Surround Sound

NOTE: Only a small number of these recordings are currently available for purchase in surround sound. As Dolby Atmos downloads become available on more sites and streaming services, we hope this will change.

2022

Il Circolo Respighi Il circolo Respighi
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Soprano Gabrielle Haigh and pianist Randall Fusco perform art songs of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Giuseppe Martucci, Ottorino Respighi, Elsa Sangiacomo Respighi and Vittorio Rieti.

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1784
New Choral Voices, vol. 5 New Choral Voices, vol. 5
Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Music by Mari Kotskyy, James Sproul, Paul Portelli, Kit Grahame, Ed Frazier Davis, Vasiliy Medved, Xavier Shuang Xu, SangUn Kang, and Ariel Sol Bertulfo Schwartz Performed by Coro Volante; Brett Scott, music director.

Label: Ablaze Records
Catalog Number:
AR61

2021

Rapture and Regret Rapture and Regret
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Five works by Daron Hagen, all premiere recordings, performed by pianist Tracy Cowden; soprano Ariana Wyatt; tenor Brian Thorsett and cellist Benjamin Wyatt. Repertoire is "Rapture and Regret" for soprano, cello, and piano; "Five Nocturnes" for piano; "Vegetable Verselets" for soprano and piano; "Suite for piano" and the "Muldoon Songs" for tenor and piano.

Composers:
Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1713
"Overall, this is a lovely collection of music that is well performed and recorded with excellent balances between the performers."
"This is a great introduction to the vocal and pianistic output of Daron Hagen, brilliantly produced and recorded."
Tisdale Virginal Book Tisdale Virginal Book
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Charles Metz performs on an Italian virginal (made by Francesco Poggi around 1590).

Artists:
Composers:
Label: Navona Records
Catalog Number:
NV6330
"The audio recording sits you on the keyboard bench as if you were playing the instrument yourself, and in doing so, offers a private and relaxing listening experience, which is exactly what the sound of the virginal was meant to do."

2020

New Choral Voices, vol. 4 New Choral Voices, vol. 4
Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Music by Michal Ossowski, Hyunjung Byun, Joe L. Alexander, Ion Marmarinos, Jose Gonzalez Granero, Scott McIntyre, Brian Field, Alan Goldspiel, Tim Knight, Jakub Polaczyk, and Ellen Harrison. Performed by Coro Volante; Brett Scott, music director.

Label: Ablaze Records
Catalog Number:
AR56

2019

Myrtle & Rose Myrtle & Rose
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Tenor Kyle Stegall and fortepianist Eric Zivian perform Robert Schumann's two Liederkreis song cycles, as well as five lieder by Clara Schumann. Eric's fortepiano was made by Franz Rausch in 1842, the year after the Liederkreis were both written!

Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV2407
"With fresh, engaging accounts of Robert [Schumann's] two cycles...as well as impeccable engineering, there's a great deal to be enjoyed in this release."
"The performances are aided by a sympathetic recording made in the Trianon Theatre, San Jose, California, which has just the right degree of intimacy to suggest the 19th century domestic music-making of which these masterpieces represent a highpoint."

2018

Soaring Solo Soaring Solo
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Works of Telemann, Hindemith, von Biber, Bunch, Schnittke, Bacewicz, Hovhaness, Toch, Rolla, Mamlok, Say and del Águila. Performed by Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, violin and viola.

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1627
"MSR's sound reproduction is excellent."
Legacy: The Spirit of Beethoven Legacy: The Spirit of Beethoven
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Performed by Gwendolyn Mok, featuring works by composers who have a direct link with Beethoven himself. The works will show the lineage from Haydn all the way to Liszt and will feature three historic pianos, each one paired with the pieces selected for this album. Thanks to the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies for loan of two of the keyboards.

Artists:
Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1590
"The detailed recording is well-nigh perfect, bringing the different tone and texture of each instrument."
"...the instruments on this recording actually sound pretty good...the sound reproduction is excellent in all works."
"This recital is a triumph in multiple ways. Mok is a supremely musical player, the recording is excellent and notes by Patricia Stroh, curator of the F. Brilliant Center, as wonderfully knowledgeable. Recommended."
– Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine
Bassoon Unbounded Bassoon Unbounded
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

With Christin Schillinger and Jed Moss (compositions by Adrienne Albert, John Steinmetz, Geoffrey Burch, Damian Montano, Jenni Brandon, Michael van Bebber and Kyle Hovatter).

