Discography

Comprehensive list of all professional studio recordings

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The Next Ocean_Artwork - Anton Psak

Venite Adoremus_Artwork - Tom Heath

fanfares fancies fugues_Artwork - Adrian Walker

The music of John Hopkins_Artwork - Simon Joplin

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The Next Ocean – Now Available here

The Next Ocean_Artwork - Anton Psak

UHRecordings Ltd. 2011
Recording date: 25th and 28th March 2010
Recorded at: Weston Auditorium, Hatfield

A selection of solo and ensemble artists perform three works by the eminent British composer Raymond Warren.

Cat. number: 020011023
Duration: 61:41
No. of Tracks: 15

Overview

This magnificent CD combines three pieces of work by composer Raymond Warren with the addition of Nobel Prize winning poetry by Irish poet Seamus Heaney, Poetry by Louis MacNeice, Vocal by accomplished soprano Olivia Robinson and contemporary piano from Philip Mead.

 

Venite Adoremus – Available here

Venite Adoremus_Artwork - Tom Heath

UHRecordings Ltd. 2010
Recording date: 24th and 25th August 2010
Recorded at: St Etheldreda’s Church, Hatfield

University Chorale and Brass Ensemble conducted by Robin Browning.

An impressive and refreshing collection of carols, presenting a distinctive British blend of contemporary adaptations and lesser-known original works.

Cat. Number: 020011024
Duration: 64:04
No. of tracks: 21

Overview

Majestic carols such as Adeste fideles and In dulci ubilo are contrasted with more reflective ones like Infant Holy and Sing lullaby. Some of the big processionals like the great advent hymn Lo! He comes with clouds descending are given the grand treatment with brass and organ intertwining with the choir climaxing with a stirring descant and triumphant harmonization!

In all there are nine carols in settings with choir brass and organ, one, Deck the halls, with choir and brass and the recording concludes with a lively extended version of We wish you a merry Christmas, again using all the forces.

 

fanfares, fancies and fugues – Available here

fanfares fancies fugues_Artwork - Adrian Walker

UHRecordings Ltd. 2009
Recording date: 10th and 26th June 2009
Recorded at: The Weston Auditorium, Hatfield

UH Brass Ensemble conducted by Robin Browning.

Original works and arrangements blended together to create an exciting album of brass music adding several pieces to the repertoire.

Cat. Number: 020011017
Duration: 61:55
No. of tracks: 18

Overview

The University Brass Ensemble is an orchestral brass grouping rather than a brass band and consists of four trumpets, three French horns, three trombones and two tubas with timpani. This disc features both well known and new works, and includes pieces by Handel, Purcell, Schein, Burrell and Hugill.

The CD was commissioned by the University of Hertfordshire to contain its ceremonial academic march, The Hatfield Procession, and other similar music. Also included is a work commissioned from Howard Burrell for publisher Philip Sturrock’s wedding blessing ceremony in September 2000.

Handel was a great composer for specific occasions and this disc features various movements from the Water Music along with the famous La Rejouissance from the Firework Music that all trumpet players love to play! Finally in a moment of relaxation the ensemble lets its hair down in a re-working of The Hatfield Procession. Hearing is believing!

 

The music of John Hopkins – Available here

The music of John Hopkins_Artwork - Simon Joplin

UHRecordings Ltd. 2008
Recording date: 6th & 13th of January 2008
Recorded at: The Weston Auditorium, Hatfield

Olivia Robinson and University Ensemble conducted by Robin Browning.

Four works of British composer John Hopkins featuring the mellifluous voice of Olivia Robinson with the accomplished University Ensemble.

Cat. Number: 020011012
Duration: 71:50
No. of tracks: 18

Overview

The journey from rock guitarist to respected high art music composer is not a straightforward one but that is the way John Hopkins chose to travel. Inevitably it brought with a vivid range of music metaphors and expressions which now, in full maturity colour his music thoroughly.

The four cycles contained on this recording span a couple of decades, the most recent being the Akhmatova Songs which were commissioned by The University of Hertfordshire for Mayfest 2004. The texts of the cycles amply demonstrate John’s catholic literary taste and his choice of instrumentation for each work, (Perseids apart) from the minimal flute and viola for Three Chinese Lyrics to the more expansive sextet for Akhmatova demonstrate his skill of orchestration and his manipulation of counterpoint and harmony.

This is an expressive album beautifully sung by Olivia Robinson and fastidiously directed by Robin Browning.

 

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  1. Chelmsford Sinfonietta (live) - conductor Robin Browning Mozart: Symphony No 40 (Allegro Molto) 7:39
  2. són (live) - conductor Robin Browning Sibelius: Impromptu for Strings 5:36
  3. Olivia Robinson & members of BBC SO - conductor Robin Browning Raymond Warren: In My Childhood (mvt 5 "Apple Blossom") 6:46
  4. són (live) - conductor Robin Browning Sibelius: Entr'acte from Pelleas et Melisande 3:01
  5. Chelmsford Sinfonietta (live) - conductor Robin Browning Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture 4:44
  6. Olivia Robinson & UH Ensemble - conductor Robin Browning John Hopkins: In the White Hours (mvt 6 "Morning at Last") 4:16
  7. conductor Robin Browning Holst: Lullay my Liking 3:57