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NMC D092 Cover ANDREW SPARLING: CLARINET_______________NMC D092
Chris SANSOM Music from the Heart of a Dog • Diana BURRELL Double Image • Gabriel JACKSON The White Bird • Howard SKEMPTON Air Melody • Kettle's Yard Canon • Laurence CRANE Sparling • Michael FINNISSY Uzundara • Michael PARSONS Two Macedonian Songs • Nick HAYES Tongue-Dog • Roger REDGATE +R • Timothy SALTER Mondrian Pictures       2 CD SET

Andrew Sparling, clarinet • Thalia Myers, piano • Double Image
'This disc shows off to clarinet-playing and unusual musical tastes of a familiar figure on the contemporary scene… The stylistic range is from the jazziness of Nick Hayes' Tongue-Dog to the modernism of Roger Redgate's +S and Michael Finnissy's folkish Uzundara' The Sunday Times
NMC D057 Cover SPECTRUM____________________________________NMC D057
Alun HODDINOTT Dark march • Lizard • Andrew TOOVEY Little Dances • Still • Anthony PAYNE Micro-sonata • Song without end • Avril ANDERSON A story untold • Barry MILLS Clouds • Brian ELIAS Moto perpetuo • Plaint • Colin MATTHEWS Rosamund's March • Dave SMITH Tuesday • David BEDFORD Sunset over Stac Pollaidh • Toccata • David SAWER Diversion • L'escalier • Diana BURRELL Constellations I and II • The Little Bear • Edward McGUIRE Foglie d'autunno • Edwin ROXBURGH Hallowe'en • Moonscape • Eleanor ALBERGA If the Silver Bird could Speak • Only a wish away • Gabriel JACKSON Memorial Blues for Phyllis Hyman • October Monody • Graham FITKIN Sazz • Tunch • Howard SKEMPTON Arpeggio • Cantilena • Jeremy DALE ROBERTS Nyanyushka's song • Stele for John Lambert • John TAVENER Zodiacs • Jonathan HARVEY ff • Haiku • Julian ANDERSON Somewhere near Cluj • Laurence CRANE Chorale for Howard Skempton • Michael FINNISSY Tango • Yvaropera 5 • Michael ZEV GORDON Far away • High ground • Neil KACZOR In memoriam • Philip CASHIAN Landscape • Slow moon • Richard Rodney BENNETT Taking a line for a walk • Roger REDGATE Arc • Trace • Stephen MONTAGUE Mira • Tsunami • Timothy SALTER Cat being bold at first • Lutie's arabesque
Thalia Myers, piano
NMC D057 Cover DREMPELS____________________________________NMC D166
Jonathan POWELL Drempel • Andrew POPPY How The Hammer Felt • Dave PRICE Lee's game • Paul NEWLAND Trance • Howard SKEMPTON In Tandem • Joe CUTTLER Sikorski B • Finn PETERS The Horses Screamed • Geoff HAMAN Bubblegum
Finn Peters, sax & flute ~ Dave Price, percussion ~ Ivo De Greef piano ~ Joe Cutler creative associate
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NMC D062 Cover THEMES AND VARIATIONS_______________NMC D062
Variations on an Elizabethan Theme • Severn Bridge Variations • Variations on 'Sumer is icumen in'

by Alexander GOEHR • Alun HODDINOTT • Arthur OLDHAM • Benjamin BRITTEN • Colin MATTHEWS • Daniel JONES • David BEDFORD • Grace WILLIAMS • Humphrey SEARLE • Imogen HOLST • Judith WEIR • Lennox BERKELEY • Malcolm ARNOLD • Michael TIPPETT • Nicholas MAW • Oliver KNUSSEN • Robert SAXTON • Robin HOLLOWAY • William WALTON
BBC Symphony Orchestra • Jac van Steen, conductor
'This fascinating disc F; offers a snapshot of British musical tastes over the last 50 years' Classic FM Magazine
'An entertaining collection' International Record Review
NMC D066 Cover TRACTS__________________________________________NMC D066
Brian FERNEYHOUGH Lemma-Icon-Epigram • Chris DENCH Topologies • Christopher FOX lliK.relliK • James ERBER You done torn your playhouse down • Richard BARRETT Tract

Ian Pace, piano
'Awesome performances' The Wire
'Britain's most uncompromising champion of new piano music… a generously filled disc' The Observer
'Absorbing music, recorded with sharp clarity' International Record Review
Gerald BARRY In The Asylum • James CLARKE Etude • Independence • Island • Isolation • Piano Trio • Michael FINNISSY In stiller Nacht • Independence Quadrilles • Necessary and More Detailed Thinking