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1653
Amour sans ailes Amour sans ailes (songs of Reynaldo Hahn)
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Zachary Gordin, baritone and Bryan Nies, piano perform chansons of Reynaldo Hahn.

Composers:
Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1649
"This MSR Classics release, recorded by Swineshead Productions engineer David v.R. Bowles with the ambient clarity that the music requires, restores Hahn's songs their rightful place..."

2017

Roadshow String Quartet No. 2 ("Six Faces")
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble performing Carl Schimmel - String Quartet #2 "Six Faces". On the album Roadshow: Music of Carl Schimmel.

Composers:
Label: New Focus Recordings
Catalog Number:
fcr167
Now Fatal Change Now Fatal Change
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Commissions by countertenor Ryland Angel ("Now Fatal Change" by Tarik O'Regan), with countertenor Ryland Angel and violinist Lara St. John.

Composers:
Label: NMC Recordings
Catalog Number:
NMCDL220
"Angel has a rich, resonant voice that handles both registral edges of the vocal part with ease. St. John draws similarly plummy tone from her instrument, finely tuning the many passages of multiple stops and performing ostinato sections with verve."
– Christian Carey, Sequenza21

2016

Mi palpita il cor: Baroque Passions Mi palpita il cor: Baroque Passions
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Cantatas of Handel, Rameau and Steffani/instrumental suites of Telemann and Sammartini. Dominique Labelle, soprano; Musica Pacifica.

Label: Navona Records
Catalog Number:
NV6056
"...the engineering is top notch"
Schumann Piano Quintet - Märchenbilder - Fünf Stücke im Volkston Piano Quintet, Märchenbilder, Fünf Stücke im Volkston
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Benvenue Fortepiano Trio (with Jodi Levitz, viola and Carla Moore, violin) perform Robert Schumann's Märchenbilder, Fünf Stücke im Volkston and the Piano Quintet, op. 44.

Composers:
Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV2365
"The playing is captured well and sympathetically by the sound engineer..."
La Gloria di Primavera La Gloria di Primavera
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

This serenata was performed once and then shelved - for 300 years! Nicholas McGegan OBE directs Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and members of the Philharmonia Chorale; soloists are mezzo-soprano Diana Moore (Primavera), soprano Suzana Ograjenšek (Estate), counterenor Clint van der Linde (Autunno), Tenor Nicholas Phan (Inverno) and baritone Douglas Williams (Giove). 

Also available as Pure Audio Blu-Ray with 24/192 DTS-HD surround and PCM stereo mixes.

Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP09
"High production values – full texts (and translation), and superlative sound – complete the picture. A feather in the cap of all concerned..."
– Christopher Brodersen, Fanfare Magazine
"However, there is nothing stingy about the sound or performances; superb 5.1 surround with excellent depth and breadth."
"Editor's Choice"
"Die in absoluter high definition, 5 channel surround Technik realisierte Einspielung spielt alle akustischen Stückerln...Mit dieser Aufnahme holen Sie sich ein Stück herzerwärmenden Frühling ins Wohnzimmer. (The recording, realized in absolute high definition, 5 channel surround technology, plays all acoustic pieces ... With this recording you bring a piece of heartwarming spring into your living room.)"
Opera Fantasies for Violin, Vol. 2 Opera Fantasies for Violin, volume 2
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Livia Sohn, violin; Benjamin Loeb, piano.

Label: Naxos Classics
Catalog Number:
8.573403

2014

The Flaming Fire The Flaming Fire
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Royal Music from the Tudor and Stuart Courts (with Ryland Angel, vocalist; Dongsok Shin, virginal and Parthenia, A Consort of Viols). Featured are arrangements of Scottish folk songs by Richard Einhorn.

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1490
"...the performances and sound are first rate. Parthenia scores another winner."
Moments of Love Moments of Love
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Soprano Dominique Labelle and composer/pianist Yehudi Wyner perform his song cycle "The Second Madrigal: Voices of Women" (written for Ms. Labelle). The rest of the disc features Maurice Ravel (Trois Chansons de Mallarmé), Benjamin Britten (Cabaret songs), and four songs each by Camille Saint-Saëns and Reynaldo Hahn.

