this collection of commissions features works by 12 composers studying in Higher Education. All 12 pieces were recorded in August at Surrey University, and workshops and mentoring sessions took place across the summer. All 12 works are available as a download album: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/next-wave

Richard Watkins performs Sea Eagle (Music for Horn)

This recording is performed by Richard Watkins and is released on NMC Recordings on CD and various download formats. Pre-order here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/sea-eagle-music-horn Richard Watkins is one of the most sought-after horn players of his generation. He was Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra for twelve years, and is currently a member of the Nash Ensemble and a founder member of London Winds. Richard is joined on this recording by a stellar line-up of chamber musicians, including Paul Watkins and Huw Watkins for an unusual combination of horn, cello and piano (C Matthews & Holloway), and tenor Mark Padmore to present the unmistakable soundworld of Gerald Barry. NMC D203 Tracklisting: 1 - 3. Peter Maxwell Davies: Sea Eagle 4. Gerald Barry: Jabberwocky 5 - 7. Colin Matthews: Three of a Kind 8. Huw Watkins: Trio 9 - 10. David Matthews: Quintet for Horn and Strings (live recording) 11. Mark-Anthony Turnage: Prayer for a great man 12 - 13. Robin Holloway: Trio for Horn, Cello and Piano ------------------------- NMC Recordings is a record label and registered charity (no. 328052), established in 1989 to record and promote the best in British contemporary classical music. -------------------------

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Weiwei Jin

Weiwei Jin talks about her experience on the Next Wave programme. Her piece 'Sterna Paradisaea, Returning' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Eugene Birman on Next Wave

Eugene Birman talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'The winter desert of my silences' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Barnaby Hollington on Next Wave

Barnaby Hollington talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'Velvet Revolution' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Maya Verlaak on Next Wave

Maya Verlaak talks about her experience on the Next Wave programme. Her piece 'All Verlaak's Music is Alouette' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Ryan Latimer In Next Wave

Ryan Latimer talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'Moby Dick' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Michael Cutting on Next Wave

Michael Cutting talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'I AM A STRANGE LOOP III' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Ji Sun Yang on Next Wave

Ji Sun Yang talks about her experience on the Next Wave programme. Her piece 'KAIROI' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Oliver Christoph Leith on Next Wave

Oliver Christoph Leith talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'hand coloured' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Edwin Hillier on Next Wave

Edwin Hillier talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'hibeh' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Download the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Georgia Rodgers on Next Wave

Georgia Rodgers talks about her experience on the Next Wave programme. Her piece 'partial filter' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Download the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Paul McGuire on Next Wave

Paul McGuire talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'Panels' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Download the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Charlotte Bray: At the Speed of Stillness

Charlotte Bray: At the Speed of Stillness Extract from track 1: At the Speed of Stillness Available on NMC as CD or download: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/speed-stillness 'At the Speed of Stillness' is part of the NMC Debut Discs series. Find out more: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/debut-discs

Ben Gaunt on Next Wave

Ben Gaunt talks about his experience on the Next Wave programme. His piece 'Filling Rubin's Vase' is available on the Next Wave album featuring: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

Next Wave Trailer

In partnership with Sound and Music, this collection of commissions features works by 12 composers studying in Higher Education. All 12 pieces were recorded in August at Surrey University, and workshops and mentoring sessions took place across the summer. All 12 works are available as a download album only including: 1. Weiwei Jin: Sterna Paradisaea, Returning 2. Maya Verlaak: All Verlaak's Music is Alouette 3. Eugene Birman: The winter desert of my silences 4. Edwin Hillier: hibeh 5. Ji Sun Yang: KAIROI 6. Georgia Rodgers: partial filter 7. Ben Gaunt: Filling Rubin's Vase 8. Michael Cutting: I AM A STRANGE LOOP III 9. Oliver Christophe Leith: hand coloured 10. Barnaby Hollington: Velvet Revolution 11. Paul McGuire: Panels 12. Ryan Latimer: Moby Dick Artists: London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg, Sarah Nicolls, Oren Marshall, Garry Walker, Sound Intermedia Purchase the album here: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/next-wave

John Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem

John Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem Extract from track 16: Akhmatova Requiem: XV http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/akhmatova-requiem Release date: 29 September 2014

Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest

Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest Extract from Act II: Jack: ‘And this is what you call Bunburying!?’ http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/importance-being-earnest Release date: 22 September 2014

Helen Grime: Night Songs

Helen Grime: Night Songs Extract from track 1: Virga NMC D199 - Debut Discs series http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/night-songs Available 22 September 2014

Judith Weir: The Vanishing Bridegroom

Judith Weir The Vanishing Bridegroom Extract from Track 1 - The Inheritance: The Deathbed NMC D196 Out 21 July 2014 http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/vanishing-bridegroom

Ben Foskett - Dinosaur

Ben Foskett - Dinosaur Cinq Chansons à Hurle-Vent - Track 1: Emily NMC D195 http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/dinosaur Release Date 23 June 2014

Larry Goves - Just stuff people do

Larry Goves Things that are blue, things that are white and things that are black. - Extract from tack 1: Things that are blue... http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/just-stuff-people-do

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