Britten Sinfonia Own Label
Britten Sinfonia launched its first own label CD in March 2009. The orchestra is acclaimed for its rigorous, adventurous approach to programming and Britten Sinfonia Own Label follows suit. To order copies of Britten Sinfonia's own label CD's for £10 each plus postage and packing please complete an order form and send with a cheque to Karys Orman, Britten Sinfonia, 13 Sturton Street, Cambridge, CB1 2SN. Download order form
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The first release set the tone, with artistic fusions and distinctive new works performed by Britten Sinfonia and outstanding guest artists. Songs of the Sky, features recent Britten Sinfonia commissions by Tarik O’Regan, Huw Watkins, Steve Martland, John Tavener and jazz saxophonist Jason Yarde and features soloists Alina Ibragimova, Nicholas Daniel, Julius Drake, Joanna MacGregor, Jacqueline Shave and Jason Yarde. The running order is:
- Steve Martland Tiger Dancing Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
- Huw Watkins Dream Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
- Tarik O’Regan Raï Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
- Jason Yarde Who Knows the Beauty Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
- John Tavener Songs of the Sky Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
Britten Sinfonia Own Label’s second release is devoted to the music of Paul Hindemith and in particular his compositions for the organ, used so creatively to create new sound-worlds in his ensemble piece, Kammermusick 7. Alongside his sublime wind quintet, Hindemith’s complete solo organ music is featured (including the first recording of his Zwei Stüke)performed by the celebrated young organist Daniel Hyde on the new organ by Orgalbau Kuhn at Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge.
- Kammermusik No. 7 Op. 46 No. 2 Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
- Sonate 111 uber alte Volkslieder Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
- Zwei Stucke fur Orgel Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
- Kleine Kammermusik fur funf Blaser Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
- Sonate 11 Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
Sonate 1 Click here to listen to a 1 minute clip
You can see our comprehensive list of CDs on the Recordings page.
Southampton, Norwich and Cambridge
24 - 27 September 2015
American pianist Jeremy Denk joins Britten Sinfonia to direct a vibrant programme of music from two of history’s greatest composers, J. S. Bach and Stravinsky
Town Hall Main Hall, Cheltenham
03 July 2015 6:30pm
Britten Sinfonia bring Bernard Herrmann's iconic score to life in a live screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival 2015.