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NMC D099 Cover LUCIFER__________________________________NMC D099
Diana BURRELL Gold • Geoffrey POOLE Lucifer • Nicholas SACKMAN Meld       CD SINGLE

Philip Mead, piano • RNCM Brass Ensemble • James Gourlay, conductor
'Lucifer may have bagged the headline on this new disc, but the presiding angel is Philip Mead, a comet-playing pianist who finds his wings beating in two camps… The performances, under James Gourlay's alert direction, are exemplary - the RNCM Brass Ensemble at the top of its game' BBC Music Magazine
NMC D025 Cover JANE MANNING: SOPRANO_________________NMC D025
Alison BAULD Farewell already • Anthony GILBERT Beastly Jingles • Anthony PAYNE Adlestrop • Brian ELIAS Peroration • Judith WEIR Don't let that horse • Justin CONNOLLY Poems of Wallace Stevens • Peter Paul NASH In a walled garden

Jane Manning, soprano • Jane's Minstrels • Roger Montgomery, conductor
'Jane Manning is something of a legend in her own lifetime… certainly one of the most remarkable instigators of artistic achievements in others in our day' Hi-fi News & Record Review
'The abiding impression is of vivid inventiveness and richly bright sound… A distinguished recital, and a most entertaining one' Gramophone
NMC D042S Cover MELINDA MAXWELL: OBOE________________NMC D042S
Harrison BIRTWISTLE Pulse Sampler • Melinda MAXWELL Elegy • Simon HOLT Banshee

Melindo Maxwell, oboe • Richard Benjafield, percussion • Jan Gruithuyzen, piano
'Melinda Maxwell displaying that phenomenal range of colour and superfine technical control which inspired these composers to write for her in the first place. This well conceived and excellently recorded programme is an attractive introduction to much that is most appealing in contemporary British music' Gramophone
'A CD single in NMC's invaluable Artists Series… it offers three contrasting pieces, all played with exhilarating virtuosity and diversity of effect by Melinda Maxwell and accomplices' Classic CD
Anthony POWERS In Sunlight • Brian ELIAS Fantasia • James MacMILLAN A Different World • Kiss on Wood • John WOOLRICH ...that is Night • Michael NYMAN On the Fiddle • Nigel OSBORNE Taw-Raw • Stephen MONTAGUE Folk Dances • Stuart JONES Kothektche

Madeleine Mitchell, violin • Andrew Ball, piano
'For pioneering enterprise, the laurels… go to an album from NMC coiled 'In Sunlight Pieces for Madeleine Mitchell', a whole host of works written for this remarkable one-time leader of Peter Maxwell Davies's performing group The Fires of London. … Andrew Ball is the excellent pianist' The Independent
NMC D108 Cover DARRAGH MORGAN: VIOLIN_______________NMC D108
Bryn HARRISON Listenings I • Joe CUTLER re(Gaia) • Jonathan POWELL Intrecciata • Joseph PHIBBS Fantasia • Morgan HAYES Opera • Richard CAUSTON Seven States of Rain

Darrogh Morgan, violin • Mary Dullea, piano
'Of the six young British composers sampled here, Joe Cutler dispenses with the piano for a hard-edged fantasy which embraces virtuosity with the freedom of composers as disparate as Part and Zimmermann. The other five face the challenge full-on. And it's a full-on sort of disc you get plenty of notes for your 55 minutes, all of them dispatched fearlessly by Darragh Morgan' The Strad
Howard SKEMPTON Lento • Barry GUY After the Rain • Dominic MULDOWNEY Oboe Concerto I

Various Artists
An encore for three cult works originally released by NMC as singles.
'Lento, by the British miniaturist Howard Skempton, must surely be heading for cult status… It is captivating in its simple wistfulness' BBC Music Magazine
'After The Rain wears its heart on its sleeve which, given the urgency of its images and the freshness of its inspiration, is precisely where it should be' Gramophone
'The Oboe Concerto unfolds with precise logic and a sinewy, voluptuous lyricism … the elegance of the writing has a restrained sensuousness' The Wire
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