Label: Bridge Records
Catalog Number:
BRIDGE 9406
"The sound is very soft and isolation chamber pure, nicely rounded and comfortable."
"... soprano Dominique Labelle and pianist and composer Yehudi Wyner take advantage of the boon of a superb recording for Bridge Records, masterfully produced by David v.R. Bowles... In these Moments of Love, Dominique Labelle and Yehudi Wyner dispense nothing but pleasure that stirs the soul with the truest essence of song."

2013

Fleur de Valeur Fleur de Valeur: A Medieval Bouquet
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Trefoil (Drew Minter and Mark Rimple, countertenors and plucked instruments; Marcia Young, soprano and harps) performs "Fleur de Valeur: A Medieval Bouquet". Music of 13th Century Trouvères, Gilles Binchois, Guillaume Dufay, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Johannes, Johanne Ciconia, John Dunstable and several anonymous composers.

Label: Bridge Records
Catalog Number:
BRIDGE 9419
Brahms Violin Sonatas Brahms: Violin Sonatas
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Violinist Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio and pianist Jim Winn perform the violin sonatas of Johannes Brahms, along with his "Sonatensatz" contribution to the multi-composer sonata "Frei aber Einsam".

Composers:
Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1483
"This is a fine issue, deliciously recorded in the warm atmospherics of Wells Fargo Auditorium in Reno, and can be recommended without reservation and no little enthusiasm."
– Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition, August 2013
Bassoon Transcended Bassoon Transcended
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Christin Schillinger, bassoon and Jed Moss, piano. All premiere recordings: Adrienne Albert - Circadia; Elizabeth Alexander - Fractals; Susan Kander - The Lunch Counter (for solo bassoon); Cindy McTee - Circle Music and Nancy Galbraith - Sonata for bassoon and piano.

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1439
"The sound is pristine on this recording and it places the bassoon in front of the piano."
– Maria Nocklin, Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014
Ahab Symphony Ahab Symphony
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Commissioned by University of North Texas (Denton); performed by the UNT Orchestra and Chorus with Richard Croft, tenor.

Composers:
Label: University of North Texas
Catalog Number:
888174910246
Brahms The Composer's Piano The Composer's Piano
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Pianist Gwendolyn Mok performs Johannes Brahms piano works: opp. 116 and 118 on a 1868 Erard piano, and opp. 177 and 119 a 1871 Streicher piano. The composer preferred these parallel-strung instruments to the familiar cross-strung design of Bösendorfer and Steinway.

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Composers:
Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1420
"The sound is excellent...Both Mok and Bowles offer a coherent, illuminative presentation."
– Kang, American Record Guide, November 2013
"A most worthy effort and an excellent recording warrants a strong recommendation."
– Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014
True Divided Light True Divided Light: Chamber Music of David Carlson
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

"True Divided Light" for viola and piano (commissioned by Noe Valley Chamber Music and performed by Geraldine Walther, viola and David Korevaar, piano) and "Sonata for cello and piano" (commissioned by Chamber Music America and performed by Emil Miland, cello and David Korevaar, piano).

Composers:
Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1283
"The sound balance and general audio quality is very good."
8 Vivaldi bassoon concerti - Nadinia Mackie Jackson 8 bassoon concerti
Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered

Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon; Nicholas McGegan OBE, music director and harpsichord/organ; Aislinn Nosky and Julia Wedman, violins; David Rose, viola; Raphaël Dubé, cello; Dominic Girard, bass, Lucas Harris, theorbo and guitar.

Composers:
Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1451
"All of this has been recorded optimally by producer/engineer David Bowles at the Glenn Gould Studio of the CBC in Toronto."
"Winner of "Best Classical Album" and "Instrumentalist of the Year"."

2012

Piano trio No. 2 and quartet - Schumann Piano trio No. 2 and quartet - Schumann
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Benvenue Fortepiano Trio performs music of Robert Schumann, vol. 2 (Piano Trio no. 2 in F major, Op. 80 and Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 with Adam LaMotte, viola).

Composers:
Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV2272
"The incredible realism of the recorded sound…also assists greatly in both presence and in giving some natural 'air' around the instruments."
– Lynn René Bayley, Fanfare Magazine
"Even more of a balance, the scale of this performance manages a robust energy of the concert hall fused to the musing interiority of the salon, quite a sophisticated achievement, I dare say."
American Flute Quintets American Flute Quintets
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Carol Wincenc, flute; Kevin Lawrence and Carolyn Stuart, violin; Sheila Browne, viola; Brooks Whitehouse, cello perform premiere recordings of Joan Tower's "Rising" and Arthur Foote's "Scherzo". The other works on this recording are Arthur Foote's "A Night Piece" and Amy Beach's "Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet".

Label: Bridge Records
Catalog Number:
BRIDGE 9373
Cold Genius Cold Genius
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Agave Baroque "Cold Genius", a programme of late 17th Century England in the Restoration period (Henry Purcell, William Lawes, Matthew Locke, and Nicola Matteis). It was specifically designed for performance at the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, California. This will be the soundtrack to an art film made in collaboration with the Museum of Jurassic Technology.

Artists:
Label: Agave Baroque

2011

A Wind Blows from the East A Wind Blows from the East
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Drew Minter, countertenor and harp.

Artists:
Label: Bridge Records
Catalog Number:
BRIDGE 9372
"The clear sound, recorded at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Stone Ridge, has just the right touch of ambience."
Les Grâces Les Grâces Françoises
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Debut recording of Berkeley-based period-instrument ensemble Les Grâces. Music of Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, Nicolas Bernier, Louis Couperin, Marin Marais and Jacques Duphly.

Artists:
Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1396
"A nicely intimate recording"
"The recording...has been well engineered so as to balance clarity and intimacy with the acoustic ambience of the venue as a whole."
Vivaldi Four Seasons Four Seasons
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and three violin concerti (B-flat major, RV277, "Il Favorito" and "La Favorita"). Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan OBE, music director. Ms. Blumenstock performs on a violin made by Andrea Guarneri in 1660. This was recorded at the Scoring Stage at Skywalker Sound.

Composers:
Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP-03
"..superlative stereo sound...[with] good tonal balance and transparency...multi-miked, but well-mixed."
"Optimal performance and recording make this new version of one of the most recorded classical compositions a must for connoisseurs and neophytes."
"Elizabeth Blumenstock is the soloist, and she is as fearless as she is accomplished. Sonics are perfect. Wow – another Four Seasons. I mean it: Wow."
"Recording engineer David v.R. Bowles has once again faithfully captured every measure of art, breath taken and string pretested to produce an engaging 'you are in the thick of it' result."
"I had about half a dozen recordings of The Four Seasons on hand for comparison...they all sounded glassier, softer, rougher, or less clear as the case may be than the Philharmonia Baroque recording, which outshone them all."
Nadinia Mackie Jackson - 24 Solos cover 24 solos
Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Mastered

Nadina Mackie Jackson (bassoon) performs 24 solos by Jean Daniel Braun.

Label: Nadina Mackie Jackson
The Piano Trios of Felix Mendelssohn The Piano Trios of Felix Mendelssohn
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

The Argenta Trio is a renowned piano trio featuring Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, violin; Dmitri Atapine, cello; and Jim Winn, piano. They are the resident chamber ensemble at the University of Nevada, Reno and have recently signed on with Bridge Records. This debut recording features the two piano trios of Felix Mendelssohn and the Song Without Words, Op. 53 no. 9.

Label: Bridge Records
Catalog Number:
BRIDGE 9338
"...a recording that is about as good as it gets... I was quite surprised at the passion emitting from my speakers, and the sound is excellent."
Going Solo Going Solo
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, violin and viola; works by Georg Phillip Telemann, Eugen Ysaÿe, Fritz Kreisler, Henri Vieuxtemps, Augusta Read Thomas, Quincy Porter, James Winn, Erwin Schulhoff and Astor Piazzolla.

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1397
"Sant'Ambrogio's playing here and throughout is captured in warm, intimate, very present sound, adding to the appeal of this eminently appealing program. Highly recommended!"
"The recorded sound will do very nicely, not too close and not too recessed."
Bach Cello Suites Tanya Tomkins Suites for solo cello
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Performed by Tanya Tomkins.

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Composers:
Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV2212
"A strong recording all around... Editor's Choice."

2010

Piano trios - Schumann, vol. 1 Piano trios - Schumann, vol. 1
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Piano Trios no. 1, op. 63 and 3, op. 110, performed by Benvenue Fortepiano Trio (Monica Huggett, violin; Tanya Tomkins, cello and Eric Zivian, fortepiano).

