Women in Classics

Discover 50 of the best pieces of classical music written and performed by women, featuring recordings by Mary Bevan, Grace Davidson, The King’s Singers, and Tamsin Waley-Cohen.

A new Signum compilation, this digital exclusive is available to buy and stream on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.

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RELEASE DATE: 17/05/2019


1. The Lark Ascending Ralph Vaughan Williams, performed by Tamsin Waley-Cohen; Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis

2. 6 Lieder, Op. 86: iii. Nachtwandler Johannes Brahms, performed by Sarah Connolly & Eugene Asti

3. 3 Romances Op.22 (Orchestrated by Joseph Swensen): i. Andante molto Clara Schumann and Joseph Swensen, performed by Joseph Swensen & the Malmö Opera Orchestra

4. That Mighty Heart Roxanna Panufnik, performed by Heather Shipp & Lech Napierała

5. Songs from the Exotic: i. Sevdalino, My Little One Judith Weir, performed by Susan Bickley & Iain Burnside

6. A Lover’s Journey: iv. Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? Libby Larsen, performed by The King’s Singers

7. Un’alma innamorata, HWV 173: i. Recitative George Frederic Handel, performed by Cordaria, Linda Perillo & Walter Reiter

8. Un’alma innamorata, HWV 173: ii Recitative George Frederic Handel, performed by Cordaria, Linda Perillo & Walter Reiter

9. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: ii. Andante con moto Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Min-Jung Kym; Philharmonia Orchestra & Clemens Schudlt

10. Celestial Bird Roxanna Panufnik, performed by Ex Cathedra, Milapfest & Jeffrey Skidmore

11. Dream of the Cherry Blossoms Keiko Abe, performed by Daniella Ganeva

12. Six Bagatelles, Op. 113, VI Elisabeth Lutyens, performed by The Brunel Ensemble & Christopher Austin

13. Now, Oh Now I Needs Must Part John Dowland, performed by Grace Davidson & David Miller

14. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, No. 8, BWV 853: Prelude in C major Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Jill Crossland

15. Messiah, Part 1, K. 572: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion G F Handel arr. W A Mozart, performed by Felicity Palmer; Sir Charles Mackerras; Huddersfield Choral Society & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

16. Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45: II. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza Edvard Grieg, performed by Julia Hwang & Charles Matthews

17. Gleams of a Remoter World Judith Bingham, performed by BBC Singers & David Hill

18. Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029: i. Vivace J. S. Bach, performed by Alison Crum & Laurence Cummings

19. Tel jour, telle nuit, FP 86: i. Bonne journée Francis Poulenc, performed by Felicity Lott & Malcolm Martineau

20. Ständchen Judith Weir, performed by Ailish Tynan & Iain Burnside

21. O Oriens Cecilia McDowall, performed by Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Andrew Nethsingha

22. Sonata for Harpsichord & Flute: I. Allegro Maestoso William Hamilton Bird, performed by Jane Chapman & Yu-Wei Hu

23. Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen: i. Wenn mein Schatz Gustav Mahler, performed by Vladimir Jurowski, Sarah Connolly & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

24. I Never Saw Another Butterfly: ii. Yes, That’s the Way Things Are Lori Laitman, performed by Hila Plitmann & Julian Bliss

25. A Fancie William Byrd, performed by Sarah Baldock

26. Sonata in C major, BWV 1033: Allegro J. S. Bach, performed by Gail Hennessy & Nicolas Parle

27. 6 Lieder, Op. 86: ii. Feldeinsamkeit Johannes Brahms, performed by Sarah Connolly & Eugene Asti

28. Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree Elizabeth Poston, performed by Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Andrew Nethsingha

29. Quiero, y no saben que quiero Kah-Ming Ng & Clara Sanabras, performed by Charivari Agréable & Kah-Ming Ng

30. Cantata, BWV 202 “Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten”: VII. Aria: Sich üben im Lieben Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks & Gillian Keith

31. The Poet’s Echo, Op. 76: The Nightingale and the Rose  Judith Weird, performed by Mark Padmore, Susan Gritton & Iain Burnside

32. Illuminare, Jerusalem Judith Weir, performed by BBC Singers & Stephen Cleobury

33. Russian Rag Elena Kats-Chernin, performed by Sarah Nicolls & Holly Sweeney

34. My Heart is a Holy Place Patricia Van Ness, performed by The King’s Singers

35. O Pastor animarum Hildegard von Bingen, performed by Gallicantus & Gabriel Crouch Orlandus Lassus

36. Messiah, Part 2, K. 572: I know that my Redeemer liveth G F Handel arr. W A Mozart, performed by Felicity Lott; Sir Charles Mackerras; Huddersfield Choral Society & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

37. Reading’s Ground Traditional, performed by Emma Murphy; David Miller; William Lyons; Richard Campbell; Steven Devine & Emilia Benjamin

38. Songs from the Exotic iv: The song of the girl ravished away by fairies of the South Uist Judith Weir, performed by Susan Bickley & Iain Burnside

39. Sueño de barrilete Eladia Blázquez, performed by Christoph Denoth

40. Elijah, Op. 70: Woe unto them that forsake Him! Felix Mendelssohn, performed by Gabrieli Players, Sarah Connolly & Paul McCreesh

41. Milkwort and Bog-cotton Francis George Scott, performed by Lisa Milne & Iain Burnside

42. Tel jour telle nuit, FP. 86: ii. Une ruine coquille vide Francis Poulenc, performed by Felicity Lott & Malcolm Martineau

43. Gloria, HWV deest: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo George Frederic Handel, performed by Sophie Bevan; London Early Opera & Bridget Cunningham

44. Wiegenlied (Chant du berceau), S.198 Franz Liszt, performed by Lucille Chung

45. Gloria, HWV deest: Gloria in excelsis Deo George Frederic Handel, performed by Grace Davidson &  Academy of Ancient Music

46. Sun, Moon and Stars Elizabeth Maconchy, performed by Mary Bevan & Joseph Middleton

47. Skyspace: VI. Cerulean Deborah Pritchard, performed by Simon Desbruslais, Orchestra of the Swan & Kenneth Woods

48. The Drowned Lovers Judith Bingham, performed by Martha McLorinan; Tenebrae & Nigel Short

49. Be thou my vision Traditional & Mary E. Byrne, performed by Huddersfield Choral Society & Joseph Cullen

50. Don’t Worry About Me (Arr. Christopher Bruerton) Frances, performed by The King’s Singers

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