About the album
Master reedman Surman and organist Moody in the rich acoustics of Ullern Church in Oslo with a repertoire that includes original compositions, improvisations, traditional folk songs and spirituals. Howard Moody and Surman first collaborated on ‘Proverbs and Songs’ in 1996, where Moody was the conductor, subsequently also taking over the role of organist. John Surman: “I really enjoyed Howard's approach to the improvised sections and we decided that we would try and do some more playing together in the future. I continued working with Howard when he invited me to compose some pieces for the Sarum Orchestra – of which he is conductor and musical director. Eventually, after some exciting 'workshopping' sessions in Penshurst church in Kent, we were ready to record together.”
And the Edison nominees are...
On Tuesday 21st of October Stichting Edison announced the Classical Edison nominations. We are delighted with the nominations for Challenge Classics. In the catagory chamber music and the opera: - Goeyvaerts String Trio (Pärt, Moody – Stabat Matar, Simeron)- CC 72616 - De Nationale Opera o.l.v. Marc Albrecht (Trojahn – Orest) - CC ...Read more
Buxtehude Box: A milestone in the Baroque discography
Dieterich Buxtehude is renowned as the most important figure of the German Baroque after J.S. Bach. A welcome tribute to such an important figure, is Ton Koopman’s Opera Omnia, featuring soloists and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. Also released as separate CDs, this superb collection is now available as a deluxe ...Read more