EMR CD015 | DETAILS
  EMR CD015
   
  FAME’S GREAT TRUMPET
  Mark Wilde (tenor) | Joseph Spooner (vc)
David Owen Norris (pf)
   
  Released 25 May 2013 | EAN 5 060263 500131
EMR CD015 joins in the centenary celebrations for Benjamin Britten, with his ‘Holy Sonnets of John Donne’, alongside settings of the same poet by David Owen Norris, and Norris’s powerful First World War song-cycle ‘Think only this’.
TRACK LISTING
     
David Owen Norris (b.1953)
‘TOMORROW NOR YESTERDAY’
 
1. The Flea  
2. The Sun Rising  
3. Air and Angels  
4. The Bait  
5. The Expiration  
6. The Good-Morrow  
7. The Anniversary  
     
‘THINK ONLY THIS’  
8. In Flanders Fields    
9. Counter-Attack    
10. Base Details    
11. The Soldier    
       
B. Britten (1913–1976)
‘THE HOLY SONNETS OF JOHN DONNE’, op.35
 
12. Oh my blacke Soule!    
13. Batter my heart    
14. O might those sighes and teares    
15. Oh, to vex me    
16. What if this present    
17. Since she whom I lov’d    
18. At the round earth’s imagin’d corners    
19. Thou hast made me    
20. Death be not proud    
REVIEWS
Beautifully shaped by Benjamin Frith... Beguiling sounds, graced by the tawny richness and unexaggerated line of Richard Jenkinson’s cello playing... The sense of purpose and sureness of line of Ian Venables’ music is pure oxygen.
EMR CD31 | BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
Exquisitely rewarding... Ravishing accounts.
EMR CD029 | CHOIR AND ORGAN
This is music of great beauty and integrity and the performances fully do it justice. It would be criminal to let it pass you by.

EMR CD028 | INTERNATIONAL
RECORD REVIEW

The Bridge Quartet approach these pieces with a sympathetic and insightful warmth, and confirm their ambassadorial credentials for British chamber music. A lovely, radiant disc.
EMR CD025 | Gramophone
Duncan Honeybourne’s playing is astonishingly affectionate, yet never saccharine... Honeybourne plays with suave confidence.
EMR CD024 | INTERNATIONAL PIANO
Rupert Marshall-Luck is an ideal interpreter: generously but not effusively lyrical; agile and athletic... The warm, folk-song like slow movement is at times almost painfully beautiful, with a shimmering pastoral central section... Marshall-Luck is, again, indefatigable and keenly picks up on the work’s melancholic strain.  Finely recorded and with comprehensive booklet notes, this is a must for fans of 20th-century English repertoire.
EMR CD023 | THE STRAD