Trio Fibonacci
'The expert, suave Trio Fibonacci showcases chamber music by three prominent but very different British composers… An impressive and enterprising contemporary music collection' The Observer
Alexander GOEHR Sonata • Colin MATTHEWS Three Enigmas • Gordon CROSSE Wavesongs • Mark-Anthony TURNAGE Sleep on • Michael FINNISSY Doves Figary • Roger SMALLEY Echo II

Alexander Baillie, cello • Andrew Ball, piano
'This is a very impressive disc, in effect on anthology of recent music for cello by British composers. The invaluable NMC once again concentrates on on area of contemporary music that could all too easily be passed over; it also continues to maintain an extremely high level of technical competence' BBC Music Magazine
'This is an excellent showcase of British compositional talent and an effective antidote for anyone who thinks contemporary music has either gone soft or remains stubbornly modernist, neither of which is the case' The Strad'
NMC D003 Cover MARY WIEGOLD: SONGBOOK__________________________NMC D003
Bayan NORTHCOTT The Maidens Came • Colin MATTHEWS Cantata on the Death of Antony • Strugnell's Haiku • David BEDFORD Even Now • Dominic MULDOWNEY On Suicide • Harrison BIRTWISTLE White and Light • Howard SKEMPTON How Slow the Wind • John DOWLAND Complaint • Galliard to Lachrimae • Lachrimae • John WOOLRICH The Turkish Mouse • Judith WEIR The Romance of Count Arnaldos • Keith TIPPETT Sun • Michael NYMAN Polish Song • Philip WILBY Easier Wings • Solly BEAMISH Tuscan Lullaby • Simon BAINBRIDGE A Song from Michelangelo
Mary Wiegold, soprano • Composers Ensemble • Dominic Muldowney, conductor
'Wiegold's singing has a constant freshness and charm. This highly attractive disc should win new friends for new music' BBC Music Magazine
NMC D160 Cover SOUND CENSUS_______________________________________NMC D160
Anthony GILBERT Doubles • Anthony PAYNE From a Mouthful of Air • Philip CASHIAN Concertantes • Simon BAINBRIDGE Two Trios • Martin BUTLER Hunding • Colin MATHEWS Scherzetto • Joe DUDDELL Tree Carving • Bayan NORTHCOTT Doubles All Round • Peter Maxwell DAVIES Judas Mercator • Brian ELIAS Impromptu • Joanna BAILIE Axis • James WEEKS The Peckham Harmony • Simon HOLT disparate • Philip VENABLES Fight Music • Vic HOYLAND Token • Morgan HAYES Shatner's Bassoon • Melinda MAXWELL Singla Rock • Edward COWIE Magma Psalm • Dai FUJIKURA Inkling • Christopher FOX A Study in Daylight • Simon WILLS …without words • Naomi PINNOCK Within • Simon HOLT disparate dos
Endymion • Quentin Poole, conductor
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NMC D139 Cover PRISM: NEW WORKS FOR CLARINET_________________NMC D139
Gary CARPENTER Marking Time • Kenneth HESKETH Point Forms • Gavin HIGGINS Three Broken Love Songs • Emily HOWARD Masquerade • David HORNE Chime •Patrick NUNN Prism • Stephen PRATT Short Score • Mark SIMPSON Lov(escape) • Mark-Anthony TURNAGE Cradle Song
Endymion • Quentin Poole, conductor
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NMC D150 Cover THE NMC SONGBOOK   4 CD Box Set___________________NMC D150
To mark its 20th Anniversary in 2009 NMC Recordings has commissioned the NMC Songbook.   Nearly 100 composers, ranging from the country's most highly regarded figures to the younger generation of emerging talents, have each written a song, loosely themed on 'Britain' and scored for single voice or duet and a range of accompanying instruments.   Songs are interspersed with instrumental interludes from an arrangement of a Galliard by Thomas Morley, specially made for the Songbook by NMC's Executive Producer, composer Colin Matthews.
CLASSIC FM / GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2009 - 'Best Contemporary'
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NMC D174 Cover CROSSING OHASHI BRIDGE__________________________NMC D174
Geoffrey POOLE Crossing Ohashi Bridge • Roger MARSH Canto 1 • Nicola LaFANU Amores - 5 Songs Without Words
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NMC D182 Cover RETORICA: ENGLISH VIOLIN DUOS___________________NMC D182
Jim AITCHISON Syruw: Five Kazakh Tableaux for violin duo • John McCABE Spielend for two violins • Ernest John MOERAN Sonata for two violins • William CROFT Sonata IV Op.3 No.4 from Six Sonatas … to Which is Added an Excellent Solo • David MATTHEWS Eight Duos for two violins, Op. 79 • Alan RAWSTHORNE Theme and Variations for two violins
Philippa Mo & Harriet Mackenzie, violins
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