Regent's Report #1334
…a selective survey of some recent releases from a notable English label, with music from Durham, Ely, Oxford, York and Bristol.
ARTHUR BLISS: Caesar & Cleopatra Overture. EDWARD ELGAR: The Tame Bear, fr Wand of Youth Suite No. 2. BLISS: Ballet for Children, fr Things to Come –Tom Bell (1905-1935 Harrison/Durham Cathedral, England) Regent 409
HUW MORGAN: The Quality of Pity. JUDITH BINGHAM: The Shepherd –"Girl Choristers & Lay-Clerks of Southwark Cathedral/Stephen Disley, director; Jonathan Hope (1897 Lewis/Southwark Cathedral, England) Regent 387
RICHARD WAGNER: Lohengrin Prelude (Act 1) –Jonathan Vaughn (1912 Harrison/St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol, England) Regent 394
Gary Cole studied to be a cathedral organist and choir director. But after initiating a recording project with his own free-lance chamber choir, he decided to create his own 'label', and Regent Records was born. The little business prospered, and now is jointly managed by Gary and his wife Pippa Cole. You’ll hear their comments included in the program, with additional observations by Gary available here: