- 01/09/14 New arrangement of Fauré’s Requiem recommended as ‘essential listening’
- 15/08/14 Catherine Bott on James Bowman’s ‘Thus Angels Sung’
- 17/06/14 Margaret Rizza on ‘Officium Divinum’, the Church Times interview
- 07/04/14 Press Release: Imaginative reworking of Fauré’s Requiem out today on Convivium Records
- 02/03/14 Erber’s ‘Traces for Solo Flute’ reviewed by 5:4’s Simon Cummings
- 28/02/14 La Folia on Erber’s ‘Traces for Solo Flute’
- 15/01/14 Gramophone on Erber’s ‘Traces for Solo Flute’
- 15/12/13 Sunday Times on Erber’s recently released ‘Traces for Solo Flute’
- 19/09/13 Organists Review praise Malcolm Archer: At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners
- 15/08/13 Choir and Organ reviews The Baltic Exchange ‘Music for Seafarer’s’
What’s Hot: Hodie!
15th September 2014
Announcing Hodie! ‘Contemporary Christmas Carols’, the new disc from Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir under the direction of Sam Gladstone, with Oliver Hancock, Organ. This recording brings together a compelling selection of contemporary Christmas carols and arrangements, a snapsot of a rich and exciting repertoire of Christmas music.
Four of the pieces on this album were commissioned in recent years for the annual Portsmouth Grammar School Christmas Carol Service: Archer’s Angels, from the Realms of Glory, L’Estrange’s Hodie!, Rodney-Bennett’s Coventry Carol and O’Regan’s Ecce Puer.
Coming Up: Plainsong
27th October 2014
‘He who sings, prays twice’ so said St Augustine of Hippo. The music of Gregorian Chant, or plainsong is the Church’s most ancient form of chanted prayer, and perhaps its most haunting and beautiful. It can transport, delight and transform. This recording is a snapshot of how plainsong is used at Portsmouth Cathedral, from the simplest of psalms as sung at weekday Evensong, or a great hymn marking a major Feast Day such as Veni Creator for Pentecost, or through its use in simple choir motets as set here by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, David Price.