Composers:
Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV2210
"Bowles, who also served as engineer and editor for the disc, has sensitively caught the presence of the instruments, recording them at Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Calif."
"Avie's sound is detailed and clear."
Night Draws Near Night Draws Near
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Sung by the male a capella vocal ensemble Clerestory with repertoire from Claudin de Sermisy and Tomás Luis de Victoria to Jaakko Mantjarvi and John Musto. The members of this distinguished group have sung with Chanticleer, Philharmonia Chorale, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and the Dale Warland Singers.

Artists:
Label: Clerestory
"Recording/mastering engineer David v.R. Bowles of Swineshead Production deserves ample credit for conveying the group's inward intimacy while capturing just the right amount of church resonance."
"The sound of this recording is very intimate; singers are simultaneously identifiable and well-blended throughout the stereo field."
– Frank Richards, The Countertenor Voice, February 2011
Piano trios - Mendelssohn Piano trios - Mendelssohn
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Mendelssohn piano trios in d minor, Op. 49 and c minor, Op. 66 performed by The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio (Monica Huggett, violin; Tanya Tomkins, cello and Eric Zivian, fortepiano).

Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV2187
"...The first thing to be said about it is that the sound itself is wonderful...this is exactly what a piano-and-strings balance ought to sound like."
"Their period-instrument sound is warm and caressing, and beautifully captured with just the right amount of comforting bloom."
– Metro UK
"This is a contribution to last year's celebration of Mendelssohn worth listening to. (add AV2187-ensemble.txt)"
– Ensemble Magazine, Germany, January 2010

2009

A Candlelight Christmas A Candlelight Christmas
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

The Artists' Vocal Ensemble, Johnathan Dimmock, music director.

Label: Artists' Vocal Ensemble
Late Dates With Mozart Late Dates with Mozart
Co-Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Sonatas for violin and piano K. 454 (B- flat major), K. 481 (E-flat major) and K. 526 (A major) performed by Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio (violin) and Jim Winn (piano).

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1305
"The recorded sound, hardly over-reverberant, presents a balanced, close-up portrait of the performers."
– Fanfare, July 2010
Bassoon Surrounded Bassoon Surrounded
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Christin Schillinger, bassoon and Andrew Heglund, percussion present a programme of music for bassoon accompanied by a wide variety of instruments: marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, timpani, drum set, bells, chimes and rain stick. On the CD:"Composites" by Dean Witten, "Dirge for John Cage" by Gerhard Samuel, "Orpheus" by David Maslanka, "Nairobi, La Nuit" by Alexandre Ouzounoff, "Branches" by Paul Chihara, "Fantasy-Etudes for Bassoon and Percussion" by Verne Reynolds, and "Duet for Bassoon and One Maraca" by Michael Isaacson. Also performing are Albie Micklich, bassoon and Sharon Hickox-Young, percussion.

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1307
"...it has all been captured in ultra-realistic sound."
– Fanfare magazine, May/June 2010
Together Together
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

New Century Chamber Orchestra's debut recording with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg violin soloist and music director. This recording contains Astor Piazzolla (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov) "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires"; Clarice Assad "Impressions, Suite for String Orchestra" (commissioned by NCCO, world premiere recording); Béla Bartók "Roumanian Dances"; and George Gershwin's "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" from Porgy and Bess (arr. Clarice Assad).

Label: NSS Music
Catalog Number:
NSS-CD-8
"Wonderfully recorded at Skywalker Studios, the close-miked blend brings to the fore all the color and nuance of these superb artists."
"The sound from Skywalker Studios beautifully showcases the details of the ensemble instrumental work."

2008

Chanticleer - The Mission Road The Mission Road
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Chanticleer and music director Joseph Jennings presents "The Mission Road" - a program of authentic and rich vocal repertory from the Mexican Baroque and other musical treasures of New Spain many originally performed in the California Missions, accompanied by five instrumentalists. Recorded at San Francisco's fabled Mission Dolores, the CD includes Juan Bautista Sancho's Misa en sol, (Mass in G) sung in Latin; selected works by renowned Mexican Baroque master Manuel de Sumaya, only recently discovered in the Mexican City Cathedral Archive; in addition to various vocal compositions (introit, processional, alleluia, and recessional) by anonymous Spanish/Mexican composers of the late 18th century, all sung in Spanish. While all of the original instrumental parts have been lost, acknowledged Mexican Baroque musical authority Professor Craig Russell has carefully restored these parts after two years of extensive research, allowing for these musical works to be heard as originally intended for the first time in 200 years.

Label: Warner Classics & Jazz
Catalog Number:
8122-79910-1
Sonaquifer Sonaquifer: Music for Solo Viola
Produced, Engineered

Gloria Justen performs her "Sonaquifer Suite" and "Reflections" for solo viola.

Artists:
Composers:
Label: Gloria Justen Music

2005

Musica Franca performs music of Michel Corrette Musica Franca performs music of Michel Corrette
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Includes all six sonatas from "Les Délices de la Solitude" and the "Les Phénix" concerto, all featuring Nadina Mackie Jackson as soloist. The CD is concluded with Correte's Concerto #1 in G Major for Organ, with Paul Jenkins as soloist. Musica Franca is comprised of musicians from Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony and Les Violons du Roy.

Composers:
Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1171
"...the CD is cleanly recorded..."
"Engineer David v.R. Bowles' achievement is noteworthy"
– Alex Baran, WholeNote Magazine - February, 2006
"...recorded to perfection..."
– Gwynn Parry-Jones, The MusicWeb - June, 2006
"...a very enjoyable recording..."
– American Record Guide - July/August, 2006
Music of Josef Bodin de Boismortier Music of Josef Bodin de Boismortier
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Features Mathieu Lussier, and includes sonatas from Opus 14, 26, 40, 50 & 66. This music is a true celebration of all aspects of the basso continuo with an enormous range of colour and expression. The addition of the contrabassoon, theorbo, baroque guitar, organ and harpsichord provide constantly interesting realization of the possibilities in this music.

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1170
"I like this recording very much."
– American Record Guide - July, 2006
"...quite extraordinary recording...delightful music played with consummate skill, and recorded to perfection."

2004

The Cecilian Vespers The Cecilian Vespers
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Recorded live with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Nicholas McGegan OBE, music director) and Philharmonia Chorale (Bruce Lamott, director). Soloists are Dominique Labelle and Susanne Ryden, sopranos; Ryland Angel, alto; Michael Slattery, tenor; and Neal Davies, baritone. This double CD also has performances of Alessandro Scarlatti's "Audi, Filia", "Salve Regina" and "Nisi Dominus". 

Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV0048
"The recording is clear and focused, especially kind towards the singers. Colours are perfectly captured and dynamics are natural. Left-right separation is excellent, every singer placed naturally and up front, with the orchestra and choir perfectly blended in."
"The recording is first-class."
"[A] first-class live recording (with none of the drawbacks we usually associate with live recording)"
"The most exciting high baroque choral vocal music you can hear anywhere, brilliantly recorded so every tiny detail is present...Recording is accurate giving full definition to soloists against each other and each against the chorus, in the SACD surround tracks both side to side and in depth, with all musicians in the front of the hall, the chorus behind the soloists."
– MusicWeb UK

2001

Scarlatti Cantatas volume IV Scarlatti Cantatas volume IV
Produced, Edited

With sopranos Dominique Labelle and Christine Brandes; Nicholas McGegan OBE directing the Arcadian Academy (Elizabeth Blumenstock and Lisa Weiss, violins; Phoebe Carrai, cello; David Tayler, lute, theorbo and guitar and Nicholas McGegan OBE, harpsichord). Repertoire: Serenata - Puote si poco Amor "Cupido e Onestà" (Christine Brandes, Cupido; Dominique Labelle, Onesta); Lisa del foco mio "Clori, e Lisa" (Dominique Labelle, Clori; Christine Brandes, Lisa); Amica, hora che Aprile "Filli e Clori" (Dominique Labelle, Clori; Christine Brandes, Filli); Ahi, che sarà di me? "Floro e Tirsi" (Christine Brandes, Floro; Dominique Labelle, Tirsi).

Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / BMG Classics, Conifer Classics
Catalog Number:
05472-77524-2

1999

Alfred Alfred
Produced, Edited

Featuring sopranos Jennifer Smith and Christine Brandes, alto David Daniels, tenor Jamie MacDougall and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Nicholas McGegan OBE, music director) and Philharmonia Chorale (Bruce Lamott, director). The final chorus is the well-known "Rule Britannia".

Composers:
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / BMG Classics
Catalog Number:
75605-51314-2
"The sound is close to ideal."
"..In this brilliant American recording Nicholas McGegan directs his period forces in fresh, resilient performances..."
"A winner, especially with the Last Night of the Proms in mind."