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CRYSTAL RECORDS ®

"Crystal is a unique and specialized label featuring outstanding soloists" – Fanfare

ALAN HOVHANESS — "Beautiful sounds, unabashedly melodic... his music possesses instant appeal." N.Y. Times Crystal has the largest collection of recordings of Hovhaness works conducted or supervised by Hovhaness, most with major British orchestras. A small sample (see web for many more): CD810: And God Created Great Whales, Anahid, Elibris,

Alleluia & Fugue, Concerto #8 for Orchestra. Philharmonia Orch. CD802: St. Vartan Symphony, "Artik" Horn Concerto. National Phil. of London & Israel Philharmonic. CD803: Majnun Symphony. National Phil. of London. CD804: Etchmiadzin Symphony, Fra Angelico, Mountains & Rivers Without End. Royal Philharmonic. CD801: All Men Are Brothers (Sym. 11, Royal Philharmonic), Prayer of St. Gregory, etc.

CD759: Some of the most interesting and appealing music from the 20th century, from Russian excitement and colors, to Brazilian beauty and rhythms, played by the Westwood Wind Quintet, "probably the best group of this kind anywhere" (New Orleans Courier): Tschemberdschi, Concertino; Ripper, Wind Trio; Piston, Three Pieces; Berger, Quartet;

Hartley, Quartet; Kosins, Rainbow Sundae. A feast of delights!

"The Reicha Quintets are symphonies in miniature...each is a masterpiece of the highest order...some of the finest music ever penned." Audiophile Audition "Glorious quintets. The Westwood Wind Quintet has a standard of ensemble playing that is nothing short of breathtaking." International Record Review "Absolute masterpieces" Fanfare

24 Reicha Woodwind Quintets on 12 CDs: CD261: op. 88, #1&2 • CD262: op. 88, #3&4 • CD263: op. 88, #5&6 • CD264: op. 91, #1&2 • CD265: op. 91, #3&4 • CD266: op. 91, #5&6 • CD267: op. 99, #1&2 • CD268: op. 99, #3&4 • CD269: op. 99, #5&6 • CD270: op. 100, #1&2 • CD271: op. 100, #3&4 • CD272: op. 100, #5&6. $16.95 ea. or Box Set Special $128* all 12 CDs (13 hours of music)

CAROLYN HOVE, ENGLISH HORN. English Horn with Los Angeles Philharmonic. “probably the greatest English hornist in the world today. ..Her tone [is] large, liquid, and sensuous...She plays with finesse, agility, and all-encompassing musical intelligence...one of the most completely satisfying musicians of our time.” Jim Svejda, KUSC Radio. She has three solo CDs: CD328: Hindemith, Persichetti, Carter, Salonen, etc.. CD329: Tedesco,Hovhaness,Kraft, etc. CD823: Beethoven, Variations; Ravel, Pavane; Steinmetz, Rathbun, Morehead.

CD461: SOUSA MARCHES PLAYED BY THE SOUSA BAND. 3-CD set, $50.85. 65 marches & 48 page book: articles & photos of Sousa and his band, recorded 1897-1930. “The one indispensable historical release Sousa enthusiasts have been waiting for.” Fanfare. Stars and Stripes and others performed with Sousa conducting.

Compact Discs US$16.95 each (choose $, £, €, ¥, etc. on web orders) FREE! Order four CDs & pay for only three (mention this ad). *Add $2/order U.S. shipping; or foreign airmail $10/order. Check, Visa, or MC accepted.

See complete catalog & hear sound samples at www.crystalrecords.com.

Crystal Records, 28818 NE Hancock Rd, Camas, WA 98607 USA phn 360-834-7022; order@crystalrecords.com; www.crystalrecords.com

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Promoting British creativity in music www . nmc r e c . c o . u k

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DEIRDRE GRIBBIN: ISLAND PEOPLE Patricia Rozario · Loré Lixenberg RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet · Mark O’Keeffe

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MUSIC OF MEMORY: New works by John McCabe, Nicholas Maw, Charlotte Bray and others Antonis Hatzinikolaou, guitar

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KENNETH HESKETH: WUNDERKAMMER(KONZERT) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Mueller · Ensemble 10/10 / Rundell

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ANTHONY PAYNE: PHOENIX MASS BBC Singers · Jane Manning Philip Jones Brass Ensemble / Poole The Nash Ensemble / Friend

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JOSEPH PHIBBS: THE CANTICLE OF THE ROSE Helen-Jane Howells · Navarra String Quartet · Alissa Firsova · Joanna Shaw Michael Chance · James Boyd

This annual mp3/FLAC subscription offers a 33% discount and entitles you to every 2013 release from NMC. Visit www.nmcshop.co.uk for more information.

CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF BENJAMIN BRITTEN IN 2013

The mid-price promotion on our rare and premiere Benjamin Britten recordings is available online and in participating stores across the UK. Visit www.nmcrec.co.uk • US premiere of Les Illuminations (Pears / Britten) & Sinfonia da Requiem • Movements for a Clarinet Concerto and Les Illuminations with 3 additional songs (Piau) • Britten’s early score for Agatha Christie thriller Love From a Stranger (BBC SO/Van Steen) • Music written for the General Post Ofce (GPO) and other lms (BCMG/Brabbins